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The Northeast Girl

By Maureen |

The Northeast Girl
Hi, all!  It’s The Northeast Girl here hopping on over to The Shopping Mama to talk fashion with you on this long awaited and much appreciated Friday!  My name is Maureen and like Kate, my husband is a pilot in the United States Air Force where he’s currently stationed with the USAF Thunderbird Squadron for the next two years.  We have recently moved from North Carolina to Nevada and we live in right in Las Vegas.  My husband, Curt, and I also have a 4 year old girl who is just larger than life.   When we’re not chasing Curt’s career around the globe from one jet to the next, I’m either staying at home with our daughter or teaching Elementary School.  I have a degree in education and have taught mostly Kindergarten over the past few years.  You can read a little bit more about my family and I over at my blog if you’d like, and I sure hope that you do!

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Let me just start by saying that I was just thrilled when Kate asked me if I would like to be a contributor to her blog where I can share my classic style combined with a take on current trends and how I put it all together.  While there are so many fashion blogs already out there for everyone to follow, I’d like to think that when readers come by my page they notice that my goal is to always be relatable.  As much as we all wish it were, the world isn’t a runway.  While it appears very glamorous to strut around in high end fashion attire, it’s just not realistic.

I do admit, I can spend hours reading other fashion blogs as the inspiration out there is just endless.  I also know that when these sparks of inspiration send me out to buy clothes, shoes, bags, etc., that these things also need to translate into my everyday life and not just a pretty post on my page.  I shop pretty much everywhere, which my husband just loves, but gravitate towards shops like J.Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, Piperlime, and Loft.  I’ve recently discovered Anthropologie and love it for their all their unique pieces!   At these stores, I can always find items that can be worn to work, to the park, on girls night, and even date night!  Plus, I love that these companies always have a good promotion on the horizon which is the best way to spread my shopping budget as far as possible!  This girl never pays full price!

At the end of the day, I’m a busy mom who wants to take care of her family and look great while doing it.  I don’t want to lose myself in a world of yoga pants and old college t-shirts when it’s just as easy and comfortable to pull together great outfits each and every day!
Spring Casual by The Northeast Girl for The Shopping Mama

For my first outfit post at The Shopping Mama, I chose to show you all what my favorite “go-to” outfit is in the spring time.  While it’s really starting to warm up here in Las Vegas, we do still have our cooler mornings, warm afternoons, and chilly evenings.  In order to always feel comfortable when I’m out all day, I love to layer!  Underneath my navy cardigan it’s short sleeve v-neck tee that is about as versatile as a basic tee is ever going to get.  I wear them with skirts, shorts, jeans, pants…you name it, it will work!  I simply love these boots and any chance I get where I can throw them on before I have to store them for fall, I’ll do it!  As for my white jeans, from a girl who is such a rule follower, “no white jeans before Memorial Day” is one I tossed out a long time ago.  Finally, if you haven’t introduced the color navy into your wardrobe as the official “black” for spring and summer, don’t wait any longer!  It honestly goes with everything.  Everything!

As I keep my eyes peeled for the latest and greatest at all our favorite shops, I hope you stop in and see me here at The Shopping Mama and over at my own blog, The Northeast Girl, as often as you can!  I will do my very best to keep you up to date on sales you can’t miss and the new arrivals that are sure to sell out!  Save your sweats for the gym, ladies!  I’m very excited to start and share with you my ideas on how easy it is to be a fun and fashionable Mama!

 (Details for my look below!)

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Cardigan / Jeans / Tee / Loeffler Randall Boots, similar / LV Bag, similar (with a crossbody strap!) / Kate Spade Sunglasses, similar

Maureen

Maureen

I am a wife to Curt and a mommy to Ava. Home is where the Air Force sends us but our roots lie deep in the northeast. I have a black belt in shopping and can't wait to share my fashion tips, steals, and deals with you! Thank you so much for following along here and at The Northeast Girl.

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    So excited to see a new contributor! I’m one of the lucky ones that had the chance to follow Maureen back when she had her private family blog. Now everyone gets to enjoy her great style and fun posts as she contributes here and rocks it at http://thenortheastgirl.com! Love the white jeans… have never dared to do it. I’m too much of a mess!

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      Carrie! I’m so glad you came over to read my post here! You’re the best!!! I’m loving this jumpstart back into the blogging community!!! As you know, it’s just the best way to showcase our interests and passions with others. Thanks for coming over to read my post here!!!!
      -Maureen :)

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    So nice to hear that you’ve discovered Anthropologie – that’s one of my all time favorite stores and I always find great neutral colors there. Love the boots that you’re wearing today!

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      Thank you! I am so new to Anthropologie but I know I will be checking back there all the time now! So many things I wanted to take home with me! And these boots, I love them too. I got them after the winter season for a steal! Thank you!
      -Maureen :)

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    I love Anthropologie, I can always find super cute items there. It’s also great to go support the boutiques out there and get some very unique outfits that help them out and keep you looking great.

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      I agree, Nikki! I love shopping the little boutiques because they offer so many things that not everyone will have. I still shop the small boutiques online and when we lived outside of Raleigh, I was down there all the time looking for unique finds. Thank you for the comment!
      -Maureen :)

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    I also try to keep my style classic and add accessories to keep my look current and modern. I just love the brown boots and your handbag in the photo, Maureen. Great Look!
    Amie Olson

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      Thank you, Amie! You and I sure do think alike! I feel like with the extra special touches, you can make what might be considered a “simple outfit” something really special.
      Thanks again!
      -Maureen :)

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      Thank you so much! I’m always looking for pieces that I can work in different ways throughout the season! The more uses I can get, the better!
      -Maureen :)

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    Oh, I’ve always loved the LV Papillion!! You look adorable!

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      The LV sure is a timeless bag, isn’t it?! When I see old pictures of Jackie O carrying the monogram print, I know that Louis Vuitton was a great piece to invest in.
      Thank you!
      -Maureen

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      Thank you, Jenny! I’m so excited to write on Kate’s blog! You’ll be hearing from me again soon! :)
      -Maureen

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    Vickie Couturier

    cute clothes,but you are so tiny an cute anything would look good on you girl!

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      You’re so sweet! I wish that were true, but I will take the compliment! ;)
      Thank you!
      -Maureen

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    Brandy

    I love that adorable cardigan and boot combo!

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      Thank you! It’s such a great way to work with spring and it’s “mood swings”. Plus, I always get a little bummed when they have to go into storage until the fall…so I wear them as long as I possibly can!
      -Maureen :)

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    Elena

    love the white pants and boots combo

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      Thank you! It’s time to break those white pants out to welcome spring!
      -Maureen :)

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      Thank you so much!
      -Maureen, The Northeast Girl :)

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      Why thank you!
      -Maureen :)

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      Why thank you so much! I will back with a new post very soon!

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    I love how she makes these white pants look so luxurious and sophisticated– makes me want to run out and get a pair STAT!

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      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the look!!! :)

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    Janet W.

    Definitely a nice style and great look! Looking foward to hearing more from you!

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      Thank you so much! I’ll be back with a new post very soon! :)

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      Thank you!!! Great transitional colors for spring!

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    Oh my goodness, I love the white on white. So fashion forward and looking forward to more inspiration. Thank you for linking up with Real Mom Style.

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