MOMMA PLEASE??? cashmere for babies – j crew’s amazing luxe baby knits!

That’s right, I said it, cashmere for babies. Its CRAZY – they grow out of it SO quickly, they spit up on it, poop on it, basically destroy it – but it is SO insanely cute that I had to share these with you.  J crew only recently started designing for babies and, WOW do they know what cute is.  Here are a couple of the amazing cashmere items for our little ones that make me want to break my, no cashmere ’til you’re older, rule.  For the baby who has everything, the J Crew cashmere collection…

cashmere baby sweater jcrew

J Crew sweater $145

cashmere striped sweater jcrew

J Crew sweater $145

jcrew cashmere baby je t'aime

J Crew sweater $145

The dude cashmere sweater j crew

J Crew sweater $145

cashmere one piece jcrew heart

J Crew one piece $178

cashmere onepiece skull halo

J Crew one piece $178

cashmere baby leggings j crew

J Crew leggings $98

cashmere blanket j crew

J Crew baby blanket $198

MOMMA PLEASE?? kids holiday style

Thanksgiving is a week away, Chanukah is less than a week and Christmas is fast approaching!! Its time to start planning our little one’s holiday outfits…  Whether you prefer the cozy seasonal sweaters with colorful bottoms or like them to go all out in holiday finery, I have enjoyed compiling adorable options for your little ones (and mine) that will melt our hearts.

First for the little ladies…

holiday dress for girls Baby CZ

Baby CZ dress $212

baby holiday dress H&M

H&M dress $14.95

holiday dress girls Zara

Zara dress $39.90

gap love sweater

Gap sweater $36.95

kids holiday dress peek

Peek dress $78

sparkle boots J Crew

J Crew boots $168

holiday dress girls

H&M dress $9.95

holiday blouse H&M girls

H&M blouse $17.95

glitter high tops J Crew

J Crew shoes $118

holiday dress Gapkids

Gap dress $60

holiday dress gap kids

Gap dress $98

holiday style kids skirt Peek

Peek skirt $38

holiday dress H&M

H&M dress $19.95

gold mesh dress sweet kids

Sweet Kids dress $58

little marc jacobs holiday dress

Little Marc Jacobs dress $537

ralph lauren dress and bloomers set

Ralph Lauren dress and bloomers set $55

H&M girls bag

H&M bag $12.95

carters dress target

Carters dress $19.99

zara girls hoiday jacket

Zara jacket $45.90

Holiday dress crew

J Crew dress $122

holiday dress velvet H&M

H&M dress $14.95

oshkosh b'gosh shoes

Oshkosh B’gosh shoes $16.99

holiday dress Gap

Gap dress $60

And for our little guys…

Holiday sweaters for kids

Gap sweater $39.95

kids shirt and tie set old navy

Old Navy shirt and tie set $19.94

dolce and gabbana onesie tux

Dolce and Gabbana onesie $195

Holiday Sweater Cherokee

Cherokee sweater $12

metallic sneakers H&M kids

H&M shoes $24.95

santa kids fleece

Old Navy fleece $16.94

holiday style kids hartstrings

Hartstrings romper $42

holiday pants gap

Gap pants $16.95

minnetonka baby booties

Minnetonka baby booties $19.95

boys shirt H&M

H&M shirt $4.95

h&m velvet pants

H&M pants $24.95

H&M shirt tie combo

H&M shirt and tie set $17.95

miniclasix 2 pc velveteen look saks

Miniclasix velveteen 2 pc look $70

H&M holiday sweater boys

H&M sweater $17.95

christmas sweater Peek

Peek sweater $48

velvet boys blazer J Crew

J Crew velvet blazer $140

colored trousers Zara

Zara trousers $19.90

armani jr 3 pc set

Armani Jr 3 pc set $215

christmas pjs

Gap pjs $24.95


MOMMA NEEDS… the puffer jacket for us and our little ones.

Baby, its cold outside and what better way to keep warm but the puffer jacket! Its like wearing your comforter – cozy and warm, but you don’t really have to LOOK like you’re wearing your comforter.  Puffer jackets are still wondrously comfy, but tailored and chic and perfect to throw on with jeans to the park, as well as over a little black dress for a nice dinner out.  Weather and water resistant, they allow you full movement, look amazing and protect you and your little ones from the frosty winter weather. They also provide and extra layer of protection for the clumsier little ones out there – its almost like wrapping them in bubble wrap!  So, here are some of my favorite puffers at every price point for us and our precious little ones.

