Chaos, because life with kids...Life, because we are real...Style, because we are worth it...

About Carli

Hi!  I’m Carli. I’m 35 and I have 3 kids.  I’ve got a 4 year old boy, a 2 year old girl and a 4 month old baby boy.  Yes, it is a handful.  I left Corporate America almost 5 years ago to move to a new city with my husband and stay home while […]

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What is Chaos Styled?

It’s so simple, but yet so complex. We are not the same women that we once were. We have kids, now. And maybe some stretch marks. And maybe a few extra pounds and a few extra curves that we aren’t quite sure what to do with. And maybe we are a little sad about it. […]

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Core Values

A few things that I stand for: – You are worth it. You are worth feeling good for. You deserve to feel good about yourself. – You are so much more than the size printed inside your clothes. – No one should see your butt crack when you’re dressed. But really, no one should worry […]

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Work with Carli

Why Me Being a mom is so great, right?  And terrifying and unknown and a little, well, chaotic?  I remember crying to my mom when the big one was still tiny.  We were getting ready to go out to eat and I cried because I was trying to wear some of my pre-baby, non-maternity clothes […]

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Latest Posts

eShakti – the good, the slightly less than good, and the gorgeous

January 14, 2018 | No Comments

Custom Creations for Every Body. Seriously! Do you ever feel frustrated that you just can’t find clothes that fit you right?  They’re too long, too short, the rise is wrong, the sleeves are wrong.  At least one thing, is just wrong? What if I told you that you could change all that and get clothes […]

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How to InVEST

January 10, 2018 | No Comments

Size Up or Size Down? Am I the only one that finds a vest to be so damn challenging?   These are the things that I want:  I want the vest to be big enough so that it sits properly across my back and my shoulders, yet not so big that it has gaping arm holes.  […]

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New Year, New…

January 3, 2018 | No Comments

I mean, I struggle to even come up with something to say, here.  I’ll admit that I used to fall prey to it, as well.  What are the things that I can do this year to make it better than last year? exercise more (get back into my favorite jeans) drink less eat better (even […]

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The Best Cookies Ever

December 20, 2017 | No Comments

Sugar is my love language.  Well, one of them anyhow.  My husband and I’s first date was sharing a piece of peanut butter pie and a bottle of wine at a local restaurant in Charlotte, NC.  He may actually love sugar even more than me.  He also called me a cheap date, that night. So […]

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5 Steps to Flawless Family Photos

November 10, 2017 | No Comments

Ok, so I can’t actually make your family flawless.  Have you seen my family?!  Lord knows I bribed them with everything I could think of and still couldn’t get good smiles out of them!  This is also an example of the best smile you’ll get out of my husband, ha ha! We are currently in […]

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Tara Lynn’s Boutique

August 29, 2017 | No Comments

There are so many different ways to shop, these days.  Recently, I’ve started coming across the idea of the online boutique, which seems crazy, I know.  Boutiques are supposed to be small and unique and quirky, right?  Well, as technology evolves, so must our boutique storefront and our boutique experience. One that I found by […]

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6 Ways to Wear a Skinny Belt

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

School is starting back up.  Fall is quickly approaching.  And that means jeans, tall boots, cardigans, scarves and everything pumpkin.  While I can’t get on board with the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL, if you’re caffeinated), I can get into a good pumpkin beer, especially if there is a sugar rim involved! My personal […]

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The Difference Design Makes

July 21, 2017 | No Comments

So, I’m not going to start in and tell you that looks don’t matter, but I’m also not going to tell you that looks are everything.  Because neither is true.  I feel like, and maybe you do too, I’m in this weird place in the middle where I don’t love the way that I look, […]

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DIY Petal Cake

July 9, 2017 | No Comments

Some of you may have seen that we just celebrated my little girl turning 2.  Was it only last weekend?  The Fourth of July always throws me off.  And always will, since her birthday is on the second and likely right in the middle of some form of long weekend. Anyway, something you may not […]

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Shorts for the Summer: A Collaboration

June 18, 2017 | No Comments

Looking for the perfect pair of shorts?  We’ve got you covered! I don’t remember hating shorts when I was younger. Come to think of it, I don’t really even remember wearing shorts.  Surely I did.  That’s what having 3 kids has done to me.  I literally can not remember a time in my life when I […]

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