MOMMA LOVES… shorts in the summer time


Time for popsicles, bathing suits and SHORTS!

Summertime is shorts season and it’s time to free your legs ladies.  Whether you want something relaxed and casual or a dressier options there is no lack of great options.  The perfect shorts fit you perfectly, show of those stems and also provide you the comfort of pants…  That’s right, the flexibility to chase your child around, pick them of the ground when they’re in tantrum mode and still look pulled together and summer-ific.  Whether you’re poolside or at a summer bbq – paired with flip flops and your favorite tee or heels and a sexy blouse these shorts are must haves! Not a great idea for the office or a wedding, but pretty appropriate for plenty of your other summer activities! Check out my favorite shorts of the season and get going on that spray tan because you may be retiring your jeans for July and August!

Roksanda short

Roksanda short $985

Boutique Moschino short

Boutique Moschino short $425

Vince short

Vince short $155

Asos culottes

Asos culottes $28

Haute Hippie short

Haute Hippie short $695

Milly short

Milly short $200

Free People short

Free People short $128

Forever 21 short

Forever 21 short $14.90

Chloe short

Chloe short $895

Alice & Olivia short

Alice & Olivia short $374

Ella Moss short

Ella Moss short $148

Topshop short

Topshop short $68

Rag & Bone short

Rag & Bone short $350

Alice & Olivia short

Alice & Olivia short $220

BCBG short

BCBG short $158

Asos short

Asos short $33


MOMMA WANTS… colorful bags (to pop my look)


This is from a shoot I style years ago and it resonates with me even more today – the take away is that I feel like I’m constantly cleaning up after my little guy – but there’s no reason I shouldn’t look fabulous with a great colorful bag!

People tend to gravitate towards black but I have always been a huge fan of colorful bags – if you’re going to accessorize you may as well make a statement, right?  I live in neutrals – jeans and t-shirts, little black dresses, tons of basics so bags and shoes are often the pop in my outfit.  Great colorful bags are a perfect way to add a spark to your look no matter what your style, age or size – they are the greatest common denominator among women.  You have the rest of your life to get a black bag – go for something bright and strong.  There are a million things in our lives to be practical so buy the colorful bags and take a walk on the wild side.  Choose your favorite color and add a pop to your wardrobe with a fabulous accessory!  Check out my favorite colorful bags and have fun with your look!

Anya Hindmarsh bag

Anya Hindmarsh bag $1550

Coach bag

Coach bag $425

Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs bag $299.80

Asos bag

Asks bag $40

Valentino bag

Valentino bag $2445

Tory Burch bag

Tory Burch bag $425

Rebecca Minkoff bag

Rebecca Minkoff bag $295

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $24.90

Balenciaga bag

Balenciaga bag $2375

Diane von Furstenberg bag

Diane von Furstenberg bag $528

Kate Spade bag

Kate Spade bag $298

Marc B bag

Marc B bag $98

Chloe bag

Chloe bag $1850

MICHAEL Michael Kors bag

MICHAEL Michael Kors bag $358

Vince Camuto bag

Vince Camuto bag $278

Express bag

Express bag $59.90

MOMMA LOVES… boho prints


This is my summer swan song – get some awesome boho prints and spend as much time outdoors as possible!

Summer is all about being outside, dressing down and wearing some amazing boho prints.  What I mean by this is everything from the more abstract tie dyed pieces to the more modern hippie aztec prints – but it’s all about hipster meets hippie and it feels exactly right for the hot weather.  Great boho prints are everywhere, at every price point and for every lifestyle.  You don’t have to be a 60′s loving, festival girl to rock this trend – it’s all in the way you style it.  A great boho print piece like an aztec print top tucks beautifully into a pencil skirt for work and a fabulous tie dyed dress with some fabulous flat sandals works for just about everything.  Remember the key is to never where a trend head to toe – it’s always about a balance.  So check out my favorite boho prints for summer and feel free and pretty this season!

