spring 2024

Perfect summer dress

graduation dress ideas for mom

Wearing: pearl earrings (similar here) / pearl necklace (similar here) / dress / summer nail polish / mini tote bag / navy flats /

‘Tis the season for finding the perfect dress for graduation activities as a mom of a soon-to-be graduate! I wore this dress to a tea event recently and I plan on wearing it to my daughter’s upcoming graduation ceremony.

The graduation will be held outside, and every year, it is in direct sun and very warm. This means, you need to safeguard your overall look against, shall we call it, perspiration? Uh um, yeah. Anyway. . .

Prints are key when attending an outside event in warm weather. They hide food spills and more. Prints are amazing in that respect. I love this print because it will be perfect for that possible scenario and the dress can easily be dressed up or down.

For my daughter’s tea event, I wore this dress with flats and my mini tote. When it comes to graduation day, I plan to wear a sun hat, straw tote, and natural fiber flats since the ceremony will be held outside on the football field.

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In addition to graduation and tea’s, this dress can be paired with sandals for lunch in the summer and espadrille wedges for casual dinners. Love! I am excited to have the perfect summer dress for many occasions. You can find it online here.

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Congrats on your soon-to-be graduate, and any other summer activities you have coming up!


Designer or Deal Brooch

Designer or Deal Brooch: designer brooch / affordable brooch /

The brooch is back! I am so excited this timeless look is back on the runway and about to return to the streets. The brooch is a beautiful jewelry piece which can be worn on one’s lapel or dress. it instantly dresses up a solid color garment or adds personality to an otherwise conservative look. While wearing a brooch is considered a classic look, they swing in and out of popularity. This year, the brooch was all over the runway, making it very popular and a huge emerging trend. Love that!

You can wear any type of brooch. Some brooches will be fun, such as a bird or fruit, other brooches will be a beautiful, symmetrical or asymmetrical design. You can find brooches with jewels, faux jewels, or in solid metal. The designs are endless.

My favorite brooches are vintage, but I also love costume jewelry versions of the brooch. The classic style shown above can be worn with almost anything and will be easy to wear year after year. The question is, would you perfect the designer version or the more affordable version?

Brooches found around the web:

Which style of brooch do you perfer?

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BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: blue sweater / Dior summer nail polish / Hermes spring nail polish / Chanel spring nail polish / stripe top / yellow pouch / black shoulder bag / silver bracelet / green handbag / rose sneakers / caramel top handle bag / cap toe shoes / golden hoops / neutral mini tote /

Colors, neutrals, pastels-anything goes this summer season! While we aren’t seeing prints and patterns, solid colors, pops of color, and neutral ensembles are hot this spring and summer seasons. The color palette is happy up lifting, love that!

Of course, I don’t need to repeat myself. You already know investment dressing is still hot and the best way to fill in your wardrobe for the long term. Keep on investing in pieces you love with longevity!

Do you feel like your wardrobe is in a good place, but you just want a quick update? Nail polish! You can easily update your current look with spring or summer nail polish. Mint green and medium blue are hot right now and the ultimate in nail trends. If you prefer something from the pink or orange family, shades of pink, orange, and coral are hot too!

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What are you loving for spring and summer right now?

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