Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I wanted to help make shopping easier with 5 Mother’s Day gift ideas. From a cute pair of pyjamas to personalized jewelry, there’s plenty of options for last-minute gifts!

1. A Personalized Locket

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Pandora is a perfect choice for Mother’s Day. The brand is known for their charm bracelets, but this season, just in time for mother’s day, there’s the Floating Heart Locket. Inside, your mom can swap out little charms that move freely within the locket. It’s a neat effect, and definitely customizable. I also love that the piece is versatile and can be worn without the charms as well. The $30 – $55 price point for the charms inside are also extremely accessible!

I’m wearing the Floating Heart Locket with Infinite Love Petites charms. I styled it over a white pleated blouse with bell sleeves from H&M, high-waisted jeans from American Eagle, and a Gucci Marmont belt. This outfit is super simple, and allows my accessories to shine. I love layering dainty jewelry pieces over a white blouse or t-shirt for a simple, elegant look. The white blouse makes for the perfect blank canvas and highlights the locket’s moving pieces.

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When I visited Southern California in January, visiting the beach and a vintage amusement park was on my bucket list. My sister knew the perfect place… Belmont Park. This park, complete with a vintage white wooden coaster and carousel, was set along a strip of sand at Mission Beach. We went there on my last day in San Diego, caught the sunset and had some ice cream. To match the vintage scenery, I wore a pastel blue Dixa Layered Lace Dress from Ted Baker, a black chain hand bag (similar here) and macaron heels from Daisy Street available at ASOS.

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This season, I’m embracing bright, colourful pieces, experimenting with volume and adding some life into old closet favourites with new accessories. The inspiration for this outfit were the little crocus flowers peeking out of the ground a couple weeks ago. I wore this purple midi skirt outfit to church on Easter weekend and then on a date to visit Allan Gardens to see the spring bulbs!

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I’m wearing a yellow scalloped top from H&M (old, similar here), a purple midi skirt c/o Chicwish, watercolour Maddox sandals by Nicole Miller Artelier c/o DSW Canada, and a Kate Spade bag.

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These watercolour sandals from DSW Canada are perfect for summer. I love the graphic watercolour/graffiti print, it’s definitely edgy and completely different. What I really love about these heels are the fun leather tassles. Tassles and pom poms are a trendy detail, so keep your eye out while you’re shopping. I think these heels will also go well with a pair of skinny jeans and a white tee, or to jazz up a plain white dress this summer. The warm weather has me excited for more fun summer fashion to come!

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My first designer handbag was from Coach… I remember going to the Eaton Centre and purchasing it, with my first month’s worth of paycheques from my part time job. I’ve cherished it since, and picked up a few more Coach pieces along the way. I’ve always been a huge fan of their leather pieces, so I absolutely couldn’t say no to making a Coach Rogue bag review.

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I’m wearing an olive Coach Rogue Bag, a striped lantern sleeve shirt from SheIn, embellished boyfriend jeans from H&M, and scalloped Finnley heels from Nine West.

 

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I love how this outfit has modern elements, with vintage touches. The ripped jeans keep the puffy-sleeved shirt from looking too “Anne of Green Gables” while the scalloped heels add a girly touch to the look. I love how this outfit juxtaposes masculine elements (the jeans and the bag) with feminine style.

The Coach Rogue bag, from the Coach 1941 line, comes in dozens of colours. Embellished with flowers, snakeskin, fringed, grommeted… the Coach Rogue has already taken many forms. I’m wearing the black copper and olive Coach Rogue in Glovetanned Pebble leather, in the regular size. I find that it’s perfect for storing essentials, including my DSLR, wallet, water bottle, notebook, an iPad/e-reader and a mini umbrella. I also love that it has a few compartments and a convenient, built-in change purse with a vintage clasp. The feet on the bottom, piping and leather-covered metal handles add structure and function to the bag.… View Full Post

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I’m wearing a feather jacket from Winners (similar feather jacket here), black dress from Kate Spade New York, glitter booties from Hudson’s Bay (similar glitter booties here), and a Chanel Jumbo bag from Luxe Touch Designer Consignment.

Yesterday, I had my last law school lecture. It’s crazy that law school is coming to an end, and it has been an incredibly challenging but rewarding time. I’ve forged many relationships with my peers and mentors, that have pushed me to be curious, hard-working and kind. Just yesterday, I learned about a new legal area – artificial intelligence in the employment law context, and one of my peers told me all about Electronic fibre computers and their military applications. Law school is a really cool place. It’s easy to get swept up in all the readings, assignments and 100% exams, but for the most part, I’ll remember inspiring guest lectures, cross-examining witnesses, making closing statements in a real courtroom and talking about nerdy things at my CIPPIC clinic placement. I am so excited to be done, but it’s all starting to get a little bittersweet.

I’m moving back to Toronto on April 30, and packing away this segment of my life. My law school journey started with me researching employment law when I found myself in a shady post-journalism-graduate internship. I then studied for the LSAT for a year (and took it three times!), applied to several law schools and agonized over the wait. I applied to Interior Design School, and as I was about to pay my application fee, I got the call from Ottawa U in early summer 2014 and jumped! I went to J. Crew that day and bought two blazers… I’ve since tripled my collection.… View Full Post