Balmain jacket

Balmain jacket $2301

Camilla playsuit

Camilla playsuit $399

6 Shore Road pants

6 Shore Road pants $145

Esprit cape

Esprit cape $53

Etro dress

Etro dress $1818.91

Raquel Allegra dress

Raquel Allegra dress $269

Blue Life romper

Blue Life romper $161

Re:named dress

Re:named dress $62

Ralph Lauren pants

Ralph Lauren pants $995

Young Fabulous & Broke dress

Young Fabulous & Broke dress $234

River Island coat

River Island coat $135

Forever 21 shirt

Forever 21 shirt $17.90

Haute Hippie jacket

Haute Hippie jacket $895

Fausto Puglisi shirt and skirt

Fausto Puglisi shirt $390 and skirt $678

9 Seed dress

9 Seed dress $164

Asos dress

Asks dress $45

MATERNITY MONDAY… must have pregnancy wear

Are you wondering what pregnancy wear to wear when you’re expecting?  You’ve come to the right place because I am breaking down all the most fabulous maternity clothes of the week right here.  The right pregnancy wear sticks true to your personal aesthetic while still being comfortable, appropriate and accommodating for your growing mid section.  This is one of the most special times in your life, so take pictures and try to enjoy it (before the sleepless nights are upon you).  Treat yourself to some adorable (though now unaffordable) pregnancy wear that will get you through the next crazy 9 months feeling stylish and confident.  Check out some of my favorite super chic pregnancy wear of the week and style that gorgeous bump!

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $69

Fillyboo maternity top

Fillyboo maternity top $81

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans $198

Pink Blush maternity dress

Pink Blush maternity dress $56

H&M maternity top

H&M maternity top $17.95

Topshop maternity skirt

Topshop maternity skirt $52

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $55

Topshop maternity top

Topshop maternity top $56

Topshop maternity shorts

Topshop maternity shorts $65

Fillyboo maternity/nursing dress

Fillyboo maternity/nursing dress $99

Asos maternity romper

Asos maternity romper $58

Fillyboo maternity dress

Fillyboo maternity dress $109

Topshop maternity cami

Topshop maternity cami $30

Topshop maternity jeans

Topshop maternity jeans $70

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $87

Asos maternity maxi dress

Asos maternity maxi dress $87

MOMMA’S UNDER $100… best buys on a budget


HE’s definitely a bit taller now and still trying to spend that $100 – fortunately I have tips for how you guys can spend it and look fabulous!

Fabuous fashion for under $100 is all about finding the best buys on a budget, meaning great style that doesn’t cost a fortune.  It’s officially sale season too so buckle up ladies because now is the best time to shop.  Finding the best buys on a budget is all about finding the things you would gravitate towards before you see the price tag!  Also, waiting until times like this when all the merchandise you’ve had your eyes on for months finally makes it to the sale racks.  You have to get dressed – you need clothes and if you don’t want to spend a lot of money that’s okay too because there are plenty of incredible options out there.  Check out my best buys on a budget and get your style on without breaking the bank.

Asos dress

Asos dress $57

House of Harlow bracelet

House of Harlow bracelet $88

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $79.95

Zara bag

Zara bag $35.90

Free People cami

Free People cami $38

Oasis pants

Oasis pants $73

Noir Jewelry necklace

Noir Jewelry necklace $50

Dolce Vita sandals

Dolce Vita sandals $89.95

Asos bag

Asos bag $58

Vila top

Vila top $73

Topshop skirt

Topshop skirt $85

Joomi Lim stud and ear crawler set

Joomi Lim stud and ear crawler set $75

Topshop sandals

Topshop sandals $80

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $22.90

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $32.90

Blank Denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $88

Rue Gembon cuffs

Rue Gembon cuffs $75

Asos sandals

Asos sandals $57

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $17.90

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $72

Rue Gembon ring

Rue Gembon ring $65

gx by Gwen Stefani shoes

gx by Gwen Stefani shoes $99.95

Glint clutch

Glint clutch $58

MOMMA LOVES… mini skirts season!


Always a huge fan of mini skirts. Perfect with flat sandals or a great chunky heel – they’re easily dressed up and down!

Can’t help it, I’m a mini skirts kind of gal.  When I was working in magazines it was my trademark.  I’m tall and my legs are quite thins so when you talk about accentuating your assets mini skirts were always my go t0.  In winter with tights and in summer time with a tan.  The key to pulling of mini skirts is – whether they’re  flowy, voluminous or body conscious – it’s all about finding the balance with what you choose on top.  Don’t show to much skin on top when you’re showing a lot of leg on the bottom – and if you’re opting for something tight on the bottom go with something more voluminous on top and if you’ve got a fuller skirt go for something more slimming and streamline on top. However your choose to wear them – with heels, wedges or flats, summer is here, so break out the mini skirts and show of those legs!

Chloe skirt

Chloe skirt $1450

12 St. by Cynthia Vincent skirt

12 St. by Cynthia Vincent skirt $345

MSGM skirt

MSGM skirt $250

Topshop skirt

Topshop skirt $68

Fendi skirt

Fendi skirt $1090

Tamara Mellon skirt

Tamara Mellon skirt $795

ALC skirt

ALC skirt $345

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $63

Anthony Vaccarello skirt

Anthony Vaccarello skirt $2440

Iro skirt

Iro skirt $300

BCBG skirt

BCBG skirt $198

Missguided skirt

Missguided skirt $53

Missoni skirt

Missoni skirt $1270

DKNY skirt

DKNY skirt $395

Milly skirt

Milly skirt $265

Forever 21 skirt

Forever 21 skirt $24.90

MOMMA LOVES… summer’s flat sandals


So kids sandals are the cutest but my summer flat sandals make me pretty happy too!! I have these classic K Jacques sandals in several colors!

Oh yeah, gotta love summer’s flat sandals – pretty, comfortable, practical and fabulous – yes please!!!  It’s time to free your feet ladies with some of the most gorgeous footwear that ticks the form and function boxes.  Great flat sandals are super versatile – where them everywhere you need to be this summer – from the park to work to the beach and even great for an evening out.  Let’s face it, the weather is warm and we want to be outside taking it all in without having to worry about our aching feet – so this is the footwear we wait all year to enjoy!  Check out my favorite flat sandals to get you through summer in style and ease!

Chloe sandals

Chloe sandals $695

Lola Cruise sandals

Lola Cruise sandals $255

Ancient Greek Sandals

Ancient Greek Sandals $185

New Look sandals

New Look sandals $32

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals $995

K. Jacques sandals

K. Jacques sandals $265

Loeffler Randall sandals

Loeffler Randall sandals $175

Forever 21 sandals

Forever 21 sandals $19.90

Valentino sandals

Valentino sandals $895

Alexander McQueen sandals

Alexander McQueen sandals $303.75

Michael Kors sandals

Michael Kors sandals $206.50

Sam Edelman sandals

Sam Edelman sandals $69.95

Jimmy Choo sandals

Jimmy Choo sandals $625

Isabel Marant sandals

Isabel Marant sandals $495

Tory Burch sandals

Tory Burch sandals $250

Topshop sandals

Topshop sandals $45

MOMMA LOVES… the classic striped shirt


A great striped shirt can be conservative enough for the office but relaxed enough for a sandy Saturday.

A great striped shirt always catches my attention in the most subtle yet confident way.  Yes, I’ve talked about breton stripes, but this focus is on the classic menswear staple – the button front. The striped shirt may seem stollen from your man’s closet but they are all feminine.  Casually half tucked into your favorite denim bottoms or even the more fitted variety paired with a simple pencil skirt – these tops are the perfect play on masculine/feminine.  The perfect striped shirt feels lived in yet polished, preppy yet cool and it’s a classic that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come.  These are a wardrobe staple for always – super easy to throw on to achieve instant effortless style.  I think its time to find your perfect striped shirt, because your boyfriend/husband/man in your life wants his back!

Altuzarra bodysuit

Altuzarra bodysuit $1250

Frank & Eileen shirt

Frank & Eileen shirt $225

Splendid shirt

Splendid shirt $138

Asos shirt

Asos shirt $65

Stella McCartney shirt

Stella McCartney shirt $570

Elizabeth and James shirt

Elizabeth and James shirt $265

Equipment shirt

Equipment shirt $178

Forever 21 shirt

Forever 21 shirt $22.90

Michael Kors shirt

Michael Kors shirt $695

Frame shirt

Frame shirt $228

CP Shade shirt

CP Shade shirt $176

Topshop shirt

Topshop shirt $68

Vanessa Bruno shirt

Vanessa Bruno shirt $485

NSF shirt

NSF shirt $285

Rails shirt

Rails shirt $124

Vila shirt

Vila shirt $48

MATERNITY MONDAY… stylish maternity clothing

Finding stylish maternity clothing isn’t like it used to be – there are so may incredible options for pregnant women that can accommodate they’re growing bump as well as their need for fashion.  Whether you are part of the selfie generation or not, it’s important to document this magical time so you may as well get dressed up for it!  The great thing is, stylish maternity clothing doesn’t even have to be expensive – let’s face it, you’re only going to wear it for a limited time but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy that time and be proud to pass on your favorites to your next pregnant friend…  I always say it, but it’s true, your taste doesn’t change because everything else does – it only needs to be modified.  Check out my favorite super stylish maternity clothes of the week to keep you and your bump looking fabulous!

