Mom on the Street: Meralis Hood

Meralis HoodWhen I saw mom Meralis Hood at the uber-popular Monkey's Treehouse here in Nashville, I knew I had to take a photo.

She was so simply dressed and yet so on-trend. After a morning of seeing nothing but jeans and t-shirts, it was an awesome sight to behold.

"Oh, I look awful today, too!" she exclaimed when I asked to take her picture.

I wonder what she looks like on a GOOD day?!

Mostly, I'm shocked that Meralis has managed to take two trends I'm extremely iffy about -- rompers and tribal prints -- and rock the look. She wore a simple key pendant necklace, put her hair in a casual side ponytail, and finished off the look with a cute pair of leather flip-flops.

The effect: casual summer style that appears to be effortless.

What I didn't know when I spotted Meralis is that there's a very good reason she's so well dressed.

Want to know her secret?



She and her sister recently opened a clothing boutique!

It's called Anastasia's Closet and it's in Murfreesboro, which is right outside of Nashville. Stop by if you're in the area.

In the meantime, here's how you can score Meralis's look for yourself:

TargetTarget has several juniors' rompers that look almost identical to Meralis's, so I suspect she got hers there. This one is the Xhilaration Junior Smocked Strapless Romper (Target, $19.99) and it's sold out online -- but check out the store if you like this look, because I'm betting they'll have some in stock. This romper also comes in green and purple.


KohlsI love this simple White Gold Key Pendant (Kohls, $31.25), which retailed for $125! Again, this necklace is sold out online, but check your local Kohls, ladies -- this necklace is a steal!


TargetKeep your look simple with this Mossimo Gemma Flip-Flop (Target, $12.99).

What do you think of Meralis's style?


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