Oscar de la Renta

We just heard tonight that Oscar de la Renta has passed away - what a loss to the fashion world and to all of us that appreciated his elegance, grace and sense of style.

Lisa Stewart of Lisa Stewart Photography took these photos at the Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed luncheon at Neiman Marcus a few years ago, and we loved hearing from her what a kind, sincere man he was. We will mis his iconic sense of style.

A Mod Mama's Guide to Baby Essentials

I am so excited! I'm going to be a grandma for the 5th time and I couldn't be happier.

I may be teh Ultimate Lifestylist, but my daughter in-law is truly the Mod Mama. She has such a great sense of style, and makes taking care of two toddles and having one on the way look easy.

Baby clothing is a MUST for new mommies and daddies but one thing is for sure, you need to get the essentials which can be overwhelming at times. There are really only 5 types of baby clothing that is absolutely essential for the first few weeks you are home. Here are some ideas from both of us.

Thanks for checking out my baby clothing essentials list! I would love to hear what you thought about these picks. Sound off in the comments below!


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Fashionable Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is the time of year when we can be anyone we have ever dreamed of being, at least for a day.

Are you looking to impress at this year's Halloween festivities? Whether you are going to a Halloween party or just looking to wow everyone this Halloween with your costume, here is what's hot this year!

Gamora Costume - Guardians of the Galaxy - $54.99, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com


Captain America 2 was another big hit from Marvel this year. This Black Widow costume is super hot.

Black Widow Costume - Captain America 2 - $49.99, 7.95 shipping - Available at PartyCity.com


Angelina Jolie looked absolutely wicked in Disney's Maleficent. What a perfect fit for Halloween.

Disney Maleficent Costume - $78.99, See Site shipping - Available at HalloweenCostumes.com


Snow Queen Elsa and Anna from Disney's Frozen will make you very popular with the kiddos. These are such beautifully detailed costumes... excellent quality!

Frozen Snow Queen Elsa & Anna Costumes - $189.99, 3.98 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Who doesn't want to be a heroic chick who can kick butt?! Well now you can look the part with this Mortal Kombat Princess Kitana costume.

Mortal Kombat Kitana Costume - $48.99, See Site shipping - Available at HalloweenCostumes.com


Are you more of a vixen? How about this Mortal Kombat Mileena costume.

Mortal Kombat Mileena Costume - $53.99, See Site shipping - Available at HalloweenCostumes.com


Kitana and Mileena are not the only girl butt kickers in this list! Check out this great MK Sonya Blade costume.

Mortal Kombat Sonya Blade Costume - $54.99, 9.40 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Who doesn't love Assassin's Creed? If you are a gamer chick who knows her stuff... this is the costume for you!

Assassin's Creed Inspired Connor Girl Costume - $104.32, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com


Renaissance costumes are awesome! This Tavern Maiden costume would double as a great outfit to wear the next time the Ren Faire comes your way!

Women's Tavern Maiden Costume - $45.23, 9.73 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


If you prefer... you could always go as a Peasant too.

Renaissance Peasant Lady Costume - $40.41, 5.90 shipping - Available at WholesaleHalloweenCostume


Irish Renaissance period clothing is absolutely gorgeous in my opinion.

Irish Renaissance Costume - $44.99, See Site shipping - Available at HalloweenCostumes.com


Going as a trio? Why not be one of three Musketeers?!

Midnight Musketeer Costume - $46.10, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com


Renaissance Medieval Pirate Wench Costume - $64.99, See Site shipping - Available at HalloweenCostumes.com


Viking Vixen - $33.99, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Viking Vixen Warrior Costume - $34.95, 5.48 shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon


Jonah Hex - Lilah Costume - $37.50, See Site shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon


These Sucker Punch costumes are great if you want to look sexy this Halloween.

Sucker Punch - Babydoll Halloween Costume - $33.00, 5.48 shipping - Available at Amazon.com


Sucker Punch - Sweet Pea Costume - $34.37 (31% off), 5.48 shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon


Sucker Punch - Amber Costume - $20.00 (28% off), 7.95 shipping - Available at PartyCity.com


Sucker Punch - Blondie Costume - $25.00, 7.95 shipping - Available at PartyCity.com


Sucker Punch - Rocket Costume - $30.21, 5.48 shipping - Available at Amazon.com


I hope that you enjoyed my picks for the best 2014 Halloween Costumes for women! I would love to hear what you think about them... sound off in the comments below!


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