Friday Five Finds: All You Need is Love for Mom, Baby & Home

Coming to you live from my bed – hot tea, toast and honey at hand.

Oh, ya, I’m sick.

The voice is gone, but the spirit of love is pumping inside of me. In honor of Sunday’s big day – Okay, I don’t really care about Valentine’s day, but I do love love – here are five heartfelt All You Need is Love Friday Five Finds for Mom, Baby & Home.

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1. GAP Baby Sweater Tunics $15.99-$24.99 each – After Tuesday’s PIX11 segment on Bright Eyes, I went to GAP to pick up some V-day attire for the kids. We’re having a V-day party, on Sunday. By “we” I mean me, my husband, Ilana and David. What else would I want to do?!? GAP’s kids clothing can not be beat – fun designs, amazing quality and ideal prices. #ImAGapKidForLife 

2. Target Threshold Small Metal Marquee Light Framed Heart $14.24 – Last year, my mom got us a cheesy heart shaped light. The kids love it. I love it. And, while mine isn’t exactly “chic”, this mimi marquee option from Target is definitively something you can weave into your bedroom, office, even kitchen decor.

3. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Butter in Peach $15 – Love your lives and keep them moist, even if you’re having a Vday party at home with the kids. I’m absolutely smitten with this beauty brand, which has no artificial dyes, fragrance, additives, preservatives and lead. Your pucker deserves perfection not poison. 

4. Burlington Allover Lace Bodysuit $12.99 – Not that you should ONLY, were lingerie on Valentines Day, but do use it as an excuse to get a new set of naughties. This option, from one of my favorite off-price retailer (translation: amazing prices all the time) has maximum coverage, curved middle panels to create a slimmer look, and plenty of sultry appeal. Enjoy daily – AM or PM … or both.

5. Give Baking a Difference Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies $39.95 / dozen – Since my cold and lots of work prevented me from baking a heart shaped sweet challah, that was going to be served with natella, my hubbies favorite condiment, I took necessary precautions and placed an order for these yummy, home-made cookies. Aside from being delicious and arriving in a lovely box, each purchase supports a worthy charity. Follow the founder Saira Gallo on Instagram to see how this momtrepreneur is doing her hustle.

Ilana Rose is ready for her first Valentine's Day dance

Ilana Rose is ready for her first Valentine’s Day dance

 

Ilana Rose is all smiles in GAP

Ilana Rose is all smiles in GAP

Ilana Rose in GAP I <3 You tunic

My princess is all smiles before heading off to daycare

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Get Red Carpet Ready at Home, Pam’s Picks BELLA New York Magazine

Happy 2016!

I hope you had an amazing holiday season and are revved-up for 2016. I am!!

If you’ve been following my Instargarm posts you’ll note my push to get greener and cleaner, but in a manageable I-live-in-the-real-world-can’t-avoid-all-the-bad-stuff way. You know what I mean.

So, it only makes sense the the January/February installment of Pam’s Picks in BELLA New York Magazine focuses on smart products and tips that will help you get ed carpet ready at home in a healthy, time-saving manner. I even enlisted one of my favorite Green Gurus to share DIY beauty recipes, you won’t want to miss.

Lance Bass BELLA NY January 2016

Run out to your local Barnes & Noble and grab a copy of the latest issue, featuring our wonderful cover model Lance Bass. Then, once the kids or pets are tucked in, make a massive cup of tea (current obsession: TEAVANA’s Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea – perfect cure for the blistering weather).

Too cold to go out, today? HELLO 15 degrees!!

I’ve naturally posted all the scoop below. But, do get your issue so you can see how #teamBELLA is shaking things up in 2016 and helping you stay fierce, fabulous and focused on always being your best. Beauty Defined By You, that’s the BELLA babe way. Pam's Picks Red Carpet Ready

Pam’s Picks: Get Red Carpet Ready at Home

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing a big soiree is on your calendar, and not having the time or resources to properly prepare. Fear not fabulous ladies and gents! I’ve found the ideal, time-saving ways to glam-up from head to toe, so you can always be your best you. Chin-chin.

