Mothers and Daughters – Plus a Giveaway

by katyrose on April 21, 2014

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and yours truly! Mom and I were sent items to style and talk about.


When I was growing up, my mom was one of those women who never walked around in sweat pants or work out clothes. She never was the type to stay in her pajamas all day, even on the weekends. My mom always dressed up. Today she’s still dressing up, for no other reason than it’s a new day and it’s pleasant for her husband and kids to see someone who takes time with her appearance daily.


Most days she wears a skirt and some basic top. It’s become a bit of a uniform, because it works and is versatile enough for anything the day throws her way, whether it’s a meeting at Church, picking kids up from basketball practice, sewing a quilt or babysitting her grandkids.


Skirt: JCPenney
Shirt: Coldwater Creek
Sweater: LL Bean
Scarf: a boutique in Cape Cod
Shoes: c/o Monroe & Main (Tamra Wedge Slide)

I blame her example for why most days I prefer dresses and skirts over pants. And of course she is why I never go out to anywhere but the gym in workout clothes.


Dress: c/o Monroe & Main (Paisley Flutter Dress)
Jacket: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: gift
Earrings: Claire’s

It’s Mother’s Day soon and all mothers deserve a little something special as thanks. Usually my siblings and I go in on a joint gift – painted flower pots, a new tree, a trip to Cancun, etc…


What are you getting your mom? Want to make your gift giving easier this year? Monroe and Main put together a gift basket for your mom. It’s got a number of great items including Toile Tote, Feather Leopard Scarf, Vanilla Amber Bath Set, Two-Tone Petal Necklace & Earring Set and Round-Crystal Rose Stretch Band Watch!!


Monroe and Main has a wide variety of clothing and accessory items that appeal to all age groups, as is evident from the fact that my mom is wearing a pair of blue wedge sandals from their shoe collection while I’m wearing a dress. Funny thing is the shoes are SO not my style and the dress is something my mom would never consider wearing. And yet the feather leopard scarf, part of the giveaway package, is something we both love and would wear styled in our own unique way.

Sidenote: This impromptu photo shoot put my mom in a shopping mood, so we spent the rest of the afternoon jumping around from shop to shop trying to find her a great Easter dress. I may have convinced her that one dress was just not enough and she should get all three that looked amazing on her. I know, I’m a bad influence. She was jealous of my new dress, even if the style wasn’t her.


Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win this $108 gift basket. Then jump around and see the other Fashionista Events bloggers who have styled looked with their moms or daughters. You can also enter for a chance to win the prize package those bloggers are giving away. Yay for more chances to win!

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{ 83 comments… read them below or add one }

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement April 21, 2014 at 12:32 am

You got the same dress I did! Isn’t it BEYOND comfy? I love how wearing it was so effortless :)

You and your mom are so adorable! My favorite picture of you guys is the one where you’re giggling-you can see the bond you have right through the pictures!
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Christy Peeples DuBois April 21, 2014 at 3:00 am

I think I would get the Stained Glass Maxi dress. There are many dresses that I like a lot but maxi dresses will probably be around for a while and the colors in the dress are pretty.


gretchen luper April 21, 2014 at 3:12 am

i like the hi lo print dress.


Crystal H April 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

I love the Zing! dress!
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Jessica April 21, 2014 at 10:10 am

I love your posts!
it would be a great help if you could check out my blog and review it:)? thankyou
jess xox


Amber Edwards April 21, 2014 at 10:10 am

I am seriously in love with the Draped Waist Dress!


latanya April 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

Beaded Sheath Dress


livivua April 21, 2014 at 11:42 am

i like the City Night Dip-Dye Dress


Kimberlee April 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Aw so cute :)

The polka dot dress is pretty adorable and great for summer!
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Lena April 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Sublime Border Dress
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Cristi Comes April 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I really love the Triple Threat Dress. I love color blocking and geometric pattern. I’m a sucker for stripes and chevron shapes.
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Anja April 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

you both look lovely!! I adore the Spanish Rose Dress, the Dot Sundress and the Border Dot Dress. I am like your mom, can’t decide and would probably get one or more of those!!!
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nicole dz April 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I really like the Strapless Bead Maxi dress, very cute!


Melissa Douglass April 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Paisley Flutter Dress


Rebekah April 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Monroe & Main is great. You both look fantastic but I especially love your dress.
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Tammy Shelton April 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I like the New Tropical Sundress. Perfect for summertime here in Florida.


Maria Oller April 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Amazing love how you mom is so up to participate on a post!!! You both look wonderful .


Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

You guys both look beautiful and I LOVE both of your outfits. Classy and elegant!


Ali April 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I like the strapless bead maxi dress!


Rachel Cartucci April 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

The crochet back sundress is something I would wear all summer…LOVE IT!


Pam April 21, 2014 at 8:14 pm

My mom always wore dresses or skirts, too. I prefer pants, but I try to always dress up like my mom did!
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Jeanine April 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

I love the Blue Tropics Maxi Dress


Shauna April 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm

That is so awesome. It sounds like you have a great Mom who looked up to as a little one and are alike as an adult. My Mom was the opposite, she was always in sweats, ha! I try to stay dressed up for the kids but we live in TX where I get so hot, so I tend to pull out summer dresses or shorts. Love the variety that Monroe & Main offers. Thanks so much


Amy Desrosiers April 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I think you and your mom look stunning! I love your shoes so much!
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Maggie @ The Love Nerds April 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

You both look fabulous! What a fun review opportunity for you both.
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Helen May April 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I like the gypsy high low dress.


