Mother’s Day Gift Made Simple With These #ACTOPPICKS


Our holiday gift gifting choices are always made simpler after attending the wonderfully curated Accesories Council preview events.  Mother’s Day is paricularly poignant to me every year now.  Having lost my much beloved Mom four years ago, I always use the day to celebrate her memory and all the special women, who have been like Moms to me.

Here are the top picks from this year’s event:

1. Dearforms Sequined Ballet Slipper | $34

There sweet bedazzled slippers are the perfect    for your Mom’s delicate feet.  A velour lining and a skid resistant sole keep Mom comfy and safe.  Opt for the sparkly gold ones.

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2.  MCM Reversible Belt | $295

Mom will be the height of fashion in this must-have from MCM.  Red on one side and monogrammed with the MCM logo on the other, this belt is perfect to dress up jeans.

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3.  BeBrilliant Handbags | $295

I wish I had kids as this would have been top of my Mother’s Day list!  These bags are ideal for any busy woman on the go.  There are multiple compartments for your smartphone, laptop, and other essentials and there is even a handy compartment at the bottom for an extra pair of shoes!  Functional but trendy, the rose gold is top of my handbag wish list.

Go to: also available at select boutiques and fitness centers.

4.  Marcolin Swarovski “Edith” Sunglasses | $175

I am LIVING in these now!  Delicate cat eyed sunglasses with just a touch of bling on the sides, these specs are everything elegant.  Opt for the grey ones.

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5.  Mariem Ballerina Flat “No. 3” | $240

An elegant new take on the classic ballerina style available in assorted colors this is the perfect shoe.  Made of colorblocked leather and canvas, these are perfect for the fashion-forward mom on-the-go.

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6. Glitter Buzz Style Lipstick l $11

I am so thrilled that my gal and sista blogger, Chastity Palmer-Davis  has started her own makeup line and the name is adorable.  Condtioning with jojoba oil and vitamins A,C, and E, I am sporting her lovely red matte lipstick every day now.

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7. Printed Village “Oh Buoy” Scarf | $38

A stunning dark blue with pops of color, this scarf is a lovely and versatile piece for spring.

8. Kemi Designs Custom Gold-Plate Necklace | $150

Hand stamped custom-made necklaces can be personalized up to ten letters with her intials or favorite words of Love for your Mom.

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9. Stephen Dweck Hand Carved Turquoise Ring, Earrings, Bracelet | $545-$1375

Give your Mom this showstopping hand carved turquoise with citrine jewelry, set in sterling silver and additionally adorned with turquoise, citrine, and topaz for the ultimate Mother’s Day gift moment.

To buy, visit Neiman Marcus in store or online

10.  Pink Sheep Heiress Sheep Shades | $180

Pink Sheep Heiress’s “Nassau” and “Indio” frames are designed in the heart of New York City’s Garment District. Durable enough to take anywhere, they come with the highest quality CR-39 lenses and 100% UV protection.

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11. Ragini Mittal Wheel of Fortune Ring | $36

The Wheel of Fortune Ring by Ragini Mittal encapsulates good fortune with style. The ring, hand-crafted in New Delhi, features prominent gold tones, man-made pearls, and a red onyx stone. Mittal’s jewelry is designed for the feminine and fun woman and best of all empowers young women through entrepreneurship.

To purchase, visit

12.  Mona Assemi Zany Necklace | $288

This 14kt gold plated long tassel necklace can be worn long, short, or layered. Busy moms can create a polished look day or night with this quirky, statement necklace also available in rose gold, silver, and gunmetal.

To purchase call 917-828-5812

13.  Roman & Sunstone Heart Beaded Stretch Bracelet | $18

My trademark is my arm party and Roman & Sunstone’s artisan heart beaded stretch bracelet made with genuine elements is a perfect addition.  They can be stacked, worn alone, or mixed with other styles for a perfect boho look.

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14.  Hedgren Kaci Tote | $99

The Kaci Tote in Baltic Blue is made of Hedgren’s signature nylon material stuffed with smaller wrapped gifts is my gift of choice for my Mom’s best friend this year. The Kaci comes in a variety of spring colors, has great leather accents and details including stylish tassel, zippered and slip pockets for extra organization as well as an adjustable shoulder strap.

To buy, visit

15. Polaroid Women’s Sunglasses | $75-$98

Moms can combat glare fashionably with these Polaroid Women’s Sunglasses. With Polaroid’s unsurpassable polarized lenses, they can wear these stylish shades while knowing her eyes are being protected. Available in various styles, you can find a pair that your mom is sure to love!

To purchase, visit Solstice Sunglass stores

16.  Raphael Vineyards Vineyard & Wine Tasting Experience

Raphael Vineyards, nestled near the Peconic Bay, is dedicated to the production of world-class Merlot. The Petrocelli family prides itself on attention to detail, fine craftsmanship, and devotion to quality in every aspect of grape growing and wine making. Treat your world-class Mom with some quality time at a vineyard & wine tasting experience!

For purchases and inquiries, visit

17.  I Atelier Single Strap Hobo Bag | Price upon customization

Go from classic elegance to bohemian chic with this entirely customizable I Atelier bag, hand-crafted by local artisans in NYC’s Garment District. Notable features include signature hardware & detailing, hand painted edges, and suede leather lining with zipper closure.

To purchase, visit

18. Moira Anne Artisan Hand Crafted Jewelry | $35+

Moira Anne Artisan’s handcrafted jewelry collection consists of special stones and symbols that represent protection, abundance, peace, and enlightenment. Shower your mom in arm candy that evokes positive energy; a fabulous gift choice that you can mix and match for ultimate style.

To purchase, visit

19.  Luxchilas Mochila Fringe Bag | $450

The Mochila Fringe Bag by Luxchilas will help Moms look fab, feel bold, and give back. Proceeds from Luxchilas help support sustainable work for Wayuu Tribe families from Columbia. Every bag is hand-woven and embellished with crystal and leather fringes.

To purchase, visit

20. Perpetual Shade Metallic Luxury Silk Sleep Mask | $69

We covered these before but what Mom doesn’t need to get better sleep.  Motherhood is a Lifetime of sleepless nights.  These lovely but functional sleep mask are made of the finest quality silks.


That Girl At the Party

I am a proud blogger of 10 years, Founder of Canappetit, PR person, Web Entrepreneur, Founder of the Let Love Festival and the Henley Foundation , aunt to 9 and human to Bodhi and Yoko Rey

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