Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Style: Shabby Apple Chic

Sometimes you wear something and you feel good. Sometimes you wear something and you feel great. And sometimes you wear something and you feel beautiful. This Shabby Apple dress does that for me! I'm loving this cut and color of this dress- simple yet so elegant at the same time!

I let the dress speak for itself and paired it with pearls, a simple clutch and patterned pumps. I love this look so much! 

Here are some pictures of today's look:







I just love this dress! Shabby Apple is a great place to find romantic dresses and skirts as well as unique looks. It feels like all of their pieces have a story and great charm. They even have great dresses for bridesmaids looks! Take a look and see all of the awesome things they offer! I can't wait to see what you all think if you have never checked out this site before! 

Here's the details from today:

Dress- Shabby Apple (recent)
Heels- Nine West (online earlier this year)
Clutch- Banana Republic (old)
Bracelet- The Limited (early this year)
Necklace- J Crew (old)

Thanks for reading and following along with me! Have a great Sunday! 

Sandae

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Yo Mama: A Tribute to Mothers Everywhere

Yo mama is so dumb...yo mama is so ugly...you mama is so...yo mama... Everyone wants to tell jokes about their mamas but without our mamas we wouldn't be here! I watched the Mother's Day episode of the Ellen show from Friday and was laughing at the funny jokes they were telling and was excited for all of the first time mothers who got all kinds of fabulous things for their babies to come. 

I know though that this time of year is always a sensitive time for so many people. I lost my mom eleven years ago and I still think about her all of the time. Some holidays like Mother's Day can be more difficult than others. Some people are quiet and withdrawn while others are mad or cry on days like today.  We all handle grief and change in different ways and it's important that we realize and understand that and just be there for each other. 

This time of year I am also reminded that I am a mom. Well, I am always reminded I am a mother but this time of year, everyone else wants to remind you too. Even though I may not have my mom here on earth any more, I have been blessed with that same title, Mom.

 I also know people who have struggled with becoming a mother- whether there were fertility treatments necessary to have a baby for the first time or maybe some even experienced secondary infertility, it was a struggle. Or maybe the struggle was in the transition phase after having a baby and experiencing frustration and doubt and perhaps even depression. 

What about those that adopt children? You are their mother whether you carried them in your womb or not. What a blessing to rear a child! 

Maybe you are a mother to step-children. My step-mom is my friend so I will tell you that these relationships can be equally as full of love and laughter and friendship but I imagine difficult to also find your place.

And then there are those who are mothers to angel babies. Babies in Heaven that are looking down on us each day. Babies that we will one day be able to see again. 

Yo mama. She brought you into this world. She may be weird or loud, she may dress funny, she may embarrass you, but she's yo mama. 

Appreciate her every day that you have her here on this earth. What I wouldn't give to talk to my mom on the phone and tell her about my life and everything that is going on in it. What I wouldn't give to hear that crazy laugh or hear her tell that stupid joke or say that classic line to me one more time. 

My son is my constant reminder of my mom. He has her eyes and her wit. He and I talk about her and I tell him how much they would have loved each other. Sometimes he laughs when I tell him about the embarrassing things that she used to say or do to me. Then he reminds me I am not that different...

Yo mama. Tell her or the mama figure in your life today (and everyday!) how much you appreciate them and all that they do! 


Here are a few of my favorite pictures of my mom, my son and myself- Enjoy! 


Right after we came home from the hospital. 


First Christmas and still one of my favorite pictures! 

My son and I this week on a Menchie's date! 

My mom probably in the 80's but it's one of my favorite pictures of her. 


This picture hangs on my refrigerator where I see it everyday. 

Happy Mother's Day to all of you! Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae




Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Style: Hi-Lo Color!

This weekend has been beautiful! I thought it felt a lot like summer today as I was out running around and doing things. I went to a concert in downtown Detroit that my friend was in and ended up walking a lot back and forth to the area where I parked. It's good exercise but it reminds me that even warmer days are coming! 

Today's outfit is a little play on words but it's Hi-Lo for this fun midi skirt and its color for all of the beautiful colors in this blouse and in this outfit! I love when an outfit comes together and it looks and feels fun and cheerful. That's how I felt about this look today. It's simple but put together and was perfect for wearing all day- to church, errands, lunch and that concert! I traded out the wedges for a pair of flats while driving and running around but the outfit didn't lose anything by having a gold flat with it!  I think if it were chilly, you could also add a denim jacket for warmth and the outfit would still look great! 

Here are some pictures of today's look:









Blouse- J Crew (last year)
HiLo midi skirt- Mindy Maes Market (online)
Necklace- purchased online (I cannot remember the store but it's old)
Wedges- DSW (old)
Clutch- Banana Republic (old)
Bracelet- Target (old)

Hope you've all had a great weekend and are ready for the work week! 

Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae