MOMMA NEEDS… ear cuffs and earrings that don’t dangle!

I love jewelry as much as the next person… Perhaps even more…  But life after baby has meant storing so much of my beloved jewelry in fear of it scratching little one or getting ripped out by little one…  Fortunately, ear cuffs and earrings that are cropped closely to the ear are everywhere right now and there are plenty of options which give me my jewelry fix while also preventing any possible accidents.  Children are like magpies – if it sparkles, dangles or shines they want it – so these earrings are great because you get the sparkle and shine without the accessibility!  Ear cuffs are basically earrings which hug the ear – they can be clipped on to the upper part of the ear or they can frame the lobe in various ways.  Also very popular is giving earring backs a bit of attention – you won’t lose these puppies because they’re as much a part of the earring at the front – you know business in the front, party in the back.  They’re creative, eye catching and give you that bit of sparkle without putting you or your little one in any unfortunate predicament…  Ear cuffs and earrings that don’t dangle are not only stylish and on trend but practical too – and what mom doesn’t like to (or have to) multi-task!  Here are some of the hottest in ear jewels available!

Jacquie Aiche ear cuff

Jacquie Aiche starburst ear cuff $1410

Rebecca Minkof back stud earrings

Rebecca Minkoff back stud earrings $58

gabriela artigas earrings

Gabriela Artigas infinite tusk earrings $330

campbell earcuff

Campbell ear cuff $50

Dana Rebecca Designs earrings

Dana Rebecca Designs diamond earrings $355

Vita Fede earrings

Vita Fede half moon earrings $240

gorjana friendship star earring set

Gorjana friendship star earrings set $44

Ca & Lou earrings

Ca & Lou earrings $325

kate spade bow earrings

Kate Spade earrings $48

jacquie Aiche CZ earrings

Jacquie Aiche CZ earrings $220

SunaharA Malibu ear cuff

SunaharA Malibu ear cuff $33

ear cuff

Kismet by Milka ear cuff $330

paige novak earrings

Paige Novak earrings $115

Ariel Gordon jewelry earrings

Ariel Gordon Jewelry earrings $693

jacquie aiche alphabet earring

Jacquie Aiche alphabet earring $55


Ca & Lou ear cuff $145

Bing Bang wish bone earrings

Bing Bang wish bone earrings $42

anita ko rose gold diamond earring

Anita Ko rose gold diamond earring $1935

MArc by Marc studs

Marc by Marc Jacobs studs $42

sophie bille brahe pearl earcuff

Sophie Bille Brahe pearl ear cuff $750

Maria Black ear cuff

Maria Black ear cuff $85

jacquie aiche diamond ear cuff

Jacquie Aiche diamond ear cuff $760

house of harlow earrings

House of Harlow earrings $45

Pandora earrings

Pandora heart earrings $35

repossi ear cuff

Repossie double ear cuff $2410

If you’re a mom considering getting their little one’s ears pierced – always go to a reputable place – I know my pediatrician offers ear piercing there and make sure the earring have either surgical steal or 24k gold posts.  I would advise discussing all of this with your pediatrician before hand whether they pierce there or not – to get the facts and suggestions on how to look after them post piercing.

For those who’s little lady’s ears are already pierced – here are some adorable designs (and for sure – steer clear of dangles!

Lily earrings and necklace set

Lily Nily Children’s earrings and necklace set $50

children's cz earrings

Macy’s Children’s cz earrings $84

Macy's children's ladybug earrings

Macy’s Children’s ladybug earrings $189

Marathon silver pearl earrings

Marathon silver pearl earrings $35

children's heart earrings

Macy’s Children gold heart earrings $129

Marathon silver heart earrings

Marathon silver heart earrings $37.50

And for those moms not ready for their little ones to have their ears pierced – Lena Wald (amazing jewelry designer!) has come up with earring tattoos for them that they will absolutely LOVE!

Lena Wald ear tattoos

Lena Wald temporary tattoo earrings $10 (for a sheet of 42)


Its that time again – shop the look sunday where I review some of the hottest trends of the week and show you how to wear them.  This week I focused on maternity (as always), peplum, leopard print accessories and shades of white – check out some way to style these trends and click on the pictures to shop them!  PS – Golden Globes tonight people!  Follow me on twitter as I discuss all the fabulous fashion!

chic maternity look

Maternity look to take your from desk to date – click the pick to shop!

pretty in peplum

Pretty in peplum – click the pick to shop the look!

leopard print accessories

Pop the look with a leopard print accessory – click the pic to shop the look!

white in winter

Shades of white – click the pic to shop the look!


Its that time of the week again when I review some of my favorite trends of the week and show you how to wear them!  Whether you’re an expectant mom, a stay at home mom, a working mom or just a mom on the run – here are some great looks and suggestions for how to style them.  Happy sunday!


Maternity baby – click the pic to shop the look!

how to wear leggings

What to wear with leggings – great top option and style suggestions – click the pic to shop the look!

how to wear leggings on the run

How to wear leggings for the mom on the run – click the pic to shop the look!

arm candy look

Arm candy look that can take your from desk to date – click the pick to shop the look!


MOMMA LOVES… arm candy (cuffs, bracelets & bangles)

I do, I love arm candy.  I’m not even talking about my very favorite arm candy (my husband and baby boy) I’m talking about the bangle, bracelets and cuffs that are part of my uniform.  Often layered, sometimes less so – this arm candy is a part of my look and it certainly turns something simple such as jeans and a t-shirt or a little black dress into an outfit.  So simple yet transformative.  I have my Cartier Love bracelets given to me by my before mentioned favorite arm candy which I wear every day and then I love to add to them with Hermes cuffs (my favorite being my Colier de Chien) but depending on my mood or look of the day this can change from rock n’ roll spikes to something far more delicate and feminine.  Fashionistas and celebrities love stacking on the bling to create a great look and so can you!  Check out some of my favorite arm candy below and start thinking about how you might wear it…

vita fede bracelet

Vita Fede bracelet $462

hermes collier de chien cuff

Hermes collier de chien cuff (pre-owned – these are very hard to get hold of) $1850

giles & brother spike cuff

Giles & Brother spike cuff $55

michael kors bangle

Michael Kors bangle $95

hermes preowned wrap bracelet

Hermes wrap bracelet (previously owned) $999

jennifer zeuner love bracelet

Jennifer Zeuner love bracelet $132

Valentino rockstud bracelet

Valentino rockstud bracelet $295

Gorjana alphabet bracelet

Gorjana alphabet disc cuff $70

alexander mcqueen wrap bracelet

Alexander Mcqueen wrap bracelet $245

sarah chloe bangle

Sarah Chloe heartbeat bangle $139

YSL cuff

YSL cuff $795


Fitbit flex wristband $99.99


Asos dog collar bracelet $21.78

eddie borgo cone bracelet

Eddie Borgo cone bracelet $525


Whistles wrap around cuff $54.45

forever21 spiked cuff

Forever21 spiked cuff $8.80

rachel zoe cuff

Rachel Zoe cuff $295

balenciaga cuff

Balenciaga cuff $215

forever 21 cuff

Forever 21 cuff $12.80

tory burch wrap bracelet

Tory Burch wrap bracelet $95

Joomi lim spiked bracelet

Joomi Lim spiked bracelet $128

forever 21 star cuff

Forever 21 star cuff $8.80

jacquie aiche hand bracelet

Jacquie Aiche hand bracelet $110

vince camuto bracelet

Vince Camuto cuff $58

alexander mcqueen skull bracelet

Alexander Mcqueen skull bracelet $330

Cara leather bracelet

Cara leather bracelet $48

free people cuff

Free People cuff $138

juicy couture friendship bracelets

Juicy Couture friendship bracelets (set of 2) $58


Once again, I wanted to do a feature which allows you to the shop the look.  I am highlighting the trends I focused on this week and how to wear them.  Check out how I’ve chosen to style some of my favorite items from my posts on the little black dress, snow gear, fabulous flats and leggings and have fun shopping the look!

LBD for the holiday

Little black dress for the holiday parties in your life – click the pic!

little black gown

The little black gown – perfect look for black tie – shop the look and click the pic!

snow fabulous

Prepare for snow or just sitting by the fire… shop the look!

fabulous flats look

Fabulous flats – perfect look for day – click the pic to shop the look!

legging look

Sophisticated leggings – click the pick to shop the look!


Shop the look Sunday – where I share some options of how to wear some of the trends I have featured during the week.  This week I focused on the camouflage print, the colorful bag and the blazer.  Check out some looks below for styling ideas and enjoy the weekend!

camo chic

Camouflage chic – click the pick to shop the look!

colorful accessories

The colorful bag – click the pic to shop the look!

the blazer for evening

The blazer – for a night out on the town – click the pick to shop the look!


MOMMA KNOWS… gift guide for women – everything she wants under $100

Women are generally easier to shop for than men… simply because we ARE women, so we know what we like.  But I wanted to do a gift guide for women under $100, great gifts for your moms, sisters, friends and coworkers.  There is so much out there and gift buying can truly be overwhelming, so I wanted to break some top gift options down into categories: beauty, accessories, jewelry, home, tech, candles and misc.  There are great options for all the women on your list… perhaps even a few things you’ll want to keep for yourself…


stila lip gloss set

Still lip gloss set $28

bumble and bumble blow dry

Bumble and Bumble blow dry kit $12

metallic nail foil wraps

Nail Rock metallic nail foil wraps $12

sephora makeup brush set

Sephora makeup brushes kit $62

bliss body care set

Bliss body wash and moisturizer set $33


missoni knit scarf

Missoni scarf $99
*** I have a theory that everyone would love something from Missoni.


Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet $90

feed guatemala bag

Feed Guatemala bag $50
*** the proceeds from these bags go towards feeding 1 child for 1 year – comes in lots of beautiful designs!

N. Peal cashmere gloves

N. Peal cashmere gloves $57.75

leopard print zara scarf

Zara scarf $29.90

rebecca minkoff monogram pouch

Rebecca Minkoff monogram pouch $50

mukluks slippers

Muk Luks slippers $29.95

yarnz scarf

Yarnz scarf $60


elizabeth and james rings

Elizabeth and James double ring $95

dogeared skull earrings

Dogeared skull earrings $40

kevia cuff

Kevia cuff $95

kate spade initial pendant

Kate Spade initial pendant $58


diptyque candle

Diptyque Baies candle $60

tocca candle

Tocca Stella candle $38

spiced vanilla candle bendels

Henri Bendel spiced vanilla candle $30 (or 2 for $50)



cutting board purse

cutting board purse $48

Philips hue downlight lamp

Philips Hue downlighting $60
*** control lighting in the house from your iPhone with this technology

hamilton beach juicer

Hamliton Beach juicer $59

picture frame

Argento SC picture frame $28

vanity fair coffee table book

Vanity Fair 100 years coffee table book $33.39


diane von fursetenberg ipad case

Diane Von Fursterberg iPad case $74.70

marc by marc iphone case

Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case $38

hmdc jam plus wireless speaker

HMDX jam plus wireless speaker $60

apple tv

Apple TV $99
*** now you can watch the shows and movies you want when he’s not around.

besties iphone cases

Besties Iphone cases (set of 2) $25


vino 2 go

AD N ART vino to go $14.95

polaroid instant camera

Polaroid instant camera $80

tempour all in one

Tempour all in one $39.95 – chills, filters, pours and stops.

designer handbag mugs

Designer handbag mugs $21

MOMMA NEEDS… Fab fashion under 100 dollars

Happy weekend before Thanksgiving!  Today I am grateful for all the amazing fashion under $100 that I get to share with you.  With all the gift giving we have ahead of us, budgeting what we spend on ourselves is more important than ever – but that doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style!  Here are just a few of the amazing finds I’ve seen this week…

dress under $100

Topshop dress $92

necklace under $100

H&M necklace $34.95

accessories under $100

Forever 21 scarf $9.80

jacket under $100

Zara jacket $89.90

fashion under $100

Zara top $69.90

jacket under $100

H&M jacket $69.95

tuxedo pant under $100

H&M tuxedo pants $59.95

fashion under $100

H&M skirt $49.95

fashion under $100

H&M blouse $39.95

dress under $100

TFNC dress $71.19

pants under $100

Asos peg pants $39.16

fashion under $100

Pull & Bear sweater $55.38

fashion under $100

H&M knit leggings $29.95

accessories under $100

Topshop metal cuff $25

lbd under $100

Zara dress $59.90

bag under $100

Zara bag $99.90

lbd under $100

Asos dress $74.75

shoes under $100

Zara shoes $49.90

accessories under $100

H&M belt $17.95

shoes under $100

River Island shoes $80.09

fashion under $100

Zara pencil skirt $49.90

dress under $100

H&M dress $59.95

necklace under $100

Asos coin necklace $44.50

River Island cross body bag

River Island bag $35.60

burgundy jeans topshop

Topshop jeans $76

MOMMA WANTS… alphabet jewelry

On my wish list for the holidays is a diamond pave letter M earring in honor of my darling son Max.  I generally don’t wear big chunky fashion jewelry, I prefer personal jewelry that I wear every day and has special meaning to me.  My little one’s initial that will make me smile throughout the day (and is a to less painful than a tattoo).  Here are some of my favorite alphabet jewelry to pay homage to our loved ones while adding a bit of sparkle to our look.

jennifer meyer necklace net

Jennifer Meyer necklace $1800

lana jewelry nordstroms

Lana Jewelry necklace $500

jacquie aiche shop alphabet earring

Jacquie Aiche earring stud $55

bony levy earring nordstroms

Bony Levy diamons earring stud $395 (per stud)
*** to my husband

roberto coin necklace bloomies

Roberto Coin diamond letter charm necklace $580

zoe chicco initial ring neiman

Zoe Chicco stackable initial ring $150-380

Jennifer Zeuner initial bracelet bergdorf

Jennifer Zeuner initial bracelet $242 (this also comes as a ring for $209)

helen ficalora charm shop

Helen Ficalora initial charm $50 (this can be stacked on a necklace with additional letters)

gorjana bracelet

Gorjana braclet $60

jennifer meyer bracelet

Jennifer Meyer bracelet $995

roberto coin necklace nordstroms

Roberto Coin necklace $620

jacquie aiche ring

Jacquie Aiche ring $77

sarah chloe linked initial rings neiman

Sarah Chloe initial rings $149
*** obsessed with these – you can wear either on the same finger or across fingers – with little one’s initials!