Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Garden State of Mind: Sugarcane for Joe Mama






Dress: Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Shoes: Qupid, Alloy
Bag: Marshalls
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's







Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Call it Spring, J. C. Penney's
Scarf: Marshalls
Belt: Candie's, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Kohl's







Dress: Marty's, Ocean City boardwalk
Shoes: Qupid, Alloy
Bag: Marshalls
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's







Dress: Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Nordstrom
Sunglasses: Michaels

Sure, the dust has settled on Mother's Day, but it's never too late for a mom-friendly post -- even if dirt and tardiness are two things traditionally frowned upon by Mommy Dearest.  Well, that and not eating your veggies.  After all, who among us hasn't heard some version of "If you don't eat those beans, you'll be wearing them!" growing up?  My own mom took a much gentler and more whimsical approach, encouraging me to eat my spinach by saying that if I didn't I would hurt its feelings (a strategy that backfired, as I had no interest in eating anything with emotions more explosive than mine).  So, in honor of moms everywhere, I made some veggie barrettes to wear, if not on your face, then in your hair.  I'm serving up a style salad of corn, carrots, peas, and beets (no spinach, as its blob-like shape doesn't lend itself to the high-flying world of homegrown hair goods).  Cute and sparkly, they've got all the charisma of candy and cupcakes and are a fitting tribute to the Garden State where we're (surprise, surprise) more known for farm stands than factories.  

Super (silly!) foods aside, your mom deserves more than a broccoli bouquet on her special day (tempting as that payback may be).  So hopefully, you let her eat cake.  And had yourself a big fat slice, too.     

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