Mr. Candy and I are huge fans of How I Met Your Mother (original show title: How We Stole All of Our Show Ideas Directly from Candy and Mr. Candy’s Life) — and not just because the characters drink a lot. But mostly because of that. (Fellow HIMYM fans: Remember the Pineapple episode? TOTALLY the original The Hangover.) I also adore Lily’s, aka Alyson Hannigan’s, style on the show and used to think, Wow, maybe I should become a kindergarten teacher so I can afford clothes like that, too! Then they cleverly addressed that with the whole credit card debt storyline and — wait, where was I?
Oh yeah. Alyson Hannigan’s style on and off the show — I dig it. Here’s a cute and casual look for us moms that she funked-up with a vest. Also a flattering ensemble for most shapes, whether pregnant (as she is in the picture) or not. The blouse she’s wearing alone cost more than $200 at Barney’s, but I found some equally cute (or so I think) substitutes to help us get the look for less: