Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Need a great ballet flat for fall? Look no further...

Sam Edelman's got you covered.

I discovered these over the summer from an InStyle ad - and have now found that they are made in tons of fabulous variations. And at $99, what a great deal! They are a little Chanel, a little Ferragamo, and a lot cute. Here are my favorites:

Nude Leather

Black Suede

Smoke Stack (Suede)

And Cheetah.....for those of you who love a good animal print! Just make sure not to wear anything else that's animal print while donning......K?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

If I had to spend my fall budget all in one place.....

It would DEFINITELY be at

My husband and I walked in there last Saturday to check it out, and I said that exact thing to him - If I had to buy all my fall pieces in just one store this year, it would be J Crew! It looks amazing. Not only do the clothes look amazing - spot on in terms of wearable trends and fashion - but they also have made some GREAT partnerships. Well, they are calling it 'J Crew in good company.' Click HERE to see all the brands they have partnered with.

Noteables that I love and that are affordable? Madewell, Essie, and Stila. At the J.Crew store you can buy Madewell Skinnies, Essie nail polish, and Stila lip gloss. Great cross branding, J. Crew! You have made me want all 3.

Here is a sneak peek of their fabulosity:

Convertible Cuff Gloves, $98

-the perfect accessory for cold weather this year; chic and warm.

The Benny Blazer, $168

-pair this knit blazer with some distressed skinnies and ankle boots, and you're trendy without overdoing it.

Miller Motorcycle Boots, $250

-What wouldn't I wear these with? Black is my choice, since they have that moto-edgy feel.

Fenton/Fallon for J Crew Carrington Crystal Bow Necklace, $295

-A bit pricey, but WELL WORTH IT! This necklace will go with your white tank/Benny Blazer/distressed jeans/moto boots look, as well as with a strapless LBD. I love it! I used to buy the Fallon line for bop, and I was always impressed with their unique pieces. LOVE!

So tell me, do you all love what J Crew is doing as much as I do right now??

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I Heart BabyLegs

So we've had some cooler weather here in Chicago - a little autumnal tease if you will (and I will), and I finally got the chance to stick Gemma in a basic long sleeved onesie and......Babylegs Legwarmers!

O.M.G. they are the cutest things I've ever seen. I have no idea why I didn't have these on my chubby little Griffin a couple of years ago.

Babylegs makes boys and girls legwarmers, socks, and girls' tights, but the legwarmers are my favorite for Gemma's age. I'm sure once she's more of a toddler the tights will be my first choice.

Here are some of my favorites for fall:

Skee Ball (look at those ruffles!), $12

Plie, $12 - adorable with an all pink onesie, or all white.

Rainbow, for a touch of the 80's that WE all grew up in....$12

And for boys, the Goal legwarmers are the CUTEST, $12

The site also sells them in bundles - what a great baby gift right? With the number of pregnant friends I have right now.....some of you might be receiving these! They are a steal - on sale right now - 3 for $15! How is that possible? There are 5 different bundles to choose from - this is my choice in terms of versatility for girls:

Pink and Purple Party Bundle, $15

Finally, as we are nearing Halloween, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you they have Halloween styles - adorable. And unisex. So fun.

These Bat-tastic legwarmers would be PERFECT for a baby boy this season, also $12: