what to wear with jeans to fancy them up

Hello little chickadees!
I’m Kara and I have a terrible habit of calling people totally inappropriate names (my same-age, brother-in-law loves that I call him “kiddo” (sorry, Jesse!). I also like posting photos of myself that make me look way cooler than I am (see above).

I have spent the majority of my life around kids – nanny, teacher, older sister, high school volunteer are a couple hats I’ve worn – so when I had my own kiddos I, obviously, completely melted down, questioned every choice I made, and turned into a complete crazy person. Basically, I became a parent.

One fateful night, I was hanging out with a bunch of my friends chatting and we were all talking about getting dinner on the table. I had zero to add to the recipe/cooking piece of the talk, but when it came to how to entertain your kids so you can actually get it on the table, I wouldn’t shut up. By the end of our talk (ahem, my lecture) I was yelling with excitement, my friends were slightly impressed and a little scared, and I realized this was the part of parenting I could get right (because it wasn’t going to be meals or housekeeping).

So I started blogging about the fun activities we were doing on a regular basis and, slowly, Fabulistas morphed from a traditional mom blog into a place where moms can find ideas for everyday parties and easy fun, gift guides for all occasions, and trinkets that will leave a smile on your face.

To people who know my family, this transition doesn’t come as a surprise at all. My mom used to throw epic birthday parties for us kids on a dime and our sister dance competitions are legendary (in our minds). Our motto: We may not be the best dancers at the party, but, dammit, we’ll be having the most fun. We were brought up to believe you’re responsible for making your own party.

My goal is to give my kids that gift; to help them be happy, yes, but also to be open to life and experiences and joy. To teach them to choose laughter and to make their own good time. And, for it all to happen in a way where I have still have time to read the latest Tana French.

wildlife kimono with black cat eye sunglasses - Fabulistas

Other important things I think you should know about me, include:
-I have had almost every job imaginable, including postal worker, waitress, actress, Special Ed teacher, voice over artist, newspaper delivery gal, pedi-cabber, and au pair. I like my current one of blogger best.

-For some time, I was a wedding blogger at one of the best wedding websites on the internet. I made some of my best friends (1, 2, 3) during that time and still dream about a certain crepe cake.

-There’s nothing I like better than a good book or TV show or movie. Basically, anything that means I can sit on the couch and eat desserts (my sister’s a baker so it’s not my fault).

-Because I eat so much deliciousness, I have to get up early and run every day. This makes me simultaneously smug and very, very tired.

-If I could marry one thing, it’d be iced coffee. It’s never let me down, is magnificent in its creamy deliciousness, and keeps me sane and (sadly) very happy. Also, even though I’m 40 I still marry things in my mind.

-When I was younger, I backpacked around Europe in heels and short skirts. It was occasionally painful, but, omg, I looked good. This has led to my current, parenting philosophy on clothing: Wear whatever makes you happy, just don’t let it stop you from doing anything fun.

-I am incredibly excitable. This is great if you have good news to share, but can be a bit overwhelming if you’re meeting me for the first time and ask me about my hairdresser because he is THE BEST and you should absolutely go to him and I am not going to shut up until you have an appointment on the books. This also applies to books, movies, apps, and, basically, anything I have an opinion about. You’ve been warned.

-I currently live with my family in the fairytale city of San Francisco and try really hard to get out of my hood to enjoy the land of toast, hipster beards, and hilarious events. I miss my hometown of Denver often (and all my peeps there) and talk incessantly about how magical summer evenings are in Colorado.

-There was a time I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a wife and mom. I was an idiot.

-I’m genuinely so happy to meet you and genuinely touched you’re spending your valuable free time on my site. If we were in person, I’d be asking where you got your shoes and checking to see when you’re available for a coffee date. Promise, if we see each other in real life, you’ll come up and say hi!

