Shopping with the kidlets: More NAS finds round 2

You know I'm dedicated to fashion when I brave NAS with 3 kidlets in tow! I only had 45 minutes to shop before I had to take all three of them to swimming lessons (by myself, since DH is away), so I called in and asked the SA to pull all the items I was interested in and she was nice enough to get me a big dressing room. Thought you'd enjoy the funny pics of my shopping trip--not exactly a relaxing pampering experience! #4 about sums it up, LOL. Actually they were really good and let me try on everything and I made it out of there with all the items I linked below in time for their swimming lesson! I still have some stuff on order, so not all of this may stay once I have other things to compare. But I'm pretty happy with what I ended up coming home with...what do you think? K/R on everything, honest opinions welcomed!

1-4. My little shopping assistants.
5. The rack.
6. Rag and Bone grey racerback tank. Size M. Not 100% sure how useful this would be, but it's very soft and silky. Waiting to see how it looks with the R&B knit moto jacket.
7. Chelsea28 Black lace inset blouse and camis. Size S (forgot to take a pic of the S cami, the M cami in 11 was too big). I ended up buying both the cream floral and black floral camis, but may not keep the black floral cami if I keep the black blouse.
8-9. Equipment plaid sweater, size S. Diane von Furstenberg navy lace pencil skirt size 8. OMG I love this outfit. Can I justify keeping TWO lace pencil skirts?
10. Munro Abby black slingback bootie. I've been wanting a pair of black cage sandals or peep toe booties, but all the ones I can find have really high heels. This one is low enough that I can wear it all day at work, and really comfy. And on NAS sale! I know it's not as fashion forward as the high heel versions, but what do you think of it? Actually I sized up half a size from the ones in the pic (that one is 7.5 which is my usual size, but I went up to an 8 so my heel wouldn't hang off the edge)
11-13. Paige grey plaid skinny jeans. Had to size up to a 29. I've got another pair of teal plaid ones on order (Jolt) so I'll compare the two. And Halogen foiled sweatshirt, sized up to M. It was hard to concentrate on shopping when the kiddos were making such silly faces!
Thanks for looking and for your comments!

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19 Comments

  • deb replied 3 years ago

    They are sooooo cute! And the baby is getting so big! I love your choices. Can hardly wait to see the rest.

  • clearlyclaire replied 3 years ago

    I'm crushing on that long sleeved lace inset blouse. Gorgeous on you. Love your adorable kidlets too. Good job making the most of that 45 minutes!

  • N-Marie replied 3 years ago

    7 and 8 are so cute o you! And so brave to go with the kiddos in tow- I only shop online these days because I find shopping with kids to be quite the opposite of a pampering experience!

  • ElleH replied 3 years ago

    Your kids are adorable.

  • Sylvie replied 3 years ago

    Wow, that is super dedication to shop with three small ones in tow.

    The plaid sweater and skirt are fantastic on you.  If you only keep one lace skirt, keep this one.  The sweater is on my list as well.

    Thanks for fit report re: Paige jeans.  If you had to size up to a 29, I'll definitely need to size up to a 30 or 31.

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    Those pics were so adorable....especially no 4. The opposite of a relaxing pampering excursion!

    Like the lace skirt and plaid top very much!

  • crutcher replied 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your NAS finds...I love the Munro booties, the Halogan sweater and the Chelsea lace insert...I actually love everything you found but these are my favorites...
    Your kidlets are adorable...I remember being to turn off the kid noise as I thought and made decisions..smile..

  • crutcher replied 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing...I love the Munro booties, the Chelsea lace insert and the Halogan sweater...I actually love everything you selected but these are my favorites...
    Love the pics of the kidlets...

  • Joyce B replied 3 years ago

    Great finds an super cute kids.

  • Glory replied 3 years ago

    First you are a very brave woman to shop with your 3 darlings! Second, they are such wonderful children - it looks like they cooperated fully. How big the baby is - picture 13. 
    I love your selections! good job

  • Eliza replied 3 years ago

    You go, busy Mom! Great finds.

