MOMMA LOVES… denim reinvented – this ain’t no blue jean baby.

There will always be a massive place in our wardrobes for blue jeans.  They are tried and true – versatile and comfortable  - but they are not what this post is about.  I’m talking about denim reinvented.  These jeans are in every color of the rainbow, they’re velvet, waxed, printed and they’re for women as well as children.  This denim is wild, elegant, rock and roll and sometimes even office appropriate.  Denim designers are thinking way outside the box and taking jeans as we know them to a whole new level.  Denim reinvented transforms the comfort and fit of your favorite jeans into high fashion trousers.  We will always have a love affair with our jeans – they are certainly part of my uniform – these are the jeans you’ve always loved with a splash of something extra special.  The denim market is so flush with innovation and technology its always interesting to see what they will think of next!  Check out some of my top picks for denim with a twist for us as well as our little boys and girls…

First for the ladies…

paige harlequin

Paige harlequin print jeans $189

forever 21 velvet baroque jeans

Forever 21 velvet baroque jeans $24.80

J Brand coated jeans

J Brand coated jeans $245

nasty gal spotted jeans

Nast Gal spotted jeans $68

AG Jeans coated jeans

AG Jeans coated denim leggings $205

7 for all mankind printed jeans

7 For All Mankind jeans $198

Blank Denim coated jeans

Blank Denim coated jeans $88

7 for all Mankind orange

7 For All Mankind jeans $169

forever 21 plaid jeans

Forever 21 plaid jeans $8.80

Frankie B jeans

Frankie B jeans $174

topshop aubergine jeans

Topshop jeans $80

Rag and bone ribbon jeans

Rag & Bone jeans $231

Frankie B ombre jeans

Frankie B coated ombre jeans $176

blank nyc polka dot

Blank NYC polk dot jeans $98

paige coated skinny jeans

Paige coated skinny jeans $269

zara floral print jeans

Zara floral print jeans $35.90

7 for all mankind jacquard jeans

7 For All Mankind jacquard jeans $198

topshop moto leopard jeans

Topshop moto leopard jeans $76

And for the little ones…


Gap heart print jeans $29.95


Gap jeans with skull patch $34.95


Old Navy floral print jeans $16.94

7 for all mankind houndstooth jeans

7 For All Mankind houdstooth jeans $38.71

peek star jeans

Peek jeans $58


Gap jeans $12.99


Old Navy jeans $19.94


Gap jeans $29.95

Tucker + Tate jeggins

Tucker and Tate jeggings $21.44

hudson camo jeans

Hudson camo jeans $59

jcrew floral jeans

J Crew floral print jeans $69.50

j crew green jeans

J Crew jeans $39.99

freestyle jeans

Freestyle jeans $14.99


Gap fleece lined jeans $29.95

zara jeans print

Zara jeans $19.99


MOMMA NEEDS…. sleepwear for us and our little ones

Twas the day before Christmas, and what shall I post?

Why, the items of clothing which we wear the most!

As bedtime approaches there are things I must share,

what to put on for bed – yes the hallowed sleepwear!

Not the boxers and t-shirts we borrow from dad,

but the jammies and slippers we all wish we had!

So many options in fleece, cashmere and cotton,

lets hope after this they won’t soon be forgotten.

Without further adieu here’s my favorite pajamas

They’re cozy and cute for both kids and their mommas!


First for the ladies…

Equipment pj set

Equipment PJ set $388

Make + Model robe

Make + Model robe $48

arlotta cashmere slippers

Arlotta cashmere slippers $79.99

wild fox pajama set

Wild Fox pajama set $118

Victoria's Secret terry robe

Victoria’s Secret terry robe $59.50

Eberjey pjs

Eberjey pajama set $97

arlotta cashmere robe

Arlotta cashmere robe $219.99

ugg pure slippers

UGG Australia slippers $119.95

aqua pajama set

Aquq pajama set $68

UGG Australia slippers knit

UGG Australia slippers $129.95

eberjey pajama set

Eberjey pajama set $152

toms slippers

Toms slippers $53.95

PJ Salvage thermal sleep shirt

PJ Salvage thermal sleep shirt $48

muk luks slippers

Muk Luks slippers $40.95

DKNY pajamas

DKNY pajamas $68

josie plush robe

Josie robe $68

Acorn spa slipper

Acorn spa slipper $39.95


Asos onesie $36.30

barefoot dreams robe

Barefoot Dreams robe $90


New Look onesie $32.65


French Connection slipper socks $12.70


Gap sleepwear $39.95

Gillian O'Mallley slipper boots

Gillian O’Malley slipper boots $14.99


Gap robe $69.95

And for the little ones:

