MOMMA NEEDS… jackets that can transition from winter to spring


Max in his denim jacket and me in tweed Rebecca Taylor – jackets are great transitional pieces to layer in winter and see you through spring!

As I have mentioned before, I have a slight addiction to jackets.  They’re the perfect item in every wardrobe – they can transition your from desk to date, the park to brunch and from the polar vortex of a winter into the much anticipated spring time. Chic, well tailored jackets are always in style, always look amazing and can transform even the most ordinary outfit in to street chic perfections!  For most of you, the winter has been long and incredibly arduous, which makes looking at all the spring/summer clothes out there seem irrelevant  - but great jackets are wearable all year round.  Layer them under your heavy coats to give you that extra protection from the cold and then as the snow melts and the sun returns your good to go for the warmer weather!  Check out some of the great new jackets that will give you the fashion lift to get you into spring summer for both you and your little ones!

First, jackets for us:

alice + olivia jacket

Alice + Olivia tweed jacket $495


Gap tweed jacket $82.60

rebecca minkoff jacket

Rebecca Minkoff jacket $368


River Island jacket $74.08

Rebecca Taylor jacket

Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket $495 

Blank denim jacket

Blank Denim jacket $145

J Brand denim jacket

J Brand denim jacket $229

forever 21 jacket

Forever 21 jacket $37.80

BB Dakota baseball jacket

BB Dakota baseball jacket $100

michael michael kors jacket

Michael Michael Kors jacket $295

free people denim jacket

Free People jacket $98

Iro jacket

Iro jacket $720


New Look jacket $64.80

L'agence jacket

L’Agence jacket $450

Lily Aldridge for Velvet jacket

Lily Aldridge for Velvet jacket $150

forever 21 denim jacket

Forever 21 denim jacket $32.80

free people patchwork jacket

Free People jacket $198

joie jacket

Joie jacket $438

Line & Dot jacket

Line & Dot jacket $150

Guess denim jacket

Guess denim jacket $96

Milly jacket

Milly jacket $550

free people moto jacket

Free People jacket $98

And for our little ones:

juicy couture jacket

Juicy couture jacket $148

boys k-way jacket

Boys K-way jacket $55

little marc jacobs windbreaker and hat

Little Marc Jacobs windbreaker & hat $212

mini boden jacket

Mini Boden jacket $40


Gap jacket $21.99


Old Navy fleece jacket $22

guess baby jacket

Guess baby jacket $45

first impressions baseball jacket

First impressions baseball jacket $24.99


Gap denim jacket $24.50


Old Navy denim jacket $22.94

Peek jacket

Peek baby jacket $38.86

diesel reversible jacket

Diesel reversible varsity jacket $99

splendid jacket

Splendid jacket $42

peek utility jacket

Peek jacket $68

children's place denim jacket

Children’s Place denim jacket $18.81

children's place jacket

Children’s Place denim jacket $22.45

DKNY jacket

DKNY jacket $19.50

circo rain coat

Circo raincoat $18.99

burberry raincoat

Burberry trench $295

jacadi knit jacket

Jacadi knit jacket $132


Old Navy jacket $19


Gap jacket $39.95

Genuine by Oshkosh

Genuine Kids by OshKosh $14

guess baby boy jacket

Guess jacket $56.50

RUNWAY REPORT – runway to red carpet predictions from NY fashion week

Its that time of year again – awards show and fashion shows – and believe me, the two go very much hand in hand.  New York’s Autumn Winter collections have just finished so I wanted to do a post on all me runway to red carpet predictions for the upcoming Oscars.  This runway report has nothing to do about the practical trends we will be wearing come fall – this is all about the hollywood glamour we can keep an eye out for when the Academy Awards happen in the beginning of March.  I am going to help you be in the know so you can keep up with all the E! reporters on the red carpet.  The major trends are much the same as we’ve been seeing: black, white, black and white, red, metallics, embellishment, sheer, prints and lots and lots of leg! That’s right, shoes will once again get their chance to shine on the red carpet with more hi-low hemlines and thigh high slits that keep on going…  You may even notice a nod to 80′s over the top glam as well as 90′s subdued minimalism.  Glamour is everywhere and figuring out what you want to see your favorite Oscar contender to be wearing can be great fun – so check out some of my favorite gowns from NY fashion week and make your runway to red carpet predictions! My one to watch is Lupita Nyong’o who can do no wrong when it comes to here red carpet decisions – will she wear Ralph Lauren again, go for a pop of bright color or do something completely unexpected?  Seeing runway translate to the red carpet is one of my favorite things – so check out some of the fabulous frocks that designer are creating that are making celebrities and their stylist vie for!  PS – if you click any of the pics it’ll take you to that designer’s Autumn/Winter ’14 collection on (my favorite site) so you can see all the latest designs for yourself!

Ralph Lauren oscar gown predictions

Ralph Lauren A/W 2014 top oscar gown contenders

runway to red carpet predictions

Oscar de la Renta A/W ’14 top oscar gown contenders

runway to red carpet oscar contenders

Marchesa AW ’14 top oscar gown contenders

red carpet predictions for 2014 oscars

Carolina Herrera A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

runway to redcarpet

J. Mendel A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

donna karan oscar down contenders

Donna Karan A/W ’14 Oscar gown contenders

oscar gown predictions

Monique LHuillier A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

Zac Posen oscar gowns

Zac Posen A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

runway to red carpet oscar dress predictions

Kaufmanfranco A/W ’14 oscar gown predictions

Prabal Gurung runway to red carpet oscar gowns

Prabal Gurung A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders


MATERNITY MONDAY… maternity clothes for stylish moms to-be!

Your monday doesn’t have to be manic – but when you’re expecting the thought of what to wear can be daunting – so let me help by bringing you the latest and greatest maternity clothes!  No matter what your lifestyle or circumstances, figuring out how to style the bump can be overwhelming at times (believe me, it was for me – and I’m a professional stylist!)  so check out some of the fabulous new maternity clothes to help keep you comfortable and looking your best throughout pregnancy!

maternity clothes

New Look maternity dress $24.06


Isabella Oliver maternity blazer $312.97

splendid maternity tank

Splendid maternity tank $55

maternity clothes

Asos maternity skirt $37.04


Asos maternity dress $74.08

topshop snakeskin print maternity top

Topshop maternity shirt $80

citizens of humanity maternity jeans

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans $178

maternity clothes

Asos maternity dress $55.56

great maternity cothes

New Look maternity sweatshirt $33.32


Asos maternity jeans $55.56

Isabella Oliver maternity and nursing dress

Isabella Oliver maternity and nursing dress $155


Asos matt maternity leggings $37.04


Mama.licious maternity top $33.33

Topshop maternity jacket

Topshop maternity jacket $120


Mama.licious maternity turtleneck $46.30


Asos maternity skirt $46.30

japanese weekend maternity mama jacket

Japanese Weekend maternity “mama” jacket $258 (has interchangeable panel – one for pregnancy and one to go over a baby carrier once little one has arrived!)

SHOP THE LOOK SUNDAY…. how to wear the latest trends

It’s shop the look sunday where I show you how to wear the latest trends I covered this week.  This week I covered polka dots, jeans that aren’t skinny and power colors.  Check out some of my suggestions for how to wear the latest trends from desk to date and from the park to brunch.  Versatility is key when making a purchase – you want to make sure there’s more than one way to wear the item and that it is flexible enough to suit all your needs.  Moms are pretty much superheroes and what we wear is our costume for tackling all that life throws our way – so knowing how to wear the latest trends is essential for saving time (its one less thing to fret over in the morning) and looking great!  Check out some great ways to wear the trends – and don’t forget, as with everything on here,  if you click the pic you can shop the look!

how to wear the latest trends - polka dots desk to date

How to wear polka dots from desk to date  - keep it classic with a pencil skirt and great accessories – click the pic to shop the look!

polka dots from the park to brunch

How to wear polka dots from the park to brunch – perfect with white (or black) skinny jeans, sandals and simple jewelry. Click the pic to shop the look!

non skinny jeans desk to date

How to wear non skinny jeans from desk to date – keep the denim black and wear with a classic jacket and simple jewels – click the pic to shop the look!

non skinny jeans from the park to brunch

How to wear non skinny jeans from the park to brunch with friends – pair with a wedge and a simple top for effortless elegance! Click the pic to shop the look!

power colors desk to date

How to wear the power color hot pink from desk to date – pair it with a great blazer and fabulous statement jewels. Click the pic to shop the look!

hot pink from the park to brunch

How to wear the same hot pink dress from the park to brunch – put with a great pair of flat sandals, tote bag and layered personal jewelry. Click the pic to shop the look!

