How to Style a Sweatshirt DIY


hanes gray sweatshirt with flowers

 

The weather is turning colder which makes a classic fleece sweatshirt sound like the perfect outfit choice, soft and cozy it just makes sense in the freezing midwest. While I love a great comfy and cozy sweatshirt I prefer a bit more style so I took 2 comfy, cozy Hanes sweatshirts and did a little DIY magic  no sewing involved) and I could not be happier with the results. I started with a Hanes Live.Love.Color fleece crew neck sweatshirt in light gray. Then I added a black leather pocket (iron on), with the addition of the leather pocket and a great scarf this sweatshirt was already looking stylish. I decided to add jut a touch more and embellished the sweatshirt with some delicate black flowers (iron on) and I really, really love how the sweatshirt turned out. I styled my Hanes sweatshirt with some long black beads, black layering tank and distressed skinny jeans and I love, love, love it!

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I also had a Hanes Live.Love.Color Fleece Zip Hoodie to keep me cozy this winter and after the success with my DIY sweatshirt I decided to add a little sparkle and shine to my burgundy zip hoodie. I added a silver sequin pocket (iron on) to my Hanes zip up hoodie and it is the perfect touch of fun I was looking for. Add some jewelry, cute jeans and a layering shirt underneath and you have a stylish outfit that works for every job a mom has to tackle.

 

hanes girls

 

hanes girls embellished sweatshirts

 

Hanes sweatshirts are just as comfy and cozy for my kids as they are for me. After my success with DIY sweatshirts the girls of course wanted a little extra something added to the cozy new hoodies they have. The Hanes Girls’ ComfortBlend Full-Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt is super cozy and comes in great bright colors that my girls love, they prefer their hoodie over a coat when the weather allows and now that I added a little iron on bling and pizzazz they are in love.

 

hanes sweatshirt outside

 

And of course we can’t forget dad he has plenty of sweatshirt options when it comes to Hanes. For men Hanes offers comfy and cozy sweatshirt goodness in the Mens Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Full Zip Hoodie, Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Crew SweatshirtPerfect and the Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt. My husband loves a great sweatshirt and these are super comfy, here are 3 ways to style a men’s sweatshirt.

 

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1. Mens Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Full Zip Hoodie plus a graphic tee

 

hanes red sweatshirt

 

2. Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Crew SweatshirtPerfect over a plaid button down shirt and under a denim jacket.

 

hanes brown hoodie

 

3. Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt under a blazer

 

As you can see Hanes sweatshirts are versatile as well as stylish, add to that super comfortable (tag free) and you have a great wardrobe staple. And if you are feeling like you need to take your sweatshirt to the next level of style just add a lite iron on DIY like I did.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Monocromatic Monday #RealMomStyle

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I used to wear a lot of all black and really loved a stylish monochromatic outfit, black is very slimming after all. But lately I have been embracing more pattern and color in my wardrobe. For whatever reason today when I grabbed my Happy Hibernating Lounge Sweater (which I own in 4 colors because it is that amazing) I decided to go monochromatic. I paired this super comfy tunic with my gray pinstripe skinny jeans and a black, gray and white knit infinity scarf and I really loved it. Today was a catch up day where I took blog photos, did laundry, picked up around the house and had a big girl night out to see the Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo.

This outfit was perfect for all of those activities as it was comfy and stylish and even though it wasn’t an issue it would have hidden stains courtesy of my kids quite well.

 

gray tunic and scarf

 

WHAT I WORE:

Have you been joining in our fun Real Mom Style Challenge on Instagram? It has been great seeing all the pictures and one person will win a Kohl’s $100 GC, this Friday is the last day to join in and be eligible to win. Have you seen the t-shirt I created? It’s a women’s fitted tee, not boxy stiff thing, and is super cute you can order yours for $14 only for for the next 2 weeks. If 20 are ordered it prints if not it doesn’t and you won’t be charged, they make a great gift too so grab yours now while you can!

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

 

Give Happy with OshKosh B’gosh this Holiday Season #GiveHappy

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation.

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The holidays are a time full of happiness and one of the things that makes me happy during the holidays is giving to others. I love finding that perfect gift to give someone I love, the gift that says you matter and I thought of what you would want. I also love giving to those in need and it is something that I am striving to instill in my daughters too. We always adopt kids from the Christmas tree at church and this year we are helping adopt a local family in need as well.  OshKosh B’gosh wants everyone to give happy this holiday and one way I am giving happy to you is an OshKosh B’gosh coupon for 25% off so you can save when you purchase adorable clothes for your little cuties.

 

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OshKosh B’gosh has the cutest outfits out right now for both boys and girls, I of course loved all the girl stuff. The minute I walked in the door I saw on a mannequin the outfit with the Super Star hot pink tee, Fair Isle navy cardigan and houndstooth skinny cords and I knew I had to have it for my daughter. I never would have put that outfit together but I really love it and so does she, I want those cords and that sweater for myself!

 

oshkosh sisters

 

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On my oldest is the best shawl collar shimmer sweater, I really wish I could wear kids sizes that sweater is fabulous! Fortunately my daughter realizes what a great sweater it is and has been wearing it non-stop. We paired that great sweater with the fun tee Glitter Makes Me Happy and the extra glittery glitter jeggings.

 

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oshkosh camo pants

 

One of my girls is tall for her age yet very, very thin and that makes buying clothes very difficult. Clothes shopping for her has become really, really stressful because if things don’t fit properly she gets distressed and who can blame her I am not happy if my pants are drooping or the sleeves too long. The vast selection of tunics and leggings that greet you as you walk in the door of OshKosh B’gosh are perfect for her. The extra length in the tops and the tighter fit in the leggings mean everyone is happy and she feels like a rockstar, just one more way to give happy to my girls! How cute is she in her TLC Polka Dot Tunic and the TLC Leggings in shimmer camo print.

 

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OshKosh B’gosh is  favorite retailer of mine as the clothes are not only adorable but they are well made and last the test of time meaning that fabulous sweater and glitter jeggings on my oldest will still be going strong with girl number 5 wears it, that is getting your moneys worth for sure. And I know that I can always find age appropriate clothes at OshKosh B’gosh, so for use OshKosh B’gosh is a place of happiness when it comes to clothes shopping.

It’s easy to #GIVEHAPPY, and even the smallest acts of kindness can help brighten someone’s day! What are some ways you’re planning to #GIVEHAPPY this holiday season?

 

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To find an OshKosh B’gosh store near you check out this store locator.

Stylish Thanksgiving Day Outfits from Kohl’s

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and everyone needs the perfect outfit, I headed to Kohl’s and found two fabulous outfits both perfect for Thanksgiving Day. The first outfit is a super cute sweater dress, sweater dresses are really trendy right now and Kohl’s had no shortage. I tried on 4 different sweater dresses before I settled on this one but they are all super cute. Here are several other sweater dress options from Kohl’s for you to check out. I love how sweater dresses are so forgiving, the thicker material can offer a fitted look without the clingy-ness of other dresses and they are very versatile too. Wear them with heels, boots or flats, tights or leggings.

Stylish sweater dresses from Kohl's

 

 

kohls thanksgiving sweater dress

 

WHAT I WORE:

 

Have you seen all the midi skirts and scuba skirts? Scuba skirts are really trendy right now and I have been loving them on others so I gave this cute scuba skirt a try. I love how long the midi length is, no chance of the kids lifting your skirt, and the vintage nostalgia it emits is something I am loving right now. I initially planned on belting the sweater with the skirt but found I much preferred it tucked in showing off the full scuba skirt. Add some glamorous jewelry and you have an elegant look for Thanksgiving Day.

 

kohls scuba skirt

 

WHAT I WORE:

So what do you think are you loving sweater dresses as much as I am? How about the midi scuba skirt, are you tempted to try one out? Head to Kohl’s this holiday season for fashion and style on a budget!

Gift cards were provided, all styling and opinions are my own.

Perfect Clothes for Your Pretween from PS from Aeropostale

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

Holiday picks from P.S. from Aeropostale


Yes I said pretween you know those 8/9 year olds who are not quite tweens or even preteens yet aren’t little anymore. I feel like this is such a tricky age to dress as I am in no hurry to rush my daughter into her teenage years yet I understand her need to not feel like she matches her 5 year old sister. This is where PS from Aeropostale comes in they offer stylish, age appropriate clothing that both mom and pretween can love, in fact this is my daughters new favorite store.  Just take a look at these 3 trendy, stylish, modest and age appropriate outfits my daughter picked out, they are all super cute and perfect for her allowing her to express who she is right now with these fun outfits from PS from Aeropostale.

