To Mom, WIth Love

….And then my mom decided to change so she didn’t clash with the prints!

Our new family dog, Ben!

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom!! She is such a beautiful person inside and out so it was time to get her out from behind the camera!  She’s taught me to be the person that I am today.  She’s my rock, my role model, my best friend.  We talk for hours on the phone every week – sharing recipes, decorating tips, accomplishments, embarrassing moments, updates, gossip, etc.  I can’t imagine my life without her.  From her big smile to her big heart, if I become half of the woman that she is, it would be my biggest accomplishment in life.

My mom and I like the same type of fashion, but we feel comfortable in different types of clothes.  To show off our own style, we started with the same pair of shoes and worked our way up. These Franco Sarto dress sandals are a great neutral color and extremely comfortable!  I would highly suggest any type of shoe that’s Franco Sarto – great price point and quality that doesn’t break the bank.

In the warmer months, I tend to wear a lot of skirts and dresses while my mom said she’s more likely to be found in capris and a flowy shirt.  My favorite accessory is anything that shines.  My mom’s favorite accessory is hoop earrings – gold, silver, bronze, she has a pair in every color.  I guess she’s still an 80’s girl at heart 🙂

Here’s a couple other questions I asked my mom throughout our discussion over some mimosas:

What’s your favorite thing about being a mom?
Kids.  Watching you and your brother grow up and becoming so smart.  You’re both good kids.  So, enjoying my kids is the best thing about being a mom.

What would be your advice to new moms?
Enjoy your kids at every age because they grow up too quick.  Even when they’re going through their terrible two’s, enjoy your kids.

Can you think of any favorite memories about being a mom?
To you?  Or you and your brother?

Mmmm….me 🙂
Reading all of your Disney and Minnie Mouse books.  We read all of the time so we had them memorized.  On the way to preschool, I would have to tell you the story of the Little Mermaid.  Every time I would skip a part to make the story end faster, I always got caught.  You would tell me, “mom, that’s not right!  You forgot….” And I would have to go back and add in the part that I skipped over.

Dress – NY&CO
Necklace – Shop Hope’s
Shoes – DSW

Sunday Best

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I was home and celebrating Easter with my family. As a kid, I loved having an Easter egg hunt! Now, I love wearing my Sunday best. The brighter the colors the better! I chose this neon coral midi dress from the Eva Mendes collection at New York and Company. The midi length is something I’m still getting used to. I’m 5’3″ so when the length of the skirt/dress hits my calf, I look a lot shorter than I am! Throwing on a pair of heels adds height to my look. To make this outfit more modern, I threw on a gold turban headband. These headbands are my new favorite thing! I love how they jazz up any outfit. 

Stay tuned for more looks that incorporate turbans and bright colors! Here’s to hoping that spring is here to stay!

Maxi dresses for Spring!

 
 
I first laid eyes on this maxi via Pinterest!  Is it just me or does every girl wish she could turn their fashion Pinterest board into their actual closet?  I was determined to have this dress – two of my favorite things: Maxi dresses and chevron print!  This dress was kind of made for me…..and every other girl, for that matter!  It was SOLD OUT!  After performing several google searches, I finally found an online boutique that was restocking the black/mint chevron dress in just a week!  I set my calendar alarm so I would be prepared to purchase! I think that started the growth of my online shopping addiction…

 

Moving on…. This coral teardrop necklace (also an online purchase *ahem*) is a great pop of color with the maxi dress.  Coral and mint might be my favorite color combo.  Add this cropped jean jacket and black flops and I had the perfect sprint outfit!  My jean jacket is at least eight years old. I worked at American Eagle in high school and still have more than half of the clothes I bought back then.  I am a clothes hoarder – can’t even part with things I don’t wear.  Good thing jean jackets are back!

 

 

 

 

What are your methods to discarding clothes?  Someone teach me!
Chevron Maxi Dress – BUY on eBay
Sunnies – Forever 21
Necklace – Francesa’s
Jean Jacket – American Eagle
Flip Flops – Michael Kors

Watch – Michael Kors