Last week I posted about preparing for Mother’s Day and deciding which outfit I should wear to the tea party my sisters and I were putting together for Saturday. After asking opinions on Instagram, the bright floral look won out from followers. I have to admit, it was what I was leaning towards too.
For most of the day I needed to wear a layer due to the weather being cooler, so I selected a cropped denim jacket. The color continued as I chose my green Steve Madden bag that gets a lot of use in the spring and summer months. I am a little frustrated at the moment though because my eyelet skirt got caught on something in the car as I was getting out and it ripped a bit of it. I am hopeful that I can repair the damage.
My Efy Tal J necklace made for an unfussy accent to this extremely bright outfit. I added a matching citron colored tank under the Lilly Pulitzer for Target top for a little more coverage. The vintage feel of the floral pattern makes this look “me” as this outfit is very similar to how I design and decorate my own home.
I had an absolutely wonderful time and it brought a tear to my eye as we sat down at my sisters table filled with tea service, sandwiches, scones, and goodies and my mom asked in a sweet voice “All of this was done for me?!!” It was totally worth it. The only regret I have is that this skirt has a fixed waist band with no stretch and boy after three cups of the most amazing Earl Gray, plus goodies, that made me wish I had worn the stretchy maxi. Oh, the things we do for fashion.
V-Neck Tank Top in Nosie Posey: Lilly Pulitzer for Target (similar)
Citron Tank: LOFT (similar)
Geo Eyelet Skirt in Spring Citron: LOFT
Initial Necklace: Efy Tal Jewelry
On Sunday we then met up with my husbands family to celebrate my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I decided to go with the maxi skirt look on this day. This look was perfect for this day as most of the time I had a massive migraine headache. I can even tell by looking at these pictures that I am not feeling well. The comfort level was much needed.
This skirt was a birthday purchase and I could not be happier with it. It has made me realize that not all maxi skirts are created equal. The tribal pattern plus the mustard and navy colors on this Anthropologie maxi are so amazing to me. Those are the attributes which drew me to it in the first place. The quality of this piece is just wonderful from the touch of the fabric to the special details like the built in slip and curved hemline. I rarely tuck in my shirts and I really wanted to show this ruched cummerbund effect on the skirts waist. I sometimes do not realize how self-conscience I am about not having a very defined waistline until I am editing pictures for the blog. It really does not curve in and never has, even when I was a size 8. I was just made this way, and I need to embrace it.
The juxtaposition between the vintage-look ivory lace top and the boho-global skirt just applies perfectly to my personal style. Because of the bold pattern going on I chose my accessories wisely in the simple gold bangle set, navy wristlet, and brown and gold banded sandals.
And speaking of the sandals, they are my newest best friend. I had always shied away from banded sandals like this, but on a shopping trip with my mom, we were on a search to replace her banded slides that were falling apart and these just caught my eye. A few family members actually asked me if they were from Michael Kors or Anthropologie and shared with them that they were from Payless. They are super comfortable and I think super stylish for pairing with maxis, denim, and shorts.
Melo Maxi Skirt: Anthropologie
Gold Bangle Set: Avenue (similar)
Navy Wristlet: Michael Kors (similar)
Andi 2-Band Flat Sling in Brown/Gold: Montego Bay Club at Payless
So essentially, I wore both of these outfits for Mother’s Day and I loved them equally. I am truly blessed to have two mothers I can celebrate with.
Today’s Postivity Note
Try to love yourself as much as you want someone else to.
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