Lululemon Launches “&Go” Line of Gym to Happy Hour Apparel

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Introducing “&GO” by Lululemon.com

 

 

Introducing "&Go" at Lululemon.com

Introducing “&Go” at Lululemon.com

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Lululemon “& Go”.

Lululemon has launched a brand new line of casual clothes for outside the yoga studio that includes sundresses, pants and tank tops. The line, called “&Go,” targets women who are “out the door at daybreak and moving until midnight,” Lululemon says. The ad resonates with women, ”You don’t have time for a wardrobe that keeps forcing you to change. You’re busy living. We get it.”  &Go, which is being sold online and in stores, launched last week. Six of the 12 products that were part of the debut sold out in a matter of hours, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Camilo Lyon.

The line’s shorts retail at $54, tops for $58, dresses for $198 and pants cost between $108 and $118. Lyon says the new line is proof that Lululemon “is still very much relevant and not fading,” despite a recent glitch in a recalled line of yoga pants.

“In our opinion, it is the most progressive, fashion-forward line the company has brought to market in quite some time,” Lyon said in a note to clients  last week. And the line looks pretty hip to a busy mom like me! What do you think about the multiple purpose line of clothes?

Gwen Stefani Launches Affordable Line of Handbags & Shoes with ShoeDazzle.com

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Introducing gx by Gwen Stefani. Photo courtesy of ShoeDazzle.com

 

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gx by Gwen Stefani Handbag Collection. Photo Courtesy of ShoeDazzle.com

gx by Gwen Stefani. Photo Courtesy of ShoeDazzle.com

gx by Gwen Stefani. Photo Courtesy of ShoeDazzle.com

Congratulations to Gwen Stefani on her new handbag and shoe collection with ShoeDazzle.com as well as giving birth to her new son over the weekend, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale! Gwen Stefani has designed a budget line of shoes that promises to deliver on comfort as well as style.  On her design:‘I am trying to make the perfect shoe that you can wear all day long.’

The 44 year-old mother certainly knows a thing or two about stomping around in sky high heels.

Priced at a budget between $69.95 and $110.95.The gx by Gwen Stefani collection consists of seven handbags and 24 pairs of shoes and is currently available on ShoeDazzle.com.

 

You’re Invited: #PrettyGlamazonOscarsViewingParty Sunday, March 2 at 6PM

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Join Hosts Makeda Saggau-Sackey of GlamazonDiaries.com & Lara Eurdolian of PrettyConnected.com for a DC Oscars Celebration at The Four Seasons Eno Wine Bar

The 86th Annual Academy Awards is this Sunday and you know what that means.  Red carpet critique! What will your favorite stars be wearing? More importantly, what will Lupita N’yongo be wearing? And will Jared Leto rock another man bun on the red carpet? Lara Eurdolian of Pretty Connected and Makeda Saggau-Sackey of Glamazon Diaries have partnered together to present an Oscars viewing party in Washington, DC and you’re invited to join in on all the fun!

On Sunday, March 2nd, from 5-6pm be sure to follow @PrettyConnected, @GlamazonDiaries and use the hashtag #PRETTYGLAMAZONoscars.

They will also be doing  a demo on all the must-haves and also offering giveaways throughout the weekend from their getting glam arsenal including products from Mario Badescu, Aveda, Knock Out nail polish, Olay, Secret, LeSportsac, Borghese, Skyn Icleland TIGI, Skin Pro and more!

And since it’s never fun to watch the awards show and red carpet alone, at 6pm they will turning on the big screen at Eno Wine Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown and inviting  you to join in on the fun! There will be wine specials and lots of prizes throughout the night. If you’re not DC based, tweet along as they chat about all the looks coming down the red carpet.

Tweet and let everyone know  you’re attending using #PrettyGlamazonOscars and #ENOscars in your tweets.  For more information, please click here.

Sarah Jessica Parker Launches “SJP” Shoe Line at Nordstrom, Friday February 28th

 

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Have you ever imagined being the character Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City” or at least day dreamed about what it would be like to have her shoe collection in your closet? Well, now you can.  Parker worked with the CEO of Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus, on the new collection.

Sarah Jessica Parker has designed a collection of shoes, handbags and a trench coat for Nordstrom that launches Friday, February 28th. The SJP Collection aims to make shoe-aholics swoon with pumps and flirty, strappy stilettos in a variety of colors such as mint, purple and mauve. They’re made in Italy and named after Ms. Parker’s fashion influences, including a pair dubbed “Carrie” and another called “Maud” for renowned fashion designer Maud Frizon.

“I’ve taken inspiration from things in my life such as the grosgrain ribbons I tied in my hair as a girl to the flower accents from the ‘Sex and the City’ wardrobe to references to classic styles from the late ’70s and early ’80s,” Ms. Parker said in a statement.

Handbags were named after some of Sarah Jessica Parker’s favorite spots in New York City. One of my favorites, the “Waverly” cross-body bag and the “Beekman” clutch are just two examples. The “Manhattan” trench comes in navy or natural colors and is designed to flatter with an A-line fit and skirted silhouette.

“I’m a firm believer in quality and timelessness and have created this collection with the hopes that women will love wearing it for years to come,” she said.

Priced affordably, shoes will range from $195 to $500, and handbags will be from $245-$375. The trench will retail for $495. The line launches on Friday, February 28th in select Nordstrom stores including a public reception and launch at the Nordstrom in Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia from 6 PM to 9 PM. SJP shoes will also be available online at www.nordstrom.com.

