Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bump Day: Sizzling in the Sun

One of my favorite afternoon activities every spring? Hanging out on the deck at a local hot spot with a cool pitcher of margaritas lemonade. Beat the heat this season with some fabulously cool style...

Get the look...

Top Shop Scallop Camisole in coral, $50

Juicy Couture cut-off denim maternity short, $168

Old Navy Strappy Thong Sandals in gold, $14.99 on sale (from $19.50)

Juicy Couture Blake Cornhusk Shopper, $198

Anthropologie Color Wheel Earrings, $58

Monday, April 27, 2009


There are so many seemingly ordinary details in a nursery that you can really play up to interject some personal style. Case in point: these fabulously stylish hand-knit mobiles by blabla...

Atlanta readers, you can visit blabla locally in the Virginia Highlands and see their colorful collection of knit toys, clothing, and accessories for baby and kids up close. Be sure to bookmark their website for some oh-so stylish gift ideas.

Pictured above: Pink Bird Mobile, $110; Large Jungle Mobile, $114.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mother's Day Spring Sale!

Javis Davis is showing lots of love for all you moms and moms-to-be out there by giving you 15% off your entire purchase through the end of May! There is no minimum purchase required and the discount is valid on all items with the exception of extra fabric yardage and upholstered chair orders. What's not to love? Affordable custom style becomes even more affordable.

And don't forget Javis Davis has BIG kid bedding too... maybe you've got an older child transitioning to a big kid bed... or maybe you're about to kick that teenager out of the nest and she and her new dorm roomie need some fabulous coordinating bedding for their new pint-sized space. What a fun graduation gift that would be!

Whatever your bedding needs are, now is a great time to get designing! I'd love to help you piece together that perfect bedding set. How do we do it? Contact me and we'll set up an appointment. If possible, I would like to see your space in person and this is especially helpful if you're interested in big kid bedding, as I'll need to take some important measurments. Remember, I've got ALL the fabric swatches on me, so you'll get a good feel for all the great collections first hand. Like I've mentioned before, the fabric images online are great, but you definitely want to see them and handle them in person before placing an order.

This great sale ends on May 31st, so spread the word! Note that there is no mention of this sale on the Javis Davis website... only those in-the-know have access! Any questions? Drop me an email and we'll chat.

Stay tuned for more great happenings at Javis Davis... there are some fabulous new things in the works!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spotlight on: Central Park Sky

Whether you're going for a funky mod look or a classic sweet and simple feel, Javis Davis has it all... This gorgeous Central Park Sky collection is one of my favorites and it's easy to see why. The lovely toile fabric is timeless and works beautifully for a boy or a girl. While it's obvious I'm a fan of lots of color, I also love the pure look of very subtle uses of color in a nursery. It can make for a very luxurious, regal look... and just like baby, oh-so sweet.

What else is cool? Two moms could be working with this same fabric collection and come out with two completely different looks. That's the beauty of custom design!

But "custom" means expensive, right? Please... you're talking to a girl here who's all about great style on a dime. Both of these crib creations above sell for less than $400. Below are a few more fabulous accessories designed with this collection. Enjoy!

Accessories from top to bottom, left to right: Balloon Valance with Ruffle in Sky Baby Toile and Shalimar Parchment; Square Pillow with Bow Tie in Sky Baby Toile, Emp Stripe Candlelight, and Essex Blue Linen; Square Pillow with Ruffle in Sky Baby Toile; Swivel Glider in Sky Baby Toile and Essex Blue Linen.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bump Day: Beach Ready

It's that time of year when everyone starts heading for the coast! Sink your swollen toes in the sand with some easy breezy style.

Get the look...

Jules and Jim Smocked Ocean Dress, $107

Steve Madden Sarrahh in white, $49.95

Banana Republic Sunny Cabochon bracelet, $39

Emilio Pucci oversized round sunglasses in white, $450

Kate Spade "jitney - large coal" tote in navy, $225

Monday, April 20, 2009

Plug in: Online Sample Sales

Over the last couple of years, private online sample sale boutiques have been all the rage with cyber-fashionistas. Getting designer duds at bargain basement prices is the name of the game... and with the limited shopping windows and perceived exclusivity of it all, it's definitely drool-worthy! Most of the featured boutiques are only open for 2-3 days. And at deeply discounted prices, the goods go fast! Your best plan of attack? Know what sales are happening when and have your hand on the mouse as soon as the boutiques open for business.

While there's a whole slew of great sample sites out there for women's fashions, you moms and moms-to-be should take note of a few ones that often offer up fabulous boutiques for children's clothing and accessories. First is one of my absolute faves, Rue La La. The creators of Smart Bargains launched this site last summer to much success. I actually use this one a lot for gifts... you'll mostly find boutiques featuring women's and men's clothing and accessories here and the occasional homegoods sale, but they will throw in a great children's boutique every once in a while and you don't want to miss it!

To gain access to Rue La La, click here and click on the "not a member?" icon at the bottom of the page. A new window will pop up and you can enter my email address (exactly as entered below) as the inviting member:

Another great sample site you must plug into is Gilt Groupe. You may've noticed some of their featured sales in my sidebar. They have great designer children's boutiques going on pretty regularly, so I'm always popping in to see what they've got on sale. Both Rue La La and Gilt have excellent customer service and they aim to please.

To gain access to Gilt Groupe, click here to register.

And the newest sample site you mommas cannot miss out on is The Mini Social. This site, just launched last fall, is exclusively for mom and baby, offering up fabulous style at sample sale prices. And to top it off, a portion of all sales goes to great charities like UNICEF.

Currently, access to The Mini Social is open to everyone! Click here to register.

