The Mother’s Day Curse

The Mother’s Day Curse

Although I am not proud of either of these facts, I readily admit to being both a shopaholic and superstitious. Fortunately, being a shopaholic serves me quite well; I’m able to work as a personal shopper,  and I have a very complete wardrobe. Being superstitious, on the other hand, is not as productive. Because of my superstitions, I’ve refused to entertain on Mother’s Day for several years. My reluctance to entertain is a result of The Mother’s Day Curse. The Mother’s Day Curse began three years ago when my husband smashed his finger putting together a basketball hoop for our twin boys. It wasn’t just a little smash, it was the kind of smash that required immediate surgery. We were supposed to have 10 people over for dinner, but of course we had to cancel. Since then, my husband has not been allowed to touch any tools on Mother’s Day, and I have refused to have people over. See, in my crazy mind, if I take these precautions, nothing will go wrong.

Well, this year I decided to tempt fate. I invited some friends over for Mother’s Day. My husband was still banned from putting anything together, but I thought we’d be okay with dinner. Unfortunately, I was wrong. This past Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, our basement flooded! Of course, this was because of The Mother’s Day Curse.  I should have known better than to try and entertain on this holiday. Anyway, this is a long way of my explaining why I haven’t posted in a little while. Cleaning up a soggy basement definitely interferes with writing a blog.

The good news is, we were still able to have to have our friends over for dinner. And, my husband actually used some tools while cleaning up the basement without hurting himself. Maybe we have broken the curse! But, just to be on the safe side, I think we’ll go out for dinner next year.

Here are some photos of what I wore on Mother’s Day. I don’t have much to say about this outfit because it’s simple and pretty much speaks for itself. I will tell you that I love this blouse because it’s very denim-like. Hence, it goes with practically everything! Scroll down for shopping info.

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Embroidered floral top available at Loft (click here). White pants available at Jcrew (click here).

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