SciFi Fashion Friday | Best Bay Area Photography

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Sizzling Steampunk

It’s October, so that means it’s time for Halloween! There’s still time to choose what you want to wear to the party of the year. But this blog is about what to wear after the party when you want to do some trick or treating in the boudoir. One of my favorite ideas is SteamPunk!! What’s steampunk you ask?

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Steampunk is a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction. In other words, it is the most badass costume idea since the Gothic Vampire. From head to toe, you are transformed into a fine Industrial Lady with a bit of battle in her and a lot of elegance from a very different era. Here are some of the most exceptional examples of this timeless and daring fashion choice.dec_border

Hats/Head Dresses

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Mask/Goggles

 

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Jewelry/Gloves

 

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Fans/Parasols

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Lingerie/Bolero

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Corsets/Intricate Bodices

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Skirts/Garters/Stockings

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Shoes/Boots

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Halloween is about being the most unique character and having fun doing it. It doesn’t always have to be spooky or gory. It can be leather clad, metal trimmed, doused in lovely lace, and uniquely mechanical.

 

So if you decide on this lively vintage look you will be the invention of a science fiction dream. No matter where the party takes you to have a safe trick or treat

(adult style, wink wink)!

Heather

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Final Touches For Summer | San Francisco Bay Area Boudoir Photography

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Face it, besides a swimsuit, sunblock, and bag, you NEED something to dry off with and something to throw on between destinations without having to worry. Without a great towel and a beautiful cover up, you simply are not prepared for summer. Here’s are some great ideas to complete your summer and make it as sensational as possible.

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Starting with the most important of course…

Towels!!

 

 

Don’t just think of them as a way to get dry or lay on the hot sand. Think of it as an extension of yourself. Everything you love can be reflected through your towel. No matter what it is or how crazy! Here are the latest trends for Summer!!

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You’re an Animal!!

 

 

Animal prints are always a blast. But you can go one step further with a print of your favorite animal (even if it’s your very own pet.)

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Happy Hour!!

 

 

 

 

Wet your whistle with a good cocktail while laying poolside on one. It’s a refreshing way to have a little fun with your summer.

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Food for Thought!!

 

 

 

What’s a summer outing without a good feast? Make your summer more delicious with a fantastic food towel shaped like your favorite treats.

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Tribal Connection!!

 

 

 

Bring back the spirit of the native culture and feel free and easy while walking on the beach or laying on the grass and dream the day away.

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Little Mermaid!!

 

 

 

Be apart of a beautiful, magical world that only exists in the purest imagination and feel one with the sea and the summer.

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Leave A Message!!

 

 

Make a statement and don’t be shy about conveying exactly what you want for your seasonal experience. Be creative while staying cool and dry.

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Flower Child!!

 

 

 

Get in a natural state of mind by bringing the palm trees and tropical flowers with you to every summer destination.

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Now that you’re set with an awesome beach towel…

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It’s time for the chicest part of summer…

 

CoverUps!!

 

 

Of course, it’s easy to just wrap a towel around you and walk around. But it is not the most practical nor the most fashionable. The towel always falls off and drips and gets sand all over the place. If you want your summer fun to continue without worry then there here are the latest trends for every personality.

 

CoverUps!!

 

Animal Instinct

 

 

Bring your wild side out and making the boardwalk your personal catwalk with animal-inspired designs.

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Push Her Buttons

 

 

A simple, oversized, button up blouse is a must-have for your breezy beach outing.

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The Touch, The Feel, Of Cotton

 

 

Make it funny or make it casual, but always make it comfortable with cotton.

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Garden of Eden

 

 

Bring a fresh feel with a floral design and accentuate your more natural side.

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Flapper Fabulous

 

 

Let those tassels sway in the breeze and let the wind point the way to the unforgettable.

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Bohemian Ways

 

 

Just as the music follows so too does the festival vibes they bring with a bohemian inspired print.

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Jump All Over It

 

 

In order to elongate every inch, you must take a chance and plunge into a jumper.

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Lovely Lace

 

 

Sheer elegance and chic will follow every season when wearing lace material.

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Neon Dreams Come True

 

 

The sun isn’t the only reason for people around you to wear their shades when wearing neon.

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Catch More Fish With That Net

 

 

Fishnet is not just for the catch of the day anymore.

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Who Wears The Pants

 

 

Sometimes the right slacks make your summer outfit sizzle.

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Sensational Skirts

 

 

Summers are all about bringing the skirts out to play.

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Top Me Off

 

 

You’re going to need to top to go with that hot summer sun.

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Romp Around A Bit

 

 

Everything about summer is the romper: perfectly sunny in every way.

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Dress It Up

 

 

Slay the day away, no matter where you’re going, with a long flowing dress.

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Simply Wrap It Up

 

 

It’ll get that summer style wrapped up, thank you.

 

With the perfect coverup, your summer style is complete…

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Happy Summer!

 

 

Now your summer needs are met you are set for the fun in the sun, a cool moonlit night and everything in between. Enjoy your cocktails, your bbq’s, your tan, your best life and your best friends! 

 

Heather

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Head to Toe Summer Cosmetics| Monterey Santa Cruz Bay Area

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Face the Summer Looking Your Best!!

 

 

It’s time to think light and bright now that the sun is shining and the beach is calling you. The greatest thing about summertime is the kaleidoscope of colors hiding in your closet can now come out to play! So have some fun checking out all the latest trends in hair, makeup, and nails that are sure to make for a sizzling season.

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As always, let’s start from the top…

 

Hair!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair is the most empowering way to express your summer self and bring out your brightness! With just the right style, color and accessories you will have the attention of the whole beach. Go for pastel colors, put in a stylish braided updo, and put some glitter along the part and hairline and you are ready to step out as the top hair trend of the season.

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Makeup!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeup is a woman’s war paint no matter what the season. She’s gotta slay when she steps out that door. Since the summer is all sun you have to think of how that hot look is going to protect you from the hot sun. Yes, I know, you’ve heard this from me once before. But it’s true, summer sun and skin damage go hand in hand if you don’t take the proper measures. So, of course, UV protection and waterproof is a must have every summer.

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Nails!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite way to express myself, especially in the summer, is through my nails. Because sometimes I just don’t have the time to put on that cute summer make up r take a long time getting the hair just right. I know I’m not the only one who feels that way. So, this summer, go bright, go bold and always have a blast from hands to toes. Stay with the current fashioned by going with nautically themed nails and make the ocean come to you wherever you go.

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Now that you know the way to a flawless face this summer…

 

 

 

 

Let that stunning shine through with the perfect combination of beautifying cosmetics that will make you hotter than any summer!!

 

Heather

 

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Accentuating Summer Accessories | Los Gatos San Jose Bay Area Photography

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Make a Splash with The Trendiest Summer Accessories!!

 

 

Often times summer accessories have a dual function; protection and fashion. You cant have the most fun in the sun without covering all your bases and looking damn good while doing it! So, complete that out of this world look with any one of the latest seasonal trends.

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Let’s start at the top…..

 

Hats!!

 

 

 

 

A stylish hat is an absolute must for those hot summer months! Be as sporty or as chic as you wish and still have the best protection for your head and face. And don’t be intimidated by a large brim. It’s too fabulous to pass up. and the bigger the better.

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Sunglasses!!

 

 


 

 

Look at your summer through rose-colored specs and keep those eyes safe with a jazzy pair of sunglasses. UV protection is not just important for your skin. Your eyes need that same care too. And since the colors and styles are numerous go ahead and have a different pair for every summer day that shines bright like a diamond.

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Scarfs/Wraps

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarfs can be an exciting changeup to your summer look in so many ways. Wrap your head and create a chic way to shield you from the sun. Or even wear it as a shawl, cover-up or skirt to go from beach fashion to street fashion in a snap. Go for bold prints and loud colors to spice it up even more.

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Jewelry!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are just so many wonderful creations to choose from! I cant just pick one that is the most fun to wear. They all add that special something your summer outfit so desperately needed. Gold and natural stones are always in style, but this year’s fun trend is full body, hand, and feet decore. This trend truly accentuates the best of you while feeling comfortable and unique.

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Phone Cases!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The phone is not only a phone, it’s a great part of everyday life. With use being such daily necessity it’s only natural to accessories it considering how much we show it off during a selfie alone. A phone is an extension of ourselves and should reflect that in the most fun ways possible.

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Purses!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I speak for every woman when I say that a purse is your greatest lifeline! How else are we supposed to carry our whole summer around wherever we go? Explore colorful patterns and quirky designs. Go big for the beach or small for the evening and always stylish everywhere in between.

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Let’s end with the best part…

Shoes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The perfect pair of shoes is the most adventurous way to celebrate summer in all its colorful glory! Whether it’s a pair of pumps or a classic flip flop summer will never be boring when you wear the latest trends in summer footwear. Rainbow is all the rage in shoes right now. You don’t have to choose just one shade, choose them all and live your best life.

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Now that we’ve covered everything from head to toe…

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a time to be bold, a time to be brave, and a time to be free. Let the Summer, and all the wonderful accessories it has to offer, take your breath away!

