If you’re a mom, no one day looks the same.

One day you are heading to the office bright and early. The next you’re squeezing in a doctor’s appointment, field trip, conference call-in-the-car, coffee with friends, and then soccer.

All bets are off if the school calls.

No matter what your day looks like, we’ve got a look that will work for you. Guess what? Everything you see here is from a local Baltimore boutique. Because shopping small is (cool).

Our fall style guide… “mom planner” edition.

fall style mom planner edition - morning meeting

morning meeting

The dreaded early morning meeting (usually a Monday, right?). Not enough coffee to start your day. But you CAN dress yourself to improve your day!

This feminine Ella Rose Richards Sorose dress will make you smile every time some one compliments you. Stay cozy walking from the parking lot to your office in style wearing this Harris Wharf London Flairy Coat. Accessorize with a Made square shift brass necklace and Morra Designs gold oval earrings — all from The Girl Next Door in Cross Keys.

Finish your look with Seychelles Lucky Penny Booties from Sassanova.

fall style mom planner edition - school field triip

school field trip

Lucky you! You get to ride the bus with 100 incredibly well-behaved (right?) children! Despite the instinct to grab the oldest clothes possible from the depths of your closet, don’t do it.

Step away from the yoga pants, too.

Jeans will NEVER go out of style. When you find a great pair (whatever the cut!), own them. Keep your style current with on-trend tops and shoes.

If you buy only one thing this fall, it should be this European Culture french terry blazer. The soft-knit Velvet striped top pairs perfectly with the IRO jeans. The Un Billion camo bag will hold plenty of bandaids and tissues— plus the kids will think it’s cool. And these Superga quilted sneakers? Perfect for walking around and around. Post field-trip, dress it up a bit with a Made brass bracelet and a Printed Village sundial scarf. Then RUN to happy hour!

This entire look can be found at The Girl Next Door.

fall style mom planner edition - interview

the interview

You just scored THE interview. Fantastic! Now, what to wear? A lot of people automatically think suit. But say ‘hell no, we won’t go’… out wearing a suit.

(Actually, there are some great suits out there. But that’s for a different story).

Ted Baker knew what he was doing when he designed this Fyra Cherry dress. The adorable details say “Hey, I’m intelligent AND I have style.” With a statement like that, all you need are some opaque tights and these L.K.Bennett Harley suede pumps. Carry your iPad and planner in this Botkier Soho tote — then ditch the tote, grab your favorite clutch, and celebrate your new gig with dinner at your favorite restaurant!

(Of course you’ll get the job — you’ll look killer in this outfit!)

This entire look can be found at Sassanova.

fall style mom planner edition - work hh

work happy hour

If you know you’re going out after work with your colleagues or a client, you should definitely wear something that fabulously transitions from office to social.

Don’t fade into the background. Your clients want to see that you have style. This sleeveless plaid dress by W by Worth will help keep you cool while you’re busy chatting. When you get cold, or get to step out for some fresh air, grab your W by Worth boiled wool cape jacket. This Badgely Mischka quilted crossbody (The Little Shoebox) well for post-office shindigs.

But don’t keep it all tailored. Show a little edge with this Rachel Mulherin Spiked Chain and Valdini Sinead tall boots from The Little Shoebox. Amazingly comfortable.

fall style mom planner edition - presentation

the presentation

Have to speak in front of your coworkers, moms group, PTA, or neighborhood association? Don’t fear. This outfit is an immediate confidence booster. You’ll look great, too.

We’re pretty confident that the designers at Theory made this Nitee sleeveless top and Testra navy pants just for those who need to look amazing while giving a speech. {It’s possible, right?} The tie neck is IN this season and the top’s length with a slim tunic is flattering on everyone. Hold all your essentials in this simply elegant Kate Spade Chatham Street bag. Subtle accessories are a perfect way to add a touch of sparkle. We suggest Julie Vos hoop earrings paired with Tinsley and Soho bangles. All available at JG Sassy.

The shoe that was made for this look? Butter’s Navy Suede Pump, from The Little Shoebox.

fall style mom planner edition - lunchtime


If you are meeting a client for lunch — or even your favorite gal pals — you want to look effortlessly trendy yet comfortable. If you’re wearing uncomfortable clothes, chances are you’re going to fling that sushi across the room a la Julia Roberts and the ‘slippery little sucker’ incident in Pretty Woman. Might throw a curve ball into landing that new account…

Separates are a great way to mix and match and show your own personal style. This seemingly simple J.McLaughlin Sataya sweater gets some personality with quilted patchwork on the sleeve. Pair it with J.McLaughlin’s Bonnebell tweed skirt and Nika Reversible faux fur vest for a fabulous finish. Need a little bit of glam? The Jon Josef leopard bootie (The Little Shoebox) will do the trick with the Rachel Mulherin Elizabeth labradite and jasper necklace.

Don’t forget your phone and your wallet! They’ll fit perfectly in this compact J.McLaughlin Fielding crossbody bag.

fall style mom planner edition - pta meeting

the pta meeting

A glance at the planner and you realize you’ll be immediately running straight to a PTA meeting from work. Two things come to mind: comfort and style. Not a dress – – or even a skirt. The situation calls for the perfect pant and top combo.

These Amy Matto Dempsey pants from Sassanova? Love at first sight. Pair them with this Ella Moss long sleeve fringe top and a Julie Vos Baroque cuff so you’ll be ready for navigating parents and colleagues all day and evening.

Loeffler Randall Lia thick heel bootie gives you a lift with the comfort of a larger heel. Exactly what you need for a long day on your feet. This gorgeous Hammit Daniel Tote carries everything. Diapers. Contracts. Snacks.

{Don’t forget the snacks.}

Find this entire look at Sassanova.

fall style mom planner edition - casual day

casual day

Whether it’s casual day in the office or you’re working from home, the first thing we all think of is JEANS! Denim is so easy to wear. But don’t grab any old t-shirt or sweater.

As the old adage goes, dress for success. You don’t need a formal dress and heels, but you’ll be shocked to see how much more productive and creative you can be if you put a little effort into your look.

An effortless chic Joie Jacinta silk top and Joe’s Charlie flare jeans are the perfect solution! Running out for lunch? Throw on this Bailey 44 Waverly faux fur vest and toss your notebook and wallet in this Annabel Ingall Isabella Tote. All available from JG Sassy.

Final touches? Dean Davidson’s spectrum pendent and hoop earrings with Bettye Muller Leopard heels from The Little Shoebox.

{Because they look and feel fabulous.}

fall style mom planner edition - date night

date night

FINALLY! It’s Friday (or a random Tuesday) and you’ve scored a sitter. You and your fav person are going out on the town. Or five miles down the road. Or to the neighborhood bar down the street.

Wherever you’re headed, remind your partner why they fell for you in the first place.

This J.McLaughlin Poppy Dress in manhattan plaid works for the office with a blazer and transitions to date night with zero effort. Add a funky leather Sonya Renee leather wrap bracelet (The Little Shoebox) and cashmere poncho (J.McLaughlin) for a less traditional vibe. What’s left? The L.K. Bennett Faris ankle boot from Sassanova— a fab alternative to the pump — and quilted leather Big Buddha bucket tote from The Little Shoebox.


Photography by Laura Black, Laura Black Photography.