Mother's Day: An Opportunity to Celebrate All Women in Your Life

The idea of a mom comes in all shapes and sizes, and therefore this holiday should be an opportunity to celebrate the women who’ve shaped us into the people we are today. Whether this day is for mothers, aunts, sisters, a neighbor, a dog mom, you name it! Let’s get inventive in how we celebrate them this year beyond the confines of brunch:
Girls Night In: Quality time with your favorite gals is guaranteed to boost your happiness. Something creative and new is always a way to have fun (mixology anyone?).  You can also bake together, host a potluck, play games, and more. For an celebration like this, you’ll want to be cute and comfortable. For bottoms, try these Vince Wide-Leg Pull on Pants, or these navy joggers by Sundry. For tops, 27 Miles has some fun and comfy options like the Misha cardigan.  The Great is also known for their cozy basics like this sweatshirt that comes in three colors. Sablyn combines sophistication and coziness with its Navi open knit sweater, which is ideal for a night in with celebrating those close to you. 
On the Move: Try using this holiday as an opportunity to get outside. Portland is a great city for a bike ride, a walk in the Japanese Gardens, or a picnic along the Willamette River. What better outfit to wear on these adventures than some reliable jeans? Citizens of Humanity just debuted their Marcelle cargo jean, which are roomy enough for any of the activities mentioned. If this style isn’t for you, don’t fret, Nili Lotan has its Megan jean in a wide-leg option perfect for every activity. For up top, layering is key for this active day – start with a tank top like this Majestic Filatures Soft Touch Scoop Neck or the Vince Scoop Neck. Then try a collared option like the Vanessa Bruno Cytinelle or the Xirena Abbott Top paired with a jacket like this denim number by Maria Cher. For something slightly warmer, try Herno’s packable, reversible nylon coat. Lastly, add some colorful huggies for a pop of color! The goal is to wear something you can move around in for all of the activities you do, without resorting to athleisure this time. 
Always a favorite! The good news is that with this activity, most locales make room for rain or shine. This cool jumpsuit by Ulla Johnson is sure to help you stand out. Looking for a pop of color to welcome Spring? Forte Forte has some options, and this Creponne Halter dress is something you can wear all day. Don’t forget to pack a warmer layer, like the Robyn white denim jacket by AG in case it gets cool, a fun bracelet, and a tasteful Freya hat for sun protection.
Use this day to show gratitude to the special women in your life. Spend the day showering them with love in the right outfit and it’s sure to be a good time. As a fellow dog mom myself, I’m expecting a gift from my pup any day now. 
Until next time,