Forgiving fashion

The spring mommy uniform

I'm feeling a little bit insecure with my body right now, so while I'm working on getting fit and healthy again, most of the clothing I'm wearing is blouse-y and forgiving. This outfit — a pleated maxi skirt in mint green, a favorite color for spring — fits the bill, while also feeling pulled together and perfect for the season ahead.

Last September I ran my first half marathon. With bronchitis, nonetheless. As soon as the race was over, I promptly stopped running to give my body the chance to rest and heal.

Mint green and pleats

This was over the holiday season, so not only was I not exercising, I was also eating like I was still training for a marathon and gorging on all of the holiday treats. So, after all of that, I managed to gain 20 pounds. This look is helping me look chic while I'm getting back in shape!

Get the look for less

Get the look for less

Chambray shirt: Madewell, $69, Similar/Old Navy, $19

My chambray shirt is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. I love that it goes with anything, can be dressed up or dressed down, and the slouchy fit is perfect for covering up a bit.

Pleated skirt: Urban Outfitters, $39, Similar/Target, $14

Mint green is one of my favorite colors right now and pleats are one of my favorite styles, so I'm really loving this skirt. It's a statement piece, but one that is casual and simple — the perfect combination.

Flats: Seychelles, $90, Similar/Modcloth, $55

I've never been much of a flats girl. I've always preferred a bit of a heel or a full wedge, but this year I think that is changing. As a mom of four, I need something that's practical AND cute.

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