Real Mom Style: Transitioning to Spring in a CAbi Trench

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It was a beautiful Saturday here in Alexandria — my husband and I had to take full advantage and head out before the grey skies and snow rolled back  in on Sunday.  We headed to Del Ray Café for a quiet and lovely brunch. ¡Sí! We left the kids with their Oma.

Oh and before I forget —  I fixed my broken Ray-Bans! I have NO idea why I didn’t do it sooner, but I just used superglue to hold the piece in place and now they are back in action.

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Clearly transitioning  to spring is proving to be harder than expected with all this snow in March. However, when the warmer days to arrive, the main piece to come out and play is my CAbi trench coat. It’s light, chic and screams spring. EVERYONE should own a trench, it’s a staple piece.

I always keep essentials and continuously shop my closet for things I can re-style with the current trends.

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The green bag overrides my darker bags from and brightens up the outfit. And because it has a detachable strap, I can use it when I’m with the kids as a cross-body or as seen here when I’m child-free.

Convertible style at its finest!

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What is YOUR key transitional piece?

What I Wore

Clarks UK Two Tone Bow Flats that are as old as time

Mossimo Black Stretch Skinny Jeans from Target | Stripped Peplum Cardigan from The Style Ride

CAbi Trench Coat | Green Handbag from Target | Love Necklace from She’s Unique

Jasper Bracelet from Ruth Barzel Jewelry

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#RealMomStyle

I’m your host for this week — show us how you are transitioning to spring!

1. Leave the link to your style post below.

2. Visit the other participants and comment.

3. Please link back to this post or verybusymamablog.com

4. Enjoy, get ideas and stay stylish!

This post is about real mamas who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are!

Did you look especially good this week? Were the other moms at the playground complimenting your outfit? 

Share the look that worked for both potty training, the playground and coffee with a friend and let’s inspire each other with some real mom fashion! This linky is hosted by Thrifty and Chic MomMomma in Flip Flops and myself Very Busy Mama.

–> Linking with Mom Trends for Monday Mingle, Mama Fashion Files and Fashion Friday <–

  • http://www.thestylelobby.com/ The Style Lobby

    Love the nautical look of the striped peplum top! My denim jacket is one of my key transitional pieces– I think I wear it with almost any dress or skirt in my closet! (Now I just need a counterpart that works when I’m in jeans!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/April-Giannosa/1429120752 April Giannosa

    I like the green that the tote brings to the outfit! Perfect casual look!

    Visiting from Monday Mingle…Happy Monday!!

  • http://honestmum.com/ HonestMum

    Wow, love this Parisian style look of you, effortlessly stylish and chic-one of my favourite style posts of yours. (Mummy’s Got Style)

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  • http://tealoveslavender.blogspot.co.uk/ Ali

    Are those full sleeves buttoned up on the trench Maria? I like your tote. Looks a lot like the tan one I bought last week from Next.

    Ali x

  • http://www.thirtysomethingfashion.com/ Carly

    love the look..that trench is FAB and love love love the kelly green bag! Hope you are well. C

  • thriftychicmom

    Great outfit I love the shoes and pop of green in the bag!

  • Laura Rose

    The trench coat with stripes peeking out is perfect and I love that bag giving the whole outfit a nice pop! Beautiful!

  • Clairejustineo

    Great outfit, love your green bag :) stopping by from School Gate Style to link up, thanks for hosting …

  • http://www.whatlizzyloves.com Liz

    I love your green bag too. I wear a blazer and brogues to ease myself from Winter into Spring, love Liz xxx

  • Schoolrunstyle Mum

    Looking super chic I love the stripes with red lipstick and green bag for an extra pop of colour, fabulous

  • Maybelline

    Love the pop of color you added with the purse! I could use something like this for sure!

  • momtrends

    Great red lips and nails. Can’t wait for Spring!

  • fashnboucou

    That green tote and red lip is everything! Love it! Thanks for hosting xx

  • http://www.mamafashionfiles.com/ Aracely

    Super cute and casual look! Love the green bag.

  • eljdeguia

    Love the “love” necklace and how the green bag makes the outfit standout! My favorite transitional piece is a denim jacket that seems to go well with anything wintry or spring-like!

  • Camesha

    I love that green is still popping up everywhere. Great bag. I have heard so much about Cabi. I’ll have to check it out!

  • janetfaye

    The lovely green bag is the perfect spring accent for your outfit.

  • Glamamom®

    Love that pop of green!

  • http://honestmum.com/ HonestMum

    Looking stunning, love a stripe and that mac, so Parisian chic! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

  • http://honestmum.com/ HonestMum

    ha, repeat comment!

  • Baby Shopaholic

    Love this outfit!

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