I asked fellow blogger/attorney April of April Golightly for her take on the best Mother’s Day gifts for this year. April is expecting her first bundle of joy, so she was the perfect mom-to-be to ask about special gifts for one of the most special days of the year. She also asked me to do a guest post for her blog covering fashion for lawyers. Enjoy!
Guest Post by April Golightly
On Mother’s Day, I normally think of what my mom might like. She does not like flowers or brunch as she has a ton of allergies that prevent her from receiving the normal Mother’s Day gifts. I usually buy her a spa day or anything that I can find in leopard print. I have tried to purchase her purses, but she has her own style and usually does not end up using the ones I choose. I gave her my Louis Vuitton last year and she actually used that for a while.
As a soon to be mother, I am due with my first child on July 15, I am making a Mother’s Day wish list from my point of view this year. Considering that I am in my third trimester, I think I deserve a gift. In fact, I think that all pregnant women deserve at least 4 gifts per pregnancy. One gift for each trimester and then one after the baby is born.
1. The Chic Bag
I have a bag obsession and since it is spring, I would love to carry a new faded jade bag. This one is perfect for a mommy as it can be shoulder bag as well as cross body bag. The hands free option is awesome.
2. The Statement Necklace
When your outfits start to get boring because your weight is fluctuating or you fear that your child will spit up on your Miu Miu top, you can spice things up with a statement necklace. Pick one like this that will go with jeans and a t-shirt, a t-shirt dress, or a basic maxi.
3. The Earrings
If the baby is pulling on your necklace, try a pair of statement earrings instead. Might want to even go clip-on for your ear safety.
4. The Best Flats
My balance is completely off and unless I want to fall, I have to wear flats. I am not kidding…I am the heel queen and could run in most of my shoes. Since the second trimester started, I have fallen twice in heels. To be safe, I am not wearing heels until I have the baby and lose some of this belly. If I am going to wear flats, they have to be fabulous and comfortable. These are awesome. I also went a little crazy at the Tory Burch outlet. The traditional Tory Burch flats do not work for me, but I have wanted a pair for a while. I asked the sales person and she directed me to the most comfortable pairs. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.
5. The Custom Necklace
Since I just got married and am sporting new initials, I have been dying to get a necklace with them on it. I would like to get a nameplate of my daughter’s name as well once she is born. Still gotta pick a name!
6. The Trendy Cuff
If you wear no other jewelry as a mother, I think you can rock a nice cuff that does not have any small parts that can be eaten by the baby. This one is so much fun and I want it.
Which Mother’s Day gift do you want?