Brown Boots for the Whole Family

rackroom brown boots


brown boots for her

Fall means boots and every wardrobe should have a pair of great brown boots for fall. This fall the western trend is really hot so a pair of brown western boots is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Whether you pick knee high brown boots, brown ankle boots or something in between you can’t go wrong with a great pair of brown boots. I found some really great brown boot options at Rack Room including these the Cactuswc by MaddenGirl the perfect western boot in brown for fall, plus the low heel makes it super comfortable for long days chasing kids. Here are just a few other brown boots I found at Rack Room that would be perfect for fall.

brown boots for girls


Little girls love boots too, just ask my daughters and a great pair of brown boots is perfect for every little girls wardrobe. My older daughter has a great pair of brown boots and her sister wanted some too. I found these great girl’s brown boots at Rack Room the Sophie by Cupcake Couture.


brown boots for him

And don’t forget the men, brown boots are great for men too. Whether your man likes a true cowboy boot or a brown ankle boot he can update his wardrobe with a great pair of brown boots.

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Real Mom Style: Knit Motorcycle Jacket #RealMomStyle

conversaitno pieces knit moto jacket


Anything knit is always super comfortable making it perfect for motherhood so when I found a knit motorcycle jacket I was thrilled. One of my favorite little boutiques Conversation Pieces has a fabulous knit motorcycle jacket right now that is cozy and super cute. This french terry biker jacket is perfect for throwing on over just about anything as you head out into the cool fall air, I love it over a cute tee for an easy and chic look. Our fall has been oddly warm so I have been sticking with my cropped jeans longer than I expected and I love how they look with my metallic oxfords and the french terry biker jacket.


knit moto jacket



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, Very Busy Mama and me That Chic Mom, the link up is hosted here this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!

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Fall Children’s Shoes from Umi Shoes Plus #Giveaway #FallFashion

umi hallie shoe


I love fun shoes for both me and my girls and Umi shoes are just as fun as saying the name Umi! My preschooler is wearing the cutest little booties for fall, everyone comments on them. The Umi Children’s shoes Audra is eye catching, literally it sparkles so bright in the sunlight you can’t help but look. My daughter refers to them as her sparkly shoes and they are perfect for all the activities a little girl loves, like playing tag with grandpa!


umi shoes play


I love that these adorable little girl shoes come with the Umi promise of supporting little growing feet without compromising on looks and style. If your kid needs a more toned down shoe that is just as supportive and great then Umi has you covered for that too. My kids have uniform rules for shoes and Umi always has a great selection of shoes that fit within the guidelines. The Ria II is a classic black patent leather mary jane shoe that belongs in every little girls wardrobe.


umi ria shoes


If your girls need some boots for fall, who am I kidding not if since your girls need some boots for fall be sure to check out Umi for a great selection. They have tall black boots, short tan boots, tall silver boots and brown and orange boots too. Yes they have every style and height of girls boots you could need, check out how cute Andrea’s daughter looks in her Umi boots over on Momma in Flip Flops.


umi boots Collage


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Fashionably Comfortable Day to Night Look with Payless ShoeSource #StyleMeetsComfort

For me fashion and comfort go hand in hand, one need not be sacrificed for the other. As a mom it’s important that I can do all the things required of a mom of 5, they are my number one priority and my main job, and as a women who loves fashion it is important to me that I love the clothes I am wearing and that they look good. When I found out that Payless ShoeSource has a line of shoes that incorporate comfort and fashion I could not wait to check them out.




The selection of shoes at Payless from the Comfort Plus By Predictions and the Dexflex Comfort collection are really impressive and I had a hard time picking one pair, until I saw the Dexflex comfort Harper bootie in grey, it was love at first sight. Booties are really trendy right now and can be worn so many different ways and this two toned jem had my mind swimming with outfit ideas.



I created a fun day to night look inspired by the Payless DexFlex Harper Bootie, the only change is jeans for the day and skirt for the evening. I paired some cute skinny jeans to highlight this great two toned bootie, added a blazer, t-shirt and a great necklace for the prefect day time look. While it looks super chic it is comfy and kid friendly, the blazer is knit and it’s just jeans and a t-shirt.



