FabKids February Finds!

I have tried many subscription services and they are nice but there is only one I have stuck with and supported all along and that is FabKids. The variety, the quality and the prices have me coming back for more each month.

 

fabkids february

 

This month we chose an outfit that has us excited for spring, even though we are buried in snow and subzero temperatures. This super fun outfit has my daughter twirling around the house impatiently waiting for spring so that she can wear it every day, it’s girly and quirky mixing polka dots and stripes.

 

 

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This outfit is called the Stripe Twirl Girl Outfit and twirl it does!

As you know I am a fan of Fabkids, they offer stylish children’s apparel each month for the low price of $29.95 for outfits and $16.95 for shoes. 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.

I am a FabKids ambassador, all opinions are my own.

1 Piece Styled 3 Ways – Plaid Shirt Outfit Ideas

1 piece styled 3 ways

 

Plaid, it’s everywhere you look in bold colors, in soft muted colors, in classic color combinations and in unexpected combos. I truly believe there is a plaid for everyone right now, there are just that many options. So once you find that great plaid shirt how on earth do you wear it?

 

 

plaid top chunky scarf

 

I am leaning towards the non-traditional plaids these days like this plaid shirt from Foxcroft. I have worn my plaid shirt multiple ways whether under a vest, by itself, with a scarf or over a graphic tee and each way it looks great. Right now I am really loving putting a nice and cozy chunky scarf with my plaid shirt, it makes the button down plaid perfect for these chilly temperatures and looks super cute too.

 

blogger tee life plaid shirt

 

 

And if graphic tee is more your style you can wear your plaid shirt like this with it left open over my Blogger Life Tee with distressed jeans and ankle boots! Don’t forget to pair your ankle boots with camp socks like I talked about last week. And if pairing a plaid shirt with a vest is more you style check out how I paired mine with this fabulous cobalt vest from PrAna a few weeks back.

 

blue vest

 

I am really excited about this new fashion series for the month of February. I have teamed up with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops to bring you 3 different takes on the same classic piece. That means you will be able to follow the sage old fashion advice that every item in your closet should be able to be worn 3 ways! This week we are tackling the fashion stylings of the plaid shirt so be sure to see how each of us wear plaid and enter the Beauty.com giveaway on Momma in Flip Flops.

Transition into Spring with PS from Aeropostale for Kids Clothing

dog shirt

 

We are entering that weird transition phase in the weather were it starts to warm up a bit but it’s not yet spring although you want spring clothes, I said it was a weird transition phase didn’t I? As I start preparing our wardrobe for that phase I went to PS from Aeropostale to do a little shopping for my oldest daughter. Can I tell you how much I LOVE PS from Aeropostale? My daughter is creeping up on her tween years and a vast majority of the clothing in her size is one of two things. It is either junk or it is not age appropriate styles, PS from Aeropostale is neither of these things. It is age appropriate clothing that is fun and trendy that both mom and daughter can agree upon. They have found the right balance and it is my favorite store to purchase from for her and it is her favorite store to shop!

I let her go online and browse the newest LookBook and here are the 3 outfits she ended up purchasing, all 3 are perfect for a 9 year old girl!

 

ps aero dress

 

LOOK 1: Kid’s Heart Dot Punch Out Dress + Kid’s Sheer Open Knit Cardigan = Outfit Total $40.70

 

ps aero dog shirt

 

LOOK 2: Kid’s Long Sleeve Diva Dogs Graphic T + Kid’s Solid Pleated Skirt = Outfit Total $21

 

ps aero sunglass shirt

 

LOOK 3: Kid’s Long Sleeve Sunglasses Tie-Front Top + Kid’s Dark Wash Core Jegging + Kid’s Solid Scoop Core Tee = $41.50

I love that this brand is teaching my daughter how to create outfits by layering and mixing and matching in creative ways. I am seriously in love with this brand and those prices!!! Be sure to check out the whole collection and pickup a few pieces for your daughter (or son).

 

Do you have a child with a heart for giving and service for others? Then be sure to check out the Teens for Jeans project. The campaign encourages people to run jean drives in their schools and communities and drop off their collected jeans at any Aéropostale or P.S. from Aéropostale store. In turn, the store will donate all jeans collected to a local charity or shelter, and to say thanks, Aero will give you 20% off your next purchase. For more information on how to start a drive at your school go to teensforjeans.com

I am a brand ambassador, all opinions are my own.

