Happy Friday babes! Today I’m excited to be partnering with Nordstrom to talk about 3 Things My Mom Taught Me, and to share some great Mother’s Day dresses. My mom lives in Indiana, so I don’t get to see her as often as I would like to. She’s an amazing mom, and I’m so lucky to have her in my life. I wish I could just drive down the street and show up at her house. Mom, if you’re reading this… it’s time for you to move to Austin!
- Always Do Your Best– Dylan and I were just talking about this while on vacation. My mom would always tell me to “Do Your Best” no matter what I was struggling with. In school, I hated math. I tried so hard, but I just hated the subject. I’m not sure what it was, but I just struggled with it. My mom knew I struggled with it and she would say “Do Your Best’. I went to a tutor during study hall, and spent as much time studying as possible, but math just didn’t click well with me. Her encouragement to keep trying, and to do my best really helped. Even though I wasn’t getting A’s on my test, I was trying my best, and that’s what mattered.
- “It’s Nice To Be Pretty, but It’s Better To Be Nice” This is something my mom would always tell me and my sister. She’s actually a writer, so she has a way with words 🙂 This taught me that being pretty shouldn’t be my top priority, and that being nice was what really mattered. My sister and I briefly mentioned modeling when we were younger, and my mom wasn’t all for it. She also was a little hesitant when I mentioned to her that I thought about being in a beauty pageant. I love that my mom always put an emphasis on being a good person over caring about looks & being pretty.
- When Times Are Tough, Keep Pushing Forward- My mom is one of most hard working people I know. My parents divorced when I was about 4. My dad passed away when I was 8. My mom spent a lot of time as a single mom. She didn’t go to college right after high school, and she decided she wanted to go later in life. She was working at a factory, putting herself through college, and being a great mom all at the same time. She told me that her biggest motivation to go to college were the days when she would pass the school bus bringing us home from school, and she would be on her way to second shift at the factory. She realized she didn’t want to live like that, and wanted to be able to spend more time with her kids. I always look up to her, and realize how strong she was during those hard times in her life. Not only did she graduate with a Bachelors Degree, but she went on to earn her Masters Degree as well.
Now, since we are all in love with my mom, LOL, it’s time to talk about this DRESS. I think it might be my favorite dress I’ve ever worn here on the blog. Somehow I was able to squeeze into a size small (this dress is non-maternity), but I don’t think the bump will fit for much longer. I’m going to be saving this dress for future events, baby showers, bridal showers, and summer weddings. I just love the color, the fit, and the pleats that swing with your every move (sooo pretty!). This dress fits true to size in my opinion, and is a must-have in your closet for spring and summer events!
I’m also linking my cozy lace up heel sandals, sunglasses, and bag below!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today friends. Have a great weekend!
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts & opinions are my own.