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Lizzie Parker Fashion Star Zulily

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The key to building a stylish wardrobe is to buy versatile pieces that make getting dressed a breeze.

Especially if you’re a mom on-the-go. And no one knows that better than Lizzie Parker (left). The Seattle, WA based designer, who has two kids of her own, is known for her chic yet comfortable designs that work for women of all ages.

She’s also appeared as a contestant on the first season of NBC’s Fashion Star. But it’s her new role, as business development manager for women’s fashions at Zulily, that allows her to help women find fashions that really work for their everyday lives.

Below is her list of pieces that every mom should have in her closet. Check it out:

Colored Leather Tote Zulily

Courtesy Zulily

A colored leather tote bag. Not only will it make your outfits pop, but it’s big enough to carry around all the important stuff (diapers, anyone?) you and and your kids need. I love bright blue or maybe an electric plum. It really works in my otherwise black wardrobe. Plus, a good carryall can go from the schoolyard to work to farmers markets.

Designer Jeans Zulily

Courtesy Zulily

A great fitting pair of premium jeans. Find a silhouette (skinny, flared, straight) that you feel fantastic in. These are definitely an investment item. If you get the right cut, they can make you feel great everyday.

Statement Necklace Zulily

Courtesy Zulily

A statement necklace. This can really dress up your day-to-day T-shirt and jeans look. I love a long pendant necklace with a little color.

Printed Sneakers Zulily

Courtesy Zulily

A pair of fun printed sneakers. I mean let’s face it, we all would love to run around in designer pumps, but the reality is that’s not really practical for most moms. That does not mean you can’t have fun. I love a fun sneaker with a print – they will always make you smile when you put them on.

Maxidress Zulily

Courtesy Zulily

An amazing dress. Special events are always popping up in the life of a busy mom. So to avoid frantically looking for an outfit day of, invest in a special dress or two that you love. You can always switch up your accessories to give it a different feel for each occasion.

Mom Kourtney Kardashian has one! Aunts Kim and Khlo own one too. And now Penelope Disick is the latest family member to add Balenciaga‘s chic city tote to her closet.

“Penelope is wearing the little Balenciaga bag that I got her for Christmas!” Kim posted on Instagram Friday, along with an adorable photo of the mom-to-be with her 7 -month-old niece and her mini yellow handbag.

Is Kim gearing up for her little one? If she has a little girl, we have no doubt her wardrobe will be the envy of the playground. Although the expectant reality star recently revealed that if it’s up to dad-to-be Kanye West, their baby will be wearing lots of “big chains and leather pants.”

And to be fair, Penelope wasn’t the only Kardashian-Jenner kid to receive luxe fashions for Christmas. Kylie and Kendall also scored during the holidays.

Kim Kardashian, Penelope Disick and Her Mini Balenciaga Bag

Courtesy Kim Kardashian; Inset: Rex USA


– Shanelle Rein-Olowokere

Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids

Courtesy Museum of Modern Art

Looking for fun ways to celebrate the mini loves in your life?

From wooden blocks and yummy cupcakes to heart-print tights, we’ve found loads of goodies that are sure to earn you lots of kisses from your tot. Check them out below.

VIEW THE GALLERY: 23 Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

Spring Maternity Trends from A Pea in the Pod

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As design director at A Pea in the Pod, it’s Olivia Capone Myers‘s job to keep up with the hottest styles for moms-to-be.

And now that she’s expecting her first child this spring, she finally gets to test-drive the boutique’s chicest maternity fashions firsthand.

She also took time out to share her thoughts on the upcoming season’s biggest trends. From colored skinny jeans to soft floral peasant tops, check them out below.

VIEW THE GALLERY: 10 Spring Trends for Stylish Moms-to-Be

Tori Spelling Stella Saved My Life

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How spike-tacular!

On Dec. 13, we spotted Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and their sons – Sasha, 5, and Kai, 4 — picking up some sweet treats from Billy’s Bakery in N.Y.C.,

And while the fun foursome strolled home, we couldn’t help but notice Kai’s adorable red crown and the lime green bag Schreiber was carrying.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find out who makes the little guy’s cute headgear, but the pack is from MadPax. It’s the Lator Gator Half Backpack in Snap Dragon ($48), which is the perfect size for preschooler supplies.

Even better, they added Mabel’s Labels personalized bag tags so they can keep track of their precious cargo.

– Anya Leon

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Courtesy Lazoo

Lazoo recently launched an adorable new collection, Zooper Heroes, for babies, toddlers and kids.

It includes everything from hooded long sleeve shirts to mixed print knit dresses that your tots can really move around in.

The company also revamped their website to include information about their cool apps and better showcase their fun coloring books.

To celebrate these exciting developments, they’re giving away a $250 gift certificate to two lucky Moms & Babies readers.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 12/24/12 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 12/30/12. See Official Rules.

Hats off to Hollywood’s mini set! The most fashionable pint-sized stars from little ladies Honor Warren (July 12) and Vida McConaughey June 28) to trendsetting tot Skyler Berman (July 8) are completing their kiddie-chic outfits with adorable straw fedoras.

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Not only are they super stylish (and oh-so cute!), but the au-natural toppers are perfect for any late summer trips to the shore. Ready to shop? We’ve rounded up our top picks — for every budget — below.

Courtesy Fore!! Axel and Hudson

Splurge

Top off your cabana cutie’s tropical ensemble with Fore!! Axel and Hudson‘s Natural Trilby ($28), which is not only crafted from a natural paper braid design, but also features a chic finish with the added black fabric band.

Courtesy Gap

Affordable

Whether his travels take him on a warm-weather family vacation or just an afternoon at the park, Gap Kids‘ Striped Straw Fedora ($20) will keep your fashionable tot completely covered.

Courtesy JC Penney

Bargain Buy

No hat trick here! With its classy cut and dainty bow detailing, Total Girl‘s Straw Fedora ($4) will add a touch of edge to your pretty princess’ style.

– Anya Leon

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