I started following the designs of Lisa Marie Fernandez when I saw Aerin Lauder wearing one of her dresses a few summers ago on Instagram. The style was so chic and had that “I vacation on the Amalfi Coast vibe”!!! I immediately fell in love. I have tried on the Lisa Marie Fernandez dresses in the stores and in Aerin’s boutiques many times and they are nothing short of gorgeous but very expensive. And, since I did not have a trip planned to Positano or Capri, I decided to wait for a special occasion to buy one. Well, I read that Target was partnering with Lisa Marie Fernandez and was going to have a line of dresses offered for a limited time. The sale went live last Saturday and I decided to wait until I received my order to post. OMG!!! The dresses are really amazing. The quality is great and each one is really beautiful. I have highlighted some of the dresses below but to check out the entire collection, click HERE.
It has been a while since I posted any of the monthly Amazon best sellers. I happened to check up on my blog stats today and I saw how many items were trending recently in many different categories. There are some really great not to miss must-haves included this month from a killer bathing suit to a popular contact-free party surprise…..Happy Shopping!!!
Tomorrow Connecticut is opening up a little and we are getting ready for it!!!! Our new normal is to wear a mask out in public. It’s not going to be easy but we will get used to it. And also if all the celebrities can do it….. well then so can we!!!!!! Cheers to our new normal!!!
Some people just love to shop exclusively online. They love to search the web for the perfect gift. I get it!!!! I love searching to find just the right thing to share with my readers. I have found some of the greatest gifts for mom right here!! The countdown has begun…8 days to go!!! Though I think this year, Mother’s Day should last the entire month!!!! Who’s with me???!??!?!?!???
One of my favorite sites is August Morgan, a lifestyle brand started by Kate Hersch, a style maven from Austin Texas. Kate has the ultimate selection of fabulous embroidered cocktails napkins, whimsical glass-wear, adorable dresses & sleepwear for yourself or for your mom….The napkins also make the best hostess or birthday gifts. Better yet, while you are at it get a set for you and one for mom!!!! Mother’s Day is only a week away!!! Bon Weekend!!!
BeYOUnique has been a favorite of mine for years now…I love their designer inspired bags and totes..How cute are the clutches? Perfect for a stylish mom AND the new face-masks are fabulous!!!
Mongram Mary has the best monogram gifts around. I love her new concept..send in a handwritten message for mom and she will embroider it on a pillow or jewelry case!!!
Amanda Lindroth has the most beautiful accessories for the home. Her style is incredible. There are so many things on my wish list…Anything you pick from Amanda’s website will be just perfect for a style-savvy mom with an eye for design…
How great are the items from Wrap It Up for Mother’s Day? The chocolate pizza’s look divine…and the hand-painted potted flower pots (in collaboration with Artbybe11a and Perfect Petals by Ann) are the perfect thing to brighten up mom’s special day (all orders should be in by 5/6 for 5/10 delivery)!!!!! Also, don’t forget about their beautiful gift-wrapping service. Whatever you decide to get mom, they will come pick it up and wrap it fabulously!!
Another one of my all-time favorite small businesses is Ward Vintage jewelry. Over the years, I have purchased some of my favorite treasures from their incredible selection. Mom would swoon over any of their specially curated pieces!!!
A new find for me recently is Sue Sartor handmade tunics, kaftans, dresses and PJ’s. Sue made a pair of PJ’s for my daughter and her roommate at Georgetown. They were a gift from my daughter’s roommates mom. And, I was immediately hooked. Since then, I have purchased a few dresses and some fabulous accessories…Here I am trying on a pair of the most incredible earrings from Sue to show my mom. (sorry for the bad photo but the earrings are out of this world)…She is also now hooked, BTW!!! ANYTHING from the Sue Sartor collection will make mom very very happy this Mother’s Day!!! PS Next on my list is one of those fab floral numbers!!!
If mom does not own any of the gorgeous jewelry from Ilyses Pieces, then that is what she NEEDS!!! Ilyses designs every piece herself and the result is perfect. I am in love with those crystal bracelets made in France. They are really well priced and looked solo beautiful. Those are also on my wish list!!!!
I cannot get enough of Into The Woods handbags and accessories. Catherine just also introduced an incredible line of tabletop items. I love the “South Beach” and “Hamptons” bag and I am waiting to order my next one, the Miami.
Another new small business that I just found is Elysian by EM. Their collection of tote bags, mules, clutches and decorative pillows are simply fabulous. I feel in love with so many things…and so will Mom this Mother’s Day
Another amazing gift for mom is a monogram wrap from Elizabeth Chilla designs. Her embroidery is honestly a true work of art. She has so many colors, monogram fonts and designs to choose from. Her wraps are sure to be a true one of a kind gift from the heart!!!
Lastly, I LOVE the whimsical gifts from the local company Raynebow Designs. Their gift boxes for mom are the sweetest. You can add facemasks, bath bombs, personalized water bottles (the daily water intake measurement one is my fav), and really cute quarantine hats and T’s to your gift.