Thursday, October 23, 2008

Julianne Moore and Burt's Bees Vote Natural

She may be a vision when she walks the red carpet, but actress Julianne Moore is on a mission to promote natural beauty. The actress has partnered up with skincare line Burt’s Bees, whose alliance with the Natural Products Association has helped develop a Natural Seal bestowed on products that are at least 95% natural, to promote their "Vote Natural" Campaign.

The “Vote Natural” campaign allows consumers to voice their support for skincare products that are free of potentially toxic synthetics.

“When I had my first child, I became far more aware of the importance of the products we use in and on our bodies, in our homes, and more broadly, that affect our footprint on the environment,” she says. “It’s important to me to raise my children in a healthy environment, while preserving our environment.”

Find out more about the promotion and download a free wallet card with a list of six ingredients to check the label for when you are out shopping at

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Johnathan Saunders Creates Go International Line for Target

Designer Jonathan Saunders is the latest fashion line to create a Go International line for Target.

Saunders is a Scottish-born designer is known for his use of color and patterns which is present in his affordable line. The collection is full of bold blues and reds with vibrant prints and color blocking.

Shop the collection today at or at your local store today.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halle Berry Unveils New Fragrence

It isn't quite ready for sale, but Halle Berry gave a sneak peak at her new Coty scent, Halle by Halle Berry, at an exclusive unveiling of the Coty scent in New York City this week.

“We call Halle my second baby,” she said, “because that’s really all I’ve been working on for the past two years.”

The busy new mom to daughter, Nahla, was involved in nearly all aspects of creating the fragrance

“I was mixing two fragrances, a fig and a mimosa, and putting them in a bottle and carrying them around,” she says. “That was my flavor of the moment. I want women to feel that their partners, that special person, thinks they smell beautiful, thinks that it’s simple enough that they can ingest it all day, every day. That’s what Gabriel said,” she adds, of boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. “He said it smells like that — he better be right!”

Source: People

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Eva Mendes Introduces Bedding Collection at Macy's

We often cover beauty and fashion lines created by some of our favorite actresses, but Eva Mendes has taken a different route and created a bedding line offered exclusively at Macy's.

Mendes and partner George Augusto have created a line of luxury Latin inspired bedding titled "Vida by Eva Mendes" that is currently available online and in stores.

“Vida is all about easy luxury,” Mendes says. “The colors, fabrics and textures that I live and love, brought to life in a stylish, comfortable and affordable way.”

NKOTB Breast Cancer Awareness Tanks

The New Kids on the Block have released a limited edition tank in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The group has embraced the issue which is near to their hearts -- Danny Wood’s mother Elizabeth “Betty” Wood passed away after a battle with the disease.

In edition to honoring Betty, the guys wanted to raise the awareness of early detection as many of their fans are in the age group between 25-35 where they should be getting their first exams.

The limited-edition NKOTB tanks featuring the Breast Cancer pink ribbon with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure are available on their website for $35.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker Makes a Statement

Sarah Jessica Parker made a subtle political statement while running errands in New York City last month. The celebrity mom sported a Barack Obama-inspired “Dare to Dream” tank.

The tank was designed by Zac Posen as part of the "Runway to Change" initiative. Other designers creating t-shirts, tanks and accessories are Nanette Lepore, Tory Burch, Russell Simmons, Vera Wang, Tracy Reese, Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Beyonce and Tina Knowles for The House of Dereon and more.

Check out all the designs at

Anya Hindmarch Bags at Target

You have often seen celebrity moms like Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie toting the designer bags by Anya Hindmarch -- now you can carry one of these luxurious bags too!

Hindmarch is the latest designer to create a moderately priced, luxury designed bag for Target. The entire collection features the designer's popular hobo shape and chic patent materials.

Unlike her designer collection which carry a $2,000 price tag, these limited edition handbags and clutches range from $20-$50. Pick up one now at or at your local store.

I picked up the chocolate and gold medium satchel this weekend and I LOVE IT!!!

And We're Back....

We're back following a summer spent chasing three young boys and a fall taking care of a family health issue.

I have literally pages of items that I am ready to write up so let's get the fun started again!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Celeb Style Find: Salma Hayek Rocks a Lulu Tee

Salma Hayek was recently spotted out sporting a dressed down casual look.

The new mom wears a Lulu tee by Palomita Clothing. Available in red or black for a budget friendly $20.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sex and the City Style: Maggy London "Miranda" Dress

Maggy London "Miranda" Silk O-Print Dress

I finally saw the Sex & the City movie during my vacation last week and just had to search out some of the fabulous fashions sported by the girls.

I love the black and ivory dress that Cynthia Nixon's character Miranda wears in one of the group scenes. The dress was designed by Maggy London and

The silk dress is from Maggy London and showcases an oversized O-print. Available online at for $158.

