We’re Moving and Changing Our Name!

We're Moving!We’re moving Maple Leaf Street to a new address…FashionableWay.com!  Please go check out our new look and tell me what you think.  I’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for making Fashionable Way the best it can be!

Want to know what to wear to an event?  What to pack for your summer vacay?  Ideas for summer makeup and hair?  I’m all about it!  Email me at carrielynnbarth@gmail.com and I’ll post ideas to help you avoid a dreaded fashion emergency and instead strut your style.  😉

I look forward to you visiting me at www.fashionableway.com!

Oh, and just make sure you can still find us…here are our social media links:




See you at Fashionable Way!




Versatile Blogger Award Nomination

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Pearls Diamonds and Everything Else.  Thank you so much for nominating me!  I want to sincerely thank all of my blog readers and followers!!!  Have a great Friday and weekend! – Carrie

versatilebloggerawardThe Rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Thank the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.

5. Notify these bloggers of the nominations.

First of all, 7 things about me:

1.  I love to cook!

2.  My favorite sport is volleyball.  I still hold a high school serving record.

3. I’ve always wanted to be a dancer in a music video.

4. Family is really important to me.  So much so, that I have one sister that lives next door to me, a brother-in-law that lives six houses away and my parents that live a few miles away.  I wish my other sister and brother-in-law and mother & father-in law all lived closer than they are, even though they are only 45 minutes away.  I am very lucky that my sisters met great men that fit well in our family and my husbands brothers married two great women.  I love them all!

5. I enjoy working in the yard.

6. I am a people person and get energy from being around others.

7. I really enjoy blogging!

15 blogs I have nominated for this award:

A Spoonful of Style

Always Judging

Baubles to Bubbles

The Fashion Column

Blame It On Fashion

Cella Jane

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Classroom Couture


Sweetest Somethings

Seersucker + Saddles

Purely Chic

Living in Color Print

The Parlor Girl

Fashion Over Reason

Raspberry & Rouge

Luella & June

What I Wore to a Backyard BBQ

I hope you had a great weekend!  We hosted a backyard BBQ Sunday evening and served my favorite coconut mojitos.  It was perfect weather all weekend!  Thanks for reading – Carrie

Tank: Nordstrom (similar) | Shorts: Gap (like these) | Hat: Banana Republic (like this one) | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Flip Flops: Teva (similar)

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What I Wore to my Sister’s Engagement Party

My sister’s engagement party was a beach theme and maxi dresses were the big thing to wear.  It was a great event with people who made my sister feel blessed that are in her and her fiance’s life.  I would love to hear about your engagement party and what it was like!

What I wore: Gray Maxi Dress: Banana Republic (like this one) | Necklace: like this one | Watch: Fossil (similar) | What the kids wore: Dresses: Old Navy | Boys Shirts: Old Navy


The White Summer Blazer

I love this white summer tuxedo blazer.  What do you wear to dress up a summer work outfit?

IMG_3168IMG_3165IMG_3172IMG_3164Jacket: Gibson | Tee: J Crew | Skinny Jeans: J Brand (similar) | Flats: Tory Burch | Necklace: J Crew (like this one) | ClutchCole Haan

What I Wore to a Tea Party

On Sunday I took my daughter’s to a tea party at our neighbor’s house.  My favorite item was the teapot shaped sugar butter bread!  I would love to hear what you did this weekend!

I love when new people visit my site and start to follow my blog!  I really is rewarding to know others like me enjoy fashion.  If you click on my “FOLLOW ME” tab you will find all of the ways you too can follow my blog via your favorite social media outlet.


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What I wore to the tea party: Dress: Banana Republic (like this one) | Scarf: J Crew (like this one) | What my daughter’s wore: here & like this one

What I Wore to the J. Lynn Bridal Store Grand Opening

I am super excited for my  young friend and entrepreneur, Jena Dick, who opened J. Lynn Bridal on Saturday, June 1st.  What did you do Saturday?

I love when new people visit my site and start to follow my blog!  I really is rewarding to know others like me enjoy fashion.  If you click on my “FOLLOW ME” tab you will find all of the ways you too can follow my blog via your favorite social media outlet.

What I wore to the J. Lynn Bridal’s grand opening: Sweater: J Crew | White Jeans: Rock & Republic (similar) | Heels: Enzo (similar high and low) | Necklace: J Crew (like this one)| Bracelet: J Crew | Watch: Fossil (similar) | My Daughter’s Dresses: Nordstrom (here & here)


Seersucker Pants

I finally feel like Spring is here and I feel like seersucker is definitely a warm weather fabric.  I mentioned in my 435 Magazine article that menswear was something I was into for Spring and Summer and here is a look to reflect that.

Shirt: J Crew | Pants: J Crew | Tie: J Crew | Heels: Michael Kors | Tote: Michael Kors | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Ann Taylor | Glasses: Prada

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Some of My Favorite Designer Shoes

I started pinning beautiful shoes last night on Pinterest and finally had to call it a night.  A girl can dream!  You can check out the high heels I posted on my Pinterest board “Luxurious Lovelies.”  Some of the brands that I think are fabulous are Christian Louboutin, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Miu Miu.
– Thanks for reading! Carrie

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El Patron Mexican Restaurant in Baldwin City, KS is OPEN!

Ok Baldwin Peeps and Maple Leaf Streeters, I have exciting news to share…the new El Patron Mexican Restaurant in Baldwin City, KS, is open!!!  We have been waiting since last summer when we heard a mexican restaurant was coming to town.  We had dinner there on Memorial Day to celebrate my Mom’s birthday this week.  Along with Snow Crab Legs, Mexican food is one of my favorites!  For this being El Patron’s opening weekend you would never know as there were no kinks in the menu or service, as everything was wonderful!  Even the margaritas were good!  I am looking forward to going back again and again! – Thanks for reading! Carrie Barth

Hat: Madewell | Shirt: J Crew | Skinnies: Paige | Heels: Ivanka Trump (they are to die for) | Tote: Michael Kors