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Style Files: Fashions for busy moms

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Joan Claire Smith

Core Pieces:

  • Dragonfly by JClaire Jeans
    • “Brocade” design in soft muted earthy and cream colors
    • Available at Dragonfly By JClaire, www.dragonflybyjclaire.com
    • $248 with design; $198 without design
  • Natural Cream Color Shell
    • This is something most women already have in their closets.
    • Available at your favorite department store
    • Starting around $10
  • Simple Dangle Earrings
    • Add a pop of color to any look with some funky handmade mood bead jewelry. You can even take these from day to night.
    • Made by three local moms who donate part of their proceeds to three charities: PAWS, Wounded Warriors and Rett Syndrome research.
    • Available at Mood Bead Magic, www.moodbeadmagic.com
    • $9.99

Look #1: Casual Day

Perfect for a casual business lunch, a day of meeting with clients, or spending time with her son Miles.

  • Sleeveless Trench Coat
    • Stylish but inexpensive, this is perfect to add to any outfit
    • Available at Marshalls
    • $34
  • Infinity Scarf
    • A great scarf will add a burst of bright color to any outfit
    • Available at Jayne Boutique, www.jayneboutique.com
    • $48
  • Brass Bracelet
    • Add simple elegance to any look with simple jewelry
    • Available at Jayne Boutique, by Ornamental Things, www.jayneboutique.com
    • $42
  • Urban Junket Wristlet
    • The coolest thing about this purse is that it’s made from recycled water bottles
    • Available at Jayne Boutique, by Ornamental Things, www.jayneboutique.com
    • $38

Look #2: Date Night/Girls Night Out: To convert Lora’s outfit from daytime casual to more elegant for evening, we’ll remove her scarf, jacket, shoes and jewelry.

  • Statement Necklace
  • Gray Leather Jacket
    • Available at your favorite department store
    • Price $100 or more
  • Coral Pumps
    • Available at your favorite department store
    • Price $50 or more
  • Evening Clutch
    • Available at your favorite department store
    • Price $50 or less

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