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This weekend is already May. Woah! Time to get some Mother’s Day gifts cookin’! (Mother’s Day is May 8, by the way.) I’ve thought long and hard about the gifts that I would feel confident recommending to you, because I know how special the mother’s in your life are.
Here is a guide of some conventional, and not-as-conventional gifts for your momma, and the special moms in your life.
So I made up a cocktail recipe. I call it the Petite Fraise (or little Strawberry.) It is really simple, delicious and refreshing.
My bff Jessi told me that she has seen people wearing field jackets everywhere. And so have I! They are perfectly casual and flattering because of the fitted style and cinched waist. They are ideal for travel, because you can layer a sweater underneath and pair with a scarf when you are not sure what the weather will be like. Or just tie it around your waist when you don’t need it, because it is so lightweight.
To help you (and Jessi) out, I rounded up some field jackets that I approve of, at various price points. Most of them come in a military green color, but some come in white, lavender, navy…and other unexpected colors. Scroll through the slideshow for more info!
Weekly Refreshment: The Field Jacket
JustFab Hooded Parka Jacket. This one is $52 if you are not a JustFab VIP, but only $43 if you are a VIP. It also comes in olive and white, and I really like that it has a hood.
B.P. Cotton Field Jacket. I like ordering from Nordstrom because their return policy is so great. And always free shipping! This jacket is $64.
L.L. Bean Lined Field Jacket. The fleece lining is key on this piece. It comes in lavender, olive, gray, and white. The petite size also comes in a pinkish peach and navy.
JCrew Downton Field Jacket. I sound like a broken record when it comes to this jacket. This is the one I own (last seen here and here.) It is my absolute favorite. Even though it is $148, I have definitely gotten my money's worth. I took it to Italy on our honeymoon and it was perfectly stylish. It also comes in black and white, and the petite also comes in burgundy.
Old Navy Linen Blend Field Jacket. You know I love me some Old Navy. The only thing I don't like about this one is the color is called "crocodile tears" and I don't like when animals are sad (unless of course the croc is crying in laughter.) Otherwise, this one is perfect.
Blanc Noir Field Jacket. This color is called "wild dove." You can get it at Nordstrom Rack for $70 in this color, blue, or red.
JCrew Field Mechanic Jacket. This one is a little pricier, coming in at $178. Like I always say, I can justify a higher price on a good coat or jacket. It also comes in petites.
So I kind of invited myself to this DC blogger brunch group called Bubbles & Bloggers. Because I needed to get in with a crowd that enjoys brunch, mimosas, and blogging as much as I do. I had the pleasure of meeting them at Toro Toro last weekend, and we picked a festival/boho/coachella theme.
SOLD OUT TOP (Boo!), SIMILAR SPLURGE, SIMILAR SPLURGE, SIMILAR SAVE, SIMILAR | BRALETTE | DENIM | MULES, also HERE and HERE | NECKLACE ($6, my fave) | SUNNIES | SIMILAR BAG, SIMILAR BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION | SIMILAR CUFF, SIMILAR, SIMILAR
I was shopping on a website called Shoptiques.com, which is a really cool concept. Have you ever been to a one-of-a-kind perfectly curated boutique, and you lament that you can’t find anything like it where you live? And you can not go back unless you buy a plane ticket across the country/world? Shoptiques complies local boutiques from around the world all into one website. I love it because it allows you to browse those unique and boutique-y items that you couldn’t find in a department store.
While browsing, I came across some amazing striped pieces, like this blue and white OTS dress (for $28 omg) and this amazing jumpsuit. I’m also over here tweaking over this button-front striped tunic! I was inspired by these three items to compile some other striped styles that I’m loving. Stripes never go out of style, and are definitely a closet staple (see me in stripes here and here!)
SIMILAR TANK | SIMILAR GINGHAM BOTTOMS | CARDIGAN |SIMILAR BAG or THIS LESS EXPENSIVE ONE | SHOES | SUNNIES or A BARGAIN VERSION | EARRINGS (via Rocksbox, use code RoxanneBff28 for a free month) Read More
We headed out to Springfield, Virginia to my brother and sister-in-law’s house. I love their neighborhood with all the pretty trees and gardens. Compared to the city it is like a lush oasis. We are really lucky to have family nearby, so we try to take advantage of it and see each other as much as we can.