Fashionable Husbands – What To Wear This Winter

Lately, I’ve spent more time keeping my family well dressed than I have myself! I guess that is just what happens when you’re pregnant… Yoga pants become the norm, anything but slippers hurt your feet and buying new shoes for your hubby is more fun than trying to cram your swollen feet into a pair of stilettos. Yup, that’s where I’m at.

WINTER BOOTS

I don’t know if it’s just me but I have a HARD time finding boots for my husband this season. You just can’t find them anywhere for under $200! What the heck? After a lot of searching, I found these Palladium Pampa Sport Boots from Bank Fashion for around $130.

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Palladium Pampa Sport Boots feature a vintage style brown leather upper, khaki canvas trim pabelling, plus a padded cuff and lace and eyelet fastening system. These boots are complete with signature branding and a chunky textured outsole that will appeal to any man. My husband loves these because they are comfortable, easy to adjust and manly looking. A nice change from the ugly pair he got at Wal Mart 10 years ago….

Price: $130

Get It: Bank Fashion


COATS & JACKETS

Finding a coat that my husband wants to wear is almost as hard as getting a teenager to wear a coat… He wears a chunky knit sweater in the middle of January because he hasn’t found the “perfect” coat. Personally, I think this one would be awesome…

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This Voi Jeans Alaska Parka is warm AND stylish! It features a black woven cotton exterior with detachable faux fur trim hood, large square stitch quilted exterior and padded design. This jacket has a button overlay to the zip closure, plus multiple pockets and branding to complete this stylish coat.

Price: $140

Get It: Bank Fashion


JEANS

My husband is pretty picky about his jeans too… (I taught him well?!) As far as fit, function and price go, he prefers Old Navy and Gap jeans.

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Throw on a pair of waffle knit thermal long underwear under any pair of jeans to make them winter-ready!

Price: $60

Get It: Gap.com

Dear Santa, Here’s My List!

Dear Santa,

I don’t want a lot this year. Just a few select accessories, some comfy maternity pajamas for my growing belly and a nice pair of slippers.

Dear Santa


Lastly, I would like a Dodge Caravan Minivan for my growing family.

Thanks!

The Fashionable Housewife

Outfit Ideas: Mint Green and Coral

Mint green and coral are two very popular spring colors right now. So many different ways to wear this color combo and today I think I hit the nail right on the head with this one.

I layered a Neon Coral Sweater ($32/Gap) with a mint green leopard print blouse (similar here) underneath. I thought ankle zip jeans (similar here) would be appropriate with the sandal booties I couldn’t wait to break out!

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neon coral with mint

coral with mint green

mint mint mint green with coral

I’ve been wearing this 2 Stone Custom Sterling Silver Infinity Birthstone Necklace from Eve’s Addiction ($42) almost non stop since I received it. I had it customized with the birthstones of my two kids. It’s simple, elegant, goes with every outfit and everything I wear, plus it’s a great reminder of my kids. (They are with me 24/7 – like I really need a reminder! lol) I love this piece though and I think it’s a great Mother’s Day Gift Idea.

coral and mint

I’m also loving this Two Tone Enamel Bangle in Electric Blue from Coldwater Creek ($30). It’s comfortable, easy to put on and off with the hinge design, very versatile because of the two tone colors and I get compliments on it all the time. They have a lot of great jewelry and accessories on sale right now. (Another Mother’s Day gift idea for ya!)

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Outfit Ideas: Wearing Socks with Mary Jane Shoes

Today, I spent the whole day shopping at Target, checking out their Threshold Collection. I’m doing a Spring Makeover on my bedroom and will show you the before and after pics this coming Tuesday! I think you’re going to love it…

I’m not so good with the interior decorating so I downloaded a Windows 8 app called House & Home to help me figure out what I wanted to do in my bedroom. Then I went on Target.com to check out the Threshold Collection and find the items I wanted for my bedroom makeover. Once I picked out everything I wanted, I headed to my local Target and bought it all!

Since I knew this is what my day would entail, I dressed comfy.

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(Surfing the House & Home app on my Acer Iconia W510)

I think this is one of those outfits where you either love it, or you hate it… I am loving the green and I got compliments on my outfit all day while I was out, but I’ll tell ya, in a picture it’s really obvious that my “greens” don’t match! I think it looks better in person…

What’s going to be the controversial item here is wearing socks with mary janes. I got a lot of “LIKES” on Instagram, including one from GAP!

jafa mary janes with gap socks

How do you feel about the wearing socks with mary jane shoes? Love it or hate it, ladies?

Today’s Outfit

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Day 9 of 12 Days of Style – Floral Print Jeans

What is 12 Days of Style? From now until Christmas, I’m trying to wear something something fun, trendy or out of the ordinary to get myself out of a style slump! Here is Day 9!

I’m wearing floral print jeans with my favorite Dansko Nat Boots and a faux-fur sweater I just bought on Zulily for only $17.99! It was originally $98.00. Score!

I got these jeans pretty cheap too. Only $17.50 on eBay instead of $49.50 retail.

What do you think of this outfit?

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Day 5 of 12 Days of Style – Free People Jacket

Christmas is almost here and yet I’m not really feeling the “holiday spirit” yet. So I’m trying something desperate… 12 Days of Style! From now until Christmas, I’m trying to wear something something fun, trendy or out of the ordinary! Here is Day 5…

I just bought this Free People Tapestry Moto Jacket on Shopbop.com during their Black Friday sale. It was 35% off and I got another 15% off with a coupon code. Unfortunately, I now see that it’s 50% off! I hate when that happens… Harumph.

There was only one review for this jacket on Shopbop.com and it said the jacket ran small. I listened to her and bought this in a size 4. Unfortunately, it’s much too loose. (I normally wear a size 2.) It’s big enough to wear on top of a thick bulky sweater and that’s not how I had planned on wearing it. Other than the fact that it’s looser than I wanted it, I absolutely ADORE this jacket. I just wish I hadn’t listened to that other review and just bought my regular size. You’ve been warned!

I’m wearing it with denim leggings and those super comfortable Jafa Boots. Feather earrings from Claires are a nice boho touch.

If you want this jacket for yourself, consider entering our Shopbop.com Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card for Shopbop.com!(Giveaway ends Dec 28, 2012)

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Today’s Outfit: TJ Maxx Score Outfit #1

Last week, I scored big time at TJ Maxx! What would have cost me over $1,500 in a department store cost me around $200 in T.J.Maxx! Oh yeah, I’m a Maxxinista baby…

I bought mostly wardrobe staples and accessories that would bring my summer wardrobe into Fall without too much effort (or cost). One of my favorite items I purchased was a cropped faux leather jacket that was on sale for just $20! I an IN LOVE with this jacket!

My other favorite score were these rust colored ponte knit jeggings that were only $14.99!!! I can wear them with so many different things through the entire Fall season AND probably into winter too!

Here are 2 different outfit examples of items I purchased at TJ Maxx that feature the black jacket and the rust colored skinnies…

Both of those gorgeous blouses I bought at TJ’s too – one for $12.99 and one for $14.99. And those absolutely adorable animal print studded ballet flats practically jumped into my shopping cart all by themselves… Seriously. They knew they had to come home with me. And at only $16.99, I wasn’t going to protest.

It got cold, fast, here in New England so I wasn’t about to wear a thin blouse today. So I’m wearing a black long sleeve shirt under a gray sweater (two things that were already in my wardrobe) and I’m wearing them with that black leather jacket, the rust colored jeggings and those studded ballet flats. Super cute and super comfy!

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