Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pricey vs. Possible: Calf Hair Slip On Sneaker

Pricey vs. Possible: Calf Hair Slip On Sneaker

Pricey vs. Possible: Calf Hair Slip On Sneaker by superchicmom featuring black sneakers (all images via polyvore - click on picture above to be taken to polyvore site)

In the market for a pair of chic slip on sneakers for fall? Well, these Vince Sneakers have been seen in multiple street style shots and have been spotted on many a blogger. But, I actually like C. Wonder's version better and they are a third of the price! I don't know what it is about these sneakers but I really want a pair! Perhaps it is that they read casual but the calf hair just takes it up that notch. I love how these women have styled them too. I can just see myself running errands in these. How about you?

Gap paint splatter jeans


Jeans: Gap real straight ( bought a size up to be more like a slim boyfriend) // Bag: Vintage Chloe from E-bay // Shirt: J. Crew (old) // Blazer: Target (old) // Pumps: H&M // Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (Children of California model) // Earrings: J. Crew Factory
                           

I am a major fan of wearing distressed jeans and hope this style stays in for a while to come. I think I love this style so much because I tend to lean toward being "overdressed" and find distressed denim can up the casual factor of any look. I had been wanting a pair of paint splattered jeans but couldn't find ones that had just the right amount of distressing. I found these at my local Gap and they were on sale for $29.95! Not sure why but they are not on sale on-line.

Overall, this look is pretty much my date night or family dinner uniform: distressed jeans, a blouse or shirt, blazer and heels. I am going to try to focus more on this blog to feature items most of us already have in our closets and how they can work for us vs. trying to promote new items. I love fashion blogs but for most of us it is just not realistic to be buying new things all the time. I think a closet that works for you means NOT having to buy new things all the time but supplement a good foundation with a few trends or pieces to have the old feel fresh. The jeans of this look are new, but all the other items are in pretty regular rotation. That being said - these Westward Leaning sunglasses are on sale and they almost NEVER go on sale. I love mine and wear them all the time since they are so versatile!

What is your dinner out uniform?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Trends: Track Pant Two ways

Fall Trends: Track Pant Two ways

Fall Trends: Track Pant Two ways by superchicmom featuring a brown tote bag

I love September and the various "September Issues" of my fashion magazines that arrive filled with fall fantasy looks. Often, many of the featured trends are not wearable for a suburban mother or woman. This fall seems different. A fall trend I think is actually wearable is the track or sport pant style. I think it has potential to fit into any mom's or everyday women's life and can be easily styled up or down. And the best of all - it is a trend that is comfortable! A pair of pants I can wear with sneakers or heels - yes, please! I bought these skinny side stripe sweatpants to pair with my graphic tees but wish I had seen these from Old Navy since they seem more versatile.

 I am loving color block handbags for fall, but have yet to commit. While I am not sure if they are an official "fall trend" according to the magazines, I am seeing them everywhere. I really fell in love with the Celine all soft but the price is just too steep so I am still hunting for a budget friendly version. I like this Neiman Marcus tote and it's under $50.  The Modcloth bag featured above is totally mom worthy with a cross body strap and tote straps long enough to go over the shoulder. I love how their site shows pictures of real people with it for inspiration!

What fall trends are you loving or hating?

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