MOMMA LOVES – the little black dress (the go to favorite)

Yes… I know.  ANOTHER post on the little black dress…. But, New Years Eve is coming and the truth is – the little black dress will always have a staring role in everyone’s wardrobe. It is truly the go-to classic.  Its safe, figure flattering, forever appropriate and always chic.  The little black dress can last a lifetime because it truly never goes out of style.  There are SO many amazing little black dresses out there that I could probably do a full post on little black dresses every day for a year!  So, I wanted to do a select for you of the varying little black dress styles available – from lace to peplum to cutouts to fit and flare.  Every fabric and silhouette imaginable and at every price point.  They can take you from desk to date and party to party, never looking out of place.  It is the ultimate wardrobe staple – you can dress it down with a blazer and a pair of pumps for the office then dress it up with some jewels and amazing  accessories for evening.  Black can help to conceal figure flaws but can also show off your amazing silhouette once you’ve proudly shed the baby weight!  Check out some of my top picks below, the little black dress is truly an investment you never regret..

herve leger dress

Herve Leger dress $1690

4. collective lbd

4. collective dress $275


Asos dress $54.45

Cushnie et Ochs dress

Cushnie et Ochs dress $1350

maje dress lbd

Maje dress $415


Diane Von Furstenberg dress $365


New Look dress $45.35

rag and bone dress

Rag and Bone dress $325

Club Monaco Lbd

Club Monaco dress $229


New Look dress $23.58

helmut lang dress

Helmut Lang dress $210

zara dress

Zara dress $59.50

donna karan lbd

Donna Karan dress $750


Asos dress $90.74

alice + olivia dress

Alice + Olivia dress $128

DKNY dress

DKNY dress $395

herve leger dress

Herve Leger dress $950

aqua dress

Aqua dress $61.60

Velvet dress

Velvet dress $169

zara lbd

Zara dress $79.90

AND a handful or maxi options for those who might have a black tie event…

Alexis dress

Alexis dress $595

laundry dress

Laundry dress $165.93

catherine deane dress

Catherine Deane dress $1350


Asos dress $99.82

rachel pally dress

Rachel Pally dress $224

bcbg lbd

BCBG dress $498

MOMMA KNOWS… shapewear – what lies beneath the dress.

As a fashion stylist I am often working with celebrities for their red carpet appearances.  The trick with red carpet is there is no retouching and there is no cheating angles – you have to get it absolutely perfect.  A large part of getting the overall look perfect is getting the fit right – and so we have come to rely on shapewear.  That’s right, spanx baby!  You didn’t actually think celebrities were completely perfect did you?   Everyone needs a bit of extra support and there is no shame in that! It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or a size 12, women need that little bit of extra something to smooth out the lumps and bumps for the best possible silhouette.  The holidays are upon us and we have dresses to pour ourselves into (while we pour ourselves another cocktail) – so, just in time, here are some of my go-to favorite shapewear from my stylist kit that helps transform celebrities into fashion icons.

spanx high waisted briefs

Spanx high waisted briefs $36

spanx full slip

Spanx full slip $98

spanx thong

Spanx thong $72


spanx high-waisted thigh shaper

Spanx high-waisted thigh shaper $72

spanx tights

Spanx tights $28

dmondaine slip

Dmondaine slip $170

spanx shaper

Spanx shaper $38

yummy tummy bustless slip

Yummy Tummy bustless slip $57

spanx maternity hose

Spanx maternity hosiery $28

spanx maternity

Spanx maternity mid thigh $32

While we’re talking about what goes under the dress… a nude thong is a must have.  Panty lines are never in style – so don’t mess the dress ladies!  If you don’t have them already – these are the first thing models and celebrities must put on when they’re on set with me.

spanx thong but

Spanx thong $20

commando thong

Commando thong $24

Victoria's Secret thong

Victoria’s Secret thong $8.50




MATERNITY MONDAY – maternity clothes you’ll want to keep post baby!

So… you’re pregnant.  What does this mean?  Well, it means nausea, needing to pee every few minutes, trouble sleeping, needing to sleep all the time, total discomfort, swollen feet, thicker hair, that crazy need to nest and get organized, people being overly nice to you and a body that is no longer your own.  The question I would labor (ha ha) over every day was what do I wear? And so began my quest for maternity clothes that look stylish and didn’t make me feel like I was wearing someone else’s clothes. So, for all you expectant moms out there looking to dress your growing bump – here are some of my top maternity clothes that will allow you to keep warm this winter, look fabulous and even get glam for the holidays!


Asos maternity dress $50.82


Mamalicious turtleneck $54.45

tees by tina maternity dress

Tees by Tina dress $98

topshop maternity jeans

Topshop maternity jeans $76

lilac clothing dress

Lilac clothing dress $126

DKNY FEED maternity bag

DKNY diaper bag $90
*** this is in conjunction with Feed which means the profits go toward charity


New Look maternity top $36.28

topshop maternity dress

Topshop maternity dress $60


Asos maternity coat $95.28


Asos maternity shirt $45.37


Asos maternity coat $101.63


New Look maternity super soft jeans $36.28

japanese weekend maternity top

Japanese weekend maternity top $98


Gap maternity jacket $89.95

isabella oliver maternity tunic

Isabella Oliver maternity tunic $145


Asos maternity sweater $72.60


Asos velvet maternity leggings $36.30


Asos maternity dress $72.70