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"SHE'S SO FASHIONABLE" | A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

"SHE'S SO FASHIONABLE" | A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

You know her.  You love her.  She's your mom, aunt, or grandma.  Regardless of the type of mother-figure in your life, mother's day is an important holiday for mothers.  It's the day that they are most appreciated for their cooking, cleaning, and overwhelming love.  Though we can show our gratitude verbally, it is always nice to give your mother a little something special.  So for all you fashionistas out there who want to amp up your moms wardrobe and make her look smokin' because you love her so much, this is the article for you. 

As always, there are different types of moms.  Some are athletic, some are preppy, and some are glam, and some are just down right casual.  So, here is my mother's day present to you all; help with finding the perfect gift to give your mother. 

THE ATHLETIC MOM

 The great thing about athletic mom's is that they're easy to shop for.  You can hit up any of your local yoga or athletic-wear shops and pick out something cute.  But in other cases, some athletic mom's want to look presentable without looking like they just worked out.  With the blue Free People top, your mom is able to stay comfortable and look fashionable, minus the dri-fit hoodie. But for those mom's who do love to look like they just worked out all of the time, buy a bright colored half-zip with fashionable detailing, such as the ruching on the coral half-zip.  Add a trendy pair of slip-ons or sandals to finish off the look!

DETAILS:

Yoga Leggings: Lululemon,AthletaHard Tail (more reasonable, still great quality)

Half-Zip: AthletaOther

Shirt: Free People

Sandals: TopshopTeva

THE PREPPY MOM

Finding reasonably priced pieces for a preppy mom is often a challenge.  With Tory Burch, Vineyard Vines, and Lilly Pulitzer tempting you, how do you know what to buy without breaking the bank?  But in my opinion, wearing a unique combination of preppy pieces is much more exciting than a whale printed shift dress.  So for this mother's day, pick up cheaper and simpler preppy pieces to buy your mom.

DETAILS:

White Jeans: Ann Taylor

Chambray Tank: Tommy HillfigerLou & Grey

Skirt: J.Crew Factory

Sandals: Object-32Forever 21

Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Espadrilles: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

THE GLAM MOM

Well all know how embarrassing it is for our mom to want to dress like a teenager... take Regina's mom in Mean Girls for example... HELLO, totally embarrassing.  So sometimes, when our mom wants to look glam, it's hard for her to not look 20 years younger than her actual age.  So when finding glam pieces for you mom, make sure they are simple and are neutrals.  That way, you mom can look trendy but HER age. 

DETAILS:

Necklace: Free PeopleCharlotte Russe

Tee: MadewellForever 21

Skirt: TopshopVince Camuto

Booties: Rag & Bone,Nine West

Bracelet: Alex and Ani

Scarf: Forever 21

THE LAID-BACK MOM

The laid-back mom is the easiest to shop for.  With comfort pieces that can be dressed up or down, all your mom needs is one of each and she can create hundreds of different outfits.  Buy her the basics, and she's set for life.  But instead of purchasing your typical v-neck and Sketchers, try picking out more unique and hip pieces such as the ones shown above.

DETAILS:

Tops: Free PeopleFree People

Jeans: American Eagle

Shoes: ConverseToms

Necklace: BCBGeneration

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Did my gift guides help you?  Were you able to "locate your mom" in one of the style sections?  If so, comment below with a picture of what you bought your mom this Mothers Day, or tag me in a picture via Instagram (@brunettewithabudget)!

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