Cynthia L April 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I love that the two of you seem to enjoy each other’s company so much! The outfits you chose were just great. My mom would love the scarf your Mother wore! I am not sure what to get my mom yet, but you have given me some great ideas!
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Still Blonde after all these YEARS April 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm
Dawn Lopez April 21, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Oh my goodness, how cute are you two? Beautiful! Love these clothes and the pops of color, so pretty!
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lisa jones April 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I Just Love You Your Awesome Love The Dress On You & The Great Giveaway!


Robin {Mom Foodie} April 21, 2014 at 11:16 pm

You both look quite spiffy :)
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Danielle @ We Have It All April 21, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Aww you two are so cute! Love both outfits!
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Amber K April 21, 2014 at 11:53 pm

You’re both gorgeous! I really love that scarf.
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J.Merrill April 21, 2014 at 11:57 pm

You two are very cute together!
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Lois Alter Mark April 22, 2014 at 12:01 am

Such pretty dresses! You both look beautiful!
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Trisha April 22, 2014 at 1:13 am

I absolutely LOVE that Paisley Flutter Dress and thing those shoes look fabulous paired with that dress. See how nice you ladies look makes me want to go shopping!
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Liz Mays April 22, 2014 at 2:19 am

Both of you look amazing! The dresses are so pretty both in color and styling.
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Jennifer Reed April 22, 2014 at 3:17 am

The Monroe and Main dress that strikes my fancy is the Artist Dream Dress.


Dawn April 22, 2014 at 3:18 am

You two look lovely together! I am loving the dress that you picked out!


Danielle April 22, 2014 at 3:39 am

Those outfits are awesome! I so want those blue shoes…
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Debbie Denny April 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

I really like that flutter dress. Looks really nice!
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Jessica Lieb (@bkeepsushonest) April 22, 2014 at 8:43 am

I love that cutwork maxi dress.
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Sean C April 22, 2014 at 9:27 am
Alina April 22, 2014 at 9:28 am

I love the Tie-Dye Skirt from Monroe and Main.


Jamillah April 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

Awwwwwwwwwwww, you and your mama are so friggin cute, Katy! Love that last one of you guys. My mom has a very steady sense of style too. She’s really funky, loves big necklaces, bangles, broaches and crazy a$$ socks. But unlike me and I guess you and your mom…she lives in pants…CRAZY PANTS!
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Lexie Lane April 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Oh! This is so cute! Also great ideas for Mother’s Day. And of course things like this are such good reminders of things you do with your mind. Good memories.


Lily April 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I love the Zulima Block Print Dress!


JanD April 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I like the Triple Threat Dress.


Sherry Compton April 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I like the Fan Colorblock Dress.


Debi April 22, 2014 at 7:43 pm

You both look beautiful. They are such nice dresses
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Addie F. April 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I really like the Spanish Rose Dress! It’s flowy on top and tight on the bottom; I think it’d be really cute.


Alisha Sienkiel April 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I love the Crochet Back Sundress!


Trish F April 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Hello, I love the Path To Enlightenment Dress. Thanks for a great giveaway!


happi shopr April 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I love, love, love the Watercolor Dress! It is so pretty, feminine and can be dressed up or down.


Patty April 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I like the Sublimation dress – summery and full of pretty colors
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Caitlyn April 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I like the hi-low animal dress.


Natosha Zachary April 24, 2014 at 12:35 am

I love the Keilani Bias dress. It is so pretty and the extra touches of sequins and beads just adds to the effect.


Sharon Rooney April 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I really like the Crochet Back Sundress


Deb K April 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I love the Hi-Lo Print Dress!


Janeane Davis April 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm

All the dresses were so gorgeous. If I could only have one, I would pick one of the adorable maxi-dresses.
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Ali Goff April 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I love the Ciao Bella Crochet Dress.


Krista Whisner April 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I love the Zulima Block Print Dress! It is long and the pattern is stunning


Kayla @ TheEclecticElement April 25, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Aside from the dress I already received, I’d LOVE their Strapless Maxi!

Thank you for this awesome opportunity :)
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lisa lo April 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Border Sheath Dress — nice basic colors and a sort of batik style I like.


Andrea v April 26, 2014 at 7:09 am

I like the high low print dress


Lindsay @ Laughing Lindsay April 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

I like the Hanna Dress.
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Nicole Sender April 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm

I like the Cutwork Maxi Dress!


kristin sims April 27, 2014 at 12:46 am

I think my favorite dress (although I love so many of them) is the Zebra Print Slit Sleeve dress, thank you


elaine April 29, 2014 at 2:59 am

i like the versi dress
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Lorina Padgett April 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm

So many to choose from, but, I really like The Dress For Every Shape.


Miranda Welle April 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I like the Peasant Dreams Dress. It’s cute and modest. Simple and classy.


Colette S May 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I definitely love the Sheer Attitude Dress
It’s so light and fun
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gigi May 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I love the Royal Rose Maxi Dress – must get before vacation!!


amy rouse May 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Stripe Sundress

looks comfy and great for the summer


Gail Williams May 3, 2014 at 2:59 am

I like the Francesca cinched front tank dress.


Peggy Johnson May 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

I like the fit and flare dress


Dericka Buckels May 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I like the Knot Your Mother’s Dress. I love the color.


Breanne May 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I like the Color Me Pretty Dress


cheryl s May 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

I like the high seas maxi dress


Sky Evans May 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm

The Crochet Back Sundress is so elegant.


Linda Kish May 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I like the Dress for Every Shape


Teresa Thompson May 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

I like the Color Me Pretty Dress.


Dede May 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Love the Sariah flyaway dress. It’s so breezy and perfect for summer.
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