What I Wore Real Mom Style: Plaid Tunic #RealMomStyle

plaid tunic

 

Spring plaids have been really catching my eye lately, I just love the bright and cheery colors against white for a fun plaid that just screams spring!! Tunics are another wardrobe staple that I have been embracing more and more often so you can imagine my squeals of delight when I found a fabulous spring plaid tunic and at Target no less YAY!

I could not wait to wear my new tunic so this weekend it got it’s inaugural wear as I ran about like a mad lady, and it did great. Sometimes I feel like I have to pack a weeks worth of things into one day on the weekend when my husband can watch the kids and I can do things solo or only with one helpful older child and not the whole crew. I hit the gym, the grocery store, a child’s birthday party, the printer who prints my graphic tees and Bed Bath & Beyond. PHEW! The tunic stood up like a champ it was super comfy and did not wrinkle like mad so it looked as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning of the day.

 

plaid tunic pink

 

WHAT I WORE:

 

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

 

1 Piece Styled 3 Ways – Graphic Tees

blogger life tee close up gold necklace

 

Ok so you know I am super excited about this weeks style challenge, I mean I create and sell graphic tees!

So just one more opportunity for me to shove my super cool graphic tees in your face show off how versatile and fabulous graphic tees are!

I chose to style my number one selling tee the Blogger Life Tee, while it is currently Sold out in every size but small and large, I have placed a new order with my fabulous local printer (they hand screen print each tee) and should be fully restocked next week plus it is coming in a new color too but shhhhhh that’s a surprise to be revealed when they arrive!

 

blogger life tee styled

 

So on to how I styled my Blogger Life Graphic Tee this time, I was heading out to dinner just me and my husband so I wanted to dress my graphic tee up a bit, but not to much as we were going to a casual place and then hitting Lowe’s to pick up a new grill (romantic I know).

 

blogger life tee with jacket

WHAT I WORE:

 

blogger life tee sweater

 

Or you can go super casual with sneakers and a cardigan! Dressed up or dressed down graphic tees are a wardrobe staple for moms! For even more ideas check out my Pinterest board!

I am really excited about this new fashion series, 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 graphic tees so be sure to see how each of us add graphic tees into our wardrobe.

 

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7 More Ways to Style Sneakers

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Did you catch the post at the beginning of the month where I teamed up with 7 super stylish ladies to show how we wear sneakers? Well guess what we are bringing you one more installment so honestly if you have not found a way to wear your sneakers that is not yoga pants inspired then I give up!

This week I am wearing a favorite pair of sneakers I discovered last summer my Reebok Skyscape , they come in a ridiculous amount of color options and can be thrown in the washing machine, plus they are incredibly comfortable and weigh nothing!

 

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sneakers and chambray

 

I decided to do some spring layering with my sneakers adding a chambray top over a bright tee. I paired these with some cropped camo chinos and gold layered necklaces to dress it up, just because you are wearing sneakers doesn’t mean you forgo the accessories.

This is just one way to dress up you sneakers and look great while still being comfortable, for more ways to style sneakers check out these stylish ladies:

Kristin at BonBonRoseGirls // Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops // Ellen of That Chic Mom // Ashley at Messy Beautiful Life //  Carly of Thirty Something Fashion // Julie of Mom Fabulous // Audrey at MomGenerations //

Introducing Real Mom Style TV Fashion Tips

I am so excited to introduce you to a fun new collaboration called Real Mom Style TV!

I teamed up with my two stylish friends Maria of Very Busy Mama and Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops to share with you some great tips live via video instead of our usual blog way. So check it out and  get some great tips on how to look stylish and put together each and every day and trust me these are some great style tips that any one can easily do!

