It’s no secret that when you look fantastic, you feel fantastic, and vice versa. With so much to do in a day, moms often forget the importance of making themselves feel great, and personal style inevitably takes a back seat.

Does this sound like you? Well, we think it’s your turn to come first. Add a little pizazz back into your life and give yourself a mini mommy makeover using this season’s hottest color—radiant orchid, Pantone’s 2014 color of the year! This color is everywhere lately and is the ideal combination of vibrancy and femininity that works perfectly for moms.

Here are 6 tips to add this cutting-edge pink-purple hue into your everyday style, making you look on-trend and feel like a new, revitalized you:

Radiant Orchid Tips


“Affordable, quick and easy” are all words that moms like to hear when making a purchase. But add “absolutely stunning” to that list, and you have Essie nail polish in “Sittin’ Pretty” color.

Adding a burst of color to your nails is a small way to make a big difference in your overall look. Give this trendy color a try and you’ll be sittin’ pretty yourself!


The best thing you can do for any outfit, no matter how casual, is accessorize. Whether you’re headed to a soccer game, PTA meeting or an adults-only evening out on the town with your husband or girlfriends, add a delightful statement necklace like this one from Bauble Bar

The purple color is right on trend with this year’s color of the year, and it will turn any outfit from drab to fab in an instant.

Blueberry Macarons  

While you’re working on refreshing your look, why not break for some delicious inspiration. Check out this recipe for blueberry-lime French macarons. They’re a great way to add a splash of color to any table setting (and they conveniently match burgundy wine!)


Another easy way to spice up an outfit using the ‘color of the year’—radiant orchid—is with a pair of adorable, summery TOMS wedges.

Perfect for the mommy on the go, these are both comfortable, yet stylish, and can go with virtually any outfit, casual or dressy. Plus, with any pair of TOMS you purchase, they will give another pair of shoes to someone in need. You can continue helping others, even while splurging a little on yourself.

Find a pair of strappy sandals or ballet flats in this dazzling color as well to keep your fashion fresh.

Scarves and Wraps

Whether it’s in a print or solid color, adding a lightweight silk or gauze scarf to any outfit will instantly brighten your look. Jazz up your typical jeans and a t-shirt ensemble with a vibrant, summery scarf that brings in that pop of Radiant Orchid, like this beautiful paisley silk scarf. This look requires little to no effort on your part, but really makes a bold fashion statement.

For the Home

If you want to do more than just update your appearance, why not dress up your home with this year’s color as well? Even if you can’t completely renovate your home, try adding a gorgeous, cheerful and bright bouquet, like our Mom’s Tranquility bouquet to any room to brighten the overall environment. Or, if you’re looking for the perfect gift to spoil another special mom, send her a brilliant bouquet with blooms in this year’s hottest color trend.

Moms in general tend to have a selfless quality; they often put their own needs aside, and put their children and families before themselves. This Mother’s Day make it all about Mom. Pamper yourself or send a little something to the favorite mom in your life that will make her look and feel fabulous.