Saturday, May 31, 2014

What I Chose to Wear for My Son's Graduation

Next week, my son is graduating from 8th grade.  I know what you are thinking... 8th grade is not a big deal, but when the school only goes up to 8th, it's a huge deal.  I really can't believe that I will have a child in High School next year!

Over the past few weeks, I have been on the search for the perfect dress.  I wanted something conservative, classic and lady-like, and I didn't want to spend too much money on it.  I also didn't want to wear anything that had a plunging neckline, a hemline that was too far above the knee or any of the bold patterns that are on trend right now.  With all that being said, here are a few of the dresses that I thought were appropriate.  If you scroll down, you will see the one I purchased...




And the one I bought was this Jacquard Sheath dress from Ann Taylor.  I think the style is classic, I love the coral color and it has one trendy element, which is the exposed zipper in the back.  I plan to wear it with my nude peep-toe pumps and a cute clutch.




If you are attending any graduation ceremonies this spring, what are you wearing?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

6 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

As a Mom, I can tell you that I LOVE anything that my children make for me.  In my opinion, nothing beats a handmade gift!  With that being said, my husband and children still like to purchase something for me on Mother's Day.  I put together a list of 6 items that I think any Mom would love to receive.  The best news is that all of these items are priced under $200 and one item is only $1.99.





1.  Kate Spade New York Riviera Triple Strand Necklace   A beautiful statement necklace that can be dressed down with jeans and a t-shirt or worn with a pretty dress.

2.  Brahmin Small Cuff Bracelet Mai Tai La Scala Nothing says style like a great cuff with a pop of color.

3.  Tory Burch Thong Flip Flop Sandal - Thora 2  Cute sandals that can be worn to the beach as well as with a sundress out at night.

4.  Sisley Rose Mask Spoil your Mom with this incredible face mask or any skincare product that she loves.

5.  Christian Dior 5-Colour Shadow Are these shadows worth the splurge? Yes!  Plus the packaging is so gorgeous.

6.  Kirklands Love You More Sachet  One of my favorite sayings of all time.  These are great to throw in your Mom's drawers or closet.

What are you getting your Mom for Mother's Day?