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Nicole

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hello! I am honored to be on Stylin Mommies today!

My name is Nicole and I am a mom and photographer living in Eastern Idaho. I have three sweet and crazy kiddos and am expecting my fourth. So, with a busy household to manage and a busy partnership at my studio, it's sometimes hard to be conveniently stylin. But... in our line of work where we help style and makeover the clients we shoot in our sessions, it's important to make sure we can style ourselves. So, my "go-to" wardrobe pieces are those that are comfortable and functional for my life at home as a mommy, but still stylish enough for work.

You can usually find me sporting skinny jeans (or a maxi skirt), boots, and a blouse. Blouses are a STAPLE in my closet instead of tees. They allow me to be comfortable at home, and not too dressy, but still dress up a more casual pair of skinnies and boots for a meeting with a client or a fashion shoot. In the cold winter months I can throw on a nice blazer or a even a leather jacket to keep it warm, but stylish.

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Black Hammer skinnies: Lulu Bella Boutique (Rexburg, Id.)
Black leather knee high boots: shoedazzle.com
Purple flamingo blouse: Lulu Bella Boutique
Ring: TJ Maxx
Stopwatch necklace: home made/ Michaels Craft
Bedazzled chain bracelet: Lulu Bella Boutique

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Amanda

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a mommy of one beautiful and sweet two year-old boy! I wanted him in a photo or two with me but he fell asleep before we took the pics! Darn it! Haha. After 7 moves to different states, my husband and I are finally  settled and live here in Idaho where we were both raised. We are lucky enough to have both of our families within 15 minutes of eachother! I work part time as an esthetician and must admit that I prefer my days at home doing crafts and activities with my baby boy, and miss him when I’m gone!

It is February and FREEZING in Idaho, so anytime I can wear a comfy sweater and boots, while still making it fashionable I am thrilled! Also, since we are expecting a new lil bundle of joy in August, dressing comfy is a must for me right now, so these soft and stretchy jeggings are perfect! I love a pop of color and am currently trying to add more color to my wardrobe since my usual go-to color is black!

This blog is so fun to follow and I’m excited to be able to do this post for Jamie. The ideas and outfits from all of these cute mommies are inspiration for me to get ready every day, even if I don’t plan on leaving the house for the day! I have realized in 4 years of marriage that getting ready every day is important for my self- esteem and motivation too. When I feel pretty and good about myself, I am for sure a happier wife and mommy.





Sweater: Forever 21
Undershirt: H&M
Bracelet and earrings: Forever 21
Red Jeggings: Macy’s Junior department
Boots: Bakers

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Grandpa Sweaters

Friday, February 22, 2013

This is definitely my weekend wear. A big sweater and flats. I am really loving this so called "grandpa sweater". They are soft and baggy and wonderful! I am also so in love with my new flats from Very Jane. I have found leopard shoes to pretty much go with anything! Whenever someone askes me what's a comfortable, stylish shoe that goes with anything, I always say a leopard flat. They are the best! So when I saw these cute loafer looking ones on Very Jane's daily deals I had to snatch them up.Very Jane is  an online store full of amazing deals they do daily. I'm always excited to see what their deals are each day!






Shirt: H&M
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Bohme
Shoes: c/o Very Jane
Necklace: F21
Arrow bracelet: c/o Hello Fab
Beaded bracelet: gift


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Heather

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hey everyone!  Here I am in all my 36-week-prego-glory!  Okay, so the gloriousness of being at the end of a pregnancy may be debatable, but there is certainly a lot of me right now.  I am Heather, a wife, a mom of 3 (almost 4), a piano teacher to 23 students, and an Activities Director for over 300 young women, ages 12-18.  Needless to say, my life can prove to be a little busy most of the time.  This little one is going to have to learn to roll with the flow from the time she gets here!  