MOMMA LOVES… power colors (red and bright pink) for V-DAY!

power colors for valentines day

My Valentine, Max, in his red Lacoste polo and me in my highlighter pink J Brand neoprene top

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  In honor of a day that celebrates love – I wanted to do a post on those lovely power colors – red and bright pink!  Red has been THE power color forever (I mean, you only have to look at the RED carpet trends recently to know that) but pink is one of the hot new power colors that will get you noticed and make a statement!  Yes it can be feminine and girly – but I’m talking about the bright, electric, neon shades of pink that exude confidence and strength.  Whether in the work place, at home or out on the town wearing these bold hues will always get attention and appreciation.  The warmth in red and bright pinks will illuminate skin tone and give you that glow usually reserved for pregnancy and oxygen facials!  I always say, bright color will get you noticed in a sea of black, and that is particularly beneficially when you have a little on you’re always trying to keep an eye on (and so they always know how to find you!).  So, celebrate valentines day and every day by investing in some great power colors for both you and your little one – and don’t be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve this valentines day – being strong also means letting your loved ones know how much you care!

First, power colors (pink and red) for us!

Alice + Olivia dress

Alice + Olivia dress $330

diane von furstenberg dress

Diane Von Furstenberg dress $285

Madewell top

Madewell top $88


Warehouse camisole $27.78

Rag & Bone coat

Rag & Bone coat (zips off to become a jacket) $906.50

hugo boss coat

Boss by Hugo Boss coat $521.99

free people skirt

Free People skirt $38


Asos pencil skirt $40.74

Rag & Bone:JEAN pullover

Rag & Bone/JEAN pullover $195

J Crew sweater

J Crew sweater $85

Black Halo dress

Black Halo dress $345


Asos dress $37.04

free people harem pants

Free People harem pants $68

jenni kayne pants

Jenni Kayne pants $295

wildfox tee

Wildfox tee $84

Finders Keepers top

Finders Keepers top $128

nanette lepore dress

nanette Lepore dress $298


Asos dress $44.45

Milly skirt

Milly skirt $295

anthropologie skirt

Anthropologie skirt $98

christopher Kane jacket

Christopher Kane jacket $1685

Isabel Marant jacket
Isabel Marant jacket $1265
LNA tee

LNA tee $49

amanda uprichard top

Amanda Uprichard top $193


Asos dress $83.34

susanna monaco dress

Susanna Monaco dress $189

Splendid pants

Splendid pants $108

J Brand jeans

J Brand jeans $185

moschino cheap and chic top

Moschino cheap and chic top $415

J Brand neoprene top

J Brand neoprene top $195

And power colors (red and pink) for our little ones!

