MOMMA LOVES… high tops and highchairs!

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Max’s high-tops and my Isabel Marant wedge sneakers – its all about high tops and highchairs baby!

High tops are so popular, it doesn’t matter if you’re 2 years old or 50 years old, if you’re a soccer mom or a fashionista mom, these sneakers are hot!  They’re comfortable and yes, incredibly stylish!  Whether you prefer a wedged high top sneaker (to give you a bit of extra height) or something more streamline and flat, there are so many incredible options that will have you chasing your little one with ease and finesse!  They look great paired with skinny jeans or even a maxi dress – celebs have been rocking this look (with the help of designer Isabel Marant’s perfect wedge hi tops) for years.  I am no athlete and actually have not owned sneakers for years until this trend hit the big time – now I have my Zara wedge sneakers and I recently invested in the Isabel Marant’s…  This is a trend I hope is here to stay – I can keep up with my little one and then, without missing a beat, head out on stylist pulls or brunch with my girlfriends – done and done.   They’re one part ironic and one part heaven sent!  Great for out busy lifestyle and also perfect for our little one’s play schedule.  Oh, and I threw in some great highchair options just to sweeten the post!

First high tops for us:

isabel marant wedge sneakers

Isabel Marant wedge sneakers $695 ***special note on these – go up a size – a full size they run small!!

nike dunk sky hi wedge

Nike dunk sky hi wedge sneakers $120

Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge sneakers

Marc by Marc Jacobs sneakers $348

forever 21 hi tops

Forever 21 hi tops $39.80

Be & D sneakers

Be & D hi tops $158

Converse high-tops leopard print

Converse sneakers $19.98

Ash wedge sneakers

Asos hi tops $77.78

Ash hi tops

Ash hi tops $295

DKNY wedge sneakers

DKNY wedge sneakers $150

converse high-tops

Converse high-tops $55

Christian Louboutin high tops

Christian Louboutin high tops $1095

nike dunks wedge sneakers

Nike dunks wedge sneakers $125

aldo wedge sneakers

Aldo wedge sneakers $54.98

Giuseppe Zanotti high top

Giuseppe Zanotti high top sneaker $850

Adidas high tops

Adidad high tops $64.95

Ash snakeskin wedge sneakers

Ash wedge sneakers $225

Converse high tops sneakers

Converse high-tops $74.95

High tops for the little ones:

nike kids sneaker

Nike sneakers $42

Converse kids

Converse high-tops $26.95

adidas sneaker

adidas sneaker $43.95

supra sneaker

Supra sneaker $39.95

toms sneaker

Toms sneakers $37.95

Converse mid tops

Converse sneakers $28.99

Steve Madden sneakers

Stever Madden sneakers $65

DC Shoes sneakers

DC Shoes sneakers $34.99

disney sophia high-top

Disney sophia high-top $22.99

vans high-top

Vans sneakers $23.96


Old Navy baby high-tops $17

armani jr high-tops

Armani Jr high-tops $115

Circo sneakers

Circo toddler sneakers $19.99


Gap sneakers $29.95

converse girls high-tops

Converse high-tops #22.17

nike ruckus sneaker

Nike sneakers $58

nike baby sneaker

Nike sneakers $40

toms high-top sneakers

Toms sneakers $22.77

And a couple of great highchairs for good measure:

Boon highchair

Boon highchair $229.95 (ultimate – wish I had gotten this one – I have highchair envy when I go to my friend’s house!)

Graco duo diner

Graco duo diner highchair $125.99 (this one is brilliant because it converts to a booster seat for when little one gets older)

Inglesia fast table chair

Inglesia fast table chair $49.99 (great to take with you place – clips on to any table)

bloom baby highchair

Bloom Baby highchair $450 (the chicest out there – perfect for design lovers)

Oxo Tot highchair

Oxo Tot highchair $249.99

bloom baby urban highchair

Bloom Baby “urban” highchair $149 (fold up super thin for easy storage in tight spaces)

Stokke baby highchair

Stokke Baby highchair $249.99

chicco highchair

Chicco highchair $129.99


MOMMA LOVES… polka dots


Just taking the pups for a walk in our polka dots and micro prints (sadly max’s are concealed by the gorgeous pups!)

Polka dots are hardly a trend and more of a staple.  Feminine, sweet and yet effortlessly cool there is something about polka dots that keeps us coming back for more.  They’re classic and safe but there’s noting twee about these spots.  Now a days they’re more graphic, bold, varied and interesting.  Polka dots are great graphic prints which feel safe and familiar yet they can still be strong and modern.   Whether you like pretty and preppy or prefer a bit of an edge there are polka dots for every style that can take you from the office to the park to a night out on the town.  This print is fun and easy to wear – perfect on our little ladies because they have that feminine youthful appeal but they can still be grown up and sophisticated for us momma’s as well!  For the little boys, since they’re is not as much for them in terms of polka dots, I wanted to expand the print to include all micro prints…  As the mom of a little guy, I know sometimes it feels as though boys clothing aren’t as fun… Perhaps, its because boys clothes aren’t scaled down versions of our own – but believe me, there are so many AMAZING options for our baby boys that I want to share with you.  So, check out some of the great polka dots and micro prints for us and our little rascals!

First polka dots for us:


Closet dress $83.84

Rebecca Taylor top

Rebecca Taylor top $295

paige jeans

Paige Denim jeans $169

J Crew t-shirt

J Crew t-shirt $40

Sophia Webster flats

Sophia Webster flats $420

Michael Michael Kors tote bag

Michael Michael Kors tote bag $248

bb dakota dress

BB Dakota dress $57

topshop jacket

Topshop jacket $116

Phillip Lim sweatpants

Phillip Lim sweatpants $325

Club Monaco sweater

Club Monaco sweater $119.50


River Island skirt $40.74

Phillip Lim bag

Phillip Lim bag $995


House of Holland nail appliqué’s $11.11

charles phillip shangai flats

Charles Phillip Shanghai flats $195

alice & olivia sweater

Alice & Olivia sweater $231 (with removable collar)


Asos pants $33.33

Joie dress

Joie dress $298

Forever 21 jeans

Forever 21 jeans $24.80

Bella Dahl top

Bella Dahl polka dot chambray top $140


Monki sweater $55.56

giuseppe zanotti pumps

Giuseppe Zanotti pumps $775

Kate Spade cross body bag

Kate Spade cross body bag $228

 Giuseppe zanotti sling backs

Giusppe Zanotti sling backs $675
adrianna pappell dress

Adriana Pappell dress $178

forever 21 tee

Forever 21 tee $14.80

joie top

Joie top $238


Glamorous dress $51.85

mulnberry sweatshirt

Mulberry sweatshirt $670


Gap shoes $39.95

MArni tote bag

Marni tote bag $850

Katie Grand loves hogan sneakers

Katie Grand Loves Hogan sneakers $425

For the little ladies:

Isabel Garreton sundress

Isabel Garreton sundress $76

junior gaultier dress

Junior Gaultier dress $128


Gap one piece $29.95

ralph lauren skirt

Ralph Lauren skirt $22.22

mini boden dress and bloomers

Mini Boden dress and bloomers $24

DKNY top and leggings set

DKNY top and leggings set $46

jumping beans skirt

Jumping Beans skirt $5.49

Sonoma Style cardigan

Sonoma Style cardigan $13

tucker + tate tunic

Tucker + Tate tunic $30

Cherokee skirt

Cherokee skirt $14


Old Navy romper $14


Old Navy romper $15


Gap poncho $49.95

cherokee coat

Cherokee coat $23.08

carter's dress and cardigan set

Carter’s dress and cardigan set $14.99

London Fog trench coat

London Fog trench coat $32.20

Tartine et Chocolat romper

Tartine et Chocolat romper $85

Burberry dress $250

Burberry dress $250

Carter's dress and romper set

Carter’s dress and romper set $12.99


Old Navy dress $15

And polka dots and micro prints for our little guys:

Stella McCartney t-shirt

Stella McCartney t-shirt $45


Gap one piece $22.95

J Crew snowsuit

J Crew snowsuit $128

Carter's 5 pc onesies

Carter’s 5pc (animal print) onesie set $16.99

ralph lauren coverall

ralph lauren coverall $27.50

Kissy Kissy playsuit and hat

Kissy Kissy playsuit and hat set $54

Kitestrings by Hartstrings pants

Kitestrings by Harrtsrings pants $36


Old Navy one piece $12

hartstings t-shirt

Hartstrings shirt $32

Stem baby 3 pc set

Stem Baby 3 pc set $38

aden and anais easy swaddle

Aden and Anais east swaddle $19.99

carters set

Carter’s shorts and polo set $14

tucker + tate pjs

Tucker + Tate pajama set $28

Peek whale print shorts

Peek whale print shorts $39.50


Old Navy shirt $15

Sovereign code dino pants

Sovereign Code dino print pants $35

volcom tee

Volcom Boys tee $16.50


Gap pajama set $29

nununu pants

Nununu pants $50

Hatley raincoat

Hatley raincoat $53

Peek t-shirt

Peek t-shirt $28

mini boden track pants

Mini Boden track pants $32


MOMMA LOVES… nautical accessories for women and children

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Max’s Toms and My Louboutins are getting ready for a nod to nautical this summer!

One of the most classic and ever present trends is the nautical look – its clean, polished, elegant and and overall effortless classic.  I recently did a post on stripes and thought I needed to follow it up with a nod to nautical accessories.  There are just so many beautiful options out there that can add that extra bit of something special to your look.  Nautical accessories don’t have to be all anchors and rope – the sailor vibe can be accomplished with something striped or a simple as anything red, white and/or blue color.  The look feels fresh, yet safe and easy to wear.  Nautical accessories will always be in vogue because by their very simplicity are definitively chic.  Of course, for our little ones, nautical accessories just give their look that preppy polish that’s so incredibly cute and perfect for the spring time ahead.  I can never get enough of babies and kids in a nautical look – its sweet, innocent and equally cute for little boys and girls.  So check out some of my favorite nautical accessories: tote bags, sandals, wedges, espadrilles and so much more for both you and your little ones.

