5 Clothing Essentials for Nursing Moms

After three kids and 67 months breastfeeding (plus hopefully at least another two for my toddler and probably another 24 for baby #4 on the way), I've spent way more time in my nursing clothes than I ever will in my expensive maternity clothes. ...more
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Wondering What to Wear to BlogHer Food in Miami? We Have Some Ideas!

BlogHer Food '14 is this week! I know we're beyond excited to bring you two days full of learning, fun, networking, and more. While you're getting excited too, you're probably asking the age old conference questions: What should I wear? What should I pack? I've thrown together some cute, fun, colorful ideas from dressy to casual and back again. Check it out before you finish packing. ...more
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Friday Favorites...

Friday Favorites... This past week I have been obsessed with the color red. It's on my nails and my clutch and handbag that I'm carrying are red. Check out this pic I posted on my instagram to see for yourself.  I'm not one to usually wear this color but when it hits me it hits hard!...more

"I’m Plus Sized and Never Know What to Wear on a Date"

I’m a bit overweight; I don’t want to wear any tight dresses or high heels on a date. What can I wear so I don’t look like a wannabe? Exclusive expert advice ahead: http://www.lava365.com/im-plus-sized-and-never-know-what-to-wear-on-a-date/  ...more

Chambray Punch.

A basic chambray shirt will get you through every season, every event, at any time. You can dress it up or down, keep it androgynous or make it girly, layer it or wear it as a standalone piece. Short story: you need one.I took the aforementioned chambray and basic black cropped trousers and added bright punches of color in the form of a statement necklace (also worn here), belt, and candy-colored flats. Easy, comfy 9-5 outfit with lots of fashion bang for your buck....more

How to Pack Your Perfect Conference Wardrobe

Conference season is just about upon us -- and if you are anything like me, you're already thinking about what you'll be wearing as you meet, greet and network with your peers and brands. These tips and tricks will help you pack the perfect wardrobe to complement your amazing personality. Authentic Style ...more
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Pregnant and Packing for BlogHer '10: Adventures in Belly Fitting

Everyone is nervous their first time, even when they're sure to be surrounded by awesome and supportive women.  Add to that the anxiety that comes with traveling while pregnant and dressing oneself without the aide of a trusted spouse and tween. Now you're walking in my shoes--which BTW are two sizes larger than they were 6 months ago....more

Separate but Equal: Fat Girls Get Own Fashion Week (But no Ashley Falcon)

 The fashion world seems to have finally clued in to an obvious fact - we all wear clothing. Yes, even fat girls. Elie Tahari, a very upper-end designer has a new line of plus size fashion that are actually attractive, and sold in Bloomingdale's (how pretty is that jacket below?), and this year, the New York Times Magazine covered the second Full Figured Fashion Week, hosted by former plus size model, Emme. Founder, and former plus-size model, Gwen Devoe, said what we all already knew - that, "Every curvy girl that has a dollar is willing to spend that dollar,” while, the New York Times' Business Day section regarded the event almost sarcastically, remarking that, "the fattening of America is a big business opportunity." Of course, with designers like Nanette Lepore making their largest offering a size 12, there's an argument to be made, that many of the women excluded from fashion are not necessarily "fat" so much as tall, larger-framed, or muscular. The narrow sizes offered as "regular" or "normal" cut a thin swathe through the much larger population of women with money to spend on clothing. And guess what - we all wear clothes. Devoe herself pointed out that, "I’ve been told several times that no one fantasizes about being a plus-size woman, and that’s probably true, but the fact remains that you have to work with what you have.” Up until now, though very few designers have connected the giant, neon dots - in fact, as far as fashion goes, in many ways, it's cheaper to be fat. ...more

What Do You Pack for a Cruise? Here's How Not to Sink the Ship

If there's one thing I know a little something-something about, it's packing. I am, in fact, a champion packer. I could pack in the Packing Olympics, if such a thing existed, and I would bring home -- at the very worst -- a bronze medal. (Hey, it helps not to be too cocky about these things, you know? Truth be told, I'd probably get the gold, but I'm going to let you keep believing I'm modest.)So when Kristen came to me with a packing challenge, I knew I had to step up to the plate....more

You know what I loved most about this post? There were no kids involved! No diapers, no baby ...more

Wedding wear (for when you're NOT the bride)

If you've ever been a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, there's a decent chance you spent a lot of money on a dress you'll never wear again. But, there's one good thing about that -- you don't have to worry about what to wear. When you're not a member of the bridal party, choosing the right dress for a wedding gets a lot trickier. ...more

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