Get Fit Forget about lifting weights and crunching away. Recently I’ve been won over by the fluid (pardon the pun) moves and easy-to-follow videos that come with the Fluidity Barre. Ballerinas like Misty Copeland and the late Maya Plisetskaya achieved healthy, toned bodies, and now you can get that same look without leaving the house. This fitness tool is a game changer for anyone with back issues that’s still looking for a way to achieve a flawless body. The focus is on using your own body weight in multiple directions to sculpt gracefully. And, since we don’t all have a separate exercise room, I love that the unit folds down to five inches and stores under my bed. $494

Get Glowing The best accessory for a stellar night out is glowing skin. Green beauty guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Gorgeously Green, and my new BFF Sophie Uliano shares her top DIY recipes for red-carpet-worthy skin. For more recipes, check out Uliano’s latest book Gorgeous For Good, or visit SophieUliano.com.

Gorgeous Glow Mask “This mask will gently remove impurities and allow your natural glow to shine,” says Uliano.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Bentonite or French Green Clay
  • 1 tbsp green tea (brew tea bag in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • 1tsp activated Charcoal (find capsules at health food store)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (heat until liquid form is reached)
  • 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply to your face with a brush (a cosmetic fan brush is best). Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Moisturize as usual.

Get Styled No time to shop for your big night out? Check out TrunkClub.com. This is not a stylist-in-a-box service like so many on the market. Here, they actually gave me a real stylist–hi, Megan! We emailed, chatted on the phone, and even bonded over our love of rosé wine. Most importantly, Megan was able to nail down my needs for a major celebrity event BELLA is hosting in Los Angeles. Oh, and she got the hubby styled up as well! Yes, ladies, Trunk Club not only caters to women, men were actually the original customers. Tip: Look into their custom suits for guys. Overall, expect great service, no monthly fees, no commitments, and no shipping costs. Make an appointment at their NY Clubhouse, 457 Madison Avenue, 646-780-5310.

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Time to Shop for a Cause

I’m Thankful for Time, & Gifts that Give Back #Shop4Vasculitis

I’m Thankful for Time.

It’s pretty simple. I’m thankful for time.

I know the value of time. I know what matters, who matters, and where my valuable time should be spent to better me, my family and my community.

So, I’m taking some time, right now (while baby David sleeps and before the nanny comes allowing me to rush out and get props for tomorrow’s PIX11 Gifts That Give Back segment) to share with you where I’ve been allocating much of my precious time, over the past few weeks. Because, it hasn’t been here, with you, on this blog.

Aside from sick toddlers (never fun), getting sick myself (mom’s don’t get days off – bummer!), and the usual family/home needs, I’ve been knee-deep (sometimes drowning ) in planning a very important charity campaign .

The charity – The Ilya Peckerman Fund benefiting the Vasculitis Foundation’s Research Program to find the causes and cure of vasculitis diseases.

The campaign – Shop 4 Vasculitis.

What are vasculitis diseases?

Ya, I get that a lot. Vasculitis is a family of rare, autoimmune (aka the body is attacking itself) diseases that causes inflammation of the blood vessels, arteries, veins or capillaries. When such inflammation occurs, it causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as weakening and narrowing that can progress to the point of blood vessel blockage. Ya, it’s not fun.

Why do I care?

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Well, because on December 18, 2009, my kick-ass, BBQ-ninja, fishing-fanatic, volleyball-champion, Barbie-shopping, always-recording-memories, never-complaining father passes away from Wegeners, a type of Vasculitis Disease.

Few words can explain what it means to lose a father, especially one that is so close to your spirit. We not only look alike, but share a similar child-like, whimsical approach to life. His physical departure felt like the rug was pulled from underneath me. In fact, not until my son was born and I realized that he has that same jovial spirit, did I feel grounded, once again, in the present world.

When tragedy strikes, we must morn, embrace our emotions, and figure out a way to live on. But, in moving on, we can also refocus our lives and allocate time to the people, the passion and the projects that make life worth living.

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… which brings me back to the past few weeks, and my willingness to temporarily give up time with my family and friends in order to create Shop 4 Vasculitis.

With the holiday season approaching, I wanted to give you the opportunity to shop for a cause, i.e. vasculitis. As consumers, we have power to create change, gift from the heart and gift for good! Let’s shop for a cause with gifts that give back!!

With Thanksgiving kicking off, tomorrow, I’m so thankful for your time in reading this post.

I’ll be VERY thankful if you check out Shop4Vasculitis.com where you’ll find amazing holiday gift ideas from top fashion designers like Ramy Brook, cozy leggings from Yummie Tummie, beautiful jewelry from Laurel & Bleau, bags from 3 Lily Pads,  and much more.

I’m sending you a big THANK YOU and wishing you a fabulous holiday season.

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Fashion Giveaways: Tees by Tina Lattice Dress

Brrr. Who turned down the heat, upstairs?

