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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 ivillage.com, 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+

3 Hot designer tech accessories that you must have

We’re always keeping our eyes on what’s hot and happening in tech accessories and these trends sure did catch our attention. From the bold statement of a foil-textured iPhone case to colored embossed python cases that are both sassy and chic, these are some of our favorites of the moment from designer collections. And, as always, Kate Spade New York hits the mark with tech accessories which prove that sometimes, the devil really is in the details.

Tech Accessories kate Spade MARC Jacobs DVF cases

MARC by Marc Jacobs Foil iPad Mini Case, Nordstrom, $58
MARC by Marc Jacobs Foil iPhone Case, ShopBop, $38

Devil Pocket iPhone 5 Case, Kate Spade New York, $35
Speak of the Devil iPhone 5 Case, Kate Spade New York, $40
Speak of the Devil Tablet Case, Nordstrom, $65
Kate Spade New York Dance Till Dawn Tablet Hardcase, Zappos Couture, $85

Python-Embossed iPad Mini Case
, Neiman Marcus, $135
Python-Embossed iPhone 5/5s Personalized Case, Neiman Marcus, $55

DVF Heritage Print Leather Print ipad Mini Case DVF, $158
DVF Heritage Print iphone 5 case, DVF, $48


Which HOT tech accessories are you loving?
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Life Lock Twitter Party Holiday Shopping 2014
Life Lock Holiday Twitter Party

Monday, November 24th,
10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Hashtag: #LifeLockLive

Hosts: @LifeLock @JeanChatzky @Momtrends @SavvySassyMoms

Join us on Monday, November 24th as we team up with Jean Chatzky, personal finance expert and LifeLock educator, to talk about holiday shopping and what you need to know to help keep your personal information safe and secure. In today’s always connected world, identity thieves are connected too and you might be at risk of identity theft when you bank online, search, shop, text or tweet! Luckily we have Jean Chatzky live with us on Twitter to talk about her tips and tricks to help protect your and your family’s identity during the holidays. We’ll talk about safe shopping practices – especially as we gear up for Cyber Monday – and what you can do to protect yourself while traveling.

Build your shopping savvy

It seems like every other day that a major retailer is in the news about a data breach, and Americans are worried about protecting their identities. With Cyber Monday coming up, people are looking forward to taking advantage of deals that will make sense for their holiday budgets and want to protect their financial accounts from identity fraud at the same time. Jean Chatzky will share insights from a recent survey commissioned by LifeLock – and give practical advice that will help you stay protected throughout the seasonal shopping frenzy, so that your big plans stay on track.

Consumers today must actively take “ownership” of their identity to protect themselves especially during the holiday shopping season. A consumer empowered with his/her own identity can engage in commerce with confidence and live life freely!

unnamedJean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and a contributing editor for Fortune magazine. Jean is a best-selling author; her eighth and most recent book is Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. She believes knowing how to manage our money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters, increasing financial literacy both now and for the future. In April 2013 Jean launched JEAN CHATZKY’S MONEY SCHOOL, a series of college-style, interactive online personal finance courses that give men and women across the country the opportunity to learn from and interact directly with her. Jean lives with her family in Westchester County, New York. 

For more information please visit www.jeanchatzky.com

LifeLock Twitter Party Holiday 2014
Twitter Party Prizing

5 Lucky winners will receive a one-year basic LifeLock memberships and a  $50 American Express gift card!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and party for LifeLock. All my thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Holiday Fashion Trends Moroccan RubyVanity Fair BraSuede Bootie / iphone Case / Watch / Wallet / Scarf / Gloves / Coat / Knit Headband / Lace Dress

Holiday Fashion

Tis’ the season for Holiday shopping and scooping up the latest fashion trends. Every year the Holidays bring a few stylish colors with it that helps to make the season not only festive but fashionable too. Right now we have our eyes on moroccan ruby and turquoise dynasty, inspired by the new Holiday collection of Vanity Fair Bras. Both colors are equally as stunning and we really can’t decide which one is our favorite, can you?

Fashionable Holiday Gifts

Finding a beautiful gift in these two hues is easy, look for scarves, wallets, cold weather accessories and even stylish tech cases for those sisters or stylish girlfriends on your list. While you’re out shopping you’ll probably end up picking up something to add to your winter wardrobe, and we highly recommend a pretty new bra, lace dress or a warm winter coat, these three items are sure to get you through the Holiday season in style.

Holiday Fashion Turqoise Dynasty

Vanity Fair Bra / iphone Case / Lace Dress / Tote Bag /  Coat / Gloves / Scarf / Hat / Ring / Cosmetic Bag

Vanity Fair Beauty Back Smoother Bra

There is sure to be a Holiday event or party to attend and we found a gorgeous lace dress from Maggy London in both trending colors which happens to pair perfectly with Vanity Fair’s Back Beauty Back Smother Bra. The one thing you must watch out for when shopping for a cocktail dress is the dreaded back fat!  No one wants to look bumpy from the back and the Vanity Fair Back Smoother Bra will help prevent all that. Get a sleek seamless look and feel confident from behind in any form fitting dress or top. The straps can even cross in the back for even more support and for any dresses that may have a razor back type cut.

Vanity Fair Back Smoother Bra

The Holidays are a busy time of year for Moms, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip doing a little shopping for yourself. Simply treating yourself to a mani pedi or a new bra could be just the thing to help you escape the stress the Holiday season. Remember to take care of you first.

Which Holiday Fashion color trends do you love?

 

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Cool Gifts For Girls Razor Scooter
Fifteen fabulous gift ideas for girls

Gift possibilities for girls are endless. From clothing to books, outdoor activities to board games, we’ve collected fifteen holiday gift ideas that will fit any of the girls on your shopping list. You can shop for your favorite girls without breaking your budget and still find something she’ll love. Check out the holiday wish list before you finish your shopping this season — or start your shopping, if you’re anything like me!

Girls Gift Ideas

 15 Best Holiday Gifts for Girls

1. Inflatable Snow Castle — You don’t need to live in sub-freezing climates to have a snowball fight this winter. The Inflatable Snow Castle can be set up inside for a fun snowball fight, or it can be used as a snow fort for kids who can’t build one outside (Nordstrom, $49).

2. It’s All About Me: Personality Quizzes for You and Your Friends (Klutz)— If you’re addicted to taking Buzzfeed quizzes, you’ll love purchasing this collection of personality quizzes (Amazon, $15). Seventy pages of fun will keep tweens entertained for hours.

3. Sequin Tunic — Make her eyes shine with this gorgeous Sequin Tunic (Nordstrom, $38). Available in little girl and big girl sizes, this is a fabulous gift for a budding fashionista — will she pair it with a girly tutu or slim denim?

4. Razor Party Pop Kick Scooter — Whizzing around the neighborhood has never looked so cool. The Razor Party Pop Kick Scooter is a slim, light-weight and fun way for kids to get to where they want to go (Toys R Us, $55). What you can’t see in the photos is the way the deck lights up with the touch of a button — my daughter is in love with hers.

Razor scooter
5. Candy Chemistry — Give your sweet girl a gift that makes her work a little for her candy. Candy Chemistry combines candy and science to make a variety of sweet treats (Amazon, $31). Candies can even be personalized and wrapped, so they can pass on the fun.

6. Jenga Tetris — For families that have mastered the art of traditional Jenga, Jenga Tetris provides a new challenge (Target, $11). With blocks shaped like the classic Tetris pieces, kids — and adults — may have to change their usual strategies to keep the tower from tumbling.

7. LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser — Girls who love to build will adore the LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser (Target, $59). With over 600 pieces, this is a complicated, detailed LEGO set that combines construction with vacation fun. For more building fun for girls, check out Goldie Blox.

8. Party Metallic Fashion Tattoos — Jewelry- loving girls can customize to their heart’s content with Party Metallic Fashion Tattoos (Nordstrom, $12). The sparkling tattoos can be cut to size and layered to design gorgeous cuffs, bracelets and rings — and they’re easily removed, so girls can change their minds with ease.

