Sunday, September 28, 2014

L'ete Sans Fin Tee

Blazer: J Crew Factory Keating // Jeans: J. Brand Super Skinny // Tee: J. Crew // Sneakers: New balance Tomboy (sold out - see another color below) // Sunglasses: Celine baby Audrey ( mine are pre-owned from E-bay) // Earrings: Bauble Bar // handbag: Vintage Louis Vuitton ( I have had this > 20 years!!)

I loved this tee shirt from J. Crew the second I saw it. I love surfing so how could I pass on a graphic tee with a palm tree and surfers on it! Plus - it went on sale and with the extra 30% off is under $20.00. I figured today was the perfect day to wear a shirt that refers to a summer without end since we are having unusually warm weather here in New England. Since there can still be a change as much as 30 degrees from morning to night you need a light layer for when it gets cooler. I wore this to go walk on some nature trails that surround dinosaur fossils with my five year old who took these pictures ( see his shadow). He is getting to be a real pro - even telling me how to pose - " Cross your leg mommy". Very cute. We are really professional around here :)
Thanks for following and have a great week!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Already In Your Closet - Graphic Tee

Already In Your Closet - Graphic Tee

Already In Your Closet - Graphic Tee by superchicmom featuring suede booties

Remember a few posts ago when I said I was going to try to focus more on featuring items and looks that we all have in our closets rather than trying to promote new items all the time - well - here we go! At this point, I am pretty sure everyone has at least one graphic tee in their closet from summer. This is how I plan on transitioning mine to fall using that faux fur scarf I bought on sale at the end of last winter. The fur scarf and black satchel can dress this look up just enough. And I bet you already have a black satchel or tote in your closet too!

Let's all have a great Friday and rock those graphic tees.


Quilted Vest Style

Vest: Zara (last season) // Shirt: J. Crew // Jeans: J. Crew // Sneakers: New Balance Tomboy (no longer available but similar in navy here. // Sunglasses: Foster Grant (from CVS - polarized and under 15$) // Earrings: Bauble Bar 
This outfit is nothing fancy but very real to what a suburban woman like myself wears many days. At least on the days I don't have that much time to put "a look" together. As to whether or not it's chic I am not so sure? I wanted to post this look because it is real, attainable, comfortable, and practical. While I love admiring a woman in 4" heels, a midi skirt, and crop top - that look is just not practical for running around a New England suburb. This blog is about real everyday looks. That being said I did put a little thought into this outfit with the all blue palette. The point here is - put a little effort in to look good but always be real and true to yourself. Can you tell blue is my favorite color?
What look do you feel most you in?

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?


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?


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Beach Tee

Tee: Madewell (on sale) // Jeans: Current/Elliott Boyfriend // Sandals: Old Navy // Sunglasses: Karen Walker (mine are pre-owned from E-bay) // Clutch: Clare V // Necklace: J. Crew (not online found in store only)
I just treasure these last warm days of September and we must take every advantage! This includes getting a few last wears out of our favorite summer tees and hitting up the playground before it gets covered with snow and wet fall leaves. I will be changing out my clutch for a tote bag with a towel soon to wipe down the slides!
 I think it is clear I am obsessed with stripes so how could I pass on this Madewell beach tee when it went on sale and with an extra 30% off (use code TOPITOFF) it was $20. Done and Done. Now is a great time to pick up summer staples (tees, shorts) that are classic and don't go out of style on super sale!
Have you moved on to fall or are you cherishing these last days of summer?