Happy shopping, mommas!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

And the winner is...

Thanks to ALL of you who entered my spring giveaway! My inbox was filled with such sweet comments. And, without further ado, the big congrats goes to Jodi over at Llama Drama! You're the big winner! Jodi, have some fun playing around at Javis Davis to see what fabrics catch your eye. Send me a quick email and we'll get your choices figured out and get this lovely prize to you pronto!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bump Day: Steppin' out with my Baby

Who said designated drivers can't look fab? A night out with the girls is just what the doctor ordered.

Get the look...

The top and pants in this look come from one of my absolute favorite maternity wear designers, Isabella Oliver. They're especially known and loved for their versatile wraps tops, which are beautifully crafted to allow momma to wear them at every stage of pregnancy and beyond.

Isabella Oliver Bandeau Wrap Top in black, $115

Isabella Oliver IO Jeans in pure white, $180

Stuart Weitzman Teeup, $153.27 on sale (from $298)

Banana Republic Coin Hoop earrings in silver, $34

J. Crew Metallic Tumbled Leather Clutch in metallic silver, $78

Monday, April 13, 2009

Stroll with Style.

Tots on wheels need style too, you know. I've had my eye on these designer fabric stroller totes at MollyAnna Maternity for a while, but I lingered a little longer today when I found them on sale...

Several fun patterns to choose from here... grab one of these and slap a monogram on it and you've got the perfect baby shower gift.

Stroller Bag, $28 on sale (from $68).

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Lilly.

Wishing you all a fabulous Good Friday and Easter Sunday full of love, family, and lots of style! Here's a little dose of Lilly to get you in the mood...

From left to right, top to bottom: Baby Lilly Shift Dress, $98; Flossie Dress, $78; Little Lilly Flora Shift, $68; Maren Dress, $98.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bump Day: Easter Chic

Happy Hump Bump Day, dear readers! A little helping of style for your growing belly, served up fresh every Wednesday.

Get the look... Old Navy smocked shirt dress, $19.99 on sale.

Juicy Couture Daisy Stud earrings, $48.

Juicy Couture Blooming Bracelet, $98.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Giveaway!

What better way to kick off spring and this new venture than with a fabulous giveaway? Thanks SO much for hopping over here and checking out this new site and taking a minute to learn about my latest adventure. I am over-the-moon excited to catupult myself into the delectable world of children's bedding and all things baby by becoming a design partner with Javis Davis! To learn a little more about Javis Davis and how this opportunity came to be, click here.

Along with the latest goings-on and offerings of Javis Davis, I hope you'll find this blog to be one of your top spots for all things trendy and stylish for baby and mom alike. There's no hiding the fact that I have a wicked obsession with maternity clothing... so you'll certainly find a lot of inspiration here if you're sporting a baby bump. And I could dish for hours on the cute finds in baby and kids' wear... where to begin?! So, whether you're covering a bump, a diaper, or a window, I'll help you inject some style into the equation. We're going to have some real fun here!

So without further ado, let's get on with the FREE goodies! Up for grabs is a gorgeous pillow and blanket set from Javis Davis, in the fabrics of your choosing! So not only is this a great freebie, but you get to design it!
Maybe you've got a nursery of your own you want to match, or perhaps you have a toddler who could use a sweet little nap set. Or maybe you're like me and your calendar is filled with baby showers and you're on the hunt for that perfect gift! Whatever the case, this set valued at $67, is a hot item to win.

There are so many great fabric collections to choose from... take a peek here and see which ones catch your eye!

HOW TO ENTER: All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and you're in! Become a follower and you get TWO more entries. Post about this giveaway on your own blog, and you get another two entries. That'll get you up to five entries! Be sure to email me a copy of your post so I don't miss it! The deadline for entering is Wednesday, April 15th. The lucky winner will be chosen by random draw and announced the following day.

So spread the word, and get those entries in! Have some fun playing around with the different fabrics online in the meantime. Thanks again for all the love, and I hope you'll pop by here often! Lots to come!

Sets shown were created with fabrics from the Optic Blossom collection by Amy Butler (top), and the Pink and Green Rosettes collection (bottom).

Quick and Easy Style: The Carry-All Bag

It's no big surprise that your stylish ways may slip here and there once baby arrives. (Those little tots are awfully demanding!) Whether you're a new mom who craves nothing more than a good night's sleep, or a mom who's constantly on the run with several little ones in tow... falling into the dreaded I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-threw-on-these-sweatpants look is far too easy. Your priorities have changed overnight. When you finally collapse into bed, you're no longer worrying about what to wear the next day... you're worrying about whether that little munchkin in the next room is still breathing!

So maybe you don't have time to play dress-up in your closet like you once did, but a little effort here and there can go a long, long way. One case in point... the carry-all bag. You've already got a fabulous little something in one arm, so you've got no excuse not to carry a great bag in the other. Bags have a lot of personality, so here's a wonderful chance to express yours. And no doubt you've got a world of *stuff* to throw in there everytime you dare to leave the house, so it's got to be BIG. But you should never have to sacrifice style for functionality.

Spring is the perfect time to showcase some color, so let's have some fun! Here are some great looks for the season that'll get you some major style points, even if they're covered it a little spit-up...

From the top: Gap oversized canvas tote in blue stripe, $49.50; J. Crew madras Madaket tote, $68; Ame & Lulu Everyday Tote in Reef, $80; Kate Spade Union Square Stevie baby bag, $425; Vera Bradley Super Tote in Bali Gold, $85; Tory Burch Tory Tote in Granada Chocolate, $225. Click any of the images above for more information or to purchase.

Stay tuned for more ways to garner some serious style while doing the mom thing... quick and easy.