And this is what we're really like...

My son is all bundled up because he was getting ready to go to Grandpa and Grandma's today.

We decided to both be goofy for our pictures today and had a blast. =)
I know I've already posted this outfit before - but I added the hat this time around, and I really liked the addition, so thought I'd snap a pic.

Sweater - NY&Co - gifted
Leggings - Target - $5
Boots - Jessica Simpson - gifted
Hat - ?
Gold hoop earrings - Premier Jewelry - $21


Hee hee

My son insisted on us taking a pic together today. I should have gotten him dressed for the pic, but he couldn't wait. He cracks me up!

Jacket - Old Navy (thrifted) - $5
Sweater - Banana Republic - $7
Jeans - Express - $19
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Scarf - Target - $6
Gold hoop earrings - Wal-Mart - $20
Belt - Gap - $24.50


Messy look

This didn't come out like I thought it would, but I liked it just the same.

Tunic - Gap - gifted
Vest - Gap - $9
Jeans - Express - $19
Boots - Jessica Simpson - gifted
Cardigan - BCBG (thrifted) - $4
Hat - ?
Scarf - Target - $6
Gold hoops - Wal-Mart - $20


Megan Nielson's Spring Fashion Line

A fellow Mom fashion blogger has just opened her own line of fashions over at her blog. Check out the lookbook: Megan Nielson.

According to Megan's stylist, Jessica Schroeder, over at What I Wore, if you link to Megan Nielson's store on your own blog with a picture of your favorite item of hers, you will be entered to win that piece!

I hope this means I am entered to win this gorgeous spring dress!

Shabby Apple Sale!


Follow up to Old Navy Coupon Winners

I wanted to tell you all that every idea submitted was great - it was VERY hard to pick 10.

Also, I don't have email addresses for some of you:

If you could send those to me right away, that would be great! If I don't hear from you today, I will be giving your coupons away to someone else.

Old Navy Coupon Winners!

Winner #1 – Corie – I have to say, your look was my favorite of all of them. What can I say, I’m a sucker for nude heels.

Winner #2 – Hediluxe – You were the only one to suggest a vest and come up with “librarian meets rocker.” I’m likin’ that.

Winner #3 – Jenna Luedecke – I like that you specified gold jewelry and even added the bangles, and then suggested an updo!

Winner #4 - Jess – Your comment just cracked me up about having to go to the gym to fit into your skinny jeans! Lol!

Winner #5 – Brianna – Your accessory idea of a cute boy on one arm is definitely the best of the bunch!

Winner #6 – Selah – The dress and color combo you picked is a great idea!

Winner #7 – Meli22 – Three different organized outfit ideas – perfect!

Winner #8 – Anonymous – Your version of the “super mom” outfit was hilarious – you definitely deserve a coupon for that!

For the last two, I had my son randomly pick (he wanted to be in on the action…and it is so difficult to pick the top 10!)

Winner #9 – Kerin B – Your outfit idea was practical and great – congratulations!

Winner #10 – Chadwickswife – Great jewelry suggestions!

Congratulations everyone!


I'm actually wearing flats today. It feels weird. I mean I wear my slippers around the house and tennis shoes for working out - so I'm not always in heels, but I never wear flats to go out in.

Elaine over at Clothed Much inspired me to wear this outfit. Not that she wears shiny animal print t-shirts, but she does consistently wear a t-shirt tucked into a knee-length skirt over tights, with flats and a scarf wrapped around her neck. I can't pull off the look like she does, but I do feel very comfortable and girly and am glad to try something different.

T-shirt - Dillards - gifted
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft - hand-me-down
Tights - Wal-Mart - $5
Scarf - Target - $6
Leather metallic flats - Ann Taylor Loft - $3.88
Earrings - gifted
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Bangles - Shabby Apple - free with coupon
Hat - hand-me-down


Friday Night

I stayed in my PJs and robe all day while I worked (I work from home as a legal assistant), but finally got dressed for a friend's party by the evening. This is what I wore:

Dress - H&M - $5
Boots - Jessica Simpson - gifted
Tights - Hue - gifted
Necklace - Macy's - $5
CZ studs - gifted

Old Navy Giveaway

Old Navy’s Item of the Week adds a fab new twist to an old classic. Women’s boyfriend cardigans are $15 (Reg. $29.50). They’re comfy cozy and super stylish at the same time – especially when you add a layer underneath and a super skinny belt to accessorize. With six buttons, two pockets and one stylish rolled edge, the look adds up to one stylish looking lady! Get ‘em in-store only 1/22 – 1/28.

Domestic Sophisticate is giving 10 lucky readers a coupon for $50 off of $100 at Old Navy. But hurry, this giveaway will not last long!! The coupons are only valid today through the 28th, so I plan on picking the winners by tomorrow at noon.

So here is how to enter the giveaway:

Let me know in a comment how the SuperModelquins should wear their boyfriend cardigan. Be sure to include your email in the comment so I can contact you if you win. The best 10 answers will get the coupon offer emailed to them.

Looking forward to reading your ideas!

