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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2017 | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

My mom is the type of person that knows how to make every holiday, birthday, and important milestone throughout life a truly โ€‹special occasion. We always had thoughtfully themed birthday parties, handmade Halloween costumes, cakes made from scratch, we hunted Easter eggs until well into our 20s, her house looks like the North pole at Christmastime, and to this day I still receive a handmade Valentine’s day card in the mail each year.

She’s taught me the meaning of kindness, compassion, and the importance of making others feel special. I like to think that I show how grateful I am to her for everything she’s been and done for me often, but it is nice to have a whole day dedicated to doing just that.

Finding gifts for my mom has always been a piece of cake, because we have the same taste in nearly everything. That makes shopping for her enjoyable for me and I’m almost always positive that she’ll love the end result. I try to mix a few fun items like a piece of jewelry or a beautiful candle with something she’s mentioned she wants like a new face mask or pair of pajamas.

โ€‹Mother's Day Gift Guide 2017 | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

The past few years, my family has spent the afternoon on Mother’s Day at a winery a little over 30 minutes out of my parent’s house to enjoy a bottle of wine, nice weather, and live music. I’m hoping the rain holds out so that we can continue the tradition. We usually end the day at home, celebrating with a casual dinner, dessert, and presents on the back patio.

What are your Mother’s Day plans? Do you have the perfect gift chosen for the special mama’s in your life? In case you’re a procrastinator like me, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite last minute finds below.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2017 | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

Aerin candle | Jo Malone perfume | Le Spec sunglasses | Striped pajama set | Hat Attack straw tote | Herbivore body polish | Mejuri gold cuff | Steven raffia slides | Tom Dixon candle gift set

The candles were gifted to me by Amara and are going to make my mama so happy! Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog. xx

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The Best In-Between-Seasons Pieces

Best In-Between-Seasons Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog



The first day temperatures reach 60, my winter coat is retired to the back of the closet. Never mind that it might be 30 the next, that coat is not seeing the light of day until next November. Bundling and layering can be so restricting, it’s refreshing to be able to let my skin breathe in lighter, airier pieces.

The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle BlogThe Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle BlogThe Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Admittedly, I’ve been throwing on athletic wear lately because I’ve grown bored of my winter sweaters and jeans. Last week, I decided it necessary to get out of my winter funk by purchasing a few new items that would get me back into the habit of dressing like a put-together human. I’ve listed off several items that have been renewing my love for getting dressed each morning.

AIRY BLOUSES

My favorite in-between seasons pieces are light blouses that can be paired with pants or shorts for those warmer days. They can be layered with a cardigan or jacket, a pair of slides or boots. There are so many beautiful, feminine pieces out there right now! I found this blouse last week, have already work it twice and received several compliments on it.

LIGHT JACKETS

Spring weather in Kansas City is especially fickle: warm and sunny one day, snowing the next. It helps to have a few lighter options that you can throw on when the days/night are a bit cooler. Some of my favorites spring styles are bomber jackets, biker jackets, and the classic trench.

SPRING DENIM

I like to rotate my denim the same as the rest of my closet. I live in dark washes during the colder months, so lighters washes and cropped jeans are such a welcomed change of pace.

The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

You can shop my look below. Hope you’re having a good week! xx

OUTFIT DETAILS: Line & Dot blouse, white denim (old, similar here), Sam Edelman over-the-knee boots, Lack of Color hat

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The Best of the Shopbop Sale

The Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale started yesterday, it’s the perfect time to collect a few new pieces for spring! With the code GOBIG17 you can save up to 25% off your purchase. My birthday is next week and I plan on using this as an opportunity to gift myself something nice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I already bought a handful of pieces yesterday that I’m really excited to receive. I got these mules in the prettiest shade of pink and this tee because you can never have enough white t-shirts, in my opinion. Can we talk about how fast Shopbop’s shipping is? It brings me a lot of joy. It’s the little things, guys.

I live in my Ray-Bans and a bunch of them are on sale, including the classic aviators and wayfarers.

The Club Monaco trench coat that I own in nude has already sold out, but this one looks really similar. If it’s anything like the one I have, it’s the softest coat EVER and is the most beautiful color.

My Madewell transport tote is well-made and well-used. I take it to work with me almost every day and it travels well, too! Such a good bag for the money and comes in 100 colors, you can find them all here.

A few items I still have my eye on…

The ruffle trend is something I didn’t think I would get behind, but my closet is slowly filling up with these light and feminine pieces. This top would be so cute with white denim and slides.

I’m seeing a lot of cropped denim and I’m in need of a different length than my typical skinny jean this season. I’ll forever be a Levi’s girl and love this pair. I’m also a huge fan of these skinnies, but I need another pair of jeans with giant holes in the knees like I need a hole in my head. *Adds to cart anyway*

I want to live in these joggers.

I’ve been pinning a lot of dresses lately. This one is currently in my cart – would be perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, or my trip to Paris this spring! I wore this dress to a wedding recently and got so many compliments.

The raffia platform on these oxfords make them the perfect mix of classic and casual.

The trend pages are brilliantly curated collections that I love browsing, my current favorite being the Everyday Essentials because comfy tees and denim forever and ever, yes please.

Have you snagged any good deals at the Shopbop sale so far? Share your favorites below!