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

About Carli

Hi there! I’m Carli I’m a 35 year old mom of 3 – two boys and a girl. I drink coffee for breakfast and wash my hair twice a week.  My husband, Nishant, is a better cook and a better housekeeper than I am.  I vow to give up sugar, and fail, at least once […]

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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

How We Got Here 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, […]

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Latest Posts

Set the Stage for Summer

April 22, 2018 | No Comments

Float into Summer knowing you are prepared for the sun, fun, fashion, and friendly at-home entertainment. Shortly after the April showers, the May flowers, and the wave of pollen which seems to cover every conceivable square inch of outdoor space, it quickly turns to Summer in the South. Tan lines, tank tops, and flip flops […]

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Swimsuits for Every Body Type

April 19, 2018 | No Comments

From Sea to Shining Swimming Pool They seem to show up in the front section at Target earlier and earlier each year.  But I’m finally ready to admit (even though we literally had snow last weekend), that maybe we are getting close to swimsuit season. For many of us, we have these big, lofty goals […]

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A Retailer That’s Getting it Right

March 10, 2018 | No Comments

Old Cloth, New Cloth, ModCloth It’s no secret that I’ve been a little angry at the retailers lately.  Angry that my size isn’t one that’s easy to fit.  Angry that I’m too thin to be fat and too fat to be thin.  In some sort of place of “extra” where I’m not quite plus sized […]

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On Being a Less Than Ideal Size…

February 20, 2018 | No Comments

What Are You Wearing? We’ve all done it.  Or at least I’ve done it and I’ll admit it to you.  Whether you nod in acknowledgment or not is completely personal and your business.  We literally have nothing to wear.  We have things in our closets that are our size, or at least that used to […]

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Pinworthy Holidays

February 12, 2018 | No Comments

I Have to be Honest I am totally the Pinterest mom.  Like, Pinterest was made for me.  Like, I am so in love with crafty, creative things and it just fires me up to see what other people are doing so that I can put my own spin on the same idea.  Fires me up […]

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THE Ultimate MOM Capsule Wardrobe

February 6, 2018 | No Comments

Is Your Wardrobe Feeling a Little Stale? Trust me, I was guilty of it, too. Ugh, what do I wear, today? Why does it even matter what I wear? The kids will just mess it up anyhow. Is that snot?   Do you feel me? The Deets I’ve looked around.  I wanted to see what […]

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Let’s Talk About the Tag

January 22, 2018 | No Comments

These shorts are literally the same – the same length, the same style, from the same retailer.  So how can they look SO different? 12 is the Loneliest Number I can be honest with you, right?  I mean, I always have been before, so why not now?  Normally I’m all about telling you how size […]

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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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