With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure there are brunches galore and family gatherings to attend. No matter what’s on the agenda, you’re sure to look fabulous in a great spring-time dress.

Depending on where your day takes you, I’ve got the perfect little Mother’s Day outfit to take you from brunching with your in-laws to a nice quiet dinner with just you and your mom.

The floral pattern on this dress is perfect to usher in spring. The fit and flare silhouette works with all body types. Pair it with heels, flat sandals or even a set of Converse and you’ll be ready for any occasion.  Since we’re in Texas, this little number even works great with some cowboy boots.


Charming Charlie Earrings

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Express Dress

MothersDay Express Dress and accessories

As for accessories: keep it minimal. You want the lovely, floral pattern to really speak for itself. With the high neckline, I chose a pair of diamond-encrusted triangle drop earrings. Don’t be fooled, they are from Charming Charlie. You don’t have to spend a million bucks to feel like a million bucks!

Next, choose either a statement bracelet or ring. I chose this bracelet because I love the simple three diamond teardrop layout — it would even be great with three pearls.

For the clutch, you also want to keep it simple with a color pulled in from the dress. I chose this nude pink clutch which brings out the pink flowers but doesn’t over power the dress.

The same idea goes for choosing your shoes: keep it simple. You can never go wrong with nude wedges — I wear these wedges with everything from fancy dresses to tee shirt and jeans.

I actually love wearing this dress with flats like this or this. You could even pair it with these great Converse — which gives a casual kick to your outfit.

Dress + Earrings (similar) + Belt (similar) + Bracelet (similar) + Clutch + Wedges


Favorite Restaurants for Mother’s Day Brunch
Have you made those Mother’s Day plans yet? Here are a few of my favorite places to have brunch at. Don’t see your fave restaurant? Send me a note in the comments and let me know where you’re taking your mom!

Hungry’s – Best known for their Croissant French Toast and Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Hungry’s has been a Houston staple since 1957.  Sure not to be a disappointment for you and mom! Reservations recommended.

MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods – Heading Downtown? Check out MKT BAR’s Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration and treat your mom to a delectable brunch, lunch or dinner with specials including Carrot Ginger Soup, Roasted Salmon and MKT Crab Cakes (Only available Sat. and Sun.) No need to worry about parking, they’ve got FREE parking in One Park Place, directly above them. Score.

Weights and Measures -I’m sure you’ve munched on their flaky croissants, sugar doughnuts and homemade cookies, but I bet you haven’t tried their breakfast menu yet. If mom’s a morning person, head over to Weights and Measures to check out their breakfast menu including faves like Avocado toast with fried eggs or their Cake Donuts with fried chicken.

Baba Yega Cafe – A Montrose tradition, this little hidden gem is known for their fresh quality foods, a diverse menu, a large vegan menu, gluten-friendly options and fair trade organic coffee. They’ve got a great Saturday brunch menu sure to win over anyone in your group and you can’t miss their Sunday brunch buffet on Mother’s Day.

Here is a more extensive list of other Houston restaurants serving Mother’s Day brunch.