7 Perfect pieces for mom. July 18 2016, 0 Comments









There is nothing like a heat wave and dealing with whining children in the morning that forces me to rework my clothing to what I call the 5 minute wardrobe . Basically it involves easy to wear pieces that aren’t boring, require little maintenance (such as ironing) and can be thrown on in minutes and I’m out the door (with kids) looking presentable. Here are 7 pieces I want in my closet now.

I love this Zara stripe dress for it can be worn to work, throw on sandals for Saturday and paired with my gold heels for one of my hubby's art shows. I need my clothes to have many personalities; this is one of those perfect items that fit my life.

I am a bit obsessed with wearing a great tee with jeans and this tee hits the spot. This Clare V Tee for Every Mother Counts donates 100% to this charity who cause is to make pregnancy and childbirth for women everywhere.

An easy flat pouch is perfect for the diaper bag or day bag especially if you re like me and carry a large bag in the morning yet leave at your desk as you run about ad go about your day.

Although it’s in the 90’s this week in Brooklyn most moms I know, when shopping, look for pieces that will have lasting power from summer to the fall, which is why these espadrilles from Soludos are perfect for running around till late November.

Summer is still in full swing and this suit is a cool way to sport color blocking, which tricks the eye in all the right places causing a slimming effect.

Still loving the jumpsuit for the mother…I personally am wearing 3 this summer that have been in heavy rotation. I throw dressier shoes on when I go to work appointments and wear the most basic flip-flops come weekends. Chambray Cutout Jumpsuit via Madewell .

There are some sweet pieces popping up in the stores right now that have this gold metallic threading woven into the material making for some pretty pieces such as this dress by ÉTOILE ISABEL MARANT. I would wear this now with my huarache sandals and later with a more chunkier motorcycle boot.


Photo: No.6



Transitional mama, picking clothes that work for more then one season. July 22 2013, 0 Comments


Last week in hundred degree weather I was suprised at how many people had sweaters on on the train. It's quite easy to understand why, it may be humid and hot outside, yet when I walk into my office I am freezing. Also, we aren't that far off from fall, thus some of you may be in the market for clothes. The great thing about the upcoming fall season is that it has a lot of color and prints- wait to you see all the color variations of leopard that will be hitting the stores. Making your wardrobe for you is key . If like me you need your clothes to work for the weekend as well as for your job or the days you aren't staying at home, shop for items that can be worn with light weight pieces, yet can be layered come fall.

I can easliy see a vivid floral pant (such as #2) with a grey sweater, chunky military coat and a chambray shirt under the leopard tee. I know the frayed denim skirt is pretty trendy and can't be worn to all professional or serious places but it's that one fun piece that you'll appreciate when you need something less serious in your closet.

1. Top with pleated top via Zara

2, Oriental Floral Cigarette via Topshop

3. Structured Animal Tee via Topshop

4. Jumpsuit with elastic waist via Zara

5. Patent Blucher via Zara

6. Moto Acid Wash Midi Skirt via Topshop (The frayed skirts are suprisingly expensive, I suggest if you want the fray look diy or email me and I'll tell you how.)


Posted by Donna

Photo via Autumn Fever