My Picks in Marsala: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

It’s official: Pantone has named Marsala as the color of 2015. Think deep, juicy pomegranate fruit, warm Tuscan brick villas and the red wine that you can drink in a few months’ time. Here are a few of my favorite pieces that reflect this sartorial trend.

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Amy Tara Koch in “Style Influencer” Interview for Keungzai

In our final installment of Style Influencers for 2014, we interview style expert, journalist and author Amy Tara Koch. She is a style expert for People Magazine, USA Today, She Knows, The Bump, Vogue and Parents Magazine and has appeared on CNN, TODAY, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, Fox and the CBS EARLY SHOW. A contributor to Marie Claire,Huffington Post, People Moms & Babies, The New York Times and more, Amy Tara Koch is also the author behind “BUMP IT UP: Transform Your Pregnancy Into The Ultimate Style Statement“, touted as a must-read pregnancy style bible.

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COOL MATERNITY JEAN ALERT!

ITEM:  DL 1961 Angel Maternity Ankle Jean, $168

Denim Brand DL 1961 is known for its ability to magically shape and lift a woman’s most stubborn body parts. How? The jeans are infused with “4 way stretch” denim featuring a blend of supremely high quality pro modal fibers, lycra and American cotton. These “high performance” jeans are comfortable and easy to dress up or down. Yes, they are expensive. But, flattering jean are a maternity must-have.

And, since you very well may wear them 5 days out of 7, they are a solid investment.

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Spring Maternity Favorites

Sping is all about feminine florals, artsy prints, contrasting fabrics and sporty accents. Some good news: knocked up does not mean you can’t look au courant. Here are some great looks to keep you on trend and absolutely comfortable this spring.

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1. Floral Printed Clutch $44 at Topshop

2. Standout Bangle Set $9.80 at Forever21

3. Marios Maxi Dress $550 at Farfetch

4. Lily Tank $228 at Hatch Maternity

5. Moto Vintage Wash Denim Jacket $90 at Topshop

6. Aggy Sandal $160 at Dr. Marten

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Sheknows Expert Among Us

I am excited to be a part of SheKnows new EXPERT AMONG US program. I am obsessed with scarves. So, it should come as no surprise that my first post (and accompanying video) is all about how to wear a scarf.

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March Maternity Must-Haves

Spring into spring with on-trend pieces that maximize your maternity moxie

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1. Pea in the Pod Maternity Anorak Jacket $138

2. Topshop Maternity Moto Mid Stone Jeans $65

3. Isabella Oliver Scala Striped Maternity Tank $75

4. Yarnz Linen Tiki Hut Scarf $66

5. Hatch Maternity Slouch Dress $198

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February beauty favorites

One of the many perks of my job is to be on the receiving end of countless beauty products. Many beautify. Many hydrate. But many are forgettable. This month I was on a quest for magical potions with the power to transform. Drab to fab. Dry to dewy. Exhausted to exhilarated. Here’s what I found:

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1. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips$14.50,  The lanolin base soothes chapped lips like no other product. I use it as a base under lipstick.

2. Chantecaille Sunscreen + Primer $89,  I love a “two-fer.” This super smooth products fill softens lines and offers a dewy luminescence while protecting the skin.

3. Mally Evercolor Starlight  Eyeliner $15,  Glides on and can be used over, under or in the waterline of the eye.

4. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream $42,  Like a BB cream on steroids–this supplies coverage, SPF and a lit-from-within radiance.

5. Josie Maran Argan Oil $48, My winter savior. I use it under lotion and over makeup. It is especially fabulous for under the eyes.

6. Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil $48, Transforms my wild mane into hair not dissimilar to that of the bouncy haired Breck girl.Can be used when hair is wet or dry.

7. Vaniply Skin Ointment $6.99, The new vaseline without the icky petroleum. Use it for severe dryness all over the body.

8. Lancome Effacernes Undereye Concealer $30.50, Can make bags and tell tale signs of extreme exhaustion disappear.

9. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Color $57.50, This is celebs secret red carpet weapon. Dust on cheeks, forehead and decollete for a sun-kissed look.

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Tunic for Two: Pregnant Black-Tie Style

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OK! Magazine Features ATK BUMP IT UP AWARDS 2013

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Bump It Up Awards 2013

There are those who are pregnant and there are those who go that extra mile and use their baby bump as the ultimate style statement. As we are head into a new year, its time to reflect upon who truly showed maternity moxie and stepped it up in the pregnancy arena.

BUMP IT UP AWARDS

1. All around maternity moxie: Kate Middleton
2. Most likely to cause a fashion frenzy at the Golden Globes: Kerry Washington
3. Best in glow: Drew Barrymore
4. Best use of accessories: Rachel Zoe
5. Best adaptation of personal style to pregnancy: Gwen Stefani
6. Most unwilling to give in to cankles: Kim Kardashian
7. Best bump club newbie: Olivia Wilde
8. Veteran vixen: Kate Winslet
9. Most likely to pen a song about morning sickness: Kelly Clarkson (she puked on camera this week!)
10. Premier power mama: Ivanka Trump

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