articles by tag: spring/summer 2009

what to wear: mom style at the beach

Going to the beach? I have to admit that it is not an easy task with your kids. But I feel at ease if my beachwear is comfortable and I am protected from the sun. I am a big proponent of sun protection intertwined with fashion! Wearing a bathing suit is a common fear that [...]

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what to wear: summer slip ‘n slide

If you’re a mom, you’ve probably already taken your kids to the swimming pool this summer. By now they could be craving some more action on the grass ‘slopes’ of your lawn. IF where you live is not having a huge drought (uh-em!), then a summer slip ‘n slide may be in order. If you’re [...]

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what to wear: road trip

With summer in full swing, vacation time is now upon us.  With 2/3 of Americans taking a vacation this summer, half of them will be staying closer to home.  That means “road trip!” Whether you’re in the car for a few hours to a close-by destination or decide to take some roads less traveled and [...]

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wardrobe planning: accessories

For the last article of our $1500 Challenge series, I thought it best to cover something we all tend to shop for as an afterthought: accessories.  Accessories keep an outfit interesting and can convey your personal style much more easily than a Splendid tee. Try and find the best quality you can afford when it [...]

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wardrobe planning: mom wardrobe

The $1500 Wardrobe Challenge continues and today’s post is for mom’s and gals who lead a more casual lifestyle.  When carving the wardrobe, I took the approach to spend the money on the items where the cost per wear is worth it (bottoms, special dresses and shoes) and go for inexpensive but fun tops that [...]

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east coast style: if i had $1500 to spend…

This week, we’ve decided to challenge our stylists with the ultimate question: If you were given a $1500 clothing budget, what items would you get? What a fun thought:  How would I spend $1,500? I would invest in what Nina Garcia [Elle, Project Runway] calls “the bones” of a wardrobe – classic building blocks that [...]

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wardrobe planning: the $1500 challenge

This week, we’ve decided to challenge our stylists with the ultimate question: If you were given a $1500 clothing budget, what items would you recommend someone get to develop their ultimate wardrobe? This can be answered so many ways depending on your lifestyle.  Lucky for me, I get to answer this question three different ways [...]

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