I recently discovered a way to jazz it up a bit when I ran into a college buddy and fellow domestic goddess at the park. She looked adorable as I was slumming it in my ponytail and Velveeta-on-my-sweatpants look. Her look was simple, really. She took a super-cute hat and paired it with the classic jeans and t-shirt. That's it- and she looked fab.
I immediately went to Ross and bought 3 hats.
It works! No matter what I'm wearing, a stylish hat and some red lipstick rocks the mom look even if my outfit is blah. Or splattered with baby goo.