For the night time look I swapped my skinny jeans for a cute knit black skirt and voila you are ready for date night or girls night out in just a few minutes. The Payless DexFlex bootie looks super cute with a skirt and is so comfortable you can wear it all day and all night, no need for a shoe change.

So what do you think, would you expect to find that bootie at Payless? And would you expect them to be comfortable? The whole comfort collection is kind to your feet and your wallet so be sure to stop into your local Payless or shop online for great new fall shoes.

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Kohl’s & Disney Frozen Sing Your Heart Out Contest #FrozenFunatKohls #sponsored #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Kohl’s. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

kohls frozen clothing

If you have a little girl anywhere in your life then you are very aware of the movie Frozen and the hit song Let It Go… More than likely you know every word to it too. The whole movie Disney Frozen is a huge hit and the characters are beloved by all of my girls, in fact they all have new frozen themed shirts and capris from Kohl’s. Yep I said Kohl’s they have a whole line of Disney Frozen apparel in store right now as part of the Disney Jumping Bean collection. Now that the weather is cooling off I need to grab that adorable Elsa vest with the Elsa tutu skirt and leggings, what little girl wouldn’t be thrilled to own that?

Disney and Kohl’s have teamed up to host the Disney Frozen Sing Your Heart Out contest. Disney “Frozen” fans can submit videos of themselves, their kids, and/or the entire family singing “Let it Go” for the chance to appear in a Kohl’s holiday commercial that will air during the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs) broadcast. Contest entry period is now through Monday September 29, 2014 so get singing and recording asap!


I caught my two year old belting out her favorite song along with the computer in the cutest little video. I love how she gets nice and loud at the end… look out broadway! This was my exact experience in the car daily as she demanded that I keep Let It Go on repeat. The silver lining is that my baby now falls asleep to this song when I play it really loud in the car and the obsession has died down a bit since spring.


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A Camo Shirt, An Animal Print Sweater and a Foxcroft Giveaway

foxcroft camo shirt


A while back I told you how to find the perfect button down shirt and one of the best places to look is Foxcroft. Foxcroft not only makes a super flattering fit and cut for women but they offer great colors, prints and on trend patterns. Camo is still very much on trend for fall and Foxcroft has a great blue camo print blouse that is fun and trendy all in one. I love the fit of this shirt and the print is so fun for fall!


foxcroft leopard print sweater


I truly hope animal print never goes out of style as it is so much fun! Foxcroft has this great animal print cardigan that has a touch of neon to it making it a real statement piece. When you wear this sweater you hardly need any accessories as this grabs so much attention in a good way. I paired it with some great open-toed pumps for a more dressed up look.


foxcroft fall



Foxcroft has lots of other great pieces that would be perfect additions to your fall wardrobe like this plaid blouse and striped sweater jacket. Be sure to check out the whole Foxcroft Collection for Fall then go see what Andrea is wearing from Foxcroft over on Momma in Flip Flops.


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Fall Fashion from The Children’s Place

childrens place leather and denim jacket


The Children’s Place is a always a great place to go to add some cute new pieces to your kid’s wardrobe as the seasons change. The Children’s Place offers affordable fashion that your kids will love and so will your wallet. I found the perfect fall jacket for my daughter at The Children’s Place a denim jacket with leather sleeves, it is so cute and versatile. My daughter wore it with everything we got from The Children’s Place.


fall fashion chilrens place


Jeggings are the perfect pants for little girls and we picked up several great pairs one in gray and one in floral both trendy and adorable. My girls would wear actual leggins all the time and now I don’t have to give the speech on how leggings aren’t pants instead I can just give them a pair of cute jeggings! Plus they are just $13!


girls sweater dress


childrens place sweater dress


I love a great sweater dress for me and for my girls and this striped sweater dress from The Children’s Place is so cute and perfect  for little girls. It is a great length, great color and great fit for every little girl. My girls are dancers and if they can find a shirt about dance they want it. The Children’s Place has some cute tees that we added to the wardrobe for fall too and many of them are just $5.


childrens palce dance shirt


Be sure to check out all the great deals on fall clothing for kid’s from The Children’s Place and them see what adorable clothes Andrea’s kids are styling on Momma in Flip Flops.

