Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fashion for Moms and a Giveaway

My husband never understands why I spend so much time wondering what to wear or why I get "dolled up" just to go to the grocery store.   He says "You like fine" and "Nobody cares what you look like!"  Well, I DO! That's the part he doesn't get...I care what I look like.  When I put some thought and effort into what I'm wearing,  (even if it is just to run an errand) I feel better about myself.  Starting my day feeling pretty good about myself puts me in a better mood and gives me a more positive, upbeat attitude.  I don't dress up and add accessories for anyone but myself. Here are some easy, yet fashionable "mom" outfits that would be comfortable enough to wear to run errands, chaperone a field trip, or cheer from the sidelines at a soccer game. (Of course, dressed in these outfits, you would be the envy of the other soccer moms!)
Each of these outfits came from Pinterest so if you follow me on Pinterest, my apologies, you're seeing my favorites again! You can click on the pictures and you will be taken to the Polyvore website where you can see where to shop for these pieces and the cost of each.

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I don't usually gravitate toward purple but the regular old blue jeans with the grey sweater and then the touches of purple for accessories really is something I like.  I am always drawn to grey sweaters.  Grey is so versatile and can be used as a canvas for many other colors.  The hat would work good for days when your hair is a bit fly-away and the flats are perfect for chasing after toddlers and loading and unloading kids!


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I LOVE this look.  I love the neutral color of the shirt with the little sparks of green in the accessories.  I like the look of dressing up a plain pair of jeans.  It is still casual but steps it all up a notch.  And, again, the flats would be perfect for a busy mom.

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And your basic black!  Who doesn't just love basic black?  I especially like the scarf to dress things up a bit and the striped flats.  I just read that stripes are going to be a very "in" thing this spring - on shoes, clothing, hand bags...anything! All of the items in this look are available either at http://www.oldnavy.gap.com/ or http://www.jcrew.com/.


When my sister became a mother for the first time I got her a handbag - much larger than the cute little purse she had always carried.  I told her that moms need more room!  These three handbags are so cute and would hold the hand sanitizer, Kleenex, suckers, and handful of stray Cheerios perfectly in style!

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In my recent "fashion research," I found that pastels are big this spring.  I found lots of mint and peach. I love this bag!  It is from Neiman Marcus and, well, okay it is $6,690.00...a bit pricey for holding my loose Cheerios but, nevertheless, I love it!  I will be sure to keep my eye out for something similar but a bit more soccer-mom friendly!  


Dooney Handbags
OOPS!!  I don't know where I found this one!  I'm sorry!!  But isn't it nice?  Classy, roomy, and I love the textured look. Oh, look!  There is a side pocket.  It would probably hold a baby bottle just right!  :)

  
Jason Wu for Target® Blue Stripe Tote.Opens in a new window

This is from Target, the Jason Wu collection and only $39.99! See, stripes again!! 
It looks fresh and fun and ready for spring!




Pinterest also had this floating around...
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15 Easy Alternatives for the "mom hair" bun!  Many of the styles look very glamorous but are supposedly simple to recreate and great for in a hurry, dirty hair...you know, all the mom issues! :) This site has tutorials with clear step-by-step pictures on how to create each style.

And speaking of mom hair...

Sister-Dipity is having another
GIVEAWAY....

Adult Headband in Chocolate Brown, Shabby Chic Flower for Girls and Women

Nicole, from the Etsy shop Ruffles and Fringe, is sponsoring our next giveaway for this beautiful headband from her shop!  Ruffles and Fringe has many different styles and colors of headbands.  I have two of her headbands and always get compliments on them!  Plus, it makes for an easy hair day...I just run a brush through my hair and stick on one of Nicole's glamorous headbands and off I go! Wouldn't you love to win this? 

 Here's what you need to do...

1. You must be a Sister-Dipity follower.  If you are not yet, click on the blue "Join this site" button to the right. 

Then...
2. Visit Ruffles and Fringe and leave a comment telling us what item(s) you love!


Bonus Entry:

1. Favorite Ruffles and Fringe on Etsy and leave a comment letting us know you added it as a favorite!

So you have 2 chances to win!  This giveaway will end on Wednesday, February 29th. Please make sure to check back to see if you were a winner so we will be able to get your address to mail the prize!!


*The winner will be chosen randomly by

26 comments:

  1. I really like the Red Headband-Jeweled Double Flower. Red is my Favorite color and this is really cute! I also added Ruffles and fringe as a favorite!

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  2. So cute!!! I'm following along and would love to win!!! :)
    {And ps... thanks for guest posting today on SummitStreetJoy.com Rebecca!!!;0}
    blessings,
    lauren

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  3. I am a follower on GFC! Thank you!

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  4. I LOVE the butter yellow peony headband, and the shabby chic flower headband! So cute!

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  5. Ruffles and Fringe is my favorite on Etsy!

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  6. I'm GFC follower, as chiaranefene!
    I love the Shabby Chic Headband in Charcoal Grey

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  7. Oh, thanks for pointing me to this shop now -- my favorite is Shabby Chic Headband in Charcoal Grey!

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  8. Definitely added that shop to my favorites as well because I could easily buy a headband in every color. But with my wardrobe, Shabby Chic Headband in Charcoal Grey still matches everything!

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  9. The baby headbands are so cute!

    slavila (at) rochester (dot) rr (dot) com

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  10. Added as a favorite

    slavila (at) rochester (dot) rr (dot) com

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  11. I'm a new follower- just became follower #60 : )

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  12. I love the navy blue jeweled headband!! So pretty:)

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  13. I added Ruffles and Fringe to my favorites on Etsy:)

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  14. I don't have any baby girls, but the pale pink one was precious. I loved the deep purple one, it is may fav color. I think it would be cute with the grey sweater that you added.

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  15. I love the Black Adult Headband, Shabby Chic Double Flower for Women and Girls! Beautiful!

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  16. I LOVE the charcoal gray double flower!!!

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  17. I added Ruffles and Fringe as a favorite!

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  18. I have the Olive Green Headband Flower Trio and LOVE wearing it. Most headbands cause headaches- not Nicole's. I also cannot stop raving about how well the flowers accent your hair instead of sticking out like an alien piece. I would definitely like the Melon Flower Cluster Headband to wear this summer!

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  19. Ruffles and Fringe has been a favorite of mine on Etsy for awhile :)

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  20. i am a new follower! i LOVE nicoles shop! I have been a long time customer!! She is AMAZING!!!! I have several of her headbands and always get compliments on them! My favorite headband is the navy blue jeweled headband! (which i actually own and im obsessed with it bc its so gorgeous!!!)

    Caitlin L.

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  21. ruffles and fringe has been a favorite of mine on etsy for the longest time! yay!

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