Spring Fashion: Demand Bronx Shoes and Diba Sandals

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bronx silver flat

Laser cut out is really hot right now, in clothes and in accessories, even jewelry and of course shoes. Gold is really hot right now but my true metallic love is silver so when I saw the Bronx Never Quit Silver Laser Cut Flat I knew it was perfect for spring. The laser cute design adds some fun interest to this classic ballet flat and it goes with almost everything. I am loving this shoe with cropped jeans for spring and keep them by the door to quickly slip on as I run out after the kids!


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diba gold sandals

As I said gold is really popular and I always love wearing white in summer. The Diba Pat Trico sandal is perfect for spring into summer with the mix of gold and white straps crisscrossing your foot. These sandals have the slightest heel so you are not completely flat and they are very comfortable although I do feel they run slightly small so consider that when ordering.


diba white and gold sandals


These sandals also look really cute with cropped jeans as well as with maxi skirts! The gold and white combo create the perfect neutral sandal that will get lots of wear. Demand shoes has all kinds of great shoes for spring, check out the flats and booties that Andrea is styling over on Momma in Flip Flops today!

Spring Fashion from CAbi You Will Love

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I have been told over and over again that I must try CAbi clothing for myself but have been unable to make it to a party so far. Well thankfully CAbi sent me some clothing to try and I am so glad they did because I am smitten with this collection. CAbi makes stylish and quality pieces that you will love as much as I do, they manage to be on trend while still being timeless.


Cabi skipper vest


The first piece that caught my eye from the summer collection was the stylish CAbi Skipper Vest. This vest is stylish and timeless and can be styled so many different ways. The CAbi look book has it styled with a skirt too and I can’t wait to find the right one to try it out that way too.


jennifer lopez collection cropped studded bpyfriend jeans


The CAbi Seaside Pullover is a gorgeous open weave sweater that I a in love with. I really thought I was too old for the open weave look but CAbi made it so elegant and appropriate I just love it. Here I paired it with boyfriend jeans and camo wedges but I plan on also wearing it with camo skinny jeans too.


CAbi luna skirt


The CAbi Luna skirt is another great piece of spring clothing from the new collection, it’s subtle print gives it a textured look from afar that I love. This linen blend skirt is light and flowy and very summery, the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Next I need to find a consultant local to me so I can try some pants as I love everything else I have tried. For more CAbi fashion visit Andrea over at Momma in Flip Flops to see what she is styling and then find a local consultant HERE.

The B.i.G. Event: This season, CAbi is inviting you to experience the brand in a very special way through a live broadcast at one of their 30 viewing locations, or from the comfort of your own home. Engage with their incredible (and fun!) CAbi Community, hear from CEO Lynne Cote and President Kimberly Inskeep about being a woman “on purpose”, see a sneak peek of upcoming fashion, learn how to make a meaningful impact through The Heart of CAbi Foundation and explore how a business with CAbi will allow you to call your own shots by putting first things first. Learn more and RSVP for the event for Tuesday, April 29th, 2014.


FabKids Affordable Fashion for Spring


As you know I am a huge fan of Fabkids, they have yet to let me down! Every month I find affordable fashionably clothing for my girls and once again I have some great finds for you! My girls love skirts and dresses and FabKids always has great options for these plus they offer leggings which are a must for my active girls!


fabkids april


This spring my daughter got the cutest Roller Girl outfit, I just love it! The outfit is very retro cute and my daughter was so excited about it. This adorable outfit is $29.95 and comes with the top and skirt, leggings are part of another outfit but I love how they work with this too!


fabkids april dress


The other FabKids outfit we are loving is the #12 Shine. This tunic and leggings is perfect and the touch of shine on the shoulders is girly and cute.This is my daughter’s new favorite outfit, add a sweatshirt and she wears it no matter the temperature! Be sure to check out FabKids for your little ones!

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.

Be sure to check out the great selection of FabKids clothing for you little one and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Easter and Colored Eyeliner #RealMomStyle

colored eyeliner easter


A week ago I went to a spring fashion show at Macy’s, they had some really great outfits to showcase and even talked about adding a pop of color to your makeup. (Check my Instagram or Twitter feed for runway pictures). I decided to give the free makeovers a try and am so glad I did. I have been a long time fan of Clinique but they discontinued my favorite eyeshadow and I have not found a good replacement. When I mentioned this to the woman doing my makeup she decided it was her mission to help me find a replacement. We went through 3 complete eye looks and then I found it. But the bigger news is she turned  turned me onto colored eyeliner and I am obsessed.