***special note – when buckling your child into a carseat ALWAYS take off their outerwear. Things like puffer jackets add extra bulk to your little one and in a crash that could mean s/he is not properly buckled in according to their actual size….

First for the momma’s…

puffer jacket burberry

Burberry jacket $995 available at


Pyrenex coat $1640 available at

puffer jacket h&m

H&M jacket $79.95 available at

Puffer jacket juicy couture

Juicy Couture jacket $328 available at

tory burch puffer jacket shop

Tory Burch jacket $550 available at

ultimate puffer jacket Moncler

Moncler jacket $1245 available at

puffer jacket aqua

Aqua jacket $158.40 available at

puffer jacket Zara

Zara jacket $119 available at

Puffer jacket SAM

SAM jacket $295 available at


New Look jacket $62.28 available at

For the little ladies…

puffer jacket ralph lauren girls

Ralph Lauren jacket $101.50 available at

puffer jacket Zara girls

Zara jacket $35.90 available at

puffer jacket burberry girls

Burberry jacket $250 available at

Target hooded puffer

Target puffer vest $12.99 available at


Mini Rodini jacket $121 available at

puffer jacket zara

zara puffer jacket $65.90 available at

puffer jacket kids H&M

H&M jacket $24.95 available at


Rothschild coat and mittens $29.69 available at

Moncler puffer jacket

Moncler jacket $435 available at

puffer vest

Old Navy puffer vest $22 available at

for the little men in our lives…

puffer jacket Zara

Zara jacket $35.90 available at

puffer vest

Old Navy vest $18 available at


Cherokee jacket $32.99 available at

puffer jacket Moncler

Moncler jacket $465 available at

puffer jacket

Old Navy jacket $30 available at

puffer vest

Gap puffer vest $39.95 available at

puffer jacket

Zara jacket $39.90 available at

Patagonia puffer jacket

Patagonia jacket available at


Old Navy puffer vest $24.94 available at

puffer jacket Zara

Zara jacket $39.90 available at

jojo maman bebe puffer jacket

Jojo Maman bebe jacket $82 available at

MOMMA PLEASE… cool nursery furniture for kids of all ages

I wanted to do a quick post on great nursery and kids room furnishings… I saw this amazing sale on today and there are things I covet and wanted to share with all of you.  I love a pop of color, some modern shapes, and just great “make believe” furnishings that my little one can enjoy.  Here are some fabulous additions for our kiddo’s space!

pangea home

Pandea home chair $369

pangea home kids

Pangea home chair $419

vetro crib bel bambini

Vetro crib $3950

kidkraft bed

Kid Craft bed $135.99

fantasy bed

cottage loft bed $1899

kid kraft kitchen

Kid Kraft kitchen $142.12 (to get him out of my kitchen!)

kidkraft vintage kitchen

Kid Kraft vintage kitchen $186

snurk princess duvet and pillow set

Snurk princess duvet and pillow set $120

rainbow nightlight

Urban Outfitters Rainbow nightlight $16

kid kraft firehouse book shelf

Kid Kraft book shelf $108.49

bloom fresco highchair

Bloom Fresco highchair $650

baby piano

Schoenhut Elite Spinet & bench piano $118.49

MOMMA LOVES… in honor of Movember – the mustache and lips pop prints

It is that time of year again, Movember, and I wanted to do my bit to draw attention to men’s health.  Since neither I nor my child can actually grow a must ache myself, (thankfully), I wanted to feature the insanely popular mustache print trend. I am coupling it with the lips print trend to add a bit of feminine flare for both us and our wee ones.  It may seem crazy to wear mustache and lip prints, but as a stylist I have always believed fashion shouldn’t be so serious… Why not dress with a bit of humor and levity, (within reason – I mean we still want to look chic) and these pop art prints are very of the moment.  So, ladies get your husband’s in for screening and without further adieu, here are some of my favorite lips and ‘staches: First for us…