First, nautical accessories for us:

nautical accessories

Tory Burch wedge $250

Deux lux tote

Deux lux tote $115

Kate Spade sandals

Kate Spade sandals $78

Rebecca Minkoff tote

Rebecca Minkoff tote $255

Soludos espadrilles

Soludos espadrilles $43

Tory Burch bag

Tory Burch bag $475

charlotte olympia sandal

Charlotte Olympia sandal $675


Asos bag $51.85

BCBG wedges

BCBG wedges $250

topshop tote bag

Topshop tote bag $76

keds sneaker

Keds sneakers $49.95

Fendi tote bag

Fendi tote bag $1000

toms wedges

Toms wedges $68.95

J crew bag

J Crew bag $55

Sophia Webster wedges

Sophia Webster wedges $250

alice and olivia tote bag

Alice + Olivia tote bag $495


River Island sandals $46.30


Fiorelli bag $109.26
schutz wedges

Schutz wedges $195.99

Jonathan Adler tote

Jonathan Adler tote bag $198

forever21 flats

Forever 21 flats $22.80

Charlotte Olympia clutch

Charlotte Olympia clutch $1095 (transparent clutch with a trio of nautical inspired inserts)

Kate Spade wedge espadrille

Kate Spade wedge espadrille $278

topshop tote

Topshop tote bag $70

Charlotte Olympia sandals

Charlotte Olympia sandals $845

sophie anderson bag

Sophie Anderson bag $420

And nautical accessories for our little ones:


Gap sandals $12.95


Vans for Crew Cuts sneakers $45

Ralph Laruen espadrilles

Ralph Lauren espadrilles $30

Toms slip ons

Toms slip ons $31.95

Michael Michael Kors espadrille

Michael Michael Kors espadrilles $54


Old Navy slip one $12.50

just one you by carters sandals

Just One Your by Carter’s sandals $7.99


Gap baby loafers $24.95

Sperry boat shoe

Sperry boat shoe $54.95

superga sneaker

Superga sneaker $44


Old Navy espadrilles $10

just one you by Carters slip ons

Just One You by Carter’s newborn slip ons $7.99

mini Melissa mary janes

Mini Melissa mary janes $55

Havaianas flip flops

Havainas flip flops $17


Gap sandal $19.95

ralph laruen deck shoes

Ralph Lauren deck shoes $34

jumping beans shoes

Jumping Beans shoes $14.99

circo slip ons

Circo slip ons $16.99

trumpette slip ons

Trumpette slip ons $32

Havaianas infant flip flops

Havaianas flip flops $17

MOMMA LOVES… graphic prints for women and kids

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Max in his graphic ‘stache top and me in my Kate Moss version…

Prints prints prints are everywhere!  Graphic prints, which can be anything from an exact photo print to an abstract illustration, is super popular right now!  The technology designers have now make these graphic prints incredibly real, beautiful and unique.  Whether the print is hyper realistic or a more vague interpretation its almost a way of wearing art.  Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy has been sending these graphic prints down the runway for several years now and those designs instantly become the must haves for every fashionista and Mary Katrantzou became and instant designer when she first debuted enormous jewelry prints in her debut collection.  Whether you call it, trompe l’oeil, photo print, graphic prints – one thing is for sure – these printed pieces are attention grabbing, special and on every one’s must have list. Of course, our children have been wearing graphic prints all along begging the question of whether the appeal of a poppy print comes from our childhood and who’s influencing who?  Graphic prints are fierce, fabulous and fun – they can be referential, exquisite, ironic or just humorous.  Regardless, they are statement pieces and something special that everyone should have in their closet.  Remember, the key with pulling off a crazy print is to keep everything else simple – one of these stunning printed pencil skirts with a  classic black tee and blazer for the office, or one of these fun graphic print tops with jeans to the park… Here are some of my favorite graphic prints from us and our little ones…

First, graphic prints for us:

Mary Katrantzou dress

Mary Katrantzou dress $2230

Nicholas dress

Nicholas dress $395

Keepsake skirt

Keepsake skirt $150

minnie rose sweater

Minnie Rose sweater $228

eleven paris tank

Eleven Paris tank $68

clover canyon dress

Clover Canyon dress $295

forever 21 skirt

Forever 21 skirt $6.80

Milly jacket

Milly jacket $500

maje sweatshirt

Maje sweatshirt $210

Blue Life pants

Blue life pants $118


Asos skirt $70.37

clover canyon new home dress

Clover Canyon dress $268


New Look top $33.32

Lovers and Friends dress

Lovers and Friends dress $160

forever21 printed tee

Forever 21 t-shirt $10.80

free people pants

Free People pants $78


Warehouse dress $92.60

stella mccartney t-shirt

Stella McCartney t-shirt $345

topshop pencil skirt

Topshop skirt $56

Cedric Charlier sweatshirt

Cedric Charlier sweatshirt $490


River island jacket $101.85

No. 21 skirt

No. 21 skirt $515


Warehouse pants $77.78

peter pilotto top

Peter Pilotto top $780

topshop orchid print dress

Topshop dress $64

givenchy tee

Givenchy doberman tee $570


Asos dress $83.34

And graphic prints for our little ones:

mini boden printed dress and bloomers

Mini boden printed dress and bloomers $38

mini boden t-shirt

Mini Boden t-shirt $22 and pants $30

J Crew dress

J Crew dress $42.50

j crew glow in the dark t-shirt

J Crew glow in the dark t-shirt $32.50

hartstrings dress and bloomers

Hartstrings dress and bloomers $48

Stella McCartney Kids comic print tee

Stella McCartney Kids tee $48

miken clothing tee

Miken clothing tee $24

Mini Boden anorak

Mini Boden anorak $58

Stella McCartney kids romper

Stella McCartney Kids romper $78


Gap shirt $19.95


Gap dress $39.95

Tony Hawk hoodie

Tony Hawk hoodie $16

peek dress

Peek dress $42

just one you by carter's

Just One You by Cater’s one piece $6

tea collection dress

Tea Collection dress $29.50


Gap hoodie $24.95

sara kety onesie

Sara Kety onesie $18

sara kety moto footie

Sara Kety footie $28


Old Navy top $8

Wes & Willy tee

Wes & Willy tee $24

Stella McCartney kids bodysuit gift set

Stella McCartney set of 7 (days of the week) bodysuit gift set $154

diesel onesie

Diesel onesie $29

onda de Mar Swim romper

Onda De Mar Swim romper $118

puma ferrari tee

Puma tee $18.20


Old Navy dress $19.95

j crew onesie

J Crew onesie $29.50

My little pony shirt

My Little Pony top $10

circo top

Circo top $5

Noe and Zoe onesie

Noe & Zoe onesie $39.95


Old Navy pajamas $10


MOMMA KNOWS… accessories make the outfit


There’s no question, as a stylist, accessories make the outfit.  The bits and pieces we choose to put with a look can dress it up, down and turn it from boring to fabulous. Now, I have a love affair with my bags and shoes, but that’s not what I’m talking about in this post…. I’m talking about all the other (sometimes forgotten) accessories  - belts, hats, scarves, statement jewelry – that can transform a little black dress or simple jeans and t-shirt.  I have never been much of a belt person but I love my scarves – my classic look is jeans or leggings with a simple top, blazer and scarf – its all about the details.  An incredible piece of statement jewelry can be all you need to turn a simple walk in the park outfit to a night not the town outfit.  Investing in classic pieces and then letting the accessories make the outfit has been a long time style secret of fashionistas everywhere.  My little boy hasn’t quite gotten into accessorizing, but I can’t resist how adorable he looks in his amber teething necklace!  Then, at Max’s music class the other day I was floored at how obsessed with accessories the little girls his age had already become, and seeing all the amazing options for them, I must admit to having a bit of childhood envy… So, check out some of my favorite scarves, belts, hats and jewels and  relax and let the accessories make the outfit for both you and your little ones…

First for Us:


Isabel Marant scarf

Isabel Marant scarf $220

spun scarves by subtle luxury

Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury scarf $50

alexander mcqueen scarf

Alexander Mcqueen scarf $295


Asos scarf $22.22

chan luu scarf

Chan Luu scarf $90


New Look scared $14.80

chan luu cashmere and silk scarf

Chan Luu scarf $245


kenneth Jay Lane necklace

Kenneth Jay Lane necklace $70

jennifer fisher momma bracelet

Jennifer Fisher “momma” bracelet $515

Elizabeth and James rings

Elizabeth and James rings $125

natalie b necklace

Natalie B necklace $88

monserat de lucca bracelet

Monserat de Lucca bracelet $71

Jules Smith necklace

Jules Smith necklace $125

Arme de L'amour arm cuff

Arme de L’amour arm cuff $350

zara necklace

Zara necklace $39.90

jennifer fisher double cuff

Jennifer Fisher double cuff $620

alexander mcqueen ring

Alexander Mcqueen ring $250

J crew necklace

J Crew necklace $130


B-Low the Belt belt

B-Low the Belt belt $195

free people hip belt

Free People belt $98

B-Low the belt raven belt

B-Low the Belt belt $110


Asos belt $27.78

Alaia belt

Alaia belt $1625

Club Monaco double wrap belt

Club Monaco double wrap belt $79.50

valentino belt

Valentino belt $439.97

HATS (and not that Pharrell at the Grammy’s Smokey the Bear number):

Melissa Odabash fedora

Melissa Odabash fedora $120

Eugenia Kim hat

Eugenia Kim hat $188

urban outfitters panama hat

Urban Outfitters panama hat $34


Catarzi hat $64.82

bop basics cashmere beanie

Bop Basics cashmere beanie $80

free people porkpie hat

Free People porkpie hat $78

Helen Kaminski

Helen Kaminski hat $285

And accessories for our little ones:

brazen hat

Brazen fedora $18


Gap fedora $16.95

Blueberry hill headband

Blueberry Hill headband $16

babiator sunglasses

Babiator sunglasses $20

fantasia belt 2 pk

Fantasia belt (2 pack) $14

j crew belt

J Crew belt $29.50

enchanted shimmer crown

Enchanted Shimmer crown $45 (this might be more for our enjoyment than there’s!)

muk luks hat

Muk Luks hat $21

peppercorn kids scarf

Peppercorn Kids scarf $30

nununu scarf

Nununu scarf $42


Old Navy headband $6.94


Gap hat $16.95

J crew charm necklace

J Crew princess charm necklace $22.50

spiderman watch

Spiderman watch $9.99

Baby Aspen 3 set of diaper covers

Baby Aspen diaper covers (set of 3) $27

jumping beans hat and mittens set

Jumping Beans hat and mittens set $8

olly and friends handbag

Olly and Friends handbag $26.60


Gap railroad hat $16.95

carter's sunglasses

Carter’s sunglasses $7.50

Trumpette skater socks

Trumpette skater socks $28


Gap bucket hat $16.95

J crew trilby hat

J Crew trilby hat $29.50

MOMMA NEEDS… the perfect tee for women and kids

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Max and I are in our uniforms – relaxed and comfortable in our favorite tees.

The absolute must have item in every wardrobe is the perfect tee.  Nothing serves our purposes more than the t-shirt that looks great, fits great and can effortlessly give us both the comfort and style we want.  But, what is the perfect tee?  It is 100% about the fit and then the rest is up to you – the boyfriend tee shrunken down and tailored, softly worn, low cut and sexy or slouchy and cool – its the item we wear the most and when you find the perfect tee you buy it in bulk.  Now a days the t-shirt market is enormous – there is literally a cut, color and variation for every possible need/want.  The truth is, much like the perfect jeans, having a great t-shirt to throw on which allows you to feel and look great without having to over think your look is priceless (but not pricey).  Nothing is more classic than jeans and a t-shirt, so its just a matter of finding the perfect one (or ones) that suit your style.  Of course, for our little ones, t-shirts are certainly the easiest and most comfortable things for them to wear.  The key is the softness of the fabric for your babies delicate skin.  A soft worn cotton is so easy to put them in (which is essential for babies and kids that are constantly moving around and not always cooperating) and always comfortable whether they’re running around in the garden or taking a nap.  I have found the Splendid and Nununu lines to be the best – their cotton is brushed and softer than a babies bottom – certainly more expensive – so always good to keep an eye out when these lines go on sale!  Check out some of my top picks for the perfect tee for both us and our little ones.

Fist for us:

Rag & Bone/JEAN tee

Rag & Bone/JEAN tee $80

LNA deep v tee

LNA tee $52

splendid slouchy tee

Splendid slouchy tee $68

forever21 tee

Forever 21 tee $12.80

free people tee

Free People tee $58

Monrow boyfriend tee

Monrow boyfriend tee $97

LNA ripped neck tee

LNA ripped neck tee $90

Current:Elliott tee

Current/Elliott tee $89


New Look tee $16.65

Pencey standard tee

Pencey Standard tee $70

forever21 scoop back linen tee

Forever 21 linen tee $12.80

Haute Hippie tee

Haute Hippie tee $135

soft joie tee

Soft joie tee $23

T by Alexander Wang tee

T by Alexander Wang tee $95

free people story teller tee

Free People tee $68

Riller & Fount muscle tee

Riller & Fount muscle tee $51

Helmut Lang tee

Helmut Lang tee $90

Michael Stars off the shoulder tee

Michael Stars off the shoulder tee $66

Helmut Lang tee

Helmut Lang tee $125

madewell tee

Madewell tee $25

Monrow oversized tee

Monrow tee $54

And for the little ones:

peek t-shirt

Peek t-shirt $28

nununu tee

Nununu tee $11 (on sale from $42)

Stella McCartney kids tee

Stella McCartney kids tee $44

hartstrings tee

Hartstrings tee $32


Gap tee $16.95

Carter's tee

Carter’s tee $9.80

mini boden t-shirts pack of 2

Mini boden t-shirts (pack of 2) $28


Old Navy tee $12.50

Burt's Bees Baby tee

Burt’s Bees Baby tee $9.95

splendid bodysuit

Splendid bodysuit $36

splendid tee

Splendid tee $32

milly minis tee

Milly Minis tee $65


Old Navy tee $12.50

Ralph Lauren top

Ralph Lauren top $25

ralph lauren baby tee

Ralph Lauren tee $16

carter's baby tees 5 pk

Carter’s baby tees (5 pack) $16.99

lili gaufrette tee

Lili Gaufrette tee $65


Old Navy (2 pack) tees $16.50

peek xo tee

Peek tee $28

nununu t-shirt

Nununu t-shirt $42


Gap t-shirt $19.95

Junk Food clippers tee

Junk Food clippers tee $21.44

Thomas & Friends doodle tee

Thomas & Friends doodle tee $14

MOMMA LOVES… heart prints – lets get ready for Valentines Day!

