We’ve been going on daily socially distanced walks, which for me means a pretty casual uniform of sneakers + knit dress, but it’s still fun to imagine alternatives for more dressed up days to come. I actually first ordered this ribbed midi dress from Nordstrom last fall. The regular size 2 (fits like a 0 with lots of stretch) was a little roomy on me, but I tried it on again recently and am filling it out better these days!
For my active toddler mama life, I’ve been loving these low woven espadrilles with a tiny wedge. They’re very comfortable and lightweight at the soles, and the platform adds just a bit of height without the risk of me losing my balance. Paired with a neutral crossbody bag, this look is practical and casual but still looks put together! There’s a very similar ankle-tie version of my shoes that’s currently 40% off, featuring the same lightweight soles.
For dressier events down the road, a simple swap with delicate sandals + clutch bag helps elevate the look. And for those super casual days, I’d wear this dress with leather sneakers, cap, and my trusty tote.
A few other items I own or tried on, currently on sale:
- The ever popular Natori stretch lace bra is 40% off in select neutral colors!
- Topshop black jeans avail. in petites (28 length suits ladies under 5′ tall), in ripped or non-ripped
- Madewell ribbed dress (pictured below; also in black) is my maternity wear pick. This is not designed for maternity, but per the reviews I read it ran a little big at the midsection. I gave it a try and it’s a nice quality, medium to thicker weight ribbed knit that’s quite stretchy with a petite-friendly length. I agree it runs big and is looser through the torso, so might actually work best on someone who’s expecting (size down if you aren’t!).