A Mother’s Day Gift

San’s face in toast

This is my entry into the Style Rawr‘s Next Mother’s Day competition. The idea is to come up with an outfit that you would present to your mother as an extra special gift for Mothering Sunday. Now, you all know that I am lucky to have the best relationship ever with my mother in law, hopefully you will all remember that thanks to my mother in law, I am a world record holder, for making her a giant toast birthday card. So it comes as no surprise that it is her that I would pick to give an extra special outfit to.

At the moment, I know she has been spending long hours thinking about what to wear in June. It is a very special day, my sister in law is getting married, so Sandra will be mother of the bride – a great honour indeed. She absolutely must look the part and for some reason, she has already asked me for some support so I have already spent long hours trawling the internet as well as local boutiques to start looking for that one perfect outfit. I think if I could present her with the ideal outfit as a Mother’s Day Gift then I would win ultimate brownie points!

I must confess that I hadn’t thought of checking the Next website for inspiration. Now I’m glad I did. I have styled an outfit for Sandra that has on trend navy as its colour focus – keeping the colour blocked to make it classical and elegant. She likes to wear royal and midnight blue dresses already so I think this is something she would pick. I have managed to find the perfect cut for Sandra’s figure, a chiffon wrap dress that will accentuate her womanly ‘assets’ but draw attention away from the areas she is more self conscious about. It also shows off her excellent legs – if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

I kept the colour consistent in the shoes and bag, but with some fun floral embellishments that give the outfit a bit of a fun lift, inm line with San’s personality and the occasion. 

I also accessorised the outfit with beautiful, eyecatching Jon Richard jewellery, including this beautiful crystal comb to add some extra bling to her special up do. I picked silver accessories so they really lift and brighten the whole outfit. The earrings I picked are not Jon Richard – I don’t like to have accessory overkill with just one brand represented as I think that have everything matching can look a bit naff. That’s why I picked the lovely Shimla earrings. They are glitzy and glamourous but still understated, perfectly in keeping with the rest of the outfit.

With her pale mother of the bride buttonhole I think this outfit would be a total show stopper and I would love to give this as an extra special Mother’s Day gift to an extra special mum who is about to be even more generous with her love and her time by becoming a foster carer.

In summary, the outfit is composed of the following elements: navy chiffon wrap dress, £40 ,navy corsage demi wedges, £45, Made with Love navy cluster purse, £16, Jon Richard Crystal Comb, £18, Jon Richard Grace Crystal Necklace, £25, Jon Richard Grace Crystal Necklace, £20 and the Shimla Crystal Ball Earrings, £16.50. The total outfit cost is £190.50.


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