Mother’s Day is just over 2 weeks away (May 14th)… You know, in case you were wondering.
As a mom myself, I think I just may be able to offer some valuable insights into unique gift ideas that any mom would love to receive. I’ve compiled a Mother’s Day Gift Guide (a.k.a. my own personal wish list) to help get you started and on your way to scoring mom the best Mother’s Day gift yet!
The sun is shining, birds are chirping and it’s finally warm enough to ditch the jackets.
Better yet, it’s time to break out all of those Spring dresses that have been gathering dust in the back of our closet. Even this self-professed NON-girly-girl is excited to trade in my jeans and sweaters for some feminine and flirty frocks.
It’s been quite a while since we last caught up — 10 days, to be exact — and I’m not gonna lie, the social media blackout was a fantastic change of pace. It was so nice to unplug, unwind and rarely (if at all) check my phone during the day. I got to enjoy a week with my family, read 4 books, soak up some sunshine and recharge. I tried to disconnect from everything work related and give my mind and body a break.
… but now I’m back and best of all, I’m excited to be back.
I might be as excited as my kids at this point. Mama needs a vacation. I also need a tan. Both situations will be resolved in a matter of hours. The last few weeks have been a mad dash towards the vacation finish line and I couldn’t be more relieved that it’s finally here. Sunshine and sand, here I come.
I’ll be honest — I never considered gingham 100% my thing.
Too preppy. Too young. Too much.
Then I came across this blown-out, large-scale, gingham dress online — at TJ MAXX of all places! I immediately loved the oversized graphic pattern, the unusual neckline, the drop waist and yes, the monochromatic color way. I figured for under $30 and free shipping, I had nothing to lose.
Since launching The Heart’s Delight almost 4 years ago, I’ve tried more beauty and makeup products than I can count. Some of have been good, some have been, well, not so good.
While I’m not a beauty professional by any means, trying out all of these products has forced me to learn some of the ins-and-outs of the beauty world, figure out what actually works and most importantly learn how to use it correctly! Luckily, I’ve met some very bright and talented people along the way who can help me navigate this process.
These last few weeks I’ve been working with many of my personal styling clients to put together customized Spring/Summer ’17 shopping lists.
(What can I say!? I have a fun job.)
If you’ve ever worked with me, you’ll generally find me recommending a style ratio of: 80% classic staples and 20% seasonal trends. While the trendy, bright spring summer pieces are super fun and can be relatively inexpensive, they’re fleeting and will be in a donation or consignment bag in a season or two. It’s those classic staples that stick around for the long haul.
The instant I saw this top online, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Originally, I spotted it on Amber of BAREFOOT BLONDE in an INSTAGRAM capture from the beaches of Hawaii. The rich, saturated colors reminded me of a tropical sunset — and who doesn’t like that!? When I discovered that same FREE PEOPLE CANDYLAND SWEATER in my local store, I knew it was meant to be.
The under $60 price tag might have sealed the deal.
If you’re anywhere near Lake Erie right now — WTF!?
Is this lake-effect weather situation some sort of cruel and unusual punishment? I woke up to gusty (gale-force) winds, freezing temperatures and snow, people. YES, SNOW. On April 7th. Coincidentally, the forecast calls for sunshine and 70 degree weather in less than 48 hours. Um, ok… that’s 100% weird but I’ll go with it.
Spring Break cannot come fast enough.
Nothing better than a good Friday Link Love distraction to keep yourself in a happy place! Just read on for all of my favorite reads of the week and some good shopping finds, too.