 

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WHAT SHE WORE:

 

ps aero skirt and lace top

 

WHAT SHE WORE:

 

ps aero meow sweater

 

WHAT SHE WORE:

Each of these outfits is adorable and fits her personality perfectly. P.S.from Aeropostale also offers longer layering tanks which has helped me engage my daughter in a great discussion about respecting her body and making sure she is dressed appropriately. I am so proud of this girl and how strong, kind and loving she is and I am so glad she has found a brand that helps her express who she is. I am a firm believer that clothing is how we express ourselves, it sends a message to the world and both of us can support the message she is sending these days.

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Legwarmers #RealMomStyle

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Yep that’s right bring back the 80’s with leg warmers!  Seriously though leg warmers are a super cute way to add some fun to your leggings and for me to make me feel more comfortable in leggings. I love the comfort of leggings but they make me really, really self conscious so I only wear them if my top covers my rear and I prefer to wear boots that way the minimal amount is showing, weird I know but hey that’s me. So leg warmers are another way I find that I can embrace leggings. I can wear cute booties add some fun leg warmers and voila super cute! So yesterday I went to Kohl’s to get some leg warmers as I heard the Simply Vera Vera Wang collection had some cute ones and of course I ended up with a whole new outfit that I love. I photographed it yesterday and am wearing it today as I type!

 

kohls leopard sweater

WHAT I WORE:

Would you wear leg warmers? I also styled them with tights and a sweater dress so stay tuned for that look later this week.

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Have you seen the t-shirt I created? It’s a women’s fitted tee, not boxy stiff thing, and is super cute you can order yours for $14 only for for the next 2 weeks. If 20 are ordered it prints if not it doesn’t and you won’t be charged, they make a great gift too so grab yours now while you can! And don’t forget to join in our Instagram #RealMomStyleChallenge to win a Kohl’s $100 gift card!

This weeks guest host is the stylish Victoria from The Mummy Chronicles she has a great sense of style and I love her tagline  “pearls are optional attitude is a must” so go check her out!

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

 

The Perfect Dressy Tee

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I have really been loving graphic tees lately especially cute tongue in cheek ones that apply to me. Last night while I waited not so patiently for my site to come back online (I had some not fun hosting issues) I decided to try my hand at t-shirt design and I am in love with the result. This adorable custom women’s tee called My Dressy Tee will be available for a limited time and is just $14. Available in black crew neck, gray crew neck and gray vneck you can order your favorite version or all 3. This makes an awesome and affordable Christmas gift for the stylish mom on your list too.

How to style a graphic tee

 

I love this tee because it can be dressed up or dressed down and it is an easy way to look more put together on days when you just want to wear a t-shirt. Order yours now but you won’t be charged until it ships, they only ship if 20 get ordered otherwise it won’t print. I hope you love it as much as I do and if you do I will create a new custom limited edition tee each month! These are super soft women’s tees, not boxy stiff unisex.

I hope you love it as much as I do and yes I make a few pennies off each shirt so thanks for funding my kid’s Christmas!

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Plaid and Chunky Knit Scarves

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Are you on Instagram? If so did you see the fun new Instagram Fashion Challenge Andrea and I are hosting? Join us every Friday in November by posting an outfit based on the weeks theme, tag it with the hashtag #RealMomStyleChallenge and you are entered to win a Kohl’s $100 GC, it’s that easy and that fun, I hope you will join in this week.

My kids had a 3 day weekend and we had no major commitments which made for some great relaxed family time around the house. The weather was perfect fall weather and it was just an all around really nice weekend, one that I sorely needed. I have been on the search for a plaid shirt that was my style and I finally found it in this plaid blouse from Foxcroft. I have been falling more and more in love with it each time I wear it and I have to say this weekend when I paired it with my burgundy chunky knit scarf from Conversation Pieces it was my favorite way of wearing it so far.

 

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BTW don’t mind the terrible far away picture my amazing hair stylist had an adorable baby girl which means she is on maternity leave. Her co-worker did a good job on everything but my bangs and the thing about short hair is you can’t really hide a bad haircut, thankfully it grows fast and my lady will be back for my next haircut, PHEW! Also I got sent these super cute Valentino sunglasses from VSP and I am enjoying the dark oversized frames!

