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Spring- Mother’s Day

It’s that one day of the year where you might get breakfast in bed.  Or a macaroni necklace.  Or a scribbled masterpiece.  It’s Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day wardrobe translation= feminine.  Today is the day to wear satin, flowers, heels, perfume and pretty hair braids.  All of these things at once is a great idea, just for today.
Being a mother is one of the greatest blessings in my life.  My kids drive me crazy 99.9% of the time, but I wouldn’t change one single moment.  It is surely one of the most amazing experiences life has to offer.
And I love my own mother.  She is constantly teaching me lessons in life, even in my old age.  She is truly one of the best people I know.
Motherhood is a full cycle.  I’m wishing all of you a happy mother’s day- those of you who have been trying for years, those of you who are expecting any day, those of you whose babies are in Jesus’ safe arms, those of  you in the trenches of newborns and teenagers, those of you who are watching their babies get married and have their own babies.  Happy Mother’s Day.

Spring- Mother's Day

Spring- Mother’s Day by stylefromthesticks featuring a hinged bangle bracelet

Peplum top
$72 – welikefashion.com

Timeless nude heels
$45 – pret-a-beaute.com

Forever New hinged bangle bracelet
$17 – forevernew.com.au

Oasis floral earrings
$16 – oasis-stores.com

Eva NYC hair styling tool
urbanoutfitters.com

Shopping Marathon

Rule number one when marathon shopping- you must have comfortable shoes.  I say that with a little hesitation that some of you may go shopping and find a style of shoe that should only be worn if you, well, if you’ve finally reached THAT age.  Or have basically given up on life as a whole.
Ahem.
Anywho, comfy shoes are a must.  Choose some cute sneakers, some fabulous flats, low boots that are super plush, whatevs.  Just make sure you can walk all day in them.
Rule number two- everything must be easily taken off.  This rule applies for all the trying on that happens when shopping occurs.  Or wait, is that only when I go shopping?  In general I don’t buy anything unless I’ve tried it on.  A few exceptions to this rule, it’s Black Friday and I’m delirious.  Or I’m shopping with kids.  Trust me, little boys in their mamma’s dressing room can come up with some really embarrassing one liners.  Like…”Mama remember when you spilled that glass of wine and it went everywhere.”  SO AWESOME.  Where does this stuff come from?
Last rule- Keep the accessories to a minimum.  But for your own sake, wear at least one.  You don’t want to look into the mirror and scream in horror.  A little sparkle by your ears or around your neck will help.  But nothing so elaborate that the whole on/off thing is a hassle.
We all have enough of that right now.
Happy shopping!

Shopping Marathon

Shopping Marathon by stylefromthesticks featuring a leopard print blouse