77 Kids Perfect For Little Rockstars (0-Tween)

Just yesterday I had a lunch with a friend who has a little boy just about a year old and she asked me “So where do I get the “cool” boy clothes?”  A question every mother of a boy has asked herself.

Without hesitation I told her- 77 Kids (by American Eagle)!

I was able to preview some of 77 Kids Fall line at the Style School event in NYC recently and was blown away by their super cool, edgy looking clothes for boys and girls.

And not just for Tweens either! Their clothing line runs from newborn through size 14!

The 80′s is inspiring today’s fashion- which anyone who has lived through the 80′s knows can be a jagged pill to swallow- but 77Kids does a great job of using great 80′s inspired rocker looks to put together fun, cool looks for kids today.

How ridiculously cute is the monster hoodie (2nd row, center image) ?? That retails for $39.50.

Right now you can save 30% off your order when you order any 3 items-

Enter promo code: 29855021

And the best part? 77 Kids has free shipping on all orders !

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Back To School With Lands End Kids: 5 Fall Looks To Love

When it comes to back to school shopping Lands End is the go-to place for those classic, preppy looks for kids- and they’re affordable (especially if you shop Lands End overstock items!)

These are the clothes you want them to wear for class pictures, assembly day and if your kids are in private school like mine, these are the clothes that are perfect for “dress down-dress up day” (which translates to: No uniforms, No Jeans, No Sweats).

Here are 5 styles that I fell in love with when looking through the fall Lands End catalog from the Style School event in NYC last week.

The Limes

I am currently addicted to this bright, vibrant shade of green. Contrast it with Navy, Purple, ORANGE (see bottom images)- Such a fun color!

The Classic Rain Gear

“We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine”…. this rain gear is classic, simple and fun for a rainy day. I love that there is a girls and boys version too!

Layers, Oranges and Outerwear

Layers is something you hear over and over again “don’t be afraid to layer”, “layers are in”… and there’s a reason for it- they can really make an ordinary look “pop” and it also allows you to have multiple looks with the same articles of clothes. I love the sweater and blazer look on the top right (below).

Oranges

Much like my obsession with lime, I also fancy the color orange for fall (every year)- burnt orange especially. As I mentioned earlier in this post,  the blues navy blues are perfect for this.

Outerwear

Can we group shoes and backpacks into outerwear? Oh, well. I’m going to.

The Lands Ends Back Packs come in 4 sizes for pre-school to High Schoolers.  I cannot say enough about these backpacks. They are high quality, easy on the shoulders for heavy book carriers and start at just $19.50! I have one of the larger backpacks for when we travel to amusement parks, etc- it is a God send. Seriously.

When kids are younger it can be hard to steer them away from the licensed backpacks, but if you can- or if you have older kids these backpacks are the ones to check out.

Every kid needs a great fall jacket the bottom left Berber fleece ($49.50) is the one I picked out for my son. Perfect for fall weather, totally cozy and neutral color- so it goes

with everything.

And Last but not least, sneakers! These Lands Ends Trekker’s are perfect for play or dressy-casual outfits. Note the the blue and neon yellow The best part of these shoes in my book? The no-fuss bungee lacing! Whoo-hoo for easy sneakers!

Currently backpacks are 20% off

Free shipping on orders $50 or more with promo code: LESHIPS
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Persnickety Fall Collection

This year I have found a new love when it comes to clothing for little girls, that love? Persnickety Clothing!

Their lines have a vintage feel (which is kinda my thing) and lots of lace and ruffles – and their accessories to mix and match to their outfits are too cute for words. The other thing I love is that all the pieces from the line can mix and match making completely new looks.

The only down side of this amazing clothing brand? Some (like my husband for instance.) might find the clothing a little on the pricey side.

So while, I can’t deck out my daughter in Persnickety fashions every day, for special occasions when I get to splurge a little (read: some times more than a little) – this is definitely where I will be looking.

Just check out some of the looks from the Persnickitey Fall line and just think THANKSGIVING!

Like Matilda Jane, you can find deals on Persnickety clothing via their Facebook Group Persnickety Addicts.

Some items are lightly used, others new with tags. Check it out!

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Scary Mommy and Target team up for an addicting social media style experiment

This fashion blog has been a dream of mine for some time, however I must say keeping up with it has been more challenging than I thought it would be. Mostly because when I do my “research”- my re-search turns to re-tail and well, the post ends up falling to the way side.  And when it comes to piecing together outfits for my “Get The Look” posts?  I can get lost for hours.

Case in point:
Meet my friend Jill from ScaryMommy.com


This weekend, Jill made an announcement that she was teaming up with Target for a social media style experiment.

I clicked over to see the details and it is a LOOK MAKER of all Merona clothing. I LOVE look makers!! For this social media experiment you get to dress Jill based on her calendar of events for the month of May. The outfits that receive the most “likes”,  Jill will have to wear (brave girl).

This is what I chose for her “Shopping and lunch with friends outfit” -

And this one for her “Fall Fashion” meeting with Target:

And this one- for Mother’s Day Brunch

Before I knew it – I had made an outfit for every event on her calendar. Which makes me feel a little crazy, but I’m telling you its addicting {and sort of genius because I have had those metallic strappy sandals on my mind all weekend- Well done Target, Well done.}

So go dress Jill or vote for my outfits …oh! and go get those strappy sandals because they are totally adorable and went with almost every outfit I put together.

