1 Stylish Mama | Merrick of Merrick's ArtKayla Moncur
If you aren’t already reading Merrick’s blog then you should probably hop on over and add it to your feed reader. She’s one of the most stylish and inventive women I know and her posts on her blog and here at Babble are a serious source of inspiration. Her blog has exploded over the past couple years for good reason- she takes gorgeous pictures, writes great tutorials, and makes even the trickiest trends seem accessible for the average mom!
Merrick is a busy gal but she graciously took a few minutes to answer some of my questions about her mom uniform, feeling pulled together, and more! Read on.
Meet Merrick 1 of 9
And yes, her ombre is perfection.
What does your mom uniform look like? 2 of 9
Jeans, an oversized tee, cute shoes, and simple jewelry. On cooler days I'll throw on a jacket and a scarf for some pretty layers and dimension.
What is one thing you never skip? 3 of 9
Eyebrow corrector. I over plucked in my college days and I'm still paying for it. Putting my eyebrows on every morning makes my face feel complete.
Quick! You have 5 minutes to get ready for a hot date with your husband. What’s your quick fix for dressing yourself up? 4 of 9
Throw on a pair of heels. It instantly makes me feel date night ready. And since it doesn't take me 5 minutes to put on a pair of shoes, I'd also grab a few statement necklaces and stack them together for some major neckline bling.
What’s the most impractical clothing item you own? 5 of 9
Probably my fur vest. It's big and furry and borderline ridiculous, but I love it. And I'll continue to wear it!
What makes you feel pulled together? 6 of 9
Painting my nails. I used to never take the time to do it, but just in the last few months I've started making an effort to consistently have painted nails, and I realized how much I loved it. In order for them to look nice I usually have to paint them twice a week, but it's a quick thing I can do in the evenings and makes my whole week feel better.
If you had a child-free afternoon to shop, where would you go? 7 of 9
Probably Zara. I love their clothes, but their racks are so close together that I can't fit my strollers through, and I feel like their clothing is so hit or miss so I really have to dig.
If you had a whole day when you didn’t have to dress practically, what would you wear? 8 of 9
Probably all white. I'm loving monochromatics lately, and I love the look of all white -- it's so ethereal, simple, and clean. This look is not even white enough -- I'm talking like ALL WHITE ;)
What’s the hardest part about dressing as a mother? 9 of 9
Probably accepting the fact that my clothes will never stay clean. After almost four years of being a mom I've learned to have a year supply of stain remover on hand at all times, but it's still not fun to get food smeared all over my favorite clothes.