Stripes, Plaid and Moto Boots!

I almost feel like “Where’s Waldo” modeling this red plaid scarf on the blog today, considering half the readers of the blog own it!  I hope you all love it as much as I do:)  Honestly, it was only 62 degrees yesterday…but there was a bit of a chill in the air and I have been patiently waiting to wear this badboy.  Stripes, plaid and my most favorite boots to ever exist…what do you think?  I kind of am in love with the look…and although I don’t like to repeat exact outfits…there are always exceptions, no?

Hope you have an awesome Friday…it’s Connor’s FIFTH birthday party Saturday…so I am heading into dinosaur themed chaos!  Wish me LUCK and enjoy your beautiful families this weekend!

 

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Black and White Stripe Dress RD Style similar available HERE

Plaid Scarf  LOOK via D.Monaco Boutique similar available HERE

Denim Vest Others Follow similar available HERE

Moto Boots Ash similar available HERE

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Weekend Wear: Styling a Wide Brimmed Hat

A few days ago, I linked to a wide brimmed hat on FB and a few comments immediately popped up….”Love it!  Where am I wearing it”?  Truthfully, I know what you mean.  When and where is a hat like this appropriate?  Personally, I reserve them for when I am spending a good part of my day outside.  Think soccer games and then to the park with your little ones.  I will often will wear mine when I have a million errands to run…popping in and out of stores.  Weekend wear at its best!

I say (especially if you aren’t sure where you are going to wear it) to stay on the frugal side of this trend.  My hat below was on super sale from Calypso St. Barth two seasons ago.  I don’t wear it constantly, but when I do, it adds an undeniable level of cool.  I think I paid 40 dollars…SCORE!  I also love that it keeps the sun off my face…BONUS!  I hope all of you have an amazing weekend:)

 

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Top c/o Joules similar style available HERE

Denim Shirt c/o ShopSusieRaine available HERE

Skinnies c/o Level 99 available HERE

Belt B-low the Belt available HERE

Supergas available HERE

Hat Calypso St Barth similar available HERE

 

Loose Easy Style

This may not officially be a kimono…but it is a favorite shirt of mine and definitely has the look and feel of the kimonos I have been loving so much for fall.  I plan to purchase one…after all of my clients have chosen theirs…aren’t I sweet:)  Ha!

Not too much to report other than insanity with work.  I have one more “Roll in the Rack” scheduled for Friday, and then hoping to spend the weekend catching up on internship inquiries, box service inquiries and EMAILS!  Thanks for your patience as this has been my busiest week to date:)  HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

 

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Blouse old Nicole Miller, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Jeans c/o Level 99 available through The Box Service, Shoes Sam Edelman available HERE

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Ahoy: How to Style Graphic Sweaters

The temperature dropped something fierce here in New Jersey and I, for one, couldn’t be happier.  Booties, skinnies, scarves…yes yes yes!!!  Putting together the last “The Box Service” of the week this morning and then I can relax…and by relax, I mean get Connor geared for his first soccer practice and plan something simple yet fabulous for my husbands birthday on Saturday.  Lets just say, the rest of the week, I will be focused on my men:)

Make it a great week…Back on Friday with The. Most. Amazing. Shoes. To. Ever. Exist.

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Sweater Old Navy similar available below, Scarf Banana Republic (old), Necklace StellaDot available here, Skinnies Level 99 similar available here, Booties Sam Edelman available here

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Monday Mingle: BBQ Style

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We postponed our annual family 4th of July BBQ to the 5th…due to the rain and crappy weather.  Good thing we held out because you couldn’t have dreamt a prettier day.  Beautiful weather, good eats and all my family…doesn’t get much better than that!

Comfort is key when I am with the kids…but I always like to feel stylish too.  Easy fitting shorts, loose printed tank and leather flip flops most definitely did the trick.  The Stella Dot Sardinia necklace has been in regular rotation for a few months…just the perfect splash of color!  My take on red, white and blue:)

It’s #MondayMingle time:)  Pop by BonBon Rose Girls  and Momtrends stylish blogs to see what they are wearing:)  The link is being hosted by Kristin .  Hope you will join in the fashion fun!  Make it a great week:)

 

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Top Sanctuary via Third Street Habit, Shorts RD Style SIMILAR available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes Yellowbox available here

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 Hope you had a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

 

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Casual Summer Style: Baby Cargo Giveaway!

