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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Westgate Shopping Center

Mother’s Day is coming up faster than fashion trends go out of style. This means the time is NOW to find that perfect gift for Mom! Thankfully, Westgate Shopping Center in San Jose, on the corner of Saratoga Avenue and West Campbell Avenue, has exactly what Mom needs this Mother’s Day. Love that!

Westgate Shopping Center has a large selection of fabulous stores which happen to already be Mom’s favorite places to shop! Westgate is home to Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Coat Factory, The Gap Outlet, J. Crew Factory Store, Famous Footwear, Payless Shoe Source, Target, Michael’s, Ross, Luxury Perfumes, and more! In addition to great shopping, Westgate recently opened a Veggie Grill, and is also home to yummy eateries including Sushi Boat, Smashburger, and Starbucks. 

There are so many great gift options for Mom at Westgate, so I picked out a few fabulous gift ideas from four of Westgate’s retailers to get you started. 

J.Crew Factory

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J. Crew Factory Store is a fabulous one-stop-shop for Mom this Mother’s Day. The store is filled with the perfect outfits for summer; plus it has a large selection of statement necklaces, scarves, handbags, and shoes. We know Mom LOVES shoes! If there are too many choices, Mom will love a gift card from J. Crew Factory Store. As a Mom, I have my eye on several pieces from J. Crew Factory. My picks are shown above.

To learn more about J. Crew Factory Store, please visit the shop at Westgate Shopping Center or visit J. Crew Factory Store online here.

Famous Footwear

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Does Mom love shoes? Of course she does!!! This means Famous Footwear is the place to find her the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Famous Footwear is well-stocked with fabulous sandals for summer, and athletic shoes for her fitness routine. The store is filled with famous brands at rock-bottom prices. That’s win/win for you and Mom! My favorite shoes from in-store are pictured above. The blue sandals are calling my name; perhaps they are calling your Mom’s name too!

To learn more about Famous Footwear, please visit them in-store at Westgate Shopping Center or online here.

Paradise Collections

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Paradise Collections is a fabulous jewelry kiosk located in the middle of Westgate Shopping Center to the left of Ross. The kiosk is filled with beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings; and the prices are amazing! Mom will be thrilled to receive a fabulous piece of jewelry from Paradise Collections. I am in love with the seahorse. Isn’t it fabulous?!

To learn more about Paradise Collections, please visit the kiosk at Westgate Shopping Center.

Luxury Perfumes

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Luxury Perfumes is an amazing fragrance shop located near Nordstrom Rack at Westgate Shopping Center. This sweet-smelling shop features a large selection of fragrances which are sure to delight Mom this Mother’s Day. The store features a large selection of gift sets which make shopping for a gift easy. There is also a section dedicated to older fragrances which are extremely difficult to find in department stores, online, and elsewhere. They have Georgio in stock! That was extremely popular in the 1980’s. Mom will be thrilled if you gave her a fragrance she cannot find on store shelves anymore!

In addition to fragrances for Mom, Luxury Perfumes has a large selection of fragrances for men and children. Love that!

To learn more, please visit Luxury Perfumes at Westgate Shopping Center.

There you have it! Westgate is filled with fabulous gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day. To learn more, please visit shopwestgatecenter.com.

*Sponsored by Westagate Shopping Center. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cool spring day


Pictured: Sunglasses: Dior / Lipstick: Chanel 94 Confident / Sweater: JCrew Factory / Necklace: Kendra Scott  / Jeans: Gap / Handbag: Mansur Gavriel / Nail Polish: Gucci Abyss / Bracelets: c/o Kendra Scott, cuff, tennis bracelet / Shoes: See by Chloe (old, also love SAVE or SPLURGE)

Despite the crazy heat wave we had in early March, our normal spring weather pattern has returned to the Bay Area. Yay! Now, if only our normal April Showers would return! But I digress. . .

When the temperatures hover in the 60’s and 70’s, it is nice to have a lightweight, spring sweater. I love this nautical sweater by JCrew Factory. It is perfect for foggy mornings and cool, breezy spring days. I love wearing a navy, short sleeve tee underneath so I can take the sweater off when the fog burns off later in the day. My go-to tee is this one. This sweater also looks cute with a denim skirt and flats 😉

I am still adjusting to the return of flared jeans. I feel like skinny jeans are more flattering on my short legs. So, in order to lengthen my leg, I feel like I need a really high shoe. Even with a tall heel, I still don’t feel like flare jeans flatter me as much as skinny jeans. Although, I have to admit, they are more comfortable. Skinny jeans can be a bit constricting! I also love the fresh silhouette of flare jeans, and bootcut jeans. The 70’s trend is my favorite this season! What are your thoughts? Are you thrilled to ditch your skinnies and go back to flares; or do you have mixed emotions like me?

JCrew Factory at Westgate spring outfit

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Dior / Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS to save 15%) / Lipstick: Chanel 94 Confident / Shirt: JCrew Factory c/o Federal Realty / Skirt: JCrew Factory c/o Federal Realty / Bracelets: Margaret Elizabeth, Margaret Elizabeth, Ippolita / Handbag: Givenchy / Nail Polish: Gucci Ibiza / Ring: The 2 Bandits / Shoes: Valentino

A couple of weeks ago I visited the new JCrew Factory store at Westgate Shopping Center in San Jose. It is a large store filled with so many cute outfits for both men and women. I felt like a kid in a candy store shopping there! I ended up leaving with the outfit above; and I also purchased a sweater and tee-shirt for the spring season. I fell in love with so many things!

I love the shirt in these photos. It’s boxy silhouette gives a modern touch to this pleated, a-line, knee-length skirt. It also looks amazing with classic black trousers, jeans, and denim shorts. With a simpler pair of sunglasses, this JCrew Factory top will look amazing with a statement necklace in gold or silver. Love this one by Kendra Scott; currently on my wish list. Love that!

The skirt I found at JCrew Factory is ideal for dressing up, as in the photos above, or dressing down. In addition to the top I am wearing in these photos, this skirt looks carefree and casual with a denim top and medium brown sandals. In the warm summer months, I can see wearing this skirt with a eyelet white blouse for a warm weather, resort look; paired with silver flat sandals! I love all the possibilities!

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to stop in at Westgate and check out the new JCrew Factory store. There are also plenty of fabulous restaurants to grab a meal at while shopping. My kids love eating at Sushi Boat; I also love Smashburger. Veggie Grill is opening soon too!

If you are not local, please check out JcrewFactory.com for spring!