Musings About Life... After Birth
Posted by Chelsea on November 18, 2009
My past few appearances on “Broadminded” have been beauty-focused, but today, it’s all about fun fall fashion finds. This afternoon at 2:30 p.m. EST on XM 155 or Sirius 102, I’ll be joining Broads Molly and Christine to share some of the coolest fashion goodies I’ve recently seen. Here’s what we’ll be checking out:
1) Yosi Samra Ballet Flats, $50, yosisamra.com
You’ve seen ‘em on all the celebrities and in stores this fall….little ballet flats are a huge trend this season. The popular versions from Lanvin and Tory Burch can run you anywhere from $200-$400 a pop, but these high-quality, super-cute and ridiculously comfy (seriously, you’ll feel like you’re wearing slippers) versions from Yosi Samra are only $50! My favorites are the gold metallic pair, but at this price, you can afford to get them in a number of colors. They come in full-sizes only, so if you’re a half size, purchase the size up.
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2) Sassybax Shapewear Leggings, $68, sassybax.com
Another ubiquitous trend this season: leggings. Whether worn with high boots, flats or a low heel, they’re an inexpensive, casually comfortable way to dress this fall. Layer them under a dress or skirt for work or going out, or pair them with a shirt and a large cardigan for daytime or the weekends. A good ‘ol pair of opaque black cotton leggings from American Apparel or even Target will do the trick perfectly (with leggings, more expensive isn’t usually better), but if you need a little extra support to contain those love handles, check out the hard-core slimming leggings from Sassybax. They lift, round and shape your butt (no “pancake tush” in these, ladies) and also suck in your tummy and hips without any pinching, rolling at the waist or discomfort in general. And while you’re on the site, check out Sassybax’s awesome slimming slips, bras, tanks and tees too!
Posted by Chelsea on November 11, 2009
Like lots of folks these days, I’m trying to do what I can to live a “greener” life. I’m shutting off lights, turning off the water when I brush my teeth and am shopping at my local farmers’ market when I can. To reduce waste, I’ve forgone drinking bottle after plastic bottle of water. Instead, I’ve taken to chugging my H2O from a SIGG bottle. But it’s not just any ol’ SIGG—it’s a personalized version from CafePress (specifically, the “Victorian” design monogrammed with my initials, ’cause I just have to do everything “cute”). I chose the liter version, but they’ve got 0.6-liter versions with kiddie designs, too.
Want to win a customized SIGG of your own? When you register for The Momtourage’s mailing list, you automatically get entered for a chance to win one of our giveaways! We’ve got three to give away, so sign up, mamas!
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So comfy and feminine, I know I'd wear them all summer. But dang, that much money for jellies? Possibly worth the splurge. $275, nordstrom.com
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My boys have wide feet, which means finding cute shoes for them is tough. These, however, rock. Prices vary, visit nbwebexpress.com to purchase.
- Zoya “Laurie” Nail Polish
This sheer pink polish is, without question, the PERFECT nude pink. Plus, the polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate (read: yucky crap that isn't really safe for prego gals). $6, enailsupply.com.
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