Comparison Shopping

I just posted a new link under our "Inspirations" section of the sidebar: Smarter Women's Dresses. It's a website that allows you to comparison shop - you type in what you're looking for, and it pulls up pages of the same item in different prices and styles. Check it out!


Fuschia Wednesday

I have a new photographer! My little boy has decided he wants to start taking my pictures. So I've got plenty of headless photos, but he's learning. Pretty soon I won't have to find a shelf for doing self-portraits, and can rely on my son!

Dress - Gap - gifted
Jacket - Hydraulic - gifted
Leather belt - Banana Republic - $4
Boots - JCPenney - $9
Tights - Wal-Mart - $5
Silver hoop earrings - Target - $1



In the dead of winter my dear friend, Kristen, wore a pretty blue dress and pastel yellow cardigan, with the most adorable creamy floral scarf yesterday. After seeing her in all her cuteness I had to try to copy her look with my own version. Not as cute as the look she created but it's making me looking forward to dress wearing weather again!
and a funny pic to show off my massive belly bump:) Two and half months left! woohoo!
Dress ~ Wal-mart $14
Scarf ~ Old Navy gifted
Cardigan ~ Old Navy Maternity $12
Boots ~ JCP $30
tall gray socks ~ Nordstroms Rack $5


Skirt - Tommy Hilfiger - $7
Boots - Jessica Simpson - gifted
Earrings - Target - gifted
Hat - Target - hand-me-down
Sweater - VS - gifted
Belt - Gap - $24.50
Scarf - Maurices - $9


Casual Date Night

Didn't have time to take a flattering pic, 'cause we're on our way out!

Skinny jeans - Levi's (thrifted) - $5
Boots - Jessica Simpson - gifted
Jacket - Hydraulic - gifted
Tank - Gap - $2
Hoop earrings - Premier Jewelry - $21
Necklace - Target - gifted

Shopping Saturday

I met my Mom and sis at The Somerset Mall in Troy, MI, yesterday. We spent the entire day there and I'm sure there was so much more to see than we saw!

I bought a double wrap skinny black leather belt from Banana Republic for only $4 (originally $50), and I bought a pin stripe pencil skirt from Banana for only $8 (orignally $60). But the purpose of our trip was to help my Mom get a few much needed things for her trip to Cabo San Lucas that is coming up soon. We got a few things for her, but she has a lot more to get, and unfortunately, I'll miss out on the rest of her shopping trips. Luckily I got to be in on this one!


Pastels in the Winter

Jacket - Hydraulic - gifted
Shirt - Old Navy (thrifted) - $2
White t-shirt - F21 - $3.50
Pencil skirt - Gap - $4
Tights - Target (girls section) - $2
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Earrings - gifted
Necklace - LuShae Jewelry - gifted



Scarf - Maurice's - $9
Skirt - Gap - $16
Tights - Target - $5
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Belt - Gap - $24.50
Sweater - Gap - gifted
Earrings - Kohl's - $.50
T-shirt - F21 - $3.50



Jacket - Jones New York (thrifted) - $3.50
Top - Dillards - gifted
Jeans - Express - $9.99
Leather clogs - Colin Stuart (thrifted) - $4
Gold leather belt - Kohl's - $2 or $4, I forget
Gold bangles - Shabby Apple - free with coupon
Gold hoop earrings - Premier Jewelry - $21



Isn't J. Mendel's 2010 ethereal spring collection fairytale like? I love it. Sigh.


Sweater Dress

Sweater dress - NY&Co - gifted
Leggings - Target - $3
Boots - Jessica Simpson - gifted
Bangles - Shabby Apple - $0 with coupon
Gold hoop earrings - Premier Jewelry - $21
Cutest little boy in the world - priceless



Jacket - Banana Republic - $42
Dress - J.Crew Lyndsey Dress (via Ebay) - $49
Shirt - Banana Republic - $11
Tights - Target - $5
Pumps - BCBGirls (via Macy's) - $21
CZ studs - gifted
Necklace - LuShae Jewelry



The tunic I'm wearing used to be this dress below:
But I saw The Glamouri refashion the dress, and thought the idea was superb, so I copied her design.
Hemmed six inches off the dress, and hand pleated the sleeves.
Dress - Target from GO International line (altered by me)- $8
Jacket - Jones New York (thrifted) - $3.50
Leggings - Wal-Mart - $5
Boots - JCPenney - $9
Bag - Coach - gifted
Necklace - Target - gifted
Gold hoops - Premier Jewelry - $21
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1


Happy Friday!

I had a board meeting today, so I got all bundled up to go out and get my car warmed up so I could head out. Unfortunately, I got stuck in a snow bank beside my driveway. I got bundled up for no reason, since I headed straight back inside after 15 minutes of spinning my tires. At least that meant I had time to take some pictures and do a blog post.
Coat - Gap (five or more years ago on clearance) - $25
Colorful scarf - Maurices - $9
Cream scarf - Target - $6
Hat - gifted

Olive corduroy Jacket - H&M - $20
Cream sweater - VS - gifted
Jeans - JBrand (Ebay Scarlett Ink Cigarette leg) - gifted
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Necklace - Target - gifted
Gold hoops - Premier Jewelry - $21