MOMMA PLEASE?? kids holiday style

Thanksgiving is a week away, Chanukah is less than a week and Christmas is fast approaching!! Its time to start planning our little one’s holiday outfits…  Whether you prefer the cozy seasonal sweaters with colorful bottoms or like them to go all out in holiday finery, I have enjoyed compiling adorable options for your little ones (and mine) that will melt our hearts.

First for the little ladies…

holiday dress for girls Baby CZ

Baby CZ dress $212

baby holiday dress H&M

H&M dress $14.95

holiday dress girls Zara

Zara dress $39.90

gap love sweater

Gap sweater $36.95

kids holiday dress peek

Peek dress $78

sparkle boots J Crew

J Crew boots $168

holiday dress girls

H&M dress $9.95

holiday blouse H&M girls

H&M blouse $17.95

glitter high tops J Crew

J Crew shoes $118

holiday dress Gapkids

Gap dress $60

holiday dress gap kids

Gap dress $98

holiday style kids skirt Peek

Peek skirt $38

holiday dress H&M

H&M dress $19.95

gold mesh dress sweet kids

Sweet Kids dress $58

little marc jacobs holiday dress

Little Marc Jacobs dress $537

ralph lauren dress and bloomers set

Ralph Lauren dress and bloomers set $55

H&M girls bag

H&M bag $12.95

carters dress target

Carters dress $19.99

zara girls hoiday jacket

Zara jacket $45.90

Holiday dress crew

J Crew dress $122

holiday dress velvet H&M

H&M dress $14.95

oshkosh b'gosh shoes

Oshkosh B’gosh shoes $16.99

holiday dress Gap

Gap dress $60

And for our little guys…

Holiday sweaters for kids

Gap sweater $39.95

kids shirt and tie set old navy

Old Navy shirt and tie set $19.94

dolce and gabbana onesie tux

Dolce and Gabbana onesie $195

Holiday Sweater Cherokee

Cherokee sweater $12

metallic sneakers H&M kids

H&M shoes $24.95

santa kids fleece

Old Navy fleece $16.94

holiday style kids hartstrings

Hartstrings romper $42

holiday pants gap

Gap pants $16.95

minnetonka baby booties

Minnetonka baby booties $19.95

boys shirt H&M

H&M shirt $4.95

h&m velvet pants

H&M pants $24.95

H&M shirt tie combo

H&M shirt and tie set $17.95

miniclasix 2 pc velveteen look saks

Miniclasix velveteen 2 pc look $70

H&M holiday sweater boys

H&M sweater $17.95

christmas sweater Peek

Peek sweater $48

velvet boys blazer J Crew

J Crew velvet blazer $140

colored trousers Zara

Zara trousers $19.90

armani jr 3 pc set

Armani Jr 3 pc set $215

christmas pjs

Gap pjs $24.95


MOMMA NEEDS… sparkly dresses for the holidays

Its holiday time ladies, so here it is, more party dresses for us!  I’m focusing this post specifically on sparkly, shiny metallic dresses for all of your party needs – just because your a momma doesn’t mean you can’t be dazzling.  Nothing transforms you as quickly as a sparkly frock, its amazing what a little shine can do.  It may sound crazy, but dressing up is good for the soul.  There are so few opportunities to do so and putting on a beautiful dress and doing your hair and makeup can truly breathe new life into you…  The chance to not just be a mom for an evening but to be the glamorous woman we forget we can be most of the year.  It seems so daunting, but try to enjoy it, and I’ll help out with some of my top dresses at every price point!  PS – stay tuned, I will be following this up with a post for holiday style options for our little ones in a bit..


Saint Laurent metallic dress

Saint Laurent dress $8490

donna karan sparkle dress net

Donna Karan dress $2495

herve Leger  dress sparkle

Herve Leger dress $1550

marc jacobs sparkle dress saks

Marc Jacobs dress $2100

UNDER $1000:

vivienne westood sparkle dress

Vivienne Westwood dress $765

haute hippie sparkle dress

Haute Hippie dress $795

UNDER $750:

issa metallic dress under

Issa dress $725

sue wong metallic dress

Sue Wong dress $508

alice and olivia sparkle

Alice and Olivia dress $596

UNDER $500:

Shoshanna metallic dress under 500 saks

Shoshanna dress $360

parker sparkle dress

Parker dress $374

ali ro metallic dress under saks 500

Ali Ro dress $308

bcbg metallic dress

BCBG dress $398

aidan mattox under $500

Aidan Mattox dress $365

UNDER $250

club monaco sparkle dress

Club Monaco dress $198.50

zara sparkle dress

Zara dress $119

topshop sparkle dress

Topshop dress $140

Sparke dress

MICHAEL by Michael Kors dress $175

UNDER $100:

metallic dress

Asos dress $88.99

nasty gal under $100

Nasty Gal dress $68

aqua dress under $100

Aqua dress $75.60

UNDER $50:

forever21 dress under $50

Forever 21 dress $22.80

bb dakota sparkle dress under $50

BB Dakota dress $46


MOMMA WANTS… alphabet jewelry

On my wish list for the holidays is a diamond pave letter M earring in honor of my darling son Max.  I generally don’t wear big chunky fashion jewelry, I prefer personal jewelry that I wear every day and has special meaning to me.  My little one’s initial that will make me smile throughout the day (and is a to less painful than a tattoo).  Here are some of my favorite alphabet jewelry to pay homage to our loved ones while adding a bit of sparkle to our look.

jennifer meyer necklace net

Jennifer Meyer necklace $1800

lana jewelry nordstroms

Lana Jewelry necklace $500

jacquie aiche shop alphabet earring

Jacquie Aiche earring stud $55

bony levy earring nordstroms

Bony Levy diamons earring stud $395 (per stud)
*** to my husband

roberto coin necklace bloomies

Roberto Coin diamond letter charm necklace $580

zoe chicco initial ring neiman

Zoe Chicco stackable initial ring $150-380

Jennifer Zeuner initial bracelet bergdorf

Jennifer Zeuner initial bracelet $242 (this also comes as a ring for $209)

helen ficalora charm shop

Helen Ficalora initial charm $50 (this can be stacked on a necklace with additional letters)

gorjana bracelet

Gorjana braclet $60

jennifer meyer bracelet

Jennifer Meyer bracelet $995

roberto coin necklace nordstroms

Roberto Coin necklace $620

jacquie aiche ring

Jacquie Aiche ring $77

sarah chloe linked initial rings neiman

Sarah Chloe initial rings $149
*** obsessed with these – you can wear either on the same finger or across fingers – with little one’s initials!

MOMMA NEEDS… the puffer jacket for us and our little ones.

Baby, its cold outside and what better way to keep warm but the puffer jacket! Its like wearing your comforter – cozy and warm, but you don’t really have to LOOK like you’re wearing your comforter.  Puffer jackets are still wondrously comfy, but tailored and chic and perfect to throw on with jeans to the park, as well as over a little black dress for a nice dinner out.  Weather and water resistant, they allow you full movement, look amazing and protect you and your little ones from the frosty winter weather. They also provide and extra layer of protection for the clumsier little ones out there – its almost like wrapping them in bubble wrap!  So, here are some of my favorite puffers at every price point for us and our precious little ones.

***special note – when buckling your child into a carseat ALWAYS take off their outerwear. Things like puffer jackets add extra bulk to your little one and in a crash that could mean s/he is not properly buckled in according to their actual size….

