Friday, May 29, 2009

Spotlight on: Coral Vine

Nothing says sweet sophistication like this gorgeous Coral Vine fabric collection at Javis Davis. Rich tones of mossy green and chocolate brown and sweet touches of pink bring this fabulous floral pattern to life. The collection has a classic feel with a bit of modern whimsy. A most perfect choice for a sweet baby girl's nursery or a delicious look for any age. This is one collection with endless possibilities and timeless charm.

Accessories shown from top to bottom, left to right: Stagecoach valance in Coral & Olive Stripe, Olive Wavy, and Cub Geranium; Square Pillow with Ruffle in Coral Vine, Full Moon Dots Lime, and Cub Geranium; Neckroll with bows in Full Moon Dots Lime, Coral & Olive Stripe, and Coral Vine; Tab Valance with border in Coral Vine, Olive Wavy, and Full Moon Dots Lime.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bump Day: A Little Bit Rock n' Roll

Bump or not, one of the best looks a woman can sport is a simple tank and a great pair of jeans. It's just hard to mess up. Add a little edge and you're one rockin' momma-to-be...

Get the look...

Love My Belly Sweet Moss Tank Top, $58

Converse Jack Purcell Dance Slip, $46.99

Banana Republic Antique stud earrings, $29

Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Logo Quilted Tote in Grape Ape, $188

Saturday, May 23, 2009

For your American Girl.

Here's to a fabulous holiday weekend for all! May your Memorial Day be filled with sunshine, cookouts, and all things summer... and may we all take time to remember the brave men and women we lost who gave us the freedom to enjoy wonderful days such as this!

To get ready for the weekend, be sure to stop by Old Navy today to stock up on flip flops for the whole family... today only, they are all $1 per pair (in store only). While you're there, you may want to check out these precious patriotic frocks if you've got a sweet little girl to dress...

The boys' "July 4th" collection is a bit of a snooze, but Old Navy has some really cute pieces for girls. And while the $1 flip flops are hard to pass up, how stinkin' cute are these metallic T-strap thongs for little feet? I love seeing adult trends downsized for baby - it doesn't always work, but this sandal is drool-worthy for sure.

Have a safe and happy holiday, mommas!

From top to bottom, left to right: Ruffled star-print swimsuit, $10 on sale (from $14.50); Smocked printed dress in Seeing Red, $14.50; Bandana print sunhat, $9.50; Patriotic print flip-flops, $5 (or $1 TODAY in stores!); Metallic thong sandals in gold or silver, $8.50.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bump Day: Baby Shower Chic

The maxi dress is the perfect combo of fabulous style and genuine comfort. It's such an easy look and a great twist on the typical baby shower dress. Besides all the baby loot, you're sure to get showered with compliments on your well-dressed bump...

Get the look...

Olian Bree Maxi Maternity Dress in aqua-multi, $145

Mia Marina in white, $60

Banana Republic Wood/Ivory Bangle, $24

Tory Burch Straw Saddle Jane Tote, $365

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Fabric Collections!

If you were browsing around Javis Davis' site last week, you may've noticed two new collections that popped up. First, let's discuss how stinkin' cute this new "Robot" fabric group is... I love the rocket and robot figures in the main fabric, and the collection as a whole highlights one of my favorite color combos - orange and pool blue. Orange is such a fun color, but it often gets left in the crayon box. It's time to break it out!

Also recently added at Javis Davis is the beautiful "Bollywood" collection with this gorgeous paisley print leading the pack. I am loving the warm, deep purple mixed in with some cooler shades of pink and violet, and a splash of (once again) orange! A little girl with this fabulous bedding is sure to have some sass. Feast your eyes on a couple of crib bedding combos designed with the Bollywood fabrics...

Hop on Javis Davis and play around with these fun new collections and see what you can come up with... the possibilities are endless. And don't forget - you don't have to use all the fabrics in any given collection. Notice I didn't use the paisley print at all in that last crib design. You can work with as many or as few of the fabrics as you want. It's all about creating the perfect look for you and your little one!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bump Day: Date Night

Those nights out alone with your honey are about to get a little more challenging. So pick a night and get a little dressed up (just because you can). Eating for two never looked so good...

Get the look...

Another great wrap top from Isabella Oliver takes the lead on this ensemble. Because you actually wrap the fabric around your belly, these gorgeous pieces fit you perfectly at every stage of pregnancy. Even better? This particular style is reversible... two fab looks in one.

Isabella Oliver Duo Geisha Wrap Top in Pewter and Pearl, $160

Citizens of Humanity Ingrid Jeans in Pacific Wash, $180

Calvin Klein Sambah in black patent, $102

Banana Republic High-shine bangle in graphite, $29

Banana Republic Disc Teardrop earrings in silver, $24

J. Crew Editor Tote in Weathered Stone, $295 on sale (from $395)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quick and Easy Style: Fashionable Feet

You'll go far in a great pair of shoes, so there's no doubt you'll make tracks in these fabulous sandals by OKA b. Not only do they look great, they're about as practical as a shoe can get. Mommas, get ready to toss those unmentionable hot pink clogs you've been sporting...

