This week’s trend for the real mom is brought to you through online shopping, and is all about the color of the Year. The powers that be, otherwise known as Pantone, picked out Marsala this year because they say “… Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories.” Ummm…okay, I don’t know about you, but I want to know: what does that mean for the real mom? Let’s just put it out there, I don’t really LOVE Marsala, so I set out to create outfits that I do love. I wanted to give you pops of this color without overwhelming the entire outfit! That’s how THIS real mom will wear it!
The past week was filled with craziness for me, coming off of a week-long stomach bug with my boys, ugh… if you want all the gruesome details you can read about it in the Domestic Princess section 😉 With that craziness, I didn’t have time to go out and hit my favorite stores for inspiration, but I always have time for a little online retail therapy! We’re all crazy, busy mom’s and sometimes all we can do is browse aimlessly through our favorite online stores, fill our shopping cart to the brim, and then feel no guilt, when those items may or may not ever make it to check out!! I know you girl, I AM you!!!
My first look, is all about every-day casual! Adding pops of Marsala to an outfit that is perfect for hitting the park or having a play date, while still looking cute for all your Mommy friends! I love a great cross-body bag, easy to carry, and holds the necessities, you know snacks and a few Band-Aids! Let’s just talk about those shoes for a second…. cute AND comfy, you have my heart!
The clothes, shoes, and bag from this look came from one of my favorite stores, Maurices! The Jewelry is all vintage inspired from Plunder! Plus check out those Nail wraps from my Favorite Jamberry girl, Tiffany!
Up Next, I created a look that would be great for an afternoon party, a casual date night with the hubs, or even a fun look for church! I cannot even express how much I fell in love with this skirt!! It has a BOW, it is perfection; maybe I do like Marsala after all!! This piece will be making it past my shopping cart and into my closet!! I have the skirt paired with a tank for comfort and ease, but if you need layers, grab a cardigan it would rock with this outfit! Plus, that lightweight scarf is perfect for any season.
What do you think? Is Marsala for you? Which of these outfits would you most likely wear?
Be sure to check out Tiffany’s blog with her top online picks for Marsala!!