Whether she’s chasing after her adorable son, Morrison, or inspiring others to be the best version of themselves, Fun Casual Mom on the Street Jouleen Dering has a chic, yet accessible style.
Jouleen Dering is a wife, mom, adventurer, and Health Coach who lives with her husband Jason, son Morrison and 3 pups in Rockwall, TX. She strives to find joy in her every day and works hard to encourage others to do and feel their best on a daily basis.
Fun Casual Style
Which three words best describe your style? Casual, toddler-proof, with a little pop of fun
What are your favorite places to shop? Amazon (let’s get real about trying to go into a real store with a two-year-old), Serve by Hallie B (local boutique), Target
Who’s your favorite style icon? Any mom that can look cute on any given day absolutely deserves to be my style icon!
What’s your best style advice? Get yourself some staples, some jeans you love and feel great in, a few basic tops, and then find some amazing items you can layer that totally bring YOUR flare to any outfit— a leopard cardigan, a pink belt, a flowy vest, a simple fedora/Panama hat, and then mix and match your pieces.
What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? Dangly earrings — they dress up any outfit instantly!
What should NEVER make a comeback? JNCO Jeans… nobody needs that wide of a pant leg.
What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? Those huge bangs that could only be made by the largest curling iron ever created.
Stilettos or flats? Flats… always flats. I can’t chase after a toddler in stilettos and ever be successful. And if you can, you’re absolutely my idol.
Fun Casual Family
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? We are all about strolling, walking to the park, walking through the neighborhood— it gives you a second to breathe, enjoy the outdoors, and have a conversation with your spouse without being interrupted every 5 seconds.
What’s been your best family vacation? We went to Florida last summer as a family and I loved it! The beach, the zoo, the sunshine, we had to find kid-friendly activities, but they ended up being adult fun too!
Best parenting advice: Give yourself grace. Your child is loved. Your home is cozy. You don’t have to have it all done and perfect in order to be a good mom. You ARE a good mom.
Parenting true confession: I’m one of those give in moms. I wish I wasn’t and I say prayers that my kid will share and be kind and love people well, but if that little boy asks me for a popsicle and we’re about to have dinner in half an hour, I give it to him cause he’s the most precious thing I’ve ever seen and his little voice makes me melt and I just can’t say no. Maybe one day I will, but those days are not today.
What’s your go-to family dinner? Ground turkey zucchini boats. So good and so tasty and everyone gets their veggies in!
What’s your favorite family restaurant? This sounds so typically American, haha but Chili’s! Everyone can find something they like, they’ve got some healthy options, and my husband used to work there during college and has been obsessed ever since, so he loves it!
Fun Casual Life
What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? Nailed It! Maybe it’s the fact that it’s hilarious to watch people make the worst desserts ever, or maybe it’s the encouragement that there are doctors and lawyers that come in there and remind me that not everyone can be good at everything, either way, I love it!
If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? Mindy Kaling, she’s hilarious, doesn’t take herself too seriously, and she’s brown like me. Perfect right?!
What’s your favorite beach read? I’m basically a 13-year-old girl when it comes to reading for entertainment, so in an effort to not lose all credibility, I’ll say Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban, but in full disclosure, I would absolutely also go for some Twilight or Hunger Games saga.
What’s the best song to dance to when nobody’s watching? Shake It Off, Taylor Swift get me and every time.
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Santorini, Greece
What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? A glass of wine with a friend over a shared dessert. There’s nothing quite like girl time to help you after a stressful day!
Your Fun Casual Style
We love Jouleen’s enthusiastic outlook on life and the way she brings so much life and fun into her style. Even when she’s just hanging out with Morrison, she still manages to have just the perfect accessory to complete her outfit. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram!
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