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.

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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!

Zutano Toddler Furry Coat and a $75 GC Giveaway

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zutano bear outfit

 

Zutano has done it again they came up with a new collection of adorable and unique clothing with fun new prints and oh my goodness the furry coat! Just look at that adorable face looking like a bear?!?! And the bear getting into the book case, I was literally laughing so hard I was crying as my daughter crawled around in her furry bear suit, too cute for words.

 

zutano baby outfit

 

My daughter is wearing the Zutano Furry Baby Zip Suit and it is just so cute. Not only is it cute but it is warm and will keep baby and mommy happy as the weather dips colder. I love the bear details and the pool colored arms and legs mean it works well for baby girls and baby boys because every baby is an adorable little bear cub!

 

zutano fur coat toddler

 

zutano toddler coat

 

The Zutano Furry Collection also has a Furry Toddler Jacket and even a vest. My 2 year old loves her new furry coat and she wanted to wear it out even on an 80 degree day! We paired it with Zutano matchstick jeans and a the Zutano Land of Wonder Toddler Loop Top, such cute pieces making for a very cute outfit.

 

zutano dog print outfit

 

Don’t forget the little boys in your life, Zutano has super cute clothes for them too. Just look at my handsome nephew in this outfit from the Zutano Le Chien collection, so cute ( both the clothes and the baby). And people complain there are no cute boy clothes, they obviously have never checked out Zutano! Be sure to check out all of the great Zutano collections and grab some for your kids, not only are they adorable but they hold up well and work as perfect hand-me-downs. Then go see how adorable Andrea’s son looks in his Zutano clothes over on Momma in Flip Flops.

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Lily Jade More Than A Diaper Bag

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A great diaper bag is a must have for any mom, it essentially replaces her purse 99% of the time so it needs to reflect her personality as well as function as a portable changing station. It needs to be big enough to hold all of her babies stuff and all of her stuff and did I mention it needs to look good?

Most diaper bags are retired after baby outgrows diapers or if like me you just keep having kids they are retired when you treat yourself to a new diaper bag. Usually I give away my old diaper bags or they become the extra bag kept in the car as I will never use them again. Lily Jade has created not only a fabulously stylish diaper bag but it’s so much more. Instead of just being a diaper bag it is a bag with an insert that turns it into a diaper bag. This is brilliant on so many levels.

 

lily jade anna diaper bag

First of all this means you can use it as a bag well beyond your diapering years and not have to pretend it isn’t a diaper bag BECAUSE IT NO LONGER IS! And it means when you are running out the door but leaving baby behind you don’t need 2 bags just remove the baby bag insert and leave it with baby taking the purse with you, this is BRILLIANT!!!

 

Lily Jade makes several diaper bag silhouettes and offers a wide variety of colors. I love the Lily Jade Anna in gunmetal, it goes withe everything and adds some personality just like a good bag should. Lily Jade bags are not cheap which is why it is even better that they have a life well beyond baby so they are worth the price. Be sure to check out the whole collection and let me know which one you love!

 

Fabulous Fall Boots from Born Footwear #FallFashion

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Boots glorious boots!!!

I have a slight boot obsession, ok maybe I have a big boot obsession, but really can you blame me they are BOOTS!!!

Boots are by far my favorite type of shoe and one glance in my closet confirms this love. And while you might think how many different pairs of boots can one person need let me just say LOTS. Even my husband has come to understand and respect the different types of boots I have and the different uses they serve.

One brand that I have fallen in love with over the years is Born Footwear. Born offers a perfect marriage of beauty and comfort in the handcrafted artisan collection of footwear for both women and men. Each shoe is stylish and beautiful and very, very comfortable. One of my favorite pairs of boots is the Born Zuzanna and they are 3 years old yet look and feel brand new still. This year I am embracing the non-traditional boot height by adding the Jem and Mariette to my boot collection.

 

born jem

 

The JEM boot from Born Footwear is an ankle boot that goes below the ankle. This boot is perfect with jeans and offers a great buckle detailing right at the ankle. This just below the ankle height is fun and feminine while adding a 1 1/4 inch heel which is super practical for motherhood.

 

born  mariette boots

 

The Mariette boot from Born footwear has a bit of a moto feel to it with the buckles giving it s fun edgy feel. This boot comes just below midcalf and is perfect for with skinny jeans, jeggings or leggins. I love the kind of funky feel to it and the non-traditional height. Plus it is a super comfortable shoe with a 1 1/4 inch heel. As you can see from the collage there are lots of great boots in the new Born Footwear collection for fall, did you see those red knee high boots… swoon!

