My Weekend Daytime Mom Uniform

A few years ago, I purged my closet. I kept only clothes that I loved – they fit, they laid well, they were in good shape, and stylist. I donated or consigned almost everything else. I made a deal with myself that anything that I was on the fence about, I could keep in a special place and if I didn’t wear it for one year, I had to donate or consign.  The result was a pretty monochromatic closet with pops of bright color thanks to my Lilly Pulitzer obsession. So when my son was born, I pulled a few of these go-to pieces that turned into somewhat of a uniform. Especially with a crazy toddler running circles around me, it’s not bad to have a reliable (but limited) selection to quickly grab so that I can get out of the house and enjoy my family time.

The outfit is pretty simple: Black leggings, a grey, dove or white shirt, a light jacket or sweater whenever it’s chilly, sneakers and a hat when I don’t want to wash my hair.  There’s no fuss. Of course, I have a whole closet full of other colors (like beige) for date night, but having a “uniform” that is still kind of cute saves me from straight-up t-shirts and gym shorts all weekend long. Below are some of my favorite pieces from Nordstrom where I buy all of my clothes. I always check the customer reviews, and all of these pieces have at least 4 stars and are $150 or less.

Black Leggings

Alo High Waist Airbrush Midi Legging

Nic+Zoe “Perfect” Leggings 

SPANX®  Faux Leather Moto Leggings

SPANX® Look At Me Now High Waist Seamless Leggings

SPANX® Faux Leather Leggings

rag & bone High Waist Leggings

Nordstrom Faux Leather Leggings

PAIGE Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Corduroy Pants

Grey, Dove, Off-White, or White Shirt

Henley V-Neck

Everleigh Roll-Tab Sleeve Tunic

Gibson Cozy Twist Front Pullover

CASLON® Peplum Tee

J. Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee

BAREFOOT DREAMS® CozyChic Ultra Lite® Lounge Tee

A Light Jacket or Sweater

HALOGEN® Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket or Cashmere Cardigan

GIBSON Cozy Ribbed Cardigan

BAREFOOT DREAMS® CozyChic Lite® Circle Cardigan

Grey or Black Sneakers

Steve Madden Gills Platform Slip-On Sneaker

Converse Chuck Taylor® ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker

ADIDAS ‘UltraBoost’ Running Shoe

A Black or White Hat



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XOXO, Mrs. Make It Rainka

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I'm an award-winning, expert attorney in Jacksonville, Florida. I represent professional women and their families who are injured or arrested in Florida. I love my job and am proud to have a career, but when I became a mother, I learned that working moms are uniquely tasked with having to achieve "balance." (whatever that is.) What I really wanted was freedom - freedom to practice law in a way that works for me and my family. Through the support and advice of other working moms, I have found success by developing a personal brand that allows me to create my own clients and practice law in a way that gives me freedom. Now it's my turn to help other lawyer moms learn how to do the same and make it Rain(ka).