Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Starts with a blue dress shirt...

 Happy Wednesday! It's amazing how time flies when there's so much to do - between travelling for work and training for a 10k run, the long weekend couldn't have come sooner!

This long weekend was all about staying local and relaxing. My hubby and I enjoyed our first barbecue of the season, I celebrated a friend's bachelorette party, and we capped things off with a lovely patio brunch. 

I paired this season's blue dress shirt with a tweed-like jacket also in similar shades of blue. To add a bit of weekend edginess to this otherwise ladylike ensemble, I added slim black pants with leather tuxedo-stripe detailing and a croc-embossed clutch. 

Gold jewelry completed the look along with classic pointed single-soled pumps.

Hope you're having a great week!

Top: J.Crew dress shirt, J.Crew jacket
Bottom: J.Crew
Shoes: Prada
Jewelry: Vita Fede "Mini Titan" bracelet, Marc Jacobs watch
Clutch: Danier (amazing price for such a timeless leather piece!)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Starts with Inspiration: Mother's Day gifts

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Mother's Day is next week, and if your mom is similar to mine, she's impossible to shop for. Here are a few items that I think would be sure to light up her face when she opens up the gift bag at brunch. 

A watch for mom, symbolic of all the time she invested in raising you - and let's face it, has it stopped?

A ring for mom, with three stones representing the past, present and future - something she's helped shape and will always be a part of. 

A pair of wear-anywhere earrings is a perfect way to add some sparkle to mom's face.  Neutral-coloured stones help make these an ideal jewelry box addition.

Finally, moccasins to give mom's feet comfort after running around all day. My own mom is retired, but with her social and yoga calendar, she's even busier than before!

Happy shopping and gifting!

Clockwise from top-left: 
Skagen from WATCH IT! 
Hillberg & Berk La Sirena ring
Manitobah Mukluks Canoe Suede Moccasins
Hillberg & Berk La Sirena earrings