We’re firm believers in cost-per-wear, in the curation of smaller, highly functional wardrobes. We believe not only in buying clothes you love, but buying pieces that work for your current lifestyle. The problem, of course? Finding these style pieces. Happily, this is where we can help. We’re constantly testing out fashion products (and sometimes these tests last years) to see if a product is, actually, worth the cost. So if you’ve ever wondered if you should buy that Burberry trench coat, if Louboutin pumps have been magically engineered to be comfortable, why Golden Goose sneakers are so expensive (or if there’s a Golden Goose dupe that’s just as good?), or even if that cheap Amazon bathing suit is actually — surprise! — a good buy…you’re in the right place. Furthermore, if ever there’s an outfit piece you find yourself eyeing up, dreaming about, or constantly wondering if it is as good as you think it could be…let us know. I guarantee others are likely thinking the same thing, and we’d be happy to put it to the test. 

Wonder why Birkenstocks are so expensive & totally worth it? Need to know how to style Birks? TME weighs in on their fave cute sandals.
Are there people in the world who still need convincing that Birkenstocks are the best sandals? I feel like those who love them just know it (and you could join in on this post with us), but those who don't...can maybe never be converted? I don't know, but I am fully in the "Birks forever" camp.
Is the Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack worth the price? It is the bag for moms (& anyone else who likes to carry stuff, really). Our editors weigh in...
The very first time the Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack appeared on The Mom Edit, Pax was NOT impressed. Everyone else, however, was. That fringed black leather backpack (or similar ones) quickly became our collective 'mom bag' of choice — for readers and TME editors alike. It has remained...
I call this woven goodness the 'honeypot bag,' but its real name is the Clare V Pot de Miel. It's sturdy, has texture & can fit a lot. Outfit ideas + why its worth it, inside.
Linzi just mentioned that the striped version of my beloved Clare V Honeypot bag is currently 25% off at Clare V...which is v. exciting. Or terrifying. It dawns on me that my cute little straw bag is on its...third(!!) summer. At this point, it has become such a closet staple...
Perfect black pants? EILEEN FISHER's The System. The silk joggers make for cool, breezy, polished outfits. No wrinkles, machine-washable, sustainable, available in plus-size.
A year-and-a-half ago, I did a collaboration with EILEEN FISHER on her simplified capsule wardrobe, called The System. I reviewed a boxy silk shell, a pair of Audrey-Heburn-esque crepe pants, and these silk joggers. At the time, my nod went to the crepe pants as 'the favorite'. But that review came out in...
I thought people who buy expensive t-shirts were crazy. Then I got my 1st James Perse tee shirt. Worth it. 5 reasons why this white tee is the best.
If you are a t-shirt gal, you most likely by now know that not all tees are created equally. I live in t-shirts most days, and I have tried so many over the years, especially through the course of this job. So many. I've tried Madewell, J.Crew, Everlane, Alternative, American Apparel, Nordstrom brands and I've found a...
TME has big love for Everlane jeans. So we've got a big denim haul: see how cheeky bootcut jeans, high-rise skinny button fly jeans, the kick crop & more really fit.
Back when Everlane was running a denim sale, I went a little crazy and ordered a bunch of jeans to try. The thing is, as popular as Everlane is here at The Mom Edit, I had only ever tried their jeans once. Then, our entire team tried their High-Rise Skinny Button-Fly jean and I fell in love....
Danner hiking boots, in addition to their durability, stability, longevity, waterproofing & comfort...are cute. The stylish factor is a main reason we love 'em.
I bought my Danner Mountain Light hiking boots in 2016, in preparation for a trip. We were taking our two young boys to Iceland and had planned to do it up: explore towns, see natural wonders (read: waterfalls) and do a ton of hiking. Ideally, I needed a hiking boot that was waterproof...but one that wasn't overly...
A good bathing suit is hard to find. So, when a swimsuit has over 1,000 Amazon reviews, we MUST try it on. Our review of the Cupshe 1-piece suit — inside.
Ahh, swimsuit shopping. There's nothing new I can say here except...solidarity. I recommend self-tanner to start the quest with this time of year. I was fortunate enough to have found one for our beach trip back in February, but as my fellow short-torso'd mamas know, flattering, one-piece suits often elude us...the straps are too long, the skin-baring...
YASSS...Reformation's extended sizes are a win for plus-size fashion. From romantic perfect-for-picnic frocks to comfort-meets-sexy date night dresses. Our review.
Since I started working with TME, I've heard so many great things about Reformation. Much of the team love their dresses and have raved about the quality of their clothes. So in my typical fashion, I ordered just about everything from their curvy collection, and I have thoughts..lots of them in fact. First...
Is it Madewell style we love or the actual clothes? We try on perfect vintage & roadtripper jeans + tops, skirts & spring outfits. Are we breaking up?
I've been a longtime fan of Madewell jeans. They've carried me strongly through my 4-year career here at The Mom Edit and rarely let me down. But, for as many times as I've gone in the store and found jeans I loved, I never leave feeling like any of the other clothes are flattering on me.
Levi's Ribcage jeans — we're obsessed. An 11-12" rise, are 99% cotton + 1% elastine & fit TTS. All that we love about flares & ankle straight fits — inside.
Levi's is the brand of jeans that I just can't quit. Even though higher-end brands like MOTHER have become another favorite, when it comes to new silhouettes and washes, my mind goes to Levi's first. You can't beat their price and sustainable efforts. (They're one of my favorite brands to make The Mom Edit's Sustainable Style list.)
Born to be worn w/boots, skinny jeans SHINE in winter. Because Real Life Limitations + trends, here’s our top 10 list of best boots to wear w/ skinny jeans.
If there's ever a season where skinny jeans really shine...WINTER. I know articles pop up from time-to-time, warning us all that skinny jeans are about to be "Over!" or encouraging us all to replace our skinny jeans with mom jeans/straight leg jeans/whatever...but then winter comes and the anti-skinny hysteria dies riiiiight down. Why?
The price tag on Golden Goose sneakers is crazy expensive...SO we got some look-alikes (Steve Madden dupes) to compare & contrast. Check out our review.
I have never been known as a "sneaker girl." Up until fairly recently, I was all about heels...the higher the better. People thought I was at least 2 inches taller because I was never without my heels. And then I got older. And had kids. And started visiting Shana...
Black jeans, striped tops, boxy sweaters & playful tunics...we've narrowed down our most-worn, capsule-wardrobe-worthy winter outfit pieces to 12. See here.
The men in my household appear to wear one pair of pants for all occasions. It has become a running joke/concern among our friends that my husband hasn't changed out of his navy Bonobos pants in months. My older son feels it's appropriate to always wear his slouchy parkour sweatpants. I guess you never know, though, when...
Mamas, we totes dig the wooden clog boot — it's a classic. So we're comparing the No. 6 shearling-lined with the unlined Swedish Hasbeens. The best boot?...
*This post has been updated for 2020 I've long time been a fan of the clog boot. And when I say clog boot, I mean the true, wooden-soled clog. It's kinda the quintessential Portland boot. Maybe it's because it keeps you up out of the weather, maybe it's because we all have a slight obsession with anything Scandinavian here. #guilty...