9. Karaoke System — Make any night a party with this Karaoke System (Nordstrom, $129). Connect the system to your TV and sing along to your favorite tunes. Disco lights will give your living room a retro vibe, but the modern machine allows girls to record their performances as MP3s.

10. Mini Color Snow Makers — Snowfall doesn’t have to mean giving up color until spring. Mini Color Snow Markers let kids customize their snowmen and snow forts (Nordstrom, $15). Try hopscotch in the snow this winter.

11. Fashion Doodles — Fashion designers-in-training will adore the Fashion Doodles notebook (Amazon, $15). The colorful journal has over 200 pages of prompts and sketching room for girls to sketch out the creations waiting in their imaginations.

12. The Daring Book for Girls — Adventures are just around the corner with The Daring Book for Girls (Target, $11). Instructions for a perfect cartwheel or learning how to do the cat’s cradle will be popular sleepover topics, but girls will also learn about historical female heroes and science projects.

13. The Giant Gem Portable Speaker — Music sounds just a little better when it’s coming from this adorable Giant Gem Portable Speaker (Nordstrom, $40). Plug the speaker into a laptop for girls to play a little study music or crank up their favorites for an impromptu dance party.

14. Dream Catcher Kit — If you’re shopping for a craft-lover this winter, check out the Dream Catcher Kit (Nordstrom, $45). Young girls will appreciate the lore behind the dream catcher. After all, who doesn’t want to have sweeter dreams?

15. Shockproof Kickstand Case For iPad Mini/ iPad Mini 2/ iPad Mini 3  — The iPad Mini is sleek, compact and perfectly made for portability (Amazon, $15). Keep your tech-savvy girl happy by protecting her newest gadget. The colorful, shock-proof, kickstand iPad Mini case keeps her tech safe in style.

Have you found any fantastic gifts for girls this season?
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Boys Stylish Weekly Picks Savvy Sassy Moms

Cool Boys Clothing

Last week we showed you our favorite girls picks so it’s only fair that the boys get a turn this week! It can be a bit more challenging to find cool boys clothing, so we’re here to help! Some of our favorite brands for boys are Tea Collection, Peek Kids, Mini Boden, GAP and Hanna Anderson because all of these brands are high on quality and style.

Right now Tea Collection is having 25% Winter Warm Up SALE

When dressing the boys this winter layering is key, so stick up on a variety of fun graphic t-shirts, flannel shirts and sweatshirts. The best thing about boys is that they seem to create their own unique style by mixing and matching with whatever happens to be lying on the floor and look perfectly stylish without even trying. I personally love the ripped jean look for boys as long an entire leg isn’t showing that is.

5 Stylish Clothing Picks for Boys

1. GAP Flannel Plaid Shirt $30
2. Peek Mandela Quote T-Shirt $28
3. Tea Collection Boys Graphic Hoodie $32 {on sale}
4. GAP 1969 Rip & Repair Jeans $40
5. BOGS Camo Boot for Boys $78

Which is your favorite pick for boys?

 

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Dressing up the Carpool with Lee Curvy Fit Fashion PLaid Scarf
Dressing up the Carpool with Lee Jeans

We are super excited to bring back “Dressing up the Carpool” for the fall and winter season!  This is a feature we love to share because it helps inspire Moms get out of their clothing funk and step it up a bit. Whether it’s your day for the carpool, driving to playdates or attending the PTA meeting we want you to do it in comfort and style.

Lee Curvy Fit Collection

Jeans are essential and are pretty much my mom uniform, with so many varieties in cuts, shades and styles you can literally have a pair for every day of the week (and I do).  So when Lee Jeans asked me to give their curvy fit denim a try I jumped at the chance. Lee Curvy Fit is for women who know how to embrace their curves. Designed with a modern low-rise front and higher back rise, adding a little curve appeal to your wardrobe has never been easier.

I chose the Curvy Fit Alanna BootCut, these are a more casual everyday look that look great with your fall sweaters, jackets and scarves. What I liked the most about these jeans is that they did not gap in the back.  I have a small waist and a little booty in the back so gaping is an issue for me. These are gap free and they stretched a bit after wearing them a few times. Now they fit like a glove when I put them on!

