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This year, I will actually be in Mississippi for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14th for those of you who need to plan!). Kendall is about to be gone for a month so we’re driving down together, going to New Orleans with his sister and her fiance, then I’m flying back up to DC that Monday. I was actually so upset to have to tell my mom that I would be missing it, but in true Downing family fashion, she shrugged it off and agreed we could celebrate the following weekend.

I’m really close with my mom, and I cherish the time we get to spend together the two of us now that I’ve really flown the coop. She’s coming to the Strong Women in Fashion show, and actually bringing her teammates from work along! She always has my back but will certainly tell me how it is (no naked cakes for the wedding, certain cuts of clothes are not flattering on me, and stop making that face).

I’m super excited for her as she now has 30 something days of this school year left and then gets to retire after teaching for 40 years! (40? Did I get that right Mommy?) Not that she won’t keep busy, but now she has a chance to travel to warmer climates when she wants and not have to worry about getting a sub. In fact, she’ll probably sub herself when she starts missing the classroom! I’m so proud of her and even though I won’t get to celebrate with her on Mother’s Day, I do have some surprises for her when I return. My mom wears a lot of hats, so let me break it down how my thought process goes when I shop for her (I also like to shop in themes/ sets). And no, Mommy, nothing on here is exactly what you’re getting. 😉

Tropical Mama loves fun in the sun with her pals: 1.Handmade Straw Tassel Tote||2.Swell Down Under Cap||3.Boca Clips 2-pack Margarita Clip

Perfect hostess Mama keeps an immaculate and color coordinated kitchen (Papa D had to put a stop to all the blue I kept bringing home from Pier 1): 4.kate spade new york Charlotte Street Collection Pitcher||5.ARTLAND Artland Cambria Set of 4 Stemless Glass Tumblers||6.Bormioli Rocco Murano Dinner Plates – Tempered Glass, Set of 6

Preppy Mama has a timeless style that gave me the bones of my own: 7.Women’s Lilly Pulitzer Suzette Sheath Dress||8.Women’s Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip Flop||9.Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace

But most of all, she’s just my mommy. And these are a few of her favorite things: 10.I Love Love Cheap And Chic by Moschino Eau de Toilette Women’s Spray Perfume – 3.4 fl oz||11.Marine Candle||12.Lilly Pulitzer Exotic Garden Tumbler

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You can’t pinpoint a stylist’s style. They may follow a fashion trend every so often, but most of the time, they come up with their own unique outfits and look ideas. One thing is for sure though; they always look amazing! Here’s your guide to dressing like a stylist so you can make sure all of your outfits are on point!

Women’s Hinge Texture Stitch Open Cardigan

Experiment With Textures

One thing you’ll notice about pretty much every stylist, is that their outfits are full of amazing textures. This stops them from looking samey and boring, especially if they are wearing an outfit predominantly of one color. For example, an all black outfit could look boring if no texture is used. Experiment with all kinds of different materials and textures in your outfits to keep them looking interesting and full of style.

Women’s Caslon Layer Look Drawstring Neck Tunic

Practice Layering Your Outfits

Layering your outfits is another key to keeping it interesting. The great thing about layering, is that it’s great for transitional weather when you’re not sure what you should be wearing. You can easily add layers or take them away as the weather changes. It can take a little practice to get this right, but you will get the hang of it in no time. When layering, it’s a good idea to experiment with hem lengths and things like that too.

Ted Baker London Kerstin Patent Leather Crossbody Bag – Pink

Always Accessorize

You should never dress without considering what accessories you’re going to wear. Accessories help to enhance your outfit. Make sure you have a selection of accessories to choose from, from evening bags to necklaces. You can then choose accessories that make your outfit pop.

Gemma cap-toe flats

The Trick To Making Any Outfit Look Great

Did you know that there’s a little trick to making any outfit look great? You could be wearing jeans and a t-shirt, or a plain dress, but this trick will always work. Choose a smart pair of shoes, a luxurious looking bag, and a pair of nice sunglasses. They can be any style and color of course, but black will go with anything. Try it and you won’t believe what a difference it can make to your outfits!

Moschino Heart Leather Belt

Belt Up

The right belt can make an outfit look more pulled together. It can make even the plainest of outfits look amazing, and give you a bit of shape to boot. Skinny belts and thick belts work; it’s all down to what you prefer and suits your shape best.

Tan Leopard & Plaid Contrast Button-Up

Never Mix More Than 2 Prints Or 2 Clashing Colors

Stylists seem to be amazing at mixing prints and clashing colors. But there’s a rule if you want to start doing this. You shouldn’t mix more than 2 prints at once, or more than 2 clashing colors. By sticking to the rule of 2, you’ll be able to rock just about any look with ease!
Dressing like a stylist might take some practice, and you might even need to reassess your wardrobe to incorporate some better pieces, and get rid of those you don’t wear. However, it shouldn’t be long before your outfits are worthy of their own Instagram account!

 

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