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… the midi length (for skirts & dresses)


The great midi lengths give you exactly what you want – whether sleek and body con or sweeping and feminine – it’s a must have!

A friend of mine was skyping me while choosing a dress for an event and she held up a gorgeous red midi length dress and proclaimed – “I like the color but I’m not sure about the length..”  I recoiled in horror and screamed “put it on right now!!! It’s THE length to be in right now!”  I understand why it’s an intimidating length – cut below the knee somewhere around mid calf – it’s certain to make your dad happy – but the truth is it’s incredible feminine, sexy and MODERN.  The midi length for both skirts and dresses has been wildly popular for the past 2 years and with good reason – ladylike chic.  If you’re concerned about it being too unsexy (because we all want a bit of sex appeal) opt for a more body conscious silhouette and high pair of heels but make no mistake this is THE must have length for all the fashion loving ladies.  Check out my favorite midi length skirts and dresses to keep you looking chic, feminine and yes, even sexy.

Victoria Beckham dress

Victoria Beckham dress $1995

Saloni dress

Saloni dress $420

Enza Costa dress

Enza Costa dress $165

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $55

Tibi skirt

Tibi skirt $575

Jonathan Simkhai skirt

Jonathan Simkhai skirt $345

Milly skirt

Milly skirt $195

Forever 21 skirt

Forever 21 skirt $9.90

Dolce & Gabbana dress

Dolce & Gabbana dress $2495

Ronny Kobo dress

Ronny Kobo dress $398

Madewell dress

Madewell dress $148

Nasty Gal dress

Nasty Gal dress $88

Sachin & Babi skirt

Sachin & Babi skirt $750

Ronny Kobo skirt

Ronny Kobo skirt $369

BCBG skirt

BCBG skirt $178

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $55

MOMMA LOVES… shorts in the summer time


Time for popsicles, bathing suits and SHORTS!

Summertime is shorts season and it’s time to free your legs ladies.  Whether you want something relaxed and casual or a dressier options there is no lack of great options.  The perfect shorts fit you perfectly, show of those stems and also provide you the comfort of pants…  That’s right, the flexibility to chase your child around, pick them of the ground when they’re in tantrum mode and still look pulled together and summer-ific.  Whether you’re poolside or at a summer bbq – paired with flip flops and your favorite tee or heels and a sexy blouse these shorts are must haves! Not a great idea for the office or a wedding, but pretty appropriate for plenty of your other summer activities! Check out my favorite shorts of the season and get going on that spray tan because you may be retiring your jeans for July and August!

Roksanda short

Roksanda short $985

Boutique Moschino short

Boutique Moschino short $425

Vince short

Vince short $155

Asos culottes

Asos culottes $28

Haute Hippie short

Haute Hippie short $695

Milly short

Milly short $200

Free People short

Free People short $128

Forever 21 short

Forever 21 short $14.90

Chloe short

Chloe short $895

Alice & Olivia short

Alice & Olivia short $374

Ella Moss short

Ella Moss short $148

Topshop short

Topshop short $68

Rag & Bone short

Rag & Bone short $350

Alice & Olivia short

Alice & Olivia short $220

BCBG short

BCBG short $158

Asos short

Asos short $33


MOMMA LOVES… boho prints


This is my summer swan song – get some awesome boho prints and spend as much time outdoors as possible!

Summer is all about being outside, dressing down and wearing some amazing boho prints.  What I mean by this is everything from the more abstract tie dyed pieces to the more modern hippie aztec prints – but it’s all about hipster meets hippie and it feels exactly right for the hot weather.  Great boho prints are everywhere, at every price point and for every lifestyle.  You don’t have to be a 60′s loving, festival girl to rock this trend – it’s all in the way you style it.  A great boho print piece like an aztec print top tucks beautifully into a pencil skirt for work and a fabulous tie dyed dress with some fabulous flat sandals works for just about everything.  Remember the key is to never where a trend head to toe – it’s always about a balance.  So check out my favorite boho prints for summer and feel free and pretty this season!

