Monday, August 30, 2010

A Floral Inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just love when I discover a new, creative line of clothing, accessories, and more...It just brings a smile to my face!!! Case and point...EmersonMade This, recently launched line of vintage-like women's wear features some the cutest, basics that I have seen in a while! I love the tweed blazers and flirty blouses. As well as the 70's bell bottoms and cute clutch bags, offset with a blooming, hand-dyed flower! An ode to Carrie Bradshaw, if you will! The handcrafted treats, including hair accessories, make for an ideal bridal party gift!!! The line was recently featured on Daily Candy! To read more about EmersonMade, click here. To me, EmersonMade is a mesh between Jcrew and Anthropologie...Im guessing these were both sources of inspiration!!!

It's sure to put a smile on your face too!
Live Long and Smile!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

For All My Cali Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jbrand and Bloomies at SanMo Place are teaming up for a Fall-Fabulous affair!!! Be there, if you dare!!! Stock up on your favorite (and one of my favorite) denim designers and meet the man behind the brand too--Jeff Rudes, CEO/Co-founder!

Live Long and Meet New People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One Hot Pant!!!!!

Forever 21 y'all!!!! Cheap prices and all the latest trends...You cant beat it! Case and point...A co-worker of mine (hey Lauren) was in the market for a pair of Harem Pants and was curious as to whether they were still a "hot commodity." I quickly informed her, "Yes" especially having just returned from one of the fashion epicenters of the world: Paris and yes, they were just about everywhere...Very Parisian Chic! So, with that in mind, my quest to find the perfect pair for Lauren to experiment with began! First stop...Forever21! In addition, I found these and these and just discovered these(at a great price I might add). All of which were a good starting point, but the price point of the F21's for someone who is still on the fence about the "hammer--I mean Harem" pant, were a much better deal and ohhh so cute! Check out Lauren's looks here!!
I love how she dressed them up and down! Comfy-casual and Super chic!!! Win--Win!!!! This might just be the pant your Fall wardrobe was missing!!!!

p.s. Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister, Lori!!!!

Live Long and Harem Chic!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's A Hot Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Urban Chic is making room for Fall by having a hot summer sale!!!! Take an extra 30% off sale merchandise--NOW!!!! At all locations!!!!

Live Long and Sale Well!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

At the Top of My Fall Wishlist!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tory Burch has dawned yet another classic...The EddieFlat!!! It's a must have for Fall and I would love a pair in every color, if anyone wants to know. For now, I will settle for the tan, patent flat!! They are super cute and comfy(I recently tried them on at Cusp). Save your coins, at $178, they are quite an investment, but they will carry you right on into Winter and Spring!!!! So you might want to put them on your list too!!!! Fall Fabulous lives on...

p.s. Cusp online has the Eddie Flat in lambskin and patent for $150, don't know if its a missed mistake, but hey one might want to take full advantage of the $28 savings; I will be!

Live Long and Ballet Flat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just For The Weekend!!!!!!

Calling all you jewelry lovers and Wendy Mink fans!!!! Wendy Mink is having a mini-sample sale for all you members! Just for the weekend only!(sorry I didn't blog this little ditty yesterday, but I was having technical difficulties and catching up with my NYC friend, E.B.). Never fear, you still have time to find a special, one of a kind treat! Just log on here and sign in with your member info; still not a member? Just email the kind ladies and gents and they will hook you right on up!!!! Happy Shopping!!!

Oh, and stay tuned to Wendy Mink--this week they will be introducing their vintage collection in the "classic mink" section!!! Oooh, so fab!

Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

T for Fall!!!!!!!

T by Alexander Wang is hot for Fall!!! Check out the fall collection and some great final sale items, here!

Live Long and T Well!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Open For Business!!!!!!!!!!!

The Gucci Boutique at Tysons Galleria is now open and just in time for the Winter 10 collection!!!!

Stay tuned for the Winter sale in December!!!!!

Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Life is an Island!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's been a while since I spotlighted a designer, so I thought I would bring it back by highlighting one of my favorite, comfy-chic, designers....Plastic Island!!! Launched in 2007, I discovered this line while shopping at Cusp. Known for their modern girl twist on today's trends, P.I. mixes jersey and silky materials together to form an edgy, Euro take on the hottest trends! I'm loving the oversized sweatshirts, sequin minis, and drapey tunic dresses!!! Perfect for an island getaway or a stateside romp! And the price point will leave you with a little change for picking up souvenirs along the way!!! Check out the fall line-up here and here. Fall is on it's way ladies, let's get Fall Fabulous!!!!

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

And the Lucky Winner Is...

