By Erin Busbee
, Special to SA Living from BusbeeStyle.com
SAN ANTONIO – We’ve started a new fashion series on San Antonio Living called “Style in Seconds.” In this weekly series, fashion expert Erin Busbee
answers one of your style questions in less than sixty seconds! Yup, you read correctly, sixty seconds to a more fashionable and fabulous you!
The premiere segment focuses on some of the hardest working and most special women out there… mothers!
Our first viewer question comes from Mona George. She writes, “I’m a busy mom of three with very little time to shop, but I really want to look cute on Mother’s Day. Any suggestions?”
Erin put this look together that’s perfect for any Mother’s Day outing (except for rock climbing :).
The model is wearing a simple, bright pink sheath dress. It’s the Jackie O dress by Black Halo
. A sheath is a fitted silhouette that flatters many different body types. The bold, jewel tone color is also amazing on most skin tones. The cowl neckline is also universally flattering and the belted waist helps to create that coveted hourglass shape whether you are already curvy or need a little help. This sheath is also so simple it is easy to dress up or down if you simply change your accessories.
For a more refined and elegant look, try a classic pump like the one our model is wearing by Carlo Pazolini
at Northstar Mall
. When you wear a skin colored sandal or pump, your legs will look longer since the shoe becomes an extension of your leg. Make sure you buy a pair that most closely matches your skin color to maximize this elongating effect.
To complete the ladylike look, a sleek, structured handbag in black and beige with a pop of royal blue. The pop of color is a surprise element and adds a modern twist. This bag is also from Carlo Pazolini
. (BTW, if you haven’t checked out this Italian designer’s duds, you should definitely stop in. It’s a great place to pick up some classic, investment pieces.)
If you want to make your mother’s day look a bit more casual, simply swap your Pazolini pumps for an espadrille, wedge or chunky cork heel. These shoes will dress you down and offer you more comfort without sacrificing height.
364 days a year, Moms are carpooling, cooking, cleaning -- among 5,000 other things. Mother’s Day is the one-day dedicated to you! A time for you to sit back, relax and look as amazing on the outside as you are on the inside.