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As a freelance creative director, Colorful Collected Mom on the Street Mary Kaufman‘s photos always look stunning. But her personal wardrobe is just as fun and well-curated! Read more about Mary and her fantastic approach to style.

Meet Mary

Mary is a freelance creative director living in Virginia Beach with her husband and three kids that like her best by the title “mama.” Her two young sons and baby girl keep her hands full while she juggles her passion for creative visuals.

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Which three words best describe your style? Colorful, collected, and juxtaposed

What are your favorite places to shop? whatever the trendy and inexpensive place of the time is, h&m, Zara, Topshop and Anthropologie always

Who’s your favorite style icon? Diane Keaton and Carrie Bradshaw

What’s your best style advice? There are no rules.

What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? Statement skirts and dresses and pattern

Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? Bejeweled western style button ups like from the ’80s.

What should NEVER make a comeback? I honestly can’t think of anything, hah!

What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? I was a wild dresser in high school. I’d go to New York often with my parents and I’d buy from all of these street shops and then I’d show up in VB with high tops and sweatbands on my wrists and colorful scarves tied over the top of my jeans.

What’s your best style secret? Confidence

Stilettos or flats? I love both but as a mom of 3 my boots and sneakers get 90% of the attention

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Colorful Collected Family:

What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? At the beach

What’s been your best family vacation? Our annual Ocracoke trip

Best parenting advice: Don’t mold your life around your child, let your child grow into your lifestyle

Parenting true confession: I’m OCD and struggle with the messes 3 kids can make

What’s your go-to family dinner? Cookie sheet nachos!

What’s your favorite family restaurant? OMG, too many. We eat out way too much and while more family oriented restaurants are easier to take the kids to, we believe in taking your kids everywhere!

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What’s your favorite show to binge watch? Judge Judy. She’s set to record on my tv so I’m never without her

What’s your favorite beach read? Real Simple Magazine

What’s the best song to dance to when nobody’s watching? Ahhhh, there are too many to name, but probably a Drake song

If you could go shopping with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be?

What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Montana, Santorini

What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? A cocktail, of course! Beer, red wine, or an old-fashioned, extra cherry juice!

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Your Colorful Collected Style

We love Mary’s “no rules” approach to fashion, which is also wonderfully balanced and curated. She knows what looks great on her, and has the confidence to pull it off. Even though she has a beautiful style, she doesn’t let it get in the way with her ability to have fun with her kids.

For more colorful collected style, both in Mary’s outfits and styling, be sure to check out Bluebird’s Garage, and follow her on Instagram @bluebirdsgarage.

And you can read more Mom on the Street features on FamilyApp!

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Laura was born with many stories to tell and has been writing in one way or another ever since. She's written TV news stories, blogs, children's cartoons, legal briefs, commercials, and everything in between. In addition to working for FamilyApp, she's also architecting the Faithful Beginnings School Readiness Guide for preschoolers. She loves traveling, new adventures, finding a great bargain, and reading to her three children.

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