Easter Shoes for the Whole Family

Easter is quickly approaching and in my family EVERYONE gets a whole new outfit head to toe for Easter. Even though I have 5 girls there are no hand me downs on Easter Sunday, it is something my mother always did and I love passing it on to my girls. It’s almost like the unofficial kick off to spring, no matter the temps. I still remember freezing in my Easter outfit one year when we were in Michigan, there was snow on the ground but darn it I was in open toed white heels and a bright yellow sleeveless dress (with a cardigan of course).

When you have a larger family like mine or you just need to stick to a budget, the idea of all new for everyone at once can be a bit much. Great news though you can save big on shoes for the whole family at Payless ShoeSource.

As you know I have been showcasing Payless the last few months and I have been pleasantly surprised over and over again at the stylish and comfortable options they have these days. I went online to try and find the perfect Easter shoe and I fell in love with the Christian Siriano Women’s Lace Peep Toe pump.

 

christian siriano payless shoes

 

When I ordered the shoes I had no idea what my Easter dress would look like but I knew these shoes would look amazing with pretty much anything, the white lace and cork are so versatile! I ended up finding a great dress and I have two different options of how to wear it, both I love and both look amazing with these shoes!

 

 

Payless also has a great selection of kids shoes and dressy sandals. I chose this super cute blue sandal for my daughter for Easter, we are still on the hunt for the perfect dress but the shoes are a hit. My daughter has been wearing them around the house lately waiting for the ground to thaw!

 

Have you started picking out your Easter outfits? Whether you start with your shoes or finish with them, check out all the great Easter shoe options available at Payless!

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

What I Wore Real Mom Style: When Did I Get Old?

pink tunic outfit   I know what on earth does this have to do with what I wore, but seriously I was going through pictures for this post and was struck by how old I look. Not in an oh my gosh boo hoo poor me but in an that is not how I see myself way. It occurred to me that I am getting closer to mid-30’s and I still feel like I am in my late 20’s, funny how that works sometimes isn’t it? So on to the outfit, Saturday was a day of running errands and this outfit was perfect for that. I am pretty much obsessed with my gold Sam Edleman slip-ons, they are so comfy and look great with practically everything! I added a pair of skinny jeans and this starfish tunic from Land’s End for a comfy casual look. The scarf was a last minute add on that completed the looks!   pink tunic gold shoes   So that was my outfit, if you need ideas on how to transition old pieces into spring check out my Spring Fashion piece and if you need help styling sneakers here are 7 Ways to Style Sneakers. Also be sure to join Andrea and I on Instagram on Friday’s for our #RealMomStyleChallenge you could win a pair of Clark shoes!   realmomstylelogonew   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.

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Adorable Spring Fashion for Kids from OshKosh B’Gosh #ImagineSpring #IC #sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

 

oshkosh spring girls

 

Spring is here FINALLY and my kids are so excited to get to go outside and enjoy our backyard! My youngest is exploring the outdoors on her own two feet for the first time and her love of all things outside is intoxicating! The bold and bright colors of spring fashion make me want to dance and apparently do the same for my girls!

 

oshkosh spring dance

 

OshKosh B’Gosh is a brand I have always trusted to provide quality clothing that both my girls and I love. On top of that the iconic brand that is synonymous with overalls has all kinds of stylish clothing from playwear to Easter dresses. I went into my local store to buy just a few things and came away with a lot, but with a coupon and OshKosh Bucks your money goes a long way. They have on trend florals and pastels, adorable activewear as well as bright and cold eye catching colors and prints your kids will love.

 

oshkosh instore spring   oshkosh instore spring 2

 

I found the perfect dress for Easter for my daughter it is just the right touch of classic style with some girly sparkle. It’s still kind of chilly here in Ohio so this cardigan with a bit of bling is the perfect addition to the outfit. She can’t wait to wear her new emsemble for Easter!

 

oshkosh easter dress

 

I love that I can find clothing for all of my girls from ages 9 down to my littlest toddler and I can match them, coordinate them or let each of their personalities shine all at one store. I mean how cute do they look!!!?!?!!

