Category: Stylish Mom Secrets

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Shannon Wollack

March 16th, 2015 by
Shannon Wollack, founder of LA-based design firm LIFE.STYLE, shares the secrets to her personal style.

If you want to know a little bit about Shannon Wollack, sneak a peek at her Instagram account. While mine is filled with badly lit selfies and cute pics of my girls (although you should still totally follow it!), hers looks like the pages of an impossibly chic design magazine. Maybe that’s because Shannon, a former fashion […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Alicia Bell

March 9th, 2015 by
Designer Alicia Bell and her daughter, Penelope, who inspired the line Little Bell.

Let’s face it: My time is running out. Lola will be 9 in less than two months, and the other day, I think I detected an eye roll. I ignored it because for now, she is still mine, all mine. (A little bit of Kevin’s too, but mostly mine.) I still get bedtime snuggles and morning […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Madeline Katzel of Matilda Jane

February 23rd, 2015 by

You know when you see something and it makes you want to throw your entire wardrobe out and start over? That’s how it was when I first spotted Matilda Jane, and my daughters’ wardrobes were the ones in question. Or jeopardy. The first time I stumbled across Matilda Jane online, I gasped. I know I’m […]

5 Daily Hacks of Stylish Moms: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 13th, 2015 by
5 daily hacks

  You know the type. You’ve seen her, dropping her kids off at school, sporting a chic topknot, sunglasses and lipgloss. Or run into her at the grocery store, her tinies hanging on to her cart as she careens through the narrow aisles in skinny jeans and a graphic tee. She is the stylish mom, […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Zankhna Parekh

November 17th, 2014 by
Zankhna's #What Is Beauty campaign features real moms.

Even though I spend most of my time writing, speaking and thinking about it, I’m a little ambivalent about “mom style.”  After all, I don’t just want to look good “for a mom.” I want to look good, period. But I am a mom – which means that fashion, for me, is inherently different than […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Birgit Grossmann Coles

November 10th, 2014 by
Neutrals help streamline Birgit's morning routine.

Like all of the stylish moms I’ve featured, Birgit Grossmann Coles inspires me with more than just her style. Birgit, an American of German heritage, is married to a Haitian and has been living in Haiti for 17 years. After the devastation of the 2010 earthquakes, this mother of 3 started Simbi Fashion, a Haitian-made […]

Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Caitlin Skidmore

November 3rd, 2014 by
Caitlin Skidmore shares her secrets to great everyday style.

I am so inspired by Caitlin Skidmore of Greater Than Rubies, and I know you will be, too. In 2012, she was so moved by the poverty she sees every day in her job as the coordinator of a poverty assistance program in North Central Texas that she gave up shopping. For a whole year. Twelve months without a […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Merrick White

October 27th, 2014 by
Merrick's easygoing, everyday style has become her signature.

Sometimes, I choose a stylish mom as much to inspire me as I do to inspire you. This is one of those times. After years of resisting my mother’s attempts to teach me to sew, I have come to terms with the fact that my inability to sew on a button isn’t charming – it’s annoying. […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Kristina Clemens

October 20th, 2014 by

After years of shame and denial, I am ready to come clean on a painful subject. I am not crafty. Well, I am, but not in the good way. 😉 I have a stylish mom who can sew and knit beautifully and a sister who has refinished her own furniture and created gorgeous projects for […]

Mom Style Secrets: BeautyMommy Nanette De La Pena

October 14th, 2014 by
Nanette, at right, with sister Suzanne

Most days, I feel pretty busy. Too busy almost. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. So I try to stop and remind myself that this is possibly the busiest season of my life, and that one day, I will look back on the routine of work-volunteer-homework-activities-dinner that characterizes my everyday life and long for it, or, at […]