Tuesday, April 30, 2013

two for tuesday

Do y'all ever get the feeling from these that I actually have the most boring wardrobe ever? It's just that I get really, really excited about great basics...honestly, I just want to roll out of bed in the morning and be able to grab two super comfy pieces that still feel chic and that I can load up with cool accessories to make more interesting...now that it has finally warmed up (I say that and yet it's supposed to drop 30 degrees and SNOW tomorrow - sheesh) I am in full mommy at the playground mode so these pieces are kind of perfection...boy jeans from Madewell (I love them so much I bought them in linen too...fit note: in the denim size down) and the ubiquitous Everlane Ryan tee is my new favorite...just the right amount of scoop and drape...and $25!
Okay, off to soak up some more sunshine...
xoxo, M
ps - shop news...get a head start on Mother's Day shopping and take 25% OFF any order over $150* enter "LOVEMOM" at checkout & FREE shipping

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two Trailers

I swear if you could divide the entertainment center of my brain into two parts it might look something like these two trailers...one half smart, complicated, adult, nuanced, a little jaded, a little romantic...

and the other half prone to trashy, teenagery, guilty pleasure watching impulses...and oh boy does this hit all the right marks...
In other words...I can't wait to see both of these movies...
xoxo, M

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Curated By - Alyson Brown of Unruly Things

 I'm super excited to introduce a new series of collaborations today...every couple of weeks one of my favorite bloggers is curating the shop...highlighting their favorite pieces from this season...and first up is someone I'm sure all of you already know and read - the fantastic Alyson Brown of Unruly Things...head on over to check out her picks! and shop them here (selling out fast I see!)...
xoxo, M

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Life's a peach...

I want to wear these & these, drink that, and blow a whole lot of dough on this...
xoxo, M
ps - TODAY - take 30% off all clothing (except Ace & Jig)
enter "30offclothing" at checkout

Friday, April 19, 2013

April Showers...bring New Arrivals!

April Showers...

...bring lots of new arrivals from Reinhard PlankWinifred Grace,Object + Totem and more...
A new round of Boucherouite rugs are flying over from Morocco via France - you know the drill...these are one of a kind so snap up your favorite asap! I'll be adding more this week...
Also, if you missed out on horseshoe earrings by The Modernist even more are coming this way...whew!
This week take 15% off* and FREE shipping...yippee!
Enter "POPPY" at checkout
Happy shopping friends!
xoxo, M

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Clog Stalker

I want this whole set up in the worst way...

anything on your wish list these days??
Have you checked out the new arrivals? Some crazy good new things...
xoxo, M

Friday, April 12, 2013

Swing into Spring (at least in places where it is NOT snowing)


Hello friends! Thank you so much for the great advice/comments yesterday...excited for things to come...
Hopefully for some of you out there it is warming up, flowers are blooming, gardens are growing...
(sigh, I can only dream!)
New arrivals from My LineAce & JigTucker and more popping up at the shop...
on the jewelry front I am in LOVE with the new horseshoe earrings by The Modernist (these seriously sold out in 2 seconds but more are on the way!), have already snagged a couple of the Castor & Pollux Maggie bracelets (look no further for a really special Mother's Day present...have these babies engraved...done & done) and am dying overNative Line's beautiful metallic woven cuff...
This week take 15% off* and FREE shipping...yippee!
Enter "APRIL2013" at checkout
Happy shopping friends!
xoxo, M

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Rose by any Other Name?

my rebranding inspiration board on pinterest
So friends....I'm finally getting my act together and working on a little renaming/rebranding project...the  rebrand part of it has me pretty excited...who doesn't love a makeover/refresher right? But the renaming has me a wee bit nervous...I know, I know...Pretty Mommy is definitely the uncoolest store name but when I started this blog I had NO idea that it would turn into anything and was just a girl sitting in her bedroom writing to no one about actually wearing a real outfit post baby, right??
and not that my shop is big time AT ALL  but I do feel like I have a tiny bit of name recognition out in the world? and I do feel loyalty to the concept that it actually is unbelievably cool to be a mom and okay to still care about frivolous sartorial matters...
SO, why change the name?
a) first impressions are important...I have people ask all the time if it is maternity or a kids shop...that's no bueno
okay b) I can admit it's a total huge ego thing...imagine emailing these super hip designers/showrooms and asking if they will sell to "Pretty Mommy"...yep, some of them turn me down and in my head I just know it's because of the name...
and c) now that I have a studio/part time brick & mortar space I'd like to have the name feel more representative of the collections I carry...
Thoughts friends?? I have a new name all picked out but it's a bit like telling people what you are naming your baby and you get those "I love it! but how about..." or "MMmmm, that's interesting" and it makes you crazy so I'll save it for another day...
xoxo, M

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Two for Tuesday

Pretty much my everyday uniform...the army shirt is a nice update to the ubiquitous chambray...and the denim on these skinny skinny ankle jeans is super lightweight & soft...
Happy Tuesday friends!
xoxo, M
ps - working on adding new spring! everyone has been scooping up these earrings, and these bracelets haven't left my wrist

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mini Monday

Four things I'm loving for my girls lately...
1. This tee from J Crew...normally I have a huge aversion to clothing with words but the neon stripes and attitude make me laugh every time Louisa wears it...(and ps - it's 25% off this week)
2.  Faber Castell beeswax crayons...my girls art medium of choice is usually markers...but as every parent knows, most of them end up with no cap & dried out within a matter of weeks...however these crayons give you the bright, bold saturation that kids love, smell super yummy and last forever
3. Speaking of art projects...Kiwi Crate is all kinds of awesome...once a month a box of supplies and ideas arrives at your doorstep...great for sparking your kids imagination (Lila played with last month's spy kit forEVER)
4. and for sure the cutest girls leggings ever in existence...L & L have them in gold and pink...cause really every girl should have a little lame in her life, no?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Did you know that I share my studio space with the amazing vintage shop Collect?  Emily and I thought it would fun to team up for a great spring break sale (especially considering it's still freeeeeezing here) and bring a little shopping sunshine to everyone...
Now through Friday you can take 25% off* at both of our shops!
At Pretty Mommy enter "SPRINGBREAK" at checkout on any order over $150
and at Collect 25% off EVERYTHING - prices as marked...
some exceptions may apply - Ilana Kohn & Clare Vivier excluded from discountCheck out new arrivals from My LineLizzie Fortunato, super comfyAvarcas sandals from Spain, and beautiful Marvin Frietas bookends
just a sampling of Emily's sweet goods...
Happy shopping friends!
xoxo, M