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.
MATERNITY MONDAY… THE best baby bags
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:
MOMMA LOVES… shorts in the summer time
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!
MOMMA WANTS… colorful bags (to pop my look)
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!
MOMMA LOVES… boho prints
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!
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!
MOMMA’S UNDER $100… best buys on a budget
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.
MOMMA LOVES… mini skirts season!
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!
MOMMA LOVES… summer’s flat sandals
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!
MOMMA LOVES… the classic striped shirt
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!