What I Wore Real Mom Style: Perfectly Imperfect ShabbyTee #RealMomStyle

perfectly imperfect tee

 

Everyone needs a fabulous tee that they can throw on and feel good while looking good. It’s the tee that you can wear dressed up or dressed down and it never fails to look good. For me that tee in the Perfectly Imperfect one-pocket shabby tee from Conversation Pieces. I just got this tee in mint and love it, thank goodness they have more colors because I need more in my wardrobe! I wore this outfit to a cookout with friends and it was perfect, just the right touch of style and casual. I of course paired it with distressed jeans because I am obsessed with distressed and I layered on some Mialisia necklaces. To me this outfit embodies summer vacation and casual style, I could wear it every day!

 

conversation pieces perfectly imperfect shabby tee

 

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This post is about real moms who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are! Did you look especially good this week, were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! Real Mom Style is a collaboration between Momma in FlipFlops, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted here this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

Girl’s Summer Fashion from FabKids

Samples provided.
fabkids july rocker

 

Ok time for your monthly FabKids fashion and of course it’s adorable! When we went on vacation last week my daughter packed almost all FabKids outfits and everyone kept commenting on her cute wardrobe! One of my favorite things about  all the FabKids items we own is the amount of tulle. Little girls love tulle and so often it is reserved for more formal dresses not everyday dresses. FabKids has embraced the everyday tulle skirt and my daughter loves it, as do I!

 

fabkids july

 

 

The first outfit she is modeling is the Rocker Girl outfit and of course it has TULLE! This outfit is so fun I kind of wish they made it in my size! I love the mix of rocker and girly making it perfect for my girl! You’ve got tulle, burnout tee, leopard, ombre I mean really what is not to love about this outfit!

 

fabkids july outfit

 

fabkids july flamingo

 

The next outfit is fun and quirky and cute for summer I mean it has toucans on it! This adorable silhouette means you can dress it up or down and the fun cross back is perfect for these warm July days. This outfit is Summer Sweetie and while the capris come with this dress as you can see they do with Rocker Girl as well, I always try to coordinate like that and FabKids makes it so easy!

As you know I am a fan of Fabkids, they offer stylish children’s apparel each month for the low price of $29.95. This is a subscription based service but you choose the items and you choose whether it comes or not. Recently FabKids made some great changes to the service that make me love it even more including the option to mix and match the outfit pieces creating the look that your child will love best. And your first outfit is just $15.

Travel In Style: Create 3 Outfits With 1 pair of Shoes

call it spring shoes

 

The way airlines are hitting you with expensive luggage fees it pays to pack light, literally. So the next time you need to head out of town for a weekend trip you can simply wear a pair of shoes on your feet and pack 3 distinct outfits, add some jewelry and you will be great. I took one pair of Call it Spring shoes ( the College Giglioni in peach) a stack of bracelets ( Larirasen) and I added them to 3 different looks that would get you through any trip in style.

 

1 pair of shoes 3 outfits

 

call it spring flat sandal

 

The first outfit is of course the LBD or little black dress. Adding these peach sandals and the peach and turquoise bracelets give it a pop of fun summer color and make for a stunning combination. The second outfit consists of distressed denim shorts and the linen tee. This super casual outfit has an element of fun when you add the ankle tie sandals to the shorts and the beach scene on the linen tee ties in the colors of the bracelets nicely. The final outfit uses distressed cropped boyfriend jeans paired with a blue print shirt. I actually wore a similar outfit the other day and I really loved how the shoes softened up the edgy distresses pants. This outfit is a great outfit for most day to day activities on a trip and you can even swap the shirts in the last two outfits to create 2 more looks for your trip! So there you hae it minimal items needed with maximum fashion and style!

 

call it spring bracelets

Poolside Style from Conversation Pieces

I am a fashion ambassador for Conversation Pieces and as such get items to style.
nautical a line tank

 

My oldest daughter is on summer swim team at our pool so that means I must go to the pool 6 days a week. She practices Monday-Friday at 11am and then has a swim meet every Saturday morning and during all of these times the pool is not open for swimming. So what does one wear to be poolside but not swimming? Well here are two different ideas for poolside fashion on a hot summer day!

 

poolside style

 

Look one is your classic tank top and short combination. You can avoid a farmers tan with a cute nautical striped tank top like this one from Conversation Pieces. the Set Sail Nautical A-line tank is light and breezy, and fun and whimsical all in one. It has the classic nautical stripes then adds the playful side panels to change it up a bit. I paired the tank top with some distressed denim boyfriend shorts and the look is casual, comfortable and stylish!

 

conversation pieces tennis dress

 

The pool does open right after swim practice is over so on some days I need to be ready to swim shortly after arrival, the problem is I often run errands while she swims and don’t want to do that in a coverup. That is when I turn to my Sail On Nautical Tennis Dress from Conversation Pieces. This dress is super cute and works as a coverup when I want to look dressed and not like I am heading to the pool. So if I run into the drug store I don’t look like a ditzy co-ed running errands in her bikini, I just look like a stylish mom with 4 kids in tow!

 

conversation pieces market tote

 

And then of course you need the perfect pool bag and it must be able to handle both your dry stuff going there and your wet stuff coming home.  The Market Tote from Conversation Pieces is perfect not only is it large but it folds flat for easy storage. Plus this bag is hand made by local artisans in California so really what’s not to love?

So there you have some poolside fashion for all you moms as you run to and from the pool with kids in tow this summer!

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Easy Breezy Summer Shirts #RealMomStyle

mialisia necklaces with balinese shirt

 

I love a great summer button down shirt, but in order for it to work for summer it needs to be flowy and lightweight so you don’t overheat. In the past I have had some linen shirts I loved, but the wrinkle factor does not bode well for motherhood. One of my favorite online boutiques Conversation Pieces posts items they are looking to add to the store on Facebook before they buy them asking customers to weigh in on if they should add it to the store. I still remember the day the Balinese Getaway Shirt was posted, I left a comment hoping it would get added to the store and when it was I knew I had to have it! The rest is history and I now own a super flattering, flowy, lightweight summer button down shirt. The bright blue color just makes me happy and I love the way it looks. Here is how I styled it with some Mialisia jewlery and I am kind of obsessed with this outfit, I want to wear it all the time!

 

conversation pieces balinese shirt

 

 

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gold gladiator sandals distressed skinny jeans

 

This post is about real moms who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are! Did you look especially good this week, were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! Real Mom Style is a collaboration between Momma in FlipFlops, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted by Momma in Flip Flops this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

 

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Fun Summer Looks with my Mialisia VersaStyle Jewelry #Giveaway

The following is a sponsored campaign through MomDot and Mialisia, all opinions are my own.
mialisia no vest

 

Have you ever heard of Mialisia jewelry before? Even if you haven’t you have probably seen it and just didn’t realize what it was. Mialisia makes VersaStyle jewelry and that means jewelry with a patent pending hook system that allows you to hook the pieces together creating mixed pieces and even belts. The versatility of Mialisia jewelry is amazing and the pieces are so full of personality that you are sure to find some you love.

 

mialisia jewelry

 

mialisia statement necklace times square

 

mialisia ring

 

 

I am really loving mixed metals right now which is why I was drawn to the Times Square Necklace and the Fifth Avenue Necklace. Even though both are mixed metals that coordinate I never thought of layering them together until they arrived, my plan was to layer them each separately with the Long Island antique gold chain from Mialisia. Each piece is gorgeous on it’s own full of incredible detail that really makes a statement but when you add them together, wow! And then I saw the Tifton ring it is gorgeous and goes with so many pieces, I knew I needed to have it too.

 

mialisia hooks

 

The hooks make it super easy to layer these necklaces without having tons of things to get tangled, you simply hook them together and everything stays in its right place. These hooks also make easy on and off plus if you have arthritis or any other issues with clasps you don’t have to worry about your jewelry giving you problems. Here are a few outfits that I came up with to style these great Mialisia jewelry pieces.

 

mialisia necklaces with balinese shirt

 

This is a perfect outfit for a get together with girlfriends or a casual date night out. I love the Fifth Avenue and Long Island necklaces layered together and even though you can’t see it I am wearing the ring too.

 

layered mialisia necklaces with vest

 

This outfit is perfect for pretty much anything and I love that it gives the jewelry a bit of an edgier look to it even though the jewelry itself is not all that edgy. I think that has been my biggest surprise with Mialisia Jewelry, it truly is very versatile and I am excited to try some other new looks with these 4 great pieces. So what do you think of the pieces I chose and how I styled them?

