Fashion Fairy Godmother: What to wear to Mom Prom

This is the month for the NWA Mom Prom! The big event is happening Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Metroplex Event Center in Springdale.

The teenagers have all had their fun with high school proms throughout Northwest Arkansas, and now it’s time for the mamas to party! (Note: You don’t have to be a mom to attend. You just have to be a woman who’s 21 or over.)

If you’re looking for ideas for what kind of dress to wear, the Fashion Fairy Godmother is here to help. The most important thing to remember is to wear something you can dance in because Mom Prom is all about having fun and getting some (free) cute pictures made with your friends. Here are some ideas for fun short dresses.

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And here are some beautiful long dresses that would also look great on Prom night.

mom prom long gownsRemember that you DON’T have to buy some expensive dress to feel like you fit in at the Mom Prom. The great thing about this event is that there’s such a wide range of things that people wear and everyone looks great. You could even wear a cute maxi dress that costs less than $50 like the ones pictured below, and you’d fit right in with the theme of this year’s Mom Prom: A Night in the Tropics. You might already have something like this in your closet.

mom prom tropicalIf you’re still stumped for what to wear, we suggest clicking HERE to go to the Mom Prom website and look through some of the photos of last year’s event. You’ll see a wide range of dresses and — most importantly — you’ll see local moms having a lot of fun with their friends. That’s the whole point, so don’t stress about the dress! You’re going to look great.

The only accessory you absolutely MUST have for this event is a ticket, so be sure to get your Mom Prom ticket by clicking HERE. See you on Prom night!


Fashion Fairy Godmother: Inspiration for Spring outfits

springffgAfter a long, brutal winter, I’m SO ready for warmer weather, sunshine, and the cute clothes that come with these next couple months. I’ve been searching Pinterest, fashion blogs and magazines for the best trends this season, and I’ve come up with some key pieces you’ll want to incorporate into your wardrobe this spring.

1. First thing on the list are spring sweaters. Sometimes March and April can be chilly, and a lightweight, pastel sweater is the perfect option. Pair this with boyfriend jeans or white jeans.

2. Next are hats! Hats are in, in, in. This cream hat is a perfect example. The color of the hat is springy and the style is right on trend. Pair this with a chambray dress.

3. Lightweight scarves are always great for spring. I love to add in accessories to mix up outfits. This blue scarf is bright and fun. I also love patterned scarfs, especially floral ones for spring.

4. This beautiful white and gold watch is perfect for spring because of its color and size. Leather straps are the absolute must-have watch trend. The white color is so different from the typical black or brown watch, so the look is more unique.

5. This faith necklace is delicate and girly – just like spring. A small gold necklace is a great edition to any spring outfit because it’s subtle but eye-catching.

6. Nude totes – pay attention to this one because it it’s a big spring trend. Any nude tote will work but the best part about this one? It’s from Target! I adore Target clothes and accessories because they’re always in style and affordable.

7. Sandals are always a spring must. These are from Aeropostle. Any sandals can be cute for spring but I love the light color and the straps on these. They’re simple and cute and only $20. Grab a pair for yourself and your daughter.

8. Pink lip-gloss is on trend and I’m so thankful. Sometimes bold lip colors come in style and those can be hard to pull off. Soft pink lips are just right and this gloss is gorgeous!

9. Statement rings are a current love of mine. I wish I could buy every one I see! This one is gold and druzy. Druzy is very on-trend and this white one will go with everything.

10. Lastly, we have this chambray dress. The chambray dress is probably my favorite trend for spring. You can find these online or at Old Navy and Gap or Target. This is a staple item for your closet. You can wear it with boots or sandals, depending on the weather, and it’s perfect for lunches, church, work or family gatherings.

Hope these ideas help inspire your Spring wardrobe. Enjoy the sunshine, mamas!

Fashion: 3 Date Night Options for Valentine’s Day

Fashion Fairy GodmotherThe great thing about Valentine’s Day is that it’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Some people love the excuse to dress up and go somewhere fancy. Others like to keep it casual and just go to the movies with their sweetie. (Pass the popcorn!) And there are plenty of us who like to avoid the big crowds and long wait times by having a cozy dinner at home and queuing up our favorite shows on Netflix.

Our Fashion Fairy Godmother has whipped up some outfits that will work brilliantly for any of those three date nights.

dinnerThis first outfit choice is for a dinner date night! This red dress is from but any long sleeve red dress would be perfect for Saturday! If you are going to a nice restaurant then this outfit is festive and put together. It is simple with red, black and gold accents and easy to put together with classic pieces in your closet.

movieThis next outfit is a great option for a more casual date night, such as a movie or a fun concert. I absolutely love this look. The light pink tank top is flirty but becomes modest when you throw a cardigan over the top. Pair this with boyfriend jeans, booties and basic accessories like these and you can’t go wrong.

GAP is my favorite place to look for boyfriend jeans and cardigans. If you’re more of a necklace girl, then switch out the long earrings for studs and add a long necklace such as a locket.

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Last but not least (and possibly my favorite) we have the “stay at home” outfit. I love staying at home for date night because you get to be comfy, but it is so easy to make comfy look cute! This sweatshirt from Calypso St. Barth is SO fun with the tassels. I like to get fun sweatshirts from LOFT as well. Throw in cuddly socks and these adorable heart earrings by Kate Spade and this is the perfect Valentine’s look for staying in.

You can find links to these pieces or similar pieces on our Pinterest page. I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing and special Valentine’s Day.

Fashion Fairy Godmother: A fashionable wishlist

Here are a few of the things our Fashion Fairy Godmother is hoping to find under the tree this year as well as things she is picking up for friends and family. Most of these items can be found locally at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Find info and links to each item below. Happy shopping!

wishlist2 (3)1. Another great bag option this Christmas is this gold simple tote from Michael Kors at Dillard’s as well. I love the cleanness of it and the neutral color.

2. This sweater is from American Eagle and is perfect for any day or night paired with jeans, and I always think sweaters make a great gift for the cold season.

3. I love this cream cashmere scarf from Banana Republic. Treat yourself to this perfect and easy accessory. I think it would go with everything!

4. A cute mug is always a good Christmas gift and this classy gold mug from J Crew is a winner.

5. We will all need mittens here soon and I think these black gloves with fur from Zappos are great – warm and fashionable.

6. Phone cases are a fun gift that we might not always think of and this blue one from Francesca’s is too cute. I think it sums up how a lot of us feel – I am very busy.

7. Holiday candles are a must around this time and my favorites are the 3-wick candles from Bath & Body Works.

8. This fun necklace from Express would be a great Christmas gift because it is perfect for New Years Eve with its black and gold.

wishlist1 (3)1. This is a large, hound’s-tooth Vera Bradley cosmetic bag – perfect for trips or just keeping your makeup organized around your house. I can’t live without my make up bag and it gets dirty pretty often, so sometimes it is a good idea to invest in a new one!

2. I love this boyfriend shirt from Gap – it is a classic piece for your wardrobe and an easy piece to pick out.

3. Leather band watches are very in this winter and this one is from Forever 21 so it won’t break your budget.

4. This Michael Kors bag from Dillard’s is the perfect size for a tote and a beautiful color with gold accents.  I think bags are always a great Christmas gift.

5. Volcano candles are amazing! Everyone loves these and you can pick yours up for yourself or family members at Francesca’s.

6. I love Tory Burch flats! For any working gal, these are an incredible investment, and something you might only ask for for Christmas.

7. You always want a couple beauty products for stuffing stockings and this Tarte lipstick from Sephora is an easy choice! I love this nude pink color.

8. Hats are perfect throwing on when your don’t have much make up on and need to run to the store. I wear hats so much, I like to have options to mix it up and these polo caps from Dillard’s are cute in any color.

Fashion Fairy Godmother: Winter Coat Fashions

coatsAfter this weekend’s freezing temperatures and snow, I think we can all agree that winter coat season has arrived with a vengeance. And that’s okay because winter coats can be fun and beautiful. Pictured above are some ways to pair a winter coat with pants, jeans, boots and a handbag to create a look that’s not only warm but also pulled together and polished.

Fashion Fairy GodmotherHere are some tips on putting together the best winter coat look:

1. Have a coat in your closet that’s neutral or black. These colors go with anything. Sometimes, a bright colored coat can be fun, but if you’re looking for a good coat to invest in, stick with tan or black.

2. You can dress up a coat or dress it down. My favorite way to dress up a coat is to wear it with a dress or skirt, tights, and booties. My favorite way to dress a coat down is to wear dark wash denim jeans, riding boots and a simple long sleeve tee underneath. You can always pair this with a scarf as well.

3. Use your coat for game day! Whether it’s a college, high school or even peewee football game, coats can come in handy and make you feel like the cutest mom in the bleachers. For Razorback games, I like to wear red jeans with a black pea coat. This can be done for any team and with any color pair of jeans.

4. It’s fine if your coat and boots don’t match. For example, a grey coat can look very cute with brown shoes. Even black and brown rules don’t apply here. You can do a black pea coat with brown boots and make it look great by throwing in a colorful scarf.

For more fun but practical tips on style, click here to read more from our Fashion Fairy Godmother.

Elizabeth Miller, intern (cropped)ABOUT ELIZABETH: Elizabeth is a senior Ad/PR major at the University of Arkansas. She’s been in various leadership positions in her sorority, Chi Omega, and is part of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. The Motherlode mamas would like to add that she’s a fabulous intern and we appreciate her keen eye for fashion (we’ve already lined her up to help us pick out a new fall wardrobe) as well as her work ethic, creativity and ability to quickly grasp what we need and pull it off.