I would like to first thank each and everyone of you for continuing to keep up with My Mommies Closet!!! As the old saying goes, "There can only be one winner". So, without further adieu, may I announce the lucky winner of the Jasper Leaves Earrings is none other than...Jessica!!!!
Thank you, Jessica, for participating and checking out Wendy Mink!!!! Please email your first and last name and mailing information to and expect a very special treat in the mail, very soon!!!
Stay tuned for more fabulous giveaways and more!!!
Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Prelude To Fall!!!!!!!!!!

As a new season approaches and we look to start a new, what better time to say Thank You to all my loyal readers and Greetings to all my new ones! I have really enjoyed sharing tidbits and fashion what-nots with each and everyone of you!!! I truly appreciate all my wonderful comments and fashion inquiries. To think, at one point I thought I would be putting MMC(MyMommiesCloset) on the back burner, however motherhood has taught me how to multi-task and be quite successful at doing so (Thanks Liam). With that said, what better way to make a fall transition than with a fun giveaway from one of my favorite jewelry designers-Wendy Mink Jewelry!!!! I have been a fan of this amazing jewelry boutique (here and here) for quite some time. Some of my most prized pieces of accessory candy have come from the NYC gem!(Special shout out to my girl, Amy T. for the most fabulous, customer service!!!) And, they have also become my go to place for unique, gifts! One of a kind, amazing quality, unique designs, and excellent customer service...All in one place...Intrigued, aren't you??? I would be! Well, now one of YOU amazing MMC followers can win your very own piece of Wendy Mink Jewelry too! Here's the skinny...

- Check out the Wendy Mink website here

- Sign-up to become an exclusive member here and email

- Tell me your favorite piece by adding a comment to MMC and a random reader will be selected. The winner will receive the fabulous pair of leaf earrings shown up top: Jasper Leaves!!!!! A perfect addition to your fall wardrobe and sure to compliment any outfit or be a perfect gift for your number one lady!!!!

The lucky winner will be announced this Friday, so go ahead and get those comments in, ladies and gents! And don't forget to check out what WMJ has in store!!!

I just love Fall and I love You too!!!!!!!!! Loyalty has its privileges!!

Live Long and Get ready for Fall!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Denim Deals!!!!!!!!!!!!

Act fast, Barney's Co-op is offering 20% off all full-priced women's and men's denim from now until August 29th!!!! Stock up on your favorite brands like, Seven, Jbrand, Joe's, Current/Elliot and more!!!!!

Live Long and Wear Denim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When In Amsterdam...You Must...

Our final stop of our World Tour Journey left us in the land of wooden shoes and tulips, of which we saw many clogs, but very few tulips, but we did come back with lots of bulbs to be planted!!! We were only there for a day, so we worked in as much as we possibly could. Here's the skinny...

See: Well we didn't see a whole lot because the weather was not the best, but here are a few pics of what we did take in...Lots of beautifully constructed buildings, canals, and a hint of the infamous Red Light District!

Eat: Falafel at Grillroom Falafel Kabab and Frites!!! Hidden secret. Very non-descript, but oh so yummy and cheap!!! Good eats for cheap...Win Win Win!!!!!

Honorable Mention: Guacho's Steakhouse: Steakhouses were very popular in this part of the world. It really reminded me a lot of being in Argentina, home of chimichurri and all things related to the "cow". This place was a yummy, late night treat!! Great drinks, great steaks, very quaint!

Maoz: Home of one good falafel. Can you tell I'm hooked on these things! The husband turned me on and I haven't looked back! Maoz is where it all went down for me in the States and we found one in Amsterdam too!! Didn't try it, because we were busy trying out unfamiliar falafel houses and
o glad we did, too!

Shop: Although we didnt get to do any major shopping(a souvenir here and there) I was told and will definitely check out on my trip back, the area to check out is p.c. hooftstraat
It is home to all the high-end brands and some off the beaten path boutiques too!!

Dwell: The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel. Prime location and very modern, charming hotel! I am so glad that we decided to take a good friend's advice and stay here. We were quite pleased with the service and food. And the bathroom was cute too...I love bathrooms...Go figure!

Live Long and Travel Well!!!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Three for One!!!!!!!!!!

This is one fab jacket; just in time for Fall!!!! See this Elizabeth and James 3-way jacket here!

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Live Long and Get Fall Ready!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

One Lucky Break!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy Mink Strikes Again!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Lucky Member
Friday to Sunday only!
pssst......these lovely beaded chains below are discounted for readers by 35% in the current issue of Lucky magazine, enter 'lucky5' at Checkout to receive this great deal.

as a sweet deal for our members this weekend we are extending this 35% discount to two jewelry groups online, enter the same lucky code above to receive the discount when you order styles from these two fabulous groups!
(please note orders must contain either the Lucky magazine chains or styles from the two groups above to qualify)

Live Long and Jewel Well!!!!!!!!