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FabKids Fun Fashion for Kids

Thank you to FabKids for providing samples for this feature.
fabkids june outfit love

 

It’s no secret that my obsession with FabKids is growing, you just can not go wrong, I have yet to receive an outfit that I did not love and my girls love them too. FabKids has managed to combine girlyness and whimsy and modern fashion in the perfectly appropriate way that fits a little girl. So many brands are trying to make my girls grow up too fast or keep them babies, but FabKids celebrates kids where they are and I love it!

 

fabkids love outfit

 

These latest two outfits are no exception, can we say cute!!!!!!!! I love that we got one play outfit and one dressier outfit that works for church and of course they both have leggings when needed, a little girl staple! Above my daughter is pictured in the Love Ruffles outfit and seriously, how adorable! The top is a sweatshirt material making it soft and comfy and perfect for play, paired with layers of girly ruffles and you have one great outfit! Every time she comes down wearing this outfit I can’t help but smile it is just so perfect!

 

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fabkids twirl dress

 

The other outfit we got is Summertime Swing, this outfit is a bit dressier and has a classic feel to it that I love. The dress fits perfect and is nice and comfy for my sweet girl. And did I mention it has great twirl factor, that always makes a dress more appealing for little girls!

As you know I am a fan of Fabkids, they offer stylish children’s apparel each month for the low price of $29.95. This is a subscription based service but you choose the items and you choose whether it comes or not. Recently FabKids made some great changes to the service that make me love it even more including the option to mix and match the outfit pieces creating the look that your child will love best. And your first outfit is just $15.

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Mixing it Up #RealMomStyle

navy polka dot top with hi low maxi skirt

 

I am all about trying out new clothing combinations, I truly believe you should never have an item in your closet that can not be worn in 3 different outfits, otherwise it is not a smart purchase unless you L O V E it. So this weekend for church I mixed it up a bit and wore my navy blue polka dot top with my coral hi-lo skirt. I really liked the way it looked until I took a picture, I just could not get a good angle, I swear it looked good together not super shapeless like it does in the photo, nothing like a picture to kill your confidence ugh! Regardless of the bad photo this is what I wore to church and it was comfortable and cute and worked just fine for babywearing my little one in her Boba 4G during mass. Which leads me to another funny thing about outfits, I not only dress to be able to chase kids but I often dress to be able to wear kids, Sunday mass is no exception I am always wearing my baby during church!

 

polka dot shirt and coral skirt

 

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This post is about real moms who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are! Did you look especially good this week, were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! Real Mom Style is a collaboration between Momma in FlipFlops, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted by me this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

Time to Get Fit with the Help of Kohl’s

Kohl’s provided a gift card to invest in my health and wellness and for that I am grateful.
stylish work out gear from Kohl's

So I had a baby almost 8 months and this was not my first, but my 5th so I have been up and down the baby weight scale a few times before. I really don’t panic too much about baby weight, it comes and goes and I am a come and go exerciser. This fly by the seat of my pants method has worked before and I always make it back to pre-baby size by the time baby is 1 year old. Well my baby is 8 months old and I still have 15 pounds to loose and I have never been in this place before and I don’t like it.  My husband is amazing about taking care of his health, he runs daily and is in top shape and I am finally going to follow his lead.

I need inspiration to jump start working out, I just do not love exercise and it’s hard for me to get started. For me great workout clothing can be the perfect motivator so I headed to Kohl’s to grab some great new workout gear. I know Kohl’s has an awesome selection because I buy my husband all his running gear at Kohl’s so it was time to check out the women’s activewear at Kohl’s for myself. Upon walking in the door I was immediately impressed by all the bright and vibrant colors, no more all black when working out! I saw lots of great brands like Fila, Nike and Tek Gear. For me Tek Gear proved to be a great fit and great price and that is what I ended up with.

tekgear exercise clothing

 

I went into the fitting room with a  huge pile mainly all bottoms, I find it can ruin your self esteem if the pants don’t fit well. Workout gear has gotten really tight and I don’t know about you but that is a sure fire way to make me feel down on myself, super tight clothing. I found the perfect fit for me in the Tek Gear Core Essentials Shapewear Colorblock Capri Yoga Leggings. I liked them so much I got two pairs and then I found some great bright patterned workout tops  to coordinate. I chose fun bright patterns for my tank tops to help distract from the mid-section that needs some toning and then I added a brightly colored solid tee for days when I don’t want a tank top.

