As part of the New Year, New Mama series, we are seeking out fashion insight some very stylish moms. We’re hoping the quick Q & A will give us all a little style inspiration to kick it up a notch in the new year.


Jo-Lynne Shane writes the memoir blog Musings of a Housewife from her home in suburban Philadelphia where she lives with her husband and three kids. She blogs about faith, family, food and fashion and I had the pleasure of seeing her fashion sense in person last summer at BlogHer. She and I spent lots of time together as we were both sponsored by Lands End to work with the Mom’s Fashion File gang.

The Shopping Mama: How do you define your style?

Jo-Lynne Shane: I would say, comfortable chic. 🙂 I try to always find that perfect blend of style and function. I hate to be over-dressed and will almost always opt for jeans if given a choice. Check out my daily outfits every Wednesday in my Mom Fashion posts!

TSM: What’s your favorite thing in your closet right now?

JS: My absolute favorite item at the moment is this amazing dress I picked up at Bloomingdales last fall. I tend to shy away from pattern, but this was love at first site. I love the fit and the colors and the funky pattern.

TSM: If you could have any celebrity mom’s wardrobe, who would it be?

Hm, I’m not much of a celeb watcher, but I always admire Jennifer Aniston’s girl-next-door style.

TSM: We love inexpensive finds, but when it is worth splurging? What’s on your splurge wish list?

JS: I will always splurge on jeans. My favorites are Joe’s Jeans and Seven for All Mankind. I’ll also splurge on shoes and handbags, but not always. I have a mix in my closet.

TSM: What’s one must have piece for this season or the spring?

JS: A must-have item for this season is definitely the boot socks! I am loving this trend to add interest to any regular outfit.


Keep up with Jo-Lynne and her fashionable musings on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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  1. 1.

    You guys look awesome together! (And for the record Kate, I think you have awesome style!) Thanks for the tips JS!

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      Aw, thanks, Emilie!

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    Love Jo-Lynne… and her style!

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      Me, too! I loved getting to know her in San Diego.

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    Gotta ask…what are boot socks?

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