Today’s daycare drop off was bitterly rough, and extra difficult with two toddlers in two puffers.

Well, here’s a reason to smile while you sip you pumpkin latte: FASHION GIVEAWAYS TIME!!!Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman wears Tees by Tina Lattice Dress

Enter to win my favorite, go-to dress from Tees by Tina. It’s the same dress I’m currently using for my 7-Day Fashion Challenge, the same dress I featured in November’s Pam’s Picks column in BELLA NY Magazine, and the same dress silhouette that served me pre, post and during pregnancy. Ya, it’s that amazing.

RULES

  1. Subscribe to Pieces of Pam. Click on the fabulous, coral envelope to the right of your screen.
  2. Follow @PamelaPekerman & @TinaStephens_Group on Instagram
  3. Leave a love comment on the Instagram post spotlighting this comment and use hashtag #P2FashionChallenge.

Only Continental US Residences are eligible. One winner will be selected on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10pmEST.

Good luck.

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Smart Style Staples: 1 Mom, 5 Fashion Items, 7 Days of Style

If you’ve ever been flustered when facing your closet in the morning, join me on Instagram as I document my 7-Day Fashion Challenge, from October 19th to October 25th.

I’m challenging myself, and proving to you, that you don’t need a lot of money and a vast wardrobe to Always Be Your Best You. All you need are smart style staples that fit together like a puzzle, making the mornings a little less hectic. Because when your son’s food is on your robe, your daughter doesn’t want to get her hair combed, and your husband rushes out the door for work after taking a show (Sh*t when was the last time YOU took a normal shower?? Don’t answer that, and I won’t either), the last think you need to think about is: “Do I have anything nice to wear, today?”

FYI: Sweatpants at not an option! Please burn yours or we can’t be friends.

From daycare drop off to Costco runs, from meetings in Manhattan to a PIX11 Morning New segment (check out my fun “Belly Buster Tips and Tricks” segment this Friday 8-9am), I’ll only be wearing a combination of the five fashion items shown below.

These are my tried-and-true, working-mom-zone ahead, tested-in-toddler-tizzy land Smart Style Staples.

From Left to Right: Ramy Brook Robi Sleeveless Top $295, Tees by Tina Lattice Dress $85, Tees by Tina Textured Pencil Skirt $50, Lysse Moto Vegan Leather & Suede Leggings $128, Elizabeth Daniel NY The Tuxedo Shirt $49

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As always, the accessories will be crucial. Cue the shoe show.

Enjoy the journey and check my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds to get styling ideas and accessorizing tips.

Oh, and of course, there’s a GIVEAWAY involved, because you need another reason to love Monday … and me!

CLICK HERE to get the rules on how YOU CAN WIN the Tees by Tina lattice dress. I own this dress in five colors and counting.

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And, yes these are the same five fashion staples I rave about in the current installment of “Pam’s Picks” in BELLA NY Magazine. When I’m obsessed, it shows.

This reminds me of the time I found my dream wedding hall and cried in front of the banquet hall manager … negotiations were pretty much non-existent, once the other side saw the tears. Cue the not-so-happy finance that happened to only miss one appointment. Ya, it was the one appointment that shouldn’t have been missed.

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Friday Five Finds for Mom, Baby & Home: Rain Day Activities and Accessories

I get that it’s raining and a major store is possibly hitting, but why can’t I find any Stonyfield Whole Organic Milk? How many stores must a mom visit to get the essentials? (PS $5.99 for milk!!!!! This is an outrage. I should invest in cows.)

Oh, hi, it’s you again. Thanks for coming back. Good afternoon. If you’re on the east coast and sobbing about the wet weather, here’s hoping my rain day activities and accessories Friday Five Finds for Mom, Baby & Home will get you excited about being indoors, while some goodies keep you warm and dry when you’re outside.

Have a fantastic weekend. Unplug. Play games. Sit by a fireplace, if you have one. Read. Breath. Make love. And, get the hubby, your parents, or in-laws to help, so you can have some Meaningful Me Moments.

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1. Cuisinart CFO-1000 Lazy Susan Electric Fondue Maker $28 – If my husband is reading this: Babes, we’re scrapping dinner and doing fondue. It’s Fondue Friday. This particular set is convenient because you already have trays attached for all your fruits, veggies, bread and such. I can’t wait to light the fireplace and dive in. FYI Gruyere cheese is the best option, if you’re doing a cheese fondue, because it’s low in moisture.

