MOMMA WANTS… summer knits


Great summer knits and light, breathable and the perfect outer layer for when the sun goes down.

The thought of summer knits may seem counter intuitive but what better way to buy things now that you can layer and wear later too!  Summer stock is vanishing quickly so it’s time to start thinking about those transitional pieces that get us from season to season.  Perfect summer knits can be supper light weight, open weave or translate into sexier cuts and silhouettes but there’s no question – they’re fabulous.  When the nights get cooler there is nothing better to throw on that something that gives us that extra layer without adding bulk or taking away from our great summer look.  This isn’t an outerwear kind of season, but it’s just perfect for some great summer knits.  Light sexy sweaters are always in style and always a great addition to any wardrobe.  Check out my favorite summer knits to transition your from summer to fall in light sexy style.

Chloe sweater

Chloe sweater $1060

By Malene Berger top

By Malene Berger top $345

Splendid cardigan

Splendid cardigan $198

Blend sweater

Blend sweater $63

Etro cardigan

Etro cardigan $1500

Rag & Bone beach hoodie

Rag & Bone beach hoodie $450

Diane von Furstenberg ballerina sweater

Diane von Furstenberg ballerina sweater $298

Nasty Gal sweater

Nasty Gal sweater $48

Alexander McQueen sweater

Alexander McQueen sweater $1355

Vince sweater

Vince sweater $365

Vince sweater

Vince sweater $295

Asos sweater

Asos sweater $68

Missoni caridgan

Missoni caridgan $1695

3.1 Phillip Lim sweater

3.1 Phillip Lim sweater $425

Marissa Webb sweater

Marissa Webb sweater $295

Topshop sweater

Topshop sweater $70

MATERNITY MONDAY… great gliders for the nursery


The most important piece of furniture in the nursery for YOU. The rocking chair/glider is a must have!

Great gliders are often the centerpieces of our nurseries.  Unlike everything else for our children’s room – these rockers aren’t something that we have to get rid of in a free years so they should be something you truly love.  Our little ones quickly out grow their crib, changing table and even the decor in as little as 2 years, but the gliders are their to stay.  Whether they remain in your child’s room as s/he grows or gets transferred into your room this is truly  one of the most important pieces of furniture you will buy for your nursery and should be given plenty of thought and consideration.  This is YOUR chair, the chair that you will be living in for breast feeding to story time so it needs to be both comfortable as well as pleasing to the eye.  When we were designing Max’s nursery, the rocker was my top purchase and my favorite piece in the room.  Check out my favorite gliders and think about which version will suit your nursery today and your home for years to come.

West Elm glider

West Elm glider $849

Comfy Kings glider

Comfy Kings glider $495.50

Delta Children glider

Delta Children glider $299.99

West Elm glider

West Elm glider $799 – $1049

Tufted wingback rocker

Tufted wingback rocker $399.99

Babyletto glider

Babyletto glider $299.90

Open Arms swivel lounger

Open Arms swivel lounger $999

Nurseryworks rocker

Nurseryworks rocker $499.99

Stork Craft glider and ottoman

Stork Craft glider and ottoman $189.99

Campo swivel glider

Campo swivel glider $1499

Springwood rocker

Springwood rocker $799

Eddie Bauer chair and a half rocker

Eddie Bauer chair and a half rocker $399.99


MOMMA LOVES… boyfriend jeans (that aren’t your bf’s jeans)

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Wearing my favorite boyfriend jeans with my little boyfriend and my big fur baby.

Ahhhh, boyfriend jeans, denim’s gift to women…  For year we’ve stolen our partner’s pants for a casual Sunday afternoon and even in the early days of pregnancy but somewhere along the line they became a thing.  A real, proper, undeniable trend.  These boyfriend jeans have been redesigned so they’re relaxed in all the right places but still 100% feminine.  Pair them with flats and you’re favorite little white tee for running errands or chasing our little one around the part or with a great sexy top and sky high heels for a cool evening on the own – they are super sexy in the most understated way.  As a mom, they truly are the best because I get to be comfortable and relaxed yet super stylish and best of all – it doesn’t matter what my little guy throws at me they still look great!!! So check out the best thing to happen to mom’s and denim – my favorite boyfriend jeans that you’re significant other could never pull off!