Books to bed goodnight moon

Books To Bed Goodnight Moon book and pj set $49


Gap pajama set $24.95

hatley lamb slippers

Hatley lamb slippers $24

petit bateau sleepwear

Petit Bateau pajamas $50

bedheads pjs

Bedhead pajama set $60

baby aspen robe

Baby Aspen Robe $31


Gap sleepwear $24.95

hartstrings pajama set

Hartstrings pajama set $18.62

stride rite bear paws slippers

Stride Rite bear paw slippers $23.95

J crew cloud sleepwear

J Crew cloud sleepwear $52

jcrew glow in the dark sleep set

J Crew glow in the dark sleep set $52


Gap terry bear sleep robe $39.95

Little me footie and hat

Little me footie and hat $18

just one you by carters sleep n play

Just One You by Carter’s pajamas $7.99

UGG Australia baby bootie slippers

UGG Australis baby bootie slippers $34.96

circo footed pjs

Circo footed sleeper $12.99


Gap sleepwear $26.95

hatley robe

Hatley robe $27.05

big aspen shark robe

Big Aspen shark robe $29.99


Disney princess pajama set $16


DC Comics Batmans pajama set $14

Target character slippers

Target character slippers $9.99 (each pair)

Marvel batman slipper

Marvel batman slipper $15.95


Gap onesie $24.95

little me infant footie

Offspiring velour footie pajamas $22.50


Kissy Kissy convertible gown $38

Sesame Street Elmo robe and bootie set

Elmo robe and bootie set $16.99


MOMMA NEEDS… leggings for moms, kids and how to wear them

You’ve probably heard this before, but leggings are not pants.  They are comfortable and they can actually be incredibly chic – when worn the right way.  I wanted to do a post on leggings – providing my top picks and also giving some tips on how to wear them and how NOT to wear them.  The most important thing is to remember that it is always important to balance what you wear on top with what you have on the bottom. What I mean is – don’t wear baggy bottoms with baggy tops and don’t wear leggings with something tight on top.  A tunic with some volume or a great (longer) sweater are the best and most appropriate pairings.  When buying leggings – remember tights are not leggings – meaning, make sure they are thick and opaque – some can be quite sheer, which is not okay.  There is nothing worse that when you’re standing in front of someone in leggings, they bed over and you can see their underwear – do the test yourself when you try them on – bend over in front of the mirror and take a look for yourself – always consider the angle that might not be obvious to you that the rest of the world sees.  Another important thing, always make sure that your bum and crotch are covered – again, leggings are not pants.  Unless there are pockets, a button and a zipper – make sure that region is properly concealed with your top.  This brings me to jeggings (also known as legging jeans) – a phenomenon that scares some people but can actuality be a great alternative because they have the stretch and silhouette of a legging but they have the details of jeans – pockets (that may or may not be functional) a zipper, a button and these can be worn with a top that doesn’t necessarily need to completely cover the nether regions but should still have a bit of volume.  That said, leggings are amazing – I go through stages where them constantly – they are comfortable, versatile and when worn correctly insanely chic!  By the way, I have also included leggings made by Spanx!!  That’s right, spanx makes leggings for all you ladies who feel leggings aren’t flattering… They sure are when they’re giving you that extra support!  There are incredible versions in velvet, leather, cashmere, denim and knit – so many amazing options!  Please see below for some of my top leggings and jeggings – I should note that sometimes these pictures are style the way you should wear them and sometimes they’re styled so that you can see the pants – please take the images with a grain of salt and please nobody wear them with a crop top!

I have also included adorable options for kids who don’t necessarily have the same rules.  Babies in leggings whether they’re boys or girls are always cute, comfy and easy to get on and off for quick diaper changes.  Of course, as they grow older boys should really move on to pants and girls will start living by the leggings are not pants rule but in the meantime cute and comfortable kids clothes are always a must have!  Check out some of my top picks!

First for us:

helmut lang leggings

Helmut Lang  $920
*** these are my favorite I own them and love them – they are actually technically a jogging because of the pockets so can be worn with a shorter top.

chinti and parker leggings

Chinti and Parker  $56

donna karan cashmere blend leggings

Donna Karan cashmere blend  $550

Vince scrunched ankle

Vince $195

splendid waffle knit leggings

Splendid waffle knit  $80

J Brand legging jeans

J Brand $150

spanx leggings

Spanx $70
*** that’s right – for you ladies who feel like leggings aren’t flattering – spanx leggings!!

Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouel leggings

Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouel  $295

red leggings

Asos $14.52

j brand velveteen jegging

J Brand velveteen jegging $235

knit leggings

Asos  $36.30

rag & bone jeggings

Rag & Bone jogging  $264

velvet leggings

Asos velvet $36.30

AG jegging

AG jeggings $188

plaid leggings

Asos  $32.67 **these are for the more fashionably adventurous!

rag &bone plush jeggings

Rag & Bone plush jeggings $185
*** I own these and they are amazing – soft, comfortable and chic

guess faux leather leggings

Guess $59

splendid fair isle print

Splendid fair isle print $78

plush fleece lined leggings

Plush fleece lined leggings $75 (stay extra warm!)

and now for our little cuties!

tucker + Tate fair isle leggings

Tucker + Tate fair isle print $22


Gap jean print $18

stella mcCartney leggings

Stella McCartney $32.40

peek leggings

Peek  $24

zara printed leggings

Zara $16.90

zara leggings

Zara $15.90


Gap with sparkle stripe $29.95


Gap velour foots $11.99

J crew leggings

J Crew star print $14.50

Genuine Kids from OshKosh sweater leggings

Genuine Kids from OshKosh $8.50

hartstrings knit baby leggings

Hartstings $18.00


Just One You by Carter’s (2 pack) $6.99


Old Navy ruffled back $8.94

zara with knee patch

Zara $12.90

First Impression baby

First Impressions $8.99

Ralph Lauren cashmere

Ralph Lauren cashmere $98

J  Crew cashmere baby

J Crew cashmere $98


MOMMA NEEDS… snow gear for moms and kids

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas – but the truth is, that’s not happening her in Los Angeles… That said, in many other parts of the world the white stuff is coming down and snow gear is a true necessity.  So, whether its snowing where you are, or your planning on a ski trip or just doing a bit of apres skiing (looking cute in the outfits while drinking schnapps by the fire) I wanted to pass on some of my favorite snow gear for us mommas and our little ones! I’ve already done a post of puffer jackets so here are a few more options and the accessories to go with them!

First for us…

Canada Goose jacekt

Canada Goose jacket $595

The North Face hat

The North Face hat $40

N. Peale scarf

N. Peale cashmere and silk scarf $118.25

isabel marant concealed wedge boots

Isabel Marant concealed wedge boots $840

Mackage down coat

Mackage coat $650

LK Bennett boots

LK Bennett boots $311.50

ugg gloves

Ugg suede tech gloves $125

betsey johnson coat

Betsey Johnson coat $158

khombu boots

Khomu boots $119

N. Peal cashmere fingerless gloves

N. Peale cashmere fingerless gloves $74.25

lauren by ralph lauren jacket

Lauren by Ralph Lauren jacket $152

Ugg Australia shearling loop scarf

Ugg Australia shearling loop scarf $150

michael by michael kors boots

Michael by Michael Kors boots $245

SAM jacket

SAM jacket $295

surrell aviator hat

Surell aviator hat $59.50

mukluk boots

Muk Luks boots $122

burberry brit coat

Burberry Brit jacket $695

the north face boots

The North Face boots $129.95

ugg tech earmuffs

Ugg leather and shearling tech earmuffs $85

moncler coat

Moncler coat $1095

merona flip top gloves

Merona flip top gloves $8.79

Jonathan Adler neck warmer

Jonathan Adler neck warmer

Trotters boots

Trotters boots $94.95

Mossimo coat

Mossimo coat $35.99

madeline thompson scarf

Madeline Thompson scarf $160

Merona boots

Merona boots $44.99

And, of course, for the little ones…


Gap jacket $65


Gap hat $16.99

ugg booties

Ugg booties $50

C9 by Champion ski pants and jacket set

C9 by champion ski pants and jacket set $54.99

sorel boys boots

Sorel boots $60

The North Face gloves

The North Face gloves $24

Andrew Marc coat

Andrew Marc coat $158.40

Juicy hat

Juicy Couture hat $48

juicy couture texting gloves

Juicy Couture texting gloves $48

Sorel boots girls

Sorel girl’s boots $80

hm overalls

H&M overalls $69.95

spiked trapper

Spiked trapper hat $8.79

h&M fleece lined boots

H&M fleece lines boots $29.95

ralph lauren snowsuit

Ralph Lauren snowsuit $104.62

ralph gloves

Ralph Lauren hat and gloves set $38.50

north face bootie

North Face Booties $29.95

ZeriXposur jacket and bib snowpants

ZeroXposur jacket and snow bib $35.90

portolano hat

Portolano cashmere hat $45

portolano mittens

Portolano mittens $45

zara coat

Zara coat $35.90


Gap hat and mittens set $26.95

hm booties

H&M baby booties $9.95

hm mittens

H&M mittens $9.95

pink platinum coat and snow bib set

Pink Platinum coat and snow bib set $36.99

cherokee gloves

Cherokee gloves $4.79

circo boots

Circo boots $24.99

j crew expedition parka

J Crew expedition parka $148

j crew gloves

J Crew gloves $70

snowmaster boots

Snowmaster boots $34.99

j crew puffer coat

J Crew coat $148

j crew hat

J Crew hat $32

j crew scarf

J Crew Scarf $42

stride rite boots

Stride Rite boots $33.79

burberry puffer snowsuit with gloves and booties

Burberry puffer snowsuit with gloves and booties $295

Add down puffer and mittens

Add down puffer with mittens $138.60

cherokee earmuffs

Cherokee earmuffs $6.39

The North Face girl booties

The North Face booties $30