The thought of summer knits may seem counter intuitive but what better way to buy things now that you can layer and wear later too! Summer stock is vanishing quickly so it’s time to start thinking about those transitional pieces that get us from season to season. Perfect summer knits can be supper light weight, open weave or translate into sexier cuts and silhouettes but there’s no question – they’re fabulous. When the nights get cooler there is nothing better to throw on that something that gives us that extra layer without adding bulk or taking away from our great summer look. This isn’t an outerwear kind of season, but it’s just perfect for some great summer knits. Light sexy sweaters are always in style and always a great addition to any wardrobe. Check out my favorite summer knits to transition your from summer to fall in light sexy style.
Great gliders are often the centerpieces of our nurseries. Unlike everything else for our children’s room – these rockers aren’t something that we have to get rid of in a free years so they should be something you truly love. Our little ones quickly out grow their crib, changing table and even the decor in as little as 2 years, but the gliders are their to stay. Whether they remain in your child’s room as s/he grows or gets transferred into your room this is truly one of the most important pieces of furniture you will buy for your nursery and should be given plenty of thought and consideration. This is YOUR chair, the chair that you will be living in for breast feeding to story time so it needs to be both comfortable as well as pleasing to the eye. When we were designing Max’s nursery, the rocker was my top purchase and my favorite piece in the room. Check out my favorite gliders and think about which version will suit your nursery today and your home for years to come.
Ahhhh, boyfriend jeans, denim’s gift to women… For year we’ve stolen our partner’s pants for a casual Sunday afternoon and even in the early days of pregnancy but somewhere along the line they became a thing. A real, proper, undeniable trend. These boyfriend jeans have been redesigned so they’re relaxed in all the right places but still 100% feminine. Pair them with flats and you’re favorite little white tee for running errands or chasing our little one around the part or with a great sexy top and sky high heels for a cool evening on the own – they are super sexy in the most understated way. As a mom, they truly are the best because I get to be comfortable and relaxed yet super stylish and best of all – it doesn’t matter what my little guy throws at me they still look great!!! So check out the best thing to happen to mom’s and denim – my favorite boyfriend jeans that you’re significant other could never pull off!
I love love love personalized jewelry because I believe that jewelry should be personal. Of course there are the standard Sex and the City inspired name plates (who could forget the famous “Carrie” necklace) but beyond that are the sentimental pieces with your loved ones initials that are unique to you. Beautiful personalized jewelry tells a story of who you are in a delicate, subtle and super special way. These aren’t the loud statement pieces, these are the pieces you wear close to your heart – the initials of your husband or baby – that you treasure above all else because they actually mean something. They don’t have to cost a lot, they don’t have to be gifted, personalized jewelry speaks to you, the individual, the wearer and while it makes a great gift it’s also something you can buy for yourself. Whether it’s a ring or a necklace, gold or gold plated – the sentiment is draw. Check out my favorite personalized jewelry and consider the beauty in accessorizing for your love.
Ladies, I am not athletic type hiking the canyons and hitting the gym but I don’t mind a bit of sporty chic every now and then. Sportswear has infiltrated the land of ready to wear in recent years and the look has an urban edge making it more wearable than traditional workout wear. Thanks largely to designer Alexander Wang sporty chic has been in vogue for some time and showing no signs of abating. What this means for us is that we get the comfort and ease of being in our sweats while remaining stylish. True sporty chic is all in the details – your traditional sweatshirt in luxe fabrics like silk or cashmere, and super cool techno elements that give your look a sporty chic edge. This is one of those great trends that allow us, as fashion forward mothers, to keep up with our little ones without sacrificing great style. Check out some of my favorite interpretations of the sporty chic movement and get ready for the perfect merge of form and function!
Finding the perfect stylish pregnancy wear isn’t necessarily the easiest mission but it certainly helps makes for a more exciting nine months. Why sacrifice taste just because our bodies are no longer our own? It’s time, more than ever before, to celebrate our bodies and show off that glorious baby bump with some super stylish pregnancy wear. The key is to stick with what you love and walk that line between comfortable and fashionable. There are so many great options in maternity clothes these days that most of the work has been done for us! So, check out my favorite stylish pregnancy wear of the week and tell the hubby to get the camera out and document this amazing time in your lives!
Oh girls, it’s hot outside and everyone is on the hunt for the hottest summer style for less – because less is more this summer… right? We wear less so we should spend less too but that never means sacrificing taste. Getting great summer style for less means seeking out adorable dresses, rompers, shorts and skirts that can get your through this crazy heat wave of a summer, looking great without killing your budget. Even the most simple pieces punctuated with fabulous (yet also inexpensive) accessories are a great look – easy to wear and effortlessly chic! Check out my favorite options for enjoying your summer style for less!
That’s right, I said it – white accessories because it’s now of never. The fashion lore goes that there’s a no white after Labor Day clause in the fashion constitution (although any true fashionista will tell you rules are meant to be broken) so guess what ladies – it’s time! It’s time to rock the white accessories like they’ll not be seen again until next year come September. Those gorgeous, crisp and clean bags and shoes that make me neurotically chase my child around with a wet paper towel when the ice cream truck shows up are beyond fabulous and add the perfect exclamation to point to every outfit. Certainly you’ll notice that white accessories are a long time favorite among fashion bloggers and editors because they’re a clean palette that exude chic sophistication and polish. So break out the heavy duty cleaners and invest in some incredible white accessories this summer, before the fashion police of yore rain on your parade after Labor Day.
A friend of mine was skyping me while choosing a dress for an event and she held up a gorgeous red midi length dress and proclaimed – “I like the color but I’m not sure about the length..” I recoiled in horror and screamed “put it on right now!!! It’s THE length to be in right now!” I understand why it’s an intimidating length – cut below the knee somewhere around mid calf – it’s certain to make your dad happy – but the truth is it’s incredible feminine, sexy and MODERN. The midi length for both skirts and dresses has been wildly popular for the past 2 years and with good reason – ladylike chic. If you’re concerned about it being too unsexy (because we all want a bit of sex appeal) opt for a more body conscious silhouette and high pair of heels but make no mistake this is THE must have length for all the fashion loving ladies. Check out my favorite midi length skirts and dresses to keep you looking chic, feminine and yes, even sexy.
One of the most important thing on every expectant mother’s wish list are fabulous baby bags. IT’s these diaper bags you’ll be hauling around 24/7 to carry all the diapers, wipes, binkies and blankets that come with having a baby. The best baby bags are light weight but sizable so you can carry around everything you might need in an emergency blow out situation (trust me within the first week you’ll know what this is) without killing your back. I remember the day after I got out of the hospital we were taking Max t the pediatrician for a weigh in and I wasn’t going to bring my Gucci baby bag since we weren’t going to be long, but grabbed it at the last minute… which was fortunate as upon arrival at the Dr. I discovered my first full blown blow out situation. These baby bags aren’t just an accessory – they’re a necessity so you may as well find one you love! Check out my favorite diaper bags that you’re friend’s without babies will covet!
And some fabulous baby bags that the dad’s can feel happy to carry as well: