“10 Minute, No Mirror” Look || Chunky Knits + Delicate Lace

I’ve suffered from all the “brains” there are…. When I was pregnant with little miss, “pregnancy brain” took ahold of me, full force, in my last trimester. I completely missed an important meeting I had at the county until someone politely called me and asked if I would be there….. Sheer panic set in….

And, I most certainly have not escaped the “mom brain…..” A few weeks ago, I headed out to run some errands, only to get to the store and realize I left my entire purse at home. So I decided to swing by my parent’s house and “borrow” a few items that I was needing at the store. No one was home, and when I opened the door, and the alarm went off, I drew a blank on the code. Complete blank. Despite knowing it for the past twenty three years. Alarms went off.  Thankfully, I remembered the verbal code and was spared the embarrassment of the police arriving.

All that to say, when I’m getting ready in the morning, the last thing I have time to do is to spend more than ten minutes deciding what I want to wear (let’s be honest, I need those extra precious moments making sure I don’t forget something…. which I always do…..). That’s why I have my go-to’s…. for those days when looking in a mirror before I leave isn’t an option. Yesterday morning was one such day. My sister and I decided to head out to lunch, last minute (as in, I need to be out the door in 15 minutes), so I grabbed Harper’s things, tossed them in a bag, and pulled myself together. Quickly. It’s been cooler here as of late, so I tossed on a new favorite pair of jeans (obsessed with the raw hem), cozy cardi, and a little lace cami to dress things up a bit. All basic, all neutral. I knew they’d go together, and create a casual, textured look…. all without looking in the mirror. Which, as of late, is my main goal…..

Nordstrom has some of the best lace camis and raw hem jeans around… and the great part is, they have a range of prices so there’s something for everyone to create their “10 minute, No Mirror” look. My favorite lace tops include this pretty wrap option, gorgeous floral top (perfect for fall), lace edge camisole, and this satin lace trim cami. Nordstrom denim is always on point, and the raw hem is my newest obsession (I still love the step hem from last year though…). This budget friendly pair has the perfect amount of distressing and I love this high waisted black pair. I stumbled across this petite friendly pair and they fit like a dream… the perfect length, while still keeping the original hem! Oh, and the cardi collection is on point. My three favorites, all restocked from last year, include this grey cardi, oversized tan cardigan, and this cozy knit cardi (which I own in a mauve color). If you have those three items in your closet, you’ll always have a quick throw on and go get-up.

(Outfit Details || Camisole (under $30, comes in 4 colors) | Cardigan |  Jeans (petite friendly!!) regular length | Mules | Sunglasses | Bag)

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.


  1. Mom brain, gets me every time. It’s so bad now that I’m a mom of two! All for the easy put together outfits, especially when running out the door with my littles! Love that cardi!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Thanks Jen! Yes, mom brain requires easy throw on and go options for sure!

  2. Love this look!! And yes, girl, mom brain is SO real. Hilarious stories, glad you rememberd that verbal code. 😉
    Question: What bra do you wear with this cami, if any??

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      SO real! haha! I actually didn’t wear a bra, but wore petals… since my boobs are so deflated from nursing! But, I think a bandeau would work well too! xx