 

Heather

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Sizzling Summer Solstice | San Jose Bay Area Boudoir Photography

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Summer Is Officially Here!! And we all know what that means; SWIMSUITS!!

 

 

There is no better way to show your unique summer self than through the perfect swimwear. Thankfully there are so many to choose from and it is perfectly acceptable to have more than one style of swimsuit in one season.dec_border

Are you into a One Piece…

 

 

 

 

A one piece is a classic structure with so many possibilities. It’s comfortable and extremely flattering. You can conceal as much or as little as you wish and still feel confident and secure. Choose from an endless array of styles and patterns to be unstoppable at the beach all summer long.

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Or are you into a Two-Piece…

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re strutting your stuff and laying poolside with a sexy bikini or sporting your athleticism with a structured two-piece, you will always feel confident and comfortable. And just like a one piece, there are an unending array of styles and patterns. The possibilities are not only ceaseless but they are sizzling.

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Here are some of my personal favorite trends of Summer 2018…

 

High Waist Swim

 

 

 

Take a vintage look and make it modern. It accentuates every curve and keeps you secure while making you look flawless. Top trend right now in high waist swim attire is the long sleeve mesh top bikini.

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Athletic Swim

 

 

 

 

Keep movin’ and groovin’ with the ever comfortable sporty swimsuit. Always comfortable, always durable and never out of style. The top trend in athletic swim attire right now is designer label two-piece.

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Mix and Match Swim

 

 

 

Never get bored again when you mix and match your tops and bottoms. You can even mix styles and colors you wouldn’t think match in a million years. The top trend in mixing and matching right now is an off the shoulder ruffle top with bikini bottoms.

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Multi-Toned Swim

 

 

 

 

 

Wheather you’re a one piece or a two piece girl you will always look great in the multi-toned block pattern. Inspired by early 90’s color schemes, but always timeless. The top trend in the multi-toned swim attire is the tri-color bikini.

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Strappy Swim

 

 

 

The strappy style is definitely for the boldest and most confident beach goer. Some are meant for laying chic poolside and some are structured well like athletic wear, but both are always jaw-dropping, to say the least. The top trend right now in a strappy swim is not so much a style as much as it is color; bold, bright, hot colors like pinks and yellows.

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Island Patterns

 

 

 

Bring out your inner island girl and feel the rhythm move you. The choice of patterns and colors are as numerous as the culture of every island nations that make up this awesome world. The top trend in Island inspirations is a Barbados ‘Crop Over’ Festival print with a trim of gold.

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Mermaid Swim

 

 

 

 

Mermaid style is one of the top trends at the moment. So many women would much rather mermaid than adult and with today’s fashion, you can. There are even fully functioning swimming tales to complete the mythical magic. Of course, the most trendy thing of all in mermaid style is everything Ariel from Little Mermaid.

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Vintage Swim

 

 

 

 

Last but not least is, of course, the timeless Vintage style swim. It’s swim that’s meant to last under any circumstances and make you look classicly irresistible. And the most consistently popular trend through the years is all about the 50’s, whether it’s polka dot or leopard it has withstood the test of time.

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Sizzle this season and always remember…

Make sure this summer to have the most fun you can have in your most dangerous curves. Show off loud and proud, get some well-needed sun and make it about you conquering the world.

 

Heather

 

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Just Because | Santa Cruz San Jose Bay Area Photography

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Sexy Summer

 

 

Summer is right around the corner and that means being able to pass off your sexy lingerie as a cute outfit idea! It just takes the right style to make a sexy statement!

 

 

If you didn’t know you could wear your beautiful underpinnings as the main focal point of your outfit, and actually get away with it, then you are about to be pleasantly and fashionably shocked. Here are some great ideas that will make your summer sizzle.

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Classic Bra

 

 

 

 

 

Be as casual or as fancy as you want with no regrets. It’s the most freeing feeling! Take that stunning bra out of your delicates drawer. You know the one I’m talking about; the one you thought you could only wear for intimate eyes only. Well, it’s time to match it up with some cute jeans or cut off shorts for a more casual look or a flawless pin skirt for a fancy night out. The choice is yours.

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Sports Bra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, believe me, I get it. You’re more of a work-out kinda woman. There are just as many options. Yes, even a fancier style. Still, use that sexy bra, but pair it with a scandalous pair of sports shorts and heels for that perfect sporty-chic look. Don’t be afraid to wear your full workout gear from head to toe as your sexy statement so you can show off that body and how you got it.

