Christmas is hard when your mom deserves a private island but you can only afford a candle am I right? It’s also extremely hard to pick out a gift for someone that does so much for you and you want to return the favor in some small way. I know a gift will never sum up the amount of love we have for our mamas but here are a few thoughtful gift ideas that might put a smile on her face.
I try not to have favorites in the fashion industry since my job is to try everything once but there is one store that I constantly come back to for their quality, affordable denim and that’s Abercrombie. While I love a pair of designer denim just as much as the next person, I can honestly say I own more Abercrombie jeans than anything else in my closet. I know this for a fact because I just organized all of my jeans by designer and the Abercrombie stack had 3 times as many as any other brand!
Abercrombie has all of their jeans 50% off right now so I’m sharing a few of my favorite styles. For sizing reference, I am typically a 25 in Abercrombie jeans. They run true to size but if you are worried about the fit I would size up as I am a 24/25/0 in other brands and always wear a 25 here.
The Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jeans are my most worn pair of denim in my closet right now. They are so easy to throw on with a basic tee, bodysuit or casual top. These jeans do not have any stretch so if in between sizes, size up. They also come in several different washes and styles.
The Ultra High Rise Mom Jeans are another favorite of mine. This pair doesn’t have pockets on the back so they are very flattering on the rear. They also do not have any stretch so if you are in between sizes, size up! The belt is detachable and can be traded out. I am 5’4″ and in the regular length.
The Button Front High Rise Super Skinny Ankle Jeans are another favorite. These are my go to when I am going out because they have a ton of stretch and are very comfortable. My favorite way to wear them is with a bodysuit or lace cami. The jeans come in almost 20 different washes and styles if you aren’t interested in the black, distressed style.
CLICK AN IMAGE TO SHOP THE ITEM DIRECTLY,
OR USE THE LINKS BELOW
Kicking of the first gift guide of the season with a gift guide for all of the women in our lives; best friends, sisters, moms, MILs, grandmothers and any other special ladies! I plan to have much more specific gift guides than this but I wanted to start out pretty general for the early bird shoppers! All of these gifts I either personally own, are on my wish list, I have gifted in the past or come highly recommended by all of you!
TOP 10 PICKS FROM YOU
MORE GIFT IDEAS
Next year my parents will have been married for 30 years! My dad has been wanting to upgrade my mom’s ring for decades now but she has always politely declined as she says that her original ring holds too much sentimental value. Well after several years of persuasion, my mom finally decided that year 30 could be the year her ring got a little “level up”. My mom and I recently went to Robbins Brothers Houston store to check out their ring selection. While I am nowhere near the point in my life that would require a ring on my left finger, it’s still fun to fantasize so I never say no when mama asks me to tag along 🙂
Left: Mom’s current ring | Right: Poem White Gold Ring with Robbins Brothers Ring Wrap
Apparently when it comes to diamond rings, the apple does in fact fall far from the tree because our taste in rings are totally different. Mom’s original diamond ring is marquise shaped and is what she is still predominantly drawn to 30 years later. She ventured out to also try on a few cushion cut and pear shaped rings, all in the white gold family.
The ring that I am wearing above (on the right) was also one of Mom’s selections. This vintage fancy shape ring from the Poem Collection is unlike any other ring I’ve ever seen and immediately made it one of our favorites. The more unique, the better!
Left: Poem Collection | Right: Poem Collection
Tacori Platinum Cadillac Blue Sapphire Diamond
A new element that Mama is wanting to incorporate with this ring is sapphire. My dad has tried to buy her many sapphire rings over the years because it is her birthstone and favorite gem, but my mom has always said that she would rather spend the money elsewhere. Now that they are upgrading her ring, the thought of making it more unique with sapphires is something she really likes but also makes the ring search a little more complicated. Thankfully Robbins Brothers offers customization on almost any ring! That way if she finds a ring she loves and wants to add sapphires, she can do that no problem.
Before we left, I obviously had to try a few rings on myself, for good measure and all. Almost every ring that I picked out was in the yellow gold or rose gold family. Ever since I received my Aggie Ring (WHOOP!), I predominantly wear gold jewelry to match. I guess the same holds true for engagement rings! Unlike my mom, I was drawn to round, oval and radiant shaped rings and more of a solitaire diamond with a simplistic band. I did try on a few cushion cut rings as well which is about the only ring shape that seemed to agree on!
It’s funny how my mom and I tend to agree on almost everything these days but when it comes to diamonds I guess it’s true that every woman’s love story is different which makes every woman’s ring different too. I’m sure my taste in rings could change a hundred times over before I write my own love story, but it’s still interesting to see how my mom’s taste and I differ.
We met with both Tommy (the general manager) and Antoinette at the Robbins Brothers Houston store near the Galleria and both were such a pleasure to work with! If you are in the market for an engagement ring, wedding band, or sparkly new diamond, Mama Adams and I cannot say enough good things about Robbins Brothers and their staff that truly make the buying experience so much fun! Plus their large, quality selection had me feeling like Reese Witherspoon in the Sweet Home Alabama scene where Patrick Dempsey let’s her take her pic from the entire store selection. Future husband, if you are reading this, take note 😉
Thank you Robbins Brothers Houston for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Photos by: BanAvenue