Post Baby Uniforms + Boston Weekly


Above: Cos top, which appears to be sold out, but here is a chic pleated alternative from Victoria Beckham, J Crew pant (old) in a wool version here, Hermes Constance bag, Miu Miu shoes (old) drooling over this new pair of Mary Janes from Miu Miu



Who: As in, who am I listening to.

Sjowgren, Seventeen.....a new to me artist who channels the best parts of Santigold (praise Jesus, she's coming out with something new soon), and the best elements of Res- remember her? LOVED her album How I Do. I don't know much about Sjowgren, out of SF, trio? one woman dynamo?, but I want to know more. 


What: As in, what went down this week/end. 

Enjoyed a weekend away with some pals in Vermont. Lots of wine, board games, and attempts at sleep, but I failed miserably at the latter. It was hard, much harder than I thought it would be to leave those littles behind. But I was the better for a few days away and husband proved himself a stupendous Mr. Mom. 

This outfit, my attempt to clean myself, peel off my mom uniform #1 (jeans, nursing tank and a button down), and dress up for an outing. I popped into the Tailored for Education fundraiser, a marvelous cause that you should support immediately, and enjoyed a cocktail or two with a pal. Thank goodness for Cos and their simple, dressy, and classic selection of black on black (or, post baby uniform #2) while I attempt to whip this beaten and battered bod into shape.

This in between time is so challenging for body and dressing of the body. I had the baby, yay! but I'm still in maternity jeans, and can't find the damn time to eat sensibly, much less work out. Is wine and beef jerky a food group? Maybe wine and chocolate? While I ponder these deep thoughts, I'm assaulted by people who seem to lose all the baby weight with a sneeze, but alas, I am not that person. Never was. Hence why I think it's important to show what my post babe bod looks like. Step by step. Big breast feeding boobies and all. I don't feel like dressing up and posting pics, but this is post baby life my friends. It can be pulled together and fun. I am determined that it will be. Dammit. 


Where: As in, where it's at. Launches, events, general goings on you need to know about.  

One of my favorite calligraphers and designers, Julie the brains and talent behind Posh and Prep, is producing holiday cards this season. Yes, it's time to start thinking about that, and yes, Julie's are utterly original and noteworthy. Think buffalo plaid, antlers, and custom work for the price you're likely already dishing out for Minted and Shutterfly.

Not in the mood to cook this turkey day? Check out the freshly opened Pantry, a new kind of food service out of Brookline. You "shop" for your dinner at each meal station, prepping your own box and carrying out. Think turkey roulade, cornbread stuffing and mushroom gravy + green beans for $24. They even offer sommelier paired wine recommendations for each meal, cause you know you need a separate course of that to handle all the cray-cray family' will be dishing out.

Mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday, following the Black Friday bru-ha-ha, and make sure to get out and support the ones you love. I'll be swinging by Olives and Grace for all my holiday gifting needs followed by Viola Lovely, for some holiday party gear for myself;)


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Mom & Mini Fashion




I know I'm not the only one who finds joy in buying adult and mini versions of especially cool items.

Revel in your mini me twinning! And do it in high fashion!


Mama version is above mini version, below:


Isabel Marant Etoile Plaid Wool Jacket

Old Navy Hooded Poncho


 H&M Faux Leather Legging

Joe Fresh Faux Leather Legging


Marc by Marc Jacobs Sherpa Backpack

J Crew Girls Sherpa Backpack


St. Laurent Star Sweater Dress

Grey Star Sweatshirt Primark


Balenciaga boot

Toddler Wallabee


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Bake Up a Star Wars Party

Check out Bake Up a Star Wars Party

by Noelani at Mode


Whether you grew up on the original Star Wars (I did, self professed, major geek here), or are just getting introduced to the latest batch of Lucas' films, there is no time like the present to get (re) acquainted with the series.

I'll be kicking things off with a pre-movie viewing party in advance of the latest release, complete with all kinds of Star Wars baked goods, for kids old and young. Specifically my husband and kids, to make sure they love the series as much as I do. I am not above a little bribery to get husband to the theatres.

Think Star Wars cookies, cakes, baking accessories, and of course, the Star Wars cookbook, a must for the proper chef in your life. Tell me you don't want a Wookiee cookie.

May the force be with you.