Dress Up Your Mom Jeans: Checkered Zara Shirt Dress

In Southern California we have fickle weather in the winter – spring transition months. There is some skill in light layering. The air is cold, but the sun is warm. You don’t want to overheat in the sun, but you might freeze in the shade.

I got this checkered shirt dress from ZARA a few seasons ago. I loved it when I was pregnant and not “showing” or sharing. This cargo duster vest is a great layering piece from Who What Wear collection from Target. I layered them over the weekend with this H&M infinity scarf. One of my favorite people was throwing a 1st birthday party for her younger son. We have kids the same age, so we can really relate. I don’t know what I’d do without her! The party was great! It had sprinkled some rain in the morning, right before the park bash, but turned out to be a sunny beautiful day to celebrate.



Pieces in my outfit are from last season, so I linked some similar items below.

   Image of Melrose and Market Chunky Knit Infinity ScarfMain Image - Stuart Weitzman 'Lowland' Over the Knee Boot (Women)





  1. fivelittlebearsblog

    You look so so cute. I could never pull those boots off. I need a personal stylist My wardrobe is pretty terrible. I may have to get that button up and vest though 🙂

    1. cjoyelle

      Thank you. If you aren’t comfortable in over-the-knee you can still wear tall boots, or even cute booties. But the height does play well with long vest 😉

  2. Christine Cox

    I love wearing layers when I have the kids in tow. When I am moving around, dealing with them, I am usually sweating my butt off! But if I actually get to sit down and relax, I am usually freeezing! Go figure, right? This would be a great outfit for me!

  3. www.crunchykisses.com

    You are such a hot mama!! Love the whole look and the sun glasses really pull the whole outfit together. I’m always a little afraid of checkered shirts but the way you layered it really brings the shape back and just looks awesome. Love this look! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. cjoyelle

    Thank you! I’m glad you see something new for you try. Jackets and cardigans are a great way to wear a print your not sure about, or is super fun but not flattering!

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