You may remember my Baby Cargo post from a few years back HERE .  I highlighted the launch of the Georgi Bag sharing how stylish and functional it is!  Lucky for us…they have designed another functional and stylish diaper bag….so I am back highlighting the fabulous Fiona Bag (which I tore out of the packaging and wore yesterday for our boardwalk trip)

This bag is SO perfect for those shorter trips, where you don’t need changes of clothing or multiple snacks.  I fit my wallet, keys, phone, diapers, and wipes and it was perfection.  There is a perfect spot for bottles as well, I just am not in that zone any longer…as we are trying (I stress the word trying) to take the bottle away from Preston, now at 21 months.  I love the crossbody detail and honestly, it does NOT look like a diaper bag.   WATCH THE VIDEO to see all this little bag can do and then enter the giveaway below!

I have a dear friends wedding tonight….styling the most beautiful Von Vonni dress…you can follow along with the fashion on Instagram if you like.  HAPPY FRIDAY and hope you have a lovely weekend:)

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Top Surf Gypsy available via Box Service, Skirt Gentle Fawn available here, Sandals GIGI available here, Necklace/Bracelet Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE, Bag c/o BabyCargo

 

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!!! 

 

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The Fiona Bag. Details and colors available HERE! Good luck!

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Shorts for ThirtySomethings

Shorts.  I will be honest.   We have a love/hate relationship.  I am not confident in shorts.  I have thicker thighs and feel like they aren’t super flattering on me and highlight the heaviest part of my legs.  So, when I find a pair that I feel are flattering AND comfortable, I am sure to dedicate a blogpost to it. Usually a fan of bermudas, these are shorter, but the fit is really easy.  I can teeter between a 4/6 at Old Navy…and these are a 6.  I like that I can wear them a little lower on the hip.  Loving the simple, easy style of this particular outfit.  White tank, white button down, great accessories adding in a POP of color….kind of my uniform lately.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)  Happy Shopping!

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Tank Old Navy here, White Shirt GAP here, Shorts Old Navy here, Shoes and Bag c/o Sole Society here and here, Necklace Stella and Dot here

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Sole Society and Sechoir!

A casual post today but probably one of my favorite outfits so far this Spring….simple style lover much?  I just adore easy to wear pieces but also love adding interesting accessories to give the outfit personality.  Sole Society was kind enough to send along these amazing cobalt sandals and they are going to be a favorite of mine this summer.   We all know my affinity for oversized bags…and this printed Joni tote is no exception.  I plan to load it up and go…all summer long!

Do you remember the East West Mamas collaboration with the lovely Tanya?  We said goodbye to the series a few months ago…she was working on a new project and just didn’t think she would have the time to dedicate.  Well, her new project is up, running and if I don’t say so myself pretty damn fabulous!  You simply must go check out her innovative video style series… Sechoir!  I am so proud of all you have accomplished and elated to share your success and fabulousness with my readership.  A few weeks ago, I sent along my absolute favorite necklace from the Stella & Dot line for her to style…and she has knocked it out of the park…obviously!  Check out her latest video and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter to be entered to win a Lou&Grey tee!  I am styling the SAME fabulous Rebel Pendant in gold…I am sure you recognize it!  Ha!

Wishing all of you a fabulous FUN and fashionable weekend:)

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Jeans Seven (old), Striped Tee Alternative (Med and Large available through ME), Shoes/Bag c/o Sole Society and available here and here, Rebel Pendant Stella&Dot available here

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The Great Mothers Day Giveaway

It is like Christmas over here on TSF….I have an incredible $500 giveaway from C.Wonder HERE, and than a bathing suit giveaway HERE….and now, giving you a chance to win a $200 Visa Gift Card to use HOWEVER YOU WISH!  I am trying to make this a Mothers Day to remember…fabulous, no?

