6 Brands I Love For This Lifestage

I used to shop quite a bit before marriage and motherhood.  You have time and your own money and for the most part, no one else to spend both of those precious things on.  I don't remember the last time I popped into a store to browse aimlessly.  Every major magazine says your 30s and 40s are about investing in timeless pieces but as mothers in that age bracket, I find myself and friends being much more thoughtful about how we spend resources and embracing simplicity.  Now, I either stock up on basics before a season, replace things like shoes or wallets that have gotten worn or go in-store only for something special for events. Not counting maternity and intimates, I have 6 go to shops and sites that feel quality without being excessive.  Each of these is a bit more understated and playful, with quality structure and shapes (slouchy and slimming, my favorites) and good sales.

1. Club Monaco for subtly trendy pieces for dressy occasions.

Courtesy of Club Monaco

Courtesy of Club Monaco

2. Loeffler Randall for sweet shoes.

Courtesy of Loeffler Randall

Courtesy of Loeffler Randall

3. Clare Vivier for pouches and fun things.

Courtesy of Clare V. 

Courtesy of Clare V. 

4. Cuyana for high quality leather bags and wallets. 

Courtesy of Cuyana

Courtesy of Cuyana

5. Zara for everything.

Courtesy of Zara

Courtesy of Zara

6.  Citizens of Humanity for all my mom jeans. 

Has your taste or style changed since having kids?  Where do you shop?  xo

 

Cover Image courtesy of Cuyana