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Kristie is a winner of Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Moms - 2013

What is your favorite place to find clothes for children?

I do the bulk of my kid's shopping at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every year. We pick up denim, shoes, and T's. I prefer to invest a bit more in the items that see the most abuse, I mean use. These items typically last us through the year. Dresses, skirts and sweaters are found on sale at Gap or Old Navy - cute, inexpensive and easy.

What tips would you give to a mom who is trying to remain stylish while raising a family?

Raising a family can be all consuming but using your (precious) time efficiently can help you remain stylish. Michael Kors said "Dress like the paparazzi are following you." Looking your best can help you feel your best. Examine your closet and put together outfit selections so that you can dress quickly. Find a makeup routine that is fast (but still flattering!) and you can be out the door in no time at all.

Trust me, you're worth it.

What's one beauty product you would recommend to all moms?

I can't live without my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. Foundation or not, the Secret Camouflage is one item I always wear. The superstar makeup product that hides dark circles, makes your eyes seem brighter and your skin looking younger. All that in one little product? Yes, please.