Haute Mama Fashion

Okay so spring/summer may not be the ideal time to be pregnant as you can’t get away with wearing black leggings and cute sweaters. And while maternity clothes have come a long way, this time around I am opting to just buy pieces I love from “fast fashion” meccas like Zara and Asos in a larger size and altering them to my ever expanding bod. Here’s a few picks from my favorite retailers than can be tailored to fit any baby bump…

Haute Mama Fashion

Spring has Sprung…

Now that spring is in full swing, I am pulling out some of my top picks for accessories (partly because I am an accessories junkie, also partly because at 5 months pregnant , I am not rocking all my favorite little dresses and spring gear). As a stylist in Sunny San Diego, I often get asked for some easy ways to top off a look. I always suggest adding some edge into an outfit with cool accessories, below are some of my favorites for spring…Spring Fashion

The most flattering leggings… ever!

It is almost that time of year… time to bundle up in Fall’s fabulous offerings! I am a sucker for anything leather (or really good faux leather) and leggings, so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the perfect faux-leather leggings! The secret to SaAm Designs’ killer leg-lengthening look is the rouched hems. The additional volume on the ankle helps balance out the thigh (which, on the majority of us, tends to be a bit meatier than then rest of our gams) and creates a longer, leaner silhouette. The designer, Saam McBride, is a gorgeous model whose long legs go on for days, yet somehow she managed to create a legging that looks good on mere mortals as well! Her designs are limited, so run, don’t walk, to her website http://www.SaAmdesigns.com to get your hands on a pair today!

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Missing the mark!

Am I the only one disappointed by the latest batch of designer collections at Target?! I used to set my alarm early as can be for the capsule collection launch to be the first savvy shopper in line for the latest couture-for-the-masses.  Missoni, I found the most off the beaten path Target to get my hands on that adorable bike…Image

Neiman Marcus collection, I lined up in the rain outside your Union Square storefront to stock up on Holiday gifts.  Image

But what has happened?! Jason Wu’s kittens playing with yarn t-shirts, Prabal Gurung’s ill cut (albeit gorgeous) floral pieces, now Phillip Lim’s tickity-tack cocktail dresses?! Come on, I know you’re not designing for SJP or Jennifer Lawrence here, but the rest of us deserve something semi-wearable! As a fashion loving mom of a toddler, I spend way too much time in Target and and happy to pay top dollar for something beautiful, but jeez Louise, a rayon high-low silver lamé star print dress?! Phew… okay I am done venting! Here’s to hoping Brit darling Peter Pilotto raises the bar with his February 9, 2014 collection!