2. dav Victoria Rain Shoe $98 – There are a million choices for rain boots. In full disclosure, I have three pairs, but dav boots are my favorite. They feel and look more like regular boots than rain boots. If the rain ends mid day, I don’t look weird walking around the city. I’m just a girl in her kick-ass boots.

3. Echo Touch Leather Glitten Gloves $88 – I just got these, yesterday, at the company’s Spring/Summer 2016 Press Preview. How smart of them to gift editors something they can use now. The mittens are cozy knit inside, allowing each finger to move about, with a leather mitten outside that zips open to reveal the finger-touch technology, so you can text away and stay warm. This is going on my holiday gift-giving list for many girlfriends.

4. Melissa & Doug Nesting, Sorting Garages and Cars $20 – I was having a difficult time trying to get my son to be as focused on one toy, as my daughter was at his age. Then I realized he loves cars – the sound, the look, everything. This toy has gotten him to sit, play and learn for over 20-minutes! In addition to being bright and beautiful, these cars help you teach kids colors, numbers, stacking skills and more. My daughter loves matching the cars to their respective garages, while my little munchi boy loves to play with the wheels and show we where he finds the four circles, aka wheels. Rainy days get brighter when you have the right tools and toys. It’s always about planning. Right, moms?

5. Monopoly – The Classic Edition $20 – Please stop tweeking my favorite game! Why mess with a classic? Period. Love, Pamela (and Danny and Sasha – my oldest freidns and bridesmen. We would be the first to petition for no more morphed, messed-up versions of Monopoly.)

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5 Fashion Essentials, An Editor’s Ultimate Closet Edit: Pam’s Picks BELLA Magazine

Have you  been to the newsstands lately? BELLA New York is blowing up and popping up on every New York corner, not to mention major hotels, top celebrity parties and TV segments. We’re playing with the big girls, and we’re looking really bella beautiful!

I’m so proud to be a part of the BELLA team. To be surrounded by passion is infectious.

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Team BELLA at our New York Fashion Week Party

In the current September/October 2015 Fall Fashion Issue, I have my usual Fall Accessories Guide, a great spotlight on exciting buzz in the jewelry world, and my beloved Pam’s Picks. This is my favorite page  because I get to promote my Always Be Your Best You message, and help busy women, like you, find cool products and style choices that, I hope, make your days better, brighter and, well, more bella beautiful.

In this issue, I’m sharing my 5 Fashion Essentials – An Editor’s Ultimate Closet Edit. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know that I’m always raving about these brands. I wish I could tell you I’m a spokesperson for them (mama does love shoes and the shoes mama loves are quite expen$ive), but I’m just a humble fan.

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PAM’S PICKS An Editor’s Ultimate Closet Edit

In the morning rush of getting kids clean/fed/dressed and yourself put-together, you need a wardrobe that works like a stylish puzzle. These five garments have been life tested and crazy, working-mom approved by yours truly. I promise they will help you look flawless and spend less time fishing for fashion finds in your closet. In fact, you may never need to shop again … well, maybe just to get more of these items in the fresh colors of the season.

Tees by Tina Lattice Dress and Textured Pencil Skirt $85 and $50 – One-size fits most sounds ridiculous, but this brand lives up to the promise. I wore the same items pre and post pregnancy, and have shared them with women ranging in size 0 to 12!

Lysse Moto Vegan Leather & Suede Leggings $128 – Hands-down the best leggings you’ll ever own – form-fitting, yet breathable. Pair with a blouse and your go-to blazer for a sharp, comfortable office look.

Elizabeth Daniel NY The Tuxedo Shirt $138 – Finally, an oxford-like shirt that doesn’t bunch up, when tucked into your pants or skirt. I love to layer it under a short-sleeve dress, when the season calls for extra warmth. Oh, and it’s machine washable! (UPDATE THE SHIRTS ARE $49. Sadly, the women behind the brand have decided to close up shop. RIP)

Ramy Brook Robi Sleeveless Top $295 – This silky top is perfectly draped, with just enough coverage to make it office-appropriate, yet still a sexy winner for post-work drinks. This is another one of those get-them-in-every-color staples you’ll keep turning to day-after-day.

Below are some more photos from the amazing New York Fashion Week party BELLA Magazine threw to celebrate our Fall Fashion Issue. Nicky Hilton, our cover model, hosted the fete.

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Arriving at BELLA Magazine’s NY Fashion Week Party and Fall Launch Issue, hosted by Nicky Hilton

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Posing on the Red Carpet with Pam’s Picks on display.

