Draped blue dress: Ugh...sadly my dress is sold out at Nordstrom, but this one is similar or there's this ruffled one or a maxi dress version all for under $50 // Black Wedges: Kelly & Katie (last seen here) are also available in blue stripe and grey. They're a great dupe for this TOMS pairs. These patent leather ones and this slingback pair are great for summer. // Leopard clutch: BP., This clutch is the best dupe for this clutch // Sunglasses: Sole Society, Dreaming of adding these Ray Ban sunglasses to my collection // Silver bangle: Kate Spade // Hoop earrings: Lord & Taylor // Lipcolor: Fresh sugar lip treatment in 'Rose'
It's Friyay and that means that we're officially kicking off Mother's Day weekend! You've picked out the perfect gift, planned a wine tasting, lunch date with a bit of shopping or movie night, so now all that's left is to enjoy your time together! No matter what you do with her I'm sure she'll love it (just like that macaroni necklace you made for her back in the day.) But most importantly, make sure she knows how much she's loved and appreciated.
I'm sure you might agree that your mom has done a lot for you over the years. Whether it's listening to you learn how to play an instrument (my flute playing didn't always sound so lovely that's for sure), spending her weekend at your sports games (or dance competitions) or watching the same animated movie over and over again, she has given so much to you and I'm sure she's taught you a few things along the way. Today I wanted to share 3 things my mom's taught me.
1. Never stop encouraging.
Words are powerful, life changing and the best way to use them is for encouragement. I appreciate the never ending stream of encouragement that my mom gives me each and every day and all the times she told me I could do it. It's taught me how important it is to encourage others and to be careful with the words I speak.
2. You can never have anything that's too sparkly or glittery.
Yes, I know it's hard to believe (okay, not really) but I was the girl that wanted everything to be sparkly and glittered. While that looks pretty, glitter is one of those things that no matter how many times you vacuum it never goes away..ever. So thanks Mom for always living among all the glitter I sprinkled around the house.
I've gotten a little better about the glitter thing though. I don't wear it anymore except for the occasional accessory, in home decor and of course all things Christmas. As I've got older, I've learned that you can make a statement with things other than glitter. A draped dress with a fun leopard clutch makes the same statement in a more sophisticated way. It says fun and flirty without being too little girly and a pair of killer sunnies are always great for adding a little edge to a look.
And last but not least...
3. Don't take the work unseen for granted.
All the late nights planning holiday surprises, getting things ready for a birthday party or prepping for a bridal shower, often come along with a lot of behind the scenes work. People see the end result and take for granted all the work that went in to making that happen. No matter what you're trying to achieve whether it's a party, writing a new blog post or a celebrating a wedding anniversary, nothing comes without hard work.
What is the most important thing you've learned from your mom? Have a fabulous time this weekend celebrating your mom and I will see you back here on Monday!