 

plaid top chunky scarf

 

WHAT I WORE:

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!

I’m also joining in the #reasonstodress link up for her Real Mom Street Style link up.

Holiday Fashion from Foxcroft Plus a Giveaway

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

Foxcroft holiday checklist

This holiday Foxcroft has got you covered when it comes to fashion for wearing and gifting, they even have a checklist to make sure you have all the fashionable tops you need to get through the holidays. So what exactly is on the Foxcroft Holiday checklist? Well…

  1. White Shirt
  2. Plaid
  3. Denim
  4. Non-iron
  5. Sweaters
  6. Pattern Play

I have been wanting a cape for awhile now I just think they are so elegant and sophisticated and perfect for with leggings. Foxcroft has several fabulous ruanas on the site right now, I went back and forth between the Tartan Ruana and the reversible ruana and now they even have the striped ruana. I ended up with the Foxcroft reversible Ruana and it is perfect for my style.

 

foxcroft black ruana

 

foxcroft ruana white

 

Foxcroft has a wide variety of colors, prints, patterns and styles so everyone can find the perfect top for the holidays. I have loved plaid for along time now but have struggled to incorporate it into my wardrobe, I always feel like a lumberjack. The Herringbone Plaid Blouse is a more feminine plaid that really popped out at me as one I could easily incorporate into my wardrobe. I tried a new way to wear plaid by layering it under a motorcycle jacket and I am pretty happy with the results.

 

foxcroft plaid

 

I love seeing how other people style similar clothes so check out how Andrea is styling her Foxcroft pieces over on Momma in Flip Flops.

COUPON: I am thrilled to share with you my readers a 15% off discount on your Foxcroft purchase with coupon code Foxcroft4U. (1 use per person, does not include  non-iron products or giftcard, and can not be combined with any other offers)

WIN IT: One lucky That Chic Mom reader will win an item of choice from Foxcroft so you too can look fabulous this holiday season, enter in the form below.

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What Body Type Am I? How to Figure Out Your Body Type

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If this question has you completely stumped then you are in the right place, knowing your body type will be life changing when it comes to dressing your body and choosing clothing. Anyone can have a great sense of style and look fabulous if they know their body type and how to dress it. This is the moment you take a deep breath in, let it out and sigh a nice long sigh of relief because you do not need nor do you want to look like everyone else. One body type is not better or worse than the other but they each need to be appreciated and dressed to maximize your shape and your assets. There are lots of terms for each of these shapes but I am going to stick to the more common names I learned in school for simplicity, they are body type H, A, X and V. As you read the description for some of you it will jump right out for others grab a ruler and measure and you will soon know where your wider and narrower points are to determine what shape your body has.

 

H  Body Types: Think stick or preteen girl, there are no curves. Hips and shoulders are the same width and no defined waist making your measurements for chest, waist and hips fairly equal. People usually describe you as thin and typically this shape has a smaller bust too. When it comes to weight gain you usually gain it in your stomach & rear while your arms & legs stay slim. The H shape can be fairly easy to dress with the balance of the body but the challenge occurs in trying to add curve and definition to a body with no curve.

Celebrity examples include: Hilary Duff, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow

 

A Body Types: Think pear shaped with hips measuring slightly wider than your shoulders and a smaller bust. Typically you have longer legs and lower body than upper body and you gain weight in your hips and thighs. Pear shapes or A body types do tend to have a flat stomach but struggle with balancing out the lower body with the upper body when dressing.

Celebrity examples include: Beyonce, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kelly Clarkson

 

X Body Types: Think hourglass, for an x body your bust/shoulders measure the same as your hips and your waist is significantly smaller and very defined. Your upper and lower bodies are proportionate which gives you  great curves making you very feminine but your challenge is clothes can make you look frumpy and hide your  defining curves. You tend to gain weight all over and need to dress to accent your small waist.

Celebrity examples include: Marilyn Monroe, Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry

 

V Body Types: This is the ideal body shape of bodybuilders with the shoulders being wider than the hips. You tend to have a fuller bust and thinner legs and all your weight gain is above the waist. The challenge with this shape is not looking top heavy but the upside is you have great legs.

Celebrity examples include: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tyra Banks.

 

Remember if you are unclear on your body type take your measurements and compare it will help clarify your shape.

Now that you know your body type keep an eye out for tips on how to best dress each of these great body shapes so you can really love and appreciate your unique shape.