Valentines Day is once again upon us – it seems like the Christmas dust has only begun to settle and yet when I look around there are heart prints everywhere.   A holiday based on expressing your love for one another can’t be the worst thing and, to be fair, I really love heart prints.  I know I did a post a few months back on the love motif but I guess we could always use more love!  Children’s clothes will always feature plenty of love messages and heart prints because our children are the ultimate symbol of love but make no mistake there are lots of options for us as well!  Everything from jewelry to bags, shoes, tops and dresses feature the widely popular symbol of love and its will always be an iconic, wearable and feminine print.  I know this week I have been heavily focused on prints – but it just seems that women are looking for a way to wear their heart on their sleeves (ha ha ha – I couldn’t help myself).  But seriously, if what we wear can put a bit more love into the world why not celebrate it.  Heart prints will always be a popular, feel good trend.  Whether you’re looking for an understated heart shaped earring, or a sweater emblazoned with the L word there is something for everyone.  Nowhere are there more adorable heart prints than in baby and kids clothes – so get them ready for Valentines Day and share the love for the upcoming holiday!

first for us…

Chinti and Parker cashmere sweater

Chinti and Parker cashmere sweater $550


New Look dress $27.76

Charlotte Olympia pumps

Charlotte Olympia pumps $1450

anthropologie scarf

Anthropologie scarf $89.95

Forever 21 sweater

Forever 21 sweater $22.80

alice & olivia heart tank

Alice + Olivia top $242

Jennifer Zeuner ring

Jennifer Zeuner ring $176

Feed love tote

Feed love tote $80 (all the proceeds go towards charity – spread the love)

Alexander Mcqueen t-shirt

Alexander Mcqueen t-shirt $265


Oasis sweater $70.37

Tabitha Simmons and Toms slip ons

Tabitha Simmons and Toms slip ons $125

Lana jewelry necklace

Lana Jewelry necklace $420

Only Hearts hipster briefs

Only Hearts hipster briefs $48

Joie top

Joie top $92


Wildfox sweater $166.67

Alice + Olivia bootie

Alice + Olivia bootie $395

gorjana friendship bracelets

Gorjana (set of 2) heart friendship bracelets $68

Stella McCartney scarf

Stella McCartney scarf $400

Free people dress

Free People dress $148

Equipment cashmere sweater

Equipment cashmere sweater $298

Ipanema flip flops

Ipanema flip flops $25

stella mccartney bag

Stella McCartney bag $1235

Sundry love sweatpants

Sundry love print sweatpants $51.50

Elizabeth and James sweater

Elizabeth and James sweater $325

jennifer zeuner love ring

Jennifer Zeuner love ring $176

Alice + Olivia heels

Alice + Olivia heels $295

Alice + Olivia flats

Alice + Olivia flats $240

lovers and friends top

Lovers and Friends top $70

chinti & Parker cashmere love sweater

Chinti & Parker cashmere love sweater $550

Betsey johnson tote bag

Betsey Johnson tote bag $32.99

sophia webster shoes

Sophia Webster shoes $440


Asos dress $40.74

Equipment blouse

Equipment blouse $248

And for the little ones…

hartstrings dress and bloomers set

Hartstrings dress and bloomers set $43.40


Gap dress $20.96


Old Navy shoes $9


Gap one piece $14.97

carter's tee

Carter’s tee $9.60

flowers by zoe dress

Flowers by Zoe dress $50


Old Navy dress $16.94

UGG Australia boots

UGG Australia boots $65


Old Navy pajamas $14.94

gymboree tee

Gymboree t-shirt $14.21

Isabel Garreton body suit

Isabel Garreton body suit $78

mini boden pants

Mini Boden pants $34

Toms slip ons

Toms slip ons $37.95


Old Navy t-shirt $12

J Crew cashmere sweater

J Crew cashmere sweater $145

mighty fine sweatshirt

Mighty Fine sweatshirt $34

Isable Garreton

Isabel Garreton romper $88

sketchers heart sneakers

Sketchers sneaker $39.99


Gap t-shirt $11.21

carters set

Carters top and pants set $15.40

OshKosh puffer

OshKosh puffer jacket $27.99

hartstrings top and leggings set

Hartstrings top and leggings set $52

Tommy Tickle crib shoes

Tommy Tickle crib shoes $14.99


Old Navy t-shirt $8.50

the children's place onesie

The Children’s Place onesie $7


MOMMA LOVES… Orange crush – great orange options for us and them

As you may have noticed, I like orange.  I always like a pop of color – but orange is so special because its a statement but it doesn’t have the girly-ness of pink or the look at me of red – its a unisex color with a bit of an edge.  Its vibrant and modern and it just makes me smile.  Its just  great contrasting color to pair with shades of white, denim, or even color blocked with colors like pink and purple.  I’m not talking about an orange overhaul – it might be a pop of orange print, and orange bag or just an orange lipstick…  It brings light to the face because it has such warm undertones and I absolutely love dressing Max in orange.  The beauty of orange is its also unisex – so when we were decorating his nursery and even when I’m shopping for his clothes I know orange will go a lot further (if we happened to ever have a girl).  I also like it because its easy to keep an eye on Max when he’s wearing a bright pop of color.  So, here it is – some of my favorite orange options for women and children!

elizabeth and james dress

Elizabeth and James dress $365

Ella Moss tank top

Ella Moss top $46

tory burch hobo bag

Tory Burch hobo bag $485

Amanda Uprichard camisole

Amanda Uprichard camisole $83


Asos skirt $59.26

Rayban orange aviators

Ray-Ban orange aviators $160

free people peasant top

Free People peasant top $29.95

Rachel Pally maxi dress

Rachel Pally maxi dress $164

jimmy choo sandal

Jimmy Choo sandal $795

Autumn Cashmere pullover

Autumn Cashmere pullover $297

free people cords

Free People cords $78

deborah lippman nail polish

Deborah Lippman nail polish in Lara’s Theme $17

anthropologie coat

Anthropologie coat $179.95

Amanda Uprichard top

Amanda Uprichard top $73

aquazzura pumps

Aquazzura pumps $645


Asos shift dress $37.04

7 for all mankind jeans

7 For All Mankind jeans $169

Mac lipstick in morange

Mac lipstick in morange

anthropologie henley

Anthropologie henley $49.95

Issa dress

Issa dress $475

Charles philip shanghai flats

Charles Philip Shanghai flats $195

Brian Lichtenberg t-shirt

Brian Lichtenberg t-shirt $59

J Crew skirt

J Crew skirt $450

Annabel Ingall tote

Annabel Ingall tote $465

joie top

Joie top $62


Asos blazer $32.41

MArc by Marc Jacobs Iphone case

Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case $34

And for the little ones:

sara kety onesie

Sara Kety onesie $20


Gap pullover $17.99

Ralph Lauren shortall

Ralph Lauren shortall $29.50

Vans yo gabba gabba slip ons

Vans yo gabba gabba slip ons $39.95

hartstrings dress and bloomer set

Hartstrings dress and bloomer set $30.38

diesel hoodie

Diesel hoodie $69

J crew jacket

K-way jacket $55


Old Navy pajamas $12

Little Marc Jacobs dress

Little Marc Jacobs dress $94

Toms slip ons

Toms slip ons $31.95

Ralph Lauren polo

Ralph Lauren polo $26.25


Gap legging cords $11.99


Old Navy hat $8.97

pink vanilla dress

Pink Vanilla dress $30

mini boden shorts

Mini Boden shorts $42


Gap cardigan $19.99

Converse sneaker

Converse sneaker $28.99

mini boden skirt

Mini Boden skirt $30


Gap pants $12.95

ralph lauren romper

Ralph Lauren romper $39.50

Jumping beans fleece hoodie

Jumping Beans fleece hoodie $6.99

Nina jelly shoes

Nina jelly shoes $14.99


MOMMA LOVES… backpacks are back

That’s right, I said it – backpacks are back!  Everyone from Chanel to Forever21 is doing their version of the backpack – so it seems that childhood is once again a source of inspiration for designers.  I must confess I was a bit repelled by the trend at first – remembering it from the 80′s and the mid 90′s when, as a teenager, we all rocked the baby backpacks (some of us even adding “cool” patches and calling it our BBP).  But this is not that…  Nor is it the completely functional Jansport or North Face bags we used daily to carry our books…  These backpacks are incredibly chic and actually amazingly practical!  Think about it – carry all your stuff (and everyone else’s stuff – I’m talking to you my darling husband and baby boy) and still be hands free!  Beyond, they are actually very beautiful – whether you’re preppy or bohemian – there are some stunning variations!  Yes, it may take some getting used to in terms of style but there are so many incredible versions available that you can’t help but love them and once you start carrying on and are relieved of all that shoulder pain you’ll never look back!  That said – how you choose to carry it is, once again, a personal style choice – one strap on one strap off or old school both straps on…  PS – backpacks are something our kids actually need – why not get them something they’ll LOVE to carry… It might just get them used to carrying their own stuff for a change…  The hot new bag is absolutely the backpack – so now you and your little one can truly enjoy the same trend and you’ll each wonder who’s copying who now…

First for us:

elizabeth and james backpack

Elizabeth and James backpack $645


Asos backpack $50

Jerome Dreyfuss backpack

Jerome Dreyfuss backpack $490

Steve Madden backpack

Steve Madden backpack $88

Stella Mccartney backpack

Stella McCartney backpack $1390

Madewell rucksack

Madewell backpack $248

free people roses backpack

Free People backpack $98

MArc by Marc Jacobs backpack

Marc by Marc Jacobs backpack $498

anthropologie backpack

Anthropologie backpack $298

Target backpack

Target backpack $34.99

Jason Wu backpack

Jason Wu backpack $884 (was $1965)

Free people backpack

Free People backpack $118

B Brian Atwood

B Brian Atwood backpack $350

Baggu backpack

Baggu backpack $34

Tory Burch backpack

Tory Burch backpack $295

Topshop duffle backpack

Topshop duffle backpack $72

3.1 Phillip Lim backpack

3.1 Phillip Lim backpack $895

And of course, for our little ones:

J Crew backpack

J CRew sparkle backpack $78

Popatu rolling backpack

Popatu rolling backpack $32

Popatu rolling unicorn backpack

Popatu rolling backpack $32

skiphop zoo backpacks

Skiphop backpack $20 (comes in various animal designs)

madpax backpack

Madpax backpack $60

J crew tulle backpack

J Crew backpack $59.50

transformers light up backpack

Target transformers light up backpack $9.98

disney princess rolling backpack

Disney princess rolling backpack $35

wildkin camo serious backpack

Wildkin camo backpack $67.99

wildkin leopard backpack

Wildkin leopard backpack $44.99

eric carle elephant backpack

Eric Carle elephant backpack $14.99

hello kitty backpack

Hello Kitty backpack $19.98

spiderman rolling backpack

Spiderman rolling backpack $35

J Crew backpack glitter

J Crew glitter backpack $98

the northface backpack

The Northface backpack $35.99


MOMMA LOVES… shades of white accessories for us and them

Last week I did a post on shades of white clothing and I was SO amazed by what I saw I had to do a follow up post on all the amazing light colored accessories out there.  There crisp and fresh and brand new!  They are a must have for spring and give every look an elegant polish. It doesn’t matter what you put these white accessories with – color, black, more white – they will alway be the perfect final touch.  The abundance of white that’s now coming into stock indicates a huge trend approaching.  Most of the country has seen a lot of the white stuff due to the polar vortex and with spring approaching, get ready to see a lot more of it in our wardrobes!  White accessories are always a risk so make sure to scotch guard and leather protect to help keep them looking fresh.  Of course, I couldn’t forget our little ones – so there are plenty of white accessories to keep them looking their best… Until they find that mud puddle!

First for us:

alexander wang heels

Alexander Wang heels $525

Michael Michael Kors bag

MICHAEL Michael Kors bag $350

forever21 ballet flats

Forever21 ballet flats $22.80

monserat de luca bag

Monserat de Luca bag $247

Nicholas Kirkwood sandals

Nicholas Kirkwood sandals $1395


Asos bag $46.30

Tory Burch espadrilles

Tory Burch espadrilles $150


Asos bag $29.63

Charlotte Olympia heels

Charlotte Olympia heels $890

Diane von Furstenberg bag

Diane von Furstenberg bag $425


New Look heels $46.28

By Malene Birger tote

By Malene Birger tote $395

shoe cult sandal

Shoe Cult sandal $78

Reed Krakoff tote

Reed Krakoff tote $1690

Aldo boots

Aldo boots $83.99

Forever21 bag

Forever 21 bag $24.80

Isabel Marant wedge sneakers

Isabel Marant wedge sneakers $695

Joie tote

Joie tote $368

Christian Louboutin shoes

Christian Louboutin sandals $1045

Kate Spade tote

Kate Spade tote $268

MICHAEL Michael Kors wedges

MICHAEL Michael Kors wedges $149.95

gucci bag

Gucci bag $1650

yosi samra flats

Yosi Samra flats $70

Steven by Steve Madden bag

Steven by Steve Madden bag $68

And for the little ones:

Converse high tops

Converse high top sneakers $26.95

Mini Melissa shoes

Mini Melissa shoes $50

K-Swiss sneaker

K-Swiss sneaker $32.95

OshKosh sneakers

OshKosh sneakers $12.99

Vans slip ons

Vans slip ons $30

Stuart Weitzman sneakers

Stuart Weitzman sneakers $39

adidas shoes

Adidas sneakers $36

Ugg Australia boos

UGG Australia boots $60

Florsheim boots

Florsheim boots $54.95

Bloch ballet shoes

Bloch ballet shoes $17.95

nike sneakers

Nike sneakers $39.99

circo sneakers

Circo sneakers $19.99


Gap bear slippers $13.26

Oshkosh boots

Oshkosh boots $19.99

converse sneakers

Converse sneakers $27

footmates mary janes

Footmates mary janes $53

ralph lauren shoes

Ralph Lauren shoes $48

mini Melissa cow mary janes

Mini Melissa mary janes $50

superga shoes

Superga shoes $44