Balmain jacket

Balmain jacket $2301

Camilla playsuit

Camilla playsuit $399

6 Shore Road pants

6 Shore Road pants $145

Esprit cape

Esprit cape $53

Etro dress

Etro dress $1818.91

Raquel Allegra dress

Raquel Allegra dress $269

Blue Life romper

Blue Life romper $161

Re:named dress

Re:named dress $62

Ralph Lauren pants

Ralph Lauren pants $995

Young Fabulous & Broke dress

Young Fabulous & Broke dress $234

River Island coat

River Island coat $135

Forever 21 shirt

Forever 21 shirt $17.90

Haute Hippie jacket

Haute Hippie jacket $895

Fausto Puglisi shirt and skirt

Fausto Puglisi shirt $390 and skirt $678

9 Seed dress

9 Seed dress $164

Asos dress

Asks dress $45

MOMMA’S UNDER $100… best buys on a budget


HE’s definitely a bit taller now and still trying to spend that $100 – fortunately I have tips for how you guys can spend it and look fabulous!

Fabuous fashion for under $100 is all about finding the best buys on a budget, meaning great style that doesn’t cost a fortune.  It’s officially sale season too so buckle up ladies because now is the best time to shop.  Finding the best buys on a budget is all about finding the things you would gravitate towards before you see the price tag!  Also, waiting until times like this when all the merchandise you’ve had your eyes on for months finally makes it to the sale racks.  You have to get dressed – you need clothes and if you don’t want to spend a lot of money that’s okay too because there are plenty of incredible options out there.  Check out my best buys on a budget and get your style on without breaking the bank.

Asos dress

Asos dress $57

House of Harlow bracelet

House of Harlow bracelet $88

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $79.95

Zara bag

Zara bag $35.90

Free People cami

Free People cami $38

Oasis pants

Oasis pants $73

Noir Jewelry necklace

Noir Jewelry necklace $50

Dolce Vita sandals

Dolce Vita sandals $89.95

Asos bag

Asos bag $58

Vila top

Vila top $73

Topshop skirt

Topshop skirt $85

Joomi Lim stud and ear crawler set

Joomi Lim stud and ear crawler set $75

Topshop sandals

Topshop sandals $80

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $22.90

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $32.90

Blank Denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $88

Rue Gembon cuffs

Rue Gembon cuffs $75

Asos sandals

Asos sandals $57

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $17.90

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $72

Rue Gembon ring

Rue Gembon ring $65

gx by Gwen Stefani shoes

gx by Gwen Stefani shoes $99.95

Glint clutch

Glint clutch $58

MOMMA LOVES… mini skirts season!


Always a huge fan of mini skirts. Perfect with flat sandals or a great chunky heel – they’re easily dressed up and down!

Can’t help it, I’m a mini skirts kind of gal.  When I was working in magazines it was my trademark.  I’m tall and my legs are quite thins so when you talk about accentuating your assets mini skirts were always my go t0.  In winter with tights and in summer time with a tan.  The key to pulling of mini skirts is – whether they’re  flowy, voluminous or body conscious – it’s all about finding the balance with what you choose on top.  Don’t show to much skin on top when you’re showing a lot of leg on the bottom – and if you’re opting for something tight on the bottom go with something more voluminous on top and if you’ve got a fuller skirt go for something more slimming and streamline on top. However your choose to wear them – with heels, wedges or flats, summer is here, so break out the mini skirts and show of those legs!

Chloe skirt

Chloe skirt $1450

12 St. by Cynthia Vincent skirt

12 St. by Cynthia Vincent skirt $345

MSGM skirt

MSGM skirt $250

Topshop skirt

Topshop skirt $68

Fendi skirt

Fendi skirt $1090

Tamara Mellon skirt

Tamara Mellon skirt $795

ALC skirt

ALC skirt $345

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $63

Anthony Vaccarello skirt

Anthony Vaccarello skirt $2440

Iro skirt

Iro skirt $300

BCBG skirt

BCBG skirt $198

Missguided skirt

Missguided skirt $53

Missoni skirt

Missoni skirt $1270

DKNY skirt

DKNY skirt $395

Milly skirt

Milly skirt $265

Forever 21 skirt

Forever 21 skirt $24.90

MOMMA LOVES… the classic striped shirt


A great striped shirt can be conservative enough for the office but relaxed enough for a sandy Saturday.

