Mother's Day is right around the corner, but I know many have not started on their gift search yet! That's alright, because I've pulled together a bunch of gift and activity ideas for you to put together for your mom. If she's more into relaxing and hanging at home stick with a few of the gifts, if she's more into experiences, check out the middle section of this post. Pair any activity with one of these gifts and you'll be sure to impress her!
This spring/summer, I am vowing to try out different styles, colors and shapes when selecting shoes. I've put together a round-up of shoe styles that are going to be standouts this season and that step outside of what I normally would wear. Some of these styles would have never caught my eye in the past, but I'm paying attention to them now and realizing how much I was missing! A lot of stores are having sale right now, so get your shoe shopping in early.
I have never been one for espadrilles in the past, but for some reason they have really grown on me for the spring and summer season! Soludos' latest line is what really got me hooked. I love the light colors with fun patches on them. I just bought the Ciao Bella ones and I can't wait to wear them with skinny jeans or my favorite boyfriend jeans.
It's all about the slide for sandals whether they are flat or heeled. A simple mule with a heel can go a long way! The knot detail at the toe of a lot of these sandals really caught my eye. It still looks like a minimalist's shoe, but with a splash of visual interest and color. I definitely was to to try the Dolce Vita striped, flat knot sandal this season!
Flats Sandals: The Slide
Heeled Sandals: Knots and Wraps
If you're like me, you're noticing sneakers are getting weirder and weirder looking. In some cases, it doesn't work in my opinion, but I'm really embracing the strange looks I'm coming across! I'm getting extreme 80's vibes from the chunky platform nike sneakers and total alien space vibes from the Balenciaga sock sneakers and Louis Vuitton mega platform sneakers. Make sure to try out a new color, shape or style this season! It's a good time for sneakers!
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With the recent snow and rain to come here in NY, I needed to start thinking positive thoughts. Naturally, I turned to clothes and what I'm going to wear after these early spring showers! I'm excited to try out a bunch of different styles, shapes and colors as we move into warm weather including ruffles, gingham, midi lengths and more. I go into more detail in each of the categories below, so let me know what items you'd like to try as well in the comments! Happy shopping!
This spring and summer season, I am going to try to branch out to flowy tops that have more depth. What I mean by this is, try going for tops with more layers, asymmetric looks and off the shoulder silhouettes. I always thought having clean, structured lines was the only way to put together a minimal look, but I am determined to integrate more (light) colors and depth to what I wear!
Ruffles, lace-up and gingham are three things I have my sight set on! I don't like voluminous ruffles on me, so nothing too frilly. But a light single layered ruffle adds the perfect amount of liveliness to a skirt or short especially if it's a muted or light color.
I must admit, many of these dresses are ideal for vacations, but picture yourself on a summer weekend in one of these maxi dresses! I'm obsessed with some of these colors, prints and lengths. The Reformation and Revolve have some awesome dresses both short and maxi lengths, but a friend just told me of a brand called Misa LA (I was slow to the game on this one) and their pieces are gorgeous! Perfect materials for flowy, whimsical dresses and I linked some above!
Ahhh, denim and sets. These two categories could possibly be my two favorites of spring and summer. I've really developed a passion for denim and love seeing how different brands interpret styles. Everything from clean and classic denim to distressed, rugged denim catches my eye! I'm obsessed with sets, especially for vacation. I love that they have two purposes, which is to be worn together and can usually be work separately. I would wear any of the items I linked alone just as much as I would together!
Shoes & Accessories
I have finally jumped on the espadrille wagon! I'm in love with the Ciao Bella Soludos (first shoes linked), circle woven bag from Nordstrom and all of the jewelry from & Other Stories. They all have such a carefree and effortless look to them making them the perfect light pieces for spring and summer!