Dressing Up For Drop Off Part 2

We recently introduced you to our top picks for just about every type of mom out there to rock her own style this school year at the drop off line. But we had so many awesome finds, we had to split it into two parts. In Part 2 of Dressing Up For Drop Off, we share styles for the Mom of Multiples, the Comfort First Mom, the Pregnant & Breastfeeding Super Mom, the Yoga Loving “Zen” Mom, and the Simply Accessorized Mom.


Starling & Ivy

Meet The Mom of Multiple Kids


For many parents, drop offs mean freedom. Peace and quiet. Time to take a breath. But for the stay-at-home mom, drop offs only mean one thing – one less kid in the house. If you are a mom with a child in school and then a few left at home, your hands are full. Fashionable, yet functional accessories can help you to feel a little more put together and a little less overwhelmed.

Starling & Ivy offers cute, stylish accessories that help the busy mother of two, three, four, or more keep her hair out of baby’s fingers and the whispy pieces out of her face. And to keep it all organized, they also offer generously sized totes so you have room to keep the thousands of toys and snacks in one place.

Top Picks

Starling & Ivy’s Raven Tote is great for any mom on the go. It will hold all your daily needs from drop offs to the playground, school pick up to soccer practice, and everything in between. Its generous inner pocket is large enough to fit a 14” laptop along with other items. It has two flex organizer pockets on the inside to hold sippy cups or water bottles, as well as two inner pockets to keep smaller items in place. It is made from weather-resistant waxed canvas making it easy to wipe off those inevitable spills.

Every mom has felt that searing pull of the hair as they hold the baby, try to get shoes on the toddler, and yell for the first grader to get their backpack. Starling & Ivy offers a variety of hair accessories to help moms look stylish while keeping their precious locks back. Their Navy Zigzag Scrunched Headband is a great addition if you have hair that tends to fall into your eyes, or if you simply want to add a touch of color to your outfit. It is made from 100% organic cotton and is machine washable. It is a great accessory with your hair up or down, giving a splash of style to your drop off, workout, or yoga gear. 

Starling & Ivy’s Denim Scrunchlet set is a coordinating piece that adds style and functionality to your accessories closet. They can be worn as a set, like bracelets, or you can use them to tie your hair back in a pinch, leaving you with something a little cuter than those black rubber bands. They are made from 100% organic cotton ensuring that they won’t leave those annoying dents in your hair after use, and keeps your hair healthier because they don’t cause breakage like other traditional hair ties.

The Brand

Starling & Ivy was founded by two friends, Sapna O’Connell and Alana Bossen, in 2015. Sapna and Alana felt as though there were no eco-friendly and cruelty-free fashion accessory companies so they set out to build their own. Now, only a short year later, their brand has been built to include hair accessories, handbags, and totes all made with animal-friendly, organic, and vegan products. In fact, Sapna and Alana’s commitment to the natural community around them runs so deep that 15% of all proceeds go to The Humane League which supports animal-friendly farms. Starling & Ivy prides themselves on making high-quality fashion accessories in cruelty-free environments, giving style and peace of mind to their customers.


Beau Hudson

Meet The Comfort First Mom


When the weather turns chilly, early mornings at school are the ideal time for adding a warm and chunky sweater to your drop off apparel. Perfect over a t-shirt and a pair of leggings, a fashionable oversized sweater from Beau Hudson provides a comfortable and classy look that serves whatever errands you have planned for the rest of the day. With matching looks for the whole family, you can even select a matching outfit for your little one. 

Top Picks

No matter where you live, sweaters are typically worn a few months of the year and then stored for the next season. Classic color palettes and high quality materials can help you cultivate a wardrobe that you can wear year after year. Beau Hudson’s new line of adult sweaters are perfect for you to enjoy this season and beyond.  

The Chunky Leopard Knit Cardigan is 100% acrylic, allowing you to wash and dry in your regular laundry cycle without worrying about the complexities of dry cleaning. Worn buttoned over a tank top and leggings or open with a cotton dress and boots, this sweater will quickly become a staple in your daily apparel. Intentionally oversized, this stunning statement piece is worn long and is perfect for keeping drafts off your backside during chilly weather.

The unisex Beau Crewneck sweater is perfect for the entire family. Buy it for your spouse and enjoy raiding his closet regularly when you toss it on as a grab and go outfit over a pair of workout pants. Bulky but not heavy, the slim fit contours to the shoulders of a lady, while providing a comfortably loose fit you crave in the early morning. The soft and creamy shell will make you forget that you changed out of PJs before heading out the door.

The Brand

With the goal of developing a line of clothing that is fashion forward and comfortable Beau Hudson uses high quality fabrics to create clothing for the entire family. Launched two years ago by mom of three, Sasha Deacon, this Australian based brand is making waves with their high quality and stylish pieces. With a focus on creating boy’s apparel that fits well, Beau Hudson has grown to include unisex clothing for children, men, and women. You and your little ones will look like they are straight out of the pages of your favorite magazine and you’ll love how high quality and easy to care for the attire is.


Melody Lane

Meet The Pregnant & Breastfeeding Super Mom


Whether you’re pregnant or pregnant AND breastfeeding (truly a supermom!), you deserve some back to school clothing that is actually flattering and trendy, not to mention easy on the wallet. Melody Lane provides you with regular, everyday clothing that is designed to transition you through pregnancy and breastfeeding seamlessly. With stretchy and roomy styles, these pieces will keep you comfortable through carpool and PTA meetings, whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or just regular ol’ mom!

Top Picks

In a classic fall plaid print, the CALLIE zip up hoodie looks like a flannel shirt, but it’s actually made out of sweatshirt material, keeping you cozy warm and super comfortable. With chest and side pockets, roll up 3/4 length sleeves, and an attached all black hood, this is the dressed up version of your well-loved hoodie.

