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How to Wear It: Trendy Nautical Fashions for Mom

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Nautical looks never seem to go out of style. The trick is looking sporty, not like a hired boat boy. To keep the look from going overboard (groaning at my pun permitted) I tried to make this look more city friendly.

I was heading to meetings, a bit of volunteering at school and ultimately a night out with the family at the Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash fundraiser. I needed something comfortable and photo ready. I got headed out the door at 8am with my girls and didn't get home until 8:15pm. Can you see how I need fashion that isn't high maintenance?

I started with the shorts--they are a new purchase from C. Wonder (the store was founded by Tory Burch's ex and he's got a great eye for updated preppy). They have a subtle eyelet pattern and I like the length. I then layered on a white Splendid Tee (which I pair with everything) and a cardigan from the Mad Men collection from Banana.

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The accessories were not notable, except for my jaunty Whitney espadrilles from Lands' End. These flats were perfect for a day zooming all over NYC. No blisters and tons of style. You can find them here for $50, but note, don't get caught in the rain with them. A sudden thunderstorm hit the tail end of the event. Sadly the blue and white ran together. I know the awesome customer service team at Lands' End will make everything right, but I'm still a little sad.

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The photos were taken at on of the new pocket parks the NYC mayor invented. I often field conference calls at this spot in Tribeca. Got to love a mobile office. Now I REALLY want to know the outfits you've been wearing--and the looks that will take you from 9am to 9pm in style.

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