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Sponsored by HP & Intel: Add A Touch of Luxury To Your Life

To recognize the launch of the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook™ powered by Intel® Core™ processors I was asked to write about adding a Touch of Luxury to our lives. As a mom I know first hand laziness that could set in when it comes to personal appearance when you have to worry about getting everyone else ready. I will admit, I drop off my tiny dancer to school in sweat pants. Not yoga pants, but grey fleece sweatpants. But I draw the line there. Any other time I leave the house I try to look put together. It only takes a few more minutes and makes me feel a lot better than when I look like a scrub.

When you take the time out to make yourself look good, it automatically translates to you feeling better about yourself. Not only that, but you’re setting a good example for your kids. Here are some quick ways to add a Touch of Luxury to your everyday style…


Wear Perfume
This is probably the quickest way to add a Touch of Luxury but one of the most worthwhile. Scent is so intertwined with memory and emotion just a spritz of your favorite scent will make you smell lovely and lift your spirits.

Wear Clothing – Not Workout Wear
Aside from dropping off the little one at school – or when I’m actually on my way to or from the gym – I wear clothing in public. I don’t dress to the nines, but a pair of chinos and a collared-button up shirt are very comfortable and make you look put together in snap. It takes just as long to put on pants or jeans as it does to put on sweat pants.


Put On Some Lipstick (0r lipgloss, or mascara…)
So you don’t have time to make yourself up completely? Then what’s the one thing that you rely on for a face pick me up? Lipstick? Mascara? Whatever it is for you – put it on. You will look and feel better. I personally don’t just use one item but I’ve gotten my casual, everyday makeup application down to less than five minutes and I don’t leave the house without makeup (except when I’m wearing sweat pants and dropping off the little one to school).

Use a Real Handbag Not a Diaper Bag
I don’t get the design of most diaper bags – just because your carrying baby products the bag does not need to scream “baby!”. We’re adults – you can use an adult bag. All you need is a large tote or a bag with lots of pockets. If you opt for a tote, be prepared to have small pouches so that you can keep similar items together. Whatever your preference, you don’t need to carry around a pink diaper bag. You can carry a women’s bag that happens to have diapers in it.

Keep Your Hair Long
I grew up on Long Island and all of the moms there – once they hit a certain age – chop off their hair and have men’s haircuts. I don’t know if it’s the water or what but I cannot comprehend this phenomenon. Whenever I see it I think, there’s another person that just gave up. Keep your hair! It doesn’t have to be to your waist – or even to your mid back – but please don’t get a men’s haircut. You don’t need to fully style your hair everyday. A good blowout lasts a couple of days and when in doubt you can opt for a chic bun or pony tail.

I hope these easy tips help you to add a Touch of Luxury to your busy lives!


Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ The HP + Intel + Project Runway Pin Your Style Contest

Want to participate? Pin a photo of the HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ via the Pin It button on the Pin Your Style contest page. Then, build a board that represents that week’s theme. Check out the weekly Pinsetter images on the site for inspiration.

Submit your board’s URL into the site to enter. Then, share your board with friends to earn the most votes!

Win prizes like an HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ and a gift card to bring your style to life by getting the top votes for your board.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



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Disney Princesses Re-imagined by Harrods in Designer Dresses

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If you’ve ever looked at a Disney princess costume you’ve probably cringed at the touch of over-priced cheap fabric used to create “princess” gowns. Fortunately, our little ones can tell the difference and they become little princesses from the moment they put on the gowns.

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If you haven’t outgrown your Disney princess fantasies then you’ll love the photos produced by Harrods of Disney Princesses re-imagined in designer gowns and accessories. Photographed by Jason Ell the series of photographs are absolutely beautiful. If he hasn’t come already, these photos make you believe that some day your prince will come…

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New & Expectant Mamas at the Golden Globe Awards 2013


New & Expectant Mamas at the Golden Globe Awards 2013

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The Golden Globe Award Ceremony aired tonight and congratulations are due – not just for award but for new mamas Adele and Claire Daines and for expectant mama Kristen Bell. New mamas Adele and Claire Danes looked great on the red carpet and you would never know they just had babies. Kristen Bell is expecting and she wore a great dress for her pregnancy.  An empire waist with jeweled detailing that accentuated her shoulders and neck brought your eyes up to her face.  The flowy chiffon in pale lavender looked ethereal and this may be one of Bell’s best looks.

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adele golden globes 2013


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Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac Collection


Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac Collection

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If you’ve read this blog then you probably know we are a family of Disney lovers. And one of my favorite things about Disneyland is “it’s a small world”. It was my favorite as a kid and not that I have a little girl of my own we enjoy “it’s a small world” as a family.

For the Winter 2012 collection, LeSportsac teamed up with Disney to create a collection featuring handbags, totes and accessories that combine the bright aesthetic of LeSportsac with inspiration from the mid-century artwork of Disney artist Mary Blair who created the whimsical look of the “it’s a small world” ride.

Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac collection includes five seasonal deliveries, each inspired by a specific country. In addition to celebrating a country, each delivery will be anchored with a Signature Tote and a colorful print that pays tribute to the unique facades and architectural works of Disney’s “it’s a small world” Theme park attraction. The collection kicks off with a celebration of Tahiti that includes two graphic totes and a range of 12 styles in two vibrant prints.

You can find the Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac collection on LeSportsac.com.