How to Style Denim for Work Plus a Lee Jeans Giveaway

lee jeans for work

October 3 is Lee National Denim Day and in honor of such an important day I have teamed up with Lee jeans to bring you some great styling tips for wearing denim at work, you know how much I love a great pair of jeans.

Denim at the office isn’t only for comfort. This year more than ever, you will see casual Fridays become an everyday norm and dressed-up denim become a trend. So how do you stay casual while looking professional? Wearing denim to the office can be pulled off with the right pair of Lee jeans and a few finishing touches.

Use these styling tricks to make your next denim ensemble exec-level chic, brought to you by Lee:

1) Dark jeans are a must. Clean, dark denim says classic and sophisticated, while the distressed, boyfriend look can put off a weekend vibe.

2) Don’t underdo your denim. Pair it with your staple work separates: a dressy blouse, cardigan or a blazer – style it just as you would a dress pant or pencil skirt.

3) Not all denim cuts are office-friendly. Opt for clean (not slouchy) style – a straight, skinny, crop, or trouser.

4) Decorate your denim. Any of your favorite accessories will do – a nice pair of heels, colorful skinny belt or statement necklace will make you meeting-ready in minutes.

5) Feeling feminine? Try layering a Lee denim jacket on top of a colorful skirt or dress. Pair it with office-chic counterparts like red lipstick and pearls to polish it off.

So there you have it. With the right pair of Lee jeans and trusty pieces to style it with, you can achieve an office look that’s understated yet confident!

In cohesion with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Lee National Denim Day invites participants to go casual for a cause and wear their favorite pair of denim on October 3 in exchange for a $5 donation to help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against breast cancer. This amazing movement has been going strong in workplaces across the country since 1996 and has raised more than $91 million for the fight against breast cancer


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Matilda Jane Boutique Fashions for Fall

matilda jane skirt


Matilda Jane is one of those brands that I keep hearing about but have never really tried out myself, until now. Boutique fashion for kid’s, especially little girls, is a growing trend and why not the stuff is adorable! Matilda Jane is a trunk show company that not only sells adorable boutique quality clothing but they also sell women’s clothing, did you know that?


matilda jane hold the phone skirt


My 8 year old has a keen fashion sense and is really particular in what she wears and she always looks good. Ordering clothes with her is painful, she takes forever choosing and without her is painful too, you never know if she will approve. When I saw the Matilda Jane Hold the Phone Skirt I knew it was perfect for her and it would be an instant success. The style is girly and long enough to be modest and the phone print is quirky and fun. Paired with the lilac colored Matilda Jane Bonnie Tee and I was confident I had a winning combination. She added her favorite boots and the look is adorable and totally age appropriate, which I love.


matilda jane moody jersey cardigan


After hearing other moms rave about Matilda Jane for them I tried out the Matilda Jane Moody Jersey Cardigan. This cardigan is flowy and comfortable and very chic. I loved pairing it with a basic tee some distressed jeans, ballet flats and a great Mialisia necklace, perfectly mom chic!

Matilda Jane Clothing is a successful company utilizing a direct sales business model that creates entrepreneurs and self-employed business people. Matilda Jane Clothing uses an extensive application and interview process to become a Trunk Keeper. Since its inception, the company currently employs 517 Trunk Keepers covering 45 states in 467 different cities. They’re office and distribution center is based in Fort Worth, IN. For more information, you can visit

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Fall Fashion from Karen Kane Plus $100 GC #Giveaway #FallFashion

karen kane dress


Not too long ago I started seeing some really cute dresses in my Instagram feed and they were all by one particular company Karen Kane. Of course I then started following Karen Kane and headed over to the website to check out what else they had to offer by way of women’s fashion. Well I found a gold mine of clothing that is just my style and now have a new brand to love and adore. Dresses are really hard for me, for whatever reason they never quite fit me right and I often don’t even bother trying them on, but I really wanted a dress from Karen Kane. The Karen Kane Funnel Neck Dress is perfect for me and I love that it mixes navy and black with the faux leather pocket on front. This dress can be casual or dressed up making it versatile and a perfect addition to any wardrobe.


