It’s Fashion Week in NYC and even though I’ve been sitting out this year’s shows to dote on the newest member of the McDermott family, I still plan on celebrating from afar. In honor of NYC’s chicest week, I decided to share a few of my personal favorite American designers whose fashions I have loved and worn throughout the years…

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Stacey Bendet is a real-life mom of two and the talented designer behind one of my favorite labels, Alice + Olivia. I love the line because the clothes are sophisticated with a youthful, fun and flirty twist. Bendet (who happens to be a friend of mine and a fellow momista!) also launched equally fabulous lines for men and children, which is great news for moms like me who are dressing some serious fashionistas!

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Tibi‘s Amy Smilovic has mastered the art of chic mom-dressing. As most mamas out there know, it can be hard to find clothes that are functional and fashionable–and Tibi has nailed this delicate balance. Tibi is known for its bold and vibrant prints, and their maxi dresses put them on the map and they never go out of style. The label is fresh, effortlessly chic, and many of the brand’s dresses make room for a growing baby-bump (always a plus)! You can literally wear their maxi dresses at any time – pre baby, preggers, and post baby!

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Michelle Smith, the genius behind Milly, has nailed the retro chic look with her fabulous line. Her collections are feminine, colorful, and full of fun and bold prints. As NY Mag says, “Milly has perfected the Palm Beach palette with Upper East Side Polish.” Couldn’t have said it better myself! One of the best things about Milly in my book is that the pieces will work on tons of different body types – which is so crucial and is one of the reasons why Milly is a staple in my closet.

Who are your favorite fashion designers? Let me know in the comments below.

Love,
T

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