MOMMA KNOWS… plaid is huge for fall!

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On your mark… get set…

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and go! Get ready for fall with some of the season’s hottest plaid pieces!


Plaid is as adorable on the little ones as it is versatile for us – it can go seamlessly from the office to the weekend to the evening whether your preppy or punk – this trend is here to stay!

There is no question that everyone is mad for plaid this fall.  Various versions of the tartan print can be found on everything from relaxed western shirts to high fashion dresses making it THE trend to look out for.  Whether you prefer your plaid bold and bright or small and subdued there is an option that will perfectly suit your style.  Plaid is one part polished and conservative, so perfect for the office and one part referential to the british punk movement making it versatile, cool and style.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, a great way to wear prints is to combine clashing patterns.  So pair your favorite plaid pieces with each other or with florals, stripes or various abstract prints for maximum fashion effect.  Check out some of my favorite plays on plad and get ready to FALL in love (oh and its mighty cute on the little ones too)!

First for us:

Marc by Marc Jacobs dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs dress $598

Thakoon skirt

Thakoon skirt $350

Rails shirt

Rails shirt $128

Asos pants

Asos pants $41.89

M Missoni jacket

M Missoni jacket $1595

Rag & Bone jeans

Rag & Bone jeans $396

O'2nd top

O’2nd top $295

Joa skirt

Joa skirt $72

Max Mara dress

Max Mara dress $835

Equipment sweater

Equipment sweater $268

7 For All Mankind jeans

7 For All Mankind jeans $198

Nasty Gal jacket

Nasty Gal jacket $58

Kenzo top

Kenzo top $468

Sea skirt

Sea skirt $320

Joie plaid blouse

Joie blouse $198

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 dress $24.80

Theory coat

Theory coat $795

Torn by Ronny Kobo dress

Torn by Ronny Kobo dress $338

Alice + Olivia skirt

Alice + Olivia skirt $242

Madewell plaid shirt

Madewell shirt $79.50

Elizabeth and James jacket

Elizabeth and James jacket $465

Vivienne Westwood cape

Vivienne Westwood cape $365

Current/Elliott shirt

Current/Elliott shirt $198

Oasis dress

Oasis dress $95.22

Some fab plaid for our littlest ones:

Burberry dress

Burberry dress $185

Busy Bees overalls

Busy Bees overalls $90

Ralph Lauren shirtdress and bloomers

Ralph Lauren shirtdress and bloomers $45

Andy & Evan shirtzie

Andy & Evan shirtzie $46

Gap top

Gap top $26.95

Gap jeans

Gap jeans $19.99

Junior Gaultier skirt leggings combo

Junior Gaultier skirt leggings combo $110

Burberry sweater

Burberry sweater $250

Ralph Lauren dress and bloomers

Ralph Lauren dress and bloomers $29.70

Peek hooded shirt

Peek hooded shirt $39.50

Carter's dress

Carter’s dress $22.80

Old Navy 2 in 1 shirt

Old Navy 2 in 1 shirt $14.94

And some adorable plaid for our slightly bigger little ones:

Lili Gaufrette dress

Lili Gaufrette dress $110

Busy Bees blazer

Busy Bees blazer $165

La Vie Jet Setter skirt

La Vie Jet Setter skirt $50

Mini Boden jeans

Mini Boden jeans $54

Cherokee coat

Cherokee coat $26.99

Carter's shirt

Carter’s shirt $18.20


Nanette Lepore dress

Nanette Lepore dress $38

Mini Boden pants

Mini Boden pants $42

Ralph Lauren leggings

Ralph Lauren leggings $25

Ralph Lauren shirt

Ralph Lauren shirt $29

Cherokee skirt

Cherokee skirt $14

Old Navy hoodie

Old Navy hoodie $19.94

MATERNITY MONDAY… perfect pregnancy style

Achieving perfect pregnancy style is certainly objective but one thing is certain – being comfortable is step one and then looking polished is step two.  There is SO much going through expectant momma minds that range from anxiety to euphoria and yes, sometimes – what the heck do I wear?  Well, perfect pregnancy style is all about simple silhouettes that don’t try to hide that gorgeous bump.  It means, dressing the way you would if you didn’t have a baby or 2 growing inside your midsection…  It also means dressing appropriately and sensibly given the fact that you are, indeed, with child.  While 9 months is quite  a brief period of your life (although it doesn’t feel like it at the time) its an enormously significant one you should celebrate and embrace.  Style your bump with some of these great maternity clothes and get that perfect pregnancy style!

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $42.56

Topshop maternity tee

Topshop maternity tee $50

Topshop maternity jeans

Topshop maternity jeans $70

Monrow maternity dress

Monrow maternity dress $117

Lilac Clothing maternity top

Lilac Clothing maternity top $88

Asos maternity pants

Asos maternity pants $42.56

Asos maternity dress = perfect pregnancy style

Asos maternity dress $67.71

Motherhood Maternity top

Motherhood Maternity top $24.98

Asos maternity skirt

Asos maternity skirt $54.17

Olian maternity dress

Olian maternity dress $148

Isabella Oliver maternity tunic

Isabella Oliver maternity tunic $145

Topshop jeans

Topshop jeans $68

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $87.06

Asos maternity top

Asos maternity top $34.82

J Brand maternity jeans

J Brand maternity jeans $216

Maternal America dress

Maternal America dress $148

Tees by Tina maternity tank

Tees by Tina maternity tank $50

Monrow maternity sweatpants

Monrow maternity sweatpants $113

Asos maternity dress - perfect pregnancy style

Asos maternity dress $73.52

MOMMA WANTS… Altuzarra for Target baby!!!

Altuzarra for Target has arrived!!

Altuzarra for Target has arrived!

It’s happening people, the next big collaboration in here – Altuzarra for Target has been released today and it’s certain to send your fashion pulse into over drive!  The collection is available at select stores and on line at and on and once again – it is certain to sell out fast!  The Altuzarra for Target collection is incredibly chic, feminine and sexy – perfect for a working woman, a woman who wants the perfect look for a night out on the town – or just anyone who loves fashion!  Everything from feminine tuxedos to super sleek snakeskin prints to 70′s styling can be found in the collection and every piece is more desirable than the last.  For me, the must haves are the incredible elegant trench coats (that had me pulling out my credit card at hello) and the beautifully draped 70′s inspired dresses.  The Altuzarra for Target collection has everything you could possibly want from these collaborations – gorgeous, high end, expensive looking clothing for a fraction of the price!   Check out some of my favorite Altuzarra for Target pieces and don’t think twice – just get in before it sells out! (PS – did I mention everything is under $100!)

Altuazarra trench

Altuazarra trench $89.99

Altuzarra dress

Altuzarra dress $69.99

Altuzarra blouse

Altuzarra blouse $44.99

Altuzarra sweater

Altuzarra sweater $49.99

Altuzarra dress

Altuzarra dress $39.99

Altuzarra tee

Altuzarra tee $17.99

Altuzarra blazer

Altuzarra blazer $59.99

Altuzarra trench

Altuzarra trench $89.99

Altuzarra shirt

Altuzarra shirt $34.99

Altuzarra dress

Altuzarra dress $44.99


Altuzarra blazer

Altuzarra blazer $54.99

Altuzarra for Target

Altuzarra tuxedo pants $34.99

Altuzarra boots

Altuzarra boots $79.99

Altuzarra boots

Altuzarra boots $59.99


MOMMA’S UNDER $100… my favorite fall fashion finds


Decisions decisions…. what are the best fall finds for under $100???

Summer is starting to cool off and it’s time to start looking for those great fall fashion finds for under $100.  The autumn winter months are certainly more expensive simply because the fabrics are thicker, richer and we need more layers – so getting great style without breaking the bank can be more challenging!  Well, now is certainly the best time to shop before the best bets are all sold out – so I wanted to bring you guys my fall fashion finds for less.  Everything from the greatest knits, pants, jackets and so on that cost under $100.  The time to shop is now, while the weather is still warm and people are not quite in the cold weather mind set, so check out my favorite fall fashion finds and get ready for next season’s chill in style!

Asos sweater

Asos sweater $67.71

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $67.71

Shashi necklace

Shashi necklace $55

Vince Camuto sandals

Vince Camuto sandals $83.37

Topshop bag

Topshop bag $76

Forever 21 dress - fall fashion finds

Forever 21 dress $19.90

Tory Burch wrap bracelet

Tory Burch wrap bracelet $95

Forever 21 boots

Forever 21 boots $27.80

River Island bag

River Island bag $87.06

Asos jacket

Asos jacket $96.74

Asos turtleneck

Asos turtleneck $42.56

Topshop jeans

Topshop jeans $85

Asos rings

Asos rings (pack of 8) $15.48

Chinese Laundry flats

Chinese Laundry flats $69.95

Nasty Gal bag

Nasty Gal bag $45

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $22.90

Topshop jacket

Topshop jacket $96 (comes in black as well)

Topshop skirt

Topshop skirt $96

Rue Gembon earrings

Rue Gembon earrings $55

Topshop shoes

Topshop shoes $95

Forever 21 tote

Forever 21 tote $27.90

Nasty Gal sweater cape

Nasty Gal sweater cape $68

Asos pants

Asos pants $67.71

Jules Smith bracelet

Jules Smith bracelet $59

Forever 21 booties

Forever 21 booties $29.80

Nasty Gal bag

Nasty Gal bag $45

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $50

Juliet & Company necklace

Juliet & Company necklace $62

Asos sandals

Asos sandals $77.39

Natasha Couture clutch - fall fashion finds

Natasha Couture clutch $68


MOMMA KNOWS… scarlet red is hot for fall!

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Your pop of color for fall should 100% be red – its THE color of the season for every occasion!

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These deep shades of red are perfect on every skin tone and make a bold statement no matter what your lifestyle.

One thing is certain – this fall scarlet red is the color of the season!  Pair it with cream, camel, grays,  black and denim – this is the pop of color your wardrobe needs!  Scarlett red is everything from that perfect burgundy to rich blood tone that looks great on every skin tone and can be sexy for evening, powerful for the office and even subdued for the weekend.  It’s a bold color but the deeper hue keeps it modern, sophisticated and the perfect statement for autumn.  A great scarlet red piece injects that extra stylish pop to your layered fall look!  Whether you go full on scarlet fever or just play with a scarlet red print – this is THE color of the sea on.  We saw these shades dominate the Emmy’s red carpet and it will soon dominate all of your favorite shops and perhaps even your closet.  Check out some of my favorite scarlett red options and prepare to get your fall style on!

Parker dress

Parker dress $395

Helmut Lang top

Helmut Lang top $220

Asos coat

Asos coat $154.78

Topshop jeans

Topshop jeans $65

Ohne Titel dress

Ohne Titel dress $440

Torn by Ronny Kobo skirt

Torn by Ronny Kobo skirt $288

Susana Monaco top

Susana Monaco top $176

Forever 21 blazer

Forever 21 blazer $27.80

Neiman Marcus cashmere sweater

Neiman Marcus cashmere sweater $425

AG coated jeans

AG coated jeans $225

Free People jacket

Free People jacket $168

BB Dakota dress

BB Dakota dress $70

Topshop tee

Topshop tee $48

Balenciaga jacket

Balenciaga jacket $2745

Alice + Olivia dress

Alice + Olivia dress $440

Raoul top

Raoul top $265

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $61.91

Saint Laurent leather jeans

Saint Laurent leather jeans $2890

Vince dress

Vince dress $345

DKNY sweater

DKNY sweater $160

Velvet top

Velvet top $95

Forever 21 dress -  scarlet red

Forever 21 dress $19.80



MOMMA LOVES… satchels – not just for back to school!

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The Proenza Schouler satchel – as classic as Dr. Seuss. Get ready for back to school with your own new fab bag!

Its back to school and the season’s hot accessories are satchels satchels everywhere!  Not just for your little ones to carry to school but for us fashionista ladies too!  Proenza Schouler, in my eye, brought these bags to the forefront of fashion with their PS1 (satchel) bags which became an instant “it” bag and has yet to loose it steam season after season.  These satchels are indeed practical but with a downtown cool girl edge that makes them endlessly desirable yet classic.  This messenger style can go over the shoulder or cross body and can even be handheld giving your look and back all the effortless style and comfort you might possibly need.  Check out some of my favorite satchels of the season and while the kids are packing their’s for back to school you can get busy packing your’s with a favorite new lipstick!

Proenza Schouler PS1 bag

Proenza Schouler PS1 bag $1695 (comes in an array of colors from black to brights and everything in between)

Botkier bag

Botkier bag $398

Kate Spade bag

Kate Spade bag $266.66

Asos bag

Asos bag $54.17

Saint Laurent bag

Saint Laurent bag $2150

3.1 Phillip Lim bag

3.1 Phillip Lim bag $895

Cambridge satchel

Cambridge satchel $205

Topshop bag

Topshop bag $72

Chloe bag

Chloe bag $1950

Loeffler Randall bag

Loeffler Randall bag $550

Rebecca Minkoff bag

Rebecca Minkoff bag $275

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $32.80

Smythson bag

Smythson bag $1550

Zac Zac Posen bag

Zac Zac Posen bag $495

Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs bag $300.16

Asos bag

Asos bag $34.82

Givenchy bag

Givenchy bag $2390

Elizabeth and James bag

Elizabeth and James bag $595

Diane von Furstenberg bag

Diane von Furstenberg bag $425

Cambridge satchel

Cambridge satchel $210

Forever 21 bag - satchels

Forever 21 bag $27.80

MOMMA LOVES… overalls for comfort & style

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These Free People overalls are brilliant for a relaxed yet cool look.


I can run around town on my errands and then come back and play in the garden with my Max!

In the last few years we’ve seen overalls go from the down on the farm to favorite among the fashion elite.  Its become a style staple amount editors, bloggers, stylists and celebrities and can officially be called a classic.  Overalls can be any fabrication from denim to leather and go from sunday morning to friday night on the town.  A few styling tweaks here and there and overalls are endlessly and surprisingly versatile!  Its like finding inspiration in our own little one’s wardrobe – look out OshKosh B’Gosh – you’re now on every designer’s mood boards!  And for the pregnant momma’s out there, overalls are one of those great items you can wear now and wear later!!  Can great fashion be comfortable too?? Well, if the overalls phenomenon has anything to say about it – it sure can be (depending on the shoes you opt for)!  Check out some of my favorite overalls that you can take out of the farm, off your couch and to the urban runway with ease and style!

Frame Denim

Frame Denim overalls $300


Wildfox $268


Splendid $188


Asos dungarees $87.06


3×1 $575

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone $264

Free People

Free People overalls $98 (these are the ones I’m wearing)

Forever 21

Forever 21 $20.99

Toga jumpsuit

Toga jumpsuit $575

Paige Denim

Paige Denim $289

RES Denim

RES Denim $160

Topshop dungarees

Topshop dungarees $90


Current/Elliott $348

Citizens of Humanity

Citizens of Humanity $297


Blank $98

Forever 21

Forever 21 overalls $19.80

And a few overalls for our little ones:


Gucci $335

Florence Eieman

Florence Eieman $78

Tucker + Tate

Tucker + Tate $38

Mini Boden

Mini Boden $44

Old Navy skirtalls

Old Navy skirtalls $13

Mini Boden

Mini Boden $40

Little Me infants set

Little Me infants set $40

Old Navy

Old Navy $13

OshKosh B'gosh

OshKosh B’gosh $26.60

Gap corduroy

Gap corduroy overalls $29.95

Genuine Kids fro OshKosh

Genuine Kids fro OshKosh $17

OshKosh B'gosh seersucker

OshKosh B’gosh seersucker $16


MATERNITY MONDAY… maternity fashion finds!

Its that time of the week again when I get to show you some of the top maternity fashion finds out there right now.  Great maternity fashion does not have to involve a mumu or hibernation – it simply means great modern looking clothes that are both comfortable and stylish.  You can get the look that’s on every runway and mood board even when you’re midsection in growing.  Maternity fashion give you the luxury of looking fabulous with a bit of extra stretch and room for that beautiful belly! Everyone around you is already holding back the smiles when they see that baby bump – give them the added wow power by dressing it well too!  Be the best dressed pregnant momma in town by checking out my favorite maternity fashion – extra bonus –  it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look expensive!

Asos maternity fashion

Asos maternity fashion $106.41

Topshop maternity tank

Topshop maternity tank $24

Topshop maternity jeans

Topshop maternity jeans $75

Isabella Oliver maternity dress

Isabella Oliver maternity dress $172.19

New Look maternity shirt

New Look maternity shirt $29

Asos maternity pants

Asos maternity pants $42.56

Leota maternity dress

Leota maternity dress $188

Old Navy maternity top

Old Navy maternity top $20

DL 1961 maternity jeans

DL 1961 maternity jeans $168

Asos maternity coat

Asos maternity coat $135.43

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $48.37

Olian maternity top

Olian maternity top $108

Tees by Tina skirt

Tees by Tina skirt $48

Old Navy maternity dress

Old Navy maternity dress $25

Asos maternity jumpsuit

Asos maternity jumpsuit $58.04

Tart maternity dress

Tart maternity dress $136

A Pea in the Pod maternity top

A Pea in the Pod maternity top $88

A Pea in the Pod maternity jeans

A Pea in the Pod maternity jeans $85

Asos maternity dress - maternity fashion

Asos maternity dress $73.52

MOMMA KNOWS… the importance of giving back.


