Fashion Fairy Godmother: Swimsuit trends for 2015

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Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that swimsuit season is upon us. And we all know that when we’re lucky enough to find a swimsuit we really fairy-godmotherlove, going to the pool, the beach or the water park is a whole lot more fun. The Fashion Fairy Godmother is here to help.

Overall, a cute cover up is always a great investment for swimsuit season. At the pool or at the beach, a light cover up is a must. This year I recommend going for an option with LACE. With either a small embellishment or full-on lace, this is definitely on-trend. But for the more athletic momma, the bottom left and middle options (pictured in the collage above) are perfect.

Next up let me show you some fun pairings of beach bags, sunglasses, towels, and different types of swimsuits. These swimsuit picks are fun, affordable and right on-trend.

First is a look that’s absolutely perfect for the beach. This black and white suit is timeless and flattering. The cover-up dress really makes the outfit cute along with slip-on sandals and a floppy hat. This hat is great for reading on the beach and the bag can hold all your goodies and your kids’ stuff! The large, tortoise sunglasses are timeless as well and you can’t forget your sunscreen!

may june 2015 4Secondly we have this bright, hot pink one piece. I am absolutely in love with this floral suit. The colors are spot-on for summer and the bow in the middle is so cute. Pair with a simple beach bag and flip-flops, and you have a great summer poolside look.

tankinisFor our third option we have a gorgeous tankini. This swimsuit is from an affordable online site that I have ordered tankinis from before called Boden USA. The pattern is eye-catching and the fit is modest. Pair it with cute tan sandals, a coral beach towel and a woven beach bag and you’re all set.

may june 2015 3And last but not least, check out this bright blue bikini from J Crew Factory. This is #1 on my swimsuit wish list this year! A big trend this summer is a large, floppy beach hat. These are easy to find and perfect for keeping your face safe from getting too much sun. A striped beach bag looks great with this subtle pattern and the aviator sunglasses are super stylish.

may june 2015Hope these ideas give you some shopping inspiration, and I hope you find the perfect swimsuit and coverup to wear this summer. Most of all, get in the water and have fun with your kids! Happy Summer!





Tshirt Tuesday: Favorite styles from Rock City Outfitters

After what seemed like a particularly brutal winter, it’s FINALLY t-shirt weather in Arkansas. (Cue the choir singing Hallelujah!)

To celebrate the warmer temps, we’re posting a few of our favorite t-shirts from Arkansas’ premier t-shirt company, Rock City Outfitters. This company is owned and operated by fellow Arkansans who have a whole line of shirts devoted to all things Arkansas. Here’s the one we’re loving this week. (Notice how the design is made up of hand-drawn pigs? Clever, huh?) Just click on the photo if you want more info or if you want to order one for yourself.

rockcity collage revised1And we can’t leave out the kids, who also happen to LOVE a soft, comfortable t-shirt. We think the style shown below has a certain amount of preschool swagger. (We love the all-American look of a baseball tee!) Click the photo if you want info on how to order the shirt.

rock city collage2There are LOTS of different styles of shirts made by Rock City, so click HERE to see the line-up. Some are specific to different areas of the state, which is fun for those of us who grew up in a different part of Arkansas.

Rock City Outfitters made the shirts for last year’s NWA Mom Prom and they are our favorite t-shirts EVER. They’re crazy soft with a shallow V-neck, no scratchy tag and they have the ability to go through the washer and dryer hundreds of times without falling apart or shrinking. We love ‘em.

Rock City will be doing this year’s Mom Prom shirt, too! Can’t wait to show you guys the new design at this year’s NWA Mom Prom on May 30th. Click here if you still need to get your ticket.

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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.