About The Author

4964_226006530472_583825472_7375057_1282480_nSarah-Jean Ballard is the Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of The Fashionable Housewife blog and the founder of Fashionable Media network.

Sarah-Jean is a wife, stay-at-home mother of three and a diehard fashionista who uses this blog to share advice and review products that can “Help moms like YOU, look fashionable too!”®

The Fashionable Housewife was the first and original fashion blog just for moms. All others are imitators and copycats! This blog was started in May of 2005 when there were no other blogs on the web that were specifically geared towards housewives and moms who wanted to look good, but didn’t want to spend a lot!


We know how it is when you need every extra penny to pay the rent, the mortgage or to buy diapers!!! Remember, just because you are a mom doesn’t mean you need to give up fashion and start wearing sweatpants everyday. You can be fashionable AND comfortable! We subscribe to the motto that “moms should look good too.” ®

Here at The Fashionable Housewife, we believe that dressing fashionable and looking great doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Within this blog, you’ll find tips on how to dress, what NOT to wear, the hottest trends, new products, sales & coupons, how to dress your Body Shape, awesome giveaways and so much more!

While Sarah-Jean spends most of her time involved in strengthening the Fashionable Media network of blogs and raising THREE children, if there is any time leftover (hahaha!), Sarah spends time doing web design, yoga, photography, reading, enjoying music, and training to become a certified Birth Doula.

The Fashionable Housewife is the mother of a vivacious and very intelligent 7 year old girl and two active boys! The joys of pregnancy and motherhood inspired her to start a sister site in 2007 dubbed The Fashionable Bambino to talk about fashionable maternity clothes, nursing, cloth diapering, cute kid’s clothes and more.

In August 2008, Sarah-Jean started The Fashionable Gal. The blog is geared towards teens, college students, and young women who care what they look like but don’t want to spend a ton! You’ll find beauty tips, the latest trends in makeup and fashion, what NOT to wear, reviews of popular products, cosmetics, jewelry and so much more.

Fashionable Media owns dozens of “The Fashionable” style domain names to protect our original and unique network of blogs and ideas. Please don’t be a copycat! If you want to become a blogger for one of our blogs, please join our team! Email Sarah at sarah@thefashionablehousewife.com to inquire!!


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Fast Facts:

Favorite Designers

  • Free People
  • BCBG
  • Da-Nang
  • EDUN
  • Alice + Olivia
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Theory
  • NYDJ
  • Yoga Jeans

Favorite Stores

  • Forever 21
  • Gap / Old Navy
  • Banana Republic
  • eBay
  • Nordstrom
  • Target
  • RueLaLa & Zulily

Favorite Shoe Stores

  • Zappos
  • 6pm.com
  • Smart Bargains
  • Overstock
  • eBay
  • Shoeline.com

Original Introduction

The world of fashion and it’s designers is a competitive place full of confusion, pride, and most importantly, high prices! You don’t have time for the celebrity gossip and prissy blogs. You’re a housewife and maybe a mom too, and you don’t have time to sift through the magazines and blogs to find ‘what’s hot’. Afterall, you’re not a Carrie Bradshaw (anymore)! You still wouldn’t mind looking like one though, but you need a grownup approach to fashion.

If you have kids, the last time you dressed in style was probably when you were in your 20’s right? And who knows how long ago that was! (Don’t worry, we’ll never tell!) Fashion changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up with what’s okay, and what is definitely not okay. Even that names change! What you once called “Peddle Pushers” and “High Water Waders” are now “Capris” and “Cropped Pants”. Who has the time to keep up in today’s busy world? Not you! Well, welcome to the solution.

Here at The Fashionable Housewife we will keep you informed on what’s hot and what’s not, teach you how to pair basic items together to make a fantastic outfit, show you the best places to shop, and help you look fabulous on a budget! We will also do our best to tell you about the latest trends, show you where the best sales are, and even where you can get free samples of great items.

In addition, I will make public my shopping confessions, show you what I am wearing, and let you in on some little known fashion secrets.

If you have specific fashion related questions, email me and ask and I will make a post to answer your specific question. Please make sure to leave comments often! Your feedback is what keeps the site going strong!

Sarah-Jean Ballard
(The Fashionable Housewife)