All posts tagged: fashion

I ditched my diaper bag for MZ Wallace and haven’t looked back

Diaper bags are always a dilemma. I’m never happy with my diaper bag. With my daughter, I obsessively searched for a chic bag and purchased a bag from 2 Red Hens. I loved the colors and the design. But the bowling bag shape ended up being annoying. I found the bag too bulky. About a year later, while shopping at Marshalls, I found I purse from Olivia and Joy that I thought would make the best diaper bag ever. And I got it in both of the colors they had- gray for the colder seasons and creme for summer. The side zipper pockets fit diapers and wipes and the front pockets fit bottles. Sold! Turns out that these are actually diaper bags: Olivia and Joy Portia Diaper Bag. Go me for getting them half price. So these bags are great for when you have an older baby, like over a year old. Moms can use them as a purse and not have to lug around another diaper bag.  My only complaint is that the material …

The secret to dressing comfy but classy at work

My office is a casual work environment but I still like to look professional. My secret? Adding a bold statement necklace to comfy clothes! They dress anything up! My shirt is a plaid cotton button down from my BFF, Target. I scored a deal on this Amrita Singh necklace from Rue La La at 4 a.m. one morning when I was on maternity leave with Luca. Valued at around $120 and I got it for like $18. Go me.

Zenni Optical: Affordable Eyeglasses for Fashionable Moms on a Budget

I used to be able to wear contacts all day long. Then, they started to give me headaches and my eyes itched like crazy when I took them out. Those problems led to me wearing glasses 24/7.  I feel more like myself in contacts and still wear them for brief hours during special occasions–like my wedding day–where I’ll be taking a lot of pictures. However, I decided that if I have to wear eyeglasses all the time, I’m going to have fun with it. I discovered Zenni Optical, a site that lets customers order fashionable prescription glasses and sunglasses for super cheap. I’m addicted. Prices start at around $6 for frames AND lenses and go up if you want reflective coating, etc. I even ordered a pair with tinted lenses that I use as sunglasses. I’ve been collecting my Zenni’s for about two years now and have different pairs for different moods:    My first pair: oversized blue. I wear these specks on bold, summery days. Frame cost: $15!  I get lots of complements. My hipster pair. These were my …