December 2, 2016

Monochromatic Oxblood

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My husband has referred to my wardrobe as 50 shades of grey . . . and yes, I do like to wear lots and lots of black and grey.  There’s no thought into color matching, and wearing all black is (IMO) sexy and slimming.  But, when Laura shared a picture on the TME Slack channel of a woman wearing all dark red, I LOVED it.  I went into my closet and grabbed two of my favorite pieces and put them together . . . something that just never occurred to me before.

Oxblood, dark red, shades of maroon . . . all look awesome together.  The beauty of it is that they don’t have to match perfectly to work.  It’s a refreshing new way to dress for the holidays.

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December 1, 2016

Upgrade Your Momiform: Introducing the Long Jacket

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I’m always looking for ways to give my day-to-day outfits a boost. I used to get all craaaaaazy with it and actually wear cute pencil skirts with little sweaters and even *gasp* heels. I know. That must have been before kids, Cams. YEP. Exactly.Before kids, outfits were a bit more…less basic. Or at least, I could deal with being more uncomfortable for longer periods of time. (I didn’t have small people hanging on me, usually) I CANNOT DEAL WITH THAT ANYMORE. ha.

Now, it’s all how casual is too casual? heh.

That said, I really do still like to play around with the basic momiform and give it a boost – a little edge…in a SIMPLE, yet cool way. I’ve recently been noticing the long jacket. I know, I’m a tall B, butbutbut I do think there’s enough of a range of lengths and styles that they can be worn by anyone.

So. Here’s how I wore it…

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December 1, 2016

Fun Modern Holiday Sweaters for Kids

Have you guys seen this year’s range of cool, offbeat holiday sweaters out right now for kids? (Apparently some of you have, since the boutique I set up a few weeks ago got decimated during Black Friday/Cyber Monday!) In case you’re still looking for a holiday outfit that looks nice, lets kids express some personality and is comfortable, I found some that check all those boxes, and at reasonable prices, too! Think cheeky spins on traditional patterns (from astronauts to ice cream cones), unique color combinations and versatility to wear beyond the holidays.

November 30, 2016

The Best (and the Worst) Ugly Christmas Sweaters for the Family

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Anyone have a party they need an ugly Christmas sweater for?  Me too.  And because I actually love ugly Christmas sweaters (whether or not I have a party to go to), I had a blast rounding up all of my favorites for you guys.  Men, women, boys, girls – I’ve got you covered.  Amanda actually found the best one, though . . . the stocking stuffer sweater above is perfect for a BYOB party.  No glass necessary.

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November 30, 2016

Guy Style: Three Ideas For Holiday Parties

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Need a few fresh ideas for your guy this holiday season?  It’s always surprisingly tricky.  Despite the fact that guy style can be summarized – at a high level – as Shirt, Pants, Shoes, Done….there’s often a fine line between date night and work drone.  And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a full suit, most holiday parties fall into the casual-to-sorta dressy range, leaving most guys reaching for khakis #no or polo shirts #no.

So here are three easy outfit ideas – from dressy to casual – for your guy’s holiday party needs.

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November 29, 2016

Cool Customizable Gifts for Her (that she’ll actually love)

 

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photo easel | decanter | bag | calligraphy set | shirt | necklace

There’s a lot of personalized gift ideas out there, but…are they ones that she would appreciate and get allthehearteyes over?

Mmmm. Maybe not.

Don’t get me wrong: I can totally get down with a cute monogrammed mug for my coffee in the morning. I just think that when it comes to gifting, finding something special, something unique, something really cool is the way to go.

Of course, these gifts require more thought, creativity and time.

Don’t worry, though. I’ve made it very easy for you, you sleep-deprived-Mama!  I found them all!  I’ve got everything:  monogrammed clothing, personalized home decor, custom bags (and sneakers!).  I want it all too, so…

…yeah. It’s the good stuff.

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November 29, 2016

Our Guide To The Holidays

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Happy, happy, happy holidays!!  Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanza or the Festival of Lights…or, uh, Zeus and Poseidon (Raines and Pax are still going through a Greek Mythology phase)….we welcome you.  Tis the season for celebration, for light, for love.

We’re hoping that we can help, in some small way, to make your holiday season the brightest one yet.  So we’ve been working on a set of style guides to help take some of the stress out of holiday parties, whether casual or glam.  We’ve meticulously culled through the best of the holiday sales, and the first (of many) gift guides have dropped.