Shabby Apple: Vintage Inspired Summer Dresses

I am a huge fan of vintage inspired fashions. I nearly melted when I discovered the collection of dresses by Shabby Apple. The dresses not only capture the spirit of vintage fashion and fabrics, they are designed to be worn as a single piece -- no tanks, t-shirts, or cardigans required.
The collection features classic colors and details such as puff sleeves, cinched waists, and scoop necks. They are truly the perfect dresses for summer.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Celeb Style Find: Reese Witherspoon's Purse

Reese Witherspoon carries an understated black woven Bottega Veneta hobo. Available at Bluefly for $1,192 in brown and white.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Celeb Style Find: Jennifer Garner's Hero Purse

We're loving Jennifer Garner's new Lanvin "Hero" purse that she has been spotted carrying on her recent outings with daughter Violet, 2.

I can't find the white in stock anywhere, but the black version is currently on sale at Barneys. Regularily priced at $1,745.00, currently on sale for $699.00.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Isabella Oliver: Hot Summer Maternity Style

Summer is here and it is time to show some skin. For all the expectant moms, you have to check out the collection by Isabella Oliver. Their collection is full of fresh, adaptable maternity wear that can easily dress up and dress down based on your needs.

Their featured product this week is the Isabella Oliver Halter Cross Top. A modern twist on the halter top with their signature ruched sides designed to flatter your pregnant curves and a hidden shelf bra adding extra support.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Outdoor Seafood Sign Capturing Vintage Fun

Ahhh... summers by the ocean. There's just something about summertime by the water -- the smells, the sounds, the feeling. I just want to capture it for a moment and hold it tight. As a result, my kitchen is designed around just that feeling. I'm always on the lookout for great finds that capture that spirit.

I love this outdoor seafood sign that I discovered at Ballard Designs. The vintage inspired print was designed by contemporary artist BJ Schonberg to capture the spirit of mid-century advertising styles.

Available in two sizes and priced between $80 - $160.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Design Within Reach: Industrial House Numbers

It's the boys first week of summer vacation and we've been busily working on outdoor projects. During our frontyard cleanup, I noticed that the peal-and-stick house numbers that were on the mailbox when we moved in had started to un-peal-and-stick. I decided it was time to replace them (and the mailbox too!)

In my search, I found these gorgeous numbers available at Design Within Reach.

The Industrial House Numbers were created by designer Erik Spiekermann with a very distinct, clean, aestetic and modern design. They were inspired by metal stencils where the numbers themselves are cut away from metal.

Currently on sale for $9.99 per number.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Pretty n' Pink: Posietint Stain for Cheeks and Lips

Are you a fan of a natural look with your makeup? If so, you have to try Posietint cheek and lip stain from Benefit Cosmetics.

The tint gives you just the slightest flush with just the right natural tint. It offers hours of smudge-proof color for a fresh summer look.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Michael Stars Summer Collection

I think I'll start my shopping trip at one of my favorite websites, Michael Stars.

Best known for its amazing collection of tees, the company introduced a collection of amazing dresses last year. I have yet to find anything in their collection that isn't completely comfortable and flattering.

Here are my favorites in their Summer Collection:

Dip Dye Empire Waist Shine Tube Dress
Price: $78.00

Vee Neck w/Shirring Supima Camisole
Price: $52.00

Sunday, June 01, 2008

PeaceLoveMom Kicks Off Summer with Camp Mom Tanks

It has been a very late start to summer in Minnesota and I only started looking at my summer wardrobe this weekend. All I have to say is that it is time for a major shopping trip. (A big bonus - I've lost nearly 30 lbs since last summer and nothing fits!!) I was excited to see a new summer announcement hit my email box from one of my chic mom favs - PeaceLoveMom

Right now they are featuring their "CAMP MOM" Tank top. Camp Mom is described as "the perfect camp for all ages! Filled with fun activities, yummy treats, and lasting memories. Unlimited Hugs and Kisses too. Camp Mom, where your heart stays."

Regularly priced at $30. Right now, you can get this summer tank for $24. Just enter the coupon code "Camp Mom" at check out to take advantage of this great offer through June 30

Sunday, April 27, 2008

PeaceLoveMom: Celebrating Motherhood

You may have noticed that I love tees. They are my mommy uniform. I will as needed pull out my more formal wear if I have meetings or an event, but most days you'll find me in either a short-sleeved or long-sleeved tee and jeans. I have a selection of hoodies, sweaters, and shirts that get pulled on and off during the day, but there is typically a tee involved in my daily attire.

One of my favorite collections is by PeaceLoveMom. Their collection is all about celebrating Motherhood and all that it means. Their tees are made of ultra-comfy cotton with messages like "Peace Love Mom", "Camp Mom", "Happy Mom", "Green Mom" and "Rock & Roll Mom".

A tee from PeaceLoveMom would make a great gift for Mother's Day. Place your order by May 5 to guarantee delivery for Mother's Day and receive a FREE PeaceLoveMom tote bag on orders over $75. Just enter the coupon code"MothersDay" at checkout to take advantage of this great offer.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Celeb Style Find: Nicole Richie's Post Baby Sundress

Nicole Richie was seen out earlier this week enjoying the spring sunshine. The fashionable new mom was wearing a Karen Zambos Vintage Couture tunic dress. The tunic dress is perfect for her post baby body with its colorful print and loose fitting style they will easily hide any post-baby weight you may be carrying.

