The New York Mom Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Mom!

 

 

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There is still time to get your MOM something she will love this holiday season. These are a few of my favorite picks … and you can totally run out and get them! 

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1. Crystal Floral Bib Necklace $59 GILT.COM 2.  $8 ANTHROPOLOGIE.COM 3. Bulova Diamond Chronograph White Dial Two-Tone Stainless Steel Ladies Watch  $177 JOMASHOP.COM 4. $90 JCREW.COM 5. Tory Burch $165 SHOPBOP.COM 6. Mini Transport Crossbody $148 MADEWELL.COM 7. Swedish Hasbeens $409 SHOPBOP.COM 8. GoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera $400 BESTBUY.COM

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Lands’ End – Women’s Spring Preview

We’re previewing Women’s Spring 2015 with Lands’ End! Yep … winter is not even here yet and the fashion world has moved on to next spring.

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Lands’ End Spring 2015 is bringing the floral back in a new way. There are lots of floral and print mixing, simple classic lines and basics which have been upgraded with a slight modern flare.

 

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TheNewYorkMom.JPGI am not one for floral print, My small frame and short stature make me look like a walking meadow when I have on a full floral garb. But i do like the way Lands’ End has mixed striped shorts with floral cardis and popped collar blazers with casual shorts. The mix of high and low within the brand makes it much more accessible and wearable.

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I like the mix of classic and modern, high and low, casual and dressy. Lands’ End makes pieces which can be worn through the years and that’s a great win for the wallet and your wardrobe! TheNewYorkMom

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I am loving the outdoor/fitness line from Lands End. The colors, seams and cuts of these pieces are generous without losing the style factor. They have pieces for swim, hike, running… all things outdoors.

The New York Mompink thread project – From totes and towels to cardigans and shirts – through October 31, 2014, when you apply one of six pink thread icons on any Lands’ End item that can be embroidered,75% of the $6.00 embroidery application fee will be donated to Breastcancer.orgThe new York Mom

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Jumping into Fall with Bogs Footwear + Giveaway!

The New York Mom * This post is sponsored by BOGS Footwear. Stick around until the end for a fab giveaway* 

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SHOES: BOGSfootwear – JEGGINGS: Joes Jeans – WHITE TEE: Target – PLAID: Madewell – HAIR: Hotmess!

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Fall is here y’all! October has to be my most favorite month of the entire year! The leaves are turning, the air has a cool crispness to it, pumpkins are out on porches, apple cider, pumpkin pie.. boots! Boots and scarfs and sweaters oh my! I love fall.

Over the weekend we headed up the Hudson Valley to pick apples, drink cider, eat donuts and just take in the gorgeous sunny day!

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We always head up to Outhouse Orchards or Harvest Moon. And this year it was sorta disappointing. No apples to be picked, the lines for the cider and donuts was so long that we skipped it and the whole farm was a total mess of jumpy castles and consumerism. So we skipped the farmstand and all the madness and just headed up to the orchards to play. ( some of these photos are from a pumpkin patch we visited to find our perfect pumpkin!)The New York Mom

Lily and her monkey ways…climbed every single tree she saw.. which being in an orchard… she climbed a ton of trees. Thomas would just walk under the apple trees and pick up apples which had fallen and take a bite out of them. He also played in the dirt and collected lots of stones. Which is one his #1 pastimes these days. Lily used to be a “stone hunter” one upon a time so it only makes sense that her younger brother has taken up the family collection! The New York Mom  The New York Mom The New York Mom

Fall just wakes me up. I guess every changing of the season is a new birth is sorts and that newness is not lost on me. I love Fall though. I love the smell, the lazy days, the hot drinks. We leave our windows open all season and bundle up late into the night with our hot toddy’s while watching some BBC show. The BBC shows are good for the fall season as well. *just a tip*

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I’m thrilled to tell you about my latest collaboration with BogsFootwear. The kids and I have been outfitted with pieces from their fall line up and we love them. The kid shoes have bright colors for that childhood whimsy, classic colors are included as well for dapper dudes like Thomas. The women’s shoes are a mix of fashion and function and SUCH a better option than clunky goloshes. So babies, toddler, tweens, teens. women and men can all find what they need at BOGS.

The Bogs fall boots are water repellant and snow proof. That’s pretty awesome because they are not clunky like other boots and hug the foot just right so you won’t slip and slide in the snow with your socks and boots on. But mainly… the sleep lines. I have the pearl tall boots which are waterproof leather… yep you read that right! and love these tan jems!

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We have loved our BOGS so very much that I am offering one lucky reader a $100 giftcard toward a pair of shoes. Go check em out… and get your winter boots asap!

How to enter do one or all. You can enter once a day! Use #NYMGiveawayBOGS

  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Head over to Instagram and regram the contest image and follow other steps.
  • Repost this post on your social outlets saying – Win a $100 giftcard for BOGS Footwear from TheNewYorkMom.com #NYMGiveawayBOGS
  • Contest ends – October 15, midnight eastern time. US only.  CONTEST OVER!

