Monday, September 15, 2014


Moms of walkers meet SKECHERS Foamies.  These sporty kicks are our new favorite walking shoe. The impossibly cute color scheme, from this season's collection, takes fashionable athletic shoe to a whole new level.

Their durability, comfort, and memory foam insoles are the reasons they earn a spot in Layla's closet and this is no small "feet" (pun intended).  More importantly, the shoes garnered my approval and major mom points for being machine washable. Walk-Wash-Repeat

If you are the mommy of a little man, be sure to check my three favorite boys picks here 1.2.3.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Neutral Color trend at NYFW

Jill Stuart 


 Rag and Bone 

Naeem Khan

Jill Stuart 

Oscar de la Renta

(all photos from WWD) 

Monday, September 8, 2014

5 Minute Makeup

These days getting ready in the morning is as challenging as pulling a rabbit out of a hat; in other words only a magician could pull it off. My makeup application is now performed in route to my morning's destination. Here are my 5 must haves to complete the job.

1. Laura Mercier concealer -This concealer specializes in covering up dark lines under the eyes.  Need I say more?

2. Dior Show mascara-Renown for maximizing volume which enhances tired eyes. (A good drug store option is Volume Express by Maybelline).

3. Bobby Brown eyeliner-Tired? Hungover? Have a baby? Haven't showered for a few days? If you answered yes to  any of the above then this stealthy liner is a must. Eyeliner can create optical allusions that no other makeup can achieve.

4. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer-Lite all over coverage with sunscreen. I have been using this power tool for the last 8 years.

5. Clinquie Chubby Stick-A little color goes a long way. I love this light pink hue; perfect for any daytime activity.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Trending now-Pale Pink

Zara/Jill Sander (similar)/Rebecca Taylor

I always seem to get stuck in a clothing rut come Fall. The culprit more or less is my boring, mundane outerwear. In the past, I have been in the mind set that coats serve a function...a coat doesn't need to make a statement or allude your fashion sense, it simply needs to keep you warm and dry when out in the elements. This season I am singing a different tune and rethinking my outerwear ideology. I have a new love for statement coats and oogling over outerwear that gives an unusual nod to spring/summer hues. Here are three pastel pink trenches that I am contemplating nabbing for the Fall.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Baby Steps

Shirt-Slyfox Threads/Headband-Little Hipsqueak/Leg Warmers-juDanzy
When your child turns 1 it seems everyone and their sister inquires about your child's first steps. My husband and I love to joke to the inquiring that Layla is really good at lounging. At almost 14 months she has yet to take her first solo step and her preferred method of transportation is being carried...wise child. Today something out of the ordinary occurred, Layla had a bee in her bonnet to be upright and she maneuvered from all fours to a standing position. Her balance was that of a drunken sailor and the precarious position ultimately scared her. Albeit no steps where taken, I was elated my toddler is one step closer to achieving agreeably one of the most important infant milestones.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Made in America Mondays-Stokke High Chair

I am obsessed with this made in the USA Stokke High Chair.  An environmentally friendly wooden high chair that is handsome, sleek and most important not made out of plastic is a rare find. (I can't tell you how refreshing it is to lay eyes on a baby product that is not made out of plastic) At first glance it appears there is not much to write home about but the seat and footrest can be easily configured to fit a newly sitting 6-month-old with the rail baby set or it can be adjusted to even fit a full-grown adult, both in ergonomically correct positions. Also, included is a detachable tray (not imaged)