Whatcha Wearing Wednesday: Stripes and Leopard for Spring

Stripes and leopard. It's all about mixing prints and patterns and it isn't as hard as you think. Spring is a great time to experiment. Think about matching a floral pencil skirt with a stripe shirt. Still not sure? Here's an easier way. Start with neutral colors like black, white and navy if you are feeling skittish and work from there. I took my neutral leopard heels and paired them with my tried and true black ankle pants and a new striped shirt I picked up from J.Crew Factory. The stripe shirt gets and update with the ruffle added to the sleeve. Ruffles are really big this spring. Wearing a navy blue multi-strand necklace adds a hint of color while also staying in the neutral zone. I felt like this look was both fresh and classic.  It's updated with the ruffles and has an … [Read more...]

Trend Alert: Graphic Tees & Skirts

This trend of graphic tees & skirts doesn't seem new, does it? Except for this change.   Graphic Tees with Skirt by victoriamason featuring a pleated midi skirt Beach Pineapple Tee/Black A-Line Midi Skirt/Miss Selfridge Accordian Pleated Skirt (Under $25!)/Re/Done Denim Skirt (similar) MORE GRAPHIC TEES     Graphic Tees by victoriamason featuring a white cotton tee Black Skull/Tiger/Blondie Cold Shoulder/Circus Tee/Couture Tee Feminist AF/Rose/Unicorn/Coconut/Ciao/Fangirl/Anchor/Pineapple MORE SKIRTS TO WEAR WITH THEM   Skirts for Spring by victoriamason featuring short skirts Denim Buttons (similar)/Black & White/Vinyl/Pleated/Embroidered/Blush/Denim Button/Stripe Lavender Lace (SALE!)/Polka Dot(similar)/Stripe Are you … [Read more...]

The Fortieth Birthday Party

*Disclosure: Compensation is received through affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own. What do you get when you take Jaws, a Darth Vader cake, a healthy dose of Mommie Dearest, and a DJ? A whole LOT of FUN and my fortieth birthday party. A little pre-party champagne before heading out to my party. For me, the perfect recipe for a good time is just three things: friends, dancing and cake.  I had all that and more thanks to H and a few helpful friends who put together a night I will always remember. Months ago, H told me he wanted to throw me a party with dancing.  I immediately started thinking of party ideas.  Since it wouldn't be at our house there was room for a DJ and maybe something more.  I started a guest list of my favorite folks and a play list for the night. … [Read more...]

Gingham and Mint

It is like the word that must not be spoken.  The 'R' word.  It started back in April and has not let up since making wearing anything in gingham and mint feel like a joke. This spring would feel like a bust here in the DMV if it were not for a few bright, warm days when I can break out some of the seasons fresh colors and trends. When the sun came out for one day last week all I could think of was breaking out my retired aqua Coach tote bag and these three things. D'orsay flats, a gingham button down and mint denim. The peeped out for a few moments that day and warmed this up just a bit. No Hunter rain boots today! Gingham Shirt (thrifted-similar)/Forever 21 Mint Jeans (old-similar/similar)/Old Navy D'orsay Flats (old-similar)/Coach Tote … [Read more...]

Blue Stripes & White Denim

*Disclosure: Compensation is received through affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own. The rare sunny days we have had lately have made me yearn even more for light colors like blue stripes & white denim. Cooler temps prevail making long sleeves and denim are still needed daily. I love pairing it with my latest trench too. Excuse the lighting on the photo.  The rain has cast a crazy gloom over anything that no lighting can fix. SHOP THE LOOK Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

All the Pretty Flowers

*Disclosure: TMC was not compensated for this post.  Compensation is received through affiliate links. TheMummyChronicles.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. I am not into a lot of prints. That is of no surprise to anyone, is it? I think it was hearing that as a kid and then teen I was too small in stature to carry off any type of print from stripes to all the pretty flowers and any type of loud color.  I'm serious.  So breaking into the floral trend, which is so stunning in spring was hard, but I love it too much to ignore.  I'm also co-hosting with Angela from Reason to Dress, so please check her out and join in!  Don't we all need a dress this flowy and fabulous to make us feel beautiful? Paired with simple jewelry … [Read more...]

ModCloth Spring Sensations

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. In the market for a seasonal style refresh? Me too! I just wish I could get my spring clothes into rotation!  Baby, it's STILL cold outside! ModCloth (a long-time love of mine) has all the ingredients for a vibrant spring & summer! They squeezed vivid prints, playful silhouettes, & all the juicy details into this colorful collection. They’re sure to be your go-to source for fashion that’s full of flavor.  I'm looking for a perfect birthday bash dress there right now.  Or do I go with a jumpsuit?  I can't decide. Here are a few of my picks:   Modcloth Spring Styles by victoriamason featuring gemstone necklaces SHOP Vow to Wow Necklace in … [Read more...]

A Little Wine & Design

One of the things I love about my neighborhood is that we hold a lot of events.  It can be family-oriented one month, a guys night or in the case of this past weekend a little time with friends, neighbors and new connections brought together by wine and a little bit of painting. It turned cold earlier that day with the winds whipping around making me forget the idea of running 8 miles and instead focus on being warm and comfortably cute. I brought out the cocoon sweater again and paired it with my gray denim and nude flats for new take on old favorites. The final product.  Warmer days are ahead! RIGHT?! SHOP THE LOOK Old Navy Cocoon Sweater (ON SALE UNDER $6!!)/Lee Jeans Frenchie Skinny Gray Denim/Mossimo Nude Flats (old-simliar)/Honeycomb necklace (StitchFix-similar)/Forever … [Read more...]

Spring Staycation

It's not often that I get a little spring staycation of my own.  That's exactly what happened when the girls went to my parents house for a few days over spring break. Can you say hours of reading, no work, napping and eating all the tasty foods I love? So needed! It kicked off nicely with María José from Very Busy Mama and I spending the day at National Harbor to take in the sights (Oh, the waterview!), eat a fabulous lunch and have a bit of spa and me time at the Gaylord National's Relache Spa.   Two Bloggers + One Day= Total Bliss As María José is a fashion blogger too I knew I had to look good.  The weather was warm, we spent a lot of time by the water but I knew we were going to be spending a large chunk of time at the spa too. What to wear.  Easy, stylish and … [Read more...]

Spring is in the Air

Just when you think old man winter has settled in for good and may never leave you spot the crocuses you planted last fall making an appearance. Spring is in the air! The winds may at times be gusty but sunny days and warmer weather are prevailing. I am feeling renewed and like a breath of fresh air has blown in our lives.  #allhailsunshine This outfit felt like spring.  Warm enough for March with the J.Crew Factory cardigan and infused with color to welcome in the new season. So long boots!  Hello ladylike pumps! SHOP THE LOOK J.Crew Factory Navy 'Clare' Cardigan/SheIn Green High Waist Plaid Skirt/Sole Society Leopard D'Orsay Pumps (similar)/Jane Monogrammed Clutch (old)(similar)(similar)/Vintage Charm Bracelet (similar)/Kohl's Sunglasses (old) (similar) Linking up … [Read more...]