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Mommy And Me Style: The Perfect Dresses For Spring And Summer

This weekend we had no set plans and I honestly can’t remember the last time that happened.  It has been really lovely to wake up and go at our own pace with no set agenda ahead. I have even been to the gym twice…who am I? So while my sweet little babe is napping, I am getting ahead of some long awaiting blogging. I wanted to share this Mommy and Me look that I shot with Willow some time ago. I have posted about it several times on my Instagram, and it is finally making it’s debut. With warmer days ahead these breezy dresses are the perfect fit for spring and summer.

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

 

Winter Essentials and I’m Back!

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After a serious break from blogging, I’m back!  Since life gets in the way sometimes, I took a mini hiatus due to the whole family getting a raging virus that knocked us out for a full two weeks. So I’m back with this sweet #ootd showing off my favorite winter essentials. You know as a Mom, the most important things I look for in fashion are…. can I throw it on in 5 minutes or less and is it comfortable? This turtleneck tunic and these over the knee boots both passed that test with flying colors! This is by far my favorite outfit since it has started to get slightly colder in LA….okay who am I kidding I may have sweat through this sweater in 5 minutes but at least it looked good! I love oversized, chunky sweaters for winter that can be paired over tights, jeans, pencil skirts… you name it.

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Boots in photo from Gray Monroe

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

How I Style My Hunter Boots and A Giveaway!

It is finally starting to feel like fall! The leaves are changing, there are pumpkin spice lattes everywhere, and the weather is attempting to cool off. Fall is my favorite time of the year for fashion. I just love the layers, scarves, jackets and boots. Hunter boots have always been a part of my fall wardrobe, I love all the bright colors they come in and they are so comfortable. So today I’m teaming up with five of my favorite fashion bloggers to show you how we style our Hunter boots for fall, and we are giving away one pair of Hunter boots to a lucky follower! See all the details below and don’t forget to enter at the bottom of the page:

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(Photo Credit: Valorie Darling)

Want to see how these amazing Chic Mamas styled their Hunter’s boots for fall? Check out the links below:

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Lip Gloss and Crayons | Lauren McBride | Rachel Pitzel | Living In Color | Luxe With Kids

 Click on the entry form below to enter for your chance to win a pair of Hunter Boots!

Labor Day Inspiration All For Under $100

I may or may not have just realized that Labor Day is in less than a week. Life around here has been a little crazy lately and I’m trying to keep it all together. I also may or may not like to do a little retail therapy when I’m stressed out. Even though I have absolutely no plans for Labor Day, I started looking at white outfit inspirations for all you amazing people, all for under $100. I stumbled upon ASOS, who happens to have some major discounts on white dresses at the moment. I rounded up my top picks below that are perfect for that pool party, BBQ or get together you have planned this weekend. Happy Shopping! XOXO

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Dress (old, similar HERE) | Bag | Heels | Jacket (old, like high school old, similar HERE) | Sunnies (similar HERE)

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

Everyday Essentials From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Just Three Days Left!!!

Christmas in July continues with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I have broken down what I consider to be essential items for your closet. I’m talking UNDERGARMENTS, WORKOUT CLOTHES, and SLEEPWEAR. This is honestly what I live my life in, I mean who hasn’t thrown on some yoga pants and called it a day? Happy Shopping! XOXO

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Scroll through the images and click the links below to shop!

Bras

Underwear 

Shapewear

Lingerie & Bodysuits

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Tops and Tees

Sports Bras

Leggings

Shoes

Robes, Lounge, & Pajamas

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Closet Staples

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public!!! There are some major deals going on now and many items are selling out quick. I love to use this sale to stock up on my closet staples, such as comfortable TOPS, JEANS, and COATS. See my breakdown of each category below. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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CLICK THE LINKS AND IMAGES BELOW TO SHOP!

Nude Booties and Heels: 

Jeans:

Handbags:

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TOPS: 

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COATS:

The Only Guide You Need For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hey Ya’ll the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is about to commence with early access starting tomorrow. Here is an ultimate guide on the sale so you won’t miss a thing. I will be making the Chic Mamas into a one, stop-shop for you all during the sale, so you won’t miss a thing.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  1. If you are a Nordstrom Card Holder, you can start shopping the sale during the Early Access period which starts tomorrow, July 14th. The first week of the sale is open to Nordstrom Card Holders ONLY. If you are not a Nordstrom Card Holder, mark your calendar for Friday, July 22nd, this is when the sale is then open to the public. 
  2. This sale is amazing to help add pieces to your fall wardrobe at great prices. I recently cleaned out my closet to see what I would like to add or needed to buy during the sale. I divided my list into categories to help keep me on track and organized. I find it helpful, as there are so many items listed in the sale, and it will keep you from feeling overwhelmed.