ralph lauren dress and bloomers set

Ralph Lauren dress and bloomers set $75

Ralph Lauren shortall

Ralph Lauren shortall $35

splendid tunic

Splendid tunic $49.50

mini boden sweatshirt

Mini Boden sweatshirt $44

tea collection body suit and leggings

Tea Collection body suit and leggings $42

Gap jeans $24.95

jumping beans peacoat

Jumping Beans peacoat $25

ADD jacket

ADD down jacket $161.25


Gap sweater dress $34.99


Old Navy bodysuit $10

hello kitty tutu

Hello Kitty tutu $16

mini boden pants

Mini Boden pants $32


Old Navy romper $12

ralph lauren sweater

Ralph Lauren sweater $41.25

pinkalicious book and pj set

Pinkalicious book and pj set $30

just one you by cater's sleepset

Just One You by Carter’s 4 pc sleep set $14.99

Peek jeans

Peek jeans $48


Gap sweatpants $19.95

cherokee cardigan

Cherokee cardigan $14

epic threads t-shirt

Epic Threads t-shirt $9

j crew one piece

J Crew one piece $29.50

Chaps polo creeper

Chaps polo creeper $15.40

mini boden dress

Mini Boden dress $48


Old Navy polo $7

J Crew baby cashmere sweater

J Crew baby cashmere sweater $145

moncler puffer vest

Moncler puffer vest $195


MOMMA NEEDS… non skinny jeans for women and children


Max and I in our non-skinny jeans (me in J Brand love story flares and Max in Gap relaxed fit)

So, skinny jeans have been in for several years now…  They are not showing any sign of going anywhere any time soon.  I  like skinny jeans, I think they’re great and I think they are flattering on most body types – but I also think its time to change it up and look for some non skinny jeans.  A lot of women may not feel comfortable in the skin tight jeans that have dominated the market – so I wanted to do a post on all the amazing non skinny jeans option out there to keep you comfortable and looking your best!  The denim market is so enormous and such a huge part of every wardrobe so its important that we all find our perfect pair.  Non skinny jeans could mean a flared leg, a wide leg or even just a more subtle boot cut – all incredibly wearable and chic.  I actually get so many compliments when I wear my flares because they actually are so flattering and people aren’t used to see in the silhouette!  Non skinny jeans are also great for our little ones because, lets face it, getting them dressed can be a hard enough challenge without having to find a way to shimmy up a pair of skinnies!  So, check out some of my favorite non skinny jeans for us and our little ones!

First for us:

MIH flare jeans

MIH flared jeans $189

free people flared jeans

Free People flared jeans $78

j brand love story flares

J Brand flared jeans $238


Asos jeans $59.26

Rachel Zoe flared jeans

Rachel Zoe flared jeans $150

Rag & Bone/Jean flared jeans

Rag & Bone/JEANS flared jeans $275

free people relaxed jeans

Free People relaxed jeans $78

Paige jeans

Paige Jeans flared leg $189

KUT from the Koth boot cut jeans

Kut from the Kloth boot cut jeans $89

hudson boot cut jeans

Hudson boot cut jeans $189

Blank Denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $92

Frame Denim flared jeans

Frame Denim flared jeans $229

kensie jeans

Kensie jeans $98

7 for all mankind flared jeans

7 for All Mankind flared jeans $255

And for those in search of something not so skinny but not so flared – check out some great straight leg jeans:

citizens of humanity jeans

Citizens of Humanity jeans $238

Paige Denim straight jeans

Paige Denim straight jeans $132.30

7 for all mankind straight jeans

7 for All Mankind straight jeans $165

blank denim straight jeans

Blank Denim jeans $97

Rag & Bone:JEAN cigarette jeans

Rag & Bone/JEAN cigarette jeans $146.30

A Gold E straight jeans

A Gold E straight leg jeans $68.60

Hudson cigarette jeans

Hudson cigarette jeans $132.30

And for the little ones:

7 for all mankind baby's first year jeans set

7 For All Mankind baby’s first year jeans set (of 3) $89
**yes, these look skinny but also very soft and I love the idea of babies first set of jeans! great gift!


Gap fleece lined loose jeans $29.95

levi's bootcut jeans

Levi’s bootcut jeans $24.99

True Religion bootcut jeans

True Religion bootcut jeans $150

mini boden jeans

Mini Boden jeans $34

Levi's baby jeans

Levi’s baby jeans $36


Gap jeans $29.99


Old Navy jeans $10

levi's flare jeans

Levi’s flare jeans $19.20

Tucker + Tate baby jeans

Tucker + Tate jeans $36


Old Navy jeans $10


Gap straight fit jeans $29.95


Gap baby jeans $24.95

Joe's jeans

Joe’s straight jeans $39

J Crew jeans

J Crew cowgirl jeans $68

sonoma style straight leg jeans

Sonoma Style straight leg jeans $22

MOMMA LOVES… high tops and highchairs!

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Max’s high-tops and my Isabel Marant wedge sneakers – its all about high tops and highchairs baby!