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Aztec Cardigan #RealMomStyle

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I create outfits in my head, it’s something I love to do the problem is often the clothing pieces I envision are not being sold by anyone. My most recent frustration was inspired by an aztec print cardigan from Conversation Pieces. The sweater is the perfect heavy fall sweater that doubles as a jacket on cool fall days. I initially wore it exactly how I planned with skinny jeans and boots and I loved it but then I saw these boyfriend jeans and knew they would look amazing with this sweater. I wanted to add an orange tee but no one had one, or not the right orange, so I went with yellow instead ( I told you I create these outfits in my head and no one makes what I want). Well the yellow adds a whole new dimension and I am very happy with this outfit too.

aztec sweater

 

conversation pieces aztec cardigan

 

 

WHAT I WORE:

Aztec print is really hot right now and I am loving it, after admiring it on Instagram over and over again I am so happy to have this sweater to throw on when I am out running around and will need no coat.

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!

Another great link up to join is the ReasonstoDress Street Style.

Stella & Dot Gift Ideas, Stunning Jewelry You Will Want

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Silver: signature engravable bar necklace, orbit hoops, wishing bracelet Gold: déjà vu double sided studs, chevron pave necklace, inspiration bangle Rose gold: chevron spear earrings, renegade bracelet, rebel pendant

So Stella & Dot, it seems like every time I comment on a stunning statement necklace the response is “thanks it’s Stella & Dot”, they have gorgeous colorful pieces and I want every single one of them. Recently my friend Kate approached me about Stella & Dot and I finally took the time to really browse the full collection and I was shocked at all the versatile pieces that Stella & Dot offers. Another thing that shocked me was how many pieces are really affordable, I mean look at all the great pieces for under $100 even as low as $19! Plus you are helping support another mom by purchasing through an independent consultant. Before becoming a mom I never got independent consultant companies, now I love them because they allow moms to help support the family while being flexible so they can be present for their kids.

 

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After browsing the full collection I fell head over heels for the rebel Pendant in rose gold, it is such a bold and stunning piece. I wore my Stella & Dot rebel pendant yesterday and 4 strangers stopped me to ask about it and if rose gold is not your thing it also comes in silver and yellow gold. This is a well made piece that will last plus it is so versatile it is not going out of style anytime soon. I want to get the Inspire bracelet to wear with my rebel pendant and it’s only $39! Stella & Dot also has a whole new collection of engravable products so you can get the perfect personalized gift for yourself or someone on your list!

 

stella and dot pendant

 

I am hosting an online Trunk Show with my friend Kate and it will be open until Nov 21 for you to shop for the holidays. Right now they are having a great flash sale so go check it out and buy yourself some fabulous new accessories to update your wardrobe ( and get some gifts too!) SHOP HERE!

Girls Night Out Fashion Inspiration: Jeans and Pumps

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I love jeans and heels, there is something so chic and fun about taking an everyday staple like jeans and adding a cute pair of pumps to them. While the idea of jeans and heels is not new to me, and honestly was a staple outfit choice pre-kids, it doesn’t make much sense while chasing kids. Now pumps are reserved for date night and girl’s night out, just another reason to be excited for a night out!

 

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Here are two looks I put together that have me planning a night out just so I can wear them. One thing I have seen everywhere is boyfriend jeans and pumps and when I saw the leopard print pump Bristol by XAPPEAL I knew they would be perfect for me to try with boyfriend jeans.  I have also been wanting to try the half front tuck with my shirts but had yet to find the perfect outfit where it worked. When this outfit came together I loved it and called my girlfriends at once to set up a much needed girl’s night out very soon.

 

foxcroft leopard print sweater

 

My go to for pumps and jeans has always been an open toed classic pump like the Jeannie by Maripe, these are timeless and comfortable and look amazing with a straight leg jean. I paired these with a fun animal print cardigan to add that bit of drama that I love and some great earrings.

So what do you think are you itching to schedule a girl’s not out, grab your pumps and jeans and head out for a nice night of girl talk? Yeah me too!

All these great shoes can be found at Rack Room at great prices, thanks Rack Room for the great shoe selection to feature!