Made right here in Georgia, OKA b. sandals started out as a collection of spa shoes, found only at select spas across the nation. Savvy spa goers fell in love with the look and feel of these shoes and wanted more, and OKA b. obliged! With ergonomic footbeds, there's no need to sacrifice style for comfort. Each shoe is crafted into one durable, lightweight piece that's dishwasher safe. That's right... so when Junior tosses his cookies on your feet, you can toss your sandals on the top rack.

Their non-slip soles will keep you where you moms need to be -- on your feet. And at these prices ($25 - 40/pair), there's just no excuse not to step out in style this spring.

Pictured above from Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Hannah in Hot Chocolate, $30; Madison in Kiwi with pink/green floral scarf, $30; Malia in Licorice, $35; Grace in Turquoise, $25; Sophie in Platinum, $25; Leila in Popsicle Pink, $25.

Friday, May 8, 2009

You say overstock, I say stock up!

What's almost as good as being spoiled on Mother's Day? How about a warehouse full of delicious duds for your tots at rock-bottom prices? Leave the kids at home and grab the checkbook, mommas...

Divine Consign is coming to Atlanta Friday, May 14th for a two-day blowout sale in Buckhead. Boutiques and designers from all over will have their overstocks drastically reduced - and all under one roof. But don't expect a leisurely afternoon shopping trip, sipping on cappuccinos with your girlfriends... This is a sport, mommas, so grab your bat and put your game face on.

Shoppers, be sure to read up on the guidelines for more information. Note that no strollers are allowed and the only accepted forms of payment are cash and check. No credit or debit cards! Volunteers are also needed to pull this event off, so if you're interested in carrying a shift or two (usually 2-3 hours per shift), you'll be allowed to shop before the sale opens to the general public... which means you get first dibs on the goods! For more details on volunteer opportunities, hop over here.

The Atlanta Spring Overstock Show will be held in the old Linens & Things location in the Publix / Barnes and Noble shopping center off Peachtree Street in Buckhead. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bump Day: She Works Hard for the Money

The easiest way to rock a professional baby bump? A simply chic dress with some fab accessories. No doubt your style will be the hot topic at the water cooler...

Get the look...

Isabella Oliver Monaco Dress in Ink, $129.50 on sale (from $185)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lock it Up Bolt Stud Earrings in Oro, $48

Kate Spade keswick caning bangle in navy, $195

MICHAEL Michael Kors Panama Large Satchel in vanilla, $245.90 on sale (from $368)

Seychelles Babydoll, $90

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It's in the bag.

In the market for your first diaper bag, or maybe just a fresh new look for spring? Due Maternity has a fab online selection of clearance diaper bags right now, so take a peek...

Atlanta gals, you can also visit Due in Buckhead or Vinings. Other boutique locations can also be found in Texas and California. But ALL mommas can get their Due thrills online.

Sale bags shown above: (1) Skip Hop Duo Flora Canvas Diaper Bag, $28 on sale (from $55); (2) Skip Hop Green Camo Duo Double Diaper Bag, $40 on sale (from $80); (3) Skip Hop Saddlebag, $17 on sale (from $34); (4) Skip Hop Red Dash Diaper Bag, $34 on sale (from $68); (5)Fleurville Cord Sling Tote Diaper Bag, $75 on sale (from $149.95).

Monday, May 4, 2009

When you got it, flaunt it.

Walls never looked more fabulous than when graced with your sweet baby's face. But are you looking to get a little more creative with your photo displays? Mommas, get ready to add a new site to your *favorites* list...

Art has no boundaries, so why should your photos? Grab your sweetest shots and create some frameless canvas prints at UpDone. This is a fab site where you can upload your pics and have them printed on stretched canvas and assembled on wood frames, immediately ready for hanging or display. Choose to have your image printed only on the face of the canvas, or have it wrapped like these examples below.

UpDone prints and assembles the frames within a few days and gets them right to your doorstep before you can say "Awwww!" For an even more budget friendly price, you can opt to assemble the frames yourself. But I'm too much of a goof for that... I'd have the thing stapled to my pants somehow before it was said and done.

I have first hand experience with this company and the end product is truly fab, especially for the price. I was very, very impressed with the speedy delivery and the quality of the images. Click on over to their site to get a feel for how they price their items. You'll pay a lot less per item if you order more than one, so load up! Create a couple of larger prints to use in different areas, or maybe a bunch of smaller prints to form a tiled display on a larger wall space. The options are endless, and the memories? Unforgettable.