Style-Delights: Blogger Spotlight - Mommy in Manhattan

July 10, 2012

Blogger Spotlight - Mommy in Manhattan

On Style Delights I share with you all the things I find stylish. I share fashion trends, fashion news, new brands, my personal style, celebrity outfits and everything that I think my readers would find interesting. Today I am starting  a Blogger Spotlight series where I will share stylish, inspiring and interesting blogs and bloggers! First in this series is a gorgeous blogger Jenna Crandall from the blog  Mommy In Manhattan. I have known Jenna as a friend, as a fellow mom and as a blogger and she wows me in every role! She is a wonderful mother to 3 amazing kids and blogs about her adventures of raising a family in the Big Apple - all while looking like a million bucks! Jenna speaks to Style Delights about her blog and her style.

Style Delights: Welcome to Style Delights, Jenna! Tell us about when and how 'Mommy in Manhattan' started?
Jenna Crandall: Thanks for having  me Jyoti. I am a mother of 3 living in NYC and I work as an esthetician and eyelash extension specialist. My passion is skincare and helping women feel comfortable in their own skin. I enjoy fitness & healthy living. I became a pilates instructor after having my second baby to help me get in shape! I love fashion and try to stay fashionable while being a mom. "Mommy in Manhattan" started this past January when I realized how much I wanted to reach other women and encourage them to get out and experience all of the fun adventures in NYC and other areas of the world.  It's a blog about my happenings here in the big city.

SD: I love reading abut your adventures in the Big Apple! What are your favorite family activities in  New York?
JC: Our favorite activity is to walk the Brooklyn Bridge over to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). We love riding the Jane Antique Carousel. Then stop at Grimaldis for pizza and The Brooklyn Icecream Factory. The parks in Brooklyn are beautiful and have a lot of grass for the kids to run around in. When we are tired and ready to get back to Manhattan, we hop on the water taxi and we're home in 5 minutes!

Jenna with actress Tia Mowry
SD: You have 3 young kids, you have a full time blog and you always look so fashionable and polished! What is your style secret? 
JC: I keep outfit images in a binder. When I'm not sure what to wear I can quickly pull out the image and grab the items from my closet. When in doubt I wear a white or grey tee with skinny jeans, a colorful belt, ballet flats or wedges and go!

SD: How will you describe your style?
JC: Glam, colorful, simple, feminine. 

SD: NYC is the shopping heaven! Where do you like to shop most? Any favorite stores and boutiques?
JC: I am definitely a shopper! I love shopping in SoHo. I love Madewell, Splendid, ZARA, TopShop, Tucker and I love Olive and Bettes.

SD: What are your must-have pieces in a summer wardrobe? 
JC: Maxi dresses and denim shirts, I love wedges and Jcrew has the perfect summer wedges. Madewell has the best denim tops. C wonder has the best skinny belts to add pops of color to my outfits.

SD: What do you consider your make up essentials? 
JC: Spray tan, sunscreen, lipgloss, bronzer. you can find some of may favorite beauty product on a budget here.

SD: Where do you like to shop for kids clothes and accessories? 
JC: Zara has the best kids line. The shoes are always adorable and right on trend. I also love Splendid for children. Very comfortable clothing that is still stylish. Matilda Jane is my favorite splurge for my girls. Crewcuts is always a go to for staples like jeans, tees, and dresses.

SD: What are favorite fashion and parenting blogs?
JC: I love Momtrends, Mommy Poppins, The Pink Peonies, and Cupcakes & Cashmere.

SD:  Who are your style icons/inspirations?
JC: I love Jessica Alba's style now that she has kids. She always looks pulled together without being over the top. 

Thanks for your time Jenna. It was wonderful talking to you! Good luck at your Manhattan adventures!

Keep up with  the stylish adventures of Mommy in Manhattan and don't forget to enter her wonderful (and just in time for summer) Miraclesuit Giveaway!
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  1. Hi dear Jyoti, I didnt know her, this is a very nice interview!:) Kisses and hope u are having a good day!:*

  2. Great interview, she has it all!

  3. very nice blog!!

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  4. Great interview! Looking forward to your future ones! I will be visiting her blog now! Have a great day! xx Pip

  5. Love this post Jyoti!
    I'll check her blog for sure!
    Have a great day!

  6. Thank you for sharing this interview. I loved reading about her. She comes across as a very graceful lady in her interview. I will check out her blog.

  7. Great profile! I like her secret of having a binder of go-to outfits for "I don't know what to wear" days.

  8. thanks for your lovely comment, I love your blog:)

  9. What a great read! I just checked out her blog.... she is truly amazing! xxxx

  10. I like visiting inspiring blogs like this.

  11. I'll definitely check out her blog. Thanks for the interview!

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  13. Love this interview !!
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  14. Oh she sounds really fabulous and super stylish!

    Nice interview!


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  15. Nice interview :)
    Lovely blog!!
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  16. Mommy bloggers are so cute. I love when bloggers spotlight other bloggers. Such a great way to learn more about people.


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