 

Wrenn Jewelry, Unique and Beautiful Creations

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The term statement jewelry took on a whole new meaning when I first laid eyes on bangles from Wrenn Jewelry, I have never seen anything quite like them. Eye catching, vibrant and delicate all wrapped into one these bangles made of wire and druzy stones are gorgeous. These custom made bangles come in sizes to ensure the perfect fit. The Wrenn Jewelry collection does not stop at just bangles the collection also includes rings, earrings and necklaces.

 

Wrenn Jewelry

Every time I wear these Wrenn Jewelry bracelets I get tons of compliments and questions about where they came from. My set is the Aqua, Blue and Black Druzy Bangle Set and I just adore it. I plan on adding to my collection to add some more colors and get an arm full of gorgeous druzy stone bangles from Wrenn Jewelry.

So which ones catch your eye? Aren’t these pieces just stunning, be sure to keep them in mind for Christmas gifts.

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

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Introducing 3 Fashionable Ladies #RealMomStyle

Last week my dear friend Andrea featured me on her blog as part of a Tour Through Blogland where she featured 3 bloggers who’s fashion she loves seeing on Instagram. Instagram is one of my favorite places to share fashion and find fashion inspiration, I love it because it is what real women are actually wearing not photos of models who aren’t actually participating in life in those outfits. Don’t get me wrong I love all kinds of fashion but real inspiration from other fashionable moms is great!

Joining in the fun and keeping the ball rolling it’s my turn to answer some question and feature 3 more bloggers. So here we go…

Questions for me:

What am I working on? Right now I am working on a super fun Instagram Fashion Challenge with my friend Andrea, I can’t give too many details but we took the things we loved about the current challenges out there and we left the things we didn’t, added some of our personal flair… So watch for the announcement coming later this week.

How does my work differ from others in its genre? As a stay at home mom of 5 girls I find myself in the minority in my passion for caring about fashion and making it work for moms. I majored in textiles and clothing in college and fashion that works for my life is truly a passion of  mine that I love to share with other moms.

Why do I write/create what I do? Because I truly love fashion and sharing how I make my passion for fashion work while being an active and present mom.

How does my writing/Creative process work? This is a tough one as it depends on the day but essentially each day I evaluate what I will be doing that day and then create an outfit around one piece that jumps out at me. I definitely need to try things on and sometimes the outfit in y head works perfect and other times I go through several try-ons before I come up with what I want to wear, but I love all of it!

 

Now for my featured guests:

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Hi That Chic Mom readers, my name is Sherry and I am the writer of The Life of the Party. I started this blog initially as a way to document past parties for my children, family and close friends and it’s since morphed into a blog that is primarily about fashion these days. I’m very passionate about design and find my brain constantly swimming with ideas of new and interesting color combinations and mixing of fabric textures and patterns. My fashion philosophy is to mix high end investment pieces along with more affordable items to create fabulous looks. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to create great looks.

Sherry is so fun to follow because not only does she know how to style a dress like no one else, but she does it in Hawaii so the backdrop is always breathtaking too!

 

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My name is Emily of Supgar + Spice and I’m from North Carolina. I’m a 20-something wife and mother of two girls, Julianna (4) and Olivia (2). I am mostly a stay at home mom but I also work part-time as a lead STEM teacher during the school year at a faith-based after school program for at-risk youth in my community. I started blogging when I was pregnant with Julianna as a way to document my pregnancy. Now my blog has evolved into a place for me to share all of the things I love the most. My blog is a mix of fashion and style {on a budget}, family moments, food, beauty, and fitness.

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This is my favorite fall look. Distressed denim, a cozy sweater, warm vest, and ankle boots. I love how this outfit looks put together and stylish while being comfortable for a mom on the go.

I love Emily because I could pull her fashion posts and put on any of her outfits and love it, her style meshes well with mine and I love the inspiration she provides as a fellow mom of little girls.

 

Finally I would like to introduce you to the guest co-host of Real Mom Style for the week Sarah-Jean of The Fashionable Housewife. Sarah-jean is a recent discovery of mine and I must confess one of my favorite things about her IG feed is all the cute pictures of her babywearing, what a great accessory her cute baby is! Be sure to check out what fashion she is showing off as she joins in for our Real Mom Style link up.

Ok this has been a long post but finally here is what I wore to my daughter’s soccer game yesterday!

foxcroft plaid shirt

 

WHAT I WORE:

 

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 and this weeks guest host Sarah-jean from the Fashionable Housewife  the link up is here this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!