We’re also offering a sneak peek of our STEM guide, downloadable to readers who subscribe to our posts and weekly newsletter here.  And YES:  the newsletter is new this year!  You’ll be able to subscribe to new posts via email, as well as some special, newsletter-only content.  We hope you join us.

Lastly, as a reminder, all of our holiday-specific content (style guides, gift guides, sale roundups) can be found under our Holiday Tab at the top of the page.

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On mobile, click the three horizontal lines to show the drop-down menus:

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Merry and bright, you babes.  Sparkle on.

xo,

The TME Team

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November 28, 2016

Little Black Mini Dresses Under $200

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I love the combination of  black mini dresses with flat over-the-knee boots in the winter.  The boots are comfy, keep your legs warm and offset the shorter length of the dresses.  (This pair is perfect and is currently over half off.)  Add a long coat and you’ve got a gorgeous outfit that’s perfect for the holidays.

I’ve rounded up my favorites for you guys . . . nothing is over $200 and most are under $150.

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November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Final Hours: What You Need To Know

First of all, most of the retailers that we covered as part of our Black Friday coverage, have extended their sales into Cyber Monday.  For a full list of all of our sale round-ups (Madewell, JCrew, Allsaints, ASOS, Modcloth, Sole Society) in one easy-to-find place, visit our Holiday Sales tab.

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Four new and notable round-ups have been added today:

Nordstrom – Deeper discounts on many sale items

Best for: Anything, really.  This might be the most comprehensive sale of them all.  We found items to love in womens, kids, mens and home.  Also keep in mind that Nordstrom will price match – so if you’ve been eyeing something that Nordstrom carries, give them a call.  They’ll match the price (and you’ll still get free shipping and your Nordstrom points.)

The entire TME team did a round up of what we’re actually buying here.

Amazon Fashion – 30% off selected Frye boots

Best for:  Tough, comfortable boots you really will wear all winter (yet aren’t ‘snow boots’).

Full round up of my favs here.

Anthropologie – 20% off full priced items, free shipping on orders over $150

Best for:  interesting tshirts, cozy turtlenecks, party dresses…and maybe those home items you’ve been eyeing.

Full round up of our favorites here.

Banana Republic – 50% off everything

Best for: cold-weather accessories, cool party jewelry, and men’s clothing.  The women’s clothing is very picked over.

Full round up of our favorites here.

More Cyber Monday Sales Worth Knowing About

Barney’s – 40% off select styles, and SO fun to browse: Black hightops with gold wings?  Got ’em.

Boden – 30% EVERYTHING.  I still want this top.

Colleen Rothschild  still is offering 30% off of everything, but the the travel kit is now marked down to $49 from $95.

Jenu Ultrasonic Infuser – Have you heard of the new ultrasonic wands that help your skin absorb anti-aging products at a deeper level?  I’m totally intrigued.  Jenu just sent me a wand to try (it arrived today!!) so I’ll share my thoughts soon.  In the meantime, HighYa did a really in-depth report.  If you’re ready to try it, Jenu is offering the system at 50% off, tonight only….

Land of Nod – 20% off plus free shipping.  This is where I get all of my kids’ bedding…..

Minted – Need holiday cards or photo gifts?  20% off EVERYTHING.

Splendid is now 40% off (up from 30% off).

Zimmerman – I know it’s odd to be shopping for swimsuits right now, but this Australian designer is offering 30-50% off all suits.  The reason you care?  Those jaw-droppingly beautiful suits that pop up at Anthro every summer, but you never buy because they’re too expensive, and then they sell out before they can even go on sale?  Yes?  ZIMMERMAN.

 

Happy shopping!!

xo,

S

 

 

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November 28, 2016

The Best of Nordstrom’s Cyber Monday Sale

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Ok, Gang.  One of our very favorite retailers is in on the Cyber Monday game.   Free shipping, free return shipping (with the pre-printed, sticky label included in the box), and the best return policy EVER…..Nordstrom.

Additionally, Nordstrom price matches, so if there’s something you’ve been eyeing on sale elsewhere, give them a call.  Poof.  It’s done.

Keep reading to see what The Mom Edit team is currently adding to our Nordstrom carts.  Some of us are shopping for our littles, some for our guy, some for the home…..and allll of us are doing a little shopping for ourselves.

The DEALS you guys.  THE DEALS.

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