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Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of Jewelry
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry

Maternity, Product Reviews

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry. The opinions and text are all mine.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of JewelryFull Disclosure: I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #JaredTimelessMoments campaign, sponsored by Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

This year, Mother’s Day holds special importance for me as I rapidly count down these last few weeks of my pregnancy. While my husband and I have spent years dreaming and planning for this moment, I still sometimes find it hard to believe that very soon I’ll be a mommy. My heart is filled with so many emotions – ranging from nervous apprehension to pure joy and excitement – as I think about parenthood and the kind of mother I’d like to be.

Luckily, I have a fantastic role model to emulate. My mother and I may not always see eye-to-eye, but one thing I’ve never doubted is her love for me. She is truly a woman who would sacrifice everything for her children and always worked hard to make my brother and I feel protected and loved. I hope that as I raise my own children I can provide them with the same unwavering and unconditional love and support that I received from my mom.

Mothers-Day

As a kid, you think your parents are invincible, but my brother and I recently came very close to losing our mother after she suffered a massive stroke early last year. It’s been a surreal experience having to switch roles and take care of the woman who raised us. Her recovery has been remarkable and a true example of faith, willpower, and determination. Her feisty and outgoing spirit has also returned along with her physical strength, so this Mother’s Day will be a special one that we get to share as we both eagerly await the arrival of her new grandchild.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of Jewelry

Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of Jewelry
Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of Jewelry

I’m very thoughtful and meticulous when it comes to gift-giving, and I’ve always enjoyed celebrating special moments with jewelry because of its longevity and ability to provide a lasting memory to its wearer. Since this will be the first Mother’s Day that I get to celebrate as a soon-to-be mommy, I wanted exceptional pieces to commemorate the occasion. That being said, I was ecstatic to collaborate with Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry to find something truly memorable. While browsing and trying on different jewelry, I discovered tons of gift ideas for both my mom and myself like this unique heartbeat necklace, these statement-making hoop earrings, and this absolutely gorgeous diamond choker.

The strength of diamonds – and in particular how they are created under pressure – comes to mind when I think of my mother.When I explained my vision and preferences to the staff at Jared’s, they were a dream to work with and provided tons of options and insight while helping me choose the perfect pieces to express my feelings on Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of Jewelry

Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Jared Galleria of Jewelry

I wound up selecting this stunning diamond pendant necklace and beautiful triangle bolo bracelet for their simple elegance and dual meaning. For me, the three diamonds and three points on the triangles represent the past, present and future, as well as my mother, myself, and my unborn child. Both pieces are great for special occasions as well as casual everyday wear, and I couldn’t wait to show them off at my baby shower this past weekend where I wore them with the gorgeous blue maxi dress you see above.

My husband and I were both impressed at the range of selections at so many different price points as well as how patient and attentive the associates were throughout the entire selection process. If you’re in search of the perfect gift (either for yourself or the mother-figure in your life), I highly recommend checking out Jared’s helpful Mother’s Day Gift Guide. It’s full of wonderful selections that are sure to bring a smile to any mom’s face.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’d love to know how you all plan to celebrate. Let me know in the comments, as well as what you think about the pieces I selected from Jared’s!

Third Trimester, Maternity Fashion, H&M Maternity
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Tied Up in Knots {Third Trimester Fashion}

Everyday Outfits, Maternity, My Style

Third Trimester, Maternity Fashion, H&M Maternity{H&M Dress & Earrings, Ralph Lauren Bag, Burberry Sneakers

As soon as I looked back at these photos, all I could do was laugh. I honestly can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by, or how HUGE my belly has gotten seemingly overnight. Not gonna lie… it took me a minute to get used to my changing body. But it definitely helps that I’m already in love with this tiny squirmy little human that’s growing inside me.

On this particular day, I was meeting my husband for lunch and wanted to wear something a little sassy. So I squeezed myself into this red dress (that fit very differently two months ago!) and a pair of heels… which I promptly swapped out for sneakers before heading out the door.

Third Trimester, Maternity Fashion, H&M Maternity
Third Trimester, Maternity Fashion, H&M Maternity

Burberry Sneakers

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Lately… {Second Trimester Outfits}

Everyday Outfits, Fashion, Maternity

Outfit 1: H&M Top, Old Navy Maternity Leggings, Vintage Beret, Burberry Sneakers
Outfit 2: Vintage Coat, J. Crew Sweater Dress, Zara Beret, Michael Kors Ankle Boots
Outfit 3: H&M Sweater, Old Navy Maternity Leggings, Kate Spade Earmuffs, Michael Kors Ankle Boots

Hey Peeps!

As my due date quickly approaches (where did the time go?!), I wanted to take a quick peek back at some of the styles that got me through the tail end of my second trimester and beginning of my third trimester. If you follow me on the ‘gram, you know that my bump has gotten rounder (and larger) over just the past few weeks since these photos were taken.

As you can see, I’ve been getting by without many maternity pieces (except for these AMAZING leggings from Old Navy), and heels are also now reserved for only the most special of occasions.

Outfit 1: H&M Dress, Vintage Beret, Valentino Heels
Outfit 2: Old Navy Dress, Vintage Beret,Banana Republic Shoes
Outfit 3: H&M Sweater, Old Navy Maternity Leggings, Kate Spade Hat, See by Chloe Sneakers

Outfit 1: H&M Sweater Dress, American Apparel Beret, Hunter Boots
Outfit 2: H&M Dress, Forever 21 Jeweled Collar, American Apparel Beret, J. Crew Rain Boots
Outfit 3: Zara Dress, Banana Republic Oxfords

Outfit 1: H&M Dress, Vintage Beret, Michael Kors Ankle Boots
Outfit 2: J. Crew Sweater Dress, Vintage Beret, Banana Republic Oxfords
Outfit 3: Uniqlo Sweater Dress, Vintage Chanel Brooch, Vintage Beret, Banana Republic Oxfords

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