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 3.5 year old boy, an almost 2 year old girl and an almost 1 month old boy.  Yes, it is a handful.  I left Corporate America almost 4 years ago to move to a new city with my husband and stay home […]

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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

So you have your bright pants. Now what?

March 17, 2017 | No Comments

Ok, so I know that bright, printed and otherwise colored pants can be scary, but they need not be!  In response to some recent feedback, I want to talk through a few easy styling tips for wearing (and rocking) a bolder pant. Solid black or solid white are perfectly fine and will always match, but […]

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Get in the Picture

March 13, 2017 | No Comments

“Oh, please don’t take my picture.” I get it.  You just had a baby.  Or you didn’t.  You’re *just* a mom.  You’re tired.  You feel fat, you feel ugly, you hate your hair, you have wrinkles.  You haven’t lost those 50 pounds, yet, that you said you were going to lose before you got your […]

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Coordinating Pictures, Easy as 1-2-3

March 2, 2017 | No Comments

So, it is definitely a little challenging, but I sort of love coordinating picture outfits – at least for my kids.  Because all their stuff is cute and they will basically look cute in whatever we put them in, right?! But really, let’s talk about coordinating outfits because I know that it can seem like […]

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They Just Don’t Understand

March 1, 2017 | No Comments

Sometimes I feel like a broken record.  I say it over and over again to my girlfriends – the ones that also have these little dictators running around and running them ragged, almost all day, almost every day.  And I always get the same reply. “They just don’t understand…” “No, they really don’t.” Our husbands […]

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Treasure vs. Trash

February 23, 2017 | No Comments

Ideally, I think once or twice a month would be a good time to sort through some of your things and relocate some old staples that are no longer getting love to the “donate” pile.  This way, you can just go through a little bit at a time and it’s not quite so daunting as […]

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Poised to Meet You!

February 20, 2017 | No Comments

Real mom post, here.  This is your only warning! I remember when I was younger, in my twenties, and I thought it would be fun to be pregnant.  Ok, not fun in the sense of true enjoyment, all the time, but that the growing baby and the kicks and just being able to relax and […]

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How to Pick Your Pocket

February 19, 2017 | No Comments

Your jeans pocket, that is!  It might be something that you haven’t put all that much thought into but the size and positioning of the back pockets on your jeans can make all the difference in how your rear end looks, from, well, from behind. Check out these quick tips from about.com: http://jeans.about.com/od/JeansBodyType/ss/Best-Jeans-Back-Pockets-For-Your-Butt-Shape.htm#step1 And then […]

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The Mom Uniform

February 16, 2017 | No Comments

I know I started talking about this, yesterday, but if you were to google, ‘mom style,’ this is the basic look that would come up.  Let me tell you why: because it is so easy and so versatile. I can’t be the only one looking for an easy solution.  Shoot, when I find a good […]

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Be Mine

February 14, 2017 | No Comments

Valentine’s Day sure has changed over the years.  Last night, before I went to sleep, I whispered to my husband, “I didn’t even get you a card, this year”.  He doesn’t do cards, barely even does gifts (did I tell you about my first birthday when we were engaged when he got me an electric […]

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Breakfast by Myself

February 12, 2017 | No Comments

So, you know the story.  My kids have been sick.  Really, I feel like the three of us have had something ongoing since around Thanksgiving.  They can’t shake it because they keep going back to school getting more germs and I can’t shake it because I’m pregnant and my body is busy doing other things […]

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