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

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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They are Listening

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

It came out of my mouth before I could stop it but as soon as I said it, I’d wished I hadn’t. “Your belly is cute. Mommy’s isn’t so cute. No one wants to see Mommy’s belly.” My almost two year old, with the bottom of my shirt clutched in her one hand, took the […]

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I’m Not Still Pregnant, I Just Look Like it

May 9, 2017 | No Comments

I told you that I would be real, with y’all.  Here is my body, 8 days postpartum.  I’m not going to get them out to compare them, but I’m pretty sure you could compare this to my 15 or 20 week belly shot.  Ugh. So, this time around in pregnancy, I vowed to be better. […]

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Trending Now: Chunky Necklaces

April 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

I posted these necklaces the other day and promised links, just in case you had to have any of them, immediately.  There are some good options, here.  I personally like the longer ones, but really it’s all up to your personal preference on how you want to style your outfits. So, as promised, starting at […]

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Size Me Not

April 11, 2017 | No Comments

So yesterday I started out a little “ranty” about the expectation that being a size zero has something to do with your being beautiful or valuable or worthy.  Honestly, and I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face, the size that’s printed on the inside of your clothes has literally no bearing on the […]

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