As far as style goes, I love it, but do not have time to be finicky.  I firmly believe it is just as easy to put on a comfy, yet cute, shirt as it is to put on a frumpy t-shirt.  That being said, don't we all feel better if we feel any degree of cuteness as opposed to frumpy?  So why not trade in those baggy t-shirts for even a tailored t-shirt instead?  I like to wear clothes that have cute colors and prints, and that have cute, flattering cuts.  I also refuse to wear clothes that are super high maintenance.  Dry-clean only and must-be-ironed pieces are generally not an option for me.  Bottom line, I need to wear something that looks nice, but remains practical to get me through my day.  The outfit I put on in the morning must transition me from being mom of an 8, 6, and 4 year old, and baby, to being a working mom who runs her own piano studio, to a mom who attends meetings with various leaders in our community concerning the youth in our area, with little effort in a single day.  I am far from high maintenance, but consider it doing myself a favor to get up and get dressed at the beginning of every day.  When I do this, I feel prepared to take on whatever my day will throw at me with confidence.  

In more "normal" stages of life (a.k.a. when I am not expecting) I love heals.  My 5'2" frame could use all the vertical help it can get!  Heals can dress up any outfit, and adds spunk and personality.  However, days I have more time to simply go on walks, or take my kiddos to the park, I have no problem donning sporty shoes.  As for right now, I am resigned to wearing flats and loving them!

I do love accessorizing!  Taking the time to add earrings and a necklace or scarf can take a simple outfit to a more completed look.  I love finding good deals, and even consigning.  I also openly admit my weakness when it comes to jackets and sandals.  Those are the two items I would have way too many of if I am not careful!  This blog is such a great way to encourage all of us moms to take a couple extra minutes each day to take care of ourselves.  I claim to be just as busy as any other mom, but have learned the value in not neglecting myself.  It is possible to find balance in this area, and not let ourselves go.  We all owe it to ourselves, and to our families to keep our confidence up while still prioritizing our kiddos and spouses.  





Coat: Gift
Scarf: Vanity
Layering T: DownEast
Tank: Maurices
Sweater: Gift
Jeans: Motherhood Maternity (old)
Earrings: Fred Meyer
Necklace: Fred Meyer
Shoes: Fred Meyer clearance ($10 woohoo!)

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Ali

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hi everyone! I feel so honored to be on this blog with all you other styling mommies! I have seen so many cute mommies out there and you guys just blow me away with your style.

My name is Ali from Dream Crafter. I am a wife to a grad-student and avid mountain lover. My sweetie and I have been married a little over four years and we have two VERY active boys. We have a two-year-old and a one-year-old and they are only 14 months apart, so they keep me on my toes. When we got pregnant with our second, I said to my husband, "Hey! Now I am going to be outnumbered! There will be more boys than girls around here!" He replied, "Honey, you were already outnumbered." Oh yeah....

Being in a house full of boys makes it a little hard to stay in touch with my girly side. When you are playing trucks, basketball or just wrestling you need to be able to move in your clothes. We like to do things like camp, bike, take walks and just be outdoors. I like to chose clothes that are bright AND comfy. They keep me feeling happy and I can dodge a toy car thats being chucked at my head if needs be. Its a win/win. I love this top because its loose enough to move in and has a fun print to keep some visual interest. Pair it with a funky hat and you are ready to go out in the freezing cold with a little more style! I hope everyone is staying warm out there!

-Ali






Hat: Forever 21
Green Horse Print top: Target:
Brown undershirt: Shade clothing
Jeans: Target
Boots: Target (a long time ago)

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Neon and Maxi

Friday, February 15, 2013

Today I am wearing one of my favorite pieces of clothing. A maxi skirt! This one is from lularoe.com This one is my favorite because it is a little thicker than most maxi skirts I have which I love because you don't see all your lumps and bumps so easy. ( you know what I'm talking about!) and I love the fabric choices they have too! Right now they are giving all Stylin' Mommies readers 10% off! Use the promo code Jamie at checkout.






