When my alarm goes off in the morning, I hit the ground running. I have to get up, showered and dressed. Then I get (drag) my kids out of bed and getting them ready for school, fed and out the door at three different times to get them where they need to go with everything they need, with lunches, homework, violins, and whatnot.
Its quite a way to start the day – and its just beginning! That’s why my wardrobe is full of items like the Athleta City Pant. They go with me from morning craziness to errands to working out to relaxing (finally) at the end of the day! (Especially in spring, when the temperature will swing about 30 degrees in a single day!) They’re lightweight, but have a relaxed fit, so you can wear them over leggings in cold weather. I love the cinched hem, so I can play with the length or even roll them up to capris in warmer weather.
These pants truly work with whatever my day throws at me. After the whirlwind of getting the kids off to school, my last morning duty before settling into my office to work is to drop off my youngest at the bus stop and sneak in a good walk with the dog. Between the walk and chasing the kids around all morning – the pup will usually settle in for a nice nap while I work.
I typically stop working at 3 and begin the afternoon shuffle! Ballet lessons, music, baseball practice… I’m on the move. Thankfully, I have my iPhone, so when things come up, I can work from anywhere – even at the pool while cheering on a swim practice. Its a great time to be a working mom!
Today I was headed to the gym, the grocery store and dropping the girls off at practice. I’m dressed cute, but comfy: City Pant is worn with the Chi Tank* ($39), the City Chick Coat ($75 – on sale!), Converse sneakers and my big ol’ Louis Vuitton Neverfull (just because its a ‘Mom Purse’ doesn’t mean it can’t be chic!).
*I’m obsessed with the Chi Collection and really must stop buying so much of it. But its seriously the most comfy, light-weight, gorgeously cut collection of tees… I cannot get enough!
Today included one of our favorite activities Girls on the Run! After practice, my daughter was so jazzed up she wanted to run even more, so we took a quick spin around the neighborhood. It was getting chilly, so I layered on a fleece over my Chi Tank. I love running with my daughter – she cracks jokes the entire time and we usually end up stopping to catch our breath from laughing at least once!
When the day is finally over, I wish I could say that I was headed out for a glam night on the town or a date night with the husband, but its usually just making dinner for the family and hanging out before tucking everyone into bed and starting the race again tomorrow!
I’m just loving how my Athleta City Pants take me through my day:
What about you? Do you have an item that can go with you all day? Share!
disclosure: I’m an Athleta Style Contributor. I was provided with a gift card to shop and facilitate this post, but shop there all the time anyway and most of these items were already in my closet!