karen kane houndstooth sweater


A great pair of leggings is a staple in ay woman’s wardrobe and by a great pair of leggings I do not mean the cheap, clingy cotton variety that shows the outline of your underwear. I mean a pair of leggings that fit well, have some thickness to them and are flattering much like the Karen Kane Faux Leather Panel Leggings. These leggings fit like a dream and hug but don’t cling just like a great legging should. The faux leather panels give it an update style that really adds an extra level of fun to any outfit. I paired the faux leather panel leggings with this super stylish Karen Kane Hi Lo Houndstooth Pullover, this sweater is a classic piece that is a staple for every wardrobe.

Karen Kane is the perfect blend of classic pieces with on trend updated styling, these pieces will have a long life in your wardrobe, my favorite kind of fashion! Be sure to check out what Andrea is styling from Karen Kane over on Momma in Flip Flops then enter to win a $100 Karen Kane Gift card below.

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Metallic Oxford Shoes and Purple Flats

metallic oxford shoes


I love shoes that have character and more often than not I plan my wardrobe around my shoes. The oxford shoes trend has been around for awhile now and I just really was not a fan until I saw metallic oxford shoes and then I fell in love. Metallic oxford shoes plus distressed jeans and I was giddy like a little school girl planning the outfit possibilities in my mind. I found the perfect metallic oxford shoes at Call It Spring, they have a cut out side making them great in this transitional weather. The pair of oxford shoes that I fell in love with is the Jonalyn but they have several other version of  the oxford shoe so you are sure to find the perfect pair.


conversation pieces floral cardigan


How cute and feminine are these shoes, I love that this masculine trend can be so very feminine. Here is another  way I wore my metallic oxford shoes, so cute with cuffed jeans.


metallic oxford shoes outfit


And if Oxford shoes are not your thing then check out these fun purple ballet flats. I love the pointed toe and the criss-cross straps as well as the bright purple color. These shoes are incredibly comfortable and eye catching in a good way. The Abenasien from Call It Spring is a great flat that should be added to every wardrobe and it comes in 3 different colors.


purple flat shoes


These shoes are my first experience with the brand Call It Spring and I am hooked, such great unique statement shoes that are also comfortable and affordable!

What I Wore Real Mom Style: Black Jeans and Open Toed Boots #RealMomStyle

black jeans open toed boots


September is a beautiful time here in Ohio and it can be a very challenging time fashion-wise. Once we get the first burst of cold weather I am all ready for fall and the summer clothes get packed up, then inevitably we have some random 80 degree days, what is a fashion loving girl supposed to do? I just can’t bring myself to put back on summer clothes so you find the perfect compromise the open toed boot. It is no secret that I love boots and literally count down until I can wear them so when I found these gorgeous open toed boots at RackRoom I knew they were the answer to my Indian Summer fashion woes.


open toed boots


Black jeans are back in-style which makes me really happy, I still remember buying  my first pair back in college and how much I loved them. Black jeans are the perfect way to dress up a causal outfit, they just look a bit more dressed up than regular jeans. Over the weekend we took our Little Flowers group to a local nursing home to play bingo and hand out cards the girls made. This outfit was perfect for that and these open-toed boots are so comfortable! I dressed them up with a new favorite floral shirt and some gold jewelry, I love how the outfit turned out and it will definitely be worn a lot.


black skinny jeans



Did you see the price on those jeans? Snag a pair now because they are an amazing fit and an unbeatable price for the hot color for fall! This outfit perfectly embodies the idea behind our Real Mom Style posts because it looks so put together but really took a few moments and is super comfortable, I am wearing a t-shirt and jeans with some comfy boots, it doesn’t get better than that for motherhood!


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, Very Busy Mama and me Thrifty & Chic Mom, the link up is hosted at Very Busy Mama this week so join in and share your Real Mom Style!


