If you’re a longtime reader of Sea of Shoes, you are no doubt familiar with my mom Judy Aldridge. Mother’s Day is a really special day of the year for me because it reminds me how thankful I am to have been raised by such a strong woman. My mom is tireless in her pursuit of inspiration and beauty, and she can run circles around people half her age. She’s been an entrepreneur almost all of her life, from opening her own boutique, to creating her own fashion line, and now working in home design with her wildly popular Instagram.  She is the hardest working woman I know, undoubtedly, and my sister and I are really lucky to have her as an example to live by.

This year to prepare for a special Mother’s Day I partnered with LAGOS to surprise her with some beautiful new pieces of their Caviar Spark collection to mix in with her jewelry wardrobe. They are the perfect touch of modernity and femininity for her style. For mother’s day we got together for brunch at her house to  celebrate her and exchange gifts. She loved them and we had so much fun trying them on together! I also got to see an update on her home, it is looking amazing right now. My mom has nine dogs at the moment, you might spot a few who wanted to get in on the gift exchange.

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This suit may be one of my favorite vintage finds of all time! It’s early 90s Isaac Mizrahi and I found it at Vintage Martini (a treasure trove here in Dallas). Uncinched, these paperbag waist pants measure about three feet in width, laid flat. It’s quite a production looping a belt through all that fabric but totally worth it. I’ve always loved paperbag waist pants, they are 80s in the best way. Lately paperbag pants are having such a moment again, we’ve been seeing them all over runways the last few seasons. Definitely a trend I am happy to wear!

Wearing 90s Issac Mizrahi suit with a vintage metal tee and Stuart Weitzman MOREPEARL sandals in red.

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I’m so excited, I picked up my wedding dress from alterations last week . As much as I’m overwhelmed with wedding planning right now, the day that we get married cannot come soon enough (that would be October 21st, by the way). I’m ready to be married! I wish I could show you the dress right now, I’m so in love with it. It’s vintage, I found it online, and it couldn’t be more perfect. I was very decisive about the dress but it’s time to start thinking about my wedding shoes. I want to find the find the perfect shoes to wear for the wedding but I want a stylish shoe that I could also wear for years to come.

I fell in love with the Stuart Weitzman MOREPEARLS when I first saw them on Instagram…I now own them in both red and in white. The white MorePearls is part of Stuart Weitzman’s bridal collection and you can see it would make a stunning shoe for the big day! I love the view of this shoe from the back with the three dimensional pearl details. As a bride-to-be, I am in the mood for romantic white dresses. I’ve been considering this 50s strapless cocktail dress I’m wearing for the reception after the ceremony…it is such a dream come true with these shoes.

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