Thanks, Mom, for: dressing me.

It's almost that time of year, people ... time to honor those amazing women in your life: moms. Every night over the course of this next week, I'll be showcasing some of the coolest and best Mother's Day gifts around.

What's even better is that they're as affordable as they are covetable.

Up next: for all of those times she dressed you herself, or took you clothes shopping.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Bauble Bar diamond cayman collar necklace
2. Collective Concepts pleated v-neck popover
3. New York & Company floral cardigan
4. NuNu Designs initial pendant necklace
5. Ann Taylor opalescent floral ring
6. Kate Spade gardens of Paris earrings
7. Lands' End lilac cardigan
8. New York & Company floral bracelet
9. Lands' End eyelet linen tunic
10. Ruche mabel braided bracelet

Taylor Swift's perfect spring dress

Taylor Swift just stepped out in an adorable floral dress from Urban Outfitters that is totally perfect for spring. It's priced at about $60, too, so you can get your hands on some T-Swift style without breaking the bank.



(Images courtesy of TSwiftDaily)

Affordable Alternatives: Reem Acra Cap-sleeve Wedding Dress

If you're planning a wedding and looking for that dream dress, then chances are you may have pinned this dreamy cap-sleeve Reem Acra gown (on the left) to your Pinterest wedding board. It's one of the most-pinned dresses over the last few years ... and it costs thousands of dollars.

If like most brides you thought you couldn't afford it, then today is your lucky day. Adrianna Papell happens to have a total look-alike (on the right) that you can snag at Nordstrom for under $300!

(Images courtesy of Reem Acra; Nordstrom respectively)


Old Navy clearance is on NOW

For five days only, Old Navy is having a super clearance sale, with discounts of up to 60% off hundreds of items.

My picks?

This swiss dot chambray dress --



These distressed cropped white jeans --



This sleeveless button-front top --




These faux suede cutout flats --

(All images courtesy of Old Navy)

A plus-size -- and SEXY -- wedding dress for under $125

This lace dress from Asos, which is on sale right now for under $125, is plus-size and SEXY as all get out!  I love how it perfectly hugs curves ...

I could totally see a bride wearing this down the aisle for a spring or summer wedding.




(All images courtesy of Asos)

Thanks, Mom, for: teaching me.

It's almost that time of year, people ... time to honor those amazing women in your life: moms. Every night over the course of this next week, I'll be showcasing some of the coolest and best Mother's Day gifts around.

What's even better is that they're as affordable as they are covetable.

Up first: for everything mom taught you.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Shiseido eyelash curler
2. Rifle Paper Co. notebooks
3. Uncommon Goods grown your own marinara kit
4. bareMinerals moxie lip linerlipstick and gloss
5. bareMinerals precision face brush
6. Uncommon Goods basil planter kit
7. Uncommon Goods birdie yarn bowl
8. Anthropologie gold-dipped playing cards
9. The Edible Garden book
10. Anne Taintor vintage coin purse

EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT - LOFT is taking 50 percent off EVERYTHING

LOFT's offer of 50% off EVERYTHING online AND free shipping with code CYBER50 at checkout is expiring at midnight tonight, so get shopping.

(Image courtesy of LOFT)

Dita Von Teese's Retro Style

Dita Von Teese is, without a doubt, a shining example of a woman who has established their own signature style. She always looks impeccable, knows what works for her body and sticks with her favorite look: retro glamour.

She always looks amazing -- even when she's dressed down, which is so unlike her. Usually we see her in skirts and dresses, but I just had to point out this pants look on her because it's divine. And you can easily replicate it on a budget.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows; Dita image courtesy of JustJared)

1. Modcloth cat eye sunglasses
2. Modcloth pointelle cardigan
3. Simply Vera Vera Wang for Kohl's straw cross-body bag
4. Chelsea 28 print woven track pants
5. Payless chelsea flats

Things That Pinterest Me

Here's this week's installment of:





(Pinterest logo courtesy of Pinterest, of course)

Have you seen the latest line from Kendra Scott for summer? The collection is called the Marrakech Collection, and it's ah-maz-ing. They're totally pin-worthy and I want them all.






FIRST LOOK: Banana Republic Summer 2014 Collection

Banana Republic just released a special sneak peek at its Summer 2014 collection, and it's making me want to hit the beach immediately.











(All images courtesy of Banana Republic)

PS -- this collection will be out May 6th, so mark your calendar.