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Giving back is far more than a trend – it should be a way of life. I implore you check out a charity very close to my heart and about helping make the world a happier and better place for our little ones.

So, I was nominated to do the ice bucket challenge, and I have sat here watching video after video on friends and celebs take it on – and it got me thinking, I sure hope they’re all giving back.  What a fantastic trend to take over the world – the notion of giving back – yes, its the viral hit of the year – but it has also brought to light the issue of ALS and raised tens of millions of dollars for the cause.  That said, I think it’s a far greater thing to focus on finding your own cause, than simply watching each other writhe in cold discomfort for the amusement of others.  Finding your own way of giving back. Whether volunteering at a homeless shelter, (after all, Miley Cyrus advocating for homeless youth at the MTV movie awards has brought it to front page), or making a financial donation, (Be it $5 or $5000), find your cause and affect change.  So, this week, instead of telling you how to spend that left over money – I implore you to pay it forward.  Think about donating the money you may have spent on a cool new dress or shoe and give it to a cause far more fabulous….

That said, I wanted to advocate for my own cause.  About 2 months ago our dear friends, Nick and Klara, found out that both of their young boys, Theo( 3 years old) and Oskar (1), have Duchenne’s disease.  Duchenne’s is a rare form of muscular dystrophy that effect almost exclusively boys.  I had never heard of Duchenne’s but quickly read up on it…  It basically means these boys, and all the other boy like them will have their muscles slowly degenerate until they can no longer walk, talk and eventually breathe.  Generally, Duchenne boys (as they’re called) will be wheelchair bound by the age of 12 and have a life expectancy of 20-25 years old.  Even though there is currently no cure, there is hope. There are a number of recent developments which could mean longer, better quality of life. Sadly, more funding is the key to more research. As you can imagine, my darling friends are pouring every ounce of energy into raising money for the cause and so, I too, would encourage anyone reading this to consider donating and passing this forward.  Please click on this link to to read more of their story and learn how to donate  As the mother of a little boy, it is heartbreaking and beyond comprehension what they must be going through.  You can also donate to Harrisons Fund, an organization dedicated to fighting this deadly and debilitating disease.   Giving back means we have the power to make a difference.  Please find your cause, or check out mine – together we really do have the power to save lives, change lives and make the world a better place.

MOMMA NEEDS… the shirt dress (and how to wear it)

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This new way to wear the shirtdress is layered for fall, under a great top, over skinny jeans or leggings – it can be worn season to season!

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This Asos shirt dress looks modern and fresh with my neon neoprene J Brand top. Create new dimensions with a great shirt dress!

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Not only does it transition easily from season to season but can also take you from the boardroom to the playroom to an evening on the town!

The shirt dress isn’t particularly new news – but come fall there’s a new way to wear it….  Fall is all about layers and one of the freshest way to wear the shirt dress is layered over leggings and under tops.  It is the perfect layer for all your style needs and who doesn’t want that extra bit of warmth when the cold months hit.  The shirt dress gives a new dimension to your overall look by instantly adding that extra splash of style and thought.  That said, it’s also the perfect item to buy now because you can wear it quite simply on it’s own while the air is still warm and then add layer by layer as it starts to cool.  Who doesn’t want items they can wear now AND wear later – its a fashion and budgetary win win!  Check my favorite shirt dress options and give your wardrobe the extra layer it’s been looking for.

10 Crosby St dress

10 Crosby St dress $395

Club Monaco dress

Club Monaco dress $229

Soft Joie shirtdress

Soft Joie shirtdress $178

Madewell dress

Madewell dress $98

3.1 Phillip Lim dress

3.1 Phillip Lim dress $550

Helmut Lang dress

Helmut Lang dress $320

Etienne Marcel dress

Etienne Marcel dress $209

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $80

Michael Kors dress

Michael Kors dress $995

Elizabeth & James dress

Elizabeth & James dress $365

Equipment dress

Equipment dress $298 (great styling inspiration)

River Island dress

River Island dress $87.06

Kate Spade dress

Kate Spade dress $448

Rag & Bone shirt dress

Rag & Bone shirt dress $350 (another great styling inspiration)

Joie dress

Joie dress $258

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 dress $15.80

Vince dress

Vince dress $395

Trina Turk dress

Trina Turk dress $248

Asos dress

Asos dress $125.76

Topshop dress - shirt dress

Topshop dress $84