For one of my baby showers last fall, my sister (who is married without kids – yet) bought me a gift bag-full of her favorite things for fall. She told me, “I don’t know about babies or what they need so I got you this instead.” I’ll never forget that gift. I absolutely loved it. It helped me stay fashionable and trendy as a new mom during a season when I didn’t have too much energy to think about myself. Plus, I loved opening each and every item and hearing her commentary about each one. So here are a few of my favorite things for this season. Take them for yourself or as gift ideas if you so desire.
*nautical stripes on anything and everything
*boat shoes (If you decide to invest in a great brand like Sperry Top Siders, go with a classic color – navy – like I did.)
*color: coral! (I bought a pair of jeweled H&M hair clips; my friend Steph gave me OPI’s new Hot N Spicy nail polish; my mom gave me a J.Crew cardigan for my spring birthday. Plenty of coral to saturate my summer.)
*black patent leather peep-toe flats (A classic that will span several seasons and an overall wise update for my wardrobe.)
*vanilla italian sodas with fresh lime (vanilla syrup + club soda + ice + fresh-squeezed lime slice = yummy and refreshing goodness!)
*Burts Bees shimmery body lotion with royal jelly (A pampering gift from my friend Brenda when I had a baby – I love this stuff!)