Category: Underneath It All

The 5 Best Natural Deodorants

June 6th, 2017 by

I’m not going to lie. I stink at a lot of things. Sports. Neatness. Burpees. Flying without panicking. Sports. Parallel parking. Also, sports. I literally stink at all of these things. But I don’t literally stink, you know? And for that I can thank the natural deodorants on this list. I have to admit that I’ve […]

Should I wear Pantyhose? Frequently Asked Fashion Questions

April 27th, 2015 by

I’m continuing Fashion Questions and Condundrums Week (I said it again. Co-nun-drum), because, frankly, last week got away from me and questions kept pouring in. Okay, maybe not pouring. More like trickling. But still, I got questions. And some of them I get over and over again. So this week I am going to answer […]

The Best Shapewear for Moms: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 4th, 2015 by
The Best Shapewear for Moms

Lola saw me in my Spanx Higher Power shaper, the one that starts just below the bust and ends mid-thigh. It’s super-glam. This was our conversation: “Mommy, do you wear that so that you look skinny and everything.” “Um, well, yes, but mostly it’s just for smoothing.” Ahem. She wasn’t fooled. Smoothing equals slimming. Even […]

4 Bras Every Woman Should Own: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 4th, 2015 by
4 Bras Every Woman Should Own

You knew this was next, didn’t you? The thing is, we can’t possibly talk about refreshing and revamping our mom style for the new year without addressing undies. They’re just so fundamental. Underwear used to be called a foundation garment, which is fitting because it really does form the base of all of our outfits. […]

Pick Pretty Pajamas: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 2nd, 2015 by
Eloise Nella top

To me, this is actually the beginning of 2015. Yesterday didn’t count because it was a holiday. Sure, you could just sail through the weekend and start on Monday, but that would put you 5 days behind, style-wise. And who has that kind of time when looking even cuter is just around the corner. So […]

Find Your Best Strapless Bra Ever

September 11th, 2014 by

Some people think that writing about fashion is all fun and frivolity, but actually, some items of clothing can be quite controversial. Jeans. Bathing suits. Crop tops.  Thong underwear. These are not the topics of polite conversation. Rather, they are often spur intense, heated debates. But, arguably, no item of clothing is more controversial, and […]

The BeautyMommy’s Guide to Nursing Gear

September 26th, 2013 by

When I was approached by a glamorous, doting aunt to help her find organic nursing attire for her superhero sister-in-law, Sarah Michael, I jumped at the opportunity to live vicariously through this amazing new mama. I am one of those (rare?) women who adored nursing. Adored it. Maybe that’s because it was the only aspect […]

The Best Backless, Strapless Bras Ever: Part II in the Best of the Beauty Mommy Series

December 29th, 2012 by

(This post originally ran back in July, and I get so many requests for it, I thought I would run it again as part of my “Best of…” series. Just in time for New Year’s Eve!) This is a blog I started and stopped so many times, because it is so vast and so riddled […]

The Best Strapless, Backless Bras for Every Body

July 3rd, 2012 by

This is a blog I started and stopped so many times, because it is so vast and so riddled with possibilities that the idea of narrowing it down was just too overwhelming. But, I will try, for the same reason that I have attempted many impossible feats in the past: Someone asked me to. In […]

The Chicago Chronicles: My Great Bikini Hunt

June 2nd, 2011 by

Bikinis are not my friend. In all honesty, they never were. Back when I actually looked decent in one, I was too insecure and critical to enjoy it. Fast forward a few years and two precious little girls… Two c-sections in a year and a half did nothing to improve matters, either in my actual […]