Pair these jeans with a field jacket, plaid scarf and a great pair of ankle boots and you’re ready to go!

Shop the Look

Field Jacket ($91), Oversized Sweater ($54), Lee Curvy Fit Jeans ($34), Plaid Scarf ($25), Shoulder Bag ($18), Ankle Boots ($89)

Dressing up the Carpool Lee Jeans Cardigan

Curvy Fit Benefits

 

  • Tilted rise that is lower in the front and higher in the back keeps you covered confidently
  • Unique pattern shape gives the appearance of a slimmer silhouette.
  • No-gap Waistband bends with you while hugging your curves.
  • Shape Memory denim adapts to your body and keeps its shape all day.

Lee Jeans has a variety of dark denim washes and they’re always a favorite of mine because they slim you down and you can easily dress them up. I chose the Lee Curvy Fit Paxton Jeans and I went down a size, but I should have stayed with my true size. (These have stretch but by going down a size they were a little too tight;) I love the overall cut of these jeans the softness of the Shape Memory fabric, they really hug your curves!

Shop the Look:

Striped Cardigan ($92), Long Sleeve Top ($34), Lee Curvy Fit Jeans ($34), Statement Necklace ($25), Lorraine Tote ($69), Ankle Boots ($89)

Lee Jeans Fall Look SSM 1

The Lee Curvy Fit jean can be purchased online at Lee.com or can be found at your local Kohl’s, JCPenney or Sears stores and Platinum Curvy Fit at your local Macy’s.

Get Social with Lee Jeans

Lee Jeans Blog  / Lee Jeans Website / Lee Jeans Facebook /
Lee Jeans Twitter  / Lee Jeans Instagram

 

Disclosure: I am currently working as a brand ambassador for Lee Jeans. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as you plan your menu, prepare all those delicious desserts and get your house in order, don’t forget to take inventory in your closet for what you’ll wear!

Sure it’s all about the food on Thanksgiving Day but we want you to have a fashionable Thanksgiving too, so we rounded up a few looks to help get you inspired. Whether you are more of a casual girl or like to dress up for the occasion we picked out some things that will be great pieces to last you all season long. Sometimes just a new pair of shoes, coat or a statement necklace can help create a whole new look.

Fashionable Thanksgiving

Fashionable Thanksgiving Burgundy and Leopard Fashion

Classy and Comfortable

We love the rich color of burgundy in the Fall and oversized knit sweaters are right on trend. Layer a blouse with a collar under a chunky sweater and make it really pop with a statement necklace. Don’t be afraid of leopard, it’s practically a staple now. A pointy toe pump will help dress up your denim in a second. This look is super comfortable but

1. Lyocell Blouse $49
2. Pull Over Sweater $31
3. Short Statement Necklace $39
4. Sara Designs Wrap Bracelet Watch $262
5. Lee Jeans Curvy Fit $35
6. French Connection Opulence Clutch
7. Jolie Pointy Toe Pump $129


Fashionable Thanksgiving Casual and Cool Savvy Sassy Moms

Casual and Comfortable

If you are will be in the kitchen cooking or chasing toddlers it is always better to go with a comfortable outfit with no fuss. Keep it simple with a flowy blouse, some chandelier earrings and a great pair of ankle boots. This outfit is simple and sweet with room for an extra piece of pumpkin pie!

1. Oversized Pattern Coat $49
2. Glitz Top $49
3. Stella Dot Reverie Chandeliers $39
4. Vince Camuto Riley Tote $278
5. Lee Jeans Curvy Fit $31
6. Erlina Ankle Boot $89

Fashionable Thanksgiving Romantic Lace

Fancy & Comfortable

If you are heading to church and and like to get dressed up for the Holidays then go for a beautiful lace dress, some heels and a great coat. This Stella Dot Fleurette Statement Necklace against the lace adds another interesting layer and adds a pop of color and sparkle! This lace dress could also be worn more casual with a pair of tights or leggings, riding boots and a cardigan.

1. Felted Coat $60
2. Admirable Octaves Dress $70
3. Fleurette Statement Necklace $198
4. Tory Burch Metallic Brushed Clutch $350
5. Steve Madden Suede Strappy Heel $67 {on sale!}

Which outfit would you wear?