Pamela Pekerman, Tamsen Fadal & Dr. Robi at BELLA Magazine Fashion Week Party

Posing with friends – Tamsen Fadal anchor PIX11 News, Dr Robi author/TV commentator (PS The Ramy Brook “Robi” top is named after her. Ramy is Robi’s sister!!)

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Friday Five Finds for Mom, Baby & Home

Friday Five Finds for Mom, Baby & Home: All About Zen

Hello Saturday. I don’t mean to confuse you with Friday, by posting Friday Five Finds, today, but, as usually, yesterday did NOT go according to plan!! Oh, ya, that’s just life in The Land of Motherhood.

Two words: Swollen Eye!!

Doctors. Blood work. No day care. Exhaustion for all.

But, back to the Friday Five Finds for Mom, Baby & Home, that I meant to post, yesterday. PS Thank you to my father-in-law for walking my son, and Mr. Tchaikovsky for creating The Nutcracker, which is currently entertaining my daughter, while I type away.

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1. Peter Pauper Press Tree of Life Journal $6 – Journaling has been part of my nightly routine since I was in middle school, but I haven’t been very consistent over the last  three years. Perhaps this notebook will inspire me.

2. Urban Infant Toddler Nap Mat $48 – I was searching for bedding that would fit easily on a day care cot, without sliding off. I also wanted something that was easy to bring back-and-forth, as we wash it every weekend. (I love when things are EASY.) This bedding is the smart solution for busy moms that what everything in one neat package – bedding, pillow, pillow case and pocket for pjs. Beauty sleep for Ilana and one thing off my to-buy list = zensation.

3. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain $7 – There’s nothing like a good book to wind down the day. (PS I’m a NO-TV-IN-THE-BEDROOM gal, because you’re either sleeping or not sleeping – sometimes reading – in bed. )  If you’re reading this one, let me know what you think. I’ve always wanted to be part of a book club.

4. Cockscomb Flower – Making floral arrangements is a passion of mine, and one of the ways I create Meaningful Me Moments. So, when I was strolling through the Farmers Market in Union Square, earlier this week, I couldn’t help but purchase a bushel of these lovely, velvety flowers. I’ve never seen this particular version of the cockscomb, so I was VERY excited to snatch it up for the home. Check out your local floral shop and ask about these beauties. They bloom from late summer until late fall, and make for a beautiful wreath at your entry way.

5. Rachel Brown Jewelry  14K Gold Ring with Swarovski Crystal Eye Charm $595 – Playful and spiritual, this is the next item I plan to purchase from Rachel’s collection. You can engrave it with the 72 Names of G-d, your Kabbalistic Astrological Sign, or keep it religious free with just a Name/Initials. Her jewelry has an explainable power. I know you’re thinking, “Pam, you need a nap!”. I do. But, I also know in my gut I feel better when I wear her jewelry. Chalk it up to a placebo effect, if you so choose.

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Update:
This post was so close to being finished, save for a bit of editing and photo creation. I was hopeful to have a minute on Sunday – what I had was a deep desire for an EJECT BUTTON. #OneOfThoseDays … Which brings me to Monday. Hi Monday. You’ve been kinda good – except for the emergency doctor visit for David.

After dropping off Ilana at daycare, while putting David back in the car, I noticed a massive, MASSIVE bump on the side of his head. S#@t! Something hideous must have bit him in the car. Speeding to the doctor. Doctor checks all vitals and tells me he must have fallen. I didn’t see or hear him fall! Okay, but you’re good. Seven hours later, the swelling is down and I’m 100% certain it was a bug bit, based on the two side by side bits that are now visible. Assume 24 surveillance mode. Bug bites are no joke.

So, Monday, I still love you. It’s 4pm. David is OKay. I asked the babysitter to come over for three-hours, so I could catch up on work, go get some fun Sukkot decorations (ya I’m a bit late), grocery shopping, and pick up Ilana from daycare without lugging David.

 

Reversible Fashion Finds – Jeans, Tanks, Tights and More

I’m a huge fan of multi-wear fashion items. They save space in my closet. They are great for traveling light. They are ideal if your kid spills pureed vegetable soup on you, and you need a quick fashion fix – ya, it’s happened! You too? Read on.

Here are four of my favorite reversible fashion finds. Except for the tights, which are new, I wear the other items religiously! I hope they bring a smile to your face, and extra style in every step you take.