First for the momma’s…

puffer jacket burberry

Burberry jacket $995 available at


Pyrenex coat $1640 available at

puffer jacket h&m

H&M jacket $79.95 available at

Puffer jacket juicy couture

Juicy Couture jacket $328 available at

tory burch puffer jacket shop

Tory Burch jacket $550 available at

ultimate puffer jacket Moncler

Moncler jacket $1245 available at

puffer jacket aqua

Aqua jacket $158.40 available at

puffer jacket Zara

Zara jacket $119 available at

Puffer jacket SAM

SAM jacket $295 available at


New Look jacket $62.28 available at

For the little ladies…

puffer jacket ralph lauren girls

Ralph Lauren jacket $101.50 available at

puffer jacket Zara girls

Zara jacket $35.90 available at

puffer jacket burberry girls

Burberry jacket $250 available at

Target hooded puffer

Target puffer vest $12.99 available at


Mini Rodini jacket $121 available at

puffer jacket zara

zara puffer jacket $65.90 available at

puffer jacket kids H&M

H&M jacket $24.95 available at


Rothschild coat and mittens $29.69 available at

Moncler puffer jacket

Moncler jacket $435 available at

puffer vest

Old Navy puffer vest $22 available at

for the little men in our lives…

puffer jacket Zara

Zara jacket $35.90 available at

puffer vest

Old Navy vest $18 available at


Cherokee jacket $32.99 available at

puffer jacket Moncler

Moncler jacket $465 available at

puffer jacket

Old Navy jacket $30 available at

puffer vest

Gap puffer vest $39.95 available at

puffer jacket

Zara jacket $39.90 available at

Patagonia puffer jacket

Patagonia jacket available at


Old Navy puffer vest $24.94 available at

puffer jacket Zara

Zara jacket $39.90 available at

jojo maman bebe puffer jacket

Jojo Maman bebe jacket $82 available at

MOMMA PLEASE… cool nursery furniture for kids of all ages

I wanted to do a quick post on great nursery and kids room furnishings… I saw this amazing sale on today and there are things I covet and wanted to share with all of you.  I love a pop of color, some modern shapes, and just great “make believe” furnishings that my little one can enjoy.  Here are some fabulous additions for our kiddo’s space!

pangea home

Pandea home chair $369

pangea home kids

Pangea home chair $419

vetro crib bel bambini

Vetro crib $3950

kidkraft bed

Kid Craft bed $135.99

fantasy bed

cottage loft bed $1899

kid kraft kitchen

Kid Kraft kitchen $142.12 (to get him out of my kitchen!)

kidkraft vintage kitchen

Kid Kraft vintage kitchen $186

snurk princess duvet and pillow set

Snurk princess duvet and pillow set $120

rainbow nightlight

Urban Outfitters Rainbow nightlight $16

kid kraft firehouse book shelf

Kid Kraft book shelf $108.49

bloom fresco highchair

Bloom Fresco highchair $650

baby piano

Schoenhut Elite Spinet & bench piano $118.49

MOMMA LOVES… in honor of Movember – the mustache and lips pop prints

It is that time of year again, Movember, and I wanted to do my bit to draw attention to men’s health.  Since neither I nor my child can actually grow a must ache myself, (thankfully), I wanted to feature the insanely popular mustache print trend. I am coupling it with the lips print trend to add a bit of feminine flare for both us and our wee ones.  It may seem crazy to wear mustache and lip prints, but as a stylist I have always believed fashion shouldn’t be so serious… Why not dress with a bit of humor and levity, (within reason – I mean we still want to look chic) and these pop art prints are very of the moment.  So, ladies get your husband’s in for screening and without further adieu, here are some of my favorite lips and ‘staches: First for us…


Stella McCartney dress $2955

markus lupfer lip print sweatpants

Markus Lupfet sweatpants $305


Milly top $93.80

Charlotte Olympia flats

Charlotte Olympia shoes $348.75

Lauren Moshi top lip print

Lauren Moshi top $103


Lulu Guiness bag $106.69 available at

diane von furstenburg clutch

Diane Von Furstenburg clutch bag $345 available at

Lip print t-shirt

Zara t-shirt $35.90 available at

hm lip loafers

H&M loafers $29.95 available at

Jimmy Choo clutch

Jimmy Choo clutch bag $985 available at

mustache sweater Zara

Zara sweater $59.90 available at

Kotur clutch

Kotur clutch $650

Mustache sweatshirt

Forever 21 sweatshirt $17.80 available at

and for the little ones…

mustache print kids pants

Doodle pants $22 available at

lip print kids

Zara t-shirt $16.90 available at

mustache body suit

Gap bodysuit $12.95


Juicy Couture t-shirt $28.42

mustache print top

Target top $12.74

mustache pjs

Tucker and Tate pjs $26

lip print dress

Milly dress $111

mustache print shirt

Old Navy t-shirt $6 available at

lip print hoodie

Mini and Maximus hoodie $48 available at

mustache pacifier

FCTRY pacifier $12.95 available at


J Crew t-shirt $44 available at

mustache bodysuits

Kohl’s 2 pack bodysuits $9

mustache print t-shirt

Zara t-shirt $16.90 available at

MOMMA TIP… cooking with truffle oil and truffle salt

Your cooking may have become limited since having your beloved little one. Often times the need is for quick and simple and, frankly, a little boring.  One key ingredient I have found that transforms my meal from kids menu to ooh la la, is salt and/or oil infused with truffles!!! The magic ingredient which usually transforms a basic pasta dish to high end italian restaurant fare, from $15 to $115 has been infused into olive oil and sea salt for you to perk up meals in your own home. Add the oil or salt to kid friendly foods like mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, mac and cheese and french fries and you have a 5 star meal for you! One of my favorite things to do is bake oven chips (they’re healthier than frying – see my recipe below) and then tossing them in truffle salt. My husband and friends go absolutely nuts for them!


truffle infused olive oil

Truffle oil $29.95 available at


*** My recipe for oven baked oven chips are easy:

heat oven to 475

ingredients: potatoes (I like the red skinned potatoes), olive oil, kosher salt, truffle salt

cut potatoes into 1 inch thick wedges and blanche them (in boiling water for about 3 to 4 minutes (then soaking them in cold running water for a minute or 2) then lay them out on a baking tray and toss them with olive oil and a little bit of kosher salt.  Bake them for 10 minutes then clip them and bake for another 10 minutes and then flip again for another 8-10 until they are crispy.  Take them out and toss them with truffle salt and serve!

