A Dress For Reality

Posted: Nov 05 2013

Momming around town ain’t easy.  Now, I’m pretty sure that I just made that word {momming} up but if you happen to fall into the category then you totally get it.  We live in a {fashionista} world where things revolve around looking sexy and stylish ALL THE TIME even if it isn’t practical.  Now, we all know that the Brian Atwood heels and the hot little bohemian skirt have their place – but generally doesn’t translate well at the local park or toddler birthday party.

This past Sunday we had a pretty full day that would take us from San Diego to Manhattan Beach to Orange County and back home again starting at 6am with the chills of Autumn finally setting in.  Now, although we had several outfit options on hand for the kiddos, Nikki and I didn’t really have the luxury of doing wardrobe changes throughout the day.  Pulling it together before a 6am departure on a time-change night was hard enough as-is. Lucky for Nikki, this hot little number from Goddis Knits had showed up in the mail the day before.  The Savannah Knit maxi was nothing short of the perfect GO-TO dress for the day we were about to embark on.

A day that had us leaving home in the 6 o’clock hour and temps in the low 50′s quickly became more challenging as we arrived in Manhattan Beach close to 9am {a few minutes too late} to find we faced a near 2 mile walk to our destination and to our surprise, the temps climbing into the 70′s.  Our son Vince, was to take part in a Kids “Fun Run” at the 6th annual Hero’s Of Hope race for research supporting The Brad Kaminsky Foundation For Brain Cancer research – an organization dear to our family’s heart.  Vince did great – although the hike to our destination proved the most challenging considering our pack consisted of a 4-year-old, 2-year-old, and two parents not dressed for the occasion.

After a successful morning at the race, it was time to head to Orange County for a good friends {3-year-old} birthday party.  It’s getting close to noon, exhaustion is setting in already and the temps getting into the 80′s.  It’s now time to go on full child watch duties with cake, candy, and a Peter Pan themed party full of action!  By now, my wardrobe choice of jeans and a 3/4 sleeve tee are staring to get to me and I am dying to get home and into my cozy board shorts.  Nikki however appears to be calm, cool and totally comfy in her Goddis Maxi.  The luxurious vibrant knit Maxi has the feel of a cozy sweater but with the breathable texture and flow that kept her cool when the going got tough.

Hats off to Goddis Knits for making such a comfy, cozy, feel like you can sleep in it, wear it all day, wrestle a toddler {or two} all while making you look like a total babe kinda dress.


Savannah Maxi, Goddis Knits // Classic Aviators, Ray Ban // Sandals, Tory Burch


Savannah Maxi, Goddis Knits // Classic Aviators, Ray Ban


Savannah Maxi, Goddis Knits // Crochet Flats, Toms // Bliss Ring, Geoffrey Scott


Savannah Maxi, Goddis Knits // Crochet Flats, Toms // Bliss Ring, Geoffrey Scott


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