    Like some others, I am over the moon with that lace inset top on you. Gorgeous looks!

  • viva replied 3 years ago

    Somehow your children make it look fun to take them shopping! Part of me wants to be right there playing with them. :)

    You look fantastic in so many of these pieces -- what a great job you did selecting just the right things for yourself. I love those booties and I think they're perfect for fashionable all-day wear. Love them on you.
    I also adore the the lace inset blouse -- so gorgeous and chic on you, and the
    sweater / pencil skirt combo, which is amazing with those booties. You have great legs and ankles.

    That Rag & Bone racerback tank sounds like something I could live in and sleep in, but I wonder what the price is. Even at NAS, it might still be really pricey for a loungey kind of item. Love it, though.

  • Aubergine replied 3 years ago

    That's some shopping dedication!

    I really like everything on you. It all just seems like it could fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. The cage booties look like a good way to get the trend in a practical yet still stylish way.

  • Janet replied 3 years ago

    You are a champ for shopping so well with all that going on! I took my niece shopping in TX the other day, and I (mostly) kept her 5yo son entertained so she could try things on in peace. How smart were those store designers at Ross to put the kids' toy section right next to the fitting rooms? ;-)

    My favorites are the plaid sweater (surprise!) with the skirt, and the floral blouse. Just gorgeous on you. The tank is OK but didn't wow me. The shoes are a great nod to the cage trend while still being appropriate for work and practical, so I say yay on those. Don't hate me, but can you bear to size up again on the Paige jeans? I'm really annoyed with Paige these days because I could swear they've made their cuts smaller. I didn't even try these (I don't think they were in my store). The Jolts might actually work better, but be warned, I'm a size 8ish on bottom and got the Jolts in an 11 for a not-tight fit. I am just ignoring the number. :-D

  • modgrl replied 3 years ago

    Wow! you are really really motivated! I ended up ordering a bunch of stuff because I couldn't bear the thought of going shopping with the kidlets. I love everything, really except the foiled shirt on you. Maybe it is just photographing weird? It's hard to tell. The lace & plaid outfit is the bomb. Hope you keep this one. 

  • Lisa replied 3 years ago

    Great job shopping with kiddos in tow!  And nice picks too.  I like the cage shoes and the plaid shirt and lace skirt best.  These all look like classic items but the colors or fit have a up to date vibe to them.  Some great pieces here!

  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    Just about everything looks amazing. I particularly like the plaid sweater on you. And I don't usually even like plaid.

    I would be cautious in sizing up on the Paige jeans. I have a pair of olive moto jeans in that brand from earlier this year. I bought my normal size, but by the end of the day they are so stretched out that they are sliding off unless I am wearing a belt. (I am wide in the waist but not in the hips, though.)

    When I first saw the close up of the Munroe booties, I thought they made your feet look big. But then seeing them in the larger picture with the skirt outfit, I liked them so much I'm tempted to try them (thus making a third online NAS order). I have a pair of Donald Pliner cage booties from last year. I get compliments every time I wear them, and they are 3 inch heels, not too crazy, but they just aren't all day shoes and I don't wear them as much as I thought I would.

  • JayS replied 3 years ago

    Your kiddies are adorable! Made me smile:)
    Great selections...really love that lace inset blouse. Color and fit are great on you. The DVF skirt and plaid sweater..love! Unexpected and casual chic. Second Janet's suggestion to try a size up on the Paige jeans. These would work, but would be interesting to see what a size up looks like. I have some shoes very similar to the Munros. They are very versatile and are workhorses.
    I'm in awe of your time management and multitasking skills!

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    Oh shopping with the kids brings back so many memories! It makes you the fastest changer in the world that's for sure. My guys would go bananas after about 3 minutes...

    I really like everything here, but you are right, that plaid top with the lace skirt plus booties is outstanding! LOVE!

    Thanks for sharing! Your kids are cuties.

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