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Making Spring Fashion Fresh With 3-in-1 Tide Pods

By Sheila Arkee

For me, a busy blogging mom with a decided artsy side, my daily fashion has to be functional and yet entirely indicative of my creativity. When I’m editing my closet and figuring out what should be tossed and what should be purchased, my main goal is to find pieces that work with each other. One thing I’ve learned through the years is that you really do not need a ton of clothes, just the right items that work with each other and can be combined to form an endless possibility of options.

With spring right around the corner, I’m currently coming up with some fun yet functional wardrobe choices. Much like cooking, or putting together the perfect makeup look, an outfit is made up of several ingredients. My choices for the perfect spring outfit include the following:

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-          A tunic that goes right above my knees – zebra printed and sequined, please!

-          A trusted pair of jeans

-          Basic black leggings

-          A ruffled cover-up

-          A fun pair of fuchsia heels

With these basics, I can make 3 fun and functional outfits that work for many occasions.

1. The tunic and heels by themselves are perfect for a nighttime outing.

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2. For something I would wear for professional purposes, but to show my artsy side, the tunic, plus the cover-up and leggings.

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3. And for a more causal, weekend outfit, the tunic with a pair of jeans is a winning match.

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My clothes have to survive the beating of running around after a 5 year old Boy (with a capital B), so it’s really important that I am able to keep them looking good for a long time, with no fuss. If I can throw my clothes in the washer and know they’ll come out looking great, all the better!

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Tide Pods are my new favorite laundry product. These things are so cool! With Tide Pods you can pop in and stand out. Simply pop these in, start your laundry machine, and presto, you end up with clean clothes.

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A dissolvable 3-chambered pack that fits right into the middle of my hand, these handy Tide Pods contain the exact amount of detergent you will need for a basic load. While there are other similar products on the market, Tide Pods are the only one with 3 chambers for 3 ingredients that clean, brighten, and fight stains. Just one removes more stains than 6 caps of the liquid bargain brand! (Based on stain removal performance of one pac of Tide Pods vs. 6 doses of the leading liquid bargain brand base variant in a standard top loading machine.) Pop in a whole new kind of clean with Tide Pods.


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Be sure to keep these out of sight from your kids, though – they look like they could be good enough to eat!


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  • Nicole Larsen
  • Amanda Sakovitz

    My black Michael Kors blazer. I wear it with jeans, dresses and shorts year round.

  • Amanda Sakovitz
  • Erica C.

    A cardigan and skinny jeans are my big versatile pieces.

  • Mimi

    I love my black boots ! I can sport them with tights or jeans even a dress.

  • Roxann

    My leggings can go with just about anything. Dressy or casual.

  • Pauline M

    For me, it’s my skinny jeans and my funny t-shirts!

  • Pauline M
  • Crystal F

    Cowboy boots! thank you!

  • Stephanie Larison

    I love my open toes heels with jeans and a shirt, looks casual yet put together.

  • Michelle

    A pair of black leggings, black shoes and long sweaters

  • susan smoaks

    I have a black shirt that can provide 3-in-1 style. I can dress it up and wear it to work, I can dress it down and wear it out and I can dress it up and wear it out for a night on the town. I love this black shirt!

  • susan smoaks
  • carol lewis

    I have a light jacket that works well with jeans, skinnies, and dresses or skirts.

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    I love my little, crushed velvet, Asian slippers! They are comfy and can go from hippie art fair to gallery opening to dinner at Chipotle! LOL

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  • Nancy

    A pair of black pants. I can dress them up or down and wear them anywhere.

  • Nancy
  • Norma Hartwell

    My skinny black jeans, can be dressed up with a blazer, dressed down with a tank top, or work ready with a cute sweater.

  • Tammy Greer

    My black tank top is versatile because I can wear it alone, pair it under a shirt with jeans for a casual outfit, or pair it under a blazer with a skirt or slacks for a dressy look.

  • JoAnn F.

    I have a pair of black capri pants that I use for dressy wear & also can use it casually.
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  • Thomas Murphy

    My Express jeans are perfect to wear with a jacket, a t-shirt or sweater for any occasion

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Thomas Murphy
  • Denise Donaldson

    for me it is comfy tshirts

    winz135 at gmail.com

  • Denise Donaldson
  • S Carter

    A fitted black blazer. It can be worn dressy & casual, works with jeans and skirts.

  • Michelle Tucker

    I’ve got a nice black dress that I can dress up or down depending on the situation. I don’t know what I’d do without it!
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  • Michelle Tucker


    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  • anash

    my tan shawl! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  • Michelle H.

    I have a lacy strapless dress that I also have worn as a top over leggings and a skirt.

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  • Sarah L

    I have a pair of soft, black slacks that are as comfy as sweats but look great dressed up or down.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Sarah L
  • P. Elizabeth

    Every girls standard little black dress. Just change it up with other accessories and there ya go..