MOMMA WANTS… peter pilotto for target (fab fashion for less!)

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Peter Pilotto for Target is in stores, on line and ready for purchase now! Run, don’t walk!

As I mentioned on Friday, the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration has arrived!  Fabulous high fashion in the most exquisite prints are available for us at a fraction of the price.  Seriously, get it now before it sells out and will only be available on ebay for 5 times the price!  Peter Pilotto are an amazing design duo out of London who are all about incredible cuts and incredible prints, and usually sells from just under $1k and up…  Peter Pilotto’s collaboration with Target has been the talk of the fashion world and every editor, blogger and stylist have been fighting to get their hands on these items…  Every piece is gorgeous and, wait for it, under $100 – most of it under $50!  Check out some of my favorite pieces from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection – and click on any picture to take you there and shop away!!!

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Peter Pilotto dress $49.99

peter pilotto skirt

Peter Pilotto skirt $34.99

peter pilotto for target top

Peter Pilotto  top $29.99

Peter Pilotto for T skirt

Peter Pilotto skirt $34.99

Peter Pilotto sweatshirt

Peter Pilotto for Target sweatshirt $29.99

peter pilotto tote bag

Peter Pilotto  tote bag $39.99

PEter P dress

Peter Pilotto for Target dress $29.99

peter pilotto pencil skirt

Peter Pilotto for Target skirt $34.99

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Peter Pilotto for Target dress $44.99

Peter Pilotto tank

Peter Pilotto for Target tank top $24.99

 peter pilotto slip ons

Peter Pilotto slip-ons $29.99

SHOP THE LOOK SUNDAY – how to wear the latest trends

Its shop the look sunday time again, but this week I wanted to take a moment to illustrate how to wear the latest trends.  Basically, I’m taking some of the top trends that I have featured this week and giving you two outfits with the same item which will take you from desk to date and then from the park to brunch.  So., for example, take the same graphic print skirt and pair it with a simple tee and sandals and it can easily take you from the park with the kids to brunch with the ladies (give or take some jewels) and then another option when we take that same skirt and let it take you from the office to off for the evening.  Wearability is key – so when you purchase an item you want to make sure it is flexible enough to meet all your fashion needs – so let me show you some great ideas on how to wear the latest trends.

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How to wear the graphic print skirt from desk to date – click the pick to shop the look!

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The graphic print skirt can then take you from the park to brunch – click the pic to shop the look!

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Nautical inspire wedges – take them from desk to date – click the pic to shop the look!

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How to wear nautical wedges from a playdate to a lunch date – click the pic to shop the look!

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how to wear the leather jacket that’s not black – it can take you easily from desk to date – click the pic to shop the look!

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How to wear leather jackets (that aren’t black) from the park date to the lunch date – click the pic to shop the looks!

 

MOMMA LOVES… fab fashion under 100 dollars

Kids are expensive and yes, we have to make plenty of sacrifices…  Lucky for us, just because we don’t have as much disposable income doesn’t mean we have to skimp on personal style. There is just SO much amazing fashion under 100 dollars to keep us looking chic on a budget!  In fact, February 9th, another major high end meets the masses collaboration is making its debut – Peter Pilotto for Target…  Mark it on your calendar’s people – not since Isabel Marant for H&M have fashionistas been in such a tizzy to get their hands on something…  Peter Pilotto are a design duo based in the UK who are renowned for their incredible silhouettes and other worldly prints.  Ordinarily their designs start around $1k so this is pretty major, so stay tuned for some incredible fashion for under 100 dollars from their Target collection!  In the meantime, check out some of the other amazing clothes, accessories and jewelry that will make you look like a million dollars without breaking the bank!

fashion under 100 dollars

Bobi cashmere and terri jacket $96

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Mango top $41.80

free people skirt

Free People skirt $88

forever 21 sandals

Forever 21 sandals $8.80

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Vila trench coat $92.60

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Asos top $22.22

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Jones + Jones skirt $74.08

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River Island shoes $92.60

juliet and company necklace

Juliet and Company necklace $80

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Asos dress $37.04

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Asos bag $29.63

Free People strappy bra

Free People strappy bra $58

free people button down

Free People button down $88

Blank boyfriend jeans

Blank Denim boyfriend jeans $88

shoes cult sandals

Shoe Cult sandals $68

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Oasis top $64.82

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Asos skirt $70.37

Aldo bag

Aldo bag $55

Forever 21 sandal

Forever 21 sandal $32.80

Tai bracelet

Tai bracelet $50 (nice to stack a couple of these together)
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Tai bracelet $50

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Asos dress $64.82

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Asos clutch $64.82

Zara sandals

Zara sandals $59.90

Helmut Lang tee

Helmut Lang tee $90

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New Look necklace $27.76

Blank denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $78

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Oasis blazer $74.08

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Asos shoes $74.08

and stay tuned for February 9th…  Peter Pilotto for Target… Get your print on!

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Peter Pilotto for Target coming Feb. 9th 2014

MOMMA LOVES… the peasant blouse

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Max and I in our peasant blouses… Max’s actually came from his Papou’s last trip to Greece!

The peasant blouse is both simple yet chic and beautiful.  There’s a nostalgia about it – a peasant blouse always take me back to my childhood when my mom would dress me in smocked dresses (which she would make herself) and little embroidered blouses which seemed to highlight my greek heritage…   There is a bohemian simplicity to the look which allows it to be referential yet still very modern.  The peasant blouse will always be popular among women and children because its comfortable, sweet and feminine without being overly fussy.  Its timeless and while it may have been what my Greek ancestors wore on a little island over a hundred years ago, it is also what I wear today.  Whether I’m running errands or going out for dinner – its universal appeal has never wavered.  You really can’t tell whether a peasant blouse was bought from Barneys or on the side of a road in Spain.  In fact, you will find that a lot of designers who feature a peasant blouse in their collections were inspired from their travels.  Its funny to think back to the peasant blouses of my childhood and see that those tops are still as ever present in the kids market today.  I love the boho baby look an the peasant blouse is the easiest way to accomplish the look.  Of course, for little boys, it may be more about the fabric, the fit or overall feel – clearly there is not a huge market for boys blouses, but check out some of my favorite peasant blouses for us and our mini-me’s!

First the peasant blouse for us:

Love Sam top

Love Sam top $145

Jen's Pirate Booty blouse

Jen’s Pirate Booty blouse $72

forever 21 peasant top

Forever 21 top $19.80

Joe's Jeans tunic

Joe’s Jeans tunic $178

Free People blouse

Free People blouse $83

anthropologie top

Anthropologie top $148

forever21 top

Forever 21 top $22.80

Isabel Marant blouse

Isabel Marant blouse $635

free people top

Free People to $98

Sanctuary top

Sanctuary top $109

Forever 21 blouse

Forever 21 blouse $22.80

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent top

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent top $288

Jen's Pirate booty top

Jen’s Pirate Booty top $121

Free People peasant blouse

Free People top $98

Lucky Brand top

Lucky Brand top $59.50

joie blouse

Joie blouse $214

free people pullover

Free People top $168

For our little ladies:

J crew girls top

J Crew peasant top $59.50

OshKosh Bgosh top

OshKosh B’Gosh tunic $15.40

mini boden top

Mini Boden top $38

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Gap top $26.95

peek top

Peek top $48

Ralph Lauren top

Ralph Lauren top $39.50

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Old Navy top $12

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Gap top $26.95

nili lotan new generation top

Nili Lotan New Generation top $84

Carter's top

Carter’s top $14

ralph lauren blouse

Ralph Lauren blouse $45

first impressions peasant tops

First Impressions peasant top $14.99

mini boden baby top

Mini Boden top $28

peek baby top

Peek top $34

And boho tops for our little boys…

Marie Chantal shirt

Marie Chantal shirt $106

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Gap henley $18.95

zara top

Zara shirt $25.90

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Old Navy henley $10

J Crew top

J Crew top $48

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Gap henley bodysuit $10.46

Tartine et Chocolat top

Tartine et Chocolat top $92

jacadi outfit

Jacadi outfit $82

zara shirt

Zara shirt $19.90

peek boys shirt

Peek shirt $16.98

MOMMA LOVES… leather jackets (that aren’t black)

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Flashback to when I was about 6 months pregnant – me and some girlfriends getting made over by a 4 year old and rocking our leather jackets (none of them black)

Great leather jackets never go out of fashion.  They’re the perfect item to have in every wardrobe to give you that extra warmth as well as that extra bit of style.  I’m sure most of us have acquired at least one leather jacket – but I’m not talking about the classic one in black…. I’m talking about show stopping leather jackets that AREN’T black.  Just in time for spring (and the eventual end to the polar vortex) leather jackets are everywhere and they are in the most amazing colors – from safer browns and treys to white, light pink and various other dusty colors.  They’re soft, supple and gorgeous!  The brilliant thing about a great leather jacket that’s classic and beautiful is that, while it might be one of the most expensive things in your wardrobe, it will also be the item you wear the most and for the longest.  These leather jackets aren’t just an extra layer – they are the final touch to a perfect outfit.

Barbara Bui jacket

Barbara Bui jacket $1698

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Selected jacket $351.86

forever 21 faux leather jacket

Forever 21 faux leather jacket $32.80

Iro jacket

Iro jacket $1250

BB Dakota leather jacket

BB Dakota leather jacket $286

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Muuba jacket $370.38

Etoile Isabel Marant jacket

Etoile Isabel Marant jacket $1245

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Cusp by Neiman Marcus faux leather jacket $98

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LaMarque jacket $390

J BRand leather jacket

J Brand leather jacket $1195

Sam Edelman faux jacket

Circus by Sam Edelman faux leather jacket $138

Sandro jacket

Sandro jacket $1140

Kors by Michael Kors leather jacket

Kors by Michael Kors jacket $430

Lovers + Friends jacket

Lovers + Friends jacket $217

andrew marc leather jacket

Andrew Marc jacket $795

Iro leather jacket

Iro jacket $1690

zara faux leather jacket

Zara faux leather jacket $129

Rick Owens jacket

Rick Owens jacket $2555

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Muuba jacket $731.50

Halogen faux leather jacket

Halogen faux leather jacket $178

marc by marc jacobs jacket

Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket $898

MOMMA LOVES… nautical accessories for women and children

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Max’s Toms and My Louboutins are getting ready for a nod to nautical this summer!

One of the most classic and ever present trends is the nautical look – its clean, polished, elegant and and overall effortless classic.  I recently did a post on stripes and thought I needed to follow it up with a nod to nautical accessories.  There are just so many beautiful options out there that can add that extra bit of something special to your look.  Nautical accessories don’t have to be all anchors and rope – the sailor vibe can be accomplished with something striped or a simple as anything red, white and/or blue color.  The look feels fresh, yet safe and easy to wear.  Nautical accessories will always be in vogue because by their very simplicity are definitively chic.  Of course, for our little ones, nautical accessories just give their look that preppy polish that’s so incredibly cute and perfect for the spring time ahead.  I can never get enough of babies and kids in a nautical look – its sweet, innocent and equally cute for little boys and girls.  So check out some of my favorite nautical accessories: tote bags, sandals, wedges, espadrilles and so much more for both you and your little ones.

First, nautical accessories for us:

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Tory Burch wedge $250

Deux lux tote

Deux lux tote $115

Kate Spade sandals

Kate Spade sandals $78

Rebecca Minkoff tote

Rebecca Minkoff tote $255

Soludos espadrilles

Soludos espadrilles $43

Tory Burch bag

Tory Burch bag $475

charlotte olympia sandal

Charlotte Olympia sandal $675

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Asos bag $51.85

BCBG wedges

BCBG wedges $250

topshop tote bag

Topshop tote bag $76

keds sneaker

Keds sneakers $49.95

Fendi tote bag

Fendi tote bag $1000

toms wedges

Toms wedges $68.95

J crew bag

J Crew bag $55

Sophia Webster wedges

Sophia Webster wedges $250

alice and olivia tote bag

Alice + Olivia tote bag $495

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River Island sandals $46.30

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Fiorelli bag $109.26
schutz wedges

Schutz wedges $195.99

Jonathan Adler tote

Jonathan Adler tote bag $198

forever21 flats

Forever 21 flats $22.80

Charlotte Olympia clutch

Charlotte Olympia clutch $1095 (transparent clutch with a trio of nautical inspired inserts)

Kate Spade wedge espadrille

Kate Spade wedge espadrille $278

topshop tote

Topshop tote bag $70

Charlotte Olympia sandals

Charlotte Olympia sandals $845

sophie anderson bag

Sophie Anderson bag $420

And nautical accessories for our little ones:

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Gap sandals $12.95

vans

Vans for Crew Cuts sneakers $45

Ralph Laruen espadrilles

Ralph Lauren espadrilles $30

Toms slip ons

Toms slip ons $31.95

Michael Michael Kors espadrille

Michael Michael Kors espadrilles $54

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Old Navy slip one $12.50

just one you by carters sandals

Just One Your by Carter’s sandals $7.99

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Gap baby loafers $24.95

Sperry boat shoe

Sperry boat shoe $54.95

superga sneaker

Superga sneaker $44

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Old Navy espadrilles $10

just one you by Carters slip ons

Just One You by Carter’s newborn slip ons $7.99

mini Melissa mary janes

Mini Melissa mary janes $55

Havaianas flip flops

Havainas flip flops $17

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Gap sandal $19.95

ralph laruen deck shoes

Ralph Lauren deck shoes $34

jumping beans shoes

Jumping Beans shoes $14.99

circo slip ons

Circo slip ons $16.99

trumpette slip ons

Trumpette slip ons $32

Havaianas infant flip flops

Havaianas flip flops $17

MOMMA WANTS… fabulous shoes

That’s right, my birthday is just a week away and as a consolation prize (a prize to console me about getting a year older) I’m hoping for some fabulous shoes to lift my spirits!  Its not every day I turn 27 (wink wink – I’d also like to lose a decade for my birthday) and it’s good to want things – so I wanted to share with you some of the fabulous shoes that are new, fresh, and might one day be mine…  These are the aspirational shoes – the, are these shoes or are they art? shoes.  These are the fabulous shoes that people will be talking about around the water cooler tomorrow (well, if you work at Conde Nast anyway).   Yes they’re insanely expensive and beyond impractical, but these are collectors items, these are show stoppers, these are the type of shoes that made me fall in love with fashion…  Check out some of the amazingly fabulous shoes that would make Carrie Bradshaw sweat (and your kids might think they’re pretty cool too)!

brian atwood puzzle shoes

Brian Atwood puzzle shoes $1795

valentino pumps

Valentino pumps $945

charlotte olympia pumps

Charlotte Olympis pumps $1195

christian Louboutin pumps

Christian Louboutin pumps $1075

nicholas kirkwood shoes

Nicholas Kirkwood shoes $810

sophia webster killer heels

Sophia Webster “killer” heels $530

giuseppe zanotti heels

Giuseppe Zanotti heels $1875

gucci sandal

Gucci sandal $650

Saint Laurent pumps

Saint Laurent pumps $1095

I had to throw in a few more of the Charlotte Olympia’s because she is really having so much fun with her designs – and again, your kids would get a proper kick out of these shoes.  From candy to ice cream to mermaids to everything under the sea, Charlotte Olympia isn’t just referential she’s created some fabulous shoes that unapologetically go there.  They’re crazy and e and special and shoe lovers can’t help but be amazed…

charlotte olympia shoes

Charlotte Olympia shoes $945

charlotte olympia icecream pumps

Charlotte Olympia pumps $995

charlotte olympia sandal

Charlotte Olympia starfish sandal $895

charlotte olympia heart pumps

Charlotte Olympia heart pumps $1450

Charlotte Olympia licorice platforms

Charlotte Olympia licorice platforms $1295

charlotte olympia dolly rodget pumps

Charlotte Olympia pumps $945

MOMMA LOVES… graphic prints for women and kids

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Max in his graphic ‘stache top and me in my Kate Moss version…

Prints prints prints are everywhere!  Graphic prints, which can be anything from an exact photo print to an abstract illustration, is super popular right now!  The technology designers have now make these graphic prints incredibly real, beautiful and unique.  Whether the print is hyper realistic or a more vague interpretation its almost a way of wearing art.  Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy has been sending these graphic prints down the runway for several years now and those designs instantly become the must haves for every fashionista and Mary Katrantzou became and instant designer when she first debuted enormous jewelry prints in her debut collection.  Whether you call it, trompe l’oeil, photo print, graphic prints – one thing is for sure – these printed pieces are attention grabbing, special and on every one’s must have list. Of course, our children have been wearing graphic prints all along begging the question of whether the appeal of a poppy print comes from our childhood and who’s influencing who?  Graphic prints are fierce, fabulous and fun – they can be referential, exquisite, ironic or just humorous.  Regardless, they are statement pieces and something special that everyone should have in their closet.  Remember, the key with pulling off a crazy print is to keep everything else simple – one of these stunning printed pencil skirts with a  classic black tee and blazer for the office, or one of these fun graphic print tops with jeans to the park… Here are some of my favorite graphic prints from us and our little ones…

First, graphic prints for us:

Mary Katrantzou dress

Mary Katrantzou dress $2230

Nicholas dress

Nicholas dress $395

Keepsake skirt

Keepsake skirt $150

minnie rose sweater

Minnie Rose sweater $228

eleven paris tank

Eleven Paris tank $68

clover canyon dress

Clover Canyon dress $295

forever 21 skirt

Forever 21 skirt $6.80

Milly jacket

Milly jacket $500

maje sweatshirt

Maje sweatshirt $210

Blue Life pants

Blue life pants $118

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Asos skirt $70.37

clover canyon new home dress

Clover Canyon dress $268

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New Look top $33.32

Lovers and Friends dress

Lovers and Friends dress $160

forever21 printed tee

Forever 21 t-shirt $10.80

free people pants

Free People pants $78

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Warehouse dress $92.60

stella mccartney t-shirt

Stella McCartney t-shirt $345

topshop pencil skirt

Topshop skirt $56

Cedric Charlier sweatshirt

Cedric Charlier sweatshirt $490

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River island jacket $101.85

No. 21 skirt

No. 21 skirt $515

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Warehouse pants $77.78

peter pilotto top

Peter Pilotto top $780

topshop orchid print dress

Topshop dress $64

givenchy tee

Givenchy doberman tee $570

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Asos dress $83.34

And graphic prints for our little ones:

