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Andrea Fellman is a Mom who hasn't lost her style to motherhood. Andrea is the owner and editor-in-chief of Savvy Sassy Moms. She also contributes weekly to BabyCenter's Blog, a Los Angeles iVoice for, has run the social media and blog for the children's retailer the Right Start, and is now living in Costa Rica. Connect with me on Google+

Fall Fashion Favorites Savvy Sassy Moms
Fall Fashion Favorites

If there is one thing we love around here it is Fall fashion!  As New York Fashion week comes to an end and the stores start to fill up with the latest Fall fashion trends I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. Clearly we are not walking a cat walk but that doesn’t mean we can’t pick up a few fall accessories to add to our Fall wardrobe.

Track pants are a big trend for Fall and the trick is not making them look like sweat pants, so be sure to style them with a cool jean jacket, some wedge ankle boots and some fun jewelry so you don’t look like you just rolled out of bed. Burgundy is a hot fall color and you should definitely pick up a little something in leopard!  I am also loving over sized sweaters and sweater coats, these make a create layering piece and will dress up your basic t-shirt and jeans.

Fall Fashion Colors

Last year I was all about the warm color of a warm pumpkin spice latte (see how I would wear it) This year I am loving a mix of mustard, chocolate brown, berry and green for Fall. This blend of warm hues makes me want to go for long walks with my pumpkin spice latte and jump in the Fall leaves. Some of these colors are also very popular fall nail polish colors

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Hanna Anderson Sweater Coat
Sweater Coats
Hobo Clutch Wallet
Hobo Wallets Fall 2014
Cole Haan Wedge Ankle Boots
OPI Fall Nail Polish
Stella Dot Wrap Bracelet
Fall Accessories
Leopard iphone 5 Case
Fall Tote Handbag
Track Pants
Hanna Anderson Track Pants
My Fall Favorite Picks

1. Hanna Anderson Stockholm Pants French Terry $75
2. Stella Dot Cady Wrap Bracelet $59
3. OPI Purple Tinged from the Brazil Collection $10
4. Cole Haan Halley Wedge Bootie $120
5. Hobo Lauren Clutch $110
6. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Tiger Scarf $58
7. Hanna Anderson Harvest Sweater Coat $159
8. Tory Burch Kerrington iphone 5 Case $60
9. Reversible Tote Brown/Coral $39.99

An easy fall accessory update

If you aren’t planning on updating your entire wardrobe for fall, consider starting with a couple of new accessories to make the transition into the new season. One of our hot finds for this fall is the collection of bags from Under One Sky, including our favorite from the line, their Reversible Tote Bag, which is available exclusively online through Target.

Under One Sky Tote

Not only is it super soft and far more luxe than its $40 price tag, we love that you can switch the tote easily from its caramel brown side to its pop-of-coral side, just by turning it inside out.

Under One Sky TotebagOther favorites about this bag? The tote comes with its own mini-bag inside, which is perfect for storing your makeup or personal items… especially if you’re also using it as a diaper bag. And, that simple magnet closure at its opening keeps all of our fall essentials tucked safely inside. More than anything, we just love that this tote is simple and classic, making it an easy addition to pieces that are already in your wardrobe for fall or that you’re planning on adding to your closet in the next few months!

What is your favorite Fall fashion trend, color, it item?

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The Fall fashion season is in full swing and I love seeing all the colors that are trending, I like to update my wardrobe with a little something from each trend. I always like to update my undergarments a little bit as well, I just can’t resist new bras and underwear that go so well with Fall clothing. Vanity Fair Lingerie has a variety of bras that fit every shape and size but their designs are right on trend for Fall too. I love the classic warm fall colors but I also love the sleek sophisticated silver, grey and blues tones that have been popping up this Fall.

So here are three fashionable looks for your week ahead!  I’ve paired them with a Vanity Fair Bra – because they really are the most comfortable bras ever!

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Momday Mornings

For those grey mornings when getting out of bed might be a little more difficult, Moms can throwon this casual outfit and be in style for the morning drop off. Metallics seem to lighten things up a bit or add a little bit of shine to your day. Leggings and cozy boots are a must for chilly fall days and for winter getaways. We also like this easy grey tote for for the everyday mom on the go. Vanity Fair’s Beautiful Benefits Zoned-In Support Full Figure Bra in Tiffany Silver is not only gorgeous but is a wire free bra that has age defying lift and gives full support for all day comfort, when you are running those errands.

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Board Meeting

For the Mom that has to attend a board meeting, meet a client for dinner or attend a special event this shade of blue makes a powerful statement!  Blue is one of the hottest colors for Fall and it looks so sophisticated and classy when you pair it with black. This blue is definitely a classic jewel tone and it’s one of my favorite colors for a manicure and pedicure. We paired this look with the Vanity Fair Smooth Breathable Comfort Full Figure Underwire Bra which has light airy pads for breathable comfort, has a simple sophisticated style while still giving full support.

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Casual Friday

I like charcoal grey because it’s not as dark as black but can be be very sexy or very casual depending on how you wear it. Chunky knit sweaters and wedge ankle boots are both hot trends for Fall and dark grey nails seem to be the perfect match. Skinny jeans in different washes of grey are also still on trend from last year and when you mix them with a white t-shirt, grey scarf or cardigan it’s simple, casual and cool. We love the Full Coverage Body Shine Floral Underwire Bra from Vanity Fair for this look because it’s sweet and sassy at the same time.

What colors are you loving for Fall? Do you change up your undergarments depending on the season?
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InvisalignTalk Twitter Party

Thursday, Sept. 18th
6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST

Follow Hosts: Andrea Fellman  (me) @SavvySassyMoms and  @ChildMode (Nadia Carriere)

You know those super cool see-through brace-like aligners that everyone is talking about? Because they’re invisible, there is less social awkwardness to impact your teen’s confidence and self-esteem during an already vulnerable time. Because of the lack of metal, teens can play sports without fear of injury and there are no food restrictions to worry about as they are removable, so brushing and flossing doesn’t become a chore.

No broken wires or brackets either!

Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces — up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance.

Some other fun facts:

• Invisalign Teen includes up to six free replacement aligners, although clinical data from orthodontists confirms that teens wear their aligners an average of 21 hours per day, just as recommended.

• Small blue dots, officially called compliance indicators, gradually fade as aligners are worn. It’s a quick visual check for doctors, teens and parents to confirm aligners are being worn enough to get results.


Join us tomorrow night for a fun Twitter chat about Invisalign. You’ll have a chance to win one out of 4 $100 gift cards to spend on whatever you choose. Treat yourself ;).

RSVP: Using the linky below for your chance to win!

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Safe Sleep Twitter Party

Wednesday, September 17th
10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Hosts: @savvysassymoms @KatieDid_What @DeltaChildren

Join us for a fun, but educational chat about keeping your babies safe! The Delta Children Safe Sleep campaign is an ongoing effort and commitment to educate parents on the importance of creating a safe sleeping environment. We want you and anyone caring for your baby to be aware of the DO’s and DONT’s when it comes to placing your baby in a crib, bassinet or play yard. Delta Children is very committed to Safe Sleep and is currently on a mission to giveaway $1,000,000 worth of cribs to families in need nationwide. I think we can all get behind that!

Delta Children Safe Sleep

Delta Children is a 45+ year old family business based in New York. It was founded by Louis Shamie and today is run by his sons Joseph and Sam Shamie. It the leading crib, toddler and nursery manufacturer in the world—selling in over 20 countries. The brand has 8 safety test labs worldwide, including one based in NJ, where each product is put through stringent testing that goes above and beyond all government requirements. The brand worked closely with the CPSC to develop the newest crib legislations, holds 3 ASTM committee chairs and are board members of the JPMA.

Delta Children Social Handles:
Twitter @DeltaChildren
Instagram: @DeltaChildren

Delta Children Twitter Party Prizing

Twitter Party Prizing!

Every winner will receive a Safe-n-Clear Digital Baby Monitor with 2 Parent Receivers

1. Sutton Travel Sleep Solution + Safe-n-Clear Digital Baby Monitor

2. Viaggi Playard + Safe-n-Clear Digital Baby Monitor

3.  Lil’ Fun Walker + Safe-n-Clear Digital Baby Monitor

4.  Sweet Beginnings Lattice Bassinet +  Safe-n-Clear Digital Baby Monitor

5. Grand PRiZE: The Delta Children Epic 4-in-1 Crib ($199.99) AND the Delta Children Epic 3 Drawer Dresser Hutch ($359.98)+ Safe-n-Clear Digital Baby Monitor.

*New this Fall and available at Babies R Us $299.99

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It is Child Passenger Safety Week and with school back in session now is a perfect time to talk about car seat safety, especially with many parents belong to carpools and take turns shuttling kids to and from after school activities. We have teamed up with Britax, the leading car seat manufacturer of car seats and booster seats, to help make sure you and your family are safe riding to and from school every day.