 

maxjeans burgundy vest

 

born jem boots styled

 

I have been styling my boots already and can’t wait to style them even more ways as the cool weather really sets in. Be sure to check out how Andrea is styling her Born footwear over on Momma in FlipFlops.

 

Stylish Girl’s Shoes Venettini Giveaway #FallFashion

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venettini kids shoes

 

My girl’s love shoes with a bit of flare and personality, they get that from me! Well Venettini is a dream come true for my girls because they understand personality when it comes to shoes! That and they work great for my girls with a narrower heel, we really struggle with shoes sometimes as they step out of everything. The Venettini Lily shoes comes in a wide variety of prints, fabrics and colors and has this great elastic band across the top to keep the shoe in place. I love that my girls can wear loafers and not step right out of them with this brilliant design! My daughter of course chose this bold blue and pink design, so cute!

 

venettini lily shoes

 

venettini invana gold snake shoes

 

We also needed some dressier kids shoes for church and the Ivana is perfect. This classic flat with a bow is adorable and goes with everything my daughter needs, plus it is narrower which is great for us! The gold and cream snakeskin is something I would pick, she takes after me so much, and they are just so cute and “fancy” as she says. She came down wearing this outfit the other week for church and I love it, snake and leopard… that’s my girl! The Ivan also comes in a wide variety of colors so you are sure to find the perfect color for your child’s wardrobe. Be sure to check out what adorable Venettini shoes Andrea’s kids are styling over on Momma in FlipFlops. Venettini shoes are available at zappos.com, saks.com, nordstrom.com

 

venettini gols ivana flats

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What Wore Real Mom Style: Cozy Oversized Sweaters and Leggings #RealMomStyle

conversation pieces cowl neck sweater

 

Fall is in the air and it was chilly this weekend! When the sun was out it was perfect weather but when it went behind a cloud you got a chill and needed a coat. We had a busy but great weekend with a painting themed birthday party and the kickoff of soccer season. Both outfits I wore this weekend were repeats of past features so I decided to play dress up and put together the perfect fall outfit for today’s feature. I love cozy oversized sweaters especially ones with cowl necks. I ordered this great new sweater from Conversation Pieces and it is even better than I imagined, super soft and comfy and perfect with leggings, I plan on living in it this fall. There are 2 key components to picking the perfect oversized sweater.

1. It needs to have some shape and drape well, a big lumpy box is no good for anyone.

2. It needs to cover your bum, no one wants to see us in tight leggings with a short top, no one.

Now once you have the perfect sweater find the perfect leggings and the perfect boots, super easy!

 

cowel neck sweater

 

WHAT I WORE:

Even though it was not quite cold enough for this outfit I did not want to take it off, so comfy and so cute, I just love it! What about you, are you a sweater and leggings type of person?

 

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

 

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Stylish Tops from Annie Jean Apparel #fallfashion

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colorblock top

 

 

Sometimes I can fall into the rut of wearing solid colored tees way too often, this fall I am making a concerted effort not to just grab my standbys but to add pattern, print and color. It can take a bit more thought but the result is so worth it. Annie Jean Apparel is a cute and trendy online boutique that offers great finds at affordable prices. As someone looking for some print and pattern Annie Jean Apparel is the perfect place to look as the site is full of vibrant fun tops!

 

colorblock top with vest

 

The first top I chose is a classic looking color block top in tan and cream. Color blocking is still very much in style and this top does it for you adding a bit of interest and contrast without getting too complicated. I have already warned you repeatedly about my vest obsession for fall so it should come as no surprise to see I paired this top with a vest. Instead of a skinny jean or jegging I changed it up and wore my vest with a bootcut jean and ankle boots. Add some great jewelry and you have a fabulous look for fall.

 

leopard and lace top

 

I love a great animal print and fall is the perfect time to embrace it in my wardrobe. This delicate leopard and lace top is perfect for dressing up or dressing down. The back is sheer so I added a black tank top underneath and … you guessed it a vest! This leopard and lace top from Annie Jean Apparel is a steal at just $14 and is going to make many appearances under vests, cardigans and blazers this fall.

 

For great fashion inspiration and to see what new items Annie Jean Apparel has to offer be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Then go check out what Andrea is modeling over on Momma in Flip Flops today.