mini boden printed dress and bloomers

Mini boden printed dress and bloomers $38

mini boden t-shirt

Mini Boden t-shirt $22 and pants $30

J Crew dress

J Crew dress $42.50

j crew glow in the dark t-shirt

J Crew glow in the dark t-shirt $32.50

hartstrings dress and bloomers

Hartstrings dress and bloomers $48

Stella McCartney Kids comic print tee

Stella McCartney Kids tee $48

miken clothing tee

Miken clothing tee $24

Mini Boden anorak

Mini Boden anorak $58

Stella McCartney kids romper

Stella McCartney Kids romper $78

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Gap shirt $19.95

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Gap dress $39.95

Tony Hawk hoodie

Tony Hawk hoodie $16

peek dress

Peek dress $42

just one you by carter's

Just One You by Cater’s one piece $6

tea collection dress

Tea Collection dress $29.50

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Gap hoodie $24.95

sara kety onesie

Sara Kety onesie $18

sara kety moto footie

Sara Kety footie $28

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Old Navy top $8

Wes & Willy tee

Wes & Willy tee $24

Stella McCartney kids bodysuit gift set

Stella McCartney set of 7 (days of the week) bodysuit gift set $154

diesel onesie

Diesel onesie $29

onda de Mar Swim romper

Onda De Mar Swim romper $118

puma ferrari tee

Puma tee $18.20

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Old Navy dress $19.95

j crew onesie

J Crew onesie $29.50

My little pony shirt

My Little Pony top $10

circo top

Circo top $5

Noe and Zoe onesie

Noe & Zoe onesie $39.95

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Old Navy pajamas $10

 

MATERNITY MONDAY… amazing maternity clothes to style the bump

Maternity Monday is all about finding the most amazing maternity clothes for you expectant moms out there to get you through pregnancy.  For 9 months (and beyond) your body is not your own – its changing every day which makes getting dressed in the morning incredibly challenging.  Comfort is key, but you still want to maintain your personal style and look great, so I want to take this moment to share some amazing maternity clothes for styling that beautiful baby bump!  This is one of the most special times in your life – nothing is more magical than watching your belly grow – try to enjoy the time and show of your new shape in some of these amazing maternity clothes, and take lots of pictures – your skin and hair looks gorgeous right now!

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Asos maternity dress $55.56

olian maternity turtleneck

Olian maternity turtleneck $138

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Asos maternity pants $37.04

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Asos maternity camisole $22.22

tees my tina maternity skirt

Tees by Tina maternity skirt $48

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Asos maternity blazer $37.04

isabella oliver maternity dress

Isabella Oliver maternity dress $159

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New Look maternity blouse $37.02

James Jeans maternity jeans

James Jeans maternity jeans $141

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Asos maternity dress $51.85

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Asos maternity coat $78.71

hatch jumpsuit

Hatch jumpsuit $308

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Mama.licious top $33.33

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Asos maternity leggings $22.22

topshop maternity dress

Topshop maternity dress $64

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New Look sweatshirt $27.76

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Asos maternity jeans $59.26

Maternal America cashmere dress

Maternal America cashmere dress $244

SHOP THE LOOK SUNDAY

Shop the look sunday is all about how to style the various trends I have featured during the week. This week I really went back to the basics – classic trends that are clean, effortless and wearable.  Maternity monday this week was all about non maternity clothes which, due to cut and fabric, could be worn throughout pregnancy and beyond.  Other classic trends I featured included distressed denim and the perfect tee – these trends are super simple but incredibly stylish!  Finally, I focused on the importance of accessories – they can transform simple outfits into incredible ones and take one look from desk to date…  Check out some of my style suggestions and click the pics so that you can shop the look!

non maternity clothes you can wear for pregnancy

Non maternity clothes you can wear through pregnancy – click the pic to shop the look!

the layered look

Get the layered look – click the pic to shop the look!

distressed denim look

Distressed denim look – click the pic to shop the look!

the perfect tee

The perfect tee – click the pic to shop the look

statement jewelry

Accessories make the outfit – statement jewelry transforms a look – click the pic to shop the look!

accessories scarf look

Let a scarf pop your outfit – click the pick to shop the look!