Spring is in full force, and I’m more excited than ever because it means I can finally peel out of my sweat set and actually get dressed up for the occasions I have booked in my calendar. First up, this year marks my third Mother’s Day, and I’m running out of ideas for my own wishlist along with what to buy the special women in my life. Last month, I tapped my
style crew for tips on refreshing a wardrobe for spring, so naturally, I’m turning to the same team to help me pick the best outfits for spring outings.
Whether you’re lucky enough to get together this year for Mother’s Day or you have a virtual lunch set up, we’ve narrowed down some of the best pieces on the internet from
Macy’s. Not only is my own list now full, but I also gained some nuggets of inspo for the perfect gift for my mom.
Natalie Cantell, our New Yorker by way of New Zealand, is a fiend for stylish monochrome homewares and loves to gift accordingly. She tells me she’s been living with her fiancé’s parents in California since last year, so she’s excited to actually be around family on Mother’s Day for once. “We’ll make crepes together in the morning and set the table to eat outside, then the afternoon will mean juggling the time differences to have a video chat with my mum in New Zealand and Jake’s sister in Australia—BYO drink that’s appropriate for whatever time of day it is in your respective time zone!” she says.
This dress can be worn so many different ways I basically lost count.
This iconic early-’00s brand is making a comeback with the chicest shoulder bags. The ivory and gold combo here makes this a clear winner in the bag game.
The fashion set turns to this tried-and-true liquid foundation (injected with SPF) for a no-makeup-makeup look that feels fresh and dewy.
I’ve already added this to my list for Mother’s Day—it would look perfect on my new dining room table.
A black flatware set is always a good idea.
Anna Dominguez, who always tells me how much her mom has inspired her shopping choices, is doing something a little different this year. “Usually my mom and I spend Mother’s Day together, but we won’t be in the same city this year. We’ll definitely be planning a mother-daughter shopping day to celebrate even if it is a few weeks later,” she tells me. In the meantime, let’s add all of her picks to our carts ASAP.
The soles on these sandals are everything.
I can imagine this worn with light-wash, loose-leg jeans.
The perfect gift for a mom who loves to host.
I’ve been wanting to try this spray, and according to Anna, it’s a must-have.
This pearly-pinkish early-’00s eyeshadow is an easy win for me. Going on my list of Mother’s Day gifts to pass on to whomever wants to buy me something.
Whenever I’m feeling a little like I’ve added one too many neutrals to my shopping cart, I turn to Keyma Morgan to snap me back to a colorful wardrobe. The new mom told me that for Mother’s Day, she’s having a virtual celebration this year. “I love gifting my mom, and moms prefer home items over other gifts. They tend to rave about them,” she says. I have my eye on the vase for my mother-in-law—it will look beautiful with colorful flowers on a coffee table.
I love how art deco this is, and I know my mother-in-law will, too.
A statement maker if I’ve ever seen one.
Have a friend who’s a mom? Gift her these beautiful soft-pink glasses and a bottle of rosé. It’s the little things.
In case you didn’t notice, bubblegum pink is kind of a thing around here.
I’ve never seen a highlighter I didn’t like, and this warm beige-y option is perfect for a spring-ready look.
The queen of making loungewear look like a million bucks is Kelsey Floyd, who’s here to show you that for spring 2021 comfort is always key even for an important occasion. “I love spending Mother’s Day doing something relaxing with my family. This year we plan to spend the day at home around the pool grilling and then catching the sunset at the beach near our house,” she explains.
Housedresses are never going away, so Floyd recommends having one for a virtual or in-person get-together.
If you love rosewater, this toner is made for you.
There’s nothing I love more than finding home pieces that are versatile enough to be used inside and out. This pillow cushion is essential to an easy-going laidback vibe.
Every night, my mom goes through her essential oils and meditates, so I’m planning to gift her this salt lamp and diffuser for an added luxury.
The perfect neutral lip color.