Easy Spring, mom style. April 18 2016, 0 Comments




What is your mom style? I have written quite a few posts here that my wardrobe continues to become more streamlined every year. This didn't happen until I became a mother. And...really I thought at some point I would be able to go back to some more serious style, yup, not happening. I am still pretty busy and only have limited time in getting ready (sound familiar?) in the morning which is why I love pieces much like the above. Easy sweatshirts for the weekend. A long jean for both work and days off mixed with a bit of luxury pieces such as quilted sandals, suede totes. 

Here are a few of my favs:



3. Nude Sandalia via Beatrice Valenzuela


5. Basic Tote Pastel via Baggu

6.  Le Bardot Flare high-rise jeans via Net -A-Porter

7. Sporty Chevron Sweat via Topshop


Violet Pepper for the expectant mother.... October 20 2014, 0 Comments

Like many busy moms, I tend to do most of my shopping online.  But, over the past two months I have discovered the biggest perk of having both kids in school - I can go shopping kid free! This means I can go into stores and actually try things on!  And talk to salespeople! And leisurely look around the racks! I have really been enjoying walking around the neighborhood and taking some time to relax and see what's new.

Over the next few weeks I want to share some great stores, right here in Northern Brooklyn, to all of our readers.

I recently had the opportunity to stop at Violet Pepper owed by fellow mother Jade, the owner, happens to be a neighbor of mine and I love supporting a locally owned business. Since I know several pregnant ladies, I thought it would be fun to check out some great transitional pieces.

Here is what Jade and I came up with:

For pregnant mamas not ready to shop maternity: Check out The Twiggy Dress.  At $120 it is an investment - but you could wear this dress so many ways, it is worth it!  Dress it up with a scarf or a statement necklace.  Or, you can pair it with some comfy tights on the quickly approaching cool nights.  The best feature of this dress is that it is long enough to grow with your bump!  (I also think it would make a great postpartum piece when you aren't quite ready to slip into your old clothes....)

For breastfeeding mamas: I remember when I was a nursing mama, I loved the practicality of nursing tops, but was always excited when I could find a top that was a bit more chic and not screaming nursing top, yet still functioned as one.  The Henley Top ($58) is a soft, woven top that features 4 buttons that will ensure you don't need to be uncomfortable while nursing your little one.  This is also a great blouse for working mamas who need to pump - again, easy access for the pump while still looking fashionable in the office.  (Full disclosure - while I am not currently a nursing mama, I loved this blouse so much I bought one for myself!)


For the post-natal mamas: All mamas have been there post-baby.... we want to look nice, we want to ditch the maternity tops, but alas, our pre-baby tops don't exactly work.... Enter the Salty Cupro Jersey Tee ($68).  This top is super soft, and with the oversize look of it, it will look great with leggings or some skinny jeans.  It buys us a few extra walks around the park before fitting into our already-owned-stuffed-in-the-back-of-the-closet-pre-baby-tops. 

These are just three pieces, but go through the racks and I think any lady can find something that works for them. Violet Pepper has a beautiful selection.  If you are looking for a time when you can stop in, check this out.....

Violet Pepper is hosting a Mama's Night Out from 8pm-10pm on Friday, October 24th.  Shoppers will enjoy 15% off their entire purchase.  The event will feature the new collection from local jeweler, Winden (http://www.windenjewelry.com/).  There will also be wine, along with cheese from Greenpoint Meat + Cheese.    

688 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Monday thru Saturday 12-8

Sunday 12-7



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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

10 Summer pieces I am loving... May 27 2014, 0 Comments


Forget trends that do not work for my shape or life- I want summer pieces that can be worn until they are threadbare, worn all season long. For summer I tend to gravitate mostly to the stores that offer great discounts and aren't crazy expensive yet will work what I call 'mom' life. Throw in some great finds from local Brooklyn stores and flea market finds for the perfect summer wardrobe. Here are a few pieces that can be this season and then some.

1. M.Carter Alhoa From Brooklyn Tee (side note: M.Carter just open a sweet little shop on the corner of Engert and Humboldt in Greenpoint.) 

2. Clare V double dots flat clutch 

3. Zara Tie Dye Jeans

4. Madewell Ex Boyfriend Shirt in Indigo

5. Jcrew Studded Lace Up Galdiator https://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/NewArrivals/shoes/PRDOVR~A4966/A4966.jsp

6. Madewell Indigo Shibori Linen Skirt

7. Zara Flared Skirt 

8. Adina Mills Natural Rock Rings avail at People of 2morrow 

9. Jcrew Linen Drapey Pull on Pant In Linen 

10. Madewell Tassel Sash 


Posted by Donna