1. Bleu Lab Reversible Skinny Legging Jeans $128 – This is the item I need when I’m going to a restaurant with my little man. If he swings his arm the wrong way and some kasha falls on my jeans, I  dry up the spot in the ladies room and reverse the jeans. Boom. Instant fashion fix! (Ya, it’s a bit nasty having the jeans that were on the outside on the inside, but it’s better than having a stain for the whole world to see. Period.)

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2. Tees by Tina Reversible Ballet Sleeve $58 – You may already know my deep, DEEP affection for this brand. It’s my top choice in the morning because of the ease with which I can slip a dress, tank or skirt on and have it fit like a glove, and accessorized in seconds. The ballet shirt, which I own in about half-a-dozen colors, can be worn with a deep scoop to the front or back, offering you a chance to show off more of your lady friends for after-work-drinks, if you so choose. I don’t have much lady friends to show anymore, so I’m going to drink to THAT now … at 10am :).  Does someone here a violin playing???

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3. Hanes Reversible Tights $15 – As promised on the label, they do provide “move-with-you comfort”. I live for tights and am very picky in this category. I’m giving these an 8 because I love that I get two for the price of one, plus it was really silky on my skin. I’m not giving it a full 10 because when you flip to the reverse side, the hidden seem is no longer hidden. During the winter, if you’re wearing a thick skirt, like I did last night, you wont see it. If, however, you put on a Tees by Tina dress over the reverse side of the tights, the seem from your belly button to your hoo-hoo will show. Be advised.

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4. Yummie Tummie Stephanie Tank $34 – Oh, Heather, I love you. This gal is a kick-ass business woman, mama and friends. She’s not my actual friend, well, not that she’s aware of, but she’s supported many of my events and my charity – Ilya Peckerman Vasculitis Foundation. But, back to the tank – it’s awesome. You get two style options, and that yummie, seamless shaping we all know and love form this brand. This is another one of those items I have in numerous colors. Actually, I have three is hush and three in white – just in case laundry wasn’t done on time. You know how that goes! Back up essentials.

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Being Real on TV

Back on TV & Being Real, Multi-Tasking Products for Multi-Tasking Moms with Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman on PIX11 Morning News

TV is my favorite form of media. It’s live (usually), fun and I get to interact with interesting personalities. I also treat the camera like it’s my best friend, which I hope comes across when I’m doing my thing.

There was a time – aka pre-babies – when I traveled the country doing all kinds of segments.  At first, it was just bags and accessories, because I used to run an online shop, magazine and host live events with BagTrends.com. Then I had agents and other chirping birds telling me to diversify – that was the ticket to more money. So, I did. I started doing celebrity scoop, runway fashion reviews, home decor, college fashion trends … you get the idea. I went from being a solid expert in handbags to being a pointless, talking head. After a few years, I felt lost, but I didn’t know what to do.

Ya, and then I had BABIES!

After much soul searching and excess thinking (thank you to my dear sister, mother and husband for listening to my often, all-over-the-place thoughts), my life and my career are finally in sync.

Much like this blog, the segments I’m currently developing will focus on smart style and beauty tips and empowering lifestyle changes, for real women and busy moms. If it doesn’t save YOU time, if it doesn’t make YOU smile, if it doesn’t rock YOUR world, I’m not interested. Overall it’s about helping you and me find ways to #AlwaysBeYourBestYou, as well as find time for Meaningful Me Moments.

I can’t do a segment about college fashion. News Flash: I’m NOT IN COLLEGE.

I can’t talk about beauty problems and resolutions for women in their 50’s. I haven’t been 50 yet!

When I see a 20-something talking about style for all ages, I cringe. When a non-mom is telling me how my mornings are going to be easier if I use X product, I say, “Hey, toots, you have NO IDEA what I need in the mornings.” (Side note: to be fair, these gals are wonderful experts and TV personalities, they just don’t realize they aren’t speaking their own truth. Duhh. I was them!!!)

So, now that I’ve unloaded that nugget, I’m delighted to share that I’ve been getting back into TV land with a string of segments on PIX11 Morning News. It feels so great to be on set with my friend and fellow mom Sukanya Krishnan. PIX11 was one of my first television spots – thank you to my friend, and diva, Tamsen Fadal for hooking up a young, 24-year-old, back in the day!

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Here’s one of my favorite recent clips that focus on Multi-Tasking Products for Multi-Tasking Moms. Yes, this ran during the summer and today is the last official day of summer, but most of the items are great all year long. Enjoy.

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