 

 

Stylish workout Gear from Kohl's

 

As the weather cools I will need long pants and I loved the FILA Sport Flash Performance Pant and of course everyone needs a great sports bra, which Kohl’s had quite a few great options of.  If you thought Kohl’s only had your workout clothing covered then you would be wrong they also stock the whole range of FitBit products and they even have my favorite CamelBak water bottle!

 

getting fit

 

So last night I did it, I loaded up the baby and went for a jog/walk. I have a bad knee so running is out of the question, but I broke a good sweat and came home feeling great. Here’s healthy new habits and cute work out clothing, thanks Kohl’s for pushing me to start taking my health more seriously!

Affordable Fourth of July Fashion from Kohl’s

Product was provided, all opinions are my own.

4th of July Dresses under $35

 

Fourth of July is coming and while it is a super fun day full of fireworks, cookouts and parades it is also a great opportunity for some fashion fun! I know you are shocked that I am planning my 4th of July outfit in advance, but here is the thing while flag shirts and things that say 4th of July are cute on kids for women I think it is smart to just wear a combination of red, white and blue that you can reuse all summer long. You can always add a cute flag scarf, jewelry or bag to up your patriotic flare!

 

4th of july bracelet

 

So here are a few different looks I got from Kohl’s that are perfect 4th of July fashion, I really could have found about 20 more but had to limit myself and of course I had a coupon and got Kohl’s cash back so they were a steal! All of the dresses pictured above are under $35 and several just $19.99 and this bracelet is my new favorite pop of blue for 4th of July fashion and beyond!

 

4th of july fashion red top white pants kohls

 

Outfit 1: Red, White and Blue!

 

4th of july blue and white outfit kohls

 

Outfit 2: Blue and White Polka Dot with Red lips

 

4th of july fashion kohl's

 

Outfit 3: Blue shorts, White Top, Red Lips

As you can see each outfit is different and while the first outfit has all 3 colors, red, white and blue, I opted for bold red lips to add red to my last two outfits! So what do you think? Will you be wearing an of these pieces from Kohl’s for 4th of July?

 

 

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Laid Back Summer Style #RealMomStyle

summer fashion

 

This summer we have been embracing boredom and so far it is going really well. Part of our laid back summer is being at the pool a lot. My oldest is on swim team so she must be there 5 days a week and the other girls have swim lessons during her practice sometimes so I find myself poolside not in a swimsuit quite often. It has been really hot lately and while every sunny day I am in the water, gotta get our moneys worth for the pool pass, I need poolside outfits for when I am not swimming. Shorts are a great option but like I said before we have a tenuous relationship and I currently only own 2 pairs so for now it’s all about cute tank tops and capri jeans. I am also holding a squirmy and hot baby so I find myself wearing my teething necklace all the time, she loves that thing! A giant pool bag is a must to fill with snacks, toys and everything else I need to keep them happy while big sister swims. So here is a recent outfit that I wore and loved plus it’s perfect for the 4th of July!

 

tie dye shirt denim capris

 

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anchor tote

 

This post is about real moms who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are! Did you look especially good this week, were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! Real Mom Style is a collaboration between Momma in FlipFlops, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted by me this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

 

Ideas For How To Take Your Shoes From Day to Night

Kohl’s sent me gift cards to purchase the shoes, all outfits and styling ideas are my own.
day to nite shoes with kohls

 

Kohl’s has quickly become my obsession, I often joke that I am usually head to toe in Kohl’s these days, I just can not beat all the great on trend items at mom friendly prices! Kohl’s asked me to pick 2 pairs of shoes 1 from the LC by Lauren Conrad Collection and 1 from Rock & Republic and style them 2 ways going from day to night. Well you know I love a fashion challenge so here we go!

 

rock & republic coral sandals

 

Rock & Republic had some killer shoes that had me drooling, but the reality is super high heels sit in my closet to hardly get any wear so I was thrilled when I discovered the Rock & Republic Gladiator Sandal, it comes in 3 colors white, coral and black and I had a really hard time choosing a color. I bought the coral but have plans to also buy the white! So how does one style a pair of coral gladiator sandals 2 different ways? For the day time look I knew the coral would pop with my faded camo pants and I love the idea of a gladiator sandal with them. I added a coral purse I purchased at Kohl’s, a black tee and some gold jewelry and really loved how the look turned out. For my night look I added my favorite little black dress and it really does not need more than these shoes to make a fabulous statement, no one will look at you and think mom in this outfit!