MATERNITY MONDAY… for all my expectant mom friends

Its that time again, maternity monday…  A place for all my expectant mom friends to come for some type tips and top buys to stay fashionable while your mid-section continues to grow.  Here are some of my top maternity picks for the week (including THE maternity dress Kate Middleton wore for her official post baby portrait – it’s back in stores!)

maternity dress asks

Asos maternity dress $53.39 available at

Kate Middleton fashion maternity dress issa

Issa maternity dress $750 available at ***one of Kate Middleton’s favorite designers!

maternity pants asos

Asos maternity pants $53.39 available at

maternity tights

Topshop maternity tights $20 available at

maternity dress topshop

Topshop maternity dress $80 available at

maternity t-shirt topshop

Topshop maternity t-shirt $32 available at

maternity sweater gap

Gap maternity sweater $39.95 available at

maternity leather pants topshop

Topshop maternity pants $56 available at

maternity blouse asos Mamalicious

Mamalicious maternity blouse $43.61 available at

maternity evening dress H&M

H&M maternity dress $34.95 available at

Mamalicious maternity sweater

Mamalicious maternity sweater $74.75 available at

maternity party dress

Asos dress $71.19 available at

kate middleton's post baby maternity dress

Seraphine maternity dress $79 available at
**** this is it – THE kate middleton post baby maternity dress! a must have!


As promised, and just in time for the start of holiday season, I wanted to bring you my top party dresses for under $100.  Lets face it, we buy these dresses because we want to look amazing during holiday time, but the truth is we only wear them a handful of times… So, I wanted to feature dresses that will make my fellow mommas feel like a million dollars, but won’t cost an arm and leg.  There were SO many amazing options it was hard to pick just a few, so this may be a reoccurring blog post… but for now,  here are my top picks!

little black dress under $100

Asos dress $49.83 available at (also available in red)

cocktail dress under $100

Elise Ryan dress $97.89 available at

cocktail dress under $100

Zara dress $79.90 available at

evening dress under $100

Asos dress $62.29 available at

lace dress under $100 bloomies

Kamilikulture dress $98 available at

party dress under $100

H&M dress $69.95 available at

little black dress under $100

Warehouse dress $99.67 available at

cocktail dress under $100

TFNC dress $80.09 available at

dress under $100 H&M

H&M dress $34.95 available at

cocktail dress under $100

Asos dress $71.19 available at

zara white dress under $100

Zara dress $49.90 available at

holiday dress under $100

Asos dress $56.95 available at

holiday dress under $100

Asos dress $67.63 available at

cocktail dress under $100

Zara dress $79.90 available at



There are just so many amazing finds out there right now at such a range of price points, I decided to do a special post for my favorite finds of the week for under $100. Lets face it, kids are expensive, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our personal style.  Affordable, chic and on trend, these picks are a must have no matter what your budget!  *** special note – check back tomorrow as I will be posting my top party dresses for under $100… busy working on that now.

coat under $100

Zara coat $99.90 available at

best t-shirt monki

Monki top $26.70 available at

Satchel bag Nast Gal

Nasty Gal satchel $58 available at

pants under $100

H&M corduroy pants $34.95 available at

h&M blouse

H&M blouse $29.95 available at

boots under $100

Zara boots $99.90 available at

blazer under $100

Asos blazer $80.09 available at

Rings under $20

Nasty Gal set of 6 rings $18 available at (get the balenciaga look for under $20)

shoes under $100

Asos shoes $97.89 available at

dress under $100

Asos dress $80.09 available at

knit jumpsuit under $100

Zara knit jumpsuit $99.90 available at

skinny jeans under $100

Asos jeans $53.39 available at

boots under $100

H&M boots $59.95 available at

under $100 sweatpants Zara

Zara sweatpants $19.90 available at

sweater under $100 Esprit

Esprit sweater with leather panels $80.09 available at

blouse under $100

H&M blouse $34.95 available at

boots under $100

Zara boots $89.90 available at