Stella McCartney dress $2955

markus lupfer lip print sweatpants

Markus Lupfet sweatpants $305


Milly top $93.80

Charlotte Olympia flats

Charlotte Olympia shoes $348.75

Lauren Moshi top lip print

Lauren Moshi top $103


Lulu Guiness bag $106.69 available at

diane von furstenburg clutch

Diane Von Furstenburg clutch bag $345 available at

Lip print t-shirt

Zara t-shirt $35.90 available at

hm lip loafers

H&M loafers $29.95 available at

Jimmy Choo clutch

Jimmy Choo clutch bag $985 available at

mustache sweater Zara

Zara sweater $59.90 available at

Kotur clutch

Kotur clutch $650

Mustache sweatshirt

Forever 21 sweatshirt $17.80 available at

and for the little ones…

mustache print kids pants

Doodle pants $22 available at

lip print kids

Zara t-shirt $16.90 available at

mustache body suit

Gap bodysuit $12.95


Juicy Couture t-shirt $28.42

mustache print top

Target top $12.74

mustache pjs

Tucker and Tate pjs $26

lip print dress

Milly dress $111

mustache print shirt

Old Navy t-shirt $6 available at

lip print hoodie

Mini and Maximus hoodie $48 available at

mustache pacifier

FCTRY pacifier $12.95 available at


J Crew t-shirt $44 available at

mustache bodysuits

Kohl’s 2 pack bodysuits $9

mustache print t-shirt

Zara t-shirt $16.90 available at

MOMMA NEEDS… for tired eyes – when all else fails, sunglasses

So, you’ve done all you can do after a sleepless night with your little one and still feel like you look like you’ve been hit by a bus.  The solution – a great pair of sunglasses! Nothing can transform your look and make you feel like a million dollars (when you feel like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards) like hiding behind a hot pair of sunglasses.  That layer of protection between you and the rest of the world (that probably had a good night sleep) which does an amazing job of camouflaging your tired eyes.  Added bonus – the extra protection from the sun will help prolong aging around they eyes!  Here are some of my favorite sunglass styles to give you that polished look when all you want to do is crawl back into bed.  I have included a range of prices but it’s important to note that you get what you pay for – when you buy a cheap pair of sunglasses thats great and you don’t have to be precious about losing them or breaking them – but they don’t provide the same level of protection from the sun…  That said, ALWAYS remember to wear sunblock.  Seriously.  Even though its winter – the sun still gets you and nothing will age you faster than the sun.

rayban colored mirrored aviators net

Rayban aviators $160 available at

aviators rayban saks

Rayban aviators $160 available at ***these mirrored aviators are timeless and come in a range of colors – I have 4 pairs!!

top shop aviators

Topshop aviators $24 available at

chloe sunglasses theoutnet

Chloe sunglasses $96 available at

oversized sunglasses top shop

Topshop sunglasses $32 available at

Shloe sunglasses oversized

Chloe sunglasses $325 available at

balenciaga sunglasses

Balenciaga sunglasses $110 available at

tom ford sunglasses

Tom Ford sunglasses $390 available at

top shop cateye sunglasses

Topshop sunglasses $28 available at

rayban sunglasses intermix

Rayban sunglasses $150 available at

persol sunglasses

Persol sunglasses $220 available at

tom ford cateye sunglasses

Tom Ford sunglasses $380 available at

asos cateye sunglasses

Asos sunglasses $17.80 available at

chloe cateye sunglasses

Chloe sunglasses $109.98 available at

I’ve include some fun baby sunglasses as well – the Babiator line is SO cute – they’re great protection for little one’s eyes – come in a range of colors (And a range of sizes) plus they are SUPER durable and can survive the crushing blows of even the wildest toddlers!

babiators red

Babiator sunglasses $22 available at (size 0-3 years available in various colors)

babiators 3-7 year old

Babiator sunglasses $20 available at (these are sizes 3-7years in a range of colors)

babiators black

Babiator polarized sunglasses $35 available at

MOMMA WANTS… Isabel Marant for H&M

That’s right, you heard me, Isabel Marant – darling of the fashion world – is doing a capsule collection for H&M and it arrives in stores TOMORROW – November 14th!  Isabel is known for her bohemian meets rock n’roll style and, basically, does EVERYTHING right. You can’t help but salivate over everything new and amazing she comes out with and the fact that she is now doing a far more affordable (though still pricey for H&M) collection is beyond major!  Every magazine, stylist, blogger, celebrity and fashion editor is clamoring to get their hands on these hot ticket items.  There were massive press events last night in New York and Los Angeles for said editor, bloggers and celebrities and everyone went nuts shopping to their hearts content and now you can too.  But, be warned, this collection will sell out FAST.  I’m talking instantly and then the only way to get your hands on the deigns will be when it ends up on ebay at twice the price.  I should note that this is not just womenswear, she has done mens and… KIDS!  I have highlighted some of my top picks below – its not available to buy just yet…  a few more hours ladies… on your mark. get set….