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Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 07.27.12


Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 07.27.12


I am ready to get this weekend started! Today is my husband and I’s 10-year anniversary and on Sunday we are running our first half-marathon. Needless to say I’ve got some things I need to take care of so I’ll get right to it – here’s the top news from the MISS Omni Media network…


New music and videos from Lana Del Rey (Summertime Sadness), Kreayshawn (Go Hard) and Bat for Lashes (Laura)

Great interviews with Santigold, Claw, The Bellz’s and the ladies of Girls Got Kicks of Melbourne

Fun summer nails designs – the anti-summer and the GIOGO Nailway

MISS remembers Dr. Sally Ride and Sherman Hemsley

La Chanelphile

La Chanelphile is no longer lost in translation! La Chanelphile is now available in fourteen languages!

Do as Karl does – check out Karl Lagerfeld’s top picks for Paris, St. Tropez and Monaco

Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are in the Olympic spirit! Chanel opens a pop-up beauty store in Covent Garden and Karl opens up a pop-up shop in Selfridges in London

Take a peek at my new vintage Chanel finds – a mini vintage Chanel flap bag and bow pin

Have a great weekend!


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Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 06.22.12

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Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 06.22.12

MISS NEWSIt’s been a crazy week and I’m sorry for the lack of posts.  Between webinars, collaborative projects and photo shoots there’s been little time for actual blog posting.  I did manage to get a few goodies up so here are some highlights from MISS and La Chanelphile.

New Looks from VANS and Gravis via MISS

Learn how to make light lipstick work for you – MISS Beauty Tip of the Week: How I Made a Light Lipstick Work for Me

See what kicks celebrities are wearing – Celebrity Style: Feminine Inspiration While Rocking Sneakers

Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket exhibit moved to Taipei last week – CHANEL The Little Black Jacket in Taipei – The Film

Catch up on the latest Chanel News and Karl Lagerfeld News via La Chanelphile

Karl Lagerfeld designed a $45,000 collar – Karl Lagerfeld Designs Diamond Collar for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


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Linky Dinks:  Week of 09.01.11

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Linky Dinks: Week of 09.01.11

The Tiny Dancer is keeping me busy and I rarely get to sit down with my new iPad and just read.  The other day I caught up on my Google Reader on Flipboard and saw tons of great posts on other blogs that I wanted to share. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

♥♥Learn how to make Marshmallow Pops!  Their like cake pops but made with marshmallows – yum!

♥♥Go Cuckoo for Coco – fun handcrafted toys and accessories.

♥♥Get crafty with city maps and make your own I Heart {fill in your favorite city} wall art.

♥♥Document your pregnancy online with MamaMemoirs and print a copy at the end.

♥♥Paper Plates have many uses – check out how to make paper plate baskets!

♥♥I wish there were more places like the Baby Cafe in Tokyo – adults can eat while kids play – everyone’s happy!

♥♥Your baby can roll in style with a new Porsche stroller.

♥♥Vogue Italia has a gorgeous spread featuring mother-daughter styles.


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Mirror, Mirror: Mama & Me “Summer” in San Francisco

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Mirror, Mirror: Mama & Me “Summer” in San Francisco

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While the rest of the country is having a heat wave, if you are in San Francisco in the summer you better pack a sweater – or two. To be fair, this photo was taken about a month ago but it was still definitely summer when we took it. I’ve lived in the Bay Area for nine years and I still don’t understand the crazy weather pattern we have going on here. Suffice it to say, I just know that in the summer in SF, it feels more like fall. Save your shorts and tanks for southern California if you’re visiting the Bay pack those layers! On the day the photo was taken the family went to the Ferry Terminal for the Farmer’s Market and yummy breakfast: Blue Bottle Coffee and chilaquiles.

On the Tiny Dancer:
Top: Benetton Baby Ombre Sweater
Bottom: babygap jeans
Shoes: Tiny Toms

On Mama:
Top: Uniqlo Navy Cardigan
Bottom: Banana Republic Jeans
Shoes: Bensimon
Nails: Chanel Mimosa
Bracelet: Cubannie Links


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<em>Lucky Kids</em> for Stylish Moms

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Lucky Kids for Stylish Moms

Lucky Kids Magazine is out now

Lucky Kids Magazine is out now

It must have been my lucky day because my mailbox contained not one, but TWO Lucky magazines.  I have a subscription to the shopping and style mag, and was quite delighted to see that the extra magazine was the first issue of Lucky Kids.  How perfect is it that the premier issue is for Spring?

I’ve had my fair share of kid-related magazine subscriptions when my little one was younger, but now, everything in those mags seems too babyish for our lives now that she’s 10.  But in flipping through Lucky Kids, it’s refreshing to see that this magazine is very much a fashion magazine, only with a focus on the kiddos.

The content in this spring issue covers everything from shopping suggestions for lunch boxes, whimsical room decor, and even a mommy care section.  The fashion editorials feature school-aged children, which is a sigh of relief for me because every time I see cutesy clothes for the tiny tots, I can’t help but reminisce when my girl was that small.  But for the mommies with little ones, don’t worry because there are plenty of toy and fashion suggestions for babies and toddlers.

I won’t spoil the whole issue for you, but one thing to note is that instead of the random child-related advertisements for x-product, Lucky Kids has full-page ads for the kid-sized brands that you wear, or wish you could wear (hello, J-Lo and the Twins for Gucci)!  I love looking at the kiddy ads because it’s so interesting to see how these big time brands style these cute little models and advertise to the fashion-loving mommies.

The Lucky Kids magazine is a supplement to Lucky Magazine, so you can keep up with fashions for you and your family in the print form.  Check it out on the news stands now!

Looks like M.I.S.S. isn’t the only media coming out with something for the mamas!


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