Fur Trends for Your Everyday Wardrobe
Wearing fur is on trend for fall but can also be a difficult trend for moms to incorporate into our everyday attire. We’re always on the go and most hours of our day require “practical” attire. We need pieces that don’t scream street walker or give the impression that we’re trying too hard to be
Bootcamp for Tummies with Mama Mio! Take the 30 Day Challenge
How fit is your belly? Very few women are 100% happy with this area no matter how slim they are post pregnancy. The number one cause of a belly bulge is diastasis recti. I developed diastasis during my second pregnancy and not matter how much I exercise and eat healthy, a little bump remains a
The new Footloose movie hits theaters this weekend and I was able to see the movie and interview the cast! Whether you have any interest in seeing the remake of the original Footloose movie or not, they took inspiration from the film to create a line of Footloose Fashion. The collection can be found on
Bullying Prevention Twitter Party with Spookley October 12th
Wednesday, Oct. 12 is Unity Day! Make it orange and make it end. Unite to prevent bullying. What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day and attend our Twitter Party! Bullying Prevention Twitter Party with Spookley
Wearing fur is on trend for fall but can also be a difficult trend for moms to incorporate into our everyday attire. We’re always on the go and most hours of our day require “practical” attire. We need pieces that don’t scream street walker or give the impression that we’re trying too hard to be hip and chic.
Incorporating fur is easier than you think, doesn’t need to cost a fortune and will extend beyond one season. This particular trend doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, so it’s not necessarily a bad investment. No matter what your budget, we have a few options to incorporate into your fall and winter wardrobe.
Bomber Jacket with Faux Fur Collar – LOFT $89.99
Faux-Fur Cuff Knit Gloves – Juicy Couture $68.00
Short Rabbit Infinity Scarf – Intermix $158
How fit is your belly? Very few women are 100% happy with this area no matter how slim they are post pregnancy. The number one cause of a belly bulge is diastasis recti. I developed diastasis during my second pregnancy and not matter how much I exercise and eat healthy, a little bump remains a fixture on my post baby body.
Surprisingly, this is extremely common. After giving birth many women develop a gap between their abdominal muscles that can be felt beneath the belly button, running up to the ribs and down to the pubic bone. This gap, called diastasis recti, was once covered in muscle, holding everything behind it. With the separation, there is no ‘corset of muscle’ to hold the stomach wall tight and flat.
This often leads to back pain and bulging belly. Oh, the joys of motherhood! The only way to eliminate both is to weave that muscle back together and create a strong core, a ‘corset’ that holds you in. Crunches are not the answer and, in fact, can make the bulge worse.
If you need to tackle the tummy bulge, take the 30 day Mama Mio Bootcamp for Tummies with me! I’m committing for the next 30 days to follow this quick and super-easy program. Who doesn’t want flatter and sexier abs! The benefits are well worth the commitment.
- Flat, toned ab muscles that will act like a corset to redefine your waist
- Improved posture and back strength
- Tight, firm, toned, touchable skin
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Skin Tight Toning Serum – Improves texture and tone of your skin
Get Waisted Body Shaper – 9 clinically tested waist-whittling fat-busting ingredients
4 Minute Tummy-Tucking Exercise Program – By ab rehab guru, Julie Tupler
The new Footloose movie hits theaters this weekend and I was able to see the movie and interview the cast! Whether you have any interest in seeing the remake of the original Footloose movie or not, they took inspiration from the film to create a line of Footloose Fashion. The collection can be found on HSN.com which includes brands like Levi’s, Keds, libby LONDON and even a special line of nail polish by Deborah Lippmann.
Twiggy London studded short boot $74.90
Twiggy London red suede cowboy boot w/ studs $159.90
Levi’s denim trucker jacket $69.50
Leather Cowboy belt with buckle $29.90
Keds wooley high top sneaker $65.oo
Madden by Steve madden “Pembrook” suede bootie $129.00
Twiggy London leather boot with studs $69.90
Levi’s Curved Boot Cut Jeans $79.50
Deborah Lippmann Nailpolish “Let’s Here it for the Boy” and “Dancing in the sheets”
Love it or leave it?
Fall is here and it’s time to talk boots! There is nothing we love more than sharing our favorite trends and fashionable finds.
We’ve created a collection from a few of our favorite designers you’ll fall in LOVE with. No matter what your budget, there’s something for everyone!
Cole Haan Air Lizzie Rain Boot $175
LOFT Suede Tall Riding Boots $178
Cole Haan Air Whitley $348
Who knew phones could be so fashionable? We did, which is why Moms Fashion File could not have been more excited to partner with the only phone that comes with Microsoft Office, Xbox Live, and thousands of apps.
Windows Phones were all the rage at our Secret Style Suite as their team was on hand providing live demos, answering questions and giving away several phones throughout the evening.
The MomsFashionFile team used their skills to play fashion-fairy godmothers at BlogHer in San Diego. The team of four moms, brought together some of our very favorite brands to give 12 lucky moms a wardrobe boost. It all started with a shopping excursion. We pulled racks and racks of clothing at LOFT at local San Diego stores. Back at our suite at the Hard Rock, we set out the outfits for our lucky moms to see.
The Moms Fashion File team spent hours upon hours putting together one of the hottest and chicest events at BlogHer 2011 in San Diego.
Over 150 stunning, stylish blog superstars spent the evening mixing and mingling at the Hard Rock Hotel in not one, but two luxury suites with an outdoor terrace that boasted breathtaking views of San Diego’s skyline as Ciao Bella served up refreshing cocktails and sangria. The evening concluded with our 12 beautiful, styled bloggers walking the Plum District runway followed by an unexpected fireworks display!
Thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended and our sincerest appreciation to our generous sponsors that made it all possible – Plum District, Ciao Bella, Trop 50 and Johnson’s. A special thanks to Stokke, Scotch Naturals and Windows Phone!
A toast to summer! Whether you are celebrating the end of summer or toasting back to school, here are some delicious cocktails that have been tested by the entire Moms Fashion File team (I know, it’s hard work) Ciao Bella Gelato made our event a huge success by creating some custom cocktails to serve to all the stylish ladies! We are sorry if you were not there, but we’re nice girls so we’ll share the recipes with you!
The only way to accessorize an already stylish outfit is with a pretty cocktail in your hand.
2 oz. citrus vodka1 oz.
Cointreau2 oz. lemonade
Ciao Bella Blueberry Sorbet
Combine the top three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. When ready, pour slowly into a chilled martini glass with sugared rim, leaving room at the top. Add one small scoop of blueberry sorbet.
Summertime Sangria (RED)
One bottle light bodied red wine (Pinot Noir or Rioja, chilled)
½ c. Cointreau½ c.
fresh squeezed orange juice¼ c.
fresh squeezed lemon juice
Simple syrup to taste (if desired)
2 c. club soda
1 pint fresh raspberries
Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet
Combine wine, juices, Cointreau and simple syrup (optional) in a pitcher and stir. Top with club soda and slowly stir to combine. Add in fruit, pour in glasses and garnish with Ciao Bella Sorbet.
1 pint Ciao Bella Ginger Peach Sorbet
1 pint Ciao Bella Lemon Zest Sorbet
1 c. lime juice2 c. tequila (white or golden)
½ c. CointreauIce cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. (Add water as needed.)
Bottle of Brut Rose Cava
Ciao Bella Prickly Pear Sorbet
Freeze some wide mouth champagne or red wine glasses. Fill half way with the chilled Cava (the cold glasses will make them foam up so pour slowly!) then delicately place one small scoop of the sorbet in to each glass.