earlier this week, i guest posted over on cassidy miller photography about 4 easy ways to spruce up your everyday style without a lot of effort or time and i wanted to share it with all of you guys!  i'm sure much like me, as a mama you don't have a lot of extra time to look dressed up and i know how tempting it can be to throw on a t-shirt and yoga pants and head out the door.  but you're never going to feel your best if you don't feel put together, so i'm sharing 4 easy style tips that will change your everyday look and look like you put at least an hour or more of an effort into getting ready that morning.  shhhh!  you don't have to tell anyone it took you no more than 5 minutes.

As a mama to a constantly-moving-leaves-a-tornado-of-destruction-in-his-wake-little-wild-child, I know how hard it is to find the time to put yourself together and get out of the house looking the way you want.  So today, I wanted to share a few of my quick and easy style tips for sprucing up a mama's wardrobe.

1. maxi skirts and dresses.  I don't always feel like putting on a dress, but maxi dresses are so comfortable that you kind of feel like you are in sweats or a nightgown the entire time you are wearing them.  They are my go-to outfit because despite the fact that , you automatically look dressed up and like you put some effort into your outfit.  There are so many ways to style them (wear a t-shirt or sweater over top, knot them at the bottom and wear them with boots, etc.) and the great thing about them is you can wear them in both summer and winter depending on what you pair with it.

2.  red lips.  So you may be thinking that you can't pull off red lipstick, but I have a little secret for you....this Revlon shade looks good on everyone!  I never thought I could wear red lipstick until I found this shade.  Just trust me and go out and buy it.

3.  no heat curls.  I swear once you try these, you will never use a curling iron again.  You can leave the house in sweats, no make-up, and your no-heat-curled-hair and people will tell you that you look like a million bucks.

4.  low-heeled ankle boots.  I bought these from Target last year and they are one of my favorite purchases to date.  They are so comfortable that I can easily run around after the little man in them and the fact that they have just a tiny bit of heel makes me appear dressed up.