Date Night & Dressin' Up

  Lace is huge this season.  And while I run, run, run away from lace that takes a literal interpretation of scary 80's lace (as in gloves or skintight bodysuits), or lace that is in any way reminiscent of the doily that, for years, covered my grandmother's coffee table, the lace looks I'm loving now are clean, modern and sexy.  Keeping...
It's official.  The holidays (and therefore, party season) have officially kicked off!  I've always loved a good party.  In my pre-baby days, I'd wander through the stores stocking up, magpie-like, on anything shiny or sparkly or glizty.  I'd shop for a fabulous little dress (or two or three), killer heels, and leeetle, tiiiny, precious clutch purses. Things are a bit...
As part of our Winter Shoe Essentials for Moms post, we stated that all moms must have in her closet one sexy, go-to shoe for all events formal, for all date-nights hot, and for all parties wild.  (And by wild, I mean any party that lasts past 10PM.)  This is the shoe that can both elevate jeans and a...
I hit Target on Sunday at 8AM for the premier of the new Anna Sui line for Target.  Expecting an empty dressing room, I showed up with the little man.  BIG mistake.  Not only were there many other girls frantically throwing dresses into their shopping carts, but once little man finally figured out that he could fit under the...
I believe every Mom should have one great dress in their closet.  And by "great", I mean that the dress should make you look like a million bucks, make you feel like your old pre-baby, sophisticated, rockin' self (or a close approximation), and can be dressed up or down, depending on the situation. I know this sounds like...
Reader Question:Hi,Can you wear dark jeans in the summer?  I have been thinking about this for a while and was hoping you might be able to shed some light on the subject.Answer:Absolutely!  The super saturated color of dark jeans look fantastic with a bright white top, or any of summer's bright colors.  Dark wash jeans are flattering, and add...

NYE In

I expected that by now, a year later, we would be pros at this parenting thing. We would’ve had our babysitter booked and would be all set for a night on the town sans kid! Whoo hoo, baby! What an idiot. First of all, no one wants to babysit on NYE, and second of all, my son is still nursing, going through separation anxiety, and is just not baby-sittable. And....to be honest....a night on the town sounds fun, but it’s a little “been there, done that.” So this year we’re getting together with some friends, making fancy food, and drinking and eating our way into the New Year. It’s a bring-the-kiddos-and-stay-in kind of NYE. So now, my big dilemma....what do I wear? I need to be comfortable (and be able to nurse), but it’s NYE darn it!! I need to feel festive! There are two options I’m toying with......