End of the Week Treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out what Ella Moss and Splendid have in store for you!!!!!!!! For a limited time only...
Ella Moss is having a private sale!

Splendid's Favorite Tee: The Circle Tee

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!

Summer Days and Nights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The essence of Summer....

By day....Popsicles on a Hot day

By night...Yummy Shrimp Scampi Pizza courtesy of Passion Foodie find the recipe here
Live Long and Enjoy Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Seeing the Light!!!!!!

So, I was in Bloomies picking up bridal shower gifts for one of my Ladybugs and I decided to make a pit stop to the Nars make-up counter, where I met a fabulous make-up associate by the name of Agnes R.(she was really great and I believe she was actually a Dior specialist) who introduced me to the most magical product! Christian Dior Skin Flash: a radiance booster pen! This little pen boost your eye concealer and gives you a glow(which I love to see captured in photos). Agnes showed me lots of tricks(using to cover fine lines under your lips, eyes, nose, just about anywhere), but my focus will be on my eyes! Now, one never can be quite as successful at recreating the "look" given at a make-up counter, except for my big sis Sonia, she is really good at all things make-up related!!! So, my first attempt at applying my favorite new product did not leave me with, quite the same effect. But, that didn't leave me discouraged, especially given the fact that I didnt have all my tools needed for proper application( I was running a little late heading to the shower, so I had to act fast and use my fingers instead), and I did get a few comments on my "highlighter" so, I'm feeling pretty excited about my new find! I found the Light and it came wrapped up in the most precious little pen and pouch! Thanks, Agnes, you are fabulous!!!!

Of course, this purchase did not stand alone, I also picked up the new Chanel Nail Colour, which was just featured in this month's InStyle Beauty issue. The hot color of the fall will most certainly be a mix of the putty brown color that was ever so popular last fall/winter and a hint of purple...Lovin' It!!!! Paradoxal is sure to be a hot item, so get yours now before its gone, baby, gone!!!
Live Long and Make-Up!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

When In Cape Town...You Must...

See: Table Mountain The site could easily be considered one of the Wonders of the World! With it's magnificent view of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean and breathtaking aerial view of Cape Town, it is a must See when taking a trip to South Africa! They even have the cutest restaurant for your dining pleasure when you make it to the top!

Robben Island: A historic site. Once home to many political prisoners of South Africa, most notably Nelson Mandela, who would go on to become the first African President of South Africa. It was a hard place to visit, but very inspiring and full of history! A must see!

Honorable Mention: If you are short on time and want to take in all the sights; try the Big Red Bus!!! My hubby and I are lovin' the sightseeing bus tours!!! Fantab! Great views of the city and a little history, all for under 10 bucks!!! Can't beat it!! And you can hop on and off...Whatever your heart desires! We are all about utilizing, these big-little jewels, when visiting major cities!!!

Eat & Drink: South Africa is all about food and wine!!! Seafood and Riesling were at the top of my list, but I soon found out that Poultry and Sauvignon Blanc is where it was at!!!

Blues: Located in the trendy, chic beach area of Camps Bay, this dining spot was all things beachy and yummy! I loved the rustic, beach decor and the open kitchen and the service was impeccable! We give this place two thumbs up! You must try the mussels and a Pinotage(the husband's new fave)...They were all good!!!!!!!

Stellenbosch Wineries: Wine tasting is an absolute must in S.A. We took a day trip to the countryside and visited two wonderful, wineries!!! Great wine and great company! All I have to say is "Cheers."

Shop: Victoria and Alfred Mall. Yes, I know mall? But this is the more than a mall, its a waterfront extravaganza! Fully stocked with all your staples: Zara, Aldo, and souvenir shops and high end too: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry, and more! The Gucci store even dawned a fabulous seaside view, so my husband says, I had to stay away. I was also told by one of the cabbies that there was another fab shopping center worth checking out was located in Century City(didn't make it there, but again the husband saw on the way to Safari and said it was massive in size). It brought to mind my hometown outdoor shopping treatThere's always next time...

Dwell: Westin Grand Cape Town and grand it was, indeed! Great location(walking distance to V & A Waterfront), great rooms(spacious and modern decor), great views(Table Mountain and Waterfront), great service and the breakfast buffet was a Win Win!!! When you go make sure to meet with the most fabulous concierge attendant, Simpewe, to help you map out your plan of action; he was tremendously helpful and you must have the warm apple-cinnamon cider tea, I was addicted to that drink...Yummy-most!!!! I even tried to recreate, but wasn't quite the same.

ast but certainly not least, Amsterdam!!!!

Live Long and Travel Well!!!!!!!