Mom Crush

One of the greatest blessings in my life is that I call my mom my best friend. My mom is one of my heroes, a woman I look up to and aspire to be more and more like as I grow older and raise my own children. 

As long as I can remember, my favorite “mom/daughter date” is a shopping trip and nice lunch out. I have the fondest memories of fun shopping dates all the way back to middle and high school. My mom even let me skip school on my birthday during high school for a fun day out on the town with her!

Now that I have my own children, these dates between my mom and I are further and fewer between, but always just as fun and special.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ve teamed up with Sole Society to take my beloved mama on a fun shopping and lunch date, accessorized in the cutest new shoes, bags and jewelry….all by Sole Society, of course! 

We started our day with blow outs from Drybar, shopped around one of my favorite places in Atlanta, Avalon, and then enjoyed a lovely patio lunch at Cru.

I am wearing Sole Society’s new feather-fringed sandals, the Sepia, in a fun creamsicle-hue paired with this versatile cream and camel crossbody. I am also loving my Sole Society gold statement earrings and beaded bangle stack

My mom is sporting Sole Society’s neutral Paulina sandals, paired with the cutest striped tote, the Rooney! {This tote also comes in a classy black and white stripe.} These are the perfect go-with-anything accessories to compliment any colorful outfit.  I love her bright Sole Society tassel earrings, too!

Each of our shoes, bags and accessories are under-$100 and make amazing Mother’s Day presents! I love that accessories are a gift that can fit any woman, regardless of shape, style or age. Plus, a woman simply cannot have too many shoes or handbags, right?!

Here are some other favorites from the newest Sole Society collection ::

Last but not least, here are five things I have learned from my mom, that I hope to pass on to my own children ::

1. Encouragement and positivity. My mom is one of the most optimistic people I know. It never fails to amaze me how she sees the “glass half full,” even when life has thrown curve balls her way. She radiates life, light and joy to all those around her, and being around her challenges me to do the same.

2. The art of celebration. One of my favorite things about my mom is her love of celebrating life and all occasions, both big or small. She has the incredible ability of making even the smallest moments special and memorable. I grew up loving the holiday and birthday traditions my mom created for our family, and cherish them even more now that I am a mom myself. There is nothing sweeter than traditions and celebrations as a child, and I am so thankful my mom has established so many for both me and my children.

3. Gratitude. My mom is quick to be thankful, which is a rare trait these days! Whenever I am down, she is quick to point out all we have to be grateful for, and encourages me count my blessings. 

4. Faith. My mom’s great faith has kept her standing through some incredibly trying times. I love that she puts her faith first, and relies on it to give her supernatural strength. She has created a legacy of faith that will passed down to future generations.

5. Generousity and compassion. In a world where most simply look out for themselves and their own well-being, my mom is constantly looking for how she can bless others. She is one of the most generous people I know, and gives freely of her time and resources to both her family and to those around her. I am always touched by her ability to love and befriend people who are different than her, and how she shows grace and compassion to the world around her.

Cheers to my amazing mama, and to all you lovely, hard-working moms!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Stylishly yours,

Thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Thank you also to Cru at Avalon for treating us to lunch!

Photography by Rachel Norris.



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