Why Me

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photo by Alisha Raquel Photography

I’ve personally struggled (and some days, still do, let’s be honest) with having a new body after babies and simply not knowing what to do with it.

I wanted so badly for there to be some kind of service for it, for someone to be able to simply tell me what to wear or guide me to what core pieces I needed in my wardrobe.  I wanted to talk to someone who got it and who could tell me how to dress my body that, even though it was mine, seemed completely foreign to me.  I didn’t find one, so I decided to create one.  I’m doing the legwork to figure out how we can better style ourselves as moms and also figure out how to camouflage problem areas and feel better in our clothes and in essence, our lives.


If We're Getting Official Here

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Technology with a concentration in Design from NC State University. Maybe that’s not impressive since I graduated 12 years ago. But, I know a thing or two about both fabric and design, so there’s that.

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.

And guess what?  That’s ok!

I can admit that even I am still hanging onto some of my “fat jeans” I had from before I had kids, hoping that one day, they might fit again. However, just because they fit, doesn’t always mean we should wear them. Case in point, maybe you don’t have any extra weight. Maybe you were one of the lucky ones that had all the weight magically fall off when you were breastfeeding (if this is you, I hate you a little bit for it) and all your old pants still fit. But maybe some of those old pants are 5 or 10 years old (I’m not judging – good jeans, especially, can be expensive) and you have a hard time bending over without showing off your butt crack. Maybe that was ok as a single 20 something (or maybe not, but everyone else was doing it too, right?!). It is my firm belief that, as moms, no one wants to (or should) see our butt cracks (when we have pants on – what you do without pants on is your business!).

We also haven’t been out in awhile, or don’t go out often, so we don’t even know where to start when it comes to style. This is where I come in. I’m doing the research and I’m shopping around and I’m here to make it easy to translate trends into something that “even a mom” can wear. I truly believe that it’s not that we don’t want to look put together, it’s mostly that we just don’t know how and taking the time to figure it out seems hard. Let’s do it together. I’d love to help take the chaos that we all know as motherhood and turn it into your personal style!

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 about showing their butt crack when they bend over. And we’re moms – we have to bend over a lot. (I already feel like I’ve said butt crack too many times on my page, ha!)

– Small changes can make a big difference – like just sizing up, or finding a different style or cut you didn’t know you always needed.

– You are beautiful and perfect as you are and you should feel as such!