The Particulars


It was so much fun having the tables turned on me with The Particulars! I’m so used to be the interview-ER but my good pal, Melissa - founder of the super chic site focused on the power of accessories - flipped the switch and got me to divulge some style secrets — like why I’ll never be caught dead in flats, what works well on TV, and the one item I’ll never leave home without. Click the link below for the full interview. Thank you so much doll — you’re a pure class act!




Rules in fashion are often meant to be broken.  And though we're no Anna Wintour, we can almost guarantee that the Queen of V(ouge) would agree that wearing white after Labor Day is not only acceptable but quintessential!  We're not saying break out the terry cloth coverup or white-linen loungewear but absolutely transform a section of your closet into a Winter Wonderland of cashmere, silk, leather and lace.  After all mamas, who the hell buys clothes to be worn half the year?  We've got college to pay for.  

On that note, here are the Top 5 Whites you should slip into post-Labor Day for a Tres Chic getup.  Trust us, you'll turn major heads at Drop Off!  Speaking of which....Yiiiiipppppppeeeee our kids are back in school!!  (eh hem -- ok back to the fashion :)  


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Ultra Chic Sneaks


Original Stan Smiths

1. Golden Goose $500+

2. Gucci $800+

3. Balenciaga $800

4. Stan Smith $70-$150


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St. Laurent





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Mondays used to be the most-dreaded day of the week...until it became my FAVORITE.  After a long weekend catering to the little ones- cooking, cleaning, spit-ups, slip ups, this errand, that birthday (oh don't even get me started) I've turned Monday into MY day.  At least some of it.  I still cart one to camp and the other to....oh well let's face it, the second child always gets shafted.  But point is, I make sure after a long kiddy-filled, overloaded weekend that I take time for myself. followed by a nice, long, warm shower is a start.  Calls, catch up, writing, talking (to adults), manis, pedis, even lunch -- sitting, not standing- yep it's all about me/us.

Oh and get this-  I may even Netflix and while the lil ones are passed out.  Wait, that came out wrong but you get it.  Whatever your situation may be, please take time for yourselves.  Working moms, this means you too!  Maybe you leave a little early to the office on Mondays to "work" uh I mean, sit in your car uninterrupted scrolling the gram and or or whatever your guilty pleasure may be. 

It's time to enlist a friend, neighbor, mommy's helper, family member, nanny - ANYONE - to give you some much deserved rest and relaxation.  

Mama's Note:  Disregard all feelings of guilt.  Remember, oxygen mask - right - oxygen mask :)