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

Life, because we are real...

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About Carli

Hi there! I’m Carli I’m a 36 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

How to Keep Your Laundry Under Control

June 18, 2018 | 2 Comments

Get Your FREE Laundry Schedule Printout! Do you dread laundry day every week? Does it feel like all you do is wash your clothes to then leave them folded (or not, let’s be honest) in the baskets where you then rifle through them for something to wear? Maybe you have the signature pile of laundry […]

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Icing Ruffles Tutorial

May 29, 2018 | No Comments

How to Make Ruffles out of Icing In case you missed all the details on the cake itself buried under all that beautiful ruffle icing, you can find it here.  But this post right here, this is to help you achieve those pretty little ruffles. How to Get it Done I call this skill level […]

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The Best Cake with Icing Ruffles

May 29, 2018 | 4 Comments

Birthday Cake Basics: Ruffles Skip over all the cake talk, just show me the ruffles!  Something you may or may not know about me is that I love birthdays and I really do love to bake.  If we could eat baked goods as meals every day, I’d have this Homemaking thing down pat!  I also […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

May 27, 2018 | 5 Comments

Father’s Day is June 17th This year.  2018.  June 17th.  Juuuust in case you needed a reminder!  Best to prepare accordingly, right?  You still have time – even to get some things personalized!  I’ve rounded up my Top 12 Gifts that I think any Dad would love.  Of course, this also includes the father of […]

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Wantable Edit: Review

May 20, 2018 | No Comments

So You Want to Try a Clothing Service I totally get it.  We are busy, we are tired, we feel blah.  We want some new clothes and accessories but we are feeling overwhelmed about actually getting out to buy them.  Shopping online is also overwhelming.  Enter the clothing subscription service.     How it Works So […]

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5 Reasons to Try a Clothing Service

May 18, 2018 | No Comments

Wantable Edit: Review You keep seeing the ads for them, right?  They’re popping up everywhere telling you about how they will make you stylish and make your life easier and this, that and the next thing.  And the clothes they always show are SO cute, am I right?  Can I just buy that outfit, right […]

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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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Retailer Review: Thinx Period Underwear!

March 18, 2018 | No Comments

Retailer Spotlight: Thinx Period Undies Can we talk about your period for a second?  Full disclosure: that’s exactly what we are about to do!  If being a woman or having a period is offensive to you, then you can just move on before we even get started! I want to talk about Thinx underwear for […]

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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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