**If one of my readers wins, I am throwing in a “ways to spend your $200” on wearable trends for the Spring/Summer.  Email me carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com and I will create a style board to help you spend your two hundred dollars in a smart, stylish and fashionable way!

 

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Mothers Day with C. Wonder: $500 GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever heard of C. Wonder?  Honestly, I first learned of them this winter, when a few of my blogging buddies hosted in-store events.  So elated for the introduction because it is truly a treasure trove of unique and fashion forward items.  For those who love a good monogram (you know who you are) they have tons of personalization options…which is SO great for Mothers Day! You simple have to Shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide at C.Wonder!  As part of this promotion I was able to shop for myself:)  It was a tough decision, but I opted for the badass leopard kicks below….I literally tore the box open upon delivery, put them on and walked right out the door.  I have featured a few of my favorites from the site and then a shot of how I styled my kicks!  Happy Shopping:)

 

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Calf Hair Slip On Sneaker available here

So…What are you waiting for?  Shop the Mothers Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder!  Be sure to look out for C. Wonder codes at Coupons.com before you press purchase….they have two FIFTY percent off promotions running:)   Fashionable gifts AND deals…am I not making your Friday?

 

 ENTER THE “Mother” OF ALL GIVEAWAYS!

Like what you see here and want to get your hands on some great gifts for mom? I’ve teamed up with Oh to Be a Muse and other bloggers to give you the chance to win a $500 C. Wonder e-gift card when you enter this Mother’s Day Giveaway courtesy of Coupons.com. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends May 9, 2014

 

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Support MOTHERS for Mothers Day!

Mothers Day is fast approaching…can you believe May is just around the corner?  Whether you are shopping for your mom, sister, or friend….you want the gift to be something special, right?  How about purchasing from a “mother” owned business this year.  You will be celebrating women who do their best to juggle it all….is there a better way to honor a mother?  A few of my favorite online shops are mother owned and operated…I suppose I gravitate towards women who “welcome the crazy”.  I hope you find the roundup of my faves helpful in picking out a gift this season.  If you aren’t particularly smitten with my choices, please pop over to the sites…and discover all that these mamas have to offer.  Happy Shopping:)

 

THIRD STREET HABIT:  If you follow along any which way, you have seen the Philadelphia boutique Third Street Habit featured countless times.  The owner, January, mother of one with another on the way, has an incredible eye for unique clothing and accessories…labels you just won’t see everywhere.  I stop in this store EVERY time I am in Philly.  I actually just purchased a few items last week and tried on this blouse.  LOVED IT…but had to draw the line somewhere due to budget.  Boo.  My loss can be your gain:)

 

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Boho Styled Top available here for $88

 

SUSIE RAINE:   This online shop is owned and operated by two fellow JERSEY moms!  Susan has three and Lorraine has two…so they are definitely busy moms on the go….but keeping affordable style as a top priority too:)   I personally adore her collection of scarves and have them on constant rotation for Spring.  This Americana scarf is perfect for Memorial Day weekend, no?

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American Flag Lightweight Scarf available here $19

 

STELLA AND DOT:  Founder Jessica Herrin is a busy mother of two.  She creates beautiful baubles that adorn women of the world, but more than that, she empowers them to start their own businesses….giving them a way to work AND stay at home.  I have highlighted one of my favorite spring/summer necklaces.  The coral is so perfect for the warm months ahead.

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Coral Cay Necklace available for purchase here $98

 

ZOLIE DESIGNS Larissa is also a New Jersey native and mommy….creating the most beautiful handcrafted pieces of jewelry.  I have featured her on the blog too many times to count…and love wearing her statement necklaces.  Lately, she has been creating more delicate pieces and I am particularly smitten with this St Barths bracelet.  So sweet and feminine…perfect for a lady in your life.  Layer it with other bracelets or wear on its own.

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St. Barths bracelet available here $20

 

 

You Betcha: Coral Accents

Hi all! Hope everyone is gearing up for a fabulous weekend.  My husband and I are heading to another charity event tonight so follow along on Instagram if you wish…..I will share what I am wearing and hopefully a video…the 2nd runner up of The Voice from 2013, who hails from the Jersey Shore, will be receiving and award and fingers crossed…she sings!

