Maternity

  This pic cracks me up.  Of course I would be sporting heels and fishnet tights despite the fact that I had to help carry my huge belly around with my arm.  Of course.  Heels and fishnets make perfect sense when one can only waddle around one-armed.  My one-armed waddling began at only 7 months (additional 7 month pic...
The first annual Hopscotch Hustle, a hip mom and baby fashion show for the benefit of WeeCycle, was a huge success! Most importantly it raised money and awareness to help Colorado's in-need families, and...now for the fun part, the fashions were spot-on. We pulled styles from some of Denver's coolest boutiques with the challenge of creating hip outfits that are comfortable, flattering and easy enough to appeal to moms. A challenge that was met in full force. Here are my favorites from the show:
All Moms want/need/must have time off, time to themselves. So on Mother's Day, treat her with a day all to herself. Here's how it works: Choose the day (it doesn't need to actually be on Mother's Day). Wrap up a Mother's Day gift of cozy-but-fabulous spring loungewear. (NOTE: This is NOT lingerie - the goal is comfy and cool not sex-pot. You want her to feel beautiful and relaxed, not guilty because the last thing she wants to do is throw on that bustier). Throw in a great book or trashy magazine. Then, when the day arrives, make sure the house is picked up, and take the kids OUT OF THE HOUSE. Otherwise, despite your very best efforts they will still find their way over to mom. When you return...voila! A happy, relaxed mom. And we all know that happy mom = happy family. Here are my favorite comfy-cool Spring loungewear picks:
I was suspicious of panels in general, and therefore stuck to under-the-belly styles as a rule, but the full panel was downright mind boggling. Who would wear those things? Who would want a piece of fabric stretching from basically your crotch to under your boobs? How is that comfortable? And, god forbid, what if you raised your arms and people actually saw the panel? Horror, I know.
Banish all images of shapeless floral dresses and mumsy prints. The new spring florals are a little bit boho, a little bit watercolor, and are an easy way to add a little color to mom basics! Below are five great ways to wear the new spring florals.
Embrace the winter coat.  There is no easier way to look pulled together than to throw on a really great coat.  This is one item I would advocate spending money on.  You want to stay warm, you’ll wear it every day, and you’ll want it to last (and look great!) all winter long.  To be honest, if you get...

Swackets

It’s a sweater!  No, it’s a jacket!  It’s a...swacket?  Ok, so I made up the term “swacket”.  Just now.  But the term is needed to describe something new that I’ve seen cropping up in the last year or two.  It’s part jacket, part sweater, completely cozy and totally stylish.  It has the look of a jacket but the feel...
If you’re a mom, chances are that “the girls” have been through a lot lately.  Even if you didn’t breastfeed, you still had to deal with watching them rise to horrific proportions when pregnant, leaking milk, soreness, and slapping your husband’s hand away when they became engorged.  If you did (or currently are) breastfeeding, add bad latching, letdown, teething...

September 2008 Mom

I loved this outfit.  It was the first time I felt both dressed up and comfy since little man was born.  I'm wearing a Marc Jacobs nylon tote instead of a diaper bag, a flowy DVF strapless dress and long grandpa cardigan.  The dress is loose enough to hide my post-baby belly, and long enough to allow me...
Ah, the Trouser Jean.  One of the easiest and fastest ways to look pulled together in a tshirt and jeans combo.  Trouser jeans add just enough polish to elevate your look a notch, without giving anything up in the comfort department.  The trick is to find Trouser jeans with real Trouser details -- you need more than just...

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