{ Sequin Dresses for the Holidays }

Friday, November 14, 2014

I am not even close to being able to stuff myself into a fitted dress (post par tum baby body sucks!) but I can look at all my friends and clients prance around in them! I absolutely LOVE sequin dresses for the holidays. They are instantly fancy & you can always dress them down a bit with a leather jacket or booties. Plus you don't need jewelery because you already have enough shimmer going on. Below are some of my current favorites, mostly under $150 with some exceptions.

Sequins Dresses for the Holidays

top row : black long sleeved $110 // jungle sequin $98 // emerald green velvet $33 // v-neck silver $168 // v-neck black $172

bottom row: a- line skater $30 // emerald green tank dress $119 // neon and silver dress $160 // cranberry long sleeved $100 // navy sleeveless dress $28

I've had these dresses for years now and still love to wear them! Sequins never go out of style!

{ Congrats!!!! }

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Please email me at maritzabernard@gmail.com so i can send you your gift card :)


Monday, November 3, 2014

It has been 2 months since the birth of our little Leo and to say that I have been a tad bit busy has been an understatement. I've had 3 sick kids for a week now, clients lined up for the end of November, Thanksgiving to plan and then there's setting up our Christmas card photo (thanks Melissa SC!) ... Phew! Still, the excitement for the approaching holidays is hi in our house.

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is walking to the mailbox and seeing it filled with our friends and families holiday cards. I leave them in a basket on our coffee table so that my kids can go through them. They really really love and enjoy looking at every one of them and we find ourselves chatting about the families we are looking at.

In the past few years I have ordered my cards from a couple of online card sellers but minted.com is hands down my favorite. They are quick, completey priced and have GREAT customer service. Last Christmas when I received my cards they seemed a tad but on the yellow side and when i called in to talk to them about it, they said they would reprint them immediately at no charge. I was so happy and even more surprised when they were at my doorstep 2 days later. So this year without a doubt I will be ordering our minted christmas cards in the next few weeks :)

Below are a few styles that I have used in the past and ones that I am checking out for this year. Make sure you cruise over and check their designs out! Can't wait to see everyones!


{ How to Layer Clothing for Fall }

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{ Milkshop Favorites: Fall Outerwear }

Monday, September 1, 2014

So I can't be that crazy because I promise the leaves already started to change color on a few tress in our yard, and i may have purchased a pumpkin spice candle for our house and I may have started looking for that pumpkin creamer for my coffee but hey i am still loving this awesome summer we've had here on the East Coast. That still doesn't mean that I am not thinking about Fall :) And one of my favorite things about Fall is being able to wear jackets and coats!!!!! Check out the ones below... Zara & Topshop are on fire right now, make sure not to miss checking them out!!!
Milkshop's Favorites: Fall Outerwear
green leather coat // yellow fur coat // creme toggle coat // green fur coat // leopard coat // 
red peacoat // plaid  green coat // pink fur collared coat // creme fuzzy coat // 
black trench coat // baby blue coat // leather jacket 

I am loving this light pink coat for this season!

{ How to Jazz up a Plain Tee with a Statement Necklace }

Friday, August 29, 2014

Adding a statement necklace to a plain tee is the easiest way to add personality to an outfit. The key is to find necklaces that can we worn with many different items. For example, I always tend to add turquoise to everything :) so my turquoise beaded necklace shown below gets thrown onto white, black, red & yellow tops. Pick a favorite color below, throw it on and go!

{ How to Jazz up a Plain Tee with a Statement Necklace }

some of my oldies but goodies... i've had these for years and always love wearing them.

{ School Shoes for Girls }

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shoes are the items my girls grow out of the fastest. The great thing is my oldest can pass them down to the younger ones as long as they are not too thrashed. I do like investing in a 1-2 pairs of leather shoes so that they last longer and also make sure that they are able to run and play in them without getting hurt.  Check out our favorites below! (the pink glitter ones are definitely more for weekend fun lol).

School Shoes for Girls

{ How to Wear Leopard Shoes }

Monday, August 25, 2014

{ Back to School Clothing For Girls }

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School //

Back to school shopping is one of my favorite things to do. Not only for the actual shopping but for the reality that Fall is around the corner. I LOVE Fall in New York. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves that change, I love taking my kids to the farm and taking hay rides, I love leaving the windows open at night and waking up to chilly air.... So yes, back to school does mean getting the kids geared up for a new year but it also is a great time to enjoy a new season. Hope our favorite picks above help you get geared up too!

{ What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag }

Monday, August 4, 2014

Over the weekend I completely freaked my hubby out and thought I was in labor. You would think that by the fourth I would definitely know the difference between Braxton Hicks and real contractions but for some reason with each baby, it feels like it's the first time in many ways. It  ended up being a false alarm but it made me spring out of bed in the morning and start getting my things together for the real deal. I only have 4 weeks to go!!! Woot Woot!

Below is my checklist of items that I always bring to the hospital when delivering as well as some fun new outfit ideas that you may want to grab to throw in your cute little overnight bag :) Hope this helps any expecting mamas out there! 

For Mom // Hospital Bag Items

For Baby // Hospital bag items

Must haves:

* Insurance info, hospital forms (i highly recommend having this done ahead of time just in case you are clenching your thighs to keep the baby from falling out in the registering area like my 2nd daughter almost did) and birth plan, wallet with cash (for anything you may need from the vending machine)

For Mom:

* Cozy socks

* Robe or sweater

* 2-3 maternity bras

* Toiletries and personal items // hairbrush, toothbrush toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup (LOL) 

* Ponytail holder, headband

* Cell phone, computer and chargers 

* Camera with charger and extra memory card

* Extra pillow (I hate the rubber ones at the hospital)

* Going home outfit in 6 month maternity size

* Towel

* Hair dryer

* Favorite brand of sanitary pads (the ones they give you feel like a diaper!)

* Underwear that can get ruined

* Pajamas


* Magazines, books

* Headphones or speaker

For Baby:

* Car seat 

* Coming home outfit (weather appropriate)

* Blanket (weather appropriate)