We love the BRANDY dress/tunic for its simplicity, classic appeal, and unique extras, such as side pockets (that every mom can appreciate!) and a hi-low hemline for adequate booty coverage. The soft, stretchy fabric gives you room to breathe and move through your every day, whether that involves working behind a desk, growing a baby in your belly, or running errands. Wear it over your favorite pair of leggings or tights, or slip on a pair of high boots and show a little leg. Either way, you’ll look amazing!

This comfortable top will be your seasonal staple this year! In a neutral taupe, with subtle, diagonal rib knit, the dolman sleeves – with one side tucked accent – and wide neckline make the CARA unique and classic. Loose fitting and perfect for pregnancy, this feels like you’re wearing your favorite t-shirt, but with a classier touch. Wear to work, wear to carpool, wear to playdates… it’s versatile enough to sport anywhere!

This super soft, flowing CHELSEA tee is perfect for everyday wear and features a unique color block design and the ever popular dolman style sleeves. It’s stylish comfort at its best.

This oversized geometric SHERRI cardigan is perfect for the cooler weather months. In a kimono style design, it flows with you and keeps you comfy and stylish. 

The LISA top puts a twist on the classic long sleeve tee. In classic black, the stretchy material moves with you and flatters most every body type. With a longer length, perfect for wearing over leggings, the gathered fabric at the bottom of the top swings and flows, with a dress-like feel. Say hello to your new LBT (little black tee!). 

The Brand

Melody Lane was conceived with the idea of bringing pregnant and nursing women fashionable clothing that they could wear beyond pregnancy and breastfeeding; clothing that was adaptable to a pregnant or nursing woman’s current needs, but that she could wear long after her baby was born and weaned.

Owners Elena and Dani then decided that they didn’t want to limit their boutique to two categories of clothing, when women experience a wide range of life stages and deserve beautiful clothing for whatever needs they may have. Choose from a selection of beautifully designed, high-quality clothing options that fit your life stage perfectly – all with a reasonable price tag (nothing over $100!).

To make your back to school wardrobe even better this year, take $5 off your purchase with coupon code 5OFF!
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Inner Fire

Meet Yoga Loving “Zen” Mom 


No matter what we’re balancing on our plates, one thing we can all agree on is that moms are endlessly busy. From school drop off to the gym to the grocery store to soccer practice, our days consist of moving seamlessly from Point A to Point B. Whether you simply love to feel comfortable in your clothing without sacrificing style, or you spend as much of your free time as you can balancing the zen in your life practicing yoga, you will feel confident in Inner Fire.

With fun, yoga inspired catch phrases on their colorful tank tops to the softest, silkiest yoga leggings and capris, you will literally want to live out your days in all of Inner Fire’s designs. 

Top Picks

Inner Fire’s “Chill And Be Still” casual tank is the perfect mantra for busy moms. This thin, flowy tank, available in a variety of colors, can be worn alone or layered with other tanks. In cooler weather, just throw a sweater or hoodie overtop, and you’re good to go! And who can argue with the phrase “I’m Just Here For The Savasana” shown on the cranberry tank above?

The mantra written on Inner Fire’s website says it all: “Anyone who doesn’t agree with leggings as pants can physically fight me. And I’m going to win because I have full range of motion due to the fact that I’m wearing leggings as pants. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om.”

These leggings do not disappoint. Ethically made from recycled water bottles in Vancouver, CA, they are soft, silky, thick and durable. They will never slide down, do not cling, and come in a variety of fun and stylish patterns and designs. They truly speak for themselves.

 The Brand

Inner Fire founder Lea Emmett found the silver lining when she was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She redirected her life after her diagnosis and realized she needed to do something that she was truly passionate about – something that was ignited by her inner fire. 

I wanted to create a brand that reflected my values of caring for our planet as well as our local and global communities.

Lea discovered that there were so many others who “craved yoga lifestyle clothing that was locally, ethically and sustainably made.” Thus, Inner Fire was born, and the rest is history. 


Isabelle Grace

Meet The Simply Accessorized Mom


Are you the type of mom who likes to have jewelry on, but doesn’t want to think about accessorizing for every outfit? You don’t have to go every day sans jewelry. Isabelle Grace has you covered with their lightweight, simple, yet elegant necklaces you can leave on everyday. 

Top Picks

If you love a simple necklace with a big message, you’ll love the Knots Over You Necklace in Rose. This necklace is part of Isabelle Grace’s Breast Cancer Inspired line. With Breast Cancer awareness month in October, what better accessory to wear proudly every day, even when October is over!

The Brand

Isabelle Grace is a jewelry company that focuses on people and a celebration of life and beauty.

Founder Claudia was inspired by her grandmother’s very personal locket that held a special picture of her grandfather. She is moved and motivated by her customers and strives to bring support and awareness to struggles like Breast Cancer, and to celebrate the very special women in all of our lives with unique pieces that are effortless, elegant, and timeless.


If you missed Part 1 of Dressing Up For Drop Off, be sure to check it out here! And remember, looking good all school year long isn’t just for the kids. Moms deserve to look great at the drop off line and be comfortable no matter what their style is.

Check out all of our 2016 Back to School guides here.

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Danielle

Danielle is a Pittsburgh native who has been warming her “black and gold” blood in sunny Northern California for the past 6 years. On any given day, you can find her arranging ridiculous photo shoots of her one-year-old son Graeme and cat Gizmo, or working on any one of her 27,000 writing projects. She enjoys daydreaming about becoming a famous actress and starting a handful of different businesses with her husband over glasses of wine in the evenings. Someday, she hopes to travel the country in an RV with her family… but she needs to sell that novel first. You can follow her journeys through her blog With A Red Bird On My Shoulder

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