Not too much to say…this is my typical run around town mommy-style.  I love these new Aerosoles….right on trend with a smoking slipper silhouette and perforation.  The comfort is unreal, due the Aerosoles stitch’ n’ turn design technology.   The photo session was shot in Asbury Park (one of my fav shore towns) by the lovely Amy of Adalie Scott Photography.   Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have an awesome weekend:)

Oh, don’t forget to enter the giveaway…ends Monday!  Click HERE and scroll to the bottom:)  Good Luck!

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Cardigan Old Navy available here, Jacket c/o Flat84 similar available here, Scarf Banana Republic (old), Bracelets Samantha Wills similar available here, Jeans c/o Level 99 similar available through The Box Service, Shoes c/o Aerosoles available here
Plus Size Options: Cardigan here, Jacket here, Jeans here

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Casual Mommy Style

Really quick post today…as I have client boxes to process, children to cart around and errand upon errand to run.  This is my “mommy uniform” right now.  Distressed jeans, cozy sweater, supergas and a baseball cap to cover up unwashed hair….keeping it real folks.   I wore this yesterday to a school meeting and running around town….hope you find some outfit inspiration and have an AWESOME weekend:)

 

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Jeans Level 99 available here, Denim Shirt JCrew, Sweater c/o Topshop similar here, Necklace Stella and Dot (old), Shoes Superga, Hat c/o Ella’s Grove,Bag Louis Vuitton

 

Styling Denim on Denim

Hi all…sorry for the delay today…I had a client closet this morning and didn’t have a chance to shoot pictures until this afternoon.  This is what I wore today…closet makeover, haircut for Connor and heading to happy hour for a bit!  Keeping it short and sweet today…loving the “shades of blue” …navy blue paired with denim on denim…all seemed to work famously with my american scarf from this photoshoot.  Also loving my new Dee Keller ballet flats…so sweet, right?  Hope you find some casual weekend inspiration and HAPPY FRIDAY:)

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Denim Shirt (old) Old Navy, Blue Tee (old) GAP, Jeans Level 99 available through special order, Belt Nicole Miller (old) Scarf etsy shop (old) BUT I am getting similar in for Spring boxes. Shoes Dee Keller via LastCall but sold out:(

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The Great Holiday Giveaway!

I am elated to be teaming up with some of my favorite blogs for the mothership of holiday giveaways!  The prizes are UNBELIEVABLE!

It has been a while since I have partnered with ETSI...do you remember those killer maxi dresses Tanya and I wore here?  When I highlighted the brand for that feature, I remember adoring the mother/daughter matching sets.  With two rambunctious boys, I don’t have a need for one of these cute sets, but think they are just the most darling thing. Now that my sister has sweet baby Sky..well…maybe I have a reason to buy one:)  For the giveaway, I chose this easy to wear, seasonless set and I particularly love it paired with the moto boots..I mean that little model..could you just DIE?  ONE WINNER will be chosen for ALL the prizes…OVER $900 value!  SO easy to enter to win.  GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Meet the fabulous blogs The Little Style File, The Chirping Moms, Marino Bambinos, Glamamom, Baby Shopaholic, Thirty Something Fashion and BonBon Rose Girls.

The Little Style File is giving away a $100 Land Of Nod Gift Card and a Charm It! necklace & 5 charms ($40 value).

Thirty Something Fashion is giving away an adorable Mother & Daughter dress set from ETSI.

Baby Shopaholic is giving away a little girls accessory set from Love My Alannah.

BonBon Rose Girls are giving away 2 Blue Nile Infinity Bracelets one to keep & one to give!

The Chirping moms are giving away a ruffled jacket from Olivia & Owen ($129 value).

Marino Bambinos is giving away a Nerium Day & Night Serum set.

Glamamom is giving away a Rakani Rose Gold watch.

One lucky winner will win all of these fabulous prizes (over $900 value)! How cool is that?

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