Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day has double special meaning for me. (although I certainly think Moms should be celebrated every single day :-)) I love getting handmade gifts, and cards from my kids, but I also enjoy showing appreciation to one of the most important women in my life – My Mom.

Mother’s Day can sometimes be bittersweet though as my mom and dad live overseas, and I rarely get to spend the day in person with my mom. (Although we talk on Skype almost every
single day for hrs. ) I still try my best to find ways to make it extra special for her.

Above is a photo from one of the Mother’s Days we actually got to spend together when she was visiting about five years ago. I remember being so tired (you can see it in my eyes haha) as I was still nursing my youngest, and I would wake up several times every night. My mom encouraged me to dress up, and go out for lunch. I still treasure this day; our conversation was lovely as usual. The lunch was also a great reminder to take care of myself once in a while, and the food was just delicious. <3

For all of you with Moms living far away, virtual gift cards to online stores that have international shipping make wonderful gifts for moms that live far away like mine. I know some of my friends, who have moms living in various countries over the world, use Paypal’s Xoom to send their moms $ for Moms day. You can send cash to more than 40 countries via Xoom.  Actually I learned that the number one recipient of this service is Moms.

Xoom is the only remittances company that offers instant disbursements. You get to select multiple ways for loved ones to receive money including bank transfers, cash pick-up or delivery, bill pay and mobile reload.


On Mother’s Day with my family, we traditionally do brunch at a surprise location. It’s usually either at a new place my husband researched & discovered, or at one of my usual favorite breakfast restaurants.

STYLE TIP: For this Mother’s Day I chose this Wrap Front Maxi Dress, and my Wedge Heels ( ON SALE!).  I wanted to have a dress that was flowy, and unrestricting, but I wanted it to make enough of a statement. This Wrap Front Maxi was just what I was looking for. It was long, and feminine & it made a statement with its beautiful print. There also was an air of casualness to it with the pockets & soft fabric.


STYLE TIP: When it comes to accessories & shoes, I’ll start the outfit with my brown Wedges. These have been one of the most worn additions to my spring/summer wardrobe. They literally go with everything. I also love that I don’t get tired wearing them hours at a time.

This little shoulder bag, and a pair of nice sunglasses will complete my look along with a statement necklace.


It’s not too late to send your loved ones a Mother’s Day Gift Card. Paypal is offering Mother’s Day shopping deals from merchants like Macy’s and Kiehls. You can check out all these offers here.  



Dress: Wrap Front Maxi | Shoes: Brown Wedges | Necklace: Purple Statement Piece (similar) | Sunglasses: Brown Oversized | Bag: Lace Cut Out Shoulder Bag

What are your Mother’s Day plans? Are you preparing special surprises for your mom? Do you have parents living overseas? I would love to hear it all!

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Have a wonderful Saturday lovely ladies! Stay your amazing selves, and stay stylish! XOXO,


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  • nuray

    Happy Mother’s Day Elif! I love your beautiful dress and the sentiments.

  • Sibel Gultekin

    Happy Mother’s Day, I was surprised today with such sweet gifts today from my kids! I called my parents this morning, for they live overseas, and wished them a happy day. I don’t have any plans for today, all I know is that I’m spending it with my family. Considering your dress, I like it very much and find it very different.

  • Love the colours and print on your maxi dress! 🙂
    Hope that you and your mum had a wonderful Mother’s Day, despite the distance between you.

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  • What a gorgeous outfit for Mother’s day! So pretty! =)

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  • thedailysavant

    I can’t even begin to imagine what life would have been like living overseas and not having Skype as a way to contact my mum! Isn’t it a godsend? Love your outfit here! Your dress has great print and silhouette!

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  • Cheryl

    Beautiful outfit. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I love handmade gifts from my almost 4 year old, and I enjoy spoiling my mom. 🙂