Congrats to Kristi – from twitter!!

*This post is sponsored by BOGS FOOTWEAR*  

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Powered By Heels -Rockport Shoes Review

These past few weeks have been non stop. Since Lily has been back in school, our schedules seem to be filled to the brim with places to be, homework to do, bathtime, ballet, work, meetings and just life.

I know I’m not alone in this daily life grind with kids. Each day looks similar to one before and it’s exhausting! So what powers me to stay energized and inspired during the day-to-day?

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I’m powered by this sweet unpredictable family of mine. Whether it’s a family member flying up to visit us for the weekend, Lily and her sweet poems which find their way into my purse, Thomas and all of his new- isms and Matt and his patience and love… I am powered by my family.

As a mother of two and working in the freelance creative space, I’m on the go. And I have to go from playing in the park to a meeting in downtown Manhattan in a snap.

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As part of Rockport Shoes #PoweredbyHeels campaign,  Rockport asked me to pick out a pair of shoes and instead of going to my standard boots or ankle boots, I choose the classic pump. These shoes have proven to be a go-to in my closet. Last week I had a full day of meetings and work and media events all over Manhattan and these pumps stayed on my feet all day. For a solid 13 hours. Girls, you know this is impressive right! Usually I have my clown show of switching shoes in the elevator as I’m arriving at meetings.

Not this time.

What made the Rockport Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump comfy was their built in ABS Heel which absorbs the impact of hard sidewalks, and the Adiprene by Adidas Sport Technology. You can read all about it here–> Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump.  The balls of the feet are also padded and of course the all important arch support made wearing this shoe for long periods of time comfortable. With the Adidas collabo…these heels are more like wearing sneaks than pumps! It’s a win for me!

My feet are wide from years of dancing so pumps are not really my go to shoes. Pointy Toe pumps always bunch my toes up and make it incredibly uncomfortable. The Rockport Pumps were different, the soft leather hugged, yet stretched with my feet to keep the support of my foot without the discomfort.

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You can learn all about Rockport Shoes by swinging by their site!

* This is a Sponsored Post. All opinions are my own*

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Keeping your hair color in with Nexxus Color Assure System – review

Nexxus Assure* This post is sponsored by Conde Nast*

After Thomas was born a whole farm of grey hairs started cultivating on my head. All in the front too. These grey are more like a silver because when they catch the sunlight they shine sooo pretty and remind my of my daily aging! Eck. not a good look.

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I used an at home dye to tackle my greys and have been using the Nexxus Color Assure Pre Wash primer along with the entire Nexxus Color Assure System for about 2 weeks.

Here’s what – I wash my hair every other day-ish. so in those two weeks ( 15 days) I’ve washed my hair about 6 times using all 4 of the Color Assure System products. My hair felt awesome, soft and fluffy and smelled great, the hair color held but It was grey hairs and not a whole head. Not sure how different that is. I will say this though, I used all 4 products in the System – Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner and Color Assure Glossing Tonic and the end result has been great!

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So this stuff works like this:

The NEW Nexxus Color Assure System is the first oil-infused color care system by Nexxus, and it provides 2X longer color protection* Look for the Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner and Color Assure Glossing Tonic in mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

The NEW Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer is a pre-treatment to shield hair in the shower. It helps to repel water, so color stays longer and more vibrant. The Pre-Wash Primer is sulfate-free and infused with a blend of clear oils, including almond, coconut and argan oil. Almond oil is known to lock in moisture, nourish hair and reduce breakage. Coconut oil is known to provide softness and elasticity. Argan oil is known to improve shine and vibrancy. White Orchid Extract is known to provide moisture and works to seal and protect hair by repelling water and keep it from entering the core.

If you are looking for something to try for your post baby grays.. I would totally give the Nexxus Color Assure System a try!

* This post is sponsored by Conde Nast, All opinions are mine*

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Tween and Baby Style File with The Children’s Place

Easter is this Sunday and The Children’s Place has lots of cute springy dresses and bowties for the littles. So if you are looking for Easter fashion for kids… look no further.

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We were invited to a Spring Shop Day at The Children’s Place where I picked out a few cute items for Lily and Thomas. Their stores are stocked with florals and glitter for girls, while the boys section has cargo pants and dressy suits all in time for spring. I do recommend  you head over quick because The Children’s Place tends to have frequent sales and most of their spring stuff is already on sale to make way for bathing suits and everything summer.

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We’ve been shopping at The Children’s Place for years. I used to do a huge summer haul with skirts and tank tops and shorts and swimsuits for Lily every year before our annual trip to Florida. Now with Thomas, we have been able to find the cutest bowties and 3 piece suits and hats to fit this dapper gent!

