Stylin' Mammas: Keeping Up with the Hipsters

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We finally got around to taking the kiddos to the newly-renovated playground at Dolores Park here in San Francisco a few weeks ago.  One of those rare, idyllic Fall days where the temps hover around 70 and the skies are blue and cloudless.  From the top of Dolores hill you can see the whole city spread out below, and the state-of-the-art play equipment ain't bad either.

The Hipster Quotient is unreasonably high, however.  Price of admission to the playground is approximately one fedora and two pairs of ironically-retro sunglasses per family, with extra-credit given for a reusable Whole Foods bag packed with a GMO-free brunch picnic and/or a cup of Blue Bottle coffee.  This is street style -- the Sunday parenting edition --at its best.  

I am hankering for a good, long pair of high-quality leggings this season to wear under my over-the-knee flat boots. Layers keep it casual -- and keep you cozy.  I will get this in black, too. Worn half-buttoned over a tee for park time, this easy chambray shirt can be dressed up later for work, with a pair of bright cords, a big necklace, and ballet flats.  Brave the urban jungle (gym) with a rugged hat. Jewelry is simple and fuss-free: a necklace with meaning (I wear my kids' initials on charms around my neck), a chunky bracelet...and of course, the requisite sunnies. For snacks and extra layers for little climbers, a reusable bag to die for.

- Jaime

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