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Where to Shop for a Mother of the Bride Dress

I love weddings. There is something about the event that gets me feeling all excited. The last wedding I attended was over a year ago in Ireland, and I still remember what I wore. It was my younger brother getting married, so I had to show up looking proper glam. It was a small intimate wedding, and I still enjoy looking at the pictures. The wedding season is almost here with spring finally making an appearance. So new wedding dresses and accessories are hitting the stores shortly. We have a friend’s wedding in the summer so I have started thinking of what to wear. The mother of the bride (Kathy) is a good friend of mine, and she has asked me to look around for a mother of the bride dress for her.

Kathy is quite conservative, so she would ideally prefer a knee-length dress or above the knee. She would also need her outfit to come with a matching bolero. With these information in mind, I went shopping online. I have found some amazing ideas for a mother of the bride dress. Here are a few of them that caught my eye.

 

John Charles Mother of the Bride Dress

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This dress and bolero jacket is an amazing dress idea for a mother of the bride. I adore the subtle sparkle Jacquard fabric. It comes in such a beautiful shade and design.

The fact that this piece comes with a matching bolero and will sit below the knee would make it a hit with many conservative mothers.

 

Condici Cobalt Dress

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This stunning Cobalt dress by Condici is such a lovely idea for a mother of the bride. I adore the shade of blue, it is one of my favourite colours. The design is also great. It is a sleeveless dress with a V neckline and sequin applique under the bustline.

The piece is knee-length which means it would be quite popular with many bride’s mothers. I like the matching silk bolero and elegant fascinator the model has on.

 

Ian Stuart Jardin Taffeta Tea Dress

 

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I really like this Jardin Taffeta Tea Dress by Ian Stuart. The crossover V neckline is a great design. The beaded metallic lace detailing to the waist looks so beautiful.

Kathy would love this dress for sure. I think it would suit her fair skin tone and her figure beautifully.

 

Ispirato Printed Dress with Matching Jacket in Shard/Musk

 

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This Printed Dress with Matching Jacket in Shard/Musk by Ispirato would be a popular piece for sure this wedding season. It is such a beautiful piece with a rounded neckline with beaded detailing and semi-capped sleeves.

I see Kathy loving this outfit as well. It will sit below the knee, and the bolero jacket has a high collar and 3/4 length sleeves, which I know she would love.

 

Ronald Joyce 50’s Style Tea Dress and Jacket

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I saved the best for last with this 50’s Style Tea Dress and Jacket by Ronald Joyce. This is hands down my favourite dress from this list. I wonder if Kathy would agree with me.

The shade of blue is beautiful, and so is the print and the fitted bodice. The length will sit below the knee, which is great. The matching jacket has a shawl collar and 3/4 length sleeves. I think it would make a stylish mother of the day dress.

 

What do you think of these mother of the bride/groom dresses? Which is your favourite look? Do you have any weddings this summer? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, share this post on your social media platforms if you enjoyed reading it.

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Working from Home and Mental Health

Working from home is tough, especially when you have other responsibilities to bother. I find some days are harder than others. On some days I am struggling to catch up on my endless to-do list and dealing with all sorts of work requests. Which is good because it means that I am busy, therefore my bank balance would be busy. But then I have to ensure I hit all deadlines and that my 2 kids are happy. Then on quiet days, I panic and worry about it being quite, and me not being busy. Even though I was so busy a few days ago. It sounds mad but it is true.

 

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Working from home is beautiful. It is what I have always dreamed of and I am happy I am finally living my dream. But it also takes its toll on my mental health sometimes. I am a worrier by nature. I worry about silly things most of time, and I do get anxious sometimes. So the stresses of working from home, on my own most of the time, with me being my own boss comes with its pros and cons, like any other job. There is no one to blame if something goes wrong. No one really understands how I go about what I do so it can be tricky to explain, and I don’t know anyone going what I do in real life, so it can be lonely sometimes.

Having said that, I won’t change what I do for anything in the world. The pros of being a freelancer outweighs the cons for me massively, so that is not going to change. Which means I have to find a solution to my worry. So how do I stop worrying and how do I take care of my mental health? I am not one to dwell on problems, I always look for solutions instead. Here are a few things I will be doing to help my work and state of mind.

 

Early to Bed

I normally work for as many hours as I can. I am usually in bed after midnight on most days, which is not good enough, since I am usually awake at 6am thanks to my early bird kids. Which leaves me feeling horrible in the mornings.

Early to bed is my going forward. I have decided to go to bed as early as possible on most nights, so I can get 8 hours sleep. I work better when I am well rested.

 

Take Time Off

I am hoping to take more time off work this year. I usually continue working even on Holidays, except for Christmas, which isn’t great but you don’t get to take many days off when you work for yourself.

Going forward, I plan to take some more time off work, regardless of how busy or quiet it is. When I need it, I will take it. I also need to try switching off work a bit more, especially on weekends.

 

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Motivate Myself

Motivating myself is easily done. I am good at motivating myself naturally. I always says the fear of having no money and not being able to work from home are my greatest motivators.

I need to keep myself motivated. I find business, self-help and inspirational books very motivating. So I make sure I read few chapters of a good book on my Kindle every day.

 

Enjoy the Outdoors

I do the school run so I get out of the house everyday. Weekends are usually packed with all sort of activities, which means I get to do other things outside the house which is great.

This is going to continue even when the kids are on holiday. Weather permitting and with the kiddies’ cooperation, I aim to get out of the house everyday, even if it is just for long walks or to let loose in the garden. Being outdoors is great for general health. I also plan to work in my garden during the summer months.

 

Spend Wisely

Working from home and running your own business means you usually get to manage your money yourself. This can be a blessing and a curse depending on how you are with money. I am quite good with me. I am more of a saver than a spender, and this has helped me in the unpredictable world of freelancing.

I plan to continue the way I am with money. Spending wisely and saving as much money as I can so I don’t worry too much when work is quiet.

 

How do you find working from home? Does it affect your mental health?

 

 

 

 

 

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