Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Face On

I always try to post my best face/outfit when I do this blog, because honestly if I didn't would you follow me or read this blog? I mean I named it "One Chic Mom" so there are some expectations on your part. Don't blame you. There are days when I wake up and just don't know what to wear or care what I'm putting on. If I'm going to stay home then I can just wear whatever I find on the floor and get on with my day. If I am heading out in public I feel like I should put some effort into my appearance especially since I started this blog. When I have gone out in public without any effort my husband chuckles and says he's going to take a picture and post it.

So when I woke up today I had a lot I needed to accomplish and no desire to put my face on. I wanted something simple and started with jeans and a t-shirt. I knew I would be seeing lots of people and felt I needed to kick it up a notch. So I did what I do best, I added a blazer and some jewelry and BAM, I was public ready. Now the fact that I haven't washed my hair in 3 days (I've showered just not washed my hair) was rectified by using John Freida dry shampoo.

Not sure if you can tell in this picture but this tee has gold "glitter" all over it (I really could not think of another word to describe the gold flecks). Pretty basic outfit, nothing fancy. Great for running around with the kids.

All I did was add a blazer and some accessories. I look like a different person and you are all marveling at how I get so much done with my gaggle of children. This look took an extra 30 seconds to place on my body.

When I tucked in the t-shirt I think it looks better. Who knew?

This outfit is very similar in structure to a post I wrote last week "Red White & Blue", who cares! That's how people in the real world dress, change out a top and add a necklace. Who has time to always look so different? Apparently I don't even have time to wash my hair! Happy Hump Day!

I am linking up with WIWW again, enjoy!

Blazer - Zara
T-Shirt - Joe Fresh
Jeans - Adriano Goldschmied (old)
Shoes & Belt - Tory Burch (old)
Necklace & Bracelet - Stella & Dot
Watch - Michael Kors (old)


  1. Great post. I loved hearing about your thought process in putting this look together and think it turned out fabulously.

  2. We all have our comfort zone, and I do too! Sometimes I even FORGET that I already have something and later on when I'm cleaning, I'll find like 4 things that are similar! we know what looks good and we stick with it! LOVE this look on you.

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  3. Iva, you look great. I loved every look you have in this blog. Like Daisy said: "we all have our comfort zone".

    Loubna from
    Following you back.

  4. Yay! This is what I "preach" to my styling clients! Just a few small changes and your outfit is a WOW!!! Though, let's be honest, you were darling even in the first casual shot. Stopping by from WIWW. ~Sarah

  5. I think you look so beautiful and natural today LOVE IT. Your outfit with the jacket makes me speechless so pretty!

    Great job!


  6. Iva, ti si tako draga, slatka i šik mama....

  7. Washed hair is overrated! Dirty hair styles better, right?

    Love the vamped up outfit and the dressed down one too!

  8. Hey Iva,
    Wow, what a blazer and accessories can do to a simple outfit!! Looking and reading over your posts really has made me think twice before I leave the house. You look great, as always!!

  9. Hi Eva,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    OMG... Your write up of this post made me giggle. You're so funny and I love your style. Keeping it simple is keeping it chic.

    You've got a new follower in me. :)



    1. Thanks so much Jess! I try to keep it honest and funny or else I would be crying and drinking.

  10. I love when you do a simple to sassy post! Sometimes we have the pieces but we don't put them together. Thanks!

  11. The blazer makes the whole outfit looks really good. Great outfit!


  12. I love, love, love your style. Chic and realistic! Did I mention I love your style?


  13. Your post is cute! I love your style no matter if your title was chic mom or not. :) There are times when basics with a blazer and some accessories are the best!

    xo - Sheila


  14. Well, you look wonderful and even comfortable! You just inspired me to get up and shower....we are having our new kitchen installed so I better look like boss lady.
    By the way I axcentently used my husbands account, I am the wife Mia... Just so you know

  15. I am a mom too and always on the go. The blazer really makes the outfit put together and I love it's red. Ok you are one hot chic mama.


  16. love the pop of color with the blazer. I only have one black blazer but I really love how a blazer adds polish!

  17. Love this post! It's awesome the way a few pieces can transform a outfit! You look great! I love the color of that blazer!

  18. Very cute look. Love the bright blazer, and I used to have the same shoes!

  19. How nice it must be to be able to pull together such a great look with very little effort. You look mah-va-lous dear!

  20. I love how even the most basal of clothing staples--like jeans and a white tee--can be dressed up until they're not longer recognizable. You did a fantastic job by pairing that gorgeous gold necklace and Tory Burch belt and by adding a colorful blazer for an instant pop of color. :)

    With love from San Francisco, California,

    P.S. I can hardly believe that you're a mother of four! Incredible--you look so in shape and youthful!

  21. I am loving that belt!!
    This outfit is soooo my it :)

  22. Great post - proof of the power of a few great accessories...and a blazer! Avril x

  23. I really love this post! It is very real and I am sure that weather we stay home with kids or work in corporate america, we can all relate! You look great!!

  24. It is so true! I often do exactly this...add a few pieces that can easily be taken off when I'm slumming again.
    I love it tucked in with the belt. Totally polished.