 

SEE MY LIST BELOW:

Shoes: Booties | Flat Boots | OTK Boots

Accessories: Handbags | Hats | Scarves

Jeans: Skinny | Flare | Ankle

Sweaters: Turtlenecks | Capes/Ponchos | Cardigans

Coats: Trench | Bomber | Leather 

NORDSTROM BRANDS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK:

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WAYF

BP

LEITH

J.O.A.

MADISON AND BERKELEY

TEN SIXTY SHERMAN

I hope this helps you get ready to shop till you drop (even from your computer if you can’t make it to the store!). Remember to be on the lookout for some amazing roundups from me such as lists of deals including the best finds under $50, $100 and more! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

XOXO

My Favorite Summer Dresses Under $100

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Dress | Hat | Shoes (seriously my summer favorites that go with everything!)


Does anyone else think the summer is just flying by? I can’t believe the 4th of July came and went already. Lately with the temperatures creeping up, easy summer dresses have been on repeat in my wardrobe, like this ONE, that comes in multiple colors and is only $25! They are simple, and they effortlessly transition from day to night. I rounded up some of my favorites for you guys that are all reasonably priced under $100! Also see Nordstrom’s amazing dresses all for under $100 HERE!


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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

Looking For The Perfect Bag? Why Not Design It Yourself?!

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As most of you know by now I have a serious love for all things fashion, especially a good bag. I found that once I became a Mama I wanted to find a stylish, yet functional bag that made my outfit feel put together, but was practical for everything I needed for my daughter. I wasn’t looking for the traditional diaper bag, I wanted something fun, that fit my personal style. I stumbled upon Rebekah Scott Design’s, and fell in love with the fact that you can design and customize your own bag! In three easy steps you can create the bag of your dreams. The process is user friendly and took me about 10 minutes to choose my style, fabric and leather!

I chose the Jill style as you can wear it three different ways, over the arm, over the shoulder or cross body style. It has exterior pockets, as well as pockets that also line the inside of the bag. All of these features were music to my ears…the option to go hands free and keep everything organized in my bag…you had me at hello!! I mean let’s be honest, I usually carry my wallet, phone and some kind of lipstick for myself, and then I carry snacks, crayons, dinosaurs, smalls books and even a can of Play-Doh for Willow in my bag. So this bag had my name written all over it!

I went with the “brushed feathers” for my fabric choice, and also designed a wallet as well in the “collar ends” pattern. I loved the satisfaction of wearing my bag knowing that I had a hand in crafting it.  It turned out beautifully and I have received so many compliments since wearing it. I feel like it is my own personal work of art, that expresses my personal style and taste. So if you are looking for the perfect bag, why not design it yourself?  Here comes the best part…Rebekah Scott Design’s is giving my readers and followers $10 off any purchase over $75 with promo code: ChicMamas for the next week! Enjoy and let me know what style you choose in the comments below!!

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Memorial Day Sales Have Arrived!!

Memorial Day Sales have officially started! There are great deals to be found throughout the long holiday weekend. I summed up a great amount of stores offering major discounts to make it an easy one stop-shop for all of your shopping needs. So instead of reading office emails, relax, shop away and buy something for yourself! Scroll through the list and shop each site via the link I highlighted below. Remember to be aware of the codes so you can maximize on savings! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


ALGENIST // Enjoy $10 off $50, $20 off $100, $30 off $150 with CODE(S): 10REWARD, 20REWARD, 30REWARD

ANN TAYLOR // 50% Off Full-Price Purchase & Extra 40% Off Sale Styles with CODE(S): SUMMER50

ANTHROPOLOGIE // Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online

ASOS // Extra 20% Off with CODE(S): HISUMMER

BANANA REPUBLIC // Extra 40% Off  with CODE(S): BRTAKE40

BANDIER // 15% off a selection of summer must haves with CODE(S): MEMORIAL15

BLOOMINGDALES // Take an extra 20% off select sale & clearance items for savings up to 65% off with CODE(S): BROWNBAG