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Lace Bralettes and Crops

 

 

 

 

Lace is elegant, bralettes are comfortable and corset style crops are to die for. Whether you pair it with a classic skirt or even a ripped up pair of jeans you will always stand out for your exquisite sense of fashion and look the best of the best so effortlessly. Make sure to complete this timeless and trendy look with the perfect jacket for when the night gets just a bit chilly. Although if the night goes right you won’t need it.

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Satin Corset Crop

 

 

 

 

 

Well, lace may be elegant, but satin feels so very luxurious. This is one of my favorites when spicing up a summer outfit. Its durability makes for long nights of partying the night away and always feeling secure in your garment. The vibrant colors and fearless prints are endless and so is the confidence it gives you. And of course, its ability to go from casual to chic just by changing one item is what truly makes this look magnificent.

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Corsets

 

 

 

 

 

Corsets only favor the brave. Do you have what it takes to wear this literally breath-taking garment with every style? Guaranteed you will always look flawless and stop everyone dead in their tracks. Make it delicate or sporty. Make it rock and roller or fantasy princess but always make this ancient lingerie your own. So take a deep breath and let the corset do the rest of the seducing.

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Bodysuits

 

 

 

 

 

Bodysuits are beyond beautiful! This garment’s crowning achievement is its match of form and function with a simple and sophisticated result every time, no matter how low key you’ve styled yourself. Feel as flexible and as delicate as a ballerina all while taking over the world one fabulous day at a time. For a flare of the dramatic go for a sheer style adorned with the most glitz, you can ever desire. This look will make you the showstopper you always had deep in you.

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Slip Dresses

 

 

 

 

 

The final idea that is the top trend right now and going forward into the summer is the silky, sensational, versatile and the always the most comfortable way to fancy up even the most casual of styles. The slip dress! It isn’t just for wearing under your dresses and skirts to prevent clinging. Now it’s the sleekest way to be comfortable without sacrificing even an inch of chic. How can one make this look even grander? By pairing it with fur! Faux or fine you will never cease to amaze everyone with your timeless charm. The longer the better for a more vintage magnificence. Feel as all eyes are on you, you glamorous bombshell!

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Today’s forward fashions have freed us from the constraints of normality. We don’t have to be incredibly modest and we don’t have to burn the bras in protest. We can have a middle ground too. The best way to make that happen is by showing everyone what these undergarments are for; they are for whatever we feel good in. They are to make us feel beautiful for ourselves, not just our special someone in private. Remember, no matter what, you are ALWAYS that special someone above ALL others.

 

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Your personality comes first in your fashion. Make sure whatever style you choose is as unforgettable as you are.

 

Heather

 

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Fashion Friday | San Jose Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photography

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome women holding the world together!

And this post is dedicated to my favorite thing to wear on this special day: PJs!

I myself am a mother and love to celebrate the day I became someone’s entire world. The way I like to celebrate it is not necessarily by going out, but instead staying in and getting into the comfiest pajamas I possibly can. Here are some of my favorite looks for my favorite day!

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Lingerie Robes

 

 

 

 

I know I am not the only woman in the world who loves a good robe and wears it as often as possible. No matter what you wear underneath or the material of robe it always brings extra comfort to an already enjoyable outfit.

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Mix and Match Separates

 

 

 

 

Not only is this the coziest it is also the most fun. You can mix and match styles and colors and you can even have quirky messages on the PJs. It’s the best day to have a blast and express the ‘you’ your kid loves, no matter what.

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Pajama Shorts

 

 

 

 

Whether you mix and match or have the perfect set, PJ shorts are breathable for those warmer mother’s days and always comfortable. Bring a touch of elegance to lounging around the house by choosing a satin set.

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Classic 2 Piece Pajama Set

 

 

 

 

These classic styles are not just for men anymore. We ladies have taken it over and then some. There are even some prints you can wear out and about with a pair of gorgeous heels and fun belt because being lazy can be very chic.

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Cotton Dress

 

 

 

 

The best way to be the most casual is a nice long cotton PJ dress. Lay around with ease. Have breakfast in bed brought to you. Maybe even sleep in just a little bit longer before your special Mother’s Day Brunch.

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Satin Dress

 

 

 

 

Or maybe, just maybe, you two got rid of the kids and want to celebrate with Netflix and chill. Or if you’re like me you are taking advantage of a childless night with good old fashioned sexy time. And we all know sexy time is more fun with a silky lingerie dress. Well, even if you decide to mix the two together you’ll be comfortable and sexy always.

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No matter what you decide to wear it is all about you and what makes you happy. so go ahead, put it on, be nice and cozy, and enjoy your Mother’s Day.

 

Heather

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