Child Passenger Safety Statistics

1. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old.

2. During the 5-year period from 2008 to 2012, more than 3,390 children were killed in car crashes. In addition, an estimated 613,000 children were injured.

3. In 2012 alone, 121,000 children under age 13 were injured as passengers in car crashes.

4. Based on U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash data, in 2012 on average, nearly 2 children under the age of 13 were killed and 332 were injured every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans.

5. In 2012, over one third (37%) of children killed in car crashes were not in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts.

6. Every 34 seconds one child, under age 13, is involved in a crash.

7.  All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories have laws requiring children to be restrained while riding in cars. Some States now require kids to ride in appropriate car seats or booster seats until age 9.

8. The 2013 National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats (NSUBS) shows that only 66 percent of children ages 4-7 were restrained in either forward-facing car seats (20%) or in booster seats (46%). About 24 percent of children ages 4-7 were prematurely moved to seat belts and 9 percent were unrestrained.

9.  Safety is also a big issue for older kids. From 2008-2012, there were 1,874 child passengervehicle occupants in the 8-14 age group killed in crashes. A third of these kids (610) were killed while riding in the front seat. All children under age 13 should always ride in the back seat.

10. Far too many “tween” passengers ride completely unrestrained, exposing them to great risk. Among kids ages 8-14 who died in crashes from 2008-2012, 47 percent of 8-year-olds,

You can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more information about Child Safety Seats.

Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats
Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats

As the leader in mobile safety for more than 70 years, Britax now brings its game-changing ClickTight™ Installation System to its most popular and versatile convertible car seats.

Britax designed all three of its ClickTight Convertible Seats to fit children weighing from 5 to 40 pounds in rear-facing mode and from 20 to 65 pounds and up to 54 inches in forward-facing mode. In addition to weight and standing height, a child’s seated shoulder height should be considered in fitting a child for any car seat.For extra protection, Britax also recommends that the tether be used when installing the convertible seat.

The Marathon® ClickTight Convertible Car Seat offers Complete Side Impact Protection with deep, protective shell to absorb crash forces and guard little passengers from debris. ($329.99)

The  Boulevard™ ClickTight Seat with Complete Side Impact Protection PLUS to also include an energy-absorbing foam headrest to keep children’s heads and necks secure.  ($369.99)

The Advocate® ClickTight’s Complete Side Impact Protection MAX delivers the highest level of Britax safety with external cushions that compress, to divert energy away from the child and protect adjacent passengers. ($419.99)

ClickTight Britax Convertible Car Seat

Every Feature

The new Britax Convertible Car Seats with ClickTight surround children with SafeCell Impact Protection to protect well beyond federal safety requirements. This integrated system of safety components, includes Impact Absorbing Base, Tether and Harness, an Impact Stabilizing Steel Frame, and Complete Side Impact Protection to surround little passengers in best-in-class safety. Britax also offers several different options of side impact protection for their new seats to transfer crash energy away from precious cargo.

All Britax side impact protection features in ClickTight Convertible Seats ensure the ultimate in child passenger security. Any caregiver using any vehicle can have the confidence to click them in and go.

Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Safety

Every Ride

With ClickTight, Britax is able to assure parents that their seats are installed in their vehicles correctly, but Britax also knows that the seat must fit the child properly. All of the new Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats include a Quick-Adjust Harness, which goes up to 14 positions, and a 2-Position Buckle to adapt to growing children. The Boulevard and Advocate also have the Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator, which removes the guesswork from adjusting the harness to the correct tightness.

It’s common for caregivers to be unsure about the right recline position for a car seat, especially while in rear-facing mode. To ease their minds, the easy-to-read Automatic Level Indicator ensures that they achieve the proper installation angle using any of the seat’s seven recline positions.

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In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week and in celebration of Britax’s new ClickTight system, we’re giving away not one but TWO Britax ClickTight Car Seats. The two winners will choose between the Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat or the Frontier ClickTight Harness-2-Booster.

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Wedge Ankle Boots for Fall
Wedge Ankle Boots for Fall

For those of you that think wedges are only for Summer, think again!  Wedge ankle boots are on of the hottest shoe trends this Fall. There are many styles and colors to choose from but some of the most popular are the suede ankle wedge booties.  Wedges are comfortable and sturdy, which is why they are a Moms favorite go to shoe. These ankle boots allow you to strut your stuff and still look chic while still juggling your toddlers and pushing that stroller down the street.

