The Must-Haves: Mommy’s Magic Kit

must-have \ˈməst-ˌhav\

1. an essential possession: the Mommy’s Magic Kit is a must-have for the stylish Mommy set


2. essential: a must-have Mommy-on-the-Go accessory

Every once in a while I run into something that is just too good not to share – a must-have. This one is for the Mommies and Mommies-to-Be. It’s called the Mommy’s Magic Kit by Bella Tunno.


The Mommy’s Kit is a stylishly cute clutch for Mommies-on the-Go. Perfect for Spring, the Kit comes in green, orange, teal and pink; and contains 12 “in a pinch” products – everything from disposable bibs to babytime Sunny Sunscreen, to crayons. I can also see using the clutch as a wallet or cosmetic case.

Bella Tunno is also a good corporate citizen. A portion of every purchase is donated to the Matt Tunno MAKE A DIFFERENCE MEMORIAL FUND, established in memory of Matt Tunno, the late brother of Bella Tunno founder, Michelle.

“In his absence, we try to meet his goals and make his dreams a reality. By donating to drug and alcohol abuse education, prevention and rehabilitation programs, our goal is to help others live the life Matt would have wanted. Additionally, Bella Tunno donates to programs supporting at-risk children and teenagers.”

I love the idea of a swanky shower gift that gives twice!

Until Then,


The Pretty Domestic

The Must-Haves: The Classics

must-have \ˈməst-ˌhav\n

1. an essential possession: the pump, a stylish shift or sheath dress, the perfect bag, a crisp white blouse, tasteful go-to earrings, and a DVF Wrap dress are the must-haves for every Pretty Domestic Doll


2. essential: a must-have wardrobe

Recently I had a conversation with one of my Dolls, who shared that the most stressful part of her day was deciding what to wear in the morning. I was taken aback, because she is perfectly coiffed head to toe whenever I see her.

I soon realized that a lot of women feel this way. However, with the addition of some must-haves in their closet, and they can start the day with a little less angst and a little more confidence. So here it is, my list of 5 must-haves. Let’s go.

1. The Pump.

The pump is a true fashion classic and is associated with style and glamour. A Doll needs many pairs for many reasons; but the true must-have is a classic black pump in leather (and patent).


Image: Christian Louboutin Pigalle 110

2. The Shift Dress or The Sheath Dress.

A shift is commonly confused with a sheath. Both refer to uncomplicated-looking dresses that end somewhere around the knee. The difference is that a shift tends to be less fitted around the waist and hips.



Images: Net-A-Porter

3. The Bag.

The Celine Trapeze Bag might be so Twenty-Thirteen, but it’s still a great tote. It comes in solids and prints, leather and suede; but more importantly is stylish, yet sturdy.

Celine Trapeze Bag

A great clutch is also a must-have wardrobe staple. I love the soft-clutches being shown on the runways.

Sift Clutch

4. The Perfect White Blouse.

There is nothing like a perfectly crisp white blouse. In my mind it takes a skirt, suit or pants from 0 – 10 in a matter is seconds. I particularly like a white blouse with a french cuff. If you don’t have cuff links, borrow your hubby’s or S/O’s.

Now, nobody, I mean nobody does a white blouse like Carolina Herrera. I love that it is her signature look. (Every Doll needs a signature look, or signature piece.)



Images: TallSkinnyRich & The Post_Gazette

5. The Earrings.

There are some days, and evenings, that call for a more ornate earring; but for everyday, a Doll needs a go to pair that fit every outfit, for any occasion. The go-to designer, David Yurman. His classic cable hoops never fail. They are simply a classic.

David Yurman Earrings

I know I said that these were my five must-haves, but the ultimate go-to frock for those mornings when you can’t decide what to wear is the Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap-Dress. This looks great on women of all shapes and sizes.


Peep these pictures of DVF from 1974 in her original wrap! PS ~ She’s doing iPad and iPhone cases and covers now!


Images: SheFinds

There you have it, my six must-haves. Leave me a message with the go-to staples in your wardrobe.

Until Then,

~ L.

The Pretty Domestic