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Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Amethyst is amazing and for a girl who only wears black I am continually shocked by how good it looks. The color adds a bit of pop to my look yet is still dark enough to have the effect of traditional black eyeliner. I can not recommend this product enough! Of course I wore it for Easter here are me and my girls and what I wore for Easter!


easter outfits




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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 at Momma in FlipFlops today so join in and share your Real Mom Style!


How I Style the Peter Som Collection from Kohl’s Plus a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway #PeterSomforKohls (ends 5/1)

Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Faux-Wrap Top and motorcycle jacket I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.


The Peter Som Collection for DesignNation at Kohl’s has lots of stylish and versatile pieces that you will want to snag up immediately. I went into my local Kohl’s and found some great pieces, you can check out my other post to see which Peter Som Collection pieces I ended up purchasing and how I styled them. One piece that really jumped out at me as very versatile is the Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Faux-Wrap Top, I can think of several ways to wear it but today I will share just 3!


peter som motorcycle jacket


This first way is of course with the Peter Som motorcycle jacket. The combination of these two pieces from the collection together is fabulous, comfortable and stylish all in one. I paired them with some cropped boyfriend jeans and high heels to offset the looser fit of the boyfriend silhouette.


peter som striped top with maxi skirt


This Peter Som top also looks fabulous with a long flowy maxi skirt that is perfect for spring and right on trend. The stripes going in all directions adds some fun to this classic combination. I added some gold sandals and gold jewelry to complete the look and I love the simple, yet elegant effect.


peter som striped top with jean jacket


The final look is with black capris and a denim jacket, this mix of casual and dressy is great for all kinds of events. This outfit would be perfect to wear to my girl’s dance recital, not too dressy, not too casual and comfortable as can be.I added some beaded wedge sandals that are feminine and comfortable, perfect for any occasion. The flowy fabric of this Peter Som top makes it ideal to wear for all occasions and as you can see it is very versatile. I also adore my Peter Som motorcycle jacket check out Momma in Flip Flops for How to Style the Peter Som Motorcycle Jacket.

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Spring Fashion: Robeez Soft Soled Shoes

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Robeez soft soled shoes


When my babies are little and need some protection for those cute little feet I love to find stylish soft soled shoes for them. When people think of soft soled baby shoes Robeez instantly comes to mind and for good reason they have a track record of quality shoes!


robeez purple


The Robeez soft soled shoes are both comfortable and durable and the softer soles offer cushion the feet and allow toes a better grip, helping balance, encouraging muscle growth and preventing slipping. I find these shoes ideal from pre-crawling until walking. Once they start walking these are great to transition them to regular shoes as they gain better balance!



My daughter is modeling the Robeez On the Run Soft Sole Sparkle in purple and they are very cute. The faux sneaker is very popular and the purple color is a nice feminine touch. These adorable soft soled baby shoes and many others are available at MyRobeez.com. Check out what cute Robeez Andrea’s little boy is wearing over on Momma in Flip Flops and let me know what pair you love!

Spring Fashion: Nohi Kids Organic Clothing Giveaway (ends 4/30)

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nohi girls ruffle dress


Fun patterns and organic materials make for some really cute little girl’s dresses. Nohi strives to create comfortable, high quality, and eco-friendly clothes that appeal to both kids and their parents. The fun bright colors and super cute silhouettes really appeal to me and we love the little characters they add like owls and peacocks. Last fall my daughter wore the Nohi Busy Bottom Dress and it was one of her favorite pieces, the ruffle detail on the back is just so cute. For summer Nohi has taken the ruffle from that dress and made it all over and the result is adorable.


nohi ruffle dress purple


The Nohi Kids Layered Ruffle Dress in Purple Stripe is beyond cute and just like all other Nohi items it is a nice thick fabric that will not tear or fade easily, a quality organic girls dress. Nohi is  a brand I can rely on to last as a hand me down so all my girls can enjoy it. This dress is nice and long so it will have a really long life for my daughter, she is wearing a size 3T in most brands but this 3T will fit this summer and I am guessing next summer too!


girls ruffle dress nohi


Nohi also makes some other really cute organic girls dresses like the heart Swirl Dress and the Center Ruffle Tank Dress all perfect for summer! Be sure to go see what adorable organic girls dress Andrea is featuring on Momma in Flip Flops then enter my giveaway to win a Nohi bodysuit or dress of choice!