Here are a few of my fave posts:
Fun Activities To Do with Kids
A Quick, Hilarious Thanksgiving Hunt (with Puritan Hats!)
A Surprise Love Bomb to Share the Love
28 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Making Their Lunch
5 Minute Fun: Smash Packing Supplies on Your Head

Mom-Approved Fashion 
The Time I Dyed My Hair Pink 
Playful (and Easy to Wear) Dress from Sonnet James
Places to Buy a Swimsuit that Will Flatter a Post-Partum Body

Gift Guides
Gifts for a Hipster Baby
Gifts for a Star-Wars Obsessed Dad
Non-Princessy Alternatives for a Princess-y Kid

Parenting and Life
How We’re Trying to Create Space and Time in Our Lives
Thoughts on Having a Princess for a Daughter
My Dear, Stupid, Pregnant Brain

And since you’ve made it this far, want to sign up for our weekly newsletter? It’s full of fun and features one snazzy thing we don’t feature anywhere else.

  • THE PARTY’S ON INSTAGRAM!
    • Snow! Restaurants! No laundry! Omg there is nothing like gettinghellip
      Snow! ☃️❄️Restaurants! No laundry! Omg, there is nothing like getting out of town, am I right? ❤
    • Glamour never rests people laketahoe
      Glamour never rests, people.  #laketahoe 
    • Did you guys watch the finale of Big Little Lieshellip
      Did you guys watch the finale of Big Little Lies last night? It was sooooo good, wasn't it?!? I loved the book so much and worried it wouldn't live up to it, but, omg, it's all I've thought about today. Women are complicated and strong and have each other's backs…
    • See this purse is pretty sweet See last post forhellip
      See, this purse is pretty sweet. (See last post for context and the perils of my modeling career.) (Also, I meant to post this last night so it'd be like a clever continuation of our conversation but I remembered after I was in bed and my phone was soooo far…
    • Ive been a mess lately you guys For the pasthellip
      I've been a mess lately, you guys. For the past year we've been dealing with the aftermath of the attack on my sister and her family and it's finally resolved. We're done with courts and DAs and statements and can finally heal without anything hanging over our head. Which, of…
    • Hope you had a day filled with family fun andhellip
      Hope you had a day filled with family, fun, and SUGAR (), also known as my kids' breakfast, lunch and dinner, which may have had something to do with what I'm calling The Ride of Our Life. // Also, thanks so much, you guys, for the comments and messages on…
    • It has been too long since Ive done an Easyhellip
      It has been too long since I've done an Easy Kid Fun! Here's one of the old school ones, which is pretend your kids are doggies. Put some water in one bowl, put some crackers in another bowl, and let them have it! Extra points if you only answer them…
    • Just in case your social feeds are making you thinkhellip
      Just in case your social feeds are making you think everyone else has it all together, I offer Exhibit A, wherein my (shoeless) son laid on the sidewalk at the car wash place, rolling around and crying and complaining (and driving everyone batty) for what felt forever because I OPENED…
    • Aunties are the best arent they? My kids are sohellip
      Aunties are the best, aren't they? My kids are so lucky they have this gal. ❤️ Feel free to tag someone who you're loving having in your life.
    • So Ive decided on Monday mornings Im going to lookhellip
      So, I've decided on Monday mornings I'm going to look like a fool for you so you can start your week knowing whatever you do this week I will have done something more ridiculous. Sound good? HERE WE GO! ⠀ ⠀ This was an EPIC Ikea day where I lived…
    • Spring shoes! I dont know about you guys but ENOUGHhellip
      Spring shoes! I don't know about you guys but ENOUGH RAIN. It's time for Spring (shoes) and sun (colored shoes) and being outside (in Spring shoes). In case you're feeling the same, I put together a guide on the blog with this season's best, you guessed it, SPRING SHOES. Ballet…
  • CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SERIES
  • FOLKS ARE ALSO READING…
© Copyright 2012-2017 Kara Kull. All Rights Reserved  |  Site Design: Biggest Little Design, Site Development: Niby Design Group & Example7