Thanks again to everyone who helped share the “Here’s to momma” page! I was so excited when the winner of the recent sharing contest decided to have something styled for her! I haven’t seen Michelle in nearly a decade so I was excited when she won! Michelle and I worked together a while ago when she was an intern. I love her ability to put a smile on someone’s face and that she isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right. Hopefully these looks embody that personality.

As a college professor on the east coast, Michelle asked for something put together but comfortable for class and to move around campus. She shares similar budget style to mine and falls back on grey and black like we all do. But she was up for some color, too! I love these pieces and how they can work together to create several different chic work outfits and can transition to be worn casually or even for a night out.

First, here’s a glance at the look board. The links to the pieces used multiple times are listed here. The majority are under $25 and this oatmeal cardigan is on a great clearance deal for $6 now in this color!

Professor lookboard

*photos courtesy of Shopstyle. Affiliate links included. – LBD, yes this one is also under $25! – thin stripe/grey, black, wrap top – green, shirt sleeve – black pants – chambray pants – oatmeal cardigan – floral accent cardigan – pointy toe loafer – wedge

I also use this simple layered necklace in some looks and left others without a necklace especially when using a buttoned up cardigan. I actually love statement jewelry but for work wear I tend to keep it more simple. – layered necklace

This heel may not be as practical to run around campus in, but would be great to pair with these looks and for an evening out. – nude boot, open heel


First up are some put together pant looks that are comfortable and great for spring.



When I first sent Michelle the look board, she immediately responded to this dress and I have to agree! I love it, too. I think the side tie is a style that’s in but this dress is able to withstand the test of time while still being a unique piece.


Finally, use the dress for date night or even an upcoming special event.  Add this simple layered necklace or grab your favorite statement jewelry. Paired with some sandal-style booties.

Add this simple layered necklace or grab your favorite statement jewelry. Paired with some sandal-style booties.

Enjoy, Michelle! And all of you that find some inspiration from today’s post!


Hi there! I’m Erin and mom to three amazing kids and wife to the best husband around IMHO! We’re doing our best to find joy in our days and love in our hearts even when things are hard. Our middle daughter has a catastrophic form of epilepsy that affects every part of her life and ours. She’s taught us more than we could have ever learned about the importance of life, love and God. Our days aren’t anything glamorous, but I’ve learned to take time for the things I enjoy. As mom, wife, friend and just good ole’ me. I think it’s important for you to take care of yourself too – have fun, remember you’re amazing and be confident in what you wear, what you eat and what you feel. So here’s to you, here’s to us, and here’s to this amazing thing we get to do every day as momma!

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