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Spring Fashion for Kids from Zutano Plus a $75 GC Giveaway

zutano matching sisters


I love to put my girl’s in matching or coordinating clothes and this spring my two youngest are looking adorable in the Elephantasia print from Zutano. I love the bright spring colors and the little elephants are just so cute! This print is available in multiple pieces and ages so I could even get some for my 4 year old to coordinate the 3 of them!


zutano sisters


zutano playsuit

My beautiful baby girl is wearing the Zutano Elephantasia Newborn capsleeve bodysuit. This is the perfect outfit as the weather warms up, comfy and all one piece. If the elephantasia pattern is not for you don’t worry this adorable bodysuit comes in multiple print options.


Zutano toddler outfit


Her big sister is wearing the Zutano Elephantasia Toddle Tie Waist Dress with coordinating Zutano Orange Candy Stripe Toddler Skinny Leggings with the Zutano Hot Pink Toddler Terry Bodice Jacket. The whole outfit is beyond adorable and the coat goes with her whole spring wardrobe so it is getting daily use!


zutano toddler dress


These two outfits are perfect for spring and you can’t beat a fabulous Zutano print plus how cute is the Zutano Plush Owl, my baby girl loves cuddling it! Check out the adorable Zutano reversible hoodie being modeled by Andrea’s son on Momma in Flip Flops.


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Spring Fashion from Foxfcroft #SpringFashion #discount

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foxcroft dot button up


If you are looking for some classic pieces that are flattering and timeless then you need to check out Foxcroft, you will find everything you need to update your wardrobe for spring. A great button down shirt is a must for every wardrobe but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a fun twist like a spring plaid or polka dots. I fell in love with this great retro dot print but they recently added 2 animal prints that I would love to have. The Retro Dot Print Wrinkle Free Fitted 3/4 Sleeve Blouse looks great alone or under a blazer and the wrinkle free part makes this mom very happy, who has time to iron!


foxcroft shirt


A classic tunic is an easy way to look pulled together with little effort. The Foxcroft contrast color tunic is flattering and very comfortable, perfect for these transitional spring days! I added a pop of pink to this outfit with a bracelet and pink flats, no necklace needed for a simple understated look!


foxcroft sweater tunic


Everyone needs a great pencil skirt for spring and prints are really hot so why not get a printed pencil skirt? I love the subtle white on khaki pattern in the Foxcroft Chain Link Printed skirt. At a fashion show over the weekend they were showing cobalt with coral and neutral shoes so I decided to play on that and add a navy tank with coral cardigan to my neutral printed skirt and I love how it turned out.


foxcroft chain skirt


Foxcroft has a wide variety of classic spring pieces that will add a  pop of color or pattern in a sophisticated way so be sure to check out the whole collection and see how Andrea is styling her Foxcroft clothing on Momma in Flip Flops.

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Spring Fashion: Cropped Studded Boyfriend Jeans #SpringTrend #Springfashion

The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

studded boyfriend jeans jennifer lopez collection


I have finally fully embraced the fabulous nature of the boyfriend jean and then I went a step further and I fell in love the a pair of studded cropped boyfriend jeans from the Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl’s. I have had my eye on these cropped boyfriend jeans for weeks now and finally broke down and tried them on and I am in LOVE!

You may not think these jeans are very versatile but they really are and on top of that they are super comfortable. Since buying them I have worn them pretty much non-stop ( yes I do wash them). I have worn them casual with a tee shirt, I have worn them with a sweater, a tank and cardigan and more. They works with flats and wedges too and of course heels, they are way more versatile than you realize. Here are 3 different ways I recently wore my studded cropped boyfriend jeans.


jennifer lopez collection studded boyfriend jeans




jennifer lopez collection cropped studded bpyfriend jeans




studded cropped boyfriend jeans




This is just 3 ways to wear these fabulous studded boyfriend jeans but there are many more. Have you embraced the boyfriend jean trend yet? Kohl’s has a wide variety of washes and stylings of the boyfriend jean across several brands so check them out and then go see how Andrea is styling her boyfriend jeans over on Momma in Flip Flops.

