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5 Spring Fashion Picks Plus a Giveaway

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5 spring fashion picks

A few weeks ago I got an email from Christopher & Banks about working together to style some outfits for spring, I am not going to lie I was not quite sure how my style fit with this brand. After browsing online for a bit I was excited about the treasures I was finding in such an unexpected place. Seeing items online can still leave you with questions so I spent a few hours in store styling outfits and I had a blast!!!

One of the things Christopher & Banks asked me to do was make a top 5 list, that ended up being harder than you can imagine because I liked quite a few things. Since I promised to pick 5 here they are:

Updated basic tee – Every mom needs a great basic tee that you can throw on and look put together. I love this tee because it has a great length to it AND it is mixed media which instantly adds interest and gives it more style.

Perfect Fitting Capri – A great pair of jeans can change your life and the same is true of great capris. These capris fit like a dream and offer SLIMAGE Denim Technology which creates a slimmer appearance with a hidden support panel.

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My New Favorite Color Combination Coral + Gray

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Take a quick peak at my Instagram stream and you will instantly note that I am loving coral this spring. It’s funny because I am not intentional about it at all, I just reach for a pop of coral all the time! Until this weekend I had never thought to pair coral and gray…. why not?!?!?!

I fell in love with this Poncho Sleeve Knit Top from Chadwicks. This top is so stylish, I am head over heels for it. As soon as I tried it on I fell in love and I knew it needed this coral necklace to really make the top pop. I added my favorite distressed jeans and some coral wedge heels and the look is perfection.

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How to Style a Maxi Dress with Ballet Flats

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I love maxi dresses, they are easy to wear, forgiving and bonus you can wear them even if your legs are white or in need of a shave.

Deciding what shoes to wear with a maxi dress can be tough, I usually go for something with heels. It elongates the look and is flattering with a long flowing dress. But if I am looking for comfort I need a great flat shoe and the Brian James ballet flat is the perfect combination of style and comfort. I own these shoes in several colors and they are amazing!!

So how do you pick the perfect ballet flat for with a maxi dress? Look for a shoe with a sleek and minimalist design, nothing chunky. If your dress has lots of color and pattern pick a solid that will seamlessly blend into the look and if your dress is solid grab a fun color or one with a print.

 

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Black Denim Cropped Jacket  / Maxi Dress  / Ballet Flats

Once you have the perfect shoes you can complete the look by adding a cropped jacket and fun jewelry. I like to wear longer necklaces to fit with the long lines of the maxi dress and the cropped jacket also adds to the long and lean look.

So what do you think? Would you wear ballet flats with your maxi dress?

These Brian James shoes are fabulous, be sure to check out how Andrea is styling Brain James shoes from Momma in FlipFlops.

 

Product was provided for feature, all opinions are my own.

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Adorable Children’s Rain Coats from Stephen Joseph

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Spring means rain in the mid-west and unless I want all of my kids shoes ruined they need rain boots and the cuter the better. If the rain boots are cute then my kids will happily wear them making my life much easier. Mom Confession: I let my kids wear rain boots any day they want because it means they put shoes on by themselves!

 

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Have you heard of Stephen Joseph? Me either until recently. Stephen Joseph makes adorable rain gear for kids, you can get a complete matching set with boots, rain coat and rain umbrella all together. The Teal Owl Rain Jacket and matching Teal Owl Rain Boots caught my eye and my daughter loves them. If your child prefers a poncho they have those too!

 

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Seriously how cute are these!?!?!?! Stephen Joseph offers all kinds of prints and patterns so you are sure to find one for your child. They have ladybugs, horses, ducks, mermaids, pirates, sharks, firefighters, airplanes and more.

 

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Stephen Joseph also has other great products for kids including adorable preschool backpacks check them out over on Momma in FlipFlops.

 

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The Perfect Spring Shoe from Cordani

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Every woman needs a fabulous girl’s night out and date night shoe… the Blythe from Cordani is that shoe. When you need a shoe that makes a statement yet supports you for a long night on your feet Cordani is the place to look. These shoes are unlike any other made with every last detail taken into consideration in the tradition of Italian shoe making. The designs provide equal weight distribution and give you a rocker effect to make your day more comfortable in these shoes.

So back to the stunning Blythe, this shoe is truly a work of art, almost too pretty to wear… almost!

 

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cabi sophie sweater  / white distressed jeans / Cordani Blythe Heeled Sandal

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Cordani Blythe Heeled Sandal / cabi Plaza top / Cropped Black Jean Jacket / White distressed Jeans

I am completely smitten and have been thinking of things to do just to wear this shoe. The open toe style is perfect for spring into summer and the gold distressed look is fantastic (and on trend). Here are just a few ways to style this fabulous shoe.

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Olive dress / Cordani Blythe Shoe  /Gold Necklace / Gold cuff bracelet / Gold Mark New York Tote

With a great summer dress, cute jewelry and a fabulous purse these shoes really shine. I love how olive looks with gold, they really pop together! Traveling? Then this outfit works best with these stylish shoes for comfort and professionalism.

 

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Laptop Bag  / Striped Blazer  / Dressy Tee  / Distressed Skinny Jeans (similar) / Cordani Blythe Shoe

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Floral Button Back Tank / Destructed Slim Fit Boyfriend JeansCordani Blythe Shoe / Hammered Criss Cross Bangle Bracelet

I picked up this blouse at Target this morning and can’t wait to wear this outfit! So those are just a few outfit ideas, these shoes make pretty much every outfit look better! Be sure to check out the stylish Cordani shoes Andrea is sharing over on Momma in Flip Flops.

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