What I Wore Real Mom Style – Stripes! #RealMomStyle

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Me with Judy from YouTube channel It’s Judy Time and Emilie from BabyLovingMama.com

 

A few weeks back I went to New York City for a whirlwind 2 days as a guest of Johnson Baby and it was fabulous. I got to do all kinds of super fun things including tour Google, tour the new YouTube labs and attend a media event all around the importance of bath time. Oh and ate at the most delicious restaurant!

Packing is a nightmare for me, I hate to pick my outfits ahead of time as I am a mood dresser. And when I am flying it is worse because I need it all the fit into my carry-on, shoes are what get me. So I packed my outfits and then I had to laugh because I hardly ever wear stripes and I packed 2 outfits with a black and white striped piece, apparently I had a theme. Sometimes my girls and I end up being dressed alike because after I pick out clothes for one of them I end up picking a similar outfit for the other, I’m funny like that I told you mood dresser! So apparently I was in a jailbird theme as I was all about the black and white stripes, check it out.

 

striped blazer

 

WHAT I WORE:

 

striped skirt

 

WHAT I WORE:

  • Striped Skirt from Old Navy
  • Black Top from Conversation Pieces
  • Boots from Born
  • Necklace from Kohl’s

 

tweed blazer

 

WHAT I WORE:

  • Blazer from ShopBop
  • Top from Tulle
  • Jeans from Kohl’s
  • Boots from Born

 

fitness february

 

I have been doing great sticking with my working out and now I am moving on to trying to eat healthier so Andrea and I decided to focus on fitness for our February Real Mom Style Challenge on Instagram, check it out and be sure to play along because one lucky participant will receive a pair of Jabra Step Bluetooth earbuds, you want them trust me.

 

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 and me That Chic Mom the link up is here this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style.

1 Piece Styled 3 Ways – Ankle Boots and Camp Socks

1 piece styled 3 ways

 

It all started last fall, my obsession with ankle boots that is and then the weather got colder and I needed a way to style my ankle boots that didn’t leave me freezing. While I still love to tuck my skinny jeans into my ankle boots (despite what others say) I wanted an updated look and that is when I discovered camp socks. Yes that is right those thick, marled wool socks for camping they are perfect for incorporating ankle boots into your outfit either with cuffed boyfriend jeans or skinny jeans.

 

ankle boots with camp socks

 

How to wear camp socks with ankle boots:

It is so easy I promise, just pick your camp sock to go with your outfit then put them on (so easy right). If you are wearing a cuffed boyfriend jean pull the sock up as high as you can under the jean then scrunch it down to get a slightly bunchy look but be sure it still goes high enough to keep your skin covered. If you are wearing a skinny jeans first roll your jeans 1-2 times in a thin roll, then pull the sock up and under the jean, then scrunch them down to create a bunched look in between the jean and boot easy peasy.

 

ankleboots camp sock bag

 

ankle boots marled camp socks

 

I found my camp socks at Target  but they also have some great ones on Amazon.

 

I am really excited about this new fashion series for the month of February. I have teamed up with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops to bring you 3 different takes on the same classic piece. That means you will be able to follow the sage old fashion advice that every item in your closet should be able to be worn 3 ways! This week we are tackling the fashion stylings of the ankle boot.

Be sure to go check out both Andrea and Kristin and then enter the Nordtrom GC giveaway on BonBonRose Girls.

 

The Perfect Foldover Palomino Vegan Leather Clutch

palomino clutch

 

You read that title and got excited didn’t you? I mean palomino clutch!!!!

Recently I discovered this great Etsy shop called Ooh Baby Designs when my friend Emilie over on Baby Loving Mama showed off some fabulous scarves. Of course I followed them on Instagram ( my favorite social media site) and that is when this beauty showed up in my feed. A vegan leather foldover palomino clutch that can be monogrammed!!!

 

palomino clutch monogram

 

There are so many things to love about this foldover clutch from the bold black and white pattern on vegan leather to the assymetrical cut and the added detail of a monogram is just perfection. This clutch is the perfect way to kick your outfit up a notch adding personality, flare and style and it’s a piece that everyone will ask about!

