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Gear Girl: From the Runway to the Playdate

While some of you may still be covered in snow, where I live, hints of spring are starting to emerge. Pink cherry blossoms. Pink tulips. Even pink pedicured toes. (Catching a theme here?)

Nothing announces the coming of spring like pink. Plus it was one of the hot color trends at the spring runway shows. Nothing pastel or washed out, the hue adorning this year's runway models was a bold, vibrant hot pink.

 l. to r. Chado Ralph Rucci, Oscar de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta

l. to r. Chado Ralph Rucci, Oscar de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta

From head-to-toe hot pink to just a peak in an accent or accessory, hot pink is a hot trend for this spring.

 l. to .r Chado Ralph Rucci, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci

l. to .r Chado Ralph Rucci, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci

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Not to be left out, your favorite baby gear can be on-trend too. From strollers and booster seats to high chairs and diaper bags, we're loving these new spring gear releases for mom and baby from some of our favorite brands.

Spring Trend - Pink

Spring Trend - Pink by katebayless on Polyvore

(l. to r. Bloom Fresco Chrome, Petunia Picklebottom City Carryall, Clek Foonf, BabyBjorn Original Carrier,Tory Burch Stacked Logo Baby Bag, Kickboard USA Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter, Mamas & Papas Baby Bud Booster Seat, Quinny Moodd)

As a mom of three boys, pink is a rarity in my house, but I love the pop of color it provides without looking too sugary-sweet.

Hot pink too bright for your liking? Fortunately, black and white covered the runways this spring as well. Click here for Kristen's article on how to wear B&W this season.

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