New mom to baby Penelope, Kourtney Kardashian attended her best friend/makeup artists baby shower on Saturday looking bold and bright in her butterfly print maxi by Nieves Lavi. The fresh and summery kaftan is a great look for a new mom – worn loose for a casual, easy style or belted for a more fitted look.

Love the look? Add these pieces to revamp your wardrobe.  

  1. Nieves Lavi Maxi Dress, $319
  2. Calvin Klein Denim Jacket, $89.50 (Amazon)
  3. Gold Gladiator Flats, $48.99 (Amazon)

How do you like Kourtney Kardashian’s style? Do you love maxi dresses? What’s your staple wardrobe item for being effortlessly chic? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

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To kick off BlogHer ’12 (I’ll be there on Saturday!!!), Mom Trends hosted an event on Wednesday that only a mommy fashionista could love…bloggers got first dibs to preview the Holiday 2012 Children’s Place collection. From sequins, leggings, fur, animal print, monster hats, vests, denim and jewelry, this is one collection that you and your mini fashionista must run to.

The Children’s Place Designer, Michael Giannelli and his team spoke to us on how there will be more options for boys (yay, someone finally heard me!) and that the theme for this holiday is “snow days, picture perfect and travel”…so right on trend!  And of course what’s in store for 2013…drum roll please…neon for spring and intense color for the summer with bright neutrals.

The 2012 Holiday Collection will be in stores September 15…so act fast!  Happy Holidays!

A very special kudos to Nicole Feliciano, The Founder of Mom Trends and her team for organizing such a fab event, not only do I have the perfect holiday outfit picked out for my toddler, but I had the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of my favorite parent bloggers.

Heading to BlogHer’ 12? What events do you have planned surrounding BlogHer’12?

For more information, please visit: childrensplace.com

Disclosure: This was a sponsored event put on by the Momtrends event team. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

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Summer is upon us, and there is no better way to start the summer than by focusing on the latest fashion trends. In the summer, look and feel your best. By examining the latest fashion trends, everyone will know what to expect. Let us examine what the summer of 2012 has in store for women’s fashions.

Vintage and Comfort Chic

This season, the new maxi dress is back. The styles are chic and comfortable. Designers have paid painstaking attention to the patterns and designs feature in these dresses. Many can be purchased in a single color, but the patterned dresses are truly distinctive and are sure to turn heads in a crowd. Whether headed to an outdoors event, festival, or dinner date, the maxi dress paired with vintage jewelry and embellished patterned wedge shoes is an ensemble that can compete with any red carpet summer look! View Post

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Vanessa Lachey is expecting her first baby this year and she has already mastered the art of looking pulled together. The mom-to-be favors maxi dress, flats and jackets.   Here’s a look at Vanessa’s best maternity looks and get the scoop on how to achieve the same style success with your own growing baby bump.

Related Post: Be proud of your baby bump

Here are a few pieces that every mom-to-be should have in their closet, that will leave them feeling comfy and fashionable:

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As a wedding guest we try our hardest not to upstage the bride, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look chic and trendy while watching the “I dos”.  So this wedding season look my go-to-perfect looks and MUST HAVES accessories this summer:

Daytime Chic:

Beach Wedding:

Black Tie Affair:

  • Dress: Suzannah
  • Shoes: Vince Camuto
  • Bracelet: My Stella & Dot Website, Odessa Cuff ($98)
  • Ring: My Stella & Dot Website, Nouvelle ($49)
  • Earrings: My Stella & Dot Website, Odette Link Earrings ($39)
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