Kendall & Kylie Jenner Launch Madden Girl Shoe Line with Steve Madden

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Kris Jenner, the matriarch of all things Kardashian and Jenner will not stop until every single one of her kids and her grandchildren are self-sufficient multi-millionaires. And why shouldn’t she? As a mother, I completely idolize Kris Jenner’s ability to help her children become successful in just about every endeavor they attempt.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are the youngest of the Kardashian family. At ages 16 and 18 years old, they have collaborated with Steve Madden to create a new shoe and handbag collection for Madden Girl.

The line includes a collection of sandals, platforms, gladiators and cage heels priced from $49 to $79.

Over the weekend, they officially launched their line at Nordstrom in Glendale, California which includes a collection of sandals, platforms, gladiators and cage heels priced from $49 to $79.

Kendall (the elder sister) rocked a chic lace top by For Love & Lemons with a high-waisted skater skirt with a pair of strappy heels from their line. These gladiator inspired heels are so my style and have been promptly added to the list of my “Spring Must Haves”. Kylie wore a cute strapless navy romper with a peplum accent at the waist. She paired her outfit with caged nude sandals, also from the new collection and on my “Must Have” List.

Will you be buying? Let me know in the comments below.

Kardashian Kids Collection Launches March 15th at Babies “R” Us!

 

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The new Kardashian Kids Collection will be debuting exclusively at Babies ‘R’ Us on March 15, the collection for girls will include 30 pieces for newborns to ages 24 months. The line ranges from newborn onesies, snuggly caps and cozy blankets to two-piece sets, jackets and dresses.  It features trendy details such as peplums, lace, leatherette, gold trim and animal print.  Prices range from $14.99 to $29.99.

“Since becoming a mom, I’ve been so inspired to create Kardashian Kids with perfect prints, heavenly fabrics for a baby’s skin and to bring fashion to the baby world that is affordable,” said Kourtney, mother of Mason and Penelope.

“We started this idea when Kourtney was pregnant with Penelope,” said Kim, mother of North. ”It was mainly Kourtney who was the inspiration, but as I got pregnant, I started to chime in. Until you have your own child, you don’t realize how important it is for fabrics to be extra soft and accessible.”

Khloe added, “We hope the charming patterns and the uniquely stylish items are gifts new parents will be delighted to open.”

Kardashian Kids items will retail from $15 to $30 and will be available at all Babies”R”Us stores and online by clicking here. Fans can stay up-to-date on the latest Kardashian Kids news by following on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter.

I’m certainly impressed. Tell me what you think in the comments below! Will you be buying?

Creative Difference FREE Week of Summer Camp Giveaway!

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Summer is just around the corner and I’ve discovered a really great summer camp that I want to share with you all. Best of all, there’s a chance to win one week of FREE camp for your child!
 The Creative Difference, offers educational enrichment programs for kids in Northern Virginia and the Washington DC metro. They create out-of school opportunities for children to broaden their love of learning through hands-on and creative activities. The Creative Difference hosts camps during the summer, school holidays, after school and for parents night out. Their programs are designed to inspire children and instill creative thinking, problem solving, self-direction, discovery, higher-order thinking skills, and the courage to create something different!

Here’s what makes The Creative Difference Camp so special:

  • You can sign up for individual days or by the week- so lots of flexibility
  • Amazing camp themes- Star Wars, Mixed Media, Art Extravaganza, LegoTopia, The Way of the Jedi, etc.
  • Camps for preschoolers and elementary age children

Founder, J. Jaye Steen, is graciously giving away one free week of summer camp. To enter for a chance to win a free week (5 days) of camp, enter the Rafflecopter contest below and Good Luck!!!

ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER

 

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Can You Pass a Driving Test? Driving-tests.org can help

 

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If you or your children are preparing to take their driver’s test this year, I’ve got great news for you! Now, there’s an online resource that can help you or your son or daughter pass their driver’s test with flying colors. Why didn’t they have this when we were growing up, right?

Driving-tests.org offers free online practice tests for those preparing to take their driving test. You’re able to take the test as many times as you need until you’re fully prepared for the big test. There’s even a free app available on iTunes.

Here’s why Driving-tests.org is the BEST tool for preparing someone for taking their driver’s test:

  • Based on the DMV Manual
  • Immediate Feedback
  • No Registration Required
  • FREE

{Disclosure: Post sponsored by Driving-tests.org}

Spotlight: Lifestyle Photographer Yehudis Goldfarb

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As you’re crossing off your list of “Things to Do” before school starts, make sure you have  a professional photographer  to capture those special moments and document important occasions like your child’s first day of school.  Thinking ahead, you will need a photographer capable of taking awesome Senior Pictures and Holiday Family Portraits. Perhaps you even have a child talented in ballet, sports or one who wants to act or model and needs headshots or a composition portfolio. For those of you looking for a family photographer,  I’d like to personally share my Photographer, Yehudis Goldfarb with you. Yehudis Goldfarb is a Silver Spring, MD based modern portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in babies, children, teens and families. Yehudis also attended school for a Masters in Social Work and is very skilled at eliciting real personality, true emotion and the uniqueness of each individual and family in her photography! Our family had a blast shooting our Back To School and Pre-Holiday Pictures. The proof is in our shots. I joked with Yehudis at the beginning of the shoot and told her our session should be called “Photo Therapy with Yehudis Goldfarb“, a play off of Jeff Lewis’ “Interior Therapy” because I felt our session with her brought our family closer together. Click here to see more of our session together.

Yehudis Goldfarb Photography is offering Special Promotional Packages exclusive to ClarendonMoms Readers for a Limited Time.

For more information, Click here.  Offer expires 9/30/2013

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