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Capris!!! #RealMomStyle

lee slender Secret Rossi capri


Over the weekend it hit 80 which means warm enough for capris! Lee sent me two pairs of capris to style for spring and they are both great. The first pair is the Lee Slender Secret Rossi capri, just like the name says these fabulous jean capris are slimming with the slender secret stretch material that keeps your looking slim and trim. I have really been loving coral this spring and I knew the dark wash of these capris would be a great contrast to really make coral pop so I paired them with my favorite coral leather motorcycle jacket. Under the jacket I put my new Peter Som for DesignNation pineapple tank so as the day warmed up I just took off the jacket, add to it some coral wedges and voila a fun spring outfit!


Lee Classic fit Monroe belted carpri


Colored pants are huge for spring as are colored capris and the Lee Classic fit Monroe belted capri comes in several colors including sugarmint, the color I chose. Upon seeing these capris I immediately new I wanted to pair them with navy and I had the perfect linen blend sweater from Old Navy to wear. I decided to throw on my fedora at the last minute and I love the laid back effect, I can almost pretend I am on vacation somewhere beautiful!


lee green capris



Have you broken out the capris yet this year? What are your favorite types of capris and what do you wear them with?


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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 heretoday so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

Peter Som for DesignNation Now in Kohl’s Stores! Plus a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

peter_som I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.

The day has finally arrived Peter Som for DesignNation is now in Kohl’s stores nationwide. The collection went on sale online early but when I realized it was going to be in store before my shipment would arrive I waited and hit the stores first thing Thursday morning. After browsing online I had a list of items I really wanted they included the Peter Som for DesigNation Motorcycle Vest, the Peter Som for DesigNation Motorcycle Jacket and the Peter Som for DesigNation “Jàdorable” Striped Tee.







I called the stores upon opening in search of that fabulous motorcycle vest and sadly none of the four stores I called had it in store, but they did have some of the items I was looking for. The location I went to had a great selection of Peter Som items and I am so glad I went in store as I found some pieces I really love that did not catch my eye online. The biggest surprise to me was the Peter Som Postcard Sweatshirt, I really love this fun and super comfortable piece! I styled it with cropped boyfriend jeans and some cute casual flats.


peter som postcard sweatshirt


I also fell in love with the Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Faux-Wrap Top, after trying it on I could see it styled multiple ways. I decided to style it with cropped boyfriend jeans, the Peter Som motorcycle jacket (which I did find) and some Ralph Lauren gold croc heels.


peter som motorcycle jacket


Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Faux-Wrap Top and motorcycle jacket


Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Faux-Wrap Top and motorcycle jacket


I was also able to find the Peter Som for DesigNation “Jàdorable” Striped Tee which is a super cute tee that goes with everything. I threw it on today with my jeans and white denim jacket and it was perfect for this cool spring weather.


peter som Jadorable striped tee


peter som slubbed pineapple tee


And then there is the Peter Som for DesigNation Slubbed Pineapple Tank, it makes me wish for the beach just wearing it, I guess that was the whole point since Peter Som was inspired by this breathtaking view of St.Barths.



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Spring Fashion from Old Navy: Camo Skinny Jeans and D’orsay Flats

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old navy camo trend

Old Navy is always a favorite store of mine for affordable on trend fashion, I know I can find some of the hottest trends in items I would actually wear and at a price point I can afford. The skinny camo jean has been around for awhile now and I have been eagerly waiting to loose that last bit of baby weight to buy some. ( No I have not lost it all but I have reached that point where I usually plateau for a few months). When I saw the Old Navy Women’s The Rockstar Zip-Pocket Pants in camo I knew they were perfect, I already know The Rockstar fit works well for me so I had no worries about ordering these online.

old navy camo skinny jeans, and denim jacket


To complete my look I added the Old Navy Linen-Blend Pull-Over in black as I love the look of black with camo. Every one needs a great denim jacket and Old Navy is the perfect place to buy a classic denim jacket, this silhouette never goes out of style and is a wardrobe staple. I chose the Old Navy Women’s Cropped Denim Jacket in Rinse, a darker wash.


old avy camo skinny jeans, linen shirt, dorsay flats


Finally I needed shoes for this great look and you can even find those at Old Navy. When I saw they were carrying my favorite style for spring, d’orsay flats, well of course I had to grab a pair. The Old Navy Women’s D’Orsay Sueded Flats come in 4 colors and I chose sand for my look.


old navy dorsay flats


This complete head to toe Old Navy look costs $122 and that includes a jacket and shoes, what a steal! Right now use code ONTREAT to get 25% of online plus your shipping will be free so this complete head to to Old Navy look would only cost you $91!!!!! B sure to head over to Momma in Flip Flops to see how Andrea is styling her chambray dress.

