Words of Advice for Moms and Daughters
Mother's Day is a special occasion dedicated to honoring mothers, grandmothers, and other female parental figures who have selflessly raised their children to become exceptional members of society. Mothers don’t get enough credit for juggling their day-to-day lives, raising their children, and being one of the first examples of strong women, creating a standard of success for generations to come. At Connected Apparel, we value the typical mom as one of our biggest supporters, so, we've created this blog as a tribute to all the moms (and their daughters) who adore our products. Keep reading to learn about Cathy, Sharon, and Susana, Connected Apparel lovers and everyday moms.
MEET SUSANA …
Occupation: Elementary school teacher
Hobbies: Gardening, reading , listening to music, dancing, watching movies , walks on the beach , spending time with family.
How many children do you have? 2 daughters
What do you enjoy about being a mom? I enjoy the most as a mom: watching my daughters grow and spending time with them, enjoying one another’s company, partaking in family events , dining together, and traveling together.
What advice do you have for a new mom? Always try to embrace life to the fullest, never stop doing what you enjoy, never go to bed upset, always be thankful for your blessings, never be too busy to help a loved one. Always be quick to forgive, a positive attitude makes a huge difference on how your day flows, open communication is the key to a healthy relationship, listen to the subtle messages between the lines before you react and lastly look through the lens of love and don’t be quick to judge what you see on the exterior.
Why did you pick Lisa 2.0 dress and what do you love about it? I picked this dress because I love the bright magenta color which complements my fair skin tone and brings out my dark brown hair color. I also like that it is one solid color which helps hide my imperfections. The round modest neckline, tapered waistline and 3/4 length ruffled sleeves are very flattering for a curvy body like mine.
…& her daughter Tatiana
Occupation:Los Angeles Unified Teacher
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, going to Disneyland, watching movies both at home and in theaters, and listening and reading books
What are some of your favorite things to do with your mother? My mom and I work together so my teacher role model was my mother. We like to gossip about the things happening at work. We also love going out to eat and talking about everything and anything. We also just like to spend time with each other at home, being present with one another.
What’s something that your mom said or did that you didn’t understand until you were older? Something my mom said when I was younger that I didn't understand until now was that I couldn't hang out with certain kids. At the time, I did not understand what the big deal was, who my friends were. Now as an adult, I realize that your friends have a big impact on your life and they help mold you to who you are today. By hanging out with the wrong crowd, it can influence you in a negative way.
I appreciate my mom because…I appreciate my mom because she is always someone I can rely on when I need to vent, a shoulder to cry on, advice, or basically anything.
Why did you pick the Sunny dress and what do you love about it? I chose this dress because of the beautiful pattern and color scheme on the dress. I also loved the tea length and the sheer overlay to cover my arms and also feel the breeze during the summer and springtime.
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, traveling
How many children do you have? 3
What do enjoy about being a mom? Having children that are grown, and raising children that are happy. Also showing my kids what it means to be happy.
What advice do you have for a new mom? Enjoy it!
Why did you pick the Lisa dress and what do you love about it? The dress was eye-catching, I love the fit and feel of the material against my skin. The embellishment hides my “mom tummy” and the tulip hem allows it to be dressed up or down
…& her daughter Jazmine
Occupation: Property Manager
Hobbies: Hiking, Yoga, Travelling, and new activities
What’s something that your mom said or did that you didn’t understand until you were older? That you are the master of your destiny.
Finish this sentence: I appreciate my mom because of who she is truly and thoroughly.
Why did you pick the Maya dress and what do you love about it?
I like the cape accentuating my bust but not too much, I like that the material is sturdy, soft, and durable.
Occupation: Design Assistant
How many children do you have? 4
What do you enjoy about being a mom? Pretty much everything. I love being able to guide them through life and all the love I get back.
What advice do you have for a new mom? Enjoy them and accept each child is different and will need different things from you.
Why did you pick the Jessie dress and what do you love about it? I love it because you can make it look different every time you wear it with tops and belts. Also very comfortable!
…& her daughter Sarah
Occupation: Health and Wellness
Hobbies: Gym, Thrifting, and making jewelry
What’s something that your mom said or did that you didn’t understand until you were older? I truly feel I have understood my Moms actions because they always come from pure intentions. I understand that doing what is right will always get you further in life.
I appreciate my mom because …She shows me, unconditional love, I know she loves me more than anyone in this world & I love her more than anything in the world!
Why did you pick the Jessie dress and what do you love about it? I love thrifting my clothes so I really liked that the floral pattern gave it a vintage feel. I also wanted to pick a dress that looked nice next to the dress my Mom chose.
We are grateful to provide quality, affordable dresses to mothers (& daughters) and make them look as good as they feel on the inside. If you’re a mom spending your Mother’s Day out with loved ones or at home catching up on rest and relaxation, the day is all about you! Shop the styles of each mother-daughter duo here and see what’s in style for summertime festivities in our new arrivals.