Product was provided for feature, all opinions and the great fashion sense is all my own!

The Most Comfortable Flats Ever from Brian James Footwear #FallFashion

brian james angie flat collage


I love shoes and I will put up with a lot for a really cute shoe, but I prefer that my shoes be exceedingly comfortable. I am chasing 5 kids after all and that can mean some long days on my feet doing crazy things. So when I need a stylish looking shoe that is excessively comfortable I turn to Brian James and the Angie Flat. A classic ballet flat will never go out of style, never, so every mom should have at least one great versatile ballet flat that they can rely on. The Angie flat from Brian James is that shoe and before you protest the price just remember you get what you pay for. If you want quality and comfort that will last years then spend $79 and get the perfect flat from Brian James if you want a shoe that will be moderately comfortable after broken in and last only one season, go somewhere else.


brian james ballerina flats


I love wearing my Angie flat with skinny or cropped jeans and that look is still very much on trend for fall. These shoes are so incredibly comfortable and the classic look makes them very versatile. I am wearing the smoke suede which is very on trend with the popularity of gray this fall. All Brain James orders come with free shipping and free returns so grab your pair of essential ballet flats from Brian James today. Then go check out what shoes from Brian James Andrea is styling over on Momma in Flip Flops.


Fall Fashion for Girl’s from PS from Aeropostale #FallFashion

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ps aero outfit


My dear friend Andrea over at Momma in Flip Flops has been raving about the cute clothes for girls from PS from Aeropostale and I finally checked them out for myself. I always worry about finding clothes that are appropriate for my girls, they want style and I want to make sure they are age appropriate. My oldest daughter has been asking for more skirts for her fall wardrobe and the skater skirts from PS for Aeropostale are super cute. Skirt length is an issue with my tall thin girls and since I had to order online I was not sure how the skirt would work for my long legged girls.


ps aero sweatshirt


Well the skirt is perfect and I plan on ordering a few more, I love that PS fro Aeropostale gives the skirt length in the description so now that I know that length works I can confidently order other skirts for my girls knowing they will fit. PS for Aero also has great hoodie sweatshirts. This time of year a zip up hoodie is perfect for the early morning fall crisp air and PS Aero has tons of adorable hoodies complete with glitter, sparkle and the perfect color selection for girls. My girls wear uniforms so having a hoodie they love to throw on in the morning and during recess is important to them. I am really happy with the price and the quality and the selection of girls hoodies is great.


Hoodies for girls

Have you shopped at PS for Aeropostale before? They offer girl’s clothing size 4-14 and boys clothing too so be sure to check them out. Then go see what cute PS Aeropostale clothes Andrea is featuring over on Momma in Flip Flops.



The Perfect Eyewear for the Sport Called Motherhood

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under armour sunglasses


When you think of motherhood you don’t necessarily think of it as a sport, but let me tell you motherhood is not only a sport but a full contact sport and the proper eyewear is so important. In all seriousness moms of toddlers and babies you know exactly what I mean, any accessory you put on is a prime target for grabby hands, flying feet and hurled objects. I have super sensitive eyes and you can always find me with sunglasses on if there is the slightest hint of sun. Since I am always wearing sunglasses how they look, the style, is really important to me so finding a pair of sunglasses built for sports that has style, well that is a tough combination.

Under Armour Sunglasses for Her

That is where Under Armour comes in, yes I said Under Armour as in Under Armour women’s sunglasses. Under Armour makes stylish sunglasses not only for women but for men and kids too. I am wearing the Tempest and my husband who is a daily runner is currently sporting the Under Armour Zone 2.0 Interchangeable WWP Sunglasses. These men’s running sunglasses offer interchangeable lenses and offer not only sun protection but my husband loves them with yellow lenses for running in the rain.


under armour performace eyewear


Are you shocked? Would you have thought of Under Armour for stylish sunglasses? As a sports company Under Armour knows what it takes to make a product that can survive what life throws at you and Under Armour has come through for moms and dads everywhere with stylish, functional sunglasses you will love so check them out!