MOMMA WANTS… the little bright dress

Okay, so I have a Roland Mouret dress in black. It is my go-to little black dress and with good reason.  NOBODY cuts like Roland Mouret…  when I put on that dress I feel like a million dollars.  I look like a million dollars.  It was THE dress that post baby made me believe I got my body back (and ladies, they say it takes 9 months to put it on, 9 months to take it off – it took me a year).  So, here are some beautiful bright numbers that make me smile and fantasize.  Will, I buy any of them, probably not – I’m going to have preschool to pay for in a few years.  But it’s something to aspire to, dream of and have on my wish list.  Trust me, you will see these pop up again in the upcoming months when I do pages on the best Holiday dresses because he’s always one of my favorites!


Roland Mouret dress $2550 available at


Roland Mouret dress $2285 available at


MOMMA NEEDS… the leather leggings (or at least leather like)

It may sound crazy – you may think you can’t wear leather leggings – but you can and you will feel comfortable (because they’re leggings) and you’ll look amazing (because they’re leather – or at least look like leather).  I wore my Helmut Lang leggings during pregnancy with a tunic top and a little blazer for a night out and even more significantly, I wore them in the few months post baby (when I still had the post baby pouch) and they made me feel human again because I could look in the mirror and feel good about what I saw.  Furthermore, I frequently wear them now and they’re one of the go to staples in my wardrobe.  Yes, the Helmut Lang leather leggings are expensive but when I think how often I wear them, how many compliments I get and that they’re still as relevant today (he does them every year) as they were when I bought them 2 years ago for me they were a great investment.  That said, see below for some alternative leather legging options as well as leather like options that will give you the same look for a fraction of the price (side note – for those women currently pregnant – the Asos leggings below also come in a maternity option!).


Helmut Lang leggings $920 available at


Asos leggings $44.50 available at


Velvet by Graham & Spencer leggings $140 available at


Les Chiffoniers leggings $1,390 available at


Zara leggings $35.90 available at


Isabel Marant leggings $2400 available at


Top Shop leggings $56 available at

MOMMA LOVES… the love motif

There is a quote by Elizabeth Stone that says: “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to wear your heart on the outside.”  A friend of mine showed me this quote shortly after I had Max and it resonated so strongly with me.  The word love is so tiny compared to what it actually means to love.  One of my favorite trends is the use of the word love and hearts in both women’s clothing and accessories as well as in the kids market.  Now we actually can wear our heart on the outside… Here are my some of my favorite finds:


Charlotte Olympia shoes $1250 available at


Crocs boots $49.99 available at


Zara t-shirt $19.90 available at


J Crew kids sweater $69.50 available at


Wildfox t-shirt $74 available at


Gap kids t-shirt $14.95 available at


Old Navy kids shirtdress $15 available at


Shy by Sydney Evan $125 available at


Sylvia Toledano clutch $1650 available at


Mini Rodini kids leggings $32 available at


Old Navy skirt $8.94 available at


Sarah Chloe ring $98 available at


Old Navy dress $26.94 available at



MOMMA NEEDS… the chic and tailored sweatshirt

This is not the sweatshirt of yore…  This is revised, tailored, comfortable yet incredibly chic.  Basically, a dream come true.  These sweats are different because they are shrunken, the sleeves are more fitted and there’s often something special, different and feminine about them.  Accented with lace, chiffon, a ruffle, studs, or just a great fit – this is something we should all have in our wardrobe.  Pair them with a skinny jean, a boyfriend jean, a legging or even a pencil skirt and these sweatshirts will not only feel cozy but you’ll look amazing too!  Here are some of my favorites:


Current/Elliott sweatshirt $138 available at


Clu sweatshirt $192 available at


H&M sweatshirt $39.95 available at


H&M sweatshirt $49.95 available at

C&C California sweatshirt $138 available at


Isabel Marant sweatshirt $680 available at



Addison sweatshirt $128 available at


RUNWAY REINVENTION – the pop art comic trend

One of the greatest thing about working in fashion is seeing how one look on a runway can turn into a massive trend.  Sometimes you have to ask yourself who is influencing who.  The above shot is from Tom Ford’s 2013 Autumn/Winter collection in which he featured red carpet gowns emblazoned with the comic book Ka-boom style print – amazing how childhood memories continuously inspire even the most glamorous designers. Here are some of my favorite comic/pop art style selects for both our little ones and a few things for us too…


H&M boys shirt $12.95 available at


Marcus Lupfer sweatshirt $380 available at


Junk Food sneaker $29.95 available at


Jimmy Choo heels $795 available at


Zara kids t-shirt $9.90 available at


Asos skirt $64.07 available at


New Look clutch $17.78 available at


MOMMA NEEDS… the boyfriend jean

The perfect distressed boyfriend jeans are a must have!  They’re easy to throw on when running around town or to the park with your child.  The best thing, your little one CAN’T mess them up – they can only add to the distressed look.  So you can feel free to get them covered in dirt, paint or whatever they decide to throw or wipe on you, then later throw on a cute top and a pair of heels and head straight off to drinks with friends.  These are a huge trend right now and there is a boyfriend jean available from every designer, so you can be on trend and dressed down for the playground at the same time. Here are some of my favorites:


Frame Denim jeans $209 available at www.netaporter.comcurrentelliottboyfriendeditrevolveCurrent/Elliott jeans $255 available at www.revolveclothing.comhandmboyfriendjeansedit     H&M jeans $39.95 available at jeans $59.90 available at Denim jeans $98 available at www.shopbop.comasosboyfriendjeanedit      Asos jeans $67.63 available at