Monday, May 12, 2014

Inspiration Monday - Thankful

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Tough to get back into the groove after an amazing day yesterday for my first Mother's Day!  More on that in a moment.  I'm linking up with two birds today for Inspiration Monday. They chose an awesome look from one of my favorite style icons, Jessica Alba.

I will never turn down an excuse to wear a maxi dress!  I really love the look of this with the vest and scarf. But because it was damp and rainy here today, I opted for a slightly different take - so it really is another "if you blink" type interpretations I guess!

So my first Mother's Day was wonderful.  The Pants Monkey seriously outdid himself.  He (and Oliver too I suppose, but daddy paid for it, lol) gave me a spa day as a gift - I get to go get a massage, mani/pedi, facial and lunch at a local salon.  I cannot wait!  We also went out for brunch.  We didn't go to the place I originally wanted to go (Psycho Suzi's for you locals) because while we got there more or less right when they opened, it turns out they were having a big brunch buffet and there was a line just to get in.  Oliver had just fallen asleep and we were hoping he'd sleep a bit longer, so we opted to go somewhere else (Eli's East). In the end it worked out great, we got the last table at that restaurant, the food was amazing and Ollie stayed asleep the whole time!  I had a pretty pink mimosa and it was tasty!

Dress - Stitch Fix, Sweater - American Rag (thrifted)
Necklace - Zulily, Shoes - Merona (Target) 

After brunch we stopped to see my mom and then my awesome Pants Monkey spoiled me even more by saying "if you want, I'd even go thrift store shopping with you today".  Um, do birds fly?  So we stopped by Savers on the way home and I had fun trying on a few things for Mr.Monkey and Ollie - they gave me their opinions too and I picked a few nice new things!  After that we got Oliver home and down for a nap and Mr. Monkey and I sat out on the deck enjoying the day.  The sun wasn't out but it was still pretty nice! After Ollie woke up we went to see the Pants Monkey's mom and then came home to have a light dinner and get the babe to bed.  Overall it was just the best first Mother's Day.  I feel so blessed and thankful to have Oliver for a son and the Pants Monkey for a husband!

For more Inspiration Monday outfits visit two birds over here.

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  1. Cute dress! I love maxi dresses! Glad that you enjoyed your first mother's day!

  2. I love Jessica Alba's style as well! This is such a great inspiration photo.... love your striped maxi!

  3. Sounds like a fabulous Mother's Day! The day at the spa sounds like it will be sooo relaxing.

    The Tiny Heart

  4. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day! <3

  5. You look super cute!! It sounds like you had an amazing Mother's day as well! Can't wait to see your new thrifted finds!

  6. One of Chris and the kids' presents to me was taking me to Goodwill and bringing clothes to the dressing room that they thought I'd like. I told Chris I would love that present for every holiday!! Happy belated Mother's Day!

  7. A husband who takes you thrifting and gives feedback on your clothes?! That's the jackpot!

    I was thinking of your yesterday and hoping your Mother's Day was the best.

  8. It sounds like you had a great first mother's day! :) Enjoy the spa day!!


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