 

oshkosh spring

 

The current collection that has navy blue with some bursts of neon really caught my eye and I bought quite a bit of the collection, I mean how cute is it! The blue and orange patterned leggings are a favorite and the tunic is mature enough to satisfy my older daughter, I mean I would wear that outfit.

 

oshkosh spring outfits   oshkosh spring maxi dress

 

I never thought I would find a trendy maxi dress at OshKosh B’Gosh and I found not only one but several, the others are coming in the mail since my store was sold out in the sizes I need. Be sure to check out this whole fabulous collection of spring children’s clothing at OshKosh B’Gosh and use this coupon to save 25% off! OshKosh B’Gosh carries sizes 0-12 find your local store HERE.

 

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1 Piece Styled 3 Ways – Florals for the Flower Hater

1 piece styled 3 ways

 

Let me clarify I do not hate flowers, I actually LOVE flowers, just not so much on my clothing. I admire floral pieces on everyone else but they are just not me. When you think spring fashion floral prints always come to mind  so we decided to show you how we style florals and for me how I bring florals into my wardrobe while staying true to my personal sense of style.

 

kohls floral shirt

 

Large modern floral prints are on trend right now which makes me so happy because those are some floral prints I can happily embrace. I found this great floral tee at Kohl’s that fits my style with the bold colors and the large size of the pattern makes it work for me too. Alone this shirt is great with a statement necklace, skinny jeans and open toed ankle boots.

 

modern floral tee

 

Or you can change it up and layer a knit motorcycle jacket on top and trade your boots for a pair of great red flats. Either way this modern floral tee works for those who don’t really go for the floral trend. And if you can’t even bring yourself to add florals on your clothing then do it with accessories like these great floral kitten heels!

 

black shirt dress floral shoes

 

 

I am really excited about this new fashion series, 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 florals so be sure to see how each of us add florals into our wardrobe.

5 Key Pieces to Transition Your Wardrobe Into Spring

kohls spring essentials

 

Spring is slowly creeping in and I don’t know about you but I am so tired of my winter wardrobe, I want spring colors and spring prints and open toed shoes! While I am very tempted to go buy a whole new wardrobe for spring the more practical and wallet friendly thing to do is grab a few key pieces that will help you feel updated and springy without breaking the bank. Incorporate these pieces into your existing wardrobe and you are set with new looks for old pieces.

1. Open toed boots: These are a must and there are so many cute options, I found several at Kohl’s in both brown and black like these or these or these or these or these. Even a white pair!

2. Spring Cardigan: A cardigan is a must to transition into spring so grab one in a bright color or grab a neutral like I did. This cream colored cardigan is a bit heavier making it perfect for Ohio spring but the crochet detail makes it definitely a spring piece!

3. Cropped Boyfriend Jeans: You knew I had to include a distressed pair of cropped jeans and boyfriend fit is hot as ever, I love these Rock n Republic jeans I found at Kohl’s.

4.Colored Purse: A cute new purse for spring is a must and this coral cross body is so cute and brightens up every outfit!

5. Statement Necklace: A statement necklace can elevate any outfit so find one that is versatile and that you love like this tassel necklace from Kohl’s.

 

kohls floral scarf

 

If you have room for 2 more items to add for spring I suggest also adding a floral scarf and a floral shirt because well spring is for flowers!!!

This post was sonsored by Kohl’s all opinions are my own.

 

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Layering Green

So wow this weekend went fast and we really packed a lot in, 2 birthday parties, family fun night at the school, my daughter sang in the choir at church, play dates, Bible study, dinner with the in-laws and dinner with my family, phew! My kids are starting to get much busier and we are doing our best to make sure everyone gets to do activities and have friend time but also keep family time as a priority. We had some gorgeous spring weather this weekend which meant the kids enjoyed the backyard a lot (which happened to be mud filled) have I mentioned how crazy mud makes me? I just ordered this mat
for inside our back door to try and contain it all!