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Happy spring everyone… and get to The Children’s Place quick…like I said they are kinda sale-happy over there so get the goods while they last!

:|| Lily is wearing ||: The Children’s Place dress, Zara Boots, and a headband she made herself with an Alex Toys kit.

:|| Thomas is wearing ||: The Children’s Place Shirt +Shorts +Bowtie – H&M Suspenders, Rumm Kids Shoes.

* TNYM ( the new york mom)  was not paid for this post but was invited to a media shop to pick up items for review and purposes of this post* 

 

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Disney Holiday Preview 2013

 

Disney had their preview for the 2013 Holiday Season in NYC recently. This year I found lots of products that covered a wide age range.

From baby products like vintage toys to tween home decor and even the Ariel makeup line- available only at Sephora – for me… Disney is hitting the ground running for the holiday gifting season.

My favorite was the “it’s a small world” line of dolls. There are dolls represented from many parts of the country … including the motherland… INDIA! I love the details on the dolls and the size is perfect for little kids as well as older kids like Lily to play with.

Here are some of my picks. 

* I was not paid for this post. But was gifted with a swag bag with products from the Holiday line*

 

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Baby Style File – Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De la Renta… yes the brand with the gorgeous gowns and all .. also has a children’s line!

Did ya know!

Since everyone has been so excited about the royal baby across the pond, I figured I would share some of my favorite Oscar De La Renta pieces for my prince over here!

Rompers… I love rompers. Really I do. There’s so classic and northwesty! I’m mad about this madras plaid!

Madres Romper and Little Boys Shirts -- $105
Madres Romper and Little Boys Shirts — $105

And this sailor romper. All I need is a matching dress for Lily and a something for Jonah Beast and we would have the cutest New Englandy summer portrait!

   Boys Sailor Romper -- $117
Boys Sailor Romper — $117

Now picture these outfits with a little white sock and a pair of baby shoes… so cute!

Find out more about the kids line at OSCAR DE LA RENTA 

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New York Palace – a suite fit for a queen!

New york IS for New Yorkers.

I love that we can live here in the New York Metro and have the best of the suburbs and the best of the city.

Recently I worked with Beth Feldman/ RoleMommy to host an event at the New York Palace in Manhattan. This luxurious hotel spared no luxury and with all the royal buzz these days… I have to say I felt a bit royal myself for a hot minute!20130720-021730.jpg

High above Manhattan sits The Royal Suite at the New York Palace which boasts French period décor, from the King Louis XV to the Napoleon eras, a master bedroom with 2 guest chambers, marble floors, gorgeous silks, and high-tech details throughout. This 3600 square foot suite  drips with opulence and state of the art amenities.

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A stunning marble foyer welcomes you to the suite. Notice the gold details… I mean come on… FAAAANCy!

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Down the hallway the Master Suite calls to you with it’s tempting luxurious silks that are draped all over the windows and beds.

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This Master suite is something else you guys!

I’m thinking this is a stay-ca-tion for an anniversary celebration or maybe a bridal suite… or maybe a – Mama needs a weekend off… sorta trip!

Trying to justify staying at the PALACE over here!

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One half of the master Suite is this luxurious bed while the other half of the suite is a seating area with a work desk and all the comforts of home. (if your home is dripping in gold!)

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There are 2 guest chambers in the suite, one with two beds and the other with one king bed. 20130720-021921.jpg

I have a thing about bathrooms and kitchens. Details in these two places sort of define a home I think. The bathrooms at the Palace were nothing short of stunning.

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The evening was such a success with some of our favorite New York bloggers,  media stars, editors and celebrities.

Here is the fab Beth Feldman of ROLEMOMMY and lil ole me… looking all rough.. because we were fighting a severe ‘summer cold’ back home and i drugged up to hang these fab gals! ( aaa ccc hhh ooo)

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The evening was full of yummy food, fashion and lots of chattering gals. 20130720-021813.jpg

The Suites at the New York Place are newly renovated with the absolute best of luxury and some of the most stunning views in all of Manhattan.

Whether it’s a getaway with your honey, or a family reunion stay, or a girls night in, or a wedding shower… i highly recommend checking out the New York Palace for some fancy memory making events.

It’s fit for a queen… like you!

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Back to school fashion with Paul Frank

Julius the monkey and the whole gang over at Paul Frank are ready to send you back to school in total style y’all!

20130627-235842.jpgFrom t-shirts to lunch boxes and shoes… The Paul Frank line is available at select department stores.

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20130628-000244.jpgThis collection is whimsical and colorful with some cute glittery details to boot!

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There’s even a whole baby line that is irresistible! I need to get my hands on that!

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My favorite piece from the collection is this old school track jacket. and it’s YELLOW!!!! 20130628-000723.jpgCheck for the PAUL FRANK line at select department stores this summer. WE are fans of that monkey and his band of hooligans!

Happy Summer everyone!

*I was sent review samples for purposes of this post* 

 

 

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