J. McLaughlin dresses – Best Dresses for Women

If you don’t love J. McLaughlin dresses, you likely haven’t been introduced to them yet. They are my hands down absolute favorite dresses. J. McLaughlin dresses are amazingly soft, comfortable and extremely flattering. Second, need I say more than their Catalina Cloth? Soft, comfortable, stretchy, and just thick enough to smooth out all areas, it’s by far my favorite fabric blend of nylon and spandex. And third, their Bainbridge cloth is equally flattering and comfortable, and just a bit thicker for a more all-season option.

Most importantly, J. McLaughlin has the best dresses for women because they are made to last. They are timeless, high quality, comfortable and very stylish.

J. McLaughlin Dresses come in a variety of styles, with pockets and without, collared necks and v necks, faux wraps and more. Finally, they are perfect as a work dress, going casual or more dressy for a night out, as wedding guest dress, or a dress for a casual day at the beach. To sum it up, J. McLaughlin dresses are the ones I get the most compliments on, hands down! Nearly every time I wear one, someone asks me what brand it is – they are that flattering!

A few of my favorite J. McLaughlin Dresses:

The J. McLaughlin Emma Dress. A truly timeless dress, the Emma features two front pockets and an easy pullover style. It comes with the choice of sleeveless, cap sleeves or 3/4 sleeves, a soft square neck, banded waist details, and is typically about 36″ in length. The link is to an Emma dress I have for sale in my virtual closet on Poshmark. 20% of all proceeds go to local charities. Other styles, colors and sizes are available. If the dress is sold out by the time you click the link, you can view other items in my J. McLaughlin sale.

The J. McLaughlin Sage Dress. Classic and contemporary, the J. McLaughlin Sage dress comes in 3/4 sleeves or sleeveless. It is ruched on the right side to offer a bit of fun sass to a streamlined easy dress. Approximate length is 39″, and it has a boat neck. The link is to a Sage dress I have for sale in my virtual closet on Poshmark. 20% of all proceeds go to local charities. Other styles, colors and sizes are available. If the dress is sold out by the time you click the link, certainly you can view other items in my J. McLaughlin sale.

The J. McLaughlin Lola Dress was my first J. McLaughlin dress ever(!), and began my obsession. Most importantly, after it’s amazingly soft and flattering fabric, is the fact that it features a figure-flattering wide waistband with ruched details, and is about 38″ in length. It comes with the choice of 3/4 sleeves or sleeveless. The Lola Dress is currently sold out in my closet.

Even more J. McLaughlin dresses:

The J. McLaughlin Bedford Dress is gorgeous, but unfortunately it doesn’t work so great for this long-waisted girl (hey, J. McLaughlin, if you’re reading this PLEASE make a tall or long torso version!). They are very popular as they are made in both the Bainbridge all-season fabric as well as the lighter, stretchier Catalina cloth fabric. They feature a quarter zip front and typically are long sleeve. They also make a shirt in this style.

View my sale on J. McLaughlin gently used dresses; they sell quickly, so move quickly if you like something! I price them very competitively, and sometimes even have new with tags J. McLaughlin on sale!

Shop today for up to 70% off J. McLaughlin retail prices! Use the filters to only see items that are new or specific categories (like dresses) in your size.

Love this J. McLaughlin Dress?

It’s the Lacey Swing Dress in Cheetah Jacquard

Back in stock! Retail $268; Gently used only $50!

Another beautiful J. McLaughlin Dress in Size Medium – made with Catalina Cloth – Gently used only $49!

Interested in selling items from your own closet? Check out my top tips for selling more on Poshmark post.

See my current J. McLaughlin items (& more!) for sale in my Poshmark closet. Bundle items together for a discount you can save even more! See only J. McLaughlin sale items by filtering by brand.

Best Suitcase Organizer

suitcase organizer

Hello beauty blog lovers! Have I got a great suitcase organizer tip today! I just found the best suitcase organizers ever – I’m always over stuffing my suitcase and wondering how others can pack so neatly and easily! I pack items I don’t use and don’t have items I want. Not anymore!! This suitcase organizer is awesome!

