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.

Fashion Fairy Godmother: How to wear scarves this season

scarvesBy Lizzie Miller, fashion blogger, U of A student and nwaMotherlode intern

It’s scarf weather, and we LOVE all the cute scarves we’re seeing this season. Scarves are almost universally flattering on everyone. Pictured above are some Fashion Fairy Godmothercute scarf/shirt combination ideas.

Throw these on with skinny jeans and riding boots, ankle boots or flats, and you’re good to go.

Here are a few other tips for wearing scarves this season:

Always wear only one pattern and one solid. For instance, if you choose a patterned scarf like floral or leopard, pair it with a solid-color shirt.

Make sure your scarves are practical! If it’s cold outside, make sure to wear an infinity scarf to bundle up. If it’s somewhat warm, a light, cotton scarf is perfect.

A new trend in scarves this season is the fur scarf! I absolutely love this trend and have one on my wish list from Nordstrom (and it’s only $24!) It’s called the BP Faux Fur Infinity Scarf (Juniors section) and it’s the camel color. Click here to see it.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to let your scarf reflect your personality!

I hope you enjoy these tips for fall scarves! Show us your cute fall scarves on Instagram (click here to find us) and tag us @nwamotherlode!

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.

Fashion Fairy Godmother: How to wear ankle, riding boots

By Lizzy Miller, fashion blogger, U of A student and nwaMotherlode intern

Fashion Fairy GodmotherMy favorite fall style wear has to be boots. Boots can be worn with just about anything and can dress up or dress down an outfit.

Boots are so versatile for fall that you need a couple pairs in your closet. Whether you go for riding boots or ankle boots, I can show you ways to wear both!

My favorite way to wear ankle boots is with skinny jeans. But I always recommend rolling up your jeans slightly at the ankles. You can pair your ankle boots with jeans and sweaters or even a nice blouse.

As you can see in the photo (below), I like going with cohesive colors. I try to match my boots with my bag and keep the sweater somewhat plain. This creates a classic and simple fall look. Ankle boots and nice skinny jeans also look great with silk tops, and basic jewelry.

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A second way to wear boots this fall, and probably the most common way, is wearing riding boots. You can never go wrong with investing in a great pair of riding boots.

Pictured below are examples of dressing up your riding boots. I love to throw on a dress and my boots for an easy, cute outfit. With a simple dress, you don’t have to think too much and it’s pretty comfy most of the time. You can accessorize easily with a long necklace or pretty scarf.

This look is perfect for game days, farmers market, family dinners out or lunch with girl friends:

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I hope you enjoy these tips for fall boots! Show us your cute fall boot outfits on Instagram (click here to find us) and tag us @nwamotherlode!

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.

Fashion Fairy Godmother: Game Day Outfit Inspiration

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By Lizzy Miller, fashion blogger, U of A student and nwaMotherlode intern

Fashion Fairy GodmotherIt’s beginning to look a lot like game day here in Northwest Arkansas, and I could not be happier. Hog football is in our roots and we Arkansans go all out for our team. Ever since I began school at the U of A, game days have always been my favorite. The school spirit in Arkansas is contagious, and I like to show my pride in my game day outfits.button

For me, the perfect game day outfit is something simple: a little red, a little white or cream, a little black.

Being in a sorority, I always have my Chi Omega loves the Hogs button to wear, so even if I’m wearing a plain, casual black dress, I still tie in a little red. I love game day buttons like this one from mygamedaystore.com.

If you’re looking for a little game day outfit inspiration, take a look at these collages we’ve put together with pieces you can find right here at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Happy shopping and Go Hogs!

jc penney game day

gameoutfitcasualgamedayElizabeth 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.

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