Fall Fashion from Max Jeans Plus #giveaway

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maxjeans burgundy vest

 

I am obsessed with vests for fall, I want one in every color and multiple styles, they are a great way to layer without getting too bulky. When I saw all the vest options that Max Jeans has in the fall collection I could hardly choose just one to try. I ended up getting the Pigment Dyed Tencel Vest in burgundy, the rich color is perfect for fall and the tencel material makes it soft and lay perfectly as you move. I also love the pocket detailing and drawstring waist, this will get a lot of wear this fall. I decided to style my Max Jeans vest in a more casual look by layering it over a 3/4 striped tee with jeggings and boots, this outfi is fun and casual and perfect for chasing kids in style.

 

maxjeans vest

 

Of course the jeggings I paired the vest with are Max Jean jeggings. The Max Jean Luxe Stretch jegging are fabulous, it feels like I am wearing stretch pants yet they are a stylish pair of jeans. The fit of  jeggings is perfect for balancing out the layering of the vest and bonus, they look great with boots! (you know how much I love my boots)

 

mialisia gold jewelry september

 

I have been wearing these Max Jean jeggings a lot as it is slowly getting cooler and becoming boot season. But these jeggings also look great with flats, last time I styled them with cheetah flats and a very different vest, they look great styled so many different ways.

So what do you think? Will you be embracing the vest trend? What about jeggings will you be pairing them with boots or flats or both? Be sure to head over to Momma in Flip Flops and see how she is styling her clothes form Max Jeans.

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Fall Fashion from Land’s End, Blazers, Jeans and Cheetah #FallFashion

lands end fall outfit

 

Land’s End has been steadily climbing in the fashion world and with the new relaunch of their jeans they have some really great product out right now. Normally when I am shopping I like to pick my own outfits, I put them together to match my own personal style and I like it that way. After browsing the Fall lookbook from Land’s End I fell in love with one particular outfit head to toe and decided to copy it for myself. The look is layered, which is just my style, and it’s a great dressed up twist on jeans. Of course I added my own twist with some edgy jewelry and voila here is what I came up with.

 

lands end fall blazer

 

 

The outfit is a great layered look with a striped tee, button down chambray shirt and a navy knit blazer. The kicker to the whole outfit is the shoes, these leopard heels are not only fabulous but comfortable. To make the outfit truly my own I went with untucked top and added some fun gold jewelry.

 

lands end blazer and chambray top

 

WHAT I WORE:

  • Lands’ End Women’s 3/4-sleeve Stripe 1×1 Button Boatneck Top
  • Lands’ End Women’s Chambray Shirt
  • Lands’ End Women’s Navy Jacket
  • Lands’ End Women’s Fit 1 Low Rise Slim Leg Jeans – Medium Indigo Wash
  • Lands’ End Women’s Minnie Calf Hair Pumps

 

Lands End fall jeans and cheetah heels

 

So what do you think, would you wear it? This outfit can be remade into so many other great looks for fall as it is comprised of classic pieces that look great alone too. And then their are the shoes, let me tell you not only are these shoes statement and fabulous, but they are super comfortable. Every woman needs a great pair of animal print heels and the Lands’ End Women’s Minnie Calf Hair Pumps are amazing.

Now you need to go check out what great fall fashion pieces Andrea from Momma in FlipFlops is styling from Land’s End.

Pediped Children’s Shoes Giveaway #FallFashion

pediped flexzone

 

You know I love Pediped, I tell you that multiple times a year, I just keep going back to this great brand for my kid’s shoes. Especially when my kid’s are little I love that I can find a cute dress hoes with a supportive footbed and sturdy sole. My girls are girly girls and they want the shoes to go with the dress and yet they are still very active. Pediped provides the style my girls and I love with the comfort and support hey need.

 

pediped brown mary jane

 

My latest Pediped shoes are the Isabella FLEX in chocolate brown. These shoes are so classic and really go with everything making them a great shoes to own. Pediped makes all kinds of cute shoes that we always love, but a great classic is good to have in your wardrobe. My daughter loves how these feel and has been wearing them with everything, and they look so cute. All Pediped shoes come with an additional insert which allows for your child shoes to fit perfectly longer, a great way to extend the life of a shoe and cut back on how many pairs you have to buy in one year.

