Happy Mother’s Day! #CoffeeTalk

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Well, we made it through The Week Of Rain, and it looks like the sun is going to shine for Mother’s Day — at least in these here parts. Sorry, that’s my southwestern Virginia coming out. Haha!

It’s been a pretty depressing week with a sick child at home and all the rain, and besides that, it’s just cold — way too cold for this time of year. I guess we’re paying for that warm fall we had. I wish the seasons would get back on track. It’s messing with my psyche.

I was so distracted with my daughter being sick (I ended up taking her to Urgent Care on Friday morning) that I totally forgot about the Fashion Friday linkup! In fact, I didn’t even REALIZE I forgot about it until someone mentioned it on Instagram yesterday.

I’ve been hosting that linkup for at least 5 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever forgotten one. Anyway, Fashion Friday is alive and well, and it will be back this week in all its glory.

Speaking of the sick child, she has the flu. I suspected that because it’s going around her school. She’s hanging in there, and thankfully no one else has come down with it. I’m hoping the rest of us can escape it because it doesn’t look like any fun, plus my husband and I have plans to attend a FAM trip on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this weekend, and I really want to go! While it is technically a business trip, it will be nice to spend some quality time with my hubby, and I’ve been looking forward to shooting some outfits while we’re there.

We did manage to bang out some outfit photos yesterday despite the gloomy morning, and I’m excited to share them with you. We hope to shoot a few more later today. Summer still seems far away, but I expect it will be like Mother Nature flips a light switch and it will go from being cool and dreary to hot and muggy practically overnight. That’s usually how it goes, at least around here.

Cyndi and I are already talking about our summer fashion series. I think we’re going to start on June 1st. I’m excited to start wearing shorts and tank tops. YAY!

I hope you have some fun plans for today. Our Mother’s Day will be low-key. My husband is grilling steaks when he gets home from church, and I’m hoping the weather will be conducive to eating on the deck.

And speaking of Mother’s Day, here’s a Mother’s Day present for you. Tory Burch just put a bunch of her handbags on sale, including my Serif T Saddlebag pictured above. It’s marked down to $315. I have no idea how long the markdowns will last, but I’m thinking she was pretty clever starting this sale the day before Mother’s Day.

If Tory Burch isn’t in the budget, at least go buy yourself some pretty flowers. I bought those tulips at the grocery store on Thursday, and they’ve been gracing my kitchen counter for several days. It’s amazing how fresh flowers brighten up a space, especially when it’s gloomy outside.

I know Mother’s Day can be a hard day for some, but no matter how you end up celebrating, I hope you have a lovely day with friends and loved ones.