Category : Fashion

Let’s face it… moms are busy.

Crazy busy.

I would love to wear heels and stilettos every day, but come on, they just aren’t practical for a busy mom who is on the go 24/7. I have to have a shoe that I can walk in from the time I leave for work in the morning until the time I finally let my head hit the pillow at night, which is why I’m such a fan of Tieks.

How to Wear Mustard Yellow Tieks

Are Tieks worth the price?

I’ve done many posts about Tieks on my blog, Shaw Avenue, but y’all, I’m here to tell you in person… they’re amazing!

I really never thought my foot was wide until ballet flats came into style. I would try pair after pair, but they always rub the bone below my pinky toe and I would be miserable all day. I had read review after review on how amazing Tieks were (just like this one!) and once I tried them on, I realized they were different.

Do I love them? Yes.
Are they worth the price? Yes. (Especially if other ballet flats don’t fit your feet well!)
I wouldn’t have 5 pair if I didn’t think so!

How to Wear Yellow Tieks in Fall

How to wear yellow Tieks in fall

When I was deciding on a new color to buy, it took me a while to narrow it down to the Mustard Yellow Tieks. It came down to those and the fuchsia pink, but there was just something about that yellow and blue together that I couldn’t pass up for fall! Did I have a lot of things in my closet to match these? No, not really. But, I knew I’d figure it out. I’m always up for a good styling challenge and I love coming up with new outfits to pair with them! Don’t be afraid to put a little pop of color on your feet, even in a color that seems to be out of the normal for the season!

What to Wear with Yellow Tiek Ballet FlatsDress: Gap // Scarf: Amy Anne Apparel (on Etsy)

How to Wear Yellow Tieks in Fall

Shirt: J. Crew Factory // Pants: Apt. 9 // Sweater & Necklace: Judson & Co

How to Wear Yellow Shoes

Shirt & Pants: Gap // Sweater Vest: Liz Claiborne (found at Goodwill) // Sunglasses: J. Crew

This post was contributed by Jenn Pennell as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. You can find more from Jenn on her blog, Shaw Avenue, and on Instagram as @shawavenue.

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Whether it’s apparel or accessories, Buffalo plaid is a classically fun print to incorporate in outfits for both mama and Baby all throughout fall and into the holidays.

In hopes of getting you inspired to pull together a few trendy looks of your own, I’ve rounded up some of my fave, most stylish finds on Instagram and from around the web for you to add to your closets. These are taking the lumberjack look up to a way cuter and chic’er level!

Best of Buffalo Plaid on Instagram

Mama’s and babies are falling for #buffaloplaid

I take a lot of style cues from what I spot following hashtags like #buffaloplaid and #fallfashion on Instagram. Buffalo plaid is so versatile and receiving lots of love on Instagram right now! This fun fall pattern can be dressed up with a tulle skirt (@savvy_skirt_girl) or faux leather leggings, or can be layered under sweaters and brightly colored vests (@a_southerndrawl), or even mix it up by pairing with other prints (@thecatecrusader).

And don’t get me started on all the adorable kiddos of instagram who are just showing off how fun this trend is from head-to-toe in everything from headbands and baseball caps to booties and backpacks. Whether the red print or the white print is your favorite, the ways you can wear this plaid are seriously endless!

Pictured above:
@theodoreasaurus.rex // @michelle_orsi // @valere_rene_handbags
@trendycruz // @kate.eyeforstyle //  @emersongracenashville
@blaireadiebee //  @ciaa // @george_hats

Instagram Inspiration: Buffalo Plaid

Pictured above:
@oohbabydesigns // @sweet_october_ // @livingincolorstyle
@houseofaqua //  Western Chief  // JCPenney
@zosochic // @haycons // Gap

Buffalo Plaid Inspiration for Fall

Pictured above:
@studsandsapphires // @hiptipswithtiff // Accessories 212  // @bedtimerebel
@lvdmorethncrrts // Penfield // Melissa McCarthy // @melbella14
@lipglossandcrayons // RED Valentino //  Mark and Graham // @thestyledwife

Do you have a favorite look? How are you planning to rock your Buffalo plaid?

This post was contributed by Danielle Wilson a NYC lifestyle and parenting blogger. You can find more from Danielle over at Dellah’s Jubilation.

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Fringe Boots for Fall

Fringe boots are hot, hot, hot! You know you need a pair, but let me warn you — the choice will not be easy! Fringe boots are available in so many varieties — everything from fringe ankle boots to high heel stilettos with fringe, which are pretty sassy!

How your day-to-day life looks will determine which fringe boot is right for you. Since most of us are moms on the move, I featured several you can wear whether you’re in the office or at the playground.

Fringe ankle boots look great with skinny jeans and a rolled cuff boyfriend jean. Fringe knee boots work well with leggings or skinny jeans, so if you just bought yourself a brand new pair of trendy flare jeans for fall, go with a higher heel or wedge fringe boot.

Fringe Boot Wearing Tip:  Fringe makes a statement. Statement pieces will compete with the boots, so keep the rest of your outfit simple and let the fringe do the talking!

1. Rock-n-roll: Steve Madden $99
2. Peep-toe: Dolce Vita Peep Toe Fringe Boot $179
3. Leather: Matisse Leather $193
4. Casual: Sam Edelman Louie $140
5. Low Heel: Paige Ankle Bootie $109
6. Tassels: Sole Society Talisha Tassel $99
7. Color: Not Rated Flippin Fringe $65
8. Heels: Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari $169
9. Tall Boots: Steve Madden Tall Fringe Boot $178
10. Wedge: Very Volatile Khloe Wedge Fringe $75

Which fringe boots would you choose?
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Pantone fall colors 2015

We love this time of year — our kids go back to school, the weather is getting chilly and we get to shop the latest fall fashions! There are several Pantone colors for Fall 2015 that we have our eyes on and the first one is Stormy Weather, which is the perfect mix of slate blue and grey. We like this because it’s not black and it has a warmer tone then just grey. Stormy weather is a classy color that will look good on just about anyone.

Pantone Picks: Stormy Weather

Sole Society Marlena Clutch, $40
Fedora Hat, $40
H&M Sleeveless Sweater, $20
Maybeline Color Show, $5
Volcom Faux Leather Bag, $65
Sole Society Romy Boots, $89.95
BackCountry IBex Long Sweater Coat, $225
Abstract Infinity Scarf, $18
Donna Morgan Swiss Dot 2-Piece Dress, $168

Check back next week for more more Pantone Picks!
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Flare Jeans for Fall
Flare jeans for fall

We are loving all the fall fashion trends that are popping up in stores and one of our favorites is the return of flare jeans! We can literally hear all the curvy girls and short girls rejoicing from around the country. Why? Because flare jeans make you look taller and they are much more slimming than skinny jeans. For many short girls that have curves — like myself — skinny jeans make us look short and even curvier, which I, for one, am not a big fan of, so I am very excited to see flare jeans back on-trend!

Top: Destructed Black Skinny Flare, $79 / Paige Denim Hidden Hills Stretch, $189 /  Joe’s Jeans Mustang Flare, $198

Bottom: Citizen’s of Humanity, $174  /  KUT from Cloth, $89  /   NYDJ Farahh Stretch Denim, $110

Four reasons we LOVE flare jeans

When wearing flare jeans, you should wear a heel, wedge or boot that gives you a lift and allows for the flare to hang nicely without bunching up at the bottom.

If you are short and need to hem your jeans from time-to-time, you may be able to skip this since you will be wearing heels your flare jeans! Many brands also make short, regular and tall flare jeans, so if regular is still too long, then the short might be perfect.

Flare jeans also help balance out a woman’s hips and butt, making the legs look longer. Flare jeans really accentuate a pear or hourglass shape.

Most jeans have some stretch in them and you’ll want your flare jeans to hug your hips and thighs. Be careful when buying… you don’t want them to stretch out too much! If they start out a little tight, that is okay! With wear they will conform to your body and end up being the perfect fit.

