3 Things My Mom Taught Me & Mother’s Day Dresses

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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!

  1. 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.
  2. “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.
  3. 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!


Dress // Shoes // Sunglasses // Bag


Thanks so much for stopping by today friends. Have a great weekend!

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


  1. Nataly on April 14, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I love this dress on you! Great words of advice from you mom too! Thank you for sharing!

    • Lee Anne on April 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thanks so much Nataly 🙂

  2. Kelssey Layton on April 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    This dress is stunning on you!! And I love these 3 things your mom taught you. All so important! Moms really do know it all! 🙂

  3. Natasha on April 14, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Awe, this is such a sweet post! And I love your dress. Such a pretty color!


  4. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on April 14, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I totally agree with bomber 2. So so true! You look gorgeous in this dress. And your bump is precious!!!!

    • Lee Anne on April 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Yes, number 2 is a good one, and thank you Laura xoxo!

  5. Kristin O'Ferrall on April 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I absolutely love the dress and the advice from your mom. True words!

  6. Kim on April 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Your mom sounds amazing! I have a super close relationship with my mom and think she was super mom as she was a single mom also. That dress is adorable…I love the pleats on it!


    • Lee Anne on April 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

      I love super moms <3 thanks so much xoxo

  7. Logan on April 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I love your dress! You look so beautiful!

  8. Janelle Reeves on April 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    That dress is GORGEOUS! Love it!

  9. Jessica on April 14, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I mean… this dress! I’ve seen so many pretty dresses in my lifetime but seeing this on you made me gasp a little. Seriously gorgeous babe!~

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lee Anne on April 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Thank you SO much! It’s one of my all time favorites!!!

  10. Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary on April 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    This is so sweet! Love that dress on you!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  11. Sarah K Tripp on April 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Such a sweet post! Love this dress on you!

  12. Nicole Leffew on April 15, 2017 at 11:45 am

    You don’t even look pregnant omg! Love this dress and your mom sounds like an amazing lady! Xo

  13. mei on April 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Lee. I love this dress. That color is very refreshing. and as usual you look gorgeous 🙂

  14. Nicole Parise on April 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    OMG so cute! I love the post and the outfit, that color is gorgeous on you!

    xx nicole

  15. Danielle Greco on April 15, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    This post is Soooo precious! I might steal the idea, my mom would totally cry!!! Also, love that dress, very very pretty 🙂

  16. Taylor Aube on April 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I love this pink dress! It’s so chic on you!

  17. Ashley on April 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

    This is the sweetest post! Your mom sounds like one amazing mama. You look absolutely stunning in this dress, Lee Anne!!

  18. Mary on April 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    such a lovely dress, love the color!

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