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My First Mother’s Day + Gift Ideas

I know, I know. I was a mother when I was pregnant but this year is so special having Tripp in my arms to snuggle and hug(he was born TWO days after Mother’s Day last year). These last few years Mother’s Day has honestly been very sad. It is hard watching so many people celebrate with their mom and you don’t get to do that.

I love that this year has brought new meaning to this holiday. I am so thankful that God chose Tripp to be my little one. He has shown me unconditional love that I have never known. He has taught me to be more carefree and less uptight. He has taught me patience and understanding and that with one little grin that he can get out of a lot of trouble.

I can’t wait to spend this Mother’s Day with my little family. Really that is the best gift of all BUT if you were to ask me some fun gift ideas for moms here is what I would suggest!

Pampering is ALWAYS a good idea for mom so a massage or mani/pedi gift card are safe bets! Click to photos below for direct links!

For the clean freak like me
Roomba

For the techie:
Apple Watch

For the Fashionista
Tory Burch Clutch

For the jewelry lover
Kendra Scott Necklace

For the mom’s who need ALL the coffee
Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte System

What is on your Mother’s Day list?
XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Some BIG news

Since I have been gone…. Lots has happened.  I let the blog take a little hiatus but I am back in action with some news!

 

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We are so excited for our newest edition.  Stay tuned for some exciting post about style, pregnancy and this big life change!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Blazer Series: Part 2

 

 

Since I started this series I decided I should publish a little “How to” for blazers.  They are so versatile but sometimes that can be really overwhelming when creating an outfit.  So here ya go!

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Step One: Blazing it up. Find a great structured blazer.  If you don’t have one already I would recommend black or navy as they are very neutral and can go with many blouse options.

Step Two: Top of your game. A soft blouse/ t-shirt or sleeveless shirt to go under the blazer. For a more casual occasion I go with a plain t-shirt and for a dressier occasion a blouse. Feel free to spice it up with a pattern or a bright color! Just remember your shoes and accessories will need to compliment one another.

Step Three: A mean jean. A well fitting pair of jeans.  Remember jeans can be colored or regular.  Whatever you feel most comfortable in or whatever color is suiting your mood! I prefer a dark wash denim with my black blazer. It gives it that dressed up crisp look. But when I am going more casual a light wash jean is my “go-to”.

Step Four: Pump it up.  A nice pump really helps balance the jean and blazer look.  Gives you classy and edgy look. Go for a fun color (magenta) or pattern (leopard)!

Step Five: Bling, Bling.  A statement necklace is the icing on this outfit.  If you haven’t gone bold with your shoes, or top here is where you can make your impact.

Step Six: Show em’ what you got.  Have fun in your new outfit!

[You can also find this same ebay guide review HERE]

Blazer [Similar:Loft]

Tee [Old Navy]

Jeans [Target]

Pumps [Nine West]

Bracelets [David Yurman]

Necklace [Kendra Scott]

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Blazer Series: Part 1

Lots of new series are on the docket this year.  Starting off with one of my favorites! Blazers add such a great addition to any outfit.  They are perfect to dress up a casual outfit or structure to a flouncy top!

The other day was “Go Red For Women” and I sported the number below for my mom who passed away from heart disease.

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Blazer: Similar [Loft]

Scarf: Similar [Sam Moon]

Earrings [Kendra Scott]

Blouse [Charming Charlies]

Bracelets [Target], [David Yurman]: I have Pearl, Paradox and Onyx

Watch: [Michael Kors]

Black Pants: Similar [TJ Maxx]

Shoes: Similar [Tory Burch]

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#OOTD: Pattern Mixing… again

I am LOVING this warmer weather.  I have been wanting to bust out a dress for awhile so this great comfy dress was perfect for my lunch date at The Lunch Box– PS if you live or are around Fort Worth you DEFINITELY need to try!

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Dress [Target]

Scarf [Sam Moon]

Shoes [Tory Burch]

Earrings [Kendra Scott]

Bracelets [David Yurman]: I have Pearl, Paradox and Onyx.

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Vested Interest 3.0

 

The fall temps are here and I am loving it [for the most part]! I am on the Fort Worth Jingle Bell Run Committee and we had a walk through for our event.  This event is near and dear to my heart because it raises money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation.  Many people in my family YOUNG and old suffer from this debilitating disease and this event helps raise funds for research to help find relief and cures [there are over 100 different diseases that fall under the “arthritis” umbrella]!

 

Anyways I was feeling festive and so I decided to wear this bright red sweater.  I don’t tend to wear a lot of red because of my hair but pairing it with plaid really makes me feel cozy and in the Christmas spirit!

PS If you want to join my Jingle Bell Team; you can even Jingle in your Jammies from home [Click here] or donate [Here]! <3

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Boots: [Steve Madden]

Belt: [Target]

Vest: [Columbia]

Jeans: [Target]

Sweater: Old [Gap Similar]

Scarf: [Burberry]

Earrings: [Kendra Scott]

Watch: [Michael Kors]

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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OOTD: Stripes + Leopard

Stripes and Leopard are two of my favorite prints to wear.  It has become a staple combo in my wardrobe too!  All of the pieces below are so easy to mix and match with other items!

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Let’s break it down

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Top: Old- Similar: [Ann Taylor] Striped Cotton 3/4 Sleeve Tee

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Skirt: Old- Similar [Old Navy] Women’s Ponte-Knit Circle Skirts

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Shoes [Tory Burch] Reva Printed Ballet Flat

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Earrings [Kendra Scott] Elle Earrings in Chalcedony

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Watch [Michael Kors] Runway Twist Gold- Tone Stainless Steel Watch

Do you have go to patterns to mix in you wardrobe?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine Weekend

  wine This weekend I am venturing to Fredericksburg, TX for a wine weekend Bachlorette party! I am SO excited for a little getaway!  However, packing is a fun challenge to take on [not].  Here are some of my tips and tricks and my fun picks for this weekend! The key is to have items that can be used multiple ways.  This gives you more options but with less bulk in your duffel!  Also, choose items that can mix easily (basic colors). First off the perfect bag: vb

Vera Bradley [Grand Travler]

Here are some of my ideal outfit combos!

outfit 1

I love Chambray tops because they can be used in so many ways! This is a comfy cool look for the car ride to over and will be perfect to wear to the casual dinner we are going to that evening!

 Old Navy [Convertible Maxi Dress/Skirt]//Old Navy [Chambray Top]//Target [Cami Top]//Target [Sandal]

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I wanted an outfit that could go from day to night.  This is the day for wine tours so I figured I can throw my sandals in my bag and either dress it up or dress it down! I also get cold easily so throw in the chambray shirt for a bit of warmth but not adding bulk to the bag I carry!  You might notice the repeat of the maxi skirt from above.  Thats because it is a convertible dress/skirt… BRILLIANT!

 Old Navy [Convertible Maxi Dress/Skirt]//Old Navy [Chambray Top]//Michael Kors [Wedge]

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Outfit 3 is for a little fancier dinner out.  I am OBSESSED with this look! Such fun summer colors!

Neiman Marcus [Flare Dress] //Michael Kors [Wedge]

   Bonus find:

Target PJ

What better excuse to buy a cute PJ set! Late night chats will happen and you need to be comfy!

Target [PJ Set]

Kendra Scott [Earrings]