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. 

I've been lusting over the Stuart Weitzman 5050 OTK boots & I decided to take the plunge. But I also got a pair of Nine West Over-the-Knee Boots. So...the splurge or the steal? Are Stuart Weitzman's 5050 boots worth the price?
I can't tell you how long I've been lusting after these Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over-the-Knee Boots. It's been years, my friends... years. That price tag, though... I mean, I've bought what I consider to be "expensive" boots before, but they've always been on crazy sale (or on eBay). But the reviews are soooo good. Aaand that's pretty much been...
Enter: the sexy turtleneck sweater. It's warm, it's comfy, it's just a *little* sexy. It's an easy way to show some skin & it comes in a bunch of colors.
When you live somewhere as cold as I do, you need to come up with...creative ways to pull off a "sexy" winter look. (Ha. Sexy and winter.) I used to wear little sequin dresses when we'd go out and just commit to freezing, but...yeah, I'm not doing that anymore (going out, that is -- wearing sequin dresses will never...
EBY, which stands for Empowered By You, is much more than incredibly soft & pretty underwear (though, it’s totally that, too). It’s a mission.
“You have just joined the coolest, most diverse, most empowering girl-gang in existence.” Woah. Those are the words that immediately caught my eye as I was opening up a (gorgeous) new shipment of underwear. EBY, which stands for Empowered By You, is so much more than incredibly soft and pretty underwear (though, it’s totally that, too). It’s a mission. And the...
Over the years I've tweaked my base uniforms into a range of outfits, but if you look closely...I'm a serial outfit repeater. Think: straight-leg Levi's jeans + these must-haves.
Ultimately, I'm a pretty boring gal, fashion-wise. I tend to find my uniform and wear it to death. In the winter, it's a black turtleneck and jeans, in the summer it's a linen Reformation dress, and in the fall (or spring) when the temps are wildly fluctuating, I tend to flop around with a random assortment of pieces until...
Even more intriguing is the fact that Loeffler Randall's Gia Safari Tall Boots look to be a solid dupe of Prada's Knee-High Boots (but at half the cost), as well as...J.Crew? Is that YOU?
I've been searching for a new tall boot. My ultimate pick is one in a rich camel tone, with a low, walkable heel, and a soft leather that won't irritate my skin. I need a pair of tall boots that work especially well with dresses and skirts, but can work with the odd pair of jeans, too. I...
This post has been updated for 2021. I've always had issues with cardigans -- long cardigans especially. I'm too petite and most cardigans are too oversized, or long for my frame. But last winter I decided to go for a cropped cardigan instead and during a Naadam sale, I took the plunge and ordered this Naadam Cashmere Ribbed Cropped Cardigan....
I'll wear this luxe, belted cashmere cardigan for years. So versatile. I've styled 'em with jeans, shorts, trousers, leggings, maxi dresses, mini dresses, midi dresses...So. Here are 8 ways I'm planning to wear this 1.
I don't usually get excited over cardigans. However!! J.Crew juuuust dropped a long, belted cardigan (in 100% cashmere, no less) that is *exactly* the cardigan I've been looking for. Not only is it made from a cashmere that has been certified by the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF ensures the welfare of the cashmere goats, protects natural resources, improves the...
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 heavy or...
Hiking in near-constant drizzle is infinitely more comfortable when your legs stay dry. So when The North Face debuted a new version of my old Apex Flex jacket – ‘Futurelight’ — + a pair of waterproof hiking pants, I had to try.
A huge thank you to Backcountry and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post! I learned the value of waterproof hiking pants on our trip to Iceland, oh gosh...five years ago now? I didn't arrive in Iceland with waterproof hiking pants — quick-dry leggings are almost as good, right? — but after a few days of consistently wet legs, I became the...
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.
Two years ago, I did a review of EILEEN FISHER's simplified capsule wardrobe, called The System. I reviewed a boxy silk shell (a v-neck version is in-stock here), a pair of Audrey-Hepburn-esque crepe pants, and these slouchy silk joggers. At the time, my nod went to the crepe pants as 'the favorite'. But that review came out in December...
Not only are Reformation linen dresses chic, sexy & casual, but they're also sustainable & often available in plus sizes, too. Perfect for summer travel.
With European countries easing travel restrictions, there's some ray of hope for those of us with wanderlust tendencies. Especially for those of us who are vaccinated and/or willing to get a negative COVID test prior to boarding...several of my favorite travel destinations (including Greece, Italy, France) have no-quarantine requirements. If you're interested in the details, AFAR has the details...
NAADAM sustainable cashmere sweaters + rag & bone Maya High-Rise straight leg jeans are 2 timeless pieces that are totally worth the cost.
Let me tell you about the biggest hazard of working here at The Mom Edit. It's, hands-down, buying all.the.stuff that your colleagues make look SO freaking good. And thanks to the deep dive approach we take when it comes to evaluating fashion -- the trends, the specific pieces, the price points, the whole nine -- these purchases are usually...
We've found that stunningly gorgeous, well-made designer dresses...don't go out of style. Beautiful romantic dresses (think silk) age so well.
Thank you to Saks OFF 5TH & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. I love a really great dress. There are very few items that can instantly elevate my mood like a well-made, fit-for-me frock. Donning a dress sometimes feels like a blossoming -- especially after a long winter (and this winter has certainly been very, very long). But I'm funny about...
YES. Helloooo summer. Emerson Fry caftan time. Swathed in the beauty of these gorg house dresses, this jeans-wearing gal feels like a legit sun goddess.
Some of you may remember I reviewed these beautiful Emerson Fry block printed cotton caftans last year...but these lovelies always sell out...every year. (Not a bad thing though, because we love that EF does sustainable, small-batch productions.) BUT...there are a bunch of gorgeous options in stock right now so I thought I best get on it and talk about...
The perfect forever denim: Mother Tomcat Ripped Straight Leg Jeans. Literal perfection & SO worth it. Playdates? Errands? Date night? These jeans pass the test.
A few articles ago, I had a "bleh" (technical term) try-on of the '90s Cheeky Jean from Everlane. Oh how I wanted these under $100 jeans to work. "Might as well also try on the MOTHER Denim Tomcat Ripped Crop Straight Leg Jeans I've been putting off just to cap off this failed try-on sesh," I thought grimly to...