October 20, 2014

The Case For Faux Leather Leggings As A Post-Partum Staple, and This Game-Changing Nursing Tank

Hey Gang! My sister Scotti is going to start contributing to The Mom Edit, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. She just had her first kiddo this past July (baby Greenlea if you follow me on Instagram), and I think you’re going to love her perspective.

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, leggings became my best friend.  Not only were they comfortable, but they expanded along with my butt, thighs and belly as the weeks went by.  Regular leggings get old, though, so on a whim, I bought a pair of maternity leather leggings from H&M that I LOVED.  They instantly made me feel more put-together and fashion-forward than the old leggings I was wearing on a (almost) daily basis.  After having Greenlea, I found myself reaching for leggings again in my postpartum days and knew that I needed to purchase a pair of non-maternity leather leggings stat.

Faux leather leggings are as comfortable and as versatile as regular leggings, but add an extra bit of attitude and style to the same outfits.  I love dressing mine up for date night by adding a blazer, fancy shoes and some stylish accessories or dressing them down for lounging or running errands by pairing them with comfy booties, fabulously soft t-shirts and cozy sweaters.  They’ve been a saving grace with my postpartum body, hiding my pooch and replacing my pre-pregnancy jeans (um, made the mistake of trying them on too soon!) until I can fit in them again!

October 15, 2014

Styling A Matching Lace Skirt and Top, And A Few Thoughts On Petites – Sponsored Post

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I’m typically a dress kind of girl.  A matching top and skirt “set” isn’t usually my thing, it’s just so….ladylike, dahling.  Add pearls and pumps and I look like I should be holding bunco parties and fundraising for my husband’s political campaign.

But it turns out that a matching top-and-skirt-set – in lace no less – is EXACTLY my style when paired with ankle booties and a chunky necklace.  (If I could decide which leather jacket I like best,  I’d be wearing one of those, too.  But I’m right in the middle of an epic dither on the leather jacket topic, soooo….)

Even better, there are roughly 1.4 * 10^3 ways to wear this outfit (BAM – now THAT’S what I call outfit math) but in the interest of time, I’ll show you my top FIVE.

October 14, 2014

My Favs From Shopbop’s Friends & Family Sale! (25% off almost everything)

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Shopbop is having a sale!!  Take 25% off of almost everything with code FAMILY25.  Sadly, Stuart Weitzman, Alexander Wang, and Rag and Bone are all excluded from the sale.  Darn!  But don’t despair – the Shopping Enabler has found all manner of cozy sweaters, fashion-y winter boots, wear-everywhere tees, cool leather jackets, sexy winter dresses and DENIM.  Oh, the DENIM YOU GUYS.

If you are reading in a reader or email, you might need to click over to the real site to see the boutique widget.  But I promise that it’s worth it.  SOOOO worth it.

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October 14, 2014

Pinterest To Shoppable Reality: A Calm, Modern Toddler Room in Black and White

Amanda’s back! This time, she’s recreating a seriously cool toddler room….

 

This week I’m excited to show you how to recreate this sweet clutter-free kids room. I love the Scandinavian simplicity and clean lines, and what I really think makes it so soothing to look at is the tightly-edited color scheme. (My preschooler’s room is currently a riot of pattern and bright color, which suits her personality, but wow – this is so much more restful and calm!) It’s great for kids to have a lot of color in their surroundings – such as playrooms and happy pops of color around the house – but a pared down, peaceful bedroom is a smart idea for encouraging quiet time. Another plus for this room’s design? It will grow with kids for a long time since it’s not overly themed or babyish.

Here’s the Pinterest inspiration:

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And here’s our (shoppable) version:

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October 11, 2014

Trouble Deciding Which Bauble to Buy At Stella and Dot? WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

First order of business!!  Remember my sister, Scotti?  She’s going to start blogging here at The Mom Edit.  Scotti is a makeup artist, a whiz at styling hair, and has some seriously amazing style.  Even better?  Her style is totally different from my own.  Always so helpful to see a different perspective, right?  Scotti has a few articles up her sleeve – you’ll see more from her next week.

Secondly, there’s been some confusion about our Stella & Dot trunk show.  You do NOT have to wait until Oct 31st to shop.  Oct 31st is simply the last day the trunk show will be open.  You can shop our trunk show anytime in October starting, uh, NOW (no seriously, go ahead and shop.  I’ll wait.).

Why are we having this trunk show again? So glad you asked.  Proceeds (and hostess credits) from the trunk show will be given to someone currently fighting breast cancer.  They’ll get a Stella & Dot shopping spree, as well as some gift cards (grocery, target, whatever) to help ease the burden of recovery.  (And this particular burden?  Is HUGE.)  You can read more about the trunk show here.  So far, we have 197 nominations for women currently fighting breast cancer.  197!!

Please help us make someone’s day.   If ever there was a time for shopping enabling, this is it.  So without further ado, here are our favs:

 

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Shana’s Favs:

1.  Casablanca Pendant Necklace (it can be worn as a choker, mid-lenth, or as a long necklace)

2. Rebel Pendant Necklace, rose gold (also comes in silver and gold)

3. Pauline Ring

4. Petra Braided Bracelet (love the tough-girl vibe)

5. Pave Spear Pendant Necklace, rose gold

 

Scotti’s Favs

1. Chantilly Lace Cuff (Scotti’s exact words were, ‘THIS BRACELET!  I DIE!  I DIE!”  lol)

2.  Bardot Bracelet in silver (also comes in gold)

3.  Chantilly Lace Chandelier Earrings

4.  Double Clutch in Citrine Perf

5. Serenity Stone Drops in green  (remember Seinfeld?  “SERENITY NOW!!”)

 

You can shop our trunk show by clicking this link.

 

Happy weekend!

xo,

S

ps.  Piperlime is having a massive 20% off sale with code FALL20, including this cute ‘Goodnight Paris’ hoodie (with varsity stripes!).  I’d pair it with the most perfect black jeans ever (a little bit faded, a little bit ripped, a little bit patched….SWOON) and either metallic vans(!!) or superga sneaks (both are on sale).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 9, 2014

On Pencil Skirts, Moto Jackets and My Propensity To Rumple – Sponsored Post

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Loft reached out to see if I would like to style up my favorite pieces from their current collection.  There are tough questions in life; this wasn’t one of them.

October 7, 2014

Kid’s Brand Spotlight: Tucker and Tate (Sponsored Post)

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Have you heard of Tucker and Tate?  It’s a children’s line of clothing found at Nordstrom that’s similar to Splendid, with a little Tea Collection thrown in…but with more edge.  It’s kinda our fav.

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October 6, 2014

Fall Must-Have Combo: Sporty + Plaid (And I found Boots Similar To My Marc Jacobs, FYI)

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Remember The Mom Edit’s Fall Edit?  Four of the must-have pieces for Fall were an athletic-inspired top (I’m partial to varsity stripes), a plaid scarf, interesting denim, and short boots.

I like ‘em worn allllll together.