 

pediped fall mary jane shoes

 

As we head back to school look to Pediped for a great selection of boy’s shoes and girls shoes, they have gym shoes and dressy shoes plus they have uniform shoes that will meet dress code standards. Available in sizes from baby to EU 36.

pediped®, announces they will give $13,000 back to over 200 schools enrolled into the pediped® ♥ schools program. Each school will receive a check for a 10% rebate on their total attributed purchases of pediped® footwear during the year and the top five performing schools will receive $1,000 as an additional bonus. pediped® ♥ schools is currently accepting enrollment for the upcoming year. Upon enrollment, each school receives a unique code and those who purchase pediped® footwear should enter the code at checkout when shopping online at pediped.com or in any pediped owned boutique located in Las Vegas.

Be sure to check out the adorable  Pediped shoes Andrea is featuring on Momma in Flip Flops.

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: Dresses and Ankle Boots #RealMomStyle

dress with ankle boots

 

It finally feels like fall and I am literally doing the happy dance. Fall is my favorite time of year and my favorite time for fashion, I love boots and sweaters and scarves and layers!  Today for church I was thrilled when it was in the low 70′s that meant I could finally wear some fall clothes. I decided to revisit this shirt dress I got last spring, it’s such a classic piece that can be worn in multiple seasons just by switching out the accessories. I added ankle boots because ankle boots are so fun with dresses and an animal print scarf to really make it feel like a fall outfit. This dress is a mom’s best friend as it is very forgiving and it washes easy. After wearing this dress with a  squirmy toddler on my lap I was reminded of those new Jockey Skimmies that Maria on Very Busy Mama shared, I think I need a pair… just in case.

 

ankle boots with dress

 

WHAT I WORE:

So how about you, do you own a great shirt dress? Would you wear ankle boots with a dress?

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New Eric Carle Clothing Line at Gymboree

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Everyone knows and loves Eric Carle if not for the very hungry Caterpillar then for any of the other books we love… Brown bear, brown bear what do you see? When I heard that Gymboree and Eric Carle had teamed up to create a line of children’s sleepwear and play clothes I was so excited. You guys the Eric Carle line at Gymboree is sooooo cute, for the first time in my life I wish I had a little boy too!

 

eric carle pajamas gymboree

 

This line is beyond adorable with play clothes and pajamas and just so much cuteness. Did I mention they will soon have adult sized Eric Carle pajamas too? We ended up buying the flamingo pajamas and butterfly play shirt, I also want the LOVE caterpillar pajamas but they were out of our sizes already in the store, the line is only 2 days old! My 9 month old loved seeing the flamingo in the book and matching it to her shirt, so much cuteness!

 

gymboree eric carle flamingo

 

gymboree eric carle

 

We have a pretty extensive Eric Carle book collection but if you do not Gymboree not only carries the new line of Eric Carle clothing but the Eric Carle books as well. So if you have not already fallen in love with this line take a look at a few more of the pieces and then order right away or run to your store because this line will go fast!!

 

Eric Carle for Gymboree

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Just Say No to the Boxy Shirt

foxcroft shirt

 

Today a friend of mine and fellow mom called me all excited, she was at a party over the weekend and half the women there complimented her outfit specifically her shirt. The shirt was a Foxcroft 3/4 sleeve button down shirt and while the shirt itself is very cute what drew all the attention was the fit. She had finally embraced dressing with a purpose and was wearing a tailored shirt that had shape and flattered her body. As a mom of 6, even though she was thin, she had stopped putting a lot of attention into her wardrobe and was making due with clothes that were bought several babies ago.

Let me tell you a little secret… the loose fitting (or oversized) button down shirt with no shape is not nor will it ever be flattering. I don’t care if you are carrying around 20-30 extra pounds, a shirt with no shape makes you look like a shapeless blob. Every woman needs shape to her clothing but we don’t all need the same shape. So let’s talk about what you want to look for when buying a button down shirt.

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1. Pick up the shirt and look to see if the sides are curved at all, if it is completely straight put it down and walk away.

2. Look for darts or any kind of seaming that is giving the shirt some sort of shape, remember shape is key.

3. Check the bottom hem of the shirt it should have some sort of curve to it, not be straight across.

4. TRY IT ON. And not only that but try on lots of different shirts because you are not a hanger and it will look different on your body. Some of my favorite items I own looked terrible on the hanger and were a surprise when I tried them on.

5. Once you find the right silhouette then you can find great colors and prints that fit you, your style and your personality!

 

I would love for everyone to feel confident and look good in a figure flattering button down shirt, they are a classic wardrobe staple that never goes out of style!