Guest Post: When Sports and Fashion Collide: Hot Trends in Varsity Jackets

The following is a guest post: Megan Barnes enjoys vintage fashion. She often writes about integrating classic pieces with modern looks on style blogs.

Fashion trends are inspired by many things. Whether it’s the colors of autumn that inspire a shawl or a day at the beach that inspires a dress, fashion comes from just about everywhere. And this season, the popular trends in varsity jackets are inspired by school athletic departments everywhere. Sometimes, the hallway inspires the runway, and such is the case with the varsity trend. But knowing how to dress up and accessorize your varsity gear might be a bit tricky. The following information should help you bring your “A” game to the fashion arena.

varsity jacket

Chambray Comes to Play: This is the season of chambray everything. The denim in appearance but cotton in feel fabric is trending for its comfort, compatibility with the new boyfriend jeans trend, and ability to be paired with virtually anything. Layer a button-­up, collared chambray shirt underneath your baseball jacket and don a cotton tee underneath for a preppy yet sporty look. (You’ll want to leave the chambray shirt unbuttoned.) Pair it with boyfriend jeans and Converse, or even pointy ­toed flats if you want to dress it up a bit.

Dress Code: Sure, the varsity jacket is a pretty casual trend. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pair it with a nice dress. For instance, if your varsity jacket is primarily navy blue, wear it over a red fit and flare dress with pumps for a trendy, fashion­ forward appearance. You can also wear a varsity jacket over a dress and wear Converse or a similar style shoe, as well. If you opt for the latter, wear a pair of earrings (like large, vintage, button earrings) or a statement necklace to dress it up a bit.

A Little Leg Room: Did you hear that patterned leggings are in style? Then match some leggings with an oversized top and a varsity jacket for a gorgeous and cutting edge look. Make sure your leggings are more conservative in their pattern to avoid a chaotic look, however, and add a pair of pumps in a solid color to the mix to make it an eye­catching outfit.

Color Me Trendy: Where did you put those colored denim jeans from the spring? Find them, get them out, and put them to use, because they make a perfect companion to the varsity jacket. A light colored pair of jeans with a light jacket (and dark with dark) can make for a very coordinated but not overdone look. Don’t be afraid to dress it up a bit if you like, or don a pair of flats or tennis shoes to keep it casual. You can pair neutral­toned varsity jackets with colours of all kinds, so stocking up on a few grey, blue, and tan varsity style jackets can help you incorporate this look into the rest of your wardrobe without too much effort.

Top of Your Game: If you’re Rihanna, you can simply use the varsity jacket as your top and call it a day. While not everyone is comfortable with this look, there’s nothing wrong with buttoning or zipping up the front of your varsity jacket and using it as a shirt. It’s certainly daring, but so is wearing a trench coat as a dress, and that’s a hot trend, as well. If you’re going for the jacket as a top trend, you can pair it with heels or Converse for a great look.

Of course, it doesn’t really matter how you wear the varsity jacket, so long as it suits your style.

There are a wide variety of outfits you can make by adding the varsity jacket to your wardrobe. You can also go with the classic white t­-shirt, boyfriend jeans, and Converse outfit and simply
wear the varsity jacket as it was originally designed to be worn. But if you do, let your hair down so it’s wavy and beautiful, or style it another way to add a touch of femininity to the mix.

Spring Fashion Event: Pediped Spring Sandals Plus a Giveaway

pediped purple sandals


It is no secret that I love, love, love, love Pediped. They are my go to children’s shoe store for my girl’s and this spring is no different. When my kids are still toddlers it is especially important to me that they have comfort, support and quality in the shoes they wear and dress shoes and dress sandals can often be lacking in this area. I want a super cute dressy sandal for my 2 year old that has a supportive sole and non-slippery sole, you would be surprised how hard this is to find.


pediped sandals and dress


For my sweet Genevieve I chose the Pediped Meredith in lavender and they are perfect. The cute spring color looks great with her fancy dress and I know that her feet are well supported, no tripping, slipping or sliding across the floor. And if you are feeling envious of these great shoes for kids then be sure to check out Brian James, they are for moms and just as great. Be sure to check out the great children’s shoes from Pediped that Andrea is featuring on Momma in Flip Flops.


pediped girls sandals


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