 

rock & republic coral and gold sandals kohls

 

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rock & republic coral sandals for kohls

 

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LC lauren conrad flip flops in cobalt blue

 

LC by Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s has lots of super cute shoes and there were several I really wanted, but alas my big feet are a popular size and they were sold out. But that is ok since I then discovered flip-flop heaven where you can find every single color you ever wanted of flip-flops! I had a really, really hard time picking which color to get and had the pink ones in my basket too, then I found a gorgeous cobalt blue shirt and I knew I needed the blue sandals to match. This past weekend I was at iRetreat and these flip-flops were part of a super comfortable outfit that I loved. It was stylish and great for a more dressed up look but the flip-flops made it perfect for a long day on my feet! When I purchased the shirt I knew I had to wear it with my white denim capris so that was my casual outfit, I just love blue and white for summer.

 

lauren conrad for kohl's flipflops blue

 

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lauren conrad kohls blue flipflops

 

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So what do you think? When you buy shoes can you visualize two different outfits with them or do you buy now, create outfits later?

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Scarves in Summer #RealMomStyle

summer scarves

 

Believe or not scarves are  great accessory in summer, you just have to choose the right one like this light airy

Conversation Pieces Nautical Breeze Scarf. I am still loving the infinity scarf style which is why I bought this scarf in not one but 2 colors! Last week I showed you how I was styling teh blue version in two different nautical inspired looks so this week you get to see the coral version!

 

nautical scarf coral

 

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This post is about real moms who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are! Did you look especially good this week, were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! Real Mom Style is a collaboration between Momma in FlipFlops, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted by Momma in Flip Flops this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

 

Summer Skirts from Kohl’s

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Summer is my favorite time to wear skirts and while I do occasionally slip into a shorter skirt I still love my maxi skirts for summer. Kohl’s has an awesome variety of summer skirts in every style, length and trend you can imagine and they have some great pairing ideas.

lauren conrad outfit summer skirt

LC Lauren Conrad linen oversized tee LC Lauren Conrad half-circle maxi skirt Candie’s®aphrodite shoes

I love this linen tee with the long bright coral maxi skirt, both pieces from LC by Lauren Conrad. I own her linen tee in the feather print and it is so breezy and cool for summer!

 

kohls tribal print skirt

Candie’s® printed high-low v-back tank top ELLE™ elastic-waist skirt with slit-front panels Mudd®nutmeg shoes

 

The tribal look is very popular right now and this is the perfect way to get a fabulous skirt with a bit of tribal by adding this fun Candie’s chevron top.

lauren conrad for kohls summer skirt

LC Lauren Conrad printed linen oversized tee LC Lauren Conrad seamed a-line maxi skirt Candie’s® nuevo wedges

I fell in love with this printed nautical feeling maxi skirt by Lauren Conrad, she shows it with her linen tee which is super cute, I paired it a little differently. I paired mine with a black tank and coral Apt 9 sheer cardigan, I added some coral Apt.9 shoes from last year and I love how it turned out.

 

kohls lauren conrad maxi skirt

 

So what about you are you loving skirts for summer? Are you embracing short or long, casual or dressy?

What I’m Wearing Real Mom Style: Nautical Fashion #RealMomStyle

I am a Conversation Pieces fashion ambassador
nautical fashion

 

Nautical fashion is all the rage right now and with the help of a favorite shop of mine I am bringing you two fun twists on nautical fashion. I have always been a sucker for nautical fashion, I truly love it, but stripes and I just don’t match well so here is a version of nautical fashion that I am showing two different ways.

 

nautical scarf

 

nautical fashion from conversation pieces

 

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conversation pieces chambray dress

 

beaded floral necklace

 

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anchor print bag

 

I am also obsessed with this anchor print bag that I just ordered, nautical fashion is so  much fun, are you embracing nautical styles this summer?

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This post is about real moms who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are! Did you look especially good this week, were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! Real Mom Style is a collaboration between Momma in FlipFlops, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted by me this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!