Pick up this Karen Zambos Vintage tunic dress is available at Nordstrom for $151.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Sale at Old Navy: Up To 40% Off

I suppose we may as well start where most of my shopping trips occur -- Old Navy. Right now they are busy stocking their racks with summer fashions and discounting all the spring stock.

Some of my favorites:

Women's Cross-Front Babydoll Tops
Regular price: $16.50
Sale price: $12.50

Women's Destination Graphic Tanks
Regular price: $14.50
Sale price: $8.70

Let's Get the Fun Started Again

Oh long ignored blog readers where do we start?

I have an email box full of press releases, announcements, and miscellaneous product emails. My office has stacks of samples that need to be sorted and reviewed. Unfortunately / fortunately, my business consulting work has had to take precendence for the past few months and things have piled up that I just don't know where to start.

So let's just dive in from the top of the piles and see what fun stuff we can find....

Monday, February 11, 2008

Whatever It Takes Tees Designed by Celebrity Moms

Whatever It Takes has teamed up with some of our favorite celebrity moms to design custom made tees being sold to help them raise 3 million dollars in 3 years for various global causes and philanthopies.

Check out the tees designed by by Gwen Stefani and Nicole Kidman.

Available online at for $48.00

It's Time to Give Yourself a Treat

I'm a pretty basic girl. My daily makeup routine is very minimalist. Considering that my daily activity typically involve trips to the grocery store, school drop offs / pickups, and my daily excursion to the gym, I really don't require much makeup. A little foundation, a little powder, and some lipgloss get me out the door.

I love the Candy Color Minderal Lip Stain by Treat. Full of soothing ingredients including shea butter and rosehip, it leaves your lips with the gorgeous stain of candy-kissed color.

Just a little bit gives a big impact and it lasts for hours without needing to reapply.

Jennifer Garner is also a big fan of the Lip Stain from Treat!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pre-order Murval Paris Handbags at Real Simple

Just in time for Spring comes the Murval Paris Handbag pre-sale at Real Simple. Designed with French fashion flair in easy care fabrics at amazing prices. Real Simple has added some new spring releases to their collection that will make their appears at the end of the month. They are offering a sneak peak and pre-order discount on the entire Murval collection.

Order by this Friday (February 15th) and take 10% off your entire order. Just enter FABBAGS in the promotional code box at checkout.

Wallies Peel & Stick Chalkboards

I recently decided it was time for a new look for my office / studio. In a land with three boys and a husband, my office is the one space that is even the slightest bit 'girly'. I decided to paint it an oceany aqua and move a bunch of my flea market finds into it to give it a kind of shabby chic / midwest modern look.

The one thing I've been putting off it nailing in a blackboard into my beautiful paint job. That's why I am totally ga-ga over the Peel & Stick Chalkboards from Wallies.

The Slate Gray Chalkboards come in packages of four 9" x 12" panels. Each vinyl panel is fully removable and repositional. Priced at just $16.99 for one package of four panels.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Local Celebrity: Time to Respect Your Mother

Local Celebrity has teamed up with non-profit organization, Global Green USA, to bring you this custom vintage inspired tee. All proceeds from their Respect Your Mother shirt sold is being donated to Global Green, to help with issues associated with global warming.

Each tee is constructed of 100% Organic Cotton with a vintage wash for extra-softness.

Priced at $28

There was a kid-sized version of the same tee available earlier this year which was spotted out on Phinnaeus Moder (Julia Roberts' son) and Pax Jolie-Pitt.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Winter Sale Time at Old Navy

Old Navy has expanded their after-holiday sale and is offering up to 75% select winter styles both online and in stores.

Here are our sale favorites:

Women's Long-Sleeved Tiny Fit Tees
Regular price: $14.50
Sale price: $3.49

Saturday, January 05, 2008

J Crew Introduces Vintage Inspired Jewelry Collection

During the summer months, I spend my time scouring flea markets and estate sales for gorgeous vintage jewelry and fabrics. I am completely in love with the new jewelry collection just introduced by J Crew that is inspired by these same vintage pieces.

Each necklace, bracelet and ring is designed to make a statement in earthy shade of turquoise, coral and pistachio.

The pieces are priced between $35 - $200. Available at

Friday, January 04, 2008

Bono Designs for Hard Rock Signature Series

U2 frontman and longtime activist has collaborated with the Hard Rock Cafe to become the 25th music icon to create a charity t-shirt for Hard Rock’s Signature Series. The "Fish Can Fly" tee features his own design of a fish soaring through the stars and sky.

Proceeds from the sale of the shirt will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society's Conservation Cotton Initiative, which helps African farmers escape poverty through land management education, organic cotton growing techniques and wildlife conservation.

The shirts are available at

Other artists that have participated in the series include Elton John, Sting, Michael Stipe, Aerosmith, Matchbox Twenty, Greenday and many more.

Loeffler Randall Arrives at Target

The latest designer handbag collection has hit the shelves at Target. This seasons collection has been designed by Loeffler Randall as part of their chic for less campaign. The Brooklyn-based line has a long line of celebrity fans including Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel.

The entire collection retails at Target stores and their online site from $19.99 - $49.99. Check out all the gorgeous designs at