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $63

Topshop cami

Topshop cami $52

Olian maternity shorts

Olian maternity shorts $88

Tart maternity dress

Tart maternity dress $176

New Look maternity tee

New Look maternity tee $24

Asos maternity pants

Asos maternity pants $40

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $81

Hatch maternity cami

Hatch maternity cami $128

Asos maternity skirt

Asos maternity skirt $46

Asos maternity/nursing dress - stylish maternity clothing

Asos maternity/nursing dress $58

Topshop maternity top

Topshop maternity top $65

Topshop maternity jeans

Topshop maternity jeans $75

Olian maternity dress

Olian maternity dress $158

Asos maternity top

Asos maternity top $50

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans

Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans $198

Asos maternity dress

Asos maternity dress $46

MOMMA PLEASE??? dressy kids clothes


Flash back to max’s first photo shoot – we decided to dress him preppy chic – nothing quite like getting our little ones dressed up – easier, of course, the younger they are!

Every now and then it happens, you need dressy kids clothes for a wedding/event where your little ones are actually invited.  Time to shift the baby sitter money into a super cute outfit for your little one that is occasion appropriate that they hopefully won’t hate (we all know toddlers love to hate not the looks we love).  Adorable dressy kids clothes can be quite frustrating because they may only ever where the look once before they grow out of it and get invited to another event so it’s nice when you can get things that aren’t too expensive or perhaps things that might be a little roomy now that they might be able to wear next year.  Regardless, it’s important to take lots of pictures because this might be the only time you get to see them in their dressy kids clothes until christmas!  Girls get the run of pretty princess dresses ( that aren’t actually Elsa costumes) which they will surely love but my secret to dressing my little guy is to find him mini versions of what his dad might be wearing…  Turns out he can tell when I really want him to wear something (and so wants to fight me on it) but if he sees dad wearing it…  Check out some of my favorite dressy kids clothes for all those summer occasions (where they’ve actually gotten an invite) and prepare for cuteness overload.

First for our littlest ones:

Halabaloo dress

Healable dress $106

Pippa & Julie dress and bloomers

Pippa & Julie dress and bloomers $40

Margherita dress

Margherita dress $32.40

Old Navy dress

Old Navy dress $16.94

Isabella Garreton dress and bloomers

Isabella Garreton dress and bloomers $77

Gap dress

Gap dress $49.95

Popatu dress

Popatut dress $36

Little Me dress

Little Me dress $16.80

Miniclassix set

Miniclassix set $52

Little Me set

Little Me set $35.70

Nordstrom Baby pants and vest set

Nordstrom Baby pants and vest set $28.80

Baby Bow tie

Baby Bow tie $22

Andy & Evan tuxedo romper

Andy & Evan tuxedo romper $68

Andy & Evan bodysuit

Andy & Evan bodysuit $32.20

Sara Kety footie

Sara Kety footie $28

Old Navy bodysuit

Old Navy bodysuit $8.99

And for our slightly bigger little ones:

Oscar de la Renta dress

Oscar de la Renta dress $276.50

Halabalo dress

Healable dress $78

Gap dress

Gap dress $39.95

Old Navy dress

Old Navy dress $19.94


Ralph Lauren dress

Ralph Lauren dress $129.50

ABS dress

ABS dress $80

Pippa & Julie dress

Pippa & Julie dress $58

Ruby & Bloom dress

Ruby & Bloom dress $28

Appaman seersucker 2pc suit

Appaman seersucker 2pc suit $92.98

Nordstrom linen jacket

Nordstrom linen jacket $65.98

Egg Baby seersucker short

Egg Baby seersucker short $32.20

Gap shirt

Gap shirt $24.95

Nordstrom blazer

Nordstrom blazer $165

Ralph Lauren tuxedo shirt

Ralph Lauren tuxedo shirt $75

H&M bazer

H&M bazer $35.95

Nordstrom tie

Nordstrom tie $22.50