R13 jeans

R13 jeans $595

Frame jeans

Frame jeans $210

One Teaspoon jeans

One Teaspoon jeans $158

Levi's 501 Jeans

Levi’s 501 Jeans $88

Stella McCartney jeans

Stella McCartney jeans $375

Paige Denim jeans

Paige Denim jeans $239

Rag & Bone jeans

Rag & Bone jeans $198

Blank Denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $88

J Brand jeans

J Brand jeans $238

James Jeans

James Jeans $194

Topshop jeans

Topshop jeans $80

Forever 21 jeans

Forever 21 jeans $32.90

Denim x Alexander Wang jeans - boyfriend jeans

Denim x Alexander Wang jeans $295

Current Elliott Jeans

Current Elliott Jeans $208

Madewell Jeans

Madewell Jeans $128

Asos jeans

Asos jeans $68

MOMMA LOVES…. personalized jewelry


My favorite jewelry is personalized jewelry that I can wear close to my heart…

I love love love personalized jewelry because I believe that jewelry should be personal.  Of course there are the standard Sex and the City inspired name plates (who could forget the famous “Carrie” necklace) but beyond that are the sentimental pieces with your loved ones initials that are unique to you.  Beautiful personalized jewelry tells a story of who you are in a delicate, subtle and super special way.  These aren’t the loud statement pieces, these are the pieces you wear close to your heart – the initials of your husband or baby – that you treasure above all else because they actually mean something.  They don’t have to cost a lot, they don’t have to be gifted, personalized jewelry speaks to you, the individual, the wearer and while it makes a great gift it’s also something you can buy for yourself.  Whether it’s a ring or a necklace, gold or gold plated – the sentiment is draw.  Check out my favorite personalized jewelry and consider the beauty in accessorizing for your love.

Jennifer Meyer necklace

Jennifer Meyer necklace $1800

Jane Basch Designs necklace

Jane Basch Designs necklace $560

Jennifer Zeuner necklace

Jennifer Zeuner necklace $198

Tai necklace

Tai necklace $60

Zoe Chicco ID bracelet

Zoe Chicco ID bracelet $710

Coordinates Collection bracelet

Coordinates Collection bracelet $239

Sarah Chloe bracelet

Sarah Chloe bracelet $139

Nashelle bracelet

Nashelle bracelet $80

Thea jewelry ring

Thea jewelry ring $1450

Jennifer Zeuner monogram ring

Jennifer Zeuner monogram ring $240

Sarah Chloe rings

Sarah Chloe rings $149

Gorjana ring

Gorjana ring $33

Thea personalized ear cuff

Thea personalized ear cuff $700

K Kane stud earrings

K Kane stud earrings $217/each

Tai earrings

Tai earrings $40

Gorjana earring

Gorjana earring $15

MOMMA LOVES… sporty chic sporty spice


Just call me sporty spice – I may not be the most athletic but I love some comfy chic style…

Ladies, I am not athletic type hiking the canyons and hitting the gym but I don’t mind a bit of sporty chic every now and then.  Sportswear has infiltrated the land of ready to wear in recent years and the look has an urban edge making it more wearable than traditional workout wear.  Thanks largely to designer Alexander Wang sporty chic has been in vogue for some time and showing no signs of abating.  What this means for us is that we get the comfort and ease of being in our sweats while remaining stylish.  True sporty chic is all in the details – your traditional sweatshirt in luxe fabrics like silk or cashmere, and super cool techno elements that give your look a sporty chic edge.  This is one of those great trends that allow us, as fashion forward mothers, to keep up with our little ones without sacrificing great style. Check out some of my favorite interpretations of the sporty chic movement and get ready for the perfect merge of form and function!

Fendi pants

Fendi pants $850

Alexander Wang dress

Alexander Wang dress $417

Solow bodysuit

Solow bodysuit $143

Nasty Gal jacket

Nasty Gal jacket $36.40

Nicholas dress

Nicholas dress $598

Rebecca Minkoff jacket

Rebecca Minkoff jacket $278

Helmut Lang pullover

Helmut Lang pullover $166.50

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $15.90

Cushnie et Ochs top

Cushnie et Ochs top $550

McQ dress

McQ dress $410

Mother of Pearl pants

Mother of Pearl pants $165

Cheap Monday sweater

Cheap Monday sweater $82

Rag & Bone romper

Rag & Bone romper $495

Helmut Lang sweater

Helmut Lang sweater $295

Alexander Wang sweatshirt

Alexander Wang sweatshirt $195

Asos dress

Asos dress $69


MATERNITY MONDAY… stylish pregnancy wear

Finding the perfect stylish pregnancy wear isn’t necessarily the easiest mission but it certainly helps makes for a more exciting nine months.  Why sacrifice taste just because our bodies are no longer our own?  It’s time, more than ever before, to celebrate our bodies and show off that glorious baby bump with some super stylish pregnancy wear.  The key is to stick with what you love and walk that line between comfortable and fashionable.  There are so many great options in maternity clothes these days that most of the work has been done for us!  So, check out my favorite stylish pregnancy wear of the week and tell the hubby to get the camera out and document this amazing time in your lives!

