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Mamanistas at Work

#OOTD: Shop Your Closet

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A wise friend once told me that if I only bought items that I really loved, most everything in my closet would coordinate. And it’s the truth, y’all. My style is classic, preppy and predictable. My closet is organized by color: white and ivory at the front, navy and black at the back, and some jewel-tone pieces sprinkled in between. I practically have a formula for putting together an outfit. I pair a tailored pencil skirt or straight-leg pants with…

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#OOTD: I’m Going to Need More Kimonos

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Kimono OOTD

“I’m gonna need more kimonos.” Rebekah A. is a full-time wife, parking guru and mom of two girls: a 3-month old and a 4-year old who is already stealing her jewelry. She obviously gets her budding fashion sense from her mama, who is looking smokin’ hot in this mint and navy ensemble. As a working mom who is still nursing, this nursing/pumping tank and a super stretchy LulaRoe skirt keep things in place, looks great and providse easy access to the “other…

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I Tried Le Tote for a Month

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Le Tote Review

Lately, I’ve been shopping like someone who makes a lot more money than I do and who doesn’t have a growing toddler to clothe everyday. Because I’m too weak to quit shopping cold-turkey (and because I still have several new trends I want to add to my closet), I started brainstorming about which belongings I could sell on an online yard sale. And then Le Tote sent me an offer to try a box for free. Bait taken.   Lately, I’ve been shopping…

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#OOTD: Travelling in Style

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I don’t travel for work that often, but when I do,  I never pack correctly. I’m always forgetting something or bringing the wrong clothes. So on a recent cross-country work trip to sunny California, I finally felt like I had hit it out of the park with this easy and comfortable outfit. And get ready for a killer secret: this dress is from Costco. Yes, the same place where you can 10 pounds of mayonnaise and a killer flat screen…

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#OOTD: Getting Lucky

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My favorite way to unwind is leisurely browsing shopping websites or strolling through Target and Nordstrom Rack. I have no intentions of buying anything unless I find something so incredible and at such a great price that I would be foolish not to make a purchase. But that’s unlikely to happen, right? So, this is truly a relaxation technique and should in no way be considered shopping. And that’s exactly what you should say if my husband ever asks, okay? While…

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#OOTD: Three Piece Rule in Action

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OOTD 3 Piece Rule

I was very excited to wear my new shirt today, and seem to be in a very floral mood lately. The top was purchased my favorite way – on Amazon’s Lightning Deal for the low, low price of $10.99! I paired it with a black tank top, dark jeans and black Target booties for the office. Cute, but it still felt like it was missing something….     And then I remembered Sarah’s amazing three-piece rule, and the adorable, but…

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#OOTD: Fashionably Comfortable

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#OOTD at The Modern Mamanista

When I’m tired (which is basically everyday), I just don’t have the brain capacity to be creative with my wardrobe, so I opt for what I do best: a classic, preppy, no-fuss look. In that exhausted mindset this morning, I put on my favorite ankle jeans, striped shirt and pearl studs. But as I was reaching for my librarian-chic elbow patch boyfriend cardi, I spotted my faux shearling vest and decided to ditch my preppy plan for a “cooler” mom look. Unfortunately, I didn’t…

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#OOTD: You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore

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As Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand say, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.” These cooler temps have me missing the flowers of spring and summer. I decided to wear them instead today with my favorite Brixon Ivy Dress from Stitch Fix paired with my current Bootie obsession by Steve Madden. What I’m Wearing: Dress: Brixon Ivy Cristen Shirt Dress, Stitch Fix Booties: Steve Madden Nectar Open Back Mule, Trunk Club  …

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#OOTD: Brrr… Break Out the Cardigans!

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Fall weather in Georgia can be a bit of a challenge to dress for. It can be 50 in the morning but 80 or higher by late afternoon. So what’s a Mamanista to do? The answer… Stock up on easy to layer cardigans in a variety of colors! This navy one is from Loft and is a powerhouse layering piece with dresses, pants, skirts and various tanks, button downs and tees. What I’m Wearing: Cardigan: Loft Boyfriend Cardigan in Navy,…

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#OOTD, Reader Submission: A Lesson in Style

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Teacher, teacher, what can you teach us? Today’s featured Mamanista, Shawn, is a mom to a 10-year-old daughter and has been a teacher for over 16 years. Shawn loves to shop, read, and decorate which explains why this teacher gives us a lesson in pulled-together fall fashion while making it look effortless. Shawn is wearing a Chelsea & Violet dress from Dillard’s, a Merona denim vest from Target (how can we not love anything from Target!), and Sam Edelman booties. How…

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