by Melissa Ann Norton
So this weekend’s weather did not live up to my spring time expectations. It was a little cold, dreary, and no sun. My tulips are on their last leg, the daffodils are gone, and there are cherry blossom petals EVERYWHERE. I needed some color and spring back into my life. I mean it just got warm and then this?? Lucky for me I had an invitation to Potomac Mills #trendpop event on Saturday morning at the Grand Court, Sentara Healthcare Children’s Play Area. I POPped in as the festivities kicked off. This event was full of the POP that it promised! LolliPOPs, CakePOPs, Soda POP and POPs of color on spring fashion for moms and kids. Why not pick a theme and totally go with it?! Host Kelly Collis @CityShopGirl even had fabulous POPs of fluorescent orange on her dress and shoes!
I brought my mini with me and she loved every moment. She was treated to a face painter, balloon maker, legos, SUGAR, Kids’ singer Oh Susannah, bean bag chairs, a fashion show, a scavenger hunt and more SUGAR! This was definitely a kid friendly event and catered to the crowd. It was a happy, colorful, hoppin and poppin event (sugar may have been a factor...)! My daughter is still wearing her VIP badge and lanyard as I type this at 9pm!
Banana Republic, Chico’s, Crazy 8, Janie and Jack, Max Studio, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Off 5th gave us fantastic ideas for adding that little bit of POP to our spring wardrobe. The best part was that they used employees and family members for models! I saw some simple ways to add that POP to my existing wardrobe and of course all the new things I want to buy at Potomac Mills! A bright handbag, layered necklace, colorful tank top under your button up, fabulous shoes and just great classic pieces that are easily found in these stores. As a stay at home mom I truly need fashion and trend refreshers that get me out of the dreaded #yogapantsthathaveneverbeentoyoga and the harried mom at preschool drop off look.
For the moms out there – did you know that Potomac Mills has a Kidgits Club with monthly events? All events are free and open to the public. FREE, the best word ever. Events are the third Thursday of the month at 10am and kids have a great time reading stories, singing songs and playing games. Kidgits Club Members (must register and pay a $5 annual fee) enjoy extra special perks. Check out their site for more information www.simon.com/kidgits
Check out my photos from the event and for more look for #trendpop!
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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