Fast approaching my very first Mother’s Day with Poe, Eileen Fisher, my wardrobe staple for warm neutrals, invited my mom and I to dress up in our springtime favorites and celebrate. Taking our morning to reflect and look forward, all while dawning the breeziest springtime linens, below you’ll find my takeaways – three quintessential points of guidance and wisdom, from my mama to you.
Things Can Be Replaced; People Can’t
From a very young age, my mother instilled value in moments – pressing presentism in the hopes of building us a bank of memories. With our grandparents, classmates, communities, with each other. Advice I’ve carried through into my adult life, this value has since manifested into an everyday mantra. I not only hold the most sentiment in people – in my son Poe, in my parents and siblings, my husband, in-laws, our friends and puppy- but consciously strive to be as present and active as I can. Fostering life.
‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much’
As the oldest of three children, my mother was always very clear in setting my role as ‘Big Sister’ – teaching me to pave our way, to pass down my wisdom, to ensure our cohesiveness and long term strength as a family. That to be successful, we had to respect our differences, celebrate our individual quirks, and altruistically recognize just how much we needed each other. Keeping this value alive in every aspect of my adult life, I’ve not only grown cognizant of the value of my own family and community, but of the strength found in humanity. How more often that not, it takes a village, and I need to be an active, giving denizen.
Allow Style To Be Your Tangible Manifestation
My mother has always been an avid proponent of fashion – committing a significant portion of her life to not only studying, but embodying it. Graceful and easy in her wear, her advice has always been to: allow style to be your tangible manifestation. To allow your personality, your very essence, to externally reflect through your wardrobe. A lesson in introspection as much as fashion 101, her wisdom not only made style more accessible, more fun and more intentional, but truly personified it and made it important.
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