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $81

Asos top

Asks top $33

James Jeans jeans

James Jeans jeans $150

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $80

Topshop top

Topshop top $40

Topshop overalls

Topshop overalls $85

Asos maternity dress - stylish pregnancy wear

Asos maternity dress $55

Asos maternity/nursing top

Asos maternity/nursing top $51

James Jeans maternity jeans

James Jeans maternity jeans $145

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $118

Topshop maternity sweater

Topshop maternity sweater $70

Asos maternity culottes

Asos maternity culottes $40

Topshop maternity dress

Topshop maternity dress $60

Topshop maternity shirt

Topshop maternity shirt $58

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans $198

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $118

MOMMA’S UNDER $100… hot summer style for less


This boy has his birthday money and he’s ready to shop!

Oh girls, it’s hot outside and everyone is on the hunt for the hottest summer style for less – because less is more this summer… right?  We wear less so we should spend less too but that never means sacrificing taste.  Getting great summer style for less means seeking out adorable dresses, rompers, shorts and skirts that can get your through this crazy heat wave of a summer, looking great without killing your budget.  Even the most simple pieces punctuated with fabulous (yet also inexpensive) accessories are a great look – easy to wear and effortlessly chic!  Check out my favorite options for enjoying your summer style for less!

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $85

Rue Gembon earrings

Rue Gembon earrings $58

Nine West sandals

Nine West sandals $88.95

Glint bag

Glint bag $58

Topshop camisole

Topshop camisole $30

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $73

Rachel Zoe cuff

Rachel Zoe cuff $95

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $79.95

Zara bag

Zara bag $59.90

BB Dakota romper - summer style for less

BB Dakota romper $70

Nasty Gal necklace

Nasty Gal necklace $25

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $79.95

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $24.90

Surf Gypsy top

Surf Gypsy top $52

Forever 21 shorts

Forever 21 shorts $32.90

Topshop arm cuff

Topshop arm cuff $15

Free People sandals

Free People sandals $68

Asos bag

Asks bag $40

Asos dress

Asos dress $69

Soko cuff

Soko cuff $68

Topshop sandals

Topshop sandals $80

Big Buddha bag

Big Buddha bag $65

MOMMA LOVES… white accessories


Bright white accessories scream summertime baby!

That’s right, I said it – white accessories because it’s now of never.  The fashion lore goes that there’s a no white after Labor Day clause in the fashion constitution (although any true fashionista will tell you rules are meant to be broken) so guess what ladies – it’s time!  It’s time to rock the white accessories like they’ll not be seen again until next year come September.  Those gorgeous, crisp and clean bags and shoes that make me neurotically chase my child around with a wet paper towel when the ice cream truck shows up are beyond fabulous and add the perfect exclamation to point to every outfit.  Certainly you’ll notice that white accessories are a long time favorite among fashion bloggers and editors because they’re a clean palette that exude chic sophistication and polish.  So break out the heavy duty cleaners and invest in some incredible white accessories this summer, before the fashion police of yore rain on your parade after Labor Day.

Christian Louboutin shoes

Christian Louboutin shoes $995

Stuart Weitzman sandals

Stuart Weitzman sandals $398

Cole Haan sandals

Cole Haan sandals $248

Charles by Charles David pumps

Charles by Charles David pumps $98.95

Jimmy Choo sandals

Jimmy Choo sandals $950

Manolo Blahnik pumps

Manolo Blahnik pumps $595

Kate Spade sandals

Kate Spade sandals $378

Nine West pumps

Nine West pumps $65.90

Fendi bag

Fendi bag $6450 (crazy expensive but obsessed with the peekaboo!)

Stella McCartney bag

Stella McCartney bag $1280

Kate Spade bag

Kate Spade bag $348

Topshop bag

Topshop bag $65


Saint Laurent bag

Saint Laurent bag $1990

Loeffler Randall bag

Loeffler Randall bag $550

MICHAEL Michael Kors bag

MICHAEL Michael Kors bag $298

Asos bag

Asks bag $58