A Day With Mom Featuring ELOQUII

When it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day my family tends to celebrate on Saturday instead so that  we can avoid the Sunday crowds and so that my mother can actually use Mother’s Day as a day for her to relax at home. This year, our celebrations were a bit of a washout given the pouring rain that came from the weekend’s Nor’Easter storm. Anyone else would have wanted to call our plans off but my mother wouldn’t hear of it. As far as she was concerned, it was her day and she had new clothes that had to be shown off. So we got dressed and went ahead with our plans. I promised my mother that I wouldn’t interrupt the festivities with my blogging (her words, not mine) so I didn’t. However I did manage to convince her to do a mini shoot before the Uber came to get us.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Clothes were gifted for feature, but all opinions are my own.

Brunching in Denim

[ELOQUII Embroidered A Line Denim Dress (size 16) :: Franco Sarto White Braided Front Sandal (similar here) ]

Up first was a late brunch with my mother’s friends who flew into NYC for a quick visit. She wanted to be both casual and dressy so she went for this embroidered denim dress from ELOQUII. What she loves about this dress is the laid-back tee style and how, with the decorative front, not much else is needed in terms of accessories. She kept things simple with a white braided front wedge sandal so that the focus of her look was the dress. As expected, she received lots of compliments on her look so I know that this dress will be in major rotation in her spring-into-summer wardrobe.

If you watched this week’s Dia&Co. Facebook live, which featured my mom’s unboxing, we explained that our individual style, for the most part, is radically different, with my mother being more conservative and I, more eclectic/experimental. However, we do share a great love of denim. We both have an extensive collection of jeans, denim/chambray tops, dresses, handbags and skirts, which has only grown more after I introduced her to ELOQUII three years ago. She checks the website practically every day and has a wish list a mile long that she has bookmarked on my laptop just in case I ever have some extra funds to get her something. When it came to this dress, she had already bookmarked it for herself and she made a point to tell me that I was not to buy the same dress.

I always tease my mother about the fact that we never had a chance when I was younger to take one of those cute mother and daughter pictures with us in the same outfit. While she admits that she finds those kind of photos adorable, she figured that it would look silly with me being an adult. I waved off her concerns and told her I was all for it. So I went ahead and put on this pencil skirt that has the same embroidery design. We’re dressed alike yet different which to me, is a more grown up twist to those aforementioned photos.
I paired the skirt with a navy blue keyhole top that I took  borrowed from her closet since I apparently don’t own any thing in that color. (Yes, that surprised me too.) If there is one positive thing about having a mother who you’re close with and wears your same size, is the fact that you can totally find something you need that you can borrow to complete an outfit. I loved how this outfit came together to give me a playful yet sophisticated look that I could wear for brunch or just as easily to work.

[Ashley Stewart Flare Cuff Keyhole Top (similar here) :: ELOQUII Studio Embroidered Denim Pencil Skirt (size 18) :: Steve Madden Draw-string Bucket Bag (similar here) :: Avenue Taupe Wedges ]

Night Out in Muted Grey and Magenta

After an afternoon out, you would think that we would turn in early but my mom had other plans. She asked me to come with her to a dinner and a show in the city with the same friends we had hung out with earlier. She dressed up this patterned peasant top with some bright magenta pants and black heeled sandals. My mother loves dramatic sleeves so she played these up all night. While the top has a mandarin collar, she kept the buttons open to create a v-neck neckline. She loved how light and airy this blouse was as it could be worn well into early summer.

[ ELOQUII Printed Button Up Bishop Sleeve Blouse (size 14/16) :: Alfani Hot Magenta Skinny Pants (old, similar here) :: Nine West Sandals (old, similar here) ]

As for me, I went for something that was easy to wear and of course, dressy enough for this last minute invitation. I chose this stylish grey fit-and-flair dress. With bow details on the sleeves and the tie belt, it has a feminine touch that I adore. This dress is lightweight so it’s perfect for a spring evening out. I wore my metallic flats to complement the finish on the pearl-button detailed front and added another piece from my mother’s wardrobe – her hot pink clutch, to add a subtle nod to her look.

[ ELOQUII Button Down Fit and Flare Dress (size 20)* :: Metallic SO® Pointed -Toe Ballet Flats :: Hot Pink Clutch with gold detail (borrowed from my mother, similar here)

The rain may have changed our plans slightly, however any time I get to spend with my mom is the best. I loved getting the chance to celebrate her awesomeness at various family events in both Queens and the city, especially dressed in our current favorite ELOQUII pieces.

*Style notes: I got this dress in a size 20, however it was a bit too big, a size 18 would have been a better fit.

I hope that everyone has a great day celebrating the women that have lent a hand in raising and empowering you, whether they be your actual mother or not. Happy Mother’s Day!

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