Monday, August 5, 2013

Guest Post: Fairy Wings Make Good Soup

While I am off enjoying my vacation, I have my first guest blogger post! I am very excited to introduce Kim from Fairy Wings Make Good Soup. She features great recipes, cute outfits, DIY projects, and weekend updates on her blog. Kim is such a relatable person. Her recipes are easy to make and her outfits are attainable (and she's pretty funny, too!). I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

Hello, readers of I do deClaire! I’m Kim, and I blog over at Fairy Wings Make Good Soup. Laura asked me to guest post for her while she’s on vacation with her family, so you’re stuck with me today.

I am a stay-at-home military wife and mom to one (my beautiful but beleaguering 3 year old daughter E).  Fairy Wings Make Good Soup is a lifestyle blog where I chronicle our adventures in both the stay-at-home mom lifestyle and the military family lifestyle. My blog features posts on style, recipes, and daily life.

Laura and I have many things in common, and one of them is that we are both moms who are looking to improve our personal style. So today I’m going to share with you two looks that take the typical “mom on the go” look, and bring it up a notch.

This first look takes all of your basic elements of your standard mommy on the go outfit—tee, jeans, and shoes—but makes them interesting. The cobalt skinny jeans stand out, and the plain black tee keeps it from being too over the top. The scarf adds texture, and we bring a little print into the mix with the leopard flats. Flats are a great way to look pulled-together without having to wear heels.

Scared of colored denim? It’s okay, I was too, once. A great fitting trouser jean would look chic here too.

This look is the same way—tee, shorts, sandals—but the print of the shorts makes it so much more fun. I tend to shy away from white, but I’m pretty sure I could spill anything on these shorts and you wouldn’t be able to tell. As for the tee, if you spill anything on it, throw a jacket on and it along with the scarf should cover it up.

Still not sure about a white tee? These shorts have multiple colors you could pull from (like I did with the orange-y coral scarf), just wear a tee that is close to one of those colors.

And there you have it! Proof that the key to being a chic mommy on the go is all about finding pieces that do the work for you. It took me just as long to throw this together as it would have to put on a boring tee and ill-fitting jeans combo.


  1. Ginny.mossman@doane.eduAugust 5, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    I like the addition of the scarves her with each look. I need to keep tat in mind more. Great job, Kim!

  2. Great post, Kim! I love both of your looks. I'm such a flats girl, myself, so I love that you are so gung-ho about them :) They're just so practical!

  3. Kim,
    You do such a good job at pattern-mixing. I really need to step up my game. Where are the shorts from? Becky

  4. Doesn't she?! I love scarves as a way to pattern mix. I believe I saw on instagram got them at Gap??

  5. Laura is correct, they are from Gap! I got them on final sale, though. I can't find them online any more, and mine were the last pair in my local Gap! :(

    And thank you! "Pattern mixing" is something I've been doing since before getting into style blogs and even knowing that it was a thing!

  6. Thanks! They really are. And there are just so many different kinds, it's hard not to love them!

  7. Thanks! I love them. And I need to add more to my wardrobe with fall approaching! :)

  8. Thanks, Ginny! I forget about mine sometimes, too.