If you’ve been around here long enough, you’ll remember that I actually started this blog with my sister, Maria, back in 2011. These days, she has a blog of her own, From Scratch with Maria, and she is also a DIY Expert on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show. I’ve had her pop on here in the past for some guest posts but this is the first time EVER that we’ve done a collaboration together, and just in time for Mother’s Day!
After growing up as about the girliest girls you might find, we are now both moms of two boys and our kids are 6 months and then 2, 4 and 6 years. Let’s just say that when we’re all together, it’s pretty loud and we’ve got a lot of energetic guys to keep up with!
For a fun way to get ready for Mother’s Day, we’re excited to share two brands that we have been fairly recently introduced to and quickly became fans of – plus the owners of each are busy working mamas, as well! Shiver and Duke makes really fun and beautiful jewelry. I started following the brand when I noticed one of their super cool sequin scarf necklaces on my girlfriend Mireille a year or so ago (I REALLY want this one for summer!). For this collab, and just to wear with lots of outfits this summer, I picked these Lily Studs. They’re oversized, so they definitely make a statement, but they are so light and fun and easy to wear. Plus they also come in pink!
I’m also really excited to get a lot of wear out of this Elizabeth McKay dress this summer – won’t it be perfect for the 4th of July? It’s smocked and so comfortable, plus I love the length especially for days when I’m with the boys because we all know how well toddler-chasing in a short dress goes (sorry for those who have seen too much, I’ve learned my lesson). She has so many pretty, preppy dresses for summer and I also love this sleek white one and this flirty ruffled dress.
Head over to Maria’s blog to see how she’s styling her pieces from Shiver and Duke and Elizabeth McKay. Plus we’re doing a giveaway with BOTH brands on our Instagram accounts today and we are super excited to give one reader an Elizabeth McKay dress and pair of Shiver and Duke earrings – your choice of styles, they just need to be in stock when you choose them! We’ll accept entries till this Friday at 11:59 PM PST and will announce the winner on Sunday, May 6.
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Elizabeth McKay Smocked Dress c/o // Shiver and Duke Lily Earrings c/o // Jimmy Choo Wedges (similar, less expensive) // Mama Necklace, custom from Retrouvai // Julie Vos bangles c/o // Celine Sunglasses