isabel marant for h&m skirt

Isabel Marant for H&M skirt $69.95

isabel marant for h&m lace top

Isabel Marant for H&M top $99

isabel marant for h&m jeans

Isabel Marant for H&M jeans $99

isabel marant for h&m tank

Isabel Marant for H&M tank $69.95

isabel marant for h&m boots

Isabel Marant for H&M boots $299

isabel marant for h&m dress

Isabel Marant for H&M dress $129

isabel marant for h&m blouse

Isabel Marant for H&M blouse $69.95

isabel marant for h&m sequin pants

Isabel Marant for H&M pants $199

A sample of adorable kids clothes…

isabel marant for h&m skirt girls

Isabel Marant for H&M skirt $34.95

isabel marant for h&m boots for girls

Isabel Marant for H&M boots $99

isabel marant for h&m boys cardigan

Isabel Marant for H&M cardigan $69.95

isabel marant for h&m boots for boys

Isabel Marant for H&M boots $99


MOMMA LOVES… the union jack print – it not just for the royals!

Okay, yes, my husband is English and my grandmother is english, which makes my son more English than anything else – but I just happen to love the union jack print.  For those unfamiliar with “union jack” it’s the British flag but also a long time symbol for everything from the punk movement to the monarchy and it is a print that transcends British pride and has become a part of our pop culture.  No other flag has been used so often and in so many ways as the union jack.  Countless artists, musicians, fashion designers and even furniture designers have used the british flag to represent everything from anarchy to just great aesthetic design.  We can see it used in fashion at the highest end by designers such as Alexander Mcqueen as well as in less expensive labels and children’s lines.  My darling Max has been wearing his union jack printed clothes from the moment he was born (of course he was born when the UK was hosting the Olympics so you can imagine the amount of onesies, pjs and various other union jack souvenirs we were gifted) but has continued to rock the design.  I myself am obsessed with my Alexander Mcqueen spiked union jack clutch (which I have featured here in a past post) as well as my Zara tees emblazoned with the flag.  Why not salute the birth place of the Rolling Stones and the Sex Pistols as well as Kates Moss and Middleton!  So, here are some of my favorite union jack inspired items that will give you that effortlessly cool look whilst keeping that stiff upper lip!

First for us:

Union Jack top Givenchy

Givenchy union jack t-shirt $295

union jack clutch skull clasp Alexander mcqueen

Alexander Mcqueen union jack clutch $1695 available at
*** this comes in varying colors and textures – I have the black with silver spikes version of this

union jack sweater Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal sweater $78 available at

Union jack cashmere sweater Lucien Pellat Finet

Lucien Pellat Finet cashmere sweater $2290 available at

Union Jack Converse sneakers

Converse sneakers $90 available at

union Jack tank top Forever 21

Forever 21 tank $51.80 available at

union Jack scarf Alexander Mcqueen

Alexander Mcqueen union jack scarf $636.16

Union jack tee Zara

Zara t-shirt $25.90 available at

union jack bag Vanessa Bruno

Vanessa Bruno bag $334.80 available at

And for the little ones:

union jack baby shoes converse

Converse shoes $19.99 available at

union jack london fashion sweatshirt forever 21

Forever 21 sweatshirt $17.80 available at

union jack kids tshirt capital k

Kapital K $28 available at

union jack sweatpants happiness

Happiness sweatpants $68 available at

london union jack old navy

Old Navy t-shirt $8.94 available at

union jack sweatshirt boys Zara

Zara sweatshirt $29.90 available at

Wellie boots union jack Hunter

Hunter wellies $95 available at

union jack sweatshirt Macy's Guess

Guess sweatshirt $46.50 available at


Rowdy Sprout t-shirt $42 available at

union jack t-shirt zara kids

Zara t-shirt $16.90 available at

MOMMA NEEDS… a winter coat for us and them

Its that time of year again…  Coat season!  For some of you, its already below zero and snowing, while for others (such as myself in southern California) it getting into the 50′s at night and we too are freezing (thinner skin and all).  So, unless you are in the southern hemisphere, its time to buy a winter coat for both you and your little ones! Buying a great winter coat is important on so many levels, first off – its something you will most likely put on everyday so it needs to be  both functional (keep you warm) and beautiful (often its the only thing people are going to see).  These 2 things don’t always go hand in hand – coats can often look frumpy, tired and conceal all the hard work you’ve put into choosing your nice outfits!  So here it is – my favorite coats of the season for you and your little boys and girls…  Please note that I do like to include some crazy expensive options, which may be affordable for a small handful of you, but more than anything they are meant to be inspirational.  Seeing what the top fashion designers are doing just further illustrates how AMAZING the less expensive lines are at delivering high end designs at more affordable price points! So without further adieu…

First for us…

Chic coat Givenchy

Givenchy Coat $4835 available at

Winter Coat chic black Zara

Zara coat $239 available at

chic black coat BCBG

BCBG coat $468 available at

J Crew coat color block

J Crew coat $398 available at

red coat Burberry London

Burberry London coat $1595 available at

plaid coat Free People

Free People coat $348 available at

camel coat Reiss

Reiss coat $660 available at

camel coat Zara

Zara coat $189 available at

toggle white coat Marc New York

Marc New York coat $465 available at


Helmut Lang coat $836.50 available at


Belstaff coat $2295 available at

winter coat asos

Asos coat $151.28 available at

winter coat Club Monaco

Club Monaco coat $398 available at

winter coat H&M

H&M coat $49.95 available at

For out little ladies…

girl plaid coat Zara

Zara coat $65.90 available at

girls winter coat American Wigeon

American Widgeon coat $67.20 available at

girls winter coat star print Gap

Gap coat $49.95 available at

girls winter coat Cherokee

Cherokee coat $24.29 available at

girls winter coat American Widgeon

American Widgeon coat $98 available at

baby girls winter coat

Old Navy coat $28 available at

girls red coat j crew

J Crew coat $198 available at

and our little men…

winter coat ralph lauren sale kids

Ralph Lauren coat $136.50 available at

boys pea coat H&M

H&M coat $49.95 available at

boys winter coat gap

Gap coat $42.95 available at

baby boy coat zara

Zara coat $45.90 available at

boys toggle coat Old Navy

Old Navy coat $28 available at

boys coat Zara

Zara coat $65.90 available at

baby boy coat H&M

H&M coat $29.95 available at

Jacadi boys coat sale

Jacadi coat $97.30 available at

MOMMA TIPS… the miracle that is baking soda

Baking soda must be a woman because she sure can multi-task!  Sure, itts been a long time trusty ingredient for baking and has also occupied space in our fridge/freezer to keep everything fresh and deodorized but it is SO much more. Its delicate enough to clean our teeth yet effective enough to scour our pots and pans.  It can deodorize and clean just about anything and on top of all of that its actually eco-friendly!   But here are 2 ways that baking soda has helped me that I wanted to share with all of you.

First, my son kept on getting these heat rashes when he was quite young and I didn’t know what to do…  His skin is so delicate  and all baby soaps and moisturizers just seemed to make it worse. Then I heard a tips about baking soda.  I would run him a warm bath and sprinkle in baking soda and let him soak in it.  The heat rash quickly went away.  Something inexpensive that we already have in our house and was able to take discomfort away from my precious boy – baking soda gets a gold star!

Secondly, I was on a photo shoot recently and I was styling an actress in very delicate fabrics – lace, silk, cashmere and (as tends to happen) the body makeup she was wearing got all over the clothes.  By the suggestion of someone on set we mixed some water with baking soda and soaked the garments, hung them to dry and the stains disappeared!  So, of course, now I keep a trusty box of arm and hammer in my stylist kit!

I know everyone already has a box (or 20) in their house but explore the many uses of it that you might not be aware of – replace your harsh household cleaners with baking soda – it not only helps protect the environment but its safe to use around your kids and it really works!