Mom Essentials: Nancy O'Dell
Nancy O’Dell is the co-host of Entertainment Tonight, our daily source of the latest celebrity news and gossip. Originally from South Carolina, O’Dell captivates audiences with her southern charm and bubbly personality. She also has a six-year-old daughter (Ashby) and two stepsons (Carson, 14, and Tyler, 17). Having worked in broadcast journalism for over two decades, she has parlayed her experience into the children’s app Little Ashby: Star Reporter—named after her daughter. Today, for Elizabeth Street, she fills us in on some of her mommy must-haves.
Click through the slideshow for some of her favorites.
Brand of jeans: Rag & Bone, J Brand Jeans.
T-shirt brand: Helmut Lang, Splendid.
Winter coat/outerwear: Burberry Brit Belted Coat.
Cold weather accessory: Alice + Olivia cashmere wrap.
Piece of jewelry: A locket my daughter gave me with her picture in it.
Non-diaper bag: Givenchy Pandora Shoulder Bag.
Beauty product: RUSK W8less hairspray. It holds, but doesn't weigh your hair down.
Hair (salon & stylist): Dwayne Ross at Verve Lounge Salon.
Kid’s haircut: My friend and stylist Suzi Hornbeek comes from San Diego to style my hair for ET sometimes. She is the only one my daughter will let cut her hair because she is "funny."
Kid’s shoes: Pediped is comfortable and cute.
Kid’s clothing brand: KidCute Ture and Little Mass Mila.
Sneakers: Asics running shoes.
Novel: Anything that's romance. Love me some Nicholas Sparks!
Children’s book: Splat the Cat.
Music to listen to with the kids: My daughter loves Pink!
Family-friendly restaurant: Buca di Beppo.
App for the kids: My children's educational app series, Little Ashby: Star Reporter, of course! They are fun stories and so interactive!
Food to make with the kids: Smoothies. My daughter has a whole recipe book of her smoothie recipes!
Place to get kid’s birthday party cake: PolkaTots Cupcakes.
Candle: Kai: They smell so good!
Stationery: Tiny Prints.
Stroller: Orbit Baby Stroller.
Diaper bag: Mia Bossi.
Luggage: My Briggs and RIley hanging bag with lots of pockets.
Mother’s Day gift: My kids and hubby made me a gratitude album with the sweetest photos in it. They also wrote everything they appreciated about me. I am a huge album keeper and scrapbooker, so I loved it!