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Mother’s Day Makeover

Mother's Day makeover and Spring outits on sale - Pinteresting Plans fashion blog eyelet hem sweatshirt

Hi guys!   With Mother’s Day right around the corner I wanted to treat one of the most deserving moms in my life to a fun shopping spree.   Today I am partnering with Lord and Taylor to share a Mother’s Day makeover and some gift ideas from their Super Sale for the deserving moms in your life.

Mother’s Day Makeover

Mother's Day Makeover on Pinteresting Plans fashoin blog

My parents divorced when I was in elementary school and my Dad remarried my stepmom (Susan) when I was in middle school.   He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years before they met and was quite a bit older than her.    Fast forward over 20 years things have changed so much.

My Dad’s health has significantly worsened and my little brother is now in college.   Instead of enjoying their golden years traveling, Susan is a full time child psychologist by day and devoted wife 24/7.   My Dad requires 24 hour care.    If she wants to exercise, go out with a friend, or grocery shop, Susan coordinates care for my Dad.  He has dementia so that brings along extra challenges in addition to the mobility issues that result from the Parkinson’s.   Susan uses almost every minute of each day caring for someone else so I wanted to treat her to a new outfit from Lord and Taylor.

Mother's Day Makeover and Spring outfit refresh on pinteresting plans fashion blog

While a caretaker was available, Susan and I headed to the mall for a Mother’s Day wardrobe refresh.  Retail therapy is a good de-stress if you ask me!

I headed straight for the Design Lab section of our Lord and Taylor.   It’s a brand exclusive to Lord and Taylor and I always find good deals on items I love from this brand.   I convinced Susan to try this Design Lab hooded utility jacket and she was surprised how much she loved it!   It’s such a good layering piece for this unpredictable “Spring” weather we have in Connecticut.    When I saw how cute she looked in the olive utility jacket I had to grab the pink version for myself!   For size reference she is wearing size medium and I’m wearing XS.

Mother's Day Makeover on Pinteresting Plans fashoin blog

My husband laughed when he saw us together because Susan’s outfit was so “me”.   If you remember from my Spring capsule wardrobe I think the utility jacket paired with skinny jeans is a no fail combo!  The light gray Design Lab skinny jeans are a great alternative to white or blue jeans for Spring.  Would you believe this is my step mom’s first time wearing skinny jeans?!?!   She went for a classic pair of Levi’s high rise skinny jeans and they look so good on her.  We braved the rain to grab these pictures and I have several other gift ideas from Lord and Taylor beyond our outfits.

Spring outfit and Mother's day makeover on pinteresting plans fashion blog - striped peplum eyelet hem tee

pink utility jacket - early Spring outfit and Mother's Day makeover on pinteresting plans fashion blog




Because the Design Lab tops are the best priced secret I MAY have brought another home with me.  Can you tell I’m into the eyelet trend? I love the mock layer tops! I paired this rose eyelet hem Design Lab sweatshirt with one of my all time favorite pairs of shorts, these Levi’s 501 cut-off’s.   These shorts run small, I would recommend sizing up.   Both pieces are currently part of the May Super Sale along with some other great option.

Mother's Day makeover and eyelet hem sweatshirt on pinteresting plans fashion blog

Mother's Day makeover and Spring outits on sale - Pinteresting Plans fashion blog eyelet hem sweatshirt



More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I also wanted to mention some other gift ideas the deserving mom in your life might love.   Lord and Taylor has lot of beauty gift sets perfect for Mother’s Day gifting.   I don’t wear perfume to make a recommendation, but I do wear makeup and I love the “456 Pretty” shade of this Dior Addict Lacquer Plump.   The color lasts several hours without being drying.  Many other beauty items are 15% off as well as part of the May Super Sale.

mother's day makeover and may super sale at lord and taylor - dior "pretty" lip lacquer on pinteresting plans blog

Some other Mother’s Day gift ideas:

Mother's Day Gifts and a Mother's Day makeover on Pinteresting Plans Fashion blog




Lord and Taylor now carries my favorite hair tools.   If you follow my blog you almost always see my hair curled with my T3 curling wand.   To switch things up in the first pictures above I used my T3 Singlepass Straightener and of course we ended up having to take pictures in the rain ????.

Lord and Taylor’s Super Sale runs from May 7-May 14, 2018 so make sure to take advantage of the extra 50% off thousands of wear now styles.

Who is the most deserving mom in your life?  I’d love to hear from you below!!

Thank you to Lord and Taylor and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

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  • Amanda
    May 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    This is the sweetest Mother’s Day post! Your step mom sounds like an amazing woman!

    • Rachel
      May 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Amanda!!! She’s an angel on earth. Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!

  • Chris
    May 8, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    love this post! And yes Susan is just amazing!!

    • Rachel
      May 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      she sure is!!!! THE BEST!! thanks chris

  • Tabitha
    May 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Great post! It sounds like your stepmom is a wonderful, hardworking woman. Her outfit really does look like you lol!


    • Rachel
      May 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      thank you!!! she certainly is!

  • Liz
    May 10, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Your stepmom is an amazing and selfless woman! As are you, for gifting her this special day of rest and shopping! Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Rachel
      May 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you!!! she’s an angel. I appreciate the Mother’s Day wishes!!
      Happy Friday,

  • Jane Moore
    May 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    fabulous post in outfits but mostly 2 fabulous people. YOU AND SUSAN! I have witnessed susan personally she’s all that and more. Happy mom day! Well deserved

    • Rachel
      May 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Janey!!!!
      She is all that 🙂
      Love you!!