We're seeing mixed prints everywhere this Spring: Fashion mags, blogs, runways - you name it, it's there. But it's a tricky, tricky trend. While a haphazard approach to just throwing on mixed prints can work, this type of look is usually pulled together by a killer pair of heels and a statement bag. So the overall look screams "I'm purposely not matching in an ironic way!!" instead of "I got dressed in the dark!"
I was impressed with Melissa's outfit (pictured at left) for several reasons. Beginning with the fact that it takes a fairly brave women to wear dangley earrings and a silky top with a kiddo as young as her son. Or a very experienced mom. Melissa also has an older son, so I actually think she's both. Melissa is wearing a...
The Liberty of London for Target Collection helped woo me back in, but it wasn't the only source of temptation under those fluorescent lights. A perfect romper (M's post has completely addicted me to rompers for moms), look-alike Hunter Rainboots, and a perfect tiny cross-body bag -- all under $20!!! -- sold me.
I am going on a trip to Disney World in late May (God help me) with my husband's family. Our 2.5 year old will be along for the trip, and I will be about six months pregnant. I am trying to find comfortable, breathable shoes to wear for this trip, that are also cute and stylish. My feet are wide to begin with, so pregnancy swelling+Disney crowds+heat and humidity will probably turn them into Fred Flintstone feet. I'd appreciate any suggestions you can come up with. I'm feeling desperate.
On the fairly rare occasions I've wandered into Ann Taylor Loft (usually suckered in by a big sale), I've often left feeling underwhelmed. The clothes were never horrible...just "eh". Once in a while I'll pick up a necklace or something...but overall, I saw Ann Taylor Loft as a place to be bored. Nice basics, nothing exciting, nice prices, nice sales, but nothing worth a trip. Yawn. So I was very confused, the other day, when I happened to glance over at the Ann Taylor Loft window displays. For a moment I thought I was looking in J. Crew's windows. But no - it was good 'ol ATL. But this time...the clothes were cuter, somehow. A bit...dare I say it? Trendy?
This is a tough one! Neither S. nor I are large chested, so we can’t for the life of us fathom why anyone would want to cover up the girls. We love the girls. And one only gets to show them off for so many years in one’s lifetime. . . but I guess this all goes back to people with curly hair wanting it straight, statuesque gals feeling awkward whilst their petite pals kill themselves on heels, and, in general, the grass being greener on the other side.
Yesterday we showed a mom-uniform outfit idea based on a blousey dress (courtesy of reader Amy), and today we have another mom-uniform outfit idea coming in from our reader Esther! (Esther, BTW, is the insanely talented children's clothing designer Chinny Chin Chin that we profiled last year.) Esther, typically addicted to a large black parka at this time of...
IMG_3827-Edit-Edit-EditOne of my very favorite things about blogging? Hearing from our fabulous readers. And one of our readers sent in a pic so gorgeous, I knew I had to post it!! Girls, meet Amy. Amy is (obviously) pregnant, and rocking a very cool version of a daily mom uniform.
As I wrote in my response to a reader comment earlier this week, I'm simultaneously repelled and intrigued by the jumpsuit/romper trend. And while I recommended this fab Ella Moss knit jumpsuit (left) only to moms with 24-year-old bodies (because reviewers complained that the thin fabric shows every bump and dimple), I got to thinking: there's has to be a...
Dear reader: have you ever considered the rule of thirds with regard to your flat footwear? How about the sheen and texture of your shoes in relation to your tights? Have you recently scrutinized the curves of your feet and how your flats accentuate them, either elongating or shortening your leg, depending on their fit? No? Mmm hmm. . . I didn't think so. Neither have I, and I suppose that's why I've been largely unsuccessful at pairing flats with skirts and tights. I either a.) spit and curse my 5'4" (and 5/8ths!) height, then put on a pair of heels instead, or b.) spit and curse my 5'4" (and 5/8ths!) height, then opt for trousers.