Here's a MOTG outfit I wore today that I feel is actually a true MOTG outfit (not a dressed down work outfit)--comfy and casual but still stylish (well, I think anyways!). I think modgrl wears these dress over leggings outfits, and now that I know about this formula I think it will become a staple for me too!
This red, white and black empire waist dress was a kind gift from Mo--thanks so much Malina! I haven't had a chance to wear it till now. I took everyone's advice and bought a pair of black capri leggings to put under dresses. Perfect for MOTG--no worries about bending over to help the kids, etc. I wore it as shown in 1-2 with the black Dansko sandals. Now that I've been educated that my feet are too long for these (toe overhang is my new PPL-type revelation!), I'll have to replace eventually. But I wasn't quite sure if the Seychelles sandals in 3/4 were too "fancy" for this outfit with their high heels. I feel like the Danskos looked more appropriate with their flat heel and thicker straps. Do you prefer 1/2 or 3/4? If the Seychelles don't work for MOTG it's going to limit their CPW significantly!
Also, here's a K/R on the Jolt red denim jacket (5-7). I bought it a few months back when Angie recommended it, but just haven't had the occasion to wear it. I pulled it out to wear with this outfit, but then had second thoughts. It seemed like it was kind of boxy and wide on me, and the sleeves are not full length which kind of looks funny to me (I guess I'd have to keep them rolled). It's a junior's size M. I ended up going with the red cardigan instead. Should I keep or return the denim jacket? Not sure of the fit and whether the red denim will be that versatile (I already have the AE blue and white denim jackets). If you think return, let me know if anyone wants it before I return to Nordstrom, since it's sold out I figured someone might be interested in it. Tags are still on.
Moa Moa empire waist sleeveless dress from Mo
White House Black Market red cardigan
Nike black capri leggings
Dansko black sandals
Marc by Marc Jacobs Dotty Snake bag
Thanks for your advice and comments!