Monday, April 11, 2011

Mother's Day Shopping with the Girls

the Ooh La Frou Frou girls
have been busy doing one of their favorite things ...
shopping, of course!
With Mother's Day in mind (Sunday, May 8),
the girls have been wandering in and out of stores in the city
and searching websites,
looking for little treasures for their lovely mothers.
This week, we're checking in with Ooh La Frou Frou girl, Sunny ...
she's excited to be the one
to share a handful of gift ideas with you,
our Glamorous Girlfriends ...

Sunny here, girls! 
I hope you all had a wonderfrul weekend!
I think a good way to start Mother's Day shopping
is with the perfect Mother's Day Card!
After all, the perfect card
can sometimes inspire the perfect gift.
And you can check "buy a card" off your to-do list
when you order this card from Ooh La Frou Frou!

"Mother's Day Love"
is the name of our charming new card
that stars nobody other than you and your mother ...
how perfect is that?!

On this card illustration,
the mother on the left is holding a notebook that says
"Our Family Recipes,"
to represent all that our mothers give to us.
The daughter on the right is holding a small gift behind her back.
Inside Message
Printed on Pink Paper:
A little treasure for you, Mom,
for all of the treasures you've given me.
Happy Mother's Day!

To order "Mother's Day Love," go here.

Other Card Details:
This card is heavily embellished with crystals.
There are crystals on the mother's dress, on the
Mother's Day gift in the daughter's hands,
as well as on the toes of their glamorous shoes ...
all of these glittery crystals make
"Mother's Day Love"
sparkle with .... love!
The card comes with a raspberry envelope
with pale pink envelope liner.
All Ooh La Frou Frou individual cards
are protected with a clear cello-wrapper.

Now for a few gift ideas ...
with warm weather ahead, your mom may
be planning a little beach getaway
or she may need something fashionable
to protect her face from the sun while
shopping, taking walks, dining alfresco or gardening.
I love the the idea of taking a simple, summer straw hat
and combining that with other items to create
a fun "looking-forward-to-summer" gift package!
Here are a few hats we think are tres chic for mom:

This cute black and white striped hat is $24.95 and
would look oh-so-glamorous and very Old Hollywood
when combined with a black bathing suit ...
or you could simply include an invitation to your mom inside the hat
for lunch and an afternoon of
bathing-suit or bathing-suit-cover-up shopping ...
with you!

This Shapeable Poolside Sunhat from Coolibar is $44,
comes in a variety of colors and has a luxurious 7 l/2" wide-wire-brim
that would allow your mom to shape it for the best sun protection. 
You could combine it with summer sandals and perhaps
a pretty matching summer nail polish!

The Lauren Crochet Seaside Stripe Hat
from Ralph Lauren is oh-so-very elegant ...
can't you just see your mom holding an umbrella drink in this hat?
Ooh-La-La Mama!
  It has a 7" brim with lots of fashionable sun protection.
A little pricier (at $98), it would make a lovely gift on its own!

Speaking of summer and vacations,
if you're going for a beach-themed gift,
we'd ALL love one of the fabulous brand new
beach totes from Louis Vuitton ...

but since these lovelies are priced in the neighborhood of
$1400-$1850 each,
most of us couldn't afford them.
If you'd like a cute tote for your Mom,
we have another fun idea.
Snaptotes has small, medium and large bags
that you can personalize with photos ...
if you'd like your bag to look more artistic and painting-like,
you could use a scene from one of her vacations
such as a beach scene or landscape ... perhaps
a close-up of the flowers in her garden last year?
This large tote is $80 ...

and this petite bucket is $65 ..

Pretty adorable, don't you think?

If your mom is all about her home, office or studio,
we have a treat for you ...
featured recently on Steven and Chris ...
it's IOMOI!
This is how it works ...
first you pick the gift (we love these trays!) ...
then you pick one of their fabulous patterns ...
and then they personalize your tray with the pattern
and your initials or name!  Too fabulous!

There are so many patterns to choose from ...

Isn't this personalized desk blotter simply gorgeous?

It's such a fun site and it's filled with ideas!
I also LOVE these plates ...

I could spend all day on this site!

Another fun place to go is an Etsy store called Nella Designs.
If your mom has an adored pet,
Nella Designs can use a photo of the pet
to create an 8" x 10" print with a white border
suitable for framing for only $35 ...
you choose the background color and words!

We also love the family design
and thought it would be perfect for Mother's Day ...
if you have a photo of you and your mother,
you could use that photograph
and perhaps say something like
"Like Mother Like Daughter"

Thanks for joining us this week
as we get ready for Mother's Day, girls!

Remember, to order "Mother's Day Love" go here.

Have a fabulous week!


Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Lovely post Sandy. What gorgeous gifts; and your card is divine. Unfortunately Mothers Day was last week in the UK. However, those LV totes are too good to resist (I feel a very expensive purchase, and possibly a divorce, coming on!)

CJ said...

