Simplified

   
    
 Shirt: Motherhood Maternity || Jeans: AG Jeans for Apeainthepod || Flats: Wild Diva Lounge || Scarf: Burberry || Habdbag: Michael Kors (I really like this color too) || Mittens: old from KappAhl in Sweden (super cute and similar option here, and more cost-effective options here & here) || Cape: Topshop, sold out (similar here and another look that’s super cute if you’re NOT pregnant here)

This outfit is simple, chill, and on repeat right now. If you haven’t noticed, I love matching certain elements of an outfit to create a cohesive whole. Here, I matched the nude color in my scarf to my shoes. And the light gloves with my white shirt. Ideally my purse would have also been a nude shade, but I was too lazy to switch it out– you know how that goes. 

Speaking of lazy, if my hubby taught me anything in life it’s that no matter where you go or what you’re doing, you shouldn’t wear sweats in public. Okay, so that’s not all he has taught me… but that was one thing I noticed about him early on in our relationship– he always looks polished when he leaves the house– even if he’s just running to Target. I respect him for that because it is kinda his way of saying, even though you’re working as a cashier, you are a person so I’m going to look  presentable. It’s similar to using good manners with everyone, not just people who you think are more important. Plus, I think people usually return the respect you show them. Maybe I’m just overthinking the situation, but that’s how I see it. 

Sorry, I feel like my childhood etiquette teacher as I write this… So don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’ll judge you for wearing sweats, so don’t worry if you’re in sweats and we bump into each other at the grocery store. 🙂 I just wanted to share my personal thoughts on this subject and maybe you’ll find them true. Living in Sweden also helped form my opinion in this matter. Even though Swedes have a reputation in Europe for having a more relaxed sense of style than, say, Parisians, they’re still generally a lot more polished than the average sweatpant-clad American. In light of this, no matter what’s acceptable errand attire in the Midwest, I still prefer to put my best foot (or shoe) forward when I step out because you all deserve it. Plus, if I’m being honest Sweatpants Me usually needs a shower. 

Xo, 

Kellie

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