 

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Southwestern Style Fashion Trends Savvy Sassy MomsAdd some Southwestern style to your closet

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the hottest fashion trends for fall and Southwestern style keeps popping up, again and again. With tribal fashion inspiration, filled with cool, graphic prints and hints of soft, yet bold, colors, we can’t resist these styles and we’re guessing you can’t either. From over-sized Aztec sweaters to funky fringed accessories and these to-die-for TOMS Nepal Stripe Boots, we’re all-in on this trend for fall.

Our top 12 Southwestern style picks for fall

Take a peek at our favorite Southwestern style pieces for fall. Pair these looks with your favorite jeans to keep it casual, or add one of these tribal-print accessories to an outfit that’s plain and simple to give it a punch of style. Just remember, when you’re wearing Southwestern styles, a little goes a long way — pick one piece for an outfit and leave it at that!

1. Negeen Coat by BB Dakota, Ruche, $115
2. Fair Isle Scarf, Sole Society, $35
3. Southwestern-Patterned Mini Clutch, Forever 21, $6
4. Rule of Thirds Necklace, ModCloth, $19
5. Brick Oven Lunch Date Top, ModCloth, $40
6. Durango Kachina Fringe Bag, Zappos, $150
7. TOMS Nepal Guatemalan Stripe Boot, Nordstrom, $98
8. Lawn’s Early Light Cardigan, ModCloth, $60
9. Fundamental Footwork Flat, ModCloth, $43
10. Celina Printed Tote Bag, Sole Society, $55
11. Leather and Stone Deco Necklace, Sole Society, $45
12. Southwestern Woven iPhone Case, rue21, $5


Do you like the Southwestern style trend? Which is your favorite item?
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Panama City With Kids Savvy Sassy Moms Travel
A few weeks ago we headed to Panama City for a long weekend, and I have to say – it surprised me! This historic city known for the Panama Canal offered so much more and it was a great palce to take the kids!

Panama City has two very distinct areas, the old and the new. On one side it is vey much a cosmopolitan city, the skyline itself was much bigger than I expected. The buildings were all beautiful shades of blue and grey, very polished and sophisticated. Then on the other side of town it is the historic area, Casco Antiguo, which is has been declared a World Heritage site. This part of the city was founded in 1673 and is now being renovated and many hotels, restaurants and specialty stores are going in. This part of the city has old world charm and filled with warmer colors of reds and browns. I loved that Panama City has the juxtaposition of both.

Here are some of my favorite Instagram photos from our weekend in Panama City to give you a small taste of this eclectic and thriving city. This is apart of the Instagram Travel Thursday hosted by Skimbaco Lifestyle.

1. Rooftop Pool jumping at the TRYP Centro Panama City Hotel.
2. Family picture before heading to dinner.
3. Panama hat shopping, a must do.
4. Stunning building in the Casco Antiguo area.
5. Walking from Casco Antiguo over to the new Avienda Balboa
6. Mercado de Pescado $1.25 cup of Ceviche
7. Inglesia Catedral in Casco Antiguo
8. Shaved Ice with condensed milk on the street for $.50
9. The beautiful floor tiles at The American Trade Hotel
I’ll be sharing more Panama City details over on Wanderlust Living soon!

Be sure to follow my travels on Instagram

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Girls Weekly PICKS IG SSM

I can’t resist all the fall and winter clothing for girls this year! I am loving all the purple and berry colors for girls, something different then pink and a little more mature.

For this weeks stylish girls clothing picks we have items from Peek Children’s Clothing, I love the Petra Skirt it will go great with t-shirts, cardigans and a pair of tights or leggings and the very fancy t-shirt is super cute and playful. This long cable cardigan from Mini Boden is my absolute favorite. It’s the perfect fall sweater that can also be worn as a coat.

The Minnetoka Moccasin Glitter Mocs are a must in my opinion, the perfect slip on and slip off shoe for girls on the go. UGG boots for girls are super cute this season too, check out the polk-a-dots and the bow on the back of them.

Watch for our stylish picks on Instagram – have fun shopping!

 

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