Great selections! Absolutely loving the wide brim hats and the tote with the pic on it. And how adorable is that pug!

Have a great week!


Raicreations Designs said...

Hi Sandy, lovely items this week, in fact I was trying out wide brim hats out on Saturday similar to the ones you have shown here. Have a pleasant week! :)

Kori said...

What a great post honey! I'm going to order that card right now...I need some more ideas for my mom..she's very glam and seems to have everything. I hope you had a great weekend and have a fabulous Monday doll! Kori xoxo

Karena said...

Oh Sandy after reading this fabulous post you will love my special surprise on the 15th!! Come and visit!!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

love these picks Sandy! this post brought a smile to my face & let me just tell you your comments and tweets always make my day! so sweet! xoxox

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Vanessa: I totally agree, the LV totes are like candy! Couldn't believe the price though ... or maybe I could! ;) Thanks, sweet friend, for stopping by and leaving a comment ... always love reading the comments so much!

CJ: I know ... the pug is ADORABLE! Such an expressive face! And yes, I think a floppy hat is in my future for this summer .. with a summer chemise! Thanks for chatting, lovely! xo

Kori: Thanks, lovey for stopping by and your compliments on the post! A very glam mom ... now we know where you get it! The card sparkles on the mom's skirt will be very glamorous for her! ;) Have a wonderful week, doll. xo

Karena: Ooooh, I will, Karena! Can't wait to see! You're making me so curious! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me .. always a pleasure!! xo

Christine: Awww, thanks so much, sweetie! You're such a dollie ... love hearing all about your adventures! ;) xo

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

I may just have to order that card..hmmm Oh and that hat! My daughter has one, maybe I can borrow!Another wonderful Monday!

stylemefab said...

awww wow.... I love this post and it made me tear up for personal mother related reasons i wish I could share. love the gift ideas, especially the bags...the one with the dog is perfect. I wonder if you can get one personalised, then you can use like a childhood photo and have it on the bag, that would make for a perfect gift for mothers day.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Ruby: Hi lovely. I'm curious which hat you liked the best .. No. 1, 2 or 3? They'd look rather glamorous, don't you think, with a long chemise with spaghetti straps this summer? I so enjoyed the lovely photos you had taken and displayed on facebook! Charming poses ;) xo

stylemefab: Hi sweetie .. so sorry I made you tear up. We'll move on so I don't do it again! Yes, the dog bag and the bag above it are from the same company and the pictures that are on them are just samples of what you can do .. they're all meant to be personalized ... a mom's vacation beach photo or a close-up of her garden flowers from last year would be pretty, wouldn't it? Thanks, sweet, for stopping by ~ and have a lovely week! xo

Atutudes said...


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Raicreations: Love that you've been out shopping for the same style of hats ... great minds think alike! ;) Did you end up buying one? Just love the big floppy ones ... so protective from the sun! Thanks for visting, sweet. Love my chats with the girls! xo

Atutudes: So love visiting with all of the Glamorous Girlfriends each week! Thanks so much, sweetie, on your compliment ... you're such a doll! Now, all you have to do is go shopping for those pink shoes!! ;) xo

Sunny & Star said...

I love the black and white hat and the totes! So pretty!

In honor of our blogs recent birthday we are hosting a giveaway. Stop by and enter.


Oh that card is just lovely! I love the illustration. And those lucite trays are fabulous! Oh and I'll take a hat too :)

Happy Monday, darling! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Lovely mother's day plans and ideas. Hope your week is starting out well. So glad you like your cup. Me, too. ~ xox Alexandra

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Your new card is super lovely and so pretty, as always! And so are your gift ideas, I really love the big hats and the trays (though I'd rather buy them for myself;) Thank you for your sweet comment, hopefully the clouds go away soon;)

designchic said...

All such great picks. Adore the wide brim yellow and white stripe hat and the melamine plates are fantastic!!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

The card is so charming, and I must have those plates!

Pink Champagne said...

What a beautiful card! Every mother deserves this much sparkle and pink on Mother's Day! And those big floppy beach hats.... tres chic. I could barely contain my excitement when I saw those LV totes - j'adore! XO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

The Alternative Wife: haha .. you're comments NEVER fail to make me smile, Dawn. Thanks, first of all, for your compliment on the card illustration .. means a lot to me. And your adding "oh, and I'll take a hat too" was just so cute! Thanks, honey, for stopping by. xoxo

Coco Coterie: Thanks, Alexandra! Yes, I do indeed love my cup ... and I'm saving my candle to burn in my studio on the next rainy day ... to bring some delicious cheer! xoxo

Captivated by Image: Thanks so much, Christel, so glad you love the card and I AGREE ... it's a tough call when we have to decide ... should I give this gift away or keep it for myself because I love it so much? But what's the fun in buying gifts we DON'T like, I ask? haha xoxo

designchic: You picked two of my favorites ... the melamine plates and the Ralph Lauren hat .. I'll take both please! Thanks so much for stopping by, darling! xoxo

Gabriella (sensibly luxