Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fashion Picks to Kick Off Summer!

Just when I think its time to change over seasonal clothing, and we get SNOW a couple weeks ago!!  However, the Memorial Day Weekend forecast looks good for warm temps so I am FINALLY putting away those winter coats, yippie!!!  Here are a few fun fashion picks to kick off summer....Enjoy!

J Crew Chambray Jumpsuit (30% off right now!)

Nordstrom Nakamol Beaded Fringe Earring

Cremieux Riece Striped A-Line Dress

ETSY BooandBooFactory Handmade Leather Fringe Earrings

Vince Camuto Paxton Sandal (great heel height!)
LOFT Stripe Tasseled Riviera Shorts (on sale now!)

Mar Y Sol Capri Tote

Target Merona Top

Steve Madden Vallerie Sandal

ETSY LovesAffect Tassel Earring - love the Quatrefoil design and you can mix/match designs and colors!

J Crew Indigo Palm Frond Silk Top (30% off right now!)

Lilly Pulitzer Trunk in Love Elsa Top

Draper James Kiawah Cover - Up (sold out in this color, but avail in off white)

Gianni Bini Hadley Fringe Sandal (love these, but wish the heel was slightly lower!)
Mar Y Sol Ibiza Tote

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Spring Off the Shoulder Picks...

As our seemingly endless cold weather FINALLY gives way to warmer temps, I look forward to spring fashion.  Just the idea of putting away those winter boots in favor of open-toe shoes makes me want to kick back with a sweet margarita!

Of the recent fashion trends, I am particularly loving the off-the-shoulder look. These are feminine and fun without the awkward peep-holes of the more recent shoulder-baring trend.  I included some favorites below (some more affordable than others)...

Happy Spring Everyone! (click item description below photo for shopping, I don't receive any kickbacks, but that would be fun!)

Alice & Olivia Loryn Off Shoulder Top

Free People Shoulder Tunic Top

Gap Off Shoulder Stripe Top

Gap Off Shoulder Stripe Top

Asos Minimal Off Shoulder Satin Top
Asos Off Shoulder Cotton Top

J. Crew Off Shoulder Top

J. Crew Off Shoulder Top

Forever 21 Pom Pom Jumpsuit

T&J Designs Lemon Print Off Shoulder Top

Tracy Reese Off the Shoulder Dress

Free People Embroidered Top

Catherine Malandrino Off the Shoulder Dress

Express Denim Off Shoulder Dress
Lilly Pulitzer Marble Off the Shoulder Top

Tracy Reese Print Off the Shoulder Dress

Banana Republic Off-Shoulder Top

LOFT Vintage Off Shoulder Tee (I bought this in black and it is soft and comfortable!)

Happy Spring! xoxo Claire

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Ideas...

Sorry I have been MIA lately on the blogging front! It has been a crazy busy spring, so I am just getting back in the swing.  Although this is rather short notice, I wanted to round up some fun gift ideas for this coming Mother's Day.  I found a few picks for spring, some with personalization to create a special gift for your mother or grandmother!

As a side note, I think I can speak for most Moms of (particularly) small children when I say this...If you really want to give your Mom the best day, (rather than a material gift) how about a sweet hand-made card and a day OFF from the daily Mom tasks? This means, do NOT let your Mom go near the kitchen, laundry room, pantry, carpool calendar, get the idea. Instead, give her a swift nudge in the direction of the front door, and tell her to go for a run, a coffee, the book store, massage, mimosas with her girlfriends, WHATEVER.  She is guaranteed to return refreshed and recharged and ready to be Mom least until that dishwasher needs unloading again ; )

But, if you insist on giving something more than the thoughtful card, how about one of these?

For ALL Moms: You can never go wrong with a beautiful floral arrangement - Teleflora 'Fashionista' Blooms
enter code AFLSMOMMY for 25% off
For the book lover: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - AMAZING novel about two sisters and all they endure
during World War II France...a must read!

For the hip Mom: Tory Burch Fret Fringed Silk Scarf
How about this darling Tanzania Gold Elephant Cuff by Julie Vos? On sale to boot!

Tory Burch Fret Silk Scarf

For the gardener: Flowers by Carolyne Roehm

For the traditional Mom: Blumarine Silk Scarf (Gilt)

For the on-the-go Mom: Mark & Graham League Stripe Tote Bag

For the mom headed to the Beach: Boden Pom Pom Beach Tote

Mark & Graham Modern Pool Tote Gingham

For the practical, preppy Mom: Bunny Williams (Ballard Designs) Carryall Tote

Etsy CalicoDaisy Applique Monogrammed Pillow

For the thoughtful Mom: Etsy ErinHainesDesignCo Personalized Stationery - She has many darling designs

For the entertainer Mom: Ballard Designs Grosgrain Trim Linen Napkins

World Market Seaside Stripe Runner

For the sentimental Mom: Etsy UnmistakenlyMine Personalized Gold Necklace

For the design lover Mom: One Kings Lane 22x22 Velvet Pillow (if you are feeling generous!)

For the family-photo-loving Mom: One Kings Lane Bone Frame

One Kings Lane Tonal Striped Serving Platter

One Kings Lane Vintage Art (sold out but several styles, sizes, price points available)

Shutterfly Photo Mug

Shutterfly Photo Puzzle

For the tired Mom: No frills here, but this is the real deal - so great for sore muscles in the bath!! Dr Teal's Citrus & Mint Epsom Salts

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mamas out there!  I am so lucky to have a wonderful mother and mother-in-law, as well as sisters, sister-in-laws, and fellow mom friends...It truly takes a village to get through this wild ride of parenthood!! xoxo Claire