A great striped shirt always catches my attention in the most subtle yet confident way.  Yes, I’ve talked about breton stripes, but this focus is on the classic menswear staple – the button front. The striped shirt may seem stollen from your man’s closet but they are all feminine.  Casually half tucked into your favorite denim bottoms or even the more fitted variety paired with a simple pencil skirt – these tops are the perfect play on masculine/feminine.  The perfect striped shirt feels lived in yet polished, preppy yet cool and it’s a classic that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come.  These are a wardrobe staple for always – super easy to throw on to achieve instant effortless style.  I think its time to find your perfect striped shirt, because your boyfriend/husband/man in your life wants his back!

Altuzarra bodysuit

Altuzarra bodysuit $1250

Frank & Eileen shirt

Frank & Eileen shirt $225

Splendid shirt

Splendid shirt $138

Asos shirt

Asos shirt $65

Stella McCartney shirt

Stella McCartney shirt $570

Elizabeth and James shirt

Elizabeth and James shirt $265

Equipment shirt

Equipment shirt $178

Forever 21 shirt

Forever 21 shirt $22.90

Michael Kors shirt

Michael Kors shirt $695

Frame shirt

Frame shirt $228

CP Shade shirt

CP Shade shirt $176

Topshop shirt

Topshop shirt $68

Vanessa Bruno shirt

Vanessa Bruno shirt $485

NSF shirt

NSF shirt $285

Rails shirt

Rails shirt $124

Vila shirt

Vila shirt $48

MOMMA LOVES… a pretty blouse always goes a long way


#TBT to one of the first pictures I ever took for the blog in one of my favorite blouses of all time!

Quite frankly, a beautiful blouse goes a long way in my book.  It’s one of those pieces that services your best for all your needs – from work, to brunch and from a casual day look to a dressed up evening one it’s one of those pieces that goes the distance.  Whether you prefer something more polished and conservative or something more relaxed and bohemian – the blouse has so many incarnations. Pair it with everything from jeans to pencil skirts, dress it up or dress it down – it holds it’s own in every situation.  Check out some of my favorite pretty versions of the blouse and have one less fashion fret when asking yourself what to wear….

Chloe top

Chloe top $2395

Joseph top

Joseph top $415

Christophe Sauvat top

Christophe Sauvat top $190

Asos top

Asks top $40

Altuzarra top

Altuzarra top $795

Alexis blouse

Alexis blouse $352

Antik Batik top

Antik Batik top $208

Topshop top

Topshop top $60

Isabel Marant top

Isabel Marant top $780

Diane von Furstenberg top

Diane von Furstenberg top $368

Alice & Olivia top

Alice & Olivia top $198

Oasis top

Oasis top $68

Roberto Cavalli top

Roberto Cavalli top $888


Joie top

Joie top $298

Ella Moss top

Ella Moss top $148

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $24.90

MOMMA LOVES… skater dresses


Fit and far is always a desirable silhouette so a fabulous skater dress is a must have for every wardrobe.


Pretty, feminine and figure flattering a fashion no brainer.

I love playing with proportions in my looks so skater dresses (also called fit and flare) are always an easy go to for me.  Not only are the pretty and feminine but they’re the ever important figure flattering silhouette we all know and love.  Great skater dresses nice you a nice body skimming look on top, nipped in waist and then a fuller skirt (which always makes me happy when I’m trying to hide my bbq weight – you know all those amazing hamburgers and hotdogs).  Super easy to wear regardless of shape, age or even age these dresses are a must have since the beginning of time.  Check out my favorite skater dresses for summer and find some perfect options for work and play for night and day.

Ralph Lauren Black Label dress

Ralph Lauren Black Label dress $717

Diane von Furstenberg dress

Diane von Furstenberg dress $298

Asos dress

Asos dress $127

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $68

Burberry dress

Burberry dress $1495

Alice & Olivia dress

Alice & Olivia dress $440

Milly dress

Milly dress $350

Aqua dress

Aqua dress $70.40

Lela Rose

Lela Rose $867

Elizabeth and James dress

Elizabeth and James dress $365

Kate Spade dress

Kate Spade dress $298

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 dress $24.90

Oscar de la Renta dress

Oscar de la Renta dress $2790

ALC dress

ALC dress $565

Parker dress

Parker dress $297

Asos dress

Asks dress $81