Suede Ankle Booties

Suede ankle boots are perfect for fall weather and look best when worn with denim, chunky sweaters, a field jacket or funky skirts and a pair of leggings. TOMS wedges for Fall are gorgeous and come in a variety of colors, textures and styles. The other great things about ankle wedge boots is that they are easy to slip on and off and can be worn with skinny jeans, boot cut jeans or boyfriend jeans.

Depending on what you have in your closet, choose a color that will go well with many things you already own, if you wear a lot of black then go for the black suede ankle boots but if you wear a lot of neutral colors go for maybe a taupe or light brown. I also love the blue suede ankle boots, which can look great next to a variety of shades of denim.

Now if I could only choose….

1. TOMS Burlap Wedge Bootie $84.00
2. AK Anne Klein Torny Wedge Bootie $79.95
3. TOMS Moroccan Cut Out Bootie $89.00
4. ALDO Black Wedge Bootie $100.00
5. DV by Dolce Vita Pellie Bootie $89.95
6. Cole Haan Halley Crepe Wedge $119.95
7. UGG Alexandra Suede Bootie $184.95
8. Sperry Spider Harlow Bootie $99.95
9. Clarks Bell Suede Wedge Boot $139.95
10. DV by Dolce Vita Posie Bootie $89.95

Which wedge ankle boots would you choose?
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As the new school year kicks off and everyone is getting back on track with their routines we have a little bit of French homework for you! Jacadi, the children’s clothing line from France is sharing some creative French lessons for all of you parents that are globally inspired.

Do you ever wonder what a Mom in Australia packs her kids for lunch? What time does the school day start for kids in Chile? How do kids in Japan say good morning to their teachers?  We’re all parents at the core but what are some of the similarities and some of the differences between our hectic schedules around the world?

Jacadi Get Schooled

To celebrate our cultural differences Jacadi has launched a fun “Get Schooled” campaign giving parents some fun tools “to school” their kids on some of the differences and similarities between France and America. These fun lessons are available for parents to download and print and share with their children at home. This can make a really fun dinner conversation and teach your about France and even some vocabulary.  Check out some of these fun slides that teach you a little bit more about how families do things in France.

Get Schooled by Jacadi

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Get Schooled by Jacadi

One of the easiest ways to start introducing your children to another language is to start with the traditional greetings and good-byes. This is something very universal and those words are pretty simple to repeat, memorize and say.  Another universal theme all around the world are the days of the week, all kids can relate to these days, and I found it very interesting that in France they treat Wednesday like a weekend day of play! I think I need to apply this to my life;)

Visit Jacadi’s website for more fun French lessons! We hope this inspires you to open up a conversation with your children about other families around the world!

Shop Jacadi

Jacadi Fall Collection
Jacadi is a luxury brand of children’s clothing from across the pond! Jacadis is known for it’s European flair and imppecable style. The Jacadi back to school girls collection Girls is sweet and subtle and the boys collection is classic and sporty and an a
dorable new shoe collection for boys and girls   They have also launched a 20% Off Essentiel Sale to help parents stock up on back to school basics for boys and girls. 

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Persnickety Clothing Fabrics
As someone who loves fashion and kids fashion in particular, I get giddy when I see stylish children’s clothing that is both creative, fun and a little bit magical. Persnickety Clothing is all of those things and SO much more! From the moment I entered their website, it was like opening a storybook filled with gorgeous girls boutique clothing! My jaw dropped with every click, I had never sen such amazing designs and stylish clothing for girls. Persnickety Clothing has absolutely adorable baby clothing and then goes all the way to size 12. Warning: finding your favorites may take hours;)

They sent us some samples to experience first hand the quality of the gorgeous fabrics and see what my daughter McKenna thought about the clothing.  Needless to say, we were both wildly impressed.

Persnickety Clothing for Girls
Persnickety McKernna side
The Fannie Top
Grey Lily Skirt $76

This outfit looks like something Anthropologie would carry if they had a children’s section! In fact, the fabrics on the shirt and skirt could easily be seen on something for me! This eclectic mix of fabrics and attention to detail is what really sets Persnickety Clothing apart from all the rest. This skirt is perfect for the Fall with leggings and some knee high boots. My daughter loved twirling around in it and thought the skirt was a little bit funky and cool.

Persnickety Clothing Ethnic Skirt

Persnickety Clothing McKenna 4

The Ruth Skirt $60
The Charlie Top $58

The Ruth skirt is actually been worn the most.  She practically wore it for a week straight when she first got it. My daughter is such a skirt girl, she isn’t a fan of anything tight or restricting on her body and she’s short, so we always have a problem with pant length. This skirt looks ethnic and I love the colorful but muted color palette. It looks a little vintage and ethnic. The Charlie top is extremely soft and can be paired with any of the beautiful Persnickety Clothing Skirts. McKenna loved how soft it was, she didn’t want to take it off.

Persnickety Clothing Scarf
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The Scarf $38

My daughter actually LOVES scarves, she has been stealing mine for years now, even though some re way to big for her.  Well now I want to steal this one from her! She was super excited about this scarf and thought it was SO beautiful. It is really a stunning scarf. When she isn’t wearing it, she has it hanging over her headboard in her room as part of her room decoration. We’ll be taking this one on our winter travels for sure!

I really can’t say enough about the stunning fabrics, quality and design of Persnickety Clothing. Their clothing is sophisticated with touches of whimsy. Their latest Fall Collection is perfect for special occasions, milestone moments and family pictures.

There are brands that I absolutely adore for their exceptional design and commitment to the highest quality. I realize to many, it may just be kids clothing, but I look at everything in life as a creative form of expression and those that create beautiful things deserve all the praise in the world!

Keep up with Persnickety on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest

Disclosure: We were sent the clothing for a full review and to experience the quality first hand. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own. I share this with you because I like to gush when all of it is true! 


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Alamo Rent A Car just launched its new Twitter handle – @Alamo! To help celebrate, Alamo want to learn more about what moms care about when it comes to family travel through a series of Twitter Parties (#AlamoDriveHappy) and they asked us be apart of the fun!

For the first party, taking place this Monday, 9/8, at 8pm ET, Alamo, the official rental car of Disney, has partnered with the iconic brand to create the upcoming “From Coast to Castle” sweepstakes (sweepstakes prizing includes free trips to Disneyland, Disney World or a Disney Cruise Line vacation). We’ll be talking about what moms love about Disney, what it means to them, and all great memories they have from their trips.

Four participants will be the winners of a $100 Visa gift card and a $100 Disney gift card.

Twitter Party

Monday, September 8th
5:00pm PST / 8:00pm EST

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While we are attending the ABC Kids Expo this week and oogling over all the latest and greatest in baby gear we thought we would let you in on some of the fun too!  One of the companies that we are excited to see at the show is this year is TWELVElittle Diaper Bags. These stylish bags are so fashion forward you’d really have to look twice before thinking they were a diaper bag. For fashionable Moms that want to be sure to keep their individual style while navigating diaper changes then you’ll want to see what TWELVElittle offers.


TWELVElittle was founded by close friends and Parsons and RISD alumnae, Julia Min and Jenny Chang. TWELVElittle’s stylish baby bags are inspired by the Asian zodiac and made from high quality water-resistant materials and genuine leather. With many interior and exterior pockets, these bags are perfect for carrying all of the baby essentials. Because Julia and Jenny each have experience in luxury handbag design in New York City, the TWELVElittle bags can easily transition to a regular handbag once you and baby are out of the diaper bag stage.

TWELVElittle Diaper Bag Allure

TWELVELittle Allure Diaper Bag
  • Water resistant coated smooth nylon with leather trim.
  • Two large pleated zipper pockets, and two side hidden bottle pockets with leather trim.
  • Front leather yolk collar has easy access leather slip pocket.
  • Bag can be worn as a satchel with top handle leather straps with drop.
  • By using the long strap, the bag can be worn either as a hobo or a cross body.
  • Hidden zipper pocket on bottom of back side for dirty item quick storage.
  • Easy access top zipper closure.
  • Logo interior lining is coated with PVC-free water-resistant coating.
  • Two interior elastic top slip pockets for bottles, diapers or wipes.
  • Interior zipper pocket and two easy access slip pockets.
  • Back has large slip zipper pocket.
  • Comes with logo lining nylon changing pad.


If you are wondering where the name TWELVElittle comes from, as I did. The Twelve Little Wonders is based on the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Depending on the year and month you were born you are assigned an animal, such as the year of the monkey or the year of the snake and each animal comes with unique characteristics and personality traits. So, TWELVElittle has key chain dangles that attach to their diaper bags so you can carry your “inner animal with you”, and to help you to easily locate your keys. I love this little thoughtful feature that helps you express your unique personality.

TWELVElittle is currently sold at and Giggle and is soon to be launching at Nordstrom, Babies R Us, and BuyBuyBaby.

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