High tops are so popular, it doesn’t matter if you’re 2 years old or 50 years old, if you’re a soccer mom or a fashionista mom, these sneakers are hot!  They’re comfortable and yes, incredibly stylish!  Whether you prefer a wedged high top sneaker (to give you a bit of extra height) or something more streamline and flat, there are so many incredible options that will have you chasing your little one with ease and finesse!  They look great paired with skinny jeans or even a maxi dress – celebs have been rocking this look (with the help of designer Isabel Marant’s perfect wedge hi tops) for years.  I am no athlete and actually have not owned sneakers for years until this trend hit the big time – now I have my Zara wedge sneakers and I recently invested in the Isabel Marant’s…  This is a trend I hope is here to stay – I can keep up with my little one and then, without missing a beat, head out on stylist pulls or brunch with my girlfriends – done and done.   They’re one part ironic and one part heaven sent!  Great for out busy lifestyle and also perfect for our little one’s play schedule.  Oh, and I threw in some great highchair options just to sweeten the post!

First high tops for us:

isabel marant wedge sneakers

Isabel Marant wedge sneakers $695 ***special note on these – go up a size – a full size they run small!!

nike dunk sky hi wedge

Nike dunk sky hi wedge sneakers $120

Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge sneakers

Marc by Marc Jacobs sneakers $348

forever 21 hi tops

Forever 21 hi tops $39.80

Be & D sneakers

Be & D hi tops $158

Converse high-tops leopard print

Converse sneakers $19.98

Ash wedge sneakers

Asos hi tops $77.78

Ash hi tops

Ash hi tops $295

DKNY wedge sneakers

DKNY wedge sneakers $150

converse high-tops

Converse high-tops $55

Christian Louboutin high tops

Christian Louboutin high tops $1095

nike dunks wedge sneakers

Nike dunks wedge sneakers $125

aldo wedge sneakers

Aldo wedge sneakers $54.98

Giuseppe Zanotti high top

Giuseppe Zanotti high top sneaker $850

Adidas high tops

Adidad high tops $64.95

Ash snakeskin wedge sneakers

Ash wedge sneakers $225

Converse high tops sneakers

Converse high-tops $74.95

High tops for the little ones:

nike kids sneaker

Nike sneakers $42

Converse kids

Converse high-tops $26.95

adidas sneaker

adidas sneaker $43.95

supra sneaker

Supra sneaker $39.95

toms sneaker

Toms sneakers $37.95

Converse mid tops

Converse sneakers $28.99

Steve Madden sneakers

Stever Madden sneakers $65

DC Shoes sneakers

DC Shoes sneakers $34.99

disney sophia high-top

Disney sophia high-top $22.99

vans high-top

Vans sneakers $23.96


Old Navy baby high-tops $17

armani jr high-tops

Armani Jr high-tops $115

Circo sneakers

Circo toddler sneakers $19.99


Gap sneakers $29.95

converse girls high-tops

Converse high-tops #22.17

nike ruckus sneaker

Nike sneakers $58

nike baby sneaker

Nike sneakers $40

toms high-top sneakers

Toms sneakers $22.77

And a couple of great highchairs for good measure:

Boon highchair

Boon highchair $229.95 (ultimate – wish I had gotten this one – I have highchair envy when I go to my friend’s house!)

Graco duo diner

Graco duo diner highchair $125.99 (this one is brilliant because it converts to a booster seat for when little one gets older)

Inglesia fast table chair

Inglesia fast table chair $49.99 (great to take with you place – clips on to any table)

bloom baby highchair

Bloom Baby highchair $450 (the chicest out there – perfect for design lovers)

Oxo Tot highchair

Oxo Tot highchair $249.99

bloom baby urban highchair

Bloom Baby “urban” highchair $149 (fold up super thin for easy storage in tight spaces)

Stokke baby highchair

Stokke Baby highchair $249.99

chicco highchair

Chicco highchair $129.99


MOMMA LOVES… polka dots


Just taking the pups for a walk in our polka dots and micro prints (sadly max’s are concealed by the gorgeous pups!)

