April 26, 2013 - Better You, Style

Mothers’ Day Wishes

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Instead of a traditional Mothers’ Day gift guide, I thought it would be fun to enlist the help of a few of my friends. So, I asked five of my favorite fashionable mamas/bloggers to tell me their top items on their Mother’s Day wish lists.  I hope you get as much inspiration as I did! Sheaffer with Carter

Sheaffer | Pinterest Told Me To

If you don’t know Sheaffer yet, you might live in a cave.  Kidding!  But her blog Pinterest Told Me To is wildly popular and one of my own personal favorite daily reads.  She’s funny as heck and smart as a whip, all with a generous side of sass.  Sheaffer and I met when we were both new to the blogging world.  She’s an incredibly supportive person and I feel lucky to know her in real life!

Sheaffer's Mother's Day Picks

[Nashelle Necklace/TOMS/Fossil Tote]

Shay and Family

Shay | Mix and Match Mama and Mix and Match Family

Shay and I came to know each other through Sheaffer (they’ve been good friends for years).   She’s a beautiful person, inside and out, with a gorgeous family, strong faith and a famous brother (Does The Bachelor ring a bell?  Yep, she’s Sean Lowe’s sister!)  Check out both of her blogs for incredibly easy family recipes and more about her travels and family life.

Shay's Mother's Day Picks

[Diesel Watch/Michael Kors Tote/Gap Jacket]

CarlyThirtySomethingFashion Carly | Thirty Something Fashion

Carly of Thirty Something Fashion is a stylist with incredible credentials  – including working for Neiman’s and Nicole Miller, styling high profile clients and producing runway shows.  Her ability to mix high and low fashion makes her accessible to everyone.  But what I love most about her is that she’s totally approachable,  down-to-earth and just a really sweet, beautiful girl.

Carly's Mother's Day Picks

[Zoe Necklace/Sam Edelman Shoes/Cargo Pants] Sherry_Life of the Party

Sherry | The Life of the Party

Sherry is another total sweetheart.  I hand picked all of these moms in large part because they are genuinely NICE people.  Yes, nice matters.  🙂  She’s an events planner and fashionable mama living in Hawaii.  (Jealous?  Yeah, me too.)  Sherry’s blog features beautiful outfit photo shoots from around the island as well as gorgeous home decor and party planning inspiration.

Sherry's Mother's Day Picks

 [Kate Spade Wallet/Michael Kors Watch/Kate Spade Eau de Parfum] Jenni and Family Jenni | Found in my Closet

Jenni has the ability to put together an outfit like nobody’s business.  Her almost two million set views on Polyvore are a testament to her amazing abilities.  She’s an Anthro lover (hey, Anthro, this girl needs to be your ambassador!), an expert at creating color combos and an accessorizing maven.

Jenni's Picks

[Tiffany Sunglasses/Anthro Figli Necklace/J. Crew Scarf] Alison, Aubrey and Ava Last but not least, I bring you my own picks…

and yes, I do have three kids but when your son is a teenager, pics with mom are way “uncool”. 🙁

Alison's Picks

[Cannondale Bike/Kendra Scott Earrings/Warby Parker Sunglasses]

Yes, a mountain bike.  Our family’s favorite activity is biking, we go year-round. But I’ve been riding the same old beat-up men’s Cannondale that I bought for $75 from a student at SMU years ago.  I’ve paid my dues on that clunker.  Mama needs a new bike!

I must also mention my love of these Kendra Scott Danielle earrings.  Last weekend I tried out the new colors in their just released summer collection Island Escape and instantly fell in love, especially with this pretty sea foam green.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway

Also, I announced earlier this week that I teamed up with Bella Sweet Boutique for an amazing Mother’s Day giveaway with not one but two prizes valued at $1,000 each.  Click HERE to enter!

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It’s Your Turn:  What are your top three Mothers’ Day wish list items?

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  • Thank you so much for letting me participate! This is such a fun idea!! Happy Friday!

  • Allison Fletcher

    Wow- here’s hoping!!

  • Love all the other ladies’ picks!! Thanks for including me! =)

  • Rachel

    fun post! my favorite items are the crocheted Toms, the Anthro Figli necklace, and the Kendra Scott earrings in blue 😉 Have a great day, Alison!


  • OMGosh..I love everyones picks!
    Thanks for including lil old me and I can’t wait to pop by everyones blogs this weekend (a few are new to me)
    Off to tear apart a clients closet this morning…SO FUN!
    Have a great friday and I LOVE the sunnies you featured….

  • I hope you get your bike! That would be awesome.

  • FUN! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those Kendra Scott earrings in the new colors. Thanks for including me Alison , and thanks for the sweet words!
    Sheaffer 🙂

  • I love the earrings you picked, lots of great things here!

  • What a fun post Alison! All the mom’s picked some great things. I liked Schaefer’s necklace pick the best. Your girls are just as beautiful as you 🙂 Heather

  • Great ideas! I can see why you picked those ladies… what a great sense of style they all have! I hope that you all get at least one thing from your list! xoxo Jules

  • Great gift guide! Thank you for putting this list together.

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  • This was such a fun post idea! Love it! My hubby and I used to go bike riding a lot but after kids, we haven’t gone. We need to get one of those things you can attach to the back of the bike and put the kid in. But I worry about the crazy drivers in my town not seeing us!


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  • Such a wonderful post, Alison! Enjoyed meeting cool moms!
    I only have one wish….to spend quality time with my grown kids and their fur-kids. 🙂
    Happy weekend!

  • Great gift ideas!!!!



  • This was so much fun Alison!! Thanks for including me on this list of fabulous bloggers:) xoxo!!!

  • This is my FAVORITE mother’s day gift – I can’t wait to try it.


  • Love this post! Thanks for some great ideas for mother’s day! And I’m pretty positive that I have that yellow necklace you are wearing 🙂

  • Fabulous picks! Those Sam Edelman sandals are delish!

  • Great ideas…love them all. I hope you get the new bike!!!

  • I love these ideas! I also think that all moms and grandmoms would LOVE a pendant or charm with their sweeties on it! Go to http://www.sassyandsouthern.com and check them out or to order! All you have to do is email us your favorite picture to get started!!!! Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!!!

  • Ada

    This is such a great idea. I love everything you ladies chose. Those earrings are beautiful & I would have loved both colors, too. By the way Alison, both your daughters are so pretty. What are their names?

    Hope to see you participate in my Birthday Post. Take Care, Ada. =)

  • Liz

    I love these ideas! I especially love the Gap Jacket and the Nashelle Necklace. Next time I look at this page, I’ll make sure my husband is looking over my shoulder.

  • Your girls are beautiful. I have my own teenage son, I feel your pain. Great post with some awesome picks. Love those Warby Parker Sunglasses! I would look in the Outer Banks sporting them!

  • my hubby just got me those crochet toms for our anniversary 🙂 such great picks from everyone! I love the fun watches and pretty earrings.

  • Fantastic picks for mom! Thanks so much for the love!


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