Monday, May 11, 2015

Mahogany Closet Monday Fashion Link Up + Blue Tie Dye Maxi Dress

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

I want to wish all the mothers a happy Mother's Day. I know Mother's Day was yesterday, but I think we should be celebrated everyday anyway! :-) Hope you guys had a great day! I had a really great and simple day. It was also my first Mother's Day since my mom passed last August. The interesting thing is that I thought about it leading up to the day and was worried about how I would do, but the weight of it didn't actually hit me that day.  I didn't want to be a ball of tears all days, and I am thankful that that wasn't the case. Having reached that milestone I think I want to do more next year to actually celebrate her. And if all of that was enough today is my daughter 10th birthday. Her first double digits. Since her birthday is so close, I often spend Mother's Day weekend throwing a celebration for her. This year I will be taking cupcakes to her school today and having a little family celebration at the house and then I will take her and friends out to celebrate next weekend. So this way we both got to celebrate our days. :-)

About the outfit 

I said I was going to be all about the maxis this spring/summer and you see I wasn't playing. There was the striped one I wore here, the black one I wore here and the orange one I wore here. Yeah, I know, I know, I may seem a little obsessed. LOL This dress was from the online clothing boutique that I used to have. I had it for years, loved the dress but it took me a little while to figure out the right shapewear situation to wear under to make it work since it is so fitted. I still have a bunch of clothes left from my online clothing boutique days, I need to have some kind of liquidation sale. Well check out the pictures and let me know what you think.

Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link-Up

I'm super excited to be hosting this link up. This link up is meant to be a way for bloggers to share their person style, connect with other bloggers, and gain new followers. Bloggers can submit a link to one of their fashion posts using the Inlinkz widget below. I will share a couple of my favorites on social media and in a blog post. Link up will open on Monday and remain open throughout the week.

Featured Fashionistas from last week's link up...

Because there were so many amazing outfits linked up and to kind of make up for not having Featured Fashionistas a couple times, this week I have 6 great Featured Fashionistas instead of the normal 2. The funny thing it was even hard to narrow it down to 6 because there was so many great looks last week! If you link on the name that leads you to their main blog page, clicking the image leads you to that specific blog post. Thank you again to everyone that linked up!

Love everything about this look. Beautiful classic black dress, gorgeous shoes, and I am so smitten buy that bag!! 

Shauna just has such amazing style in general. Week after week she produces just amazing looks and this one is no different. Love how cute and comfortable that shift dress looks and those shoes!!! I am a sucker for fringe and loving those shoes 

I love a caftan. It is just so easy, cute and comfortable. Definitely one of my favorite throw on looks. So I am so in love this super simply and easy DIY by Riva. Click on the picture to link to this specific project.

This skirt outfit is already so lovely on it's own, but the mommy and me cuteness is just too adorable.

Loving this stripes and polka dot look plus the added detail at the neck line. So cute!

Karen is rocking this cute and classic outfit. Love the pop of color and that clutch is so adorable!

I want to thank everyone who linked up last week and can't wait to see your outfits for this week!!

For this week, post your favorite outfit post of the week.


1. Follow your host on InstagramFacebook, and/or Bloglovin.

2. Use the widget below to link to a specific outfit post, not your homepage

3. Visit and leave a comment on at least 2 other links, preferably one from before and one after your own 
(This is the most important rule. The point of this link up is to network, become better, and help grow our blogs. The only way this will work is if we start by connecting with and supporting each other 



  1. What a beautiful dress! I didn't know you used to own a boutique! I was actually thinking of starting one myself. Was there any specific reason you quit, if you don't mind me asking?

  2. Wow, thanks for the shout-out! Love this blue maxi on you, it's definitely your color! Have a good week! -xx


  3. Pretty dress! love the blue on you. I need to own a maxi dress!
    jess xx
    See you tomorrow for TH Tuesday!

  4. This dress fits you to perfection! what a great outfit.

  5. Thank you so much for featuring me Melissa! I love your maxi dress! I am so sorry to hear about you losing your mom last year but I'm sure she is proudly looking down upon you. Happy Mother's Day and have a great week. :)

  6. You look so gorgeous!! Happy Mother's Day XO! #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  7. What a beautiful maxi dress and thank you so much for the shout out!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  8. Hope you had a good day considering the obstacles with your Mama. I know it has to be extremely hard some day! That is such a pretty dress! Maxi's are my favorite! xo

  9. You look great in this dress and love how the background is the train station! So fun!

  10. What a cute maxi dress! I love the last photo of you! You are having so much fun in that one! ;)

    Thank you for hosting this link up for us!


  11. WOW girl! You just made my day! I am so happy to see you liked my tutorial! Thanks so much for the love! Speaking of love, I LOVE your dress! Gorgeous and you look gorgeous wearing it!! Amazing!

    xoxo Riva

  12. What a gorgeous maxi! I can feel spring in your air with the photos!

  13. Love that dress on you! The color is gorgeous. xx

    Audrey |

  14. Love that maxi dress!! Looks great!

  15. I love a good maxi. You're rockin this one! I just discovered your blog and may have to join the link-up some time!

  16. What a lovely dress. I cant wear maxi dresses for love nor money. I'm just totally the wrong shape (definitely an apple on top of relatively small hips), but on you this looks great! I love the belt btw!
    Hope you had a peaceful mothers day and I'm so glad the milestone of your mother's passing was easier to bear than you'd thought it would be. Have a fantastic time for your daughters birthday. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou

  17. thats a really cute dress on you, i love the blue tie-dye!!

  18. I really like this maxi dress. Thanks for linking up at Who's Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!