Style ease January 30 2017, 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am in a new phase work wise where I am trying to get a handle of my schedule so my family has a less stress madre. I am working on projects I love and feel passionate about and this is what I hope all the years of hard work has led me to. One thing I get to do is meet a fellow mother or a work friend for an early morning coffee at least once a week if my schedule permits. Living in this part of Brooklyn the style quota is pretty high. Just the other morning at a cafe I had never been to in Williamsburg the place seem to be oozing style with little effort. Even the relax style was stylish.

It was inspiring and I care about how I present myself... hey... early morning no work drop offs are another story and I never judge a mother I see in pajama pants, I am frankly jealous! I don't think pjs are in my future as I always have some kind of event or meeting to get too but there are more days now where my style can be more relaxed and comfort can be part of it. Not that the 3/4 inch heels are gone for good, I still have meetings where I can't wear a clog or a jean, however I can have fun on the days no heels are required.

Here are 6 items that I'm loving to help me embrace my new work life:

Chloe Sweater ( this sweater is for inspiration as it's quite spendy however it's so pretty I couldn't resist. Now Zara take note!)

The Race Clog (call stores for availability) via Madewell

Bandana via Madewell

Every Mother Counts Tote Bag via Clare V

Flowing Top via Zara

Enamel Vista Necklace via Jessica Wenzelberg

9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans Button Edition via Madewell

 

 


Giftguide: for mom November 25 2015, 0 Comments

                

 

It is hard to believe we are here again with the holiday season. I love gift guides , however some of them have gotten out of hand. Let's do one for the world traveler, the stay at home mom. Really... my girlfriend who stays at home doesn't want a nice bag? I think maybe YES she does.

So as an season editor (yup, I can say that) I do gift guides the way I like them and how I think my friends would like to see them. Which leads me to this one. A thread I hope is always woven into this site is that we are from Brooklyn and want to share a slice of our lives/style with not only Brooklyn mothers but all parents. Which means for our first gift guide (of the season) let's start with picks that represent. 

These 10 picks are either made in Brooklyn, sold from Brooklyn or designed and maybe all the above. I adore this place and hope you love the picks that you can give your partner, friend or yourself. 

Happy Shopping.

1. PILGRIM SURF + SUPPLY JOHANNES ZIP STAND JACKET

2. CHAINED TO MY HEART NECKLACE, ROSE GOLD via Catbird

3. MANSUR GAVRIEL CALF LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG $595 via Bird

4. ALYSON FOX PINK COMBO SHAPE RUG via Mociun

5. A.OK TWILL SCARF CAMEL/RED via Oak

6. Birth is for Pussies Tote $35 shipping in the US contact info@carriagehousebirth.com

7. TINY PENTAGRAM RING via Species by the Thousands

8. MOON A MONTH CALENDAR, 2016 The Great Lakes via Catbird

9. ARIANA BOHLING Alpaca Scuff Slippers via Swords-Smith

10. FIRE ELEMENTAL SOY CANDLE via Species by the Thousands

 

 Post by Donna


7 fall pieces perfect for mom.... September 15 2014, 0 Comments

 

 

1. Madewell Patchwork Sweatshirt is a an update to a favorite standby. 

2. Okay so I am throwing this wild card of a boot option with it;s 3 inch heel but If I post anothe style post with only flats -i'm going to scream. This is if you are ready for some height ad just want to bring it... Topshop Control Over The Knee Boots in Olive

3. I'm living this touch of 80's I am seeing in necklaces, a fast way to dress up a simple top. Via Madewell

4. This Suede and Leather Bucket Bag via Zara is the perfect mom on the go accessory. 

5. This is the perfect coat before the weather really hits us (here in Brooklyn) with freezing tempertures or if you live in a San Fran kind of climate. Via Zara Wool Coat 

6. Don't let the style description on the jeans scare you for these are quite cute. I frankly like a higher waist, tucks in that tummy if you need it to. Via Topshop Moto Patchwork Mom Jeans  

7. Perfect flat to take the place of a ballet especially when it gets a bit too cool for a ballet, especially love the texture. Via Topshop Frieda Lace Up Shoes 

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Top Photo: Urban Outfitters UK


8 Pieces for the New Year's Eve Mama December 24 2013, 0 Comments

                 

I have a hard time buying for one occasion as I hate to part with $ for a piece that is fantastic yet cost an entire season of soccer classes for my son. When I do have to shop for a festive piece I try to shop for pieces that will get some wear in a less dressy world. Not always easy, case in point, last year's sequin top, rarely worn this year however sequins are in for the summer (get ready!) so I will be wearing my sequin tee with white jeans and sandals come warmer weather. My best advice is if you are going somewhere and you are itching to treat yourself to something fab, do, you deserve it. If you are looking to make something in your closet work then take the item that you love and up the ante a bit with either a great accessory or a clothing item that is on the dressy side. My favorite accessory to add is a necklace or an amazing heel that doesn't feel too trendy yet is chic enough that it is going to move my outfit to the level I would like for a rare night out. When I buy a going out piece it is usually with out fail a solid and in a neutral hue. This allows me to dress it up or down and most importantly to wear it to work and yes I will drop off the boy in some faux leather leggings. I just add the comfy mom sweater to the mix. 

A few of my picks!

1. Faux leather dress via Zara (selling out fast, call store for size, Mango has a great one, also love this non faux leather dress)

2. Daisy Sequin Top via Piperlime

3. Faded Jeans, from Barneys to H&M you can find a faded jean in your price range. Polyvore is great for searching.

4. DIY Beaded bib necklace via Ps I Made This 

5. Maternity Tailored Blazer via Topshop

6. Maternity Leather Look Front Leggings via Topshop

7. Polka Dot Chiffon Jumpsuit via Mango is selling fast, here is another great style.

8. Baggu Medium Gold Leather Pouch via Urban Outfitters, Mahogany and Navy also available in small via Baggu

 

 

Photo source pinterest

 


Shades of Grey, the perfect neutral hue. August 26 2013, 0 Comments

With summer winding down I love all the pretty grey clothes that are hitting the stores. A grey or silver piece extends a summer palette and a monochromatic grey look is one of my favorite looks for fall.

1. Two Tone Wool Top via Zara

2. Mesh Elastic Waist Midi Dress via Topshop and also love Elastic Midi Dress

3. Collection Mirror Metallic Loafers via Jcrew

4. Motto Pale Grey Baxter Jeans via Topshop

5. Leather (folded) Clutch via Zara

6. Shimmer Nail Polish via Nars

 

Posted by Donna

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Summer of Tassels July 08 2013, 0 Comments

This summer I'm seeing tassels on so many chic summer clothes. I love that they add a nice amount of adornment on summers most basic pieces.

1. Panache Tassel Necklace via Zowie

2. Joie Nira Top

3. Forever 21 Fringed Geo Scarf

4. Calypso St. Barth Embroidered Malli Pouch 

5. Frye Heather Tassel Shoe

 

 

 

Posted by Donna