Shirt: Old Navy (recent purchase. Check in store.)
Skirt: c/o Lularoe.com
Necklace: gift
Bracelet: gift
Shoes: AE

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Hello Fab!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I am teaming up with Hello Fab to offer my readers a fabulous deal this Valentine's Day Holiday! Use code: VDAY to get $5 off your purchase of $25!  Hurry, this offer ends 2/16. Happy Shopping!




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Vitamin D

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It make look like its warming up but it is still pretty chilly. I am loving the sunshine though! I definitely have needed a little vitamin D in my life! I recently just got this jacket and I am in love with it. I have been on the search for a cute army colored jacket and I love this one with the leather sleeves. You also can't go wrong with a good old band t-shirt. My son constantly thinks the mouth is going to bite him though so he keeps putting his finger in the mouth....lol crazy kid!





Jacket: Forever 21
Shirt: Old Navy (similar here)
Pants: Vault Denim
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Bohme

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Flannel again. . .

Friday, February 08, 2013

Well it snowed again! This weather is crazy! So most of you probably know by now that I am a flannel girl! I really love it in the winter. It's warm and I just want to wear it every day!! It must be an Idaho thing...:) Well I will keep this post short and sweet and I hope you all have a great and fun weekend!




Shirt: Pac Sun
Vest: Gap
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: Twisted Silver
Jeans: AE
Shoes: Target

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Firmoo

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Today I'm sportin' the hipster look with my new glasses. I'm in love with how you can change up your look with just adding frames. I do wear contacts mostly but I usually just wear glasses before bed and in the morning but with my new glasses with the cute frames I have definitely been wearing these more. Right now Firmoo is doing a first pair free program.  So all you have to pay for is shipping! You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, and fashionable designs. You even get a refund exchange if you are not happy with them.  Great right!? Even if you don't need a prescription, glasses are a fun accessory that can change up your look. Even if you're wearing a kick-back, easy outfit like mine the glasses add an edgy, fun stylish look.





Glasses: c/o Firmoo
Jacket: Zumiez
Shirt: H&M (mens dept)
Pants: Bohme
Shoes: Converse

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Shannon

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Hey There! I’m Shannon. I’m the wife of a barefoot runner /mechanical engineering student and first-time mama to our sweet one year old baby girl. Becoming a mom has been one of the most joyful, loving, tiring, frustrating, fulfilling experiences of my life…  and I love it more than anything. Around our house we love: slobbery baby kisses, adventures in the mountains, cooking up a giant mess in the kitchen, and each other. And more often than not, you will most likely find something chocolate in our oven. You can find out more about us and the food that fills our family at: www.ikneadtobake.blogspot.com

I happen to be an avid collector of stripes and cardigans [I seriously can’t get enough! ] and I love wearing clothes that are functional and comfortable. Most everything I wear falls under a neutral color palate so I like to bring in a pop of color with shoes and accessories. A trend that I love right now is all the fun gold jewelry out there! I love that its such an easy way to dress up an outfit.






Shirt, Jeans, & Cardigan: Old Navy
Rainboots: J. Crew (Bought at Downeast)
Gold Chain Bracelet: Groopdealz
Gold Bangles: Claires
White Bangle: Downeast

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Dressing for spring??

Friday, February 01, 2013

It's February 1st and it's time to bring on spring!! I figure if I start dressing like it's spring It might actually happen faster... Today was in the 40's! It felt amazing. To most it would have been cold but to us who have been stuck in the 2 degree weather it was amazing!!  One of my favorite pieces in my closet is a denim jacket. You can do so much! It goes with just about anything and it's a perfect item that will take you into spring and summer. Layering necklaces is also a favorite of mine. I love my cute little bow necklace from Hello Fab. Adorable right!? I hope everyone has a great weekend full of football and food! Mostly food....:)





Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Lace top: Maurices (similar here)
Earrings: Forever 21
Bow Necklace: c/o Hello Fab
Watch: AE
Link bracelet: c/o Ily Couture
Belt: Target
Pants: AE
Boot socks: Steve Madden
Boots: Maurices (similar here)

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