I’m loving some femininity now that the sun is shining – it’s officially time for sundresses (quickly before the frost returns). Bare arms, bare legs and pretty, effortless style – they’re is nothing as perfect for the warm weather! Little sundresses really take me back to my earliest childhood memories of summer – those pretty little dresses we wore in our youth that we never grew out of wanting… They’re a one stop styling no brainer – super simple to wear with everything from sandals to ankle boots to high heels and wedges – they truly are a summertime uniform. I actually often look at boys with sadness that they don’t get to experience the true joy of throwing on sundresses on days like this (of course I live in LA and it’s truthfully most days). Whether for the brunch, a night out, a summer bbq – these frocks are perfect for every occasion and always super easy to wear! Check out some of my favorite sundresses to live in for the next 6 months (+).
MOMMA KNOWS… pumps pump it up
I remember being 20 and thinking pumps were the end of youth – that these pointy toed footwear meant the beginning of adulthood and corporate life. I held on to my clunky platform boots and my 90′s baby tee that proclaimed “Fashion sucks” when I first started at Conde Nast in the late 90′s only to come face to face with a pair of Gucci pumps (from one of Tom Ford’s first collections for the luxury brand) and, of course I fell head over heels (literally) in love. The perfect pair of pumps is trendless, timeless, effortless and fabulous. There are few accessories that can work so well with so much of your wardrobe – from pencil skirts to boyfriend jeans than these seasonless heels. Check out some of my favorite pumps that you won’t ever want to take off.
MOMMA LOVES.. pretty eyelet pieces for spring
Nothing says feminine quite like eyelet does. Those pretty pieces of clothing with perforated embroidered detailing references our youth and make you feel like spring time. The eyelet detailing breathes freshness into your look and gently screams bring on the warm weather. Subtle yet beautiful these are the delicate pieces that you absolutely want to wear when the weather gets warm. You can wear these clothes with everything from distressed denim to gladiator sandals and even leather – these are the pieces you will want to wear every day. Check out some of my favorite eyelet clothing and add a touch of pretty to your spring/summer look.
MATERNITY MONDAY… pregnancy chic
There is nothing so cute a baby bump, so style it with some incredible pregnancy chic maternity clothes! Its such a unique and precious time in your life so, as hard as it may seem, dress up for the occasion! Fabulous maternity fashion aka pregnancy chic is all about showing off the bump and retaining your style (even when you’re retaining water). You may not always feel great – but you are glowing, everyone around you is smiling at you and your body is beautiful. Check you some of my favorite pregnancy chic options for you expectant momma’s and have fun styling that gorgeous bump.
MOMMA’S UNDER $100… best buys for spring
I’ve been saying it for some time but the warmer weather is upon us and its time to look for the best buys for spring. With a new season we pack up the old and look for some new pieces to update our wardrobe so finding great clothes and accessories for under $100 to update your look is always a good thing. Some of the best buys for spring include dresses, shorts and skirts that can elevate every area of your wardrobe – from weekend wear to office wear and even some options for those special occasions you have coming up. Start the season with your best foot (wear) forward with some great new looks to celebrate spring time. Check out some of my best buys for spring and say goodbye to winter with a fresh new you.
MOMMA NEEDS… summer denim
Let’s face it, we wear jeans all year round, but summer denim is slightly different, lighter (both in color and weight) and just a bit softer and more laid back. Often cropped for a bit of ankle action, relaxed and faded for a more laid back feel - these jeans (and jackets and skirts) are just a different version of the ones that got us through the cold. Universally adored regardless of style summer denim is a must have for those lazy Sundays, casual Fridays and pretty much every other occasion that doesn’t require fancier fare. They’re simple, versatile and a staple for every wardrobe. Check out my favorite summer denim for the new season!
MOMMA LOVES… fantasy bags
Ever since fashionistas and celebs started getting their $10k Birkins spray painted and personalized there’s been a move towards fantasy bags – statement accessories that add instant whimsy to your look. Designers from Fendi to Anya Hindmarsh and Sophia Webster have added quirky touches to classic bags giving them a unique, fun twist. These fantasy bags, as I’m calling them, are all about thinking outside the literal box and adding youth and humor to style. Fashion has been far too serious for far too long – and what better way to update your classic jeans and tee or lbd that with a great bag that does the talking for you. Check out some of my favorite fantasy bags and inject some whimsy to your look.
MOMMA WANTS… maxi skirts to spring fling in
Last week I talked about the dresses and this week it’s all about maxi skirt. There is nothing that feels so free as a great, long, billowing skirt. They make me feel like spinning around in some sort of Sound of Music remake yet, as feminine as they are they also allow me a lot more mobility when chasing my toddler than their shorter versions. Nothing screams spring summer has arrived quite like maxi skirts – they’re light and pretty and quickly replace denim as my go-to day to day bottoms. Super easy to wear with sandals and a tank – they’re comfortable as sweats, yet look pretty and pulled together. Extra style tip – a great maxi can be casual enough for a trip to the park but can also be accessorized and styled to be formal enough for those summer weddings you have on the calendar… Check out some of my favorite maxi skirts to give you that perfect boho look that’s both stylish and comfortable and can get you through the warm months with ease.
MATERNITY MONDAY… fabulous maternity clothes!
That’s right, fabulous maternity clothes are a must have when you’re expecting. Truth is, your body is different and there are a million things to think about – and you really should just relax and try to enjoy this precious time, so try to enjoy styling the bump and taking plenty of pictures. Pregnancy is one of the truly magical moments in life so why not dress up for it with some fabulous maternity clothes. I’m not saying change your style, I’m saying adapt it for that growing belly without sacrificing taste. Check out some of the fabulous maternity clothes that will keep in you in the style you are accustomed to even if you’re in a body you’re not!
MOMMA NEEDS… new home furnishings (time to update it’s look)
I spend plenty time thinking about my clothes and various toys and accessories for my little ones I often neglect giving my home furnishings a bit of a face lift… I’m talking about the couch cushions, throws, lamps and various bits and pieces that decorate your home that you look at every day. Maybe you don’t need a new couch – maybe you just need to change it’s outfit with a few new home furnishings that will elevate it and make it FEEL new. Reclaim your home, yes it’s actually my son’s home now (we just live in it) but give it a bit of extra TLC – a home makeover might be just what you need to get you ready for spring. Check out some of my favorite new home furnishings and start thinking about giving your space an update.