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Family Style.

Family Style // thepapermama.com

Family Style // thepapermama.com

//Family style//Chelsey: dress – Anthropologie, shoes – Miz Mooz//Kiddo: cat eye glasses – Hip Hop 50′s Shop, dress – thrifted, shoes – thrifted//Husband: shirt – no idea, tie – no idea, pants – the store where they sell man pants, shoes – Converse//

We went to a wedding a couple weeks ago and we got all fancy and dressed up. I tend to forget to take family photos. I have a bazillion photos of just the kiddo, but I forget to stop and take a photo of the 3 of us: together. It’s a keeper. <3

Happy Monday!

- Chelsey

3-times-a-week-style: Austin

Texas Style Council Prom Style // thepapermama.com

3-times-a-week-style: I gotta say… the most stylish I’ve been in MONTHS was while I was in Austin. Yes, hot/sweaty/104 degrees + humid Austin. It was pretty much 4 days straight of all the makeup and pretty clothes…. I was sweaty and stylin’. Ha! BUT, it’s pretty hard to NOT be inspired by all the pretty dressed ladies (and like 3 guys) at the Texas Style Council.

Texas Style Council Prom Style // thepapermama.com Texas Style Council Prom Style // thepapermama.com Texas Style Council Prom Style // thepapermama.com

//Dress: Zara//Amethyst Ring: MooreaSeal.com//Shoes: Miz Mooz//

Also, I’ve realized I keep mentioning how HOT Austin was, but I want to also say how that city is awesome. That’s what I’ve been forgetting to mention. It’s full of good food and neat shopping. Especially the South Congress area. The next time I make it out to the city, I plan on going during a non-super hot time. I’m guessing winter would be great (it would be like summer in Portland).

Even with the heat, it was a good week for my ‘dress nice for at least 3 times a week‘ goal. You know… cause usually I prefer to wear yoga pants 95% of thee time. Do you have any similar goals?

- Chelsey

All of these photos are from the most beautiful Elizabeth, of Delightfully Tacky

Sweet Summer Style inspiration

SWEET SUMMER STYLE // THEPAPERMAMA.COM

Hat: Pure Edith Hat from Modcloth // Sunglasses: Smythe from Sole Society // Scarf: Floral Scarf from Sole Society // Purse: Yellow, Out There from ModCloth // Dress: Oh My Darlin’ from ModCloth // Ring: Floral Ring from Sole Society // Shoes: Adrienne Wedges from Sole Society // Bracelet: Leather Plated Wrap Bracelet from Sole Society //

It’s Monday night and I just got back into Portland from a LooooooOOoOoOOooOoong weekend/day of travel. I was at the Texas Style Council, in Austin. It was an amazing weekend and I learned a lot. I was also inspired by all those stylish ladies I saw wandering the hallways. Truly, so many beautiful ladies (and a couple handsome men). All this fashion made me realize it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a “my style” post. It’s a collection of a few ‘wish list’ items. Buying new clothes is not currently in the budget, but I can pretend. Hee.

- Chelsey

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Three in one outfit: Aunt Louise + $100 Visa GC Giveaway!

I have traveled more in this last year than I have in the past 10 years before that. Every time I head out on a trip, I have this desire to buy all new outfits! I do not need to spend money on clothes for each and every trip (I mean, really), even though I want to. Ha! It’s just not necessary. I have a ton of lovely clothes at home and I try to create new and updated ways to wear the clothes I already have. WHICH means I need to take care of my clothes. My favorite pieces (my “fancy” clothes) are always hung to dry. I wash them in the washer, and line dry them to help preserve the quality.

In my attempt to save money and use what I already have, I like to see how many ways I can wear a favorite piece from my wardrobe. One of my best dress friends (yeah, my dresses and I are friends) is Aunt Louise. Yup. She’s been named. She’s fantastic. She’s lovely and sort of looks like she might have been made from the upholstery of a 60′s sofa…. oh man, I do love this dress.

Here’s my three-in-one outfit styling for Aunt Louise (P.S. I just did not want to put make-up on, so I now have a cat face):

 

Warm Weather: // Aunt Louise Dress: Anthropologie // Gold clutch: f21 // Shoes: Miz Mooz //

This is the perfect warm weather outfit. This dress is so comfortable and I love to wear it without a cardigan, as long as the weather is over 70. Ha!

 

Springy Weather: // Aunt Louise Dress: Anthropologie // Green bow sweater shirt: f21 // Gold scaly belt: thrift // Shoes: Lulu’s //

Sometimes I like to pretend this dress is a skirt…. that’s when I put on my little green bow sweater shirt and my amazing gold belt (a favorite thrift find).

 

Warm: // Aunt Louise Dress: Anthropologie // Scallop Cardigan: Anthropologie // Green Peter Pan Tights: h&m // Shoes: Skunkboy’s Closet //

This is my cool spring weather outfit. Most Oregon spring days are cool…. we get the random warm day, but mostly you’ll want a sweater (and probably an umbrella) while you’re out and about.

So, speaking of keeping my clothes… I was ALSO sent some Tide Pods. They are sort of like the lazy man’s detergent… which is fantastic! I’m personally not a fan of chores… laundry is right up there with cleaning the bathroom. Tide Pods makes my life easier. It’s a 3-in-1 detergent that cleans, brightens, and fights stains. Bam. Pretty much you just pop in that Tide Pods pac, and then you can stand out in your freshly awesome clothes. And they’re only 3-chamber unit dose on the market. Just one removes more stains than 6 caps of the liquid bargain brand. (Based on stain removal performance of one pac of Tide Pods vs. 6 doses of the leading liquid bargain brand base variant in a standard top loading machine.) I put these little pods in a cute jar in the laundry room. SO much cuter than a plastic jug of laundry detergent. Have you tried these yet? 

One more thing: Tide Pods wants to give one of my special readers a $100 Visa Gift card to play with! Yeah! You can buy a new outfit and some Tide Pods! Just answer this question in the comments below: Tell me about something in your wardrobe that’s versatile and provides 3-in-1 style.

 

- Chelsey

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