Category: Underneath It All

The 5 Best Natural Deodorants

June 6th, 2017 by

I’m not going to lie. I stink at a lot of things. Sports. Neatness. Burpees. Flying without panicking. Sports. Parallel parking. Also, sports. I literally stink at all of these things. But I don’t literally stink, you know? And for that I can thank the natural deodorants on this list. I have to admit that I’ve […]

Should I wear Pantyhose? Frequently Asked Fashion Questions

April 27th, 2015 by
pantyhose

  I’m continuing Fashion Questions and Condundrums Week (I said it again. Co-nun-drum), because, frankly, last week got away from me and questions kept pouring in. Okay, maybe not pouring. More like trickling. But still, I got questions. And some of them I get over and over again. So this week I am going to […]

The Best Shapewear for Moms

January 4th, 2015 by
The Best Shapewear for Moms

Lola saw me in my Spanx Higher Power shaper, the one that starts just below the bust and ends mid-thigh. It’s super-glam. This was our conversation: “Mommy, do you wear that so that you look skinny and everything.” “Um, well, yes, but mostly it’s just for smoothing.” Ahem. She wasn’t fooled. Smoothing equals slimming. Even […]

4 Bras Every Woman Should Own: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 4th, 2015 by
4 Bras Every Woman Should Own

You knew this was next, didn’t you? The thing is, we can’t possibly talk about refreshing and revamping our mom style for the new year without addressing undies. They’re just so fundamental. Underwear used to be called a foundation garment, which is fitting because it really does form the base of all of our outfits. […]

The Power of Pretty Pajamas

January 2nd, 2015 by

Looking even cuter is just around the corner, you guys. Aren’t you excited? If you follow along with this 30-day challenge, I promise big rewards, style and confidence-wise. So here’s the plan. Every day, you’ll find one, totally doable action step to upgrade your style for the year. Today, I’m going to start with something that […]

Find Your Best Strapless Bra Ever

September 11th, 2014 by

Some people think that writing about fashion is all fun and frivolity, but actually, some items of clothing can be quite controversial. Jeans. Bathing suits. Crop tops.  Thong underwear. These are not the topics of polite conversation. Rather, they often spur intense, heated debates. But, arguably, no item of clothing is more controversial, and more […]

The BeautyMommy’s Guide to Nursing Gear

September 26th, 2013 by

When I was approached by a glamorous, doting aunt to help her find organic nursing attire for her superhero sister-in-law, Sarah Michael, I jumped at the opportunity to live vicariously through this amazing new mama. I am one of those (rare?) women who adored nursing. Adored it. Maybe that’s because it was the only aspect […]

The Best Backless, Strapless Bras

December 29th, 2012 by

I started and stopped this blog so many times because, frankly, this is tricky territory. So few of the bras that fit this description are suited for real life, but since real women (like us) have occasions to wear them, they are sometimes a necessity. This post came about as many of mine do—as the result […]

The Chicago Chronicles: My Great Bikini Hunt

June 2nd, 2011 by

Bikinis are not my friend. In all honesty, they never were. Back when I actually looked decent in one, I was too insecure and critical to enjoy it. Fast forward a few years and two precious little girls… Two c-sections in a year and a half did nothing to improve matters, either in my actual […]

Money Saving Week: Saving on Fashion

March 1st, 2011 by

As much as I love fashion, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to pay full-price for things when there are so many deals to be had these days. It just doesn’t seem to make that much sense. Don’t get me wrong – I have my moments, when I see something I love and immediately buy it, even […]