 

dressy tee pink blazer outfit

 

I am always looking for new ways to style my Dressy Tee and I knew this clutch would look amazing with the outfit I wore this past weekend. I added a blazer to my graphic tee plus some distressed jeans and heeled ankle boots. The Sueded Vegan Leather Foldover Palomino Clutch just took the look to the next level, don’t you agree?

 

foldover vegan clutch

 

You can find this exact clutch on Etsy for $39.99 or you can pick a design that is more your style, there are several and they are all breathtaking vegan leather foldover clutches.

A sample was provided for feature, all gushing opinions are mine alone!

Umi Children’s Shoes Spring Collection Plus a #Giveaway

I am an Umi ambassador, all opinions are my own.
umi shoes spring line

 

My kids are off school today due to extreme cold but that doesn’t means spring isn’t around the corner. And speaking of spring that means cute new shoes right? My favorite thing about having 4 seasons is the changing out of the wardrobe, the fresh start of new items whether they have just been put away for a year or are brand new all together.

When it comes to kids they always need new shoes since they just keep growing! The spring collection from Umi Children’s Shoes is out and it is adorable (of course, they never disappoint). Whether you need adorable sandals or play shoes they have it all for boys and girls.

At our house the spring/summer shoe collection for each girl consists of a pair of dressier sandals that can be worn with dresses for church, a closed toe shoe that is good for active play and a pair of flipflops oh and usually a cute ballet flat. We usually get our dressier sandals from Umi because I know they will offer proper support and they won’t be junk that falls apart.

 

umi blush sandals

 

umi spring blush sandals

 

umi silver sandals

 

umi silver sandals spring

 

The Celeste sandal and Celia sandal are both perfect options they are comfortable, supportive and super cute perfect to wear with any kind of dress from casual to fancy. Or you can wear them with your ballet leotard and tights, it’s all about personal style right?!?!

 

umi pink shoes

 

We found the perfect spring play shoe for m  3 year old, the Hera Shoe, it offers a bright fun pink color that is perfect for spring while being closed toe and supportive. Add to that the mary jane styling and it looks cute with anything from play dresses to pants. I could go on and on about all the cute styles instead how about you check them out then tell me your favorite for a chance to win a $60 Umi gift certificate to purchase your own Umi Children’s shoes!

WIN IT: One lucky That Chic Mom reader will win an Umi Children’s Shoes $60 gift certificate, enter in the form below.

 

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: One Top Two Ways #realmomstyle

It is FREEZING here in Ohio!

And when it is this cold major adjustments need to be made to the wardrobe especially if you must leave the house. As I dressed for church yesterday skirts and dresses were off the table, it was negative out! I opted to grab my black Banana Republic cords that are about 12 years old and still look amazing. I went with warm basics and the best part about this outfit is that it easily transitioned into a perfect outfit for the rest of my day with a few small changes. I went from cords to jeans and a whole new look, I love being able to wear things multiple ways.

black cords

WHAT I WORE:

 

 

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WHAT I WORE:

I swapped the pants for these boyfriends jeans, a Mialisia necklace and these Jem boots from Born.

So easy to create a whole new look with a few simple changes.

I have been doing great sticking with my working out and now I am moving on to trying to eat healthier so Andrea and I decided to focus on fitness for our February Real Mom Style Challenge on Instagram, check it out and be sure to play along because one lucky participant will receive a pair of Jabra Step Bluetooth earbuds, you want them trust me.

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Also EXCITING NEWS I opened an Etsy shop and now my shirts are being printed locally and it is all so fantastic so go buy a shirt… please! AND for President’s Day i am having a sale get $3 off with code PRESDAYSALE ends Monday night so hurry!

 

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 and me That Chic Mom the link up is over on Momma in Flip Flops this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style.

 

I am also linking up for What I Wore Sunday.

SALE: That Chic Mom Tees Sale This Weekend

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This weekend only get $3 off That Chic Mom Tees so you can grab your Blogger Life Tee or your Dressy tee all handprinted screen printing done locally.

I am so happy with how these tees turned out and they can be styled so many ways, the perfect mom tee for looking great while being practical with your dress.

Use code PREZDAYSALE to save $3 until 2/17 so grab yours while I have the sizes in stock!

fringe sweater

 

shoe tee

 

blogger tee life plaid shirt

 

Affordable Fashion Week Style from Payless and Christian Siriano

Every fashion lover dreams of attending Fashion Week in New York City and while that dream has yet to come true that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy Fashion Week Style. It’s no secret I LOVE my shoes but I am also on a budget and that can really limit my access to certain designers.When I hear of a designer creating an affordable line it is like Christmas morning all over again and guess what? Christian Siriano has a line at Payless Shoe Source! That’s right your favorite affordable shoe spot has designs from Christian Siriano, need I say more?

Of course I had to check out that fabulous line and put together a few outfits with his shoes. Seeing as it is the month of love I went for bold red shoes that make you drool when you see them coming down the street. For example how fabulous are these Red Kaged Peep Toe Pumps? The word fierce comes to mind! I styled these two different ways, both are perfect for a date night with the man you love or for a girl’s night out because really our friends are the ones who would appreciate these shoes the most!

The first outfit pairs them with skinny faux leather leggings, a patterned tunic, black scarf and some great earrings. I love how elegant and fun this outfit looks, it would be perfect for Fashion Week and it is great for Girl’s Night Out!

This next outfit is all about black and white with a pop of red, I love adding a bold pair of shoes to really make an outfit pop and these shoes are perfect. Wearing a peep toe caged heel with dark tights and a dress is a style I really love and the white trench is gorgeous. I would love this for date night it is perfect for an elegant restaurant with the man I love!

And if you need a more every day red shoe the Christian Siriano line has those too, the Women’ s Pointed Low Wedge comes in red and has the slightest heel but is still perfect for every day. Slipping into these shoes makes my daily mom duties someone feel more glamorous.

Be sure to check out the whole line of shoes from Christian Siriano at Payless and bring a little Fashion Week home with you! You can also check out Christian’s thoughts on his line on Youtube as well as follow Payless on Pinterest for inspiration.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Payless ShoeSource. The opinions and text are all mine.

1 Piece Styled 3 Ways – The Slouchy Sweater plus #giveaway

1 piece styled 3 ways

I am really excited to introduce you to a new fashion series for the month of February. I have teamed up with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops to bring you 3 different takes on the same classic piece. That means you will be able to follow the sage old fashion advice that every item in your closet should be able to be worn 3 ways! This week we are tackling the fashion stylings of the slouchy sweater,or otherwise known as the oversized sweater. The oversized sweater is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe as it is so forgiving and very comfy and cozy. These sweaters are so easy to throw on with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings then add boots or flats and you have  basic outfit that you can walk out the door in.

 

slouchy sweater outfit

 

maroon slouchy sweater outfit

 

This particular slouchy sweater has gotten a ton of wear this season as I really love the fit and color of it. For today’s challenge I decided to try a variation of my oversized sweater, leggings and boots look. I decided to go with combat boots and leg warmers plus a faux fur scarf. I love how the look turned out and it is a very comfy outfit, perfect for chasing my kids in.

 

maroon slouchy sweater

 

 

So what do you think? Would you style your slouchy sweater like this? This particular sweater is from Conversation Pieces but is sold out, leggings are from Karen Kane, boots from Payless and scarf from ShopBop.

 

sterling silver branch necklace blue nile

WIN IT: One lucky That Chic Mom reader will win a sterling silver branch necklace, enter in the form below.

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5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bloggers

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you need a gift for the blogger in your life then here are 5 gifts that are perfect for bloggers for Valentine’s day or anytime.

Camera Coats – This super cute padded coat for your camera means you can add your camera to any bag and leave the camera bag at home.

Blogger Life Tee – Just like the tee says this is the life of a blogger create, photograph, blog and repeat. These tees are a women’s fitted cut, super soft and nice and long. Available on Etsy.

Twitter Handle Keychain – This cute handstamped keychain can share your Twitter handle with teh world.

Kaboo Tech Purse – This gorgeous purse not only looks stylish and holds a lot but it has a tech pouchinside that can protect your tablet or smartphone for a drop up to 4 stories!

Kate Spade Business Card Holder – The perfect stylish case to keep your business cards organized and handy, it even comes monogrammed.

 

I own 4 of the 5 items above and I think it’s time I get a new keychain to complete my collection of well loved gifts for bloggers.

What do you think? Would the blogger in your life love these?

 

Guarantee the Perfect Valentine’s Day By Dropping Hints #HelzbergHints

If you are hoping to get something shiny this Valentine’s Day but you want to be sure it is the sparkly gift you want and not just any old sparkly gift then I have the perfect plan for you. Start dropping some #HelzbergHints

helzberg star diamond pendant

Any good snoop will be stalking your Instagram and Twitter feed for hints if they need help picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift so go ahead and give them hints. By sharing how you hint or giving hints using the hashtag #HelzbergHints you might be one of the lucky ones surprised by a sparkly gift from Helzberg.  Be sure to also enter the Helzberg Diamonds Hint Like You Mean It Sweepstakes and send the link to your Valentine too and enter to win a $1,000 Helzberg Diamonds gift card or a 14 carat white gold STARRA diamond pendant (retail value $549.99). I personally would be happy with either that gorgeous pendant or the $1000 GC, I can think of a few things I would love to buy!

 

red shoes

 

Over the years my husband has done well on Valentine’s Day, he tends to do really thoughtful things and I love that about him. This year I would love a romantic night out all dressed up to a fancy restaurant. I plan on dropping hints about how I never get to dress up any more or how good he looks in a suit and tie! I could always lament how I haven’t had anywhere to wear these gorgeous new red shoes!

Maybe I’ll even start restaurant name dropping….

 

helzberg diamond necklace heart

If you are looking for a gift idea check out the Circle of Love™ Diamond Pendant in Sterling Silver

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

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Fringe #RealMomStyle

blanket cardigan fringe

 

Fringe is really on trend right now and most of it comes on pieces that just don’t fit my style. I always tell people don’t wear something just because it is trendy, it has to fit you and your style. What you wear is a message to the world so be sure you stand behind the message you are sending.  So imagine my surprise when I fell in love with this super soft blanket cardigan from Anthropologie only to notice the fringe at the bottom when trying it on. So I have joined the throngs of fringe wearing fashionistas, but really it wasn’t the fringe that made me love this piece it is the fact that is feels like a super soft fuzzy blanket and looks great all at the same time. This was a splurge gift to myself while in New York on a brand trip for Johnson & Johnson we had just finished touring Google and the YouTube labs and had some free time in Chelsea Market, I couldn’t resist!

How are you feeling about fringe this season?

 

fringe sweater

 

anthropologie blanket cardigan

 

What I Wore:

 

fitness february

 

So speaking of skinny jeans I have been doing great sticking with my working out and now I am moving on to trying to eat healthier ( as I munch on some candy hearts oops). So Andrea and I decided to focus on fitness for our February Real Mom Style Challenge on Instagram, check it out and be sure to play along because one lucky participant will receive a pair of Jabra Step Bluetooth earbuds, you want them trust me.

Also EXCITING NEWS I opened an Etsy shop and now my shirts are being printed locally and it is all so fantastic so go buy a shirt… please!

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 and me That Chic Mom the link up is here this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style.

 

1 Piece Styled 3 Ways – The Quilted Vest

1 piece styled 3 ways

I am really excited to introduce you to a new fashion series for the month of February. I have teamed up with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops to bring you 3 different takes on the same classic piece. That means you will be able to follow the sage old fashion advice that every item in your closet should be able to be worn 3 ways! This week we are tackling the fashion stylings of the quilted vest, a staple in the winter wardrobe this piece is so versatile. Last week I showed you a classic and favorite way of mine to wear a quilted vest but this week I tried something a bit different for me and styled mine with a plaid button down.

 

blue vest

 

Keeping with the hot trends of plaid I paired my favorite plaid button down with a gorgeous cobalt blue puffy vest. In this type of outfit the vest is more of a layering piece than outwear and stays on all day especially in winter in the freezing north. I added skinny jeans and of course some boots and I love how this outfit turned out, classic yet fun with the bold colors.

 

quilted vest styles

 

So what do you think, would you wear a quilted vest with a plaid shirt? What about a colored vest like this one from PrAna?

Be sure to check out how Andrea and Kristin are styling their quilted vests this week to get 3 ideas on how to style a quilted vest.