Top: c/o Sweet Pea Clothing LLC**; Skirt: c/o Sweet Pea Clothing LLC; Bike Jacket: H&M; Wedges: c/o Hush Puppies 

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Fashion is all fine and good but it’s nothing without  comfort. With four kids, I don’t have time to make uncomfortable fashion choices. Instead, I choose to shop with the cozy. That’s why I love that every piece at Sweet Pea Clothing LLC is chosen with softness in mind.

LOVE tee: c/o  Sweet Pea Clothing LLC; Jeans: old; Velvet loafers: c/o Rockport

Hoodie: c/o Sweet Pea Clothing LLC (runs small, size up); Lace Shirt extender: c/o Adorable Essentials; Jeans (old); Ring: c/o Sweet Pea Clothing LLC


Sweater: Asterisk Boutique


Here are some tips on staying comfy *and* fashion forward: 

1. Shop quality. If it’s rough and itchy, you’re not going to wear it. Just put it back on the shelf- no matter how cute it might be for that one occasion. Look for soft fabrics in comfy fits. 

2. Embrace your style. If you’re lifestyle includes cleaning up runny noses and doing 10 loads of laundry a day, don’t buy dry clean only clothes or fabrics that wear easily. Stick to durable, non- wrinkle materials like cotton, spandex (no im not talking head to toe but something with a little stretch is good), and denim. 

3. Stick to your budget. If you know you’re three year old is likely to have spaghetti sauce down the front of your white tee in 10 minutes, it’s better to have picked a $10 version than a more classic $50 tee. It’s easier on the heart to replace an inexpensive piece than let go of something that cost a lot more. That said, don’t be afraid to splurge on special pieces like jackets, dresses, and especially shoes (comfortable, supportive shoes will pay for themselves). 

4. Shop small. This isn’t something I do everyday- sometimes you just need a quick piece (or really really inexpensive one) and big box stores are good for those (get your milk and an ugly sweater for your Christmas party at the same place). However, when possible, try to shop at small boutiques like Sweet Pea Clothing LLC. One of my goals this year is to stop buying so many clothes but when I do shop, I want to support other small business owners at the same time. 

Stay tuned later this week for a look at another small business and more ways to up your fashion game this winter (even while shivering in your booties). 

22 Comments

  1. I also shop small business. They always have better products, better quality, than department stores, who only care about profits, and not the customer.

  2. Yes!! These outfits are great for busy moms. I double check labels for dry clean only. Who has time for that?? Such great tips. I love the sweet pea clothing! Will definitely check them out.

  3. I love this post!! I really hate shopping, my problem is, I am in my 30’s, wife, mom of 2, always on the go, and still wear size 2 in jr.’s lol. I want to be comfy and fashion forward but yet dress my age. I will try to use these tips next time I go shopping… hopefully it will work better for me.

  4. I love your style! Such cute and comfortable looking clothes, but also so classy. You were definitely meant to do this. Thank you for the quick tips on choosing clothing that works for your lifestyle while also remaining stylish.

  5. Such great tips! Especially about staying in your style and budget! Too many times, I’ve bought things that were trendy thinking I could pull it off, but left it in the closet without wearing it. And I totally heard you – I don’t have time for fashion that isn’t comfortable. Softness is so important to me. (I always tell Hubs, it feels like I’m wearing pajamas!) The ultimate comfort test for me is if it’s comfy enough to curl up and take a good nap in it and functional enough to chase kids.

    1. Yeees! I love comfy and with kids it’s not optional. I recently read a couple posts on people ragging on comfy clothes (leggings specifically) and I’m like- dude- have more children- you won’t have time to worry about spandex making you fat ??

  6. As a busy mommy and a middle school teacher, I am all about comfy cute, too. Your LOVE shirt and the black jacket look so good on you! And I love the lights on your little tree….fun colors! – Amy

  7. I love your style! Your outfits are cute and cozy looking, definitely something I would wear. I also really liked your shop small comment. It’s easy to hope online and get a great deal, but shopping small is great for our communities. Often I find my favorite pieces of clothing and also gifts for others when I remember to shop small.

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