how to dress for a special occasion | mother’s day

happy mother’s day to you.  so many of our readers are mothers, and this is a day to celebrate you and your good work of raising children.  although this year may not be the mother’s day we want—we may in fact be distanced from the ones we love the most—it is important to remember that at the end of the day, family is the most important thing.  my sons and i would normally be going to brunch today. but this year, we’ll all be eating together on my porch.  and i’m thankful for that—thankful we are together.  however, i did look through some old posts of mother’s days past that i wanted to share with you.  here’s how to dress for a special occasion like mother’s day. 

a jumpsuit & a blazer

if you’ve never worn a jumpsuit before this might be the time to try one. a jumpsuit can be worn in lieu of a dress but still make a statement. i love its comfort factor and ease of movement. and versatility? dress it up with a blazer as in today’s OOTD or let it stand on its own without one. 

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similar jumpsuit | similar jumpsuit 2 | similar jumpsuit 3 | similar blazer | similar blazer 2 | similar blazer 3


a dress & a blazer

 as with most special occasions, i rely heavily on the mighty dress – it just works. today’s silhouette is a page taken directly from the eighties. a drop-waist dress and blazer. i love the looser fit of clothes this season from the wide-leg pant to the midi-length. it’s feminine, fun and comfortable to wear. 

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similar dress | similar dress 2 | similar dress 3 | similar blazer | similar blazer 2 | similar blazer 3


a dress

if you want to go for the win look for an on-trend midi length. it’s one of this season’s strongest trends. i for one am happy to see it back in the rotation. doesn’t it makes shopping for a dress so much easier?

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similar dress | similar dress 2 | similar dress 3


another dress

neutral or monochromatic color schemes work well as in today’s ootd. a simple sheath dress with a faux suede fabric, patent leather pumps, and a scarf tossed over my shoulder for a little extra pizazz. how’s that for simple?

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similar dress | similar dress 2 | similar dress 3


it’s always fun to go through the archives, especially when it involves how to dress for a special occasion.  from our family to yours:  have a blessed mother’s day. 


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  1. Such pretty photos! Truth be told, I cannot remember the last time I wore a dress. I have looked at some casual ones online recently. Still thinking.

    Posted 5.10.20
  2. Sangita M wrote:

    Happy Mother’s Day Beth! So happy that your boys are able to be with you. I cannot be with family today, but they are all in my heart.
    Take Care and enjoy your day!

    Posted 5.10.20
  3. Pamela Murray wrote:

    I have the polka dot Ralph Lauren dress–it’s a favorite! Thanks for reminding me that one of these days we’ll be wearing something other than yoga pants. And Happy Mother’s Day!

    Posted 5.10.20
  4. eve wrote:

    Happy Mothers Day, Beth! You look beautiful in all these dresses. Stay safe.

    Posted 5.10.20
  5. Sharon wrote:

    Happy Mother’s Day!💐

    Posted 5.10.20
  6. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    Thank you for providing options! My two favorites are the jumpsuit and the midi dress. You’re stunning in both! Haven’t worn either style in years but thinking that as we emerge from this COVID-19 challenge, I am ready for change! You, fellow Mom, remain my inspiration. Happy Mother’s Day!~

    Posted 5.10.20
  7. Susan wrote:


    Love the jumpsuit and blazer!

    Posted 5.10.20
  8. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you beautiful Beth!❤

    Posted 5.11.20
  9. Lindsey A wrote:

    Even though we were just home yesterday, I wore a dress I’d bought shortly before the lockdown. It was a Marshalls score, $20 or $25 and bright colors to reflect my newfound confidence having lost almost 30 lbs (12-15 more to go, ideally). I remember thinking at the time, these (I got two dresses) will be perfect come Easter and Mothers Day, because they were bright, vibrant colors and fun prints. Easter I didn’t wear either so yesterday I thought I must!

    I also recently felt inspired to invest in my first jumpsuit. I’d tried it on back in February, and the medium was going to be too big with continued weight loss, and the small was still just a touch too small so I couldn’t justify the splurge. It was at one of my favorite local independent female owned boutiques. I contacted the owner last week ago to see if they still had it in stock, and they did. She was opening the store for private appointments so that she could clean everything between customers, so I made an appointment and popped down to get it. And it fits great now (I’ve managed to continue losing weight even with the shelter in place – the coaches at my gym have been doing Instagram live workouts), though a bit more weight loss will be even better. I hadn’t been able to stop thinking about that darn jumpsuit, so I’m really pleased I took the leap, and supported a small business to boot. Excited for better times to wear it.

    Posted 5.11.20
  10. Vikki Andrews wrote:

    Beth, I didn’t think the long blue jacket flattered the cute dress you modeled today. I think it looked a bit frumpy. A shorter jacket would have worked better. My opinion of course. I just didn’t think that was your best look.

    The black and white dress and the tan dresses were gorgeous. You looked stunning in those.

    Thank you for all posts about style. Appreciate you.

    Posted 5.11.20
  11. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    Hope you had a delightful mother’s day. Thank goodness you could have your family around you. How nice that you could have your family there to celebrate the day. Cheers!

    Posted 5.12.20

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