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Getting Gorgeous With Degree: My Faves.

Its been over a week- and I still haven’t told you about all the fabulous finds from Getting Gorgeous (I know, I am slacker) but I finally did a vlog for you!

Am I the only one who’s freeze frame face on these vlogs always looks ri-dunkulous? *sigh* Whatevs!

Update!!
The flip flops I mentioned are called FLIPPED OUT” -not “Flipping Out” which is actually a reality show on Bravo about a neurotic OCD real estate investor.

Entertaining show- but not even close to as adorable as the flip-flops.

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Getting Ready For “Getting Gorgeous”…. with kids.

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Thursday Tresses: Braid it!

This week has been a total washout. Weeks like this just never play well in the sandbox with hair- no matter what hair type you have.

Braids and buns are perfect for these casual hair days when you don’t want to fuss too much with the hair dryer, but want something a little more fun than your run of the mill pony. And there are so many different variations.

How cute are these styles?

The best part is if you can do a basic braid and twist knot, you can easily pull off these styles with some bobby pins and spray. Even if you have shorter thin hair (like yours truly), if you play around a little you can make braids and knots work for you on bad hair days.

My  love for braids, knots, and messy buns has inspired me to make this a new feature on the site that we are calling Thursday Tresses.

Every Thursday, check in for some hair inspiration, pictures, and tutorials.

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Last Minute Green Ideas For St. Patty’s Day

If you are like me, you have completely let the fact that St. Patty’s day is TOMORROW slip your mind- until your child came home with a notice saying “Remember to wear something green tomorrow!”

YIKES!

So I have complied some items you can find at your local mall to add some green flare to your casual attire tomorrow.

1. Women’s Cropped Cardigan Old Navy, $19.94

2. I love St. Patty’s Day Old Navy $10.00  (*Note these shirts come in Men, Women and Children!)

3. Shamrock Tattoo Sticker, Charlotte Russ $1.50

4. Women’s Slub-Knit Henleys Old Navy, $7.50

5. Women’s Lightweight Polka-Dot Scarves Old Navy, $12.50

6. Lucky Clover Rhinestone Keychain, $6.50

7.Women’s Rubber Rain Boots Old Navy, $24.99

8. Fossil, Kelly Tab Clutch Wallet, Macys $48.00

Erin Go Brah!

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The Sunday Splurge: Bathing Suits

Bathing suit season is quickly approaching, quicker than many of us would like. So for today’s Sunday Splurge I am putting my stamp of approval on spending a little extra cash on this summers swimwear that makes you feel more confident poolside- especially if that swimwear accentuates the right places, and perhaps hides some of the areas that we’re more self conscious about.

You will notice I am especially in love with the Anthropologie Swimwear as well as the Norma Kamali’s Swim line.

It’s worth noting that Norma Kamali’s one pieces feature a panel that will slim down your look. Their customer service also allows you to Skype with them. So you can literally show them how the swim suit looks on you to get feedback. While I’m not sure I would be daring enough to Skype myself in a bathing suit to strangers, it is a very innovative customer service offering.

1. Norma Kamali Plunging Halter Maillot $178

2. Norma Kamali Ruched Strapless Swimsuit & Belt $350.00

3. Jersey Lomellina® Eleanora bandeau tank $115.00

4. Norma Kamali Ernie Sarong, Ruched Halter Top & High-Waist Bottoms, Avail in Black & White $175.00


1. Norma Kamali Robin Ruffle Halter Swimdress $350.00

2. Anistacia by Chikara $160

3.Elephant Ears Maillot by Anthropologie $160

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Target’s Go International Is All About Second Chances

I love my Tar-jay. I can walk in at any given time for a new rubbermaid container and walk out with 3 new outfits, a handbag, scarf and a wall clock (oh, and the rubbermaid container of course). It may be an illness, — but I know I am not alone.

And when it comes to apparel and fashion, they always have cute, affordable stuff for the whole family- So when I buy something for myself and feel a little guilty I can just stroll over to the children’s isle and get them something too – there, we’re even. ;)

My heart always aches just a little when I find something I love sold out in my size- *le sigh* or… gasp! is discontinued (read: Isaac Mizrahi)

Enter Target’s Go International Collective, which was unveiled yesterday in NYC.

GO International™ is an innovative program designed to provide affordable fashion created by emerging designers. GO International is an exciting way to deliver the latest style to our female guests at the prices they expect from Target.

The Go International Collective will be re-releasing some 34 woman’s styles (under $50) from the Go International line that sold out in the past. So while, you won’t find Mizrahi here- you will find items from designers like Alice Temperley, Rodarte, Thakoon, Tucker, and Zac Posen that you might have missed first time around.

This limted edition collection will start arriving in Target stores March 14th.

My Top 5 Picks-

Thakoon Dress in Cyber Floral $39.99

Alice Temperley Black Ruffle-Front Dress $34.99

Tucker for Target Signature Dress in Floral Print $39.99

Thakoon for Target Printed Tie-Waist Dress in Black/White, $39.99

Narrowing it down to just 5 favorites wasn’t easy because there are many others that I loved.

You can see the full line here-

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What are TWO of your favorites?

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