Suitcase Organizer

I’m so excited about these new ebags I had to share them with you immediately! They best suitcase organizercome in a lot of different sizes and shapes, I bought one with the three size options – one for my socks, underwear and bras (yes they all fit in the smallest size!), one for bathing suits, cover ups, workout clothes if you’re so inclined, and/or sleepwear, and the largest for pants, shirts, etc. I was able to use these three and pack for a 7 night vacation overseas with still room for my shoes in the suitcase!! And room for souvenirs!! Oh, and I had to get one of these beauty suitcase organizer because it folds flat, holds everything that my giant square one holds, and fits much better into my suitcase – another best suitcase organizer! I could not believe best travel beauty organizerhow much more the beauty organizer held versus my old one – I have contacts and glasses, and of course want to bring my razor, toothbrushes for me and two kids, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, plus makeup remove and makeup – and it all fit!

 

I am thinking about getting the whole suitcase from this company I love the organizers so much, but I haven’t quite jumped yet – the price is a i want this suitcaselittle steep, but if I love it as much as I love the suitcase organizer, I know I’ll love it. One of these days I’ll jump! I hope you love the organizers as much as I do! I love these best suitcase organizers ever!!

The photo below is the beautiful view we saw when traveling in Spain!

Spain

Best Gifts for Mom

Best Gifts for Mom Avid Book Reader

Each year, the challenge of what to get for mom seems most heightened as Mother’s Day and birthdays approach. We all want to get the best gifts for mom, and maybe even get better gifts than our siblings! Here’s a list of great gifts for mom depending on the type of mom you’re buying for this year.

Best gifts for mom – Stylish

Stylish Great Gifts for Mom. Small Harmony in Straw

Small Harmony in Straw (more expensive than regular Small Harmony but beautiful!)

One of my favorite hand bags is the Small Harmony by Kate Spade. I do not treat purses with care, often overloading them with water bottles, snacks, along with a host of other items. They hold up very well, look great, have the look of a very expensive stylish bag, but the price still comes in as pretty reasonable for the value of the bag. If you are comfortable paying a bit more, you can get the Kate Space Cedar Street Small Harmony bag (see photo) as it’s a gorgeous bag with a lot of life.

If your mom isn’t into bags or purses, many of the stylish items Kate Spade offers are great gifts for mom as they hold up great, and look simple yet sophisticated.

Best gifts for mom – Book Lover

The new kindle - for mom!If your mom loves books and has had a Kindle for awhile, this is a great upgrade for her – with a battery that lasts for months instead of weeks, a lighter weight, and all the same great benefits of her current Kindle, the new Kindle Oasis is a great option. They are not in stock until June 1, but you can pre-order it now, and show her that the order is on its way soon (you know mom secretly wants it first!).

If your mom loves books and hasn’t tried out the Kindle yet, this is a Kindle as a Mother's Day gift ideagreat low-cost option to try. Every avid reader I know who has tried the Kindle has loved it! It’s lighter weight than holding or carrying around a book, and it’s much easier to read at night with a built-in light. In addition to these benefits, if she’s off to a vacation and will read more than one book, the Kindle can be stocked up with hundreds of books without adding any bulk. There are a number of different Kindles out there now, but the basic one is still my favorite escape (I use my iPad for everything else – my Kindle is for my me-time with the books!).

If you do go with the Kindle – be sure to get her the 30 days of Kindle Unlimited – it’s like access to a virtual library via Amazon! Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Great Gifts for Mom – When You’re on a Budget

Great earrings for Mother's Day giftOne of my most favorite pair of earrings look like pearls with small diamonds and are absolutely stunning. Best of all, they cost less than $20. No one ever would guess! I’ve bought these multiple times as gifts, and have a pair myself. I love them! Definitely a great low cost gift idea for mom.

Best Gifts for Mom – Fitness Fun

FitBit bracelet for mom
For the moms who want it all and want to track it, the fitness market has opened up a great range of opportunities. From the FitBit clip on (my favorite, and great for women who don’t want to wear the bracelet style – hint: clip on bra so don’t throw in wash) to the many stylish bracelets, the fitness tracking and now sleep tracking opportunities are just getting started. I see this market continuing to grow as an ever-growing number of people continue to work to better their fitness. Mom will love to challenge herself to take even more steps and compare with friends.

Hope these ideas help you find the best gifts for mom this Mother’s Day!