BLUEFLY // Extra 20% Off Your Order with CODE(S): MDW20

C21 // $20 Off Any Order Over $100 with CODE(S): C21SAVEAF

CALVIN KLEIN // Extra 35% Off with CODE(S): MEMORIAL35

DONNI CHARM // Bandanas and sarongs 20% off with CODE(S): DONNICHARM20

DRESSBARN // Buy One, Get One 50% off on all Plus Size, Misses & Petites dresses

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG // 30% Off Select Styles with CODE(S): SUMMER30

EBAGS // Take 15% off $49+, 20% off $99+, or 25% off $199+ with CODE(S): SALUTE

EXPRESS // 15% Off your Purchase with CODE(S): 9492 (enter at checkout)

FARFETCH // Up to 50% Off

FREE PEOPLE // Additional 25% Off All Sale Items

GAIAM // 20% Off Meditation Products

J. CREW // 30% Off Your Purchase with CODE(S): WEEKEND

JCPENNEY // 15% Off with CODE(S): JPSAV15

JOE’S JEANS // 25% Off Sitewide

JOIE // Additional 20% Off Sale Items with CODE(S): MD2016

KELSI DAGGER BROOKLYN // Enjoy 30% Off Sitewide with CODE(S): MEMORIAL30

LELE SADOUGHI // Enjoy 20% Off Your Entire Purchase with CODE(S): SUMMER20

L.K. BENNETT // Save an Extra 30% Off All Sale Items! with CODE(S): MD2016

LOFT // 60% Off Summer Faves & All Sale Styles + 40% Off New Arrivals

LORD AND TAYLOR // 20% Off Almost Everything with CODE(S): MEMORIAL

MACY’S // Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping at $50 with CODE(S): MEMDAY

MINTED // 15% Off All Wedding and Kids’ Essentials with CODE(S): MEMORIAL16

MODA OPERANDI // Up to 50% Off

MODCLOTH // Up to 40% Off

MOON & LOLA // 20% Off Your Full-Priced Order with CODE(S): RSCHARM20

NASTY GAL // EXTRA 40% OFF All Markdowns

NINA SHOES // 30% Off Select Pumps

NORDSTROM // Up to 40% Off

OLD NAVY // Extra 50% Off Select Styles

POTTERY BARN // Up to 25% Off with CODE(S): SAVEMORE

QVC // Save 25-50% Off the QVC Price for Select Items

RAG & BONE // 50% Off Select Spring Product

RAMY BROOK // Additional 25% Off with CODE(S): SUMMER

REBECCA TAYLOR // Enjoy an Extra 25% Off Sale Styles In-store & Online with CODE(S): EXTRA25

SAM EDELMAN // 30% Off Sitewide with CODE(S): VIPSUMMER

SERENA AND LILY // Save 20% Off Serena and Lily’s Memorial Day Sale with CODE(S): HEREWEGO

SHOEBUY // 25% Off + Free Shipping with CODE(S): REWARD25

SHOPBOP // New Markdowns + 25% OFF Calvin Klein Underwear

SOLE SOCIETY // 50% Off Select Styles on SoleSociety.com

STOWAWAY COSMETICS // Get $15 Off Orders Over $100 with CODE(S): REWARD15

THE FRYE COMPANY // Buy 2, Take 15% Off; Buy 3, Take 20% Off with CODE(S): SUMMER2, SUMMER3

THE REAL REAL // Extra 20% Off with CODE(S): HITLIST

TRINA TURK // Enjoy an Additional 20% Off All Sale Merchandise

URBAN OUTFITTERS // Long Weekend Sale – 25% Off Shorts + 25% Off Graphic Tees

VINCE CAMUTO // Extra 30% off Sale and Clearance

W CONCEPT // $30 Off $200, $50 Off $300, $100 Off $500

WAITING ON MARTHA // Spend up to $150, Get 15% off; Spend $151-$300, Get 20% off; Spend $301-$450, Get 25% off; Spend $451+, Get 30% off with CODE(S): MEM15, MEM20, MEM25, MEM30

WANDERLUST + CO // 40% off selected items at Wanderlust + Co

ZHUSH // 20% Off Everything on the Site with CODE(S): MEMORIALDAY