Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day with High Strung

on Zelle: linen tunic (tied at waist to make a top), jeans, sandals, necklace c/o High Strung, watch c/o Fossil | on Angela: top, similar denim, sandals, High Strung necklace

My mama is one special gal - I've always respected her as a parental figure, but the older I get, the more she becomes my best friend. I've felt incredibly lucky about how close we are - don't get me wrong, she's still my mom and we don't always agree, but I can easily say my mama is my best friend. She's beautiful, she's strong, and she's an incredible mom - I am definitely blessed to say the very least. 

This Mother's Day will be a different one for our family - as many know, my dear Nonny -- my mama's mom -- passed away in May of last year, which means this will be my mom's first Mother's Day without her mom. Though we miss her each and every day, I'm thankful she is not in pain and is watching over us as the most perfect guardian angel. I always want Mother's Day to be special, but especially this year, and I know we will have a wonderful time celebrating with my Grandma Brown, too!

As part of my mom's Mother's Day gift, I decided to give her a customized necklace from High Strung. Based out of Wilmington, High Strung offers beautiful necklaces, with their signature being a hand-painted bead with a tassel. Being a coastal girl, I decided to go with a nautical look, but gave my mom a blue beaded version, which I think she loves. When ordering, I just flipped through their Instagram and customized what look I wanted, as everything is made to order! Mom and I were both raised here in North Carolina, so I love giving her a gift that is based right here in our home state. 

Whether you're celebrating your mom, your grandmother, or a special lady in your life, now is the time to say thank you - so Mama, thank you for your continued love, for listening to my road rage when driving through Wilmington, for taking blog pictures, for your much-needed opinion on so many things in my life, for raising me, LB, and Bro the way that you and Daddy have, and for just being you. Happy Mother's Day!

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27 comments

  1. These pictures are so cute!

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  2. You and your mom are so beautiful and such a fun photo shoot to do together!! Having your mom as your best friend is so special! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. You two are adorable! It's so great that your mom is your best friend. I am sure that this Mother's day will be a hard one. It so wonderful that you are able to spend the day together. Those necklaces are beautiful!
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod


    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Awwwwww your gorgeous momma! Loved seeing these pictures of you two and those necklaces are gorgeous!

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  5. What a sweet shoot with you and your momma! Love her necklace! And the cameo appearance by your pup, adorable! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. What a special mother's day!! You two are adorable and love your pups!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  7. That photo of your mom kissing your head is about the cutest thing ever - you look so much alike! This was a sweet post and a sweet gift - I love both necklaces that you designed!

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  8. Both of you are gorgeous! These photos are so sweet. I feel the same about my mom as well, she is definitely more of a best friend to me now that I am older.



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  9. beautiful photos and you both look lovely (:
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  10. What a wonderful day and post to spend with your mom! My mom is my best friend as well!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  11. Such cute photos of you two! Thanks for sharing. Customized jewelry is the perfect gift. I know this Mother's Day (and probably all after this) will be tough. Thinking of you all.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. What a beautiful post and tribute to your stunning Mama!!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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  13. Lovely photos... such a great gift! You and your mom are both so beautiful... I hope you spend Mother's Day enjoying yourself and thinking fondly of your nonny!



    Amber
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  14. This is my favorite post ever! You and your mom are so adorable. Your mom is a MODEL! Such a cute necklace company, too!

    xo, Shelby
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  15. Both of you look so Beautiful!!

    Adi xx
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  16. you look so much more like sisters! you have such a lovely mom! happy mother's day to her.

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  17. What a fun shoot!! It looks like you had an amazing pool day!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  18. such a cute post! you two look gorgeous!

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  19. Such cute pics with your mamma!

    XO
    Molly
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  20. Love how close you are with your mom! Mine is my very best friend too, I love her so much! Knowing mine, she'd love something from a local North Carolina business! Those necklaces are gorgeous:).
    Emily
    Darling, Dearest

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  21. LOVE these pictures and the necklaces, I want both of them!!

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  22. Oh, Zelle, your mom is so beautiful! I just loved looking through these pics and I especially love the one where she's kissing you, so sweet! That's such a lovely gift to giver her and even more special, since you both have matching pieces! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing day, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  23. You & your mom are too cute- and love those necklaces too!!

    xo, Kristina

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  24. This is such a sweet post and photo shoot! I love both of the necklaces you designed! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  25. What a sweet post! You two are too cute, and look so much alike! I'm sure this Mother's Day will be difficult, but wonderful you can spend the day with your mom. Love those necklaces, too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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