Thursday, May 11, 2017

a mother-daughter date in the city

mother's day is just around the corner.
whether you're a mother, stepmother, godmother, grandmother,
(i think dog-mothers count, too, right?) -- it's almost
your day! and in response to my younger brother, fyi: mother's 
day is this coming sunday, may 14th ;)

how do you typically celebrate? 
i am still searching for the perfect card, which usually
features a dachshund, as our family adores
our wiener dog and all things wiener dog-related.
additionally, i picked out a few small gifts i think 
my mom will enjoy. however, nothing compares
to having professional photos taken together; karya worked her
usual magic and captured our mother-daughter date
in the city earlier this week. 
disclosure: today i'm partnering with endless knot, a local seattle
boutique. they graciously dressed my mom and me for an afternoon in the city!
as per usual, all opinions are my own.

a day in the city requires new dresses!
my mom and i were fortunate to be outfitted by seattle
boutique, endless knot. located in belltown, endless knot is
a small, contemporary boutique that offers clothing, shoes, 
jewelry and other fashion accessories for women. many of the
 pieces are made in america by female business owners 
(designers include weston wear, salaam and prairie 
underground). upon entering the store, i was overwhelmed
by the gorgeous colors and prints, all of which
i wanted to bring home with me!

aztec-inspired prints, florals and ruffles
are prominent this spring, and our dresses showcase
these trends without feeling overly 'trendy.' while i am
more than willing to explore various fashion trends and styles,
my mom prefers items that are classic and versatile --
pieces she can wear to work, but also when traveling,
spending time with family and friends, and of 
course, when shopping with her favorite daughter. 

we were fortunate the weather cooperated and 
allowed us to wander the downtown area sans raincoats.
during our date, we also enjoyed cupcakes and
peeking into numerous storefronts, followed by dinner
at mexico cantina y cocina in pacific place. 
what can i say, i just can't say 'no' to tacos!
i feel very blessed to have a mom (and dad!) 
who continue to love and support me. 
during my recent job transition, i cannot tell you 
how many times i called my parents -- often feeling utterly
discouraged. my mom offered words of 
encouragement, saying 'you'll find something, megan.
just be patient.' as per usual, my mom was right.

living a mere twenty minutes from one another 
helps greatly, too (particularly when dad is out of town 
and mom calls to invite me to happy hour). 
i am eager to celebrate, and subsequently spoil, 
my mom this weekend, as she repeatedly puts the needs
of my brother and me before her own; this weekend, 
mom, it's all about you!

on megan:
dress, purse, bangle and rings: c/o endless knot,
loafers: bc footwear (similar here), bracelets: alex and ani

on mom (erin):
dress and bangle: c/o endless knot, sandals: kohl's,
denim jacket: eddie bauer, crossbody bag: monsac 

despite celebrating mother's day earlier this week,
 my dad, brother and i have a special afternoon
and evening planned for mom. it may or may not include 
cheeseburgers and a leisurely bike ride; don't worry, 
bailey (our dachshund), you will be a part of the celebration, too!
xoxo.