Mother’s Day Dresses From Nordstrom
I know, I know. We are home. We are not going anywhere. BUT, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. In fact, I think it’s more important now than ever to actually mark these important milestones…even at home. Mother’s Day is a biggie! It’s BIG. I plan to dress up as if we are going out to brunch and have a wonderful brunch at home with my family… in my perfect, lace dress by Bardot. I can’t control much right now, but I sure can control what I wear.
To see this gorgeous dress in motion, be sure to watch the short video. Scroll all the way to the bottom.
(More dresses from Nordstrom in this post).
What Being a Mom Means to Me
Since I’m 45 now, I often ponder my legacy. What is my legacy in this life? What more can I do to give back and make my mark, using my unique gifts? I always come back to Gage and Elizabeth. These two little beings… that are SO heart-centered, innocent, hilarious, intelligent, articulate and expressive. These two miracles that bring so much joy and pride to my life. THEY are my legacy.
I have horrible days where I am impatient and yell at them. I sometimes let them stay on their iPads WAY too long because I just can’t deal. There are nights I feed them frozen pizza and that’s it. No vegetables. No fruit. I catch myself rolling my eyes sometimes when they ask for another hug at night. I’m not perfect. They’re not perfect. But, I shower them with love every chance I get. I love them so deeply and completely… and I believe that’s the absolute BEST thing I can do for them.
Mom to Mom Chat
And, mom to mom… I want to share that YOU are a GREAT mom… because no one tells you that. No one says, hey terrific job today being a mom. You really killed it. You are a wonder. Your selflessness is incredible… and you are creating a legacy that is amazing. I hope you soak that in today. You ARE an AMAZING mother and person!!!
How many times have I mentioned Bardot dresses? Too many to count! Well, here’s one more…because the dresses are just THAT good! I love how beautiful and modern their dresses are and all of their thoughtful design details. (Check out another spring dress by Bardot in this post.)
The blush dress I’m wearing above (on sale for ONLY $41!!!!) has gorgeous, geometric lace for a very ladylike look… and the midi length is so chic. It’s lined so you don’t have to worry about a slip. But the lining stops just above the knee… while the lace continues to below the knee. It’s a great touch really highlighting the lace. And the band around the waist hits just above the natural waist which is generally one of the tiniest spots on a woman’s body.
Pair It With…
For the house, pair it with some studded sandals by Valentino. (When things go back to normal, you can swap sandals for skin tone or white pumps.) These sandals are pricey, but I found the BEST dupes here!!
Shop more Bardot dresses here.
Why This Mother’s Day Will Be One We Never Forget
I know we are stuck at home. I know we are all tired of it …and often feeling a whole range of emotions from anger to frustration to sadness to loss. My hope for all of us is… that despite our current, surreal situation, we can experience joy, connect with each other, and make memories that last a lifetime. I know these are not the best of times, but this will be a Mother’s Day ALL OF US remember. Make it count. Have fun. Feel joy. And shower your kiddos with as much love and affection as they will allow.
And... of course...look and feel beautiful while you're doing it!
Huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. And special thanks to my sister, Cathy, for helping me take pictures on our trip (pre-quarantine, of course).