Polka dots are hardly a trend and more of a staple.  Feminine, sweet and yet effortlessly cool there is something about polka dots that keeps us coming back for more.  They’re classic and safe but there’s noting twee about these spots.  Now a days they’re more graphic, bold, varied and interesting.  Polka dots are great graphic prints which feel safe and familiar yet they can still be strong and modern.   Whether you like pretty and preppy or prefer a bit of an edge there are polka dots for every style that can take you from the office to the park to a night out on the town.  This print is fun and easy to wear – perfect on our little ladies because they have that feminine youthful appeal but they can still be grown up and sophisticated for us momma’s as well!  For the little boys, since they’re is not as much for them in terms of polka dots, I wanted to expand the print to include all micro prints…  As the mom of a little guy, I know sometimes it feels as though boys clothing aren’t as fun… Perhaps, its because boys clothes aren’t scaled down versions of our own – but believe me, there are so many AMAZING options for our baby boys that I want to share with you.  So, check out some of the great polka dots and micro prints for us and our little rascals!

First polka dots for us:


Closet dress $83.84

Rebecca Taylor top

Rebecca Taylor top $295

paige jeans

Paige Denim jeans $169

J Crew t-shirt

J Crew t-shirt $40

Sophia Webster flats

Sophia Webster flats $420

Michael Michael Kors tote bag

Michael Michael Kors tote bag $248

bb dakota dress

BB Dakota dress $57

topshop jacket

Topshop jacket $116

Phillip Lim sweatpants

Phillip Lim sweatpants $325

Club Monaco sweater

Club Monaco sweater $119.50


River Island skirt $40.74

Phillip Lim bag

Phillip Lim bag $995


House of Holland nail appliqué’s $11.11

charles phillip shangai flats

Charles Phillip Shanghai flats $195

alice & olivia sweater

Alice & Olivia sweater $231 (with removable collar)


Asos pants $33.33

Joie dress

Joie dress $298

Forever 21 jeans

Forever 21 jeans $24.80

Bella Dahl top

Bella Dahl polka dot chambray top $140


Monki sweater $55.56

giuseppe zanotti pumps

Giuseppe Zanotti pumps $775

Kate Spade cross body bag

Kate Spade cross body bag $228

 Giuseppe zanotti sling backs

Giusppe Zanotti sling backs $675
adrianna pappell dress

Adriana Pappell dress $178

forever 21 tee

Forever 21 tee $14.80

joie top

Joie top $238


Glamorous dress $51.85

mulnberry sweatshirt

Mulberry sweatshirt $670


Gap shoes $39.95

MArni tote bag

Marni tote bag $850

Katie Grand loves hogan sneakers

Katie Grand Loves Hogan sneakers $425

For the little ladies:

Isabel Garreton sundress

Isabel Garreton sundress $76

junior gaultier dress

Junior Gaultier dress $128


Gap one piece $29.95

ralph lauren skirt

Ralph Lauren skirt $22.22

mini boden dress and bloomers

Mini Boden dress and bloomers $24

DKNY top and leggings set

DKNY top and leggings set $46

jumping beans skirt

Jumping Beans skirt $5.49

Sonoma Style cardigan

Sonoma Style cardigan $13

tucker + tate tunic

Tucker + Tate tunic $30

Cherokee skirt

Cherokee skirt $14


Old Navy romper $14


Old Navy romper $15


Gap poncho $49.95

cherokee coat

Cherokee coat $23.08

carter's dress and cardigan set

Carter’s dress and cardigan set $14.99

London Fog trench coat

London Fog trench coat $32.20

Tartine et Chocolat romper

Tartine et Chocolat romper $85

Burberry dress $250

Burberry dress $250

Carter's dress and romper set

Carter’s dress and romper set $12.99


Old Navy dress $15

And polka dots and micro prints for our little guys:

Stella McCartney t-shirt

Stella McCartney t-shirt $45


Gap one piece $22.95

J Crew snowsuit

J Crew snowsuit $128

Carter's 5 pc onesies

Carter’s 5pc (animal print) onesie set $16.99

ralph lauren coverall

ralph lauren coverall $27.50

Kissy Kissy playsuit and hat

Kissy Kissy playsuit and hat set $54

Kitestrings by Hartstrings pants

Kitestrings by Harrtsrings pants $36


Old Navy one piece $12

hartstings t-shirt

Hartstrings shirt $32

Stem baby 3 pc set

Stem Baby 3 pc set $38

aden and anais easy swaddle

Aden and Anais east swaddle $19.99

carters set

Carter’s shorts and polo set $14

tucker + tate pjs

Tucker + Tate pajama set $28

Peek whale print shorts

Peek whale print shorts $39.50


Old Navy shirt $15

Sovereign code dino pants

Sovereign Code dino print pants $35

volcom tee

Volcom Boys tee $16.50


Gap pajama set $29

nununu pants

Nununu pants $50

Hatley raincoat

Hatley raincoat $53

Peek t-shirt

Peek t-shirt $28

mini boden track pants

Mini Boden track pants $32


MOMMA KNOWS… coconut oil is a miracle product

Coconut oil is the little product that could.  First of all, my husband can’t (like many others out there) have anything with dairy in it…  Well, the first amazing thing coconut oil can do is substitute butter or shortening in baking and cooking.  Not only does it taste amazing in deserts but it’s also healthier and more efficient (it has a higher smoke point!) than even olive or vegetable oils when used for cooking.  But coconut oil has many home remedy benefits but the ones I use it and love it for is as a natural moisturizer for me and my little one.  Nothing can cure dry itchy skin (or even cradle cap for babies) better than coconut oil – its THE most natural and effective remedy.  When rubbed into skin during pregnancy it can help prevent stretch marks, it can cure dry chapped elbows, be used on nipples when breast feeding and even clear up baby’s diaper rash!  If you don’t already have this in your home you need it now and you will never turn back!

coconut oil

Coconut Oil $14.95

Also, just because I have found it endlessly useful – I am obsessed with this gluten free brownie mix by King Arthur.  I use coconut oil in place of butter or vegetable oil making it gluten AND dairy free…. It is delicious! I know sometime the thought of dairy free and gluten fee insinuates disgusting – but they’re so moist, amazing and (for busy moms) they take NO time!  PS – for those less scared of dairy I do sometime chop up half of a dark chocolate candy bar (with something like mint, caramel or sea salt almonds) and add them to the mix – takes everything up a notch and makes them look that much more homemade!

king arthur gluten free brownie mix

King Arthur gluten free brownie mix $7.79

MATERNITY MONDAY… style the bump with the best maternity clothes!

So, you’re pregnant, which is the best scariest news you’ve ever gotten – now comes the question of how to style the bump.  What to wear when you’re expecting has been a question women have wrestled with since the beginning of time.   Your body will be changing every day for the next 9 months (and then for however long it takes after that to get back to where you want to be) so how do you prepare for that?  How do you style the bump for all it’s various stages and still look amazing and feel like yourself?  I’m here to help make suggestions so that you can keep your style (while you let go of your body).  Maternity clothes have made leaps and bounds over the last decade and these are not the frumpy frocks our mom’s had to wear.  Whether you’re working mom, a stay at home mom, a going to be a first time mom – check out some great options for you to style the bump and look your best!


Mamalicious trench coat $120.37


Asos maternity dress $46.30


Gap top $24.95


Isabella Oliver track pants $109.26

maternal america maternity dress

Maternal America dress $170

tory burch diaper bag

Tory Burch diaper bag $350


Asos maternity top $40.74

DL 1961 maternity jeans

DL1961 maternity jeans $168


Old Navy maternity maxi dress $30


Asos maternity cardigan $51.85

topshop maternity sweater

Topshop maternity sweater $76

topshop skirt

Topshop skirt $48


Isabella Oliver wrap dress $175.93


New Look maternity blouse $33.32


New Look maternity jeans $37.02

coach diaper bag

Coach diaper bag $298

maternal america maternity shift dress

Maternal America dress $146


Asos maternity leggings $22.22

topshop maternity shirt

Topshop maternity shirt $68

Tees by Tina maternity dress

Tees by Tina maternity dress $98