Flare Jeans for Fall 2015
Flare jeans can be pretty spendy, but we were happy to find a few pairs that were also under $100. However, if you wear jeans daily, buying a quality pair that costs a little more is worth it. It’s better to buy one amazing pair that you love and that will last longer than one season than to buy three pairs that you’re not that comfortable in or happy with.

Free People Gummy Mid Rise Flare, $78 / GAP Destructed Flare, $79 /  7 for All Mankind DoJo, $169

What do you think about the return of flare jeans?
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Fall Style 2015 Splurges

Fall is just almost here! Can you feel it? Even if it’s still scorching hot where you live, your favorite stores have certainly already made the switch to the new season — their shelves are filled with sweaters and boots and all things cozy in preparation of the cooler weather to come.

Here’s what the editorial team and our Scouts are swooning over for fall. Some of these are crazy, lust-worthy picks that you’ll be drooling about and some are picks you’ll want to snag right this minute before they’re gone!

Style picks for fall
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From Nicole of The Better Half Blogs: “I live in Arizona, which means that ballet flats are our snow boots and these Tieks are on my fall must-haves list. #needthemnow” (California Navy Tieks, $175)

From Liz of Ellie and Addie: “Since I work at home in a freezing cold basement, I finally bought one of these. I don’t even care that it’s a robe. It’s literally the softest thing I’ve ever felt in my life. (Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan, Nordstrom, $92)

From Krystal of Simply Girly: “These have been on my wishlist for two-years!” (Kork Ease Women’s Natalya Wedge Bootie,, $180)

From Laura of Happily Ever Parker: “I’ve been lusting after these for so long! I love destroyed denim and after sitting in work clothes during the week, ripped jeans are my go-to on the weekends!” (Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans, Nordstrom, $199)

From Julia of My Life in Transition: “I’ve always wanted a pair of Frye tall boots. I’ve been lusting after these for years!” (Melissa Tab Tall Boots, Frye, $428)

From Rebecca of Mainely Mama: “These jeans are what I currently have in my cart! I’m 19-week pregnant!” (AG Jeans Legging Ankle Secret Fit Belly 5-Pocket Maternity Jeans, A Pea in the Pod Maternity, $235)

From Shanna of Beloved Nest: “These are my go-to wedge boots. They’re super comfy and cute… I’m obsessed! I got them at the end of the cold weather season last year, so I’m excited to pull them out this fall.” (Taupe Suede Women’s Desert Wedges, TOMS, $89)

From Jennifer of Magnolia Mamas: “I love this top! I purchased a similar one last year and it was awesome with leggings, skinny jeans and layers with a sweater. (Perfect Roll-Tab Sleeve Tunic, Nordstrom, $42)

From Christine of Everyday Mama: “Since I live in Southern California, it’s still hot in fall. Booties are a great compermise for the girl in me that still loves her boots!” (Sam Edelman Louie Boots, Nordstrom, $140)

From Amanda of The Fix Its: “This is a total splurge, but I’ve realized that at age 33 with three kids, I’m too old to wear fleece jackets all fall. Suburban housewife: Achievement unlocked!” (Burberry Brit Copford Quilted Jacket, Bloomingdales)

From Carrie Beth of Magnolia Mamas: “I live in Uggs, but I couldn’t decide between the bow version or the cardy version. Lucky for me, they combined the two styles this year! I can’t wait for it to get cold enough to wear them!” (UGG Blythe Knit Boots, Nordstrom, $185)

From Lani of Life Anchored: “My husband doesn’t understand why I need multiple purses…” (Turnlock Tote, Coach, $295)

From Sara of Running from the Law: “I’m crushing on these bow-back wellies!” (Joules Women’s Evedon Rain Boots,, $165)

From Katie of Katie Did What: “These are THE must-have bootie for fall! I mean, FRINGE! The best part? They go with everything.” (Sam Edelman Paige Fringed Ankle Bootie, Nordstrom, $170)

From Lindsay of The Nashville Mom: “I would give my left arm to own these, but $900 for a pair of sneakers? I’m sure someone will make a knock-off soon!” (Christian Louboutin Bip Bip High-Top Sneaker, Nordstrom, $895)

From Katie, managing editor of Savvy Sassy Moms: “I have my eye on this pretty green coat, which is a big upgrade from my standard walking-to-school raincoat!” (Lauren by Ralph Lauren A-Line Raincoat, Nordstrom, $198)

From Andrea, editor in chief of Savvy Sassy Moms: “Put these under probably not going to happen…” (Valentino Rebelle Round Toe Zip Bootie, Nordstrom, $1575)

What are you lusting after for fall?
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Nova Harley Diaper Bags


Meet the Nova Harley Brisbane Diaper Bag

So, I might not have a little baby anymore (I’m holding back tears as I write this), but I still need a good bag that’s roomy and provides organization for my out and about family. And, like most moms, I don’t want to sacrifice style when it comes to diaper bags. I’m obsessed with this Nova Harley Brisbane diaper bag. Not only is it gorgeous, perfect for summer, and made with real premium leather cowhide, but it’s one of the roomiest diaper bags with the most organization I’ve ever seen.

Look Inside: Nova Harley Brisbane Diaper BagFor an afternoon of errands followed by swimming and dinner at Grandma’s house, this is what I need to pack for myself and my two little girls. As you can see, I could fit everything we needed for an entire afternoon and evening out in one bag… and without it looking too stuffed.

Look Inside: Nova Harley Diaper Bag

Take a peek inside

Here’s a glimpse into one side of the interior of a Nova Harley Diaper Bag.  All pockets and pouches are conveniently labeled with pictures from wipes to laundry, you can’t help but stay organized with this bag. There’s even a special spot for Baby’s pacifier so you aren’t digging through your bag to find it!

Inside the Nova Harley Brisbane Diaper Bag

There’s a place for everything and it all fits perfectly in this bag!

Luxury Must-Have: Nova Harley Diaper Bag


Nova Harley Brisbane Yellow Diaper Bag

Style and function meet

With my girls, the cross-body shoulder strap in a must. It’s super comfy and keeps my hands free for holding them, a must for every busy mom on the go.

Nova Harley Brisbane Yellow Diaper BagThis bag certainly doesn’t look like a diaper bag, so by removing the shoulder strap I now have the perfect tote for a lunch date with my ladies! Check out other Nova Harley diaper bags, they’re all beautiful and luxurious!

This post was contributed by Lana Karim as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts Program. You can find her on 22 Crowns

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BEST of Summer HATS

Best Floppy Hats for Summer

You cannot survive Summer without a few stylish hats and floppy hats are one of the trendiest accessories for Summer. I am a big fan of fedora hats and Panama hats – I’ve got a nice collection of them going, but I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect floppy hat. Hats are perfect for busy moms on the go to look stylish without having to fuss about doing their hair. Hats also help get you out of that ponytail rut too. It doesn’t matter if your hair is a little dirty or a bit messy when you throw on a hat, it actually looks like you wanted those messy waves.

When buying a floppy hat to wear as a daily accessory make sure the brim is not too big and floppy, you still need to be able to drive and actually see what you are doing!  The larger brimmed floppy hats are for laying at the pool and blocking your face from the sun. In which case you may need two floppy hats for Summer!

Floppy Hats

1. Straw Outback Hat $39.95  / 2. MultiColor Floppy Hat $42 / 3.  Straw Floppy Hat $38           / 4. Braided Straw Sun Hat $34.95 / 5. Stoned Washed Fedora Hat $40

Micheal Stars Floppy Hats

I love both of these Micheal Stars floppy hats to add a little color to the mix. Micheal Stars Floppy Hat Tomato $42


Floppy Summer Hats
Blue Straw Floppy Hat $38  / . David & Young Floppy Hat $22

Seafolly Floppy Hats

ECHO Watercolor Floppy Hat $48 / Seafolly Floppy Hat Black $52



Do you have your floppy hat for Summer?
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Springs Fitness Fashion Trends CALIA Spring has sprung! And you know what that means, right? It’s time to prep your activewear drawer with all-new, season-ready workout looks – think popping bright hues, playful prints, unexpected details and super-chic sports bras designed to help you spring into action at any time. The pieces we’re currently coveting are light, lovely, and guaranteed to punch-up your get-fit look. Read on for a high fashion roundup of spring 2015’s workout trends that will get your blood pumping before your workout even begins.

Spring’s fitness fashion trends

essential tank

Luscious lemon

This spring, it’s all about zesty yellow. And, while this season’s “it” hue is popping up on everything from swimsuits to dresses and accessories and nails, sun-lit gear is the best way to add some unexpected flair to your workout look.

Wondering how to wear this poppy shade? Throw on a simple solid top for balance, and prepare for your most motivating, mood-boosting, and invigorating workout ever.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Essential Tank Top

floral capris
Fierce floral

We can’t get enough of the new and innovative ways floral prints are being brought to life this season. Traditionally thought of as pretty and feminine, 2015’s hottest floral prints are brighter, more graphic, and include a touch of tough. Make the look work for you by pairing them with a classic tank, super-sleek ponytail, and simple sneaker. Slip ‘em on and your spring wardrobe will be coming up rosy in no time.

Get the look: CALIA bv Carrie Underwood Women’s Essential Printed Tight Fit Capris in Classical Floral

lace back shirt
Lovely lace

A pretty girl go-to, lace has continuously been on the top of every fancy lady’s wish list. But, this season, the power of this beautiful fabric is stronger than ever. Popping up on everything from flirty spring dresses to perfectly-pretty workout gear, this textured fabric is the best way to stay cool (hello, ventilation!) and cute at the same time. Slip some on and prepare to turn heads from every angle.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Lace Back Three-Quarter Shirt

double strap bra

Strappy sports bras

Reveal your toned, sculpted shoulders and back in a sexy, strappy sports bra. Wear this season’s essential workout piece under your favorite racer-back tank, backless top, or slip it on solo to show off those abs. Our new season favorites are so cute, we’re wearing them for working out, going out, and beyond. There’s never been a better time to step up your support system.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Inner Power Seamless Double Strap Bra

woven capris

Anywhere woven capri

These days comfy pants are not only reserved for yoga class and lazy Sunday mornings in bed. Today’s lightweight woven capris have on-trend details, a super-comfy waistband, and are versatile in style – making them perfect for the gym and beyond. The pair we love are functional enough for yoga and other light workouts, comfortable enough to lounge at home, and stylish enough to wear around town.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Anywhere Woven Capris

Now you can step out this spring with an extra bounce in your step. With silhouettes that stand out and hues designed to inspire, you’re ready for warmer- weather workouts with CALIA by Carrie Underwood. Check out the video below and visit DICK’S Sporting Goods and  for more stylish fitness apparel!

#staythepath to peak fitness by following @CALIAbyCarrie and @dickssportinggoods on Instagram.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

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Coral Color Crush

Color is one of my absolute favorite things. I LOVE color. In fact, I hardly have any black or grey clothing, shoes or accessories, my closet is more a rainbow of color. So when the new Spring colors start to roll in I get pretty excited. I am already obsessed with everything yellow, but coral is another Spring color that has definitely caught my eye. Coral is a nice alternative to pink and is a color that looks good on anyone. Much like navy and white, coral seems to be a Spring staple when the weather gets warmer. In fact, you’re probably ready to break out those white jeans and pairing them with coral is pretty much perfection.

Take a look at my favorite coral picks…

1. Kendra Scott Rae Coral Necklace $65
2. Benefit Cosmetics Plush Lip Gloss $16
3. Jacki Design Travel Bag $25
4. Dress My Cupcake Wood Coral Dessert Forks $21
5. Kate Spade Flamingo Phone Case $40
6. Etsy Coral Wood Jewelry Box $16
7. Essie Corals $8.50
8. Natori Feathers Contour Plunge Bra $68
9. Trina Turk Poolside cosmetic bag $68
10. Dolce Vita Datsun Leather Sandal $70
11. Tory Burch Robinson Woven Satchel $485

Do you like the coral color trend? Which item is your favorite?

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