Mom Outfit | Skinny Jeans and a Tunic

09 Jun 2014 Permalink

mom outfit | skinny jeans and a tunic

gold heart locket

gold heart locket

mom outfit | skinny jeans and a tunic

I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!  My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary(!!), and we also had time to take the kids to the Shedd.

I wore outfit this to see all the sea creatures.  It was comfy and appropriate for chasing the kids around in, yet the sandals, jacket, and touches of gold still made it feel like me.

jeans, tunic – thrifted // jacket – Guess // sandals – Nine West // heart locket – c/o SilverSpeck

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Casual Outfit | An Old Favorite

16 Apr 2014 Permalink

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

 I haven’t been putting too much creative thought into what I’ve been wearing recently.  Instead, I’ve been relaying on my old favorites…especially this sweater.

This sweater is so great.  It’s light and airy.  It’s looks great with skirts, dress pants, and jeans.  Just a real winner in my book.

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

Have you been able to break into your spring clothes yet?  Or has Mother Nature been playing dirty tricks on you?  We had snow – yes, SNOW – yesterday.  Mother Nature, you’re one sick chick.

sweater, jeans – thrifted // shoes – Target // bag – Forever 21

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Before I Shop

27 Jan 2014 Permalink

casual outfit with blazer

casual outfit with blazer

In between snow falls and freezing temps, the kids and I took a trip to Target.  We just needed to grab a few things including a pack of men’s Hanes t-shirts for me.  I can go through white t-shirts like water.  I wear them with everything from jeans to pencil skirts, but they’re just so hard to keep white!

Anyway, while we were shopping, I saw tons of cute things for spring!  Now I’m not one for impulse shopping, but if I hear about a really great top or bag from a friend, then I’m more likely to pick one up for myself.

There’s this new site called Before I Shop.  It’s a place where you can read or write reviews to some of your favorite stores.  It’s pretty much like having your girlfriends tell you all the great stuff – and maybe not-so-great stuff – that they’ve recently bought.

Another cool thing about Before I Shop is the shopping tips section.  The Target page shares the stores markdown schedule, best times for shopping, and decodes those clearance stickers.

Next time I make a Target run, I gonna have a few tricks up my sleeves.

And, don’t think I’m too crazy, but there’s another giveaway for you if you’d like to enter.  I think you might.  $50 to spend at a favorite Before I Shop store like Target or Victoria’s Secret – sounds like a good time to me!

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30 Nov 2013 Permalink

@ShopStyle #weshopstyle

Being a busy mom, I really don’t have that much time to do in-store shopping.  And to even think about setting foot into a store now that Christmas shopping has officially kicked off – forget it!

That’s what drew me to ShopStyle by POPSUGAR.  They’re an online site where I can find all my favorite places – they even alert me when my favorite brands go on sale!

@ShopStyle #weshopstyle

This month ShopStyle is showcasing their new look, and they invited a few bloggers to get creative, too!

For my layout, I picked a few of my current cold-weather favorites: thrifted sweaters, a vintage black and gold purse, skinny jeans from Old Navy and GapAnn Klein tan boots (this wedge with a tassel is also cute), and black booties from Franco Sarto.  Of course I had to include a bold statement necklace, some aviators, and a little lip color.

Right now ShopStyle is offering up to 30% off plus free shopping.

I think I’m about to put the kids for a nap and get my shopping on.

Faux Leather Jacket/Bright Bag…Take Two

16 Apr 2013 Permalink

faux leather jacket, skinny jeans, tribal print - knocked up fabulous

tribal print, faux leather jacket, skinny jeans - knocked up fabulous

tribal print top, skinny jeans - knocked up fabulous

love - knocked up fabulous

For health reasons, I’m transitioning my family to a gluten-free/dairy-free diet.  I’ve been in the kitchen testing many different recipes…sometimes just adjusting one or two ingredients from the time before to try and get it ‘just right’.  (Anyone have a good recipe for gluten-free pancakes?  From the 5 or so I’ve tried, I can’t get the darn things to flip!)

 I’m feeling the same way with my outfits recently.  Once I like how something looks, I tweak it a bunch of different ways until I get tired of it.  Not sure how many times I’ll be wearing this jacket before that happens, but I bet it will be a while.

top, jeans (Gap) – thrifted // jacket – Guess // bag – Brahmin (won from Momtrends!)


Make sure to enter my giveaway for one of these Henri Lou bracelets!  Giveaway ends on April 29th!

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Black and White Stripes with a Vote on Top

27 Mar 2013 Permalink

Knocked Up Fabulous

Knocked Up Fabulous

Knocked Up Fabulous

Spring, you better get here soon! I’ve resorted to wearing my sundresses as tops…with a little help from a belt or two.  Aaaaaand a sweater, vest, scarf, and beanie to make the striped dress warm enough for the weather.  No matter…I’ll be rocking this striped number soon enough on a beach somewhere.

I know that you guys are so good at voting and helping out KUF.  Please take a second a head over to the Wallis Facebook page and vote for Knocked Up Fabulous.  They’re looking for their first blogger ambassador…I’m hoping to represent all of the stylish mamas out there!

dress (worn as top) – Old Navy // sweater – Express // vest – thrifted // jeans (Gap) – thrifted

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A Cozy Sweater to End the Week

01 Mar 2013 Permalink




Things have been a whole roller coaster of emotions lately.  So to keep it all on a positive note, here are a few things around the web that are keeping me happy:

Mae Badiyan picked the most wearable trends for spring.  I think I’ll be giving all of them a try.  (Maybe even following this sunglasses diy from A Pair and A Spare!)

Anna at IHOD shared her favorite lip stain, and I totally agree with her! It’s by far my fav way to get color on my lips!

  My first POPSUGAR Must Have Box is on it’s way…can’t wait to see what treasures are inside!

Must Have

Use the code SAVE5PSMH and get $5 0ff Your First POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription. Coupon code is good through March 31sth 11:59 PST. See Must Have Terms for details.

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Ronen Chen

04 Feb 2013 Permalink





Style House PR sent me a package last week.  One of the items in it was this asymmetrical sleeveless top by Ronen Chen.  I love the femininity factor that it has…it made me pull out some lady-like pieces from my Busia.  It also fits perfectly with what I’ve been looking for in pieces lately…everyday staples with a twist.

top – Ronen Chen // jeans – thrifted (Gap) // sweater, bag – vintage

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Florals and a High Pony

21 Jan 2013 Permalink





I’ve been playing around with some different hair styles in hopes that when I chop off my hair I don’t regret not doing anything with it while it was long.  This straightened pony was very easy to do (and not too time consuming!)  Polly said she loves fixing her hair like this and I can easily tell why!

sweater – thrifted // jacket – Gap // shoes – Ann Klein // scarf – vendor in Vegas

If you’ve been voting over at Circle of Moms for Knocked Up Fabulous, thank you sooooooo much!! Just a few days of voting left.  Please help keep KUF stay towards the top…just takes two clicks!

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