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Styled By Shannon: Working Mom Fashion January

wpid-IMAG0580_1.jpgTo inspire others and show how you can be a fashionable mom and save money, for the next 12 months I am going to have a monthly fashion section where I feature some of the current pieces in my wardrobe for both at home and at work.

This month is all about Le Chateau.  I LOVE their work wear, it is very fashionable and high quality (for example on button up shirts they have a hidden extra button on the inside to keep the shirt from gaping at the bust.  Also, many of their items are made in Canada, and I feel good about supporting the local community.  How awesome is that?)  The down side is their clothes are pricey.  However since I belong to their email list, I get updates on all the sales, which there always are after Christmas.  So, with the gift card was given a gift card for Christmas by my wonderful sister-in-law I treated myself to some new items.

Knit Check Shift Dress
I love dresses because they are so versatile.  You can completely change the look by adding a sweater or a blazer, boots or pumps.  And believe it for not, in they can actually work in the winter since I substitute pantyhose for black fleece lined leggings with socks high winter boots.  It’s actually warmers than just a pair of dress pants.  I love the structure of this dress and it can be both work and evening appropriate.  Great colours for spring.

Cost:    $129.99
I paid: $29.99

Double Weave le-chateau-collarless-blazerCollarless Blazer

I love blazers!  I am always cold so they keep me warm while looking professional.  It’s also good to layer because you never know what the temperature will be when you are working.  When you are thin like me you have to be careful because if the blazer doesn’t fit right (too boxy or large) you will look like a kid wearing your mother’s clothes.  This one is great because it is very fitted and the collarless style makes it younger and more modern.  Finally, the red cherry colour is great for a blonde like me and a nice colour for spring that is a little more fashionable than black while still very versatile.

Cost: $99.99
I paid: $34.50

Screen-shot-2013-09-24-at-10_23_18-AMPlaid Fit Slim Pant

These are a bit on the edgier side of office appropriate, but I absolutely love them.  I have always had a thing for plaid pants like this since they first became popular during the 90s and I saw Rachel wearing them on Friends.  I would pair them with a white dress shirt and a black knit vest or black blazer or perhaps just a black sweater.  They will also go with my new blazer.  While I hate skinny pants, I have gotten used to a slimmer leg dress pant since that’s mostly what’s available right now. The skirt from this collection was actually featured in Elle Magazine as a must have for winter.

Cost: $69.90
I paid: $29.99

b0d90d66365054183608022e24da2f6aPrinted Denim Slim Leg Pant

These pants are a guilty pleasure since I know because of their more high fashion nature they have a limited shelf life, but for $15 I couldn’t resist.  I would wear these jeans on a “casual Friday” or on my days off with the kids.   Who says you can’t be a practical mommy who is stylish at the same time?  After all, they are still jeans. Oh, and these were also featured in LouLou magazine.

Cost: $49.99
I paid: $15.00

Knit Flutter Sleeve Tunic

I chose this piece because it is knit which is good for the cooler weather and because I love the versatility of tunics.  YOu can wear them like a top or you can pair them with leggings and wear them like a dress.  I was torn between black and a deep purple colour but then I chose black kinda thinking “little black dress“.  What makes it so special is the structure and the detailed seams that give it a rouched look on one side, which takes up that fashion a notch while making you look dressier.

Cost: $39.99
I paid: $9.99

As you can see, you don’t need to spend a lot to look great, and online shopping makes it easy for any working mom to take advantage of sales ( and make sure to sign up for email lists and let them tell you when they are having a sale).

And that`s the fashion report for January. Happy Dressing!


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.



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