So I have kind of become obsessed with my new line of graphic t-shirts and I wear them all the time as I love finding new ways to style them. I know you are probably getting sick of them so I had to come up with a picture of an outfit that did not include one ( or wasn’t for another post). So I decided to share what I wore to church yesterday as it was super comfy and cute plus I got to wear my open toed boots hurray!

 

real mom style green

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So that was my outfit, if you need ideas on how to transition old pieces into spring check out my Spring Fashion piece and if you need help styling sneakers here are 7 Ways to Style Sneakers. Also be sure to join Andrea and I on Instagram on Friday’s for our #RealMomStyleChallenge you could win a pair of Clark shoes!

 

realmomstylelogonew

 

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 on Momma in FlipFlops  this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style.

Think Spring with Brights and Florals from Kohl’s

kohls spring

 

Kohl’s is my go to place for affordable on trend fashions and if you are looking for spring colors and florals then Kohl’s has got you covered. A beautiful box full of spring fun arrived last week with those 2 purses and 2 pairs of shoes and I of course had to style them!

I grabbed the blue purse this past weekend when I went to a fancy tea with my girls and my mom, and I have plans for that coral purse too. As for the shoes sadly not my size but I plan on purchasing those gorgeous floral kitten heels in my size ASAP!

Here are a few outfit ideas to start your transition to spring!

 

kohls floral kitten heels

 

black shirt dress floral shoes

 

I took a classic black shirt dress I got from Kohl’s last year, added these fabulous floral kitten heels and finished it off with this great coral purse. It’s the perfect way to take that classic black dress into spring!

 

palm tree slip on shoes

 

coral cardigan blue slip on shoes

 

Grab these cute palm tree slip-ons in these gorgeous shades of blue, add a feminine blue purse, boyfriend jeans, a coral cardigan and white tee and you are set. A statement necklace finishes off the look and you have a comfortable, casual and chic!

 

As you can see with just a few new accessories you can take items from your closet and suddenly have great new outfits to take you into spring!

 

1 Piece Styled 3 Ways- Leggings

leggings and tunic

 

Leggings, I have such a love hate relationship with them. So many women abuse the legging, wearing them like they are pants, too tight and too revealing and well it is enough to turn me off leggings altogether. Fortunately I also know how great leggings can be especially when worn tastefully and stylishly.

I am tall and I like my high heels so finding a top long enough to wear with leggings can be tricky for me, even though it may say tunic length sometimes it’s not all that long on me. My other issue is I like a legging with some meat on it, nothing thin and sheer for me.

 

black scuba leggings

 

Now I hardly ever copy a look from someone else but when I saw this tunic and legging combination on One Little Momma I had to have it! The tunic is from Nu-Mod this was my first experience with them but I am super happy with the tunic! The leggings were a bit of a splurge but I am in love, at first I thought these are too much I feel like Sandy in the finale of Grease, but they are so comfy and look amazing I have already worn them twice. These are the Scuba leggings from Express.

I finished off the look with some slouchy boots I have had forever and this Rebel Pendant from Stella & Dot, I am obsessed with this necklace and it goes with everything!

 

1 piece styled 3 ways

 

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 leggings so be sure to see how each of us wear leggings.

How to Style Sneakers and Look Amazing

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The number one reason for not putting any effort into appearance that I hear from moms is comfort. What if I told you that I can think of 7 ways to style those comfy sneakers that do not include yoga pants or workout clothes? Interested?

I teamed up with some of the most stylish ladies I know and we are each showing you how we style our sneakers incorporating comfort with style!

SHOES FINAL 1

For today’s look I built my outfit around a super cute pair of snakeskin sneakers I found on ShopBop, these days you don’t need to settle for boring or resort to running shoes there are so many comfortable and stylish sneakers available in all price points.

 

SHOES FINAL 2

It’s still chilly here but I am ready to slowly move towards spring so I decided to grab a pair of distressed cropped boyfriend jeans and pair them with a cotton v-neck sweater. I added some of my favorite layering necklaces and bangles and suddenly my sneakers look stylish and fun and I couldn’t be more comfortable.

 

snakeskin sneakers

 

This is just one way to dress up you sneakers and look great while still being comfortable, for more ways to style sneakers check out these stylish ladies:

Kristin at BonBonRoseGirls // Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops // Ellen of That Chic Mom // Ashley at Messy Beautiful Life //  Carly of Thirty Something Fashion // Julie of Mom Fabulous // Audrey at MomGenerations //

 

 

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Bring on Spring #RealMomStyle

So WOW what a weekend it has been. I kicked off Friday with a child home with a fever for the second day in a row. That evening I got a call that made my stomach drop it went like this:

Me: Hello

Husband: Don’t freak out. I was in a serious car accident but I am ok. I have to go a woman is bleeding from the head. click (yep he hung up)

Me: WWWWHHHHHHHAAAAATTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah after we got reconnected and I finally got details I found out he was hit by a semi-truck and was part of a multi-car accident. My husband is fine, I mean completely and totally fine which is amazing since his car was super smashed up and everyone else was seriously hurt. And yes I am sure he is fine because I made him go to the ER to get checked out since he got a ride home with a kind witness and left the paramedics to deal with those seriously hurt ( I am bossy like that, and I care so I made him go). So that is how my weekend started with a BANG, literally. And I am counting my Blessings for sure.

 

tea party with grandma

 

On Saturday the 4 older girls and I went to a fancy schmancy tea with grandam (my mom), we ate yummy treats and the kids had fun bagging loose tea and trying it all out. Of course we got dressed up so here is a shot of the whole crew, me and my girls!

 

blessed mama gray tee

 

Then I got the call that my Blessed Mama tees were ready from the printer a whole week early!!!! I am so so excited about these tees and LOVE the way they turned out. Lots of you have them coming your way already, more available in my Etsy shop That Chic Mom Tees.

 

That night my 5 year old woke up in the middle of the night complaining of a tummy ache. I told her to hop into bed with us and 20 minutes later I regretted that decision, yep she puked on me…

 

scuba leggings

 

So the next day I went to church solo and got to wear this great outfit with my new leggings that I love and first saw on Carylee over on More Pieces of Me ( I love when I find a great piece on another blogger to buy). I love this tunic and cardigan from Kohl’s with the perfect statement necklace from Conversation Pieces.

 

hot pink top and scarf

 

Finally I am wishing for spring and bringing out my bold colors and floral scarves and oh these Sam Edelman Lynn Espadrilles in gold I can not wait for the snow to be completely gone so I can wear them all the time!

So that was my weekend, I hope yours was great. I am going to try and include more day to day stuff about my life let me know if you care or you just want to hear about the clothes LOL!

 

realmomstylelogonew

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.

How to Style a Graphic Tee : Blessed Mama Tee

blessed mama gray tee

 

I am so excited about my newest shirt the Blessed Mama tee, this shirt perfectly sums up my life and how I feel every day surrounded by my 5 girls.

 

blessed mama graphic tee

 

Right now these Blessed Mama tees are available for presale in my Etsy shop That Chic Mom Tees, they come in size small- 2XL. These tees are a looser fit of a cotton blend that is super soft, be sure to look at the size chart to get the right size.

Here are a few of the ways I am looking forward to styling my Blessed Mama tee, how will you wear yours?

 

blessed mama Collage

 

I am really excited for this look I already ordered my skirt from Express and the jewelry is Stella and Dot!

 

Blessed Mama Tee

 

This is a more edgy look with camo pants and a quilted motorcycle jacket.
Blessed Mama Tee Graphic Tee

 

I love this look for running errands and chasing the kids, cuffed boyfriends jeans with a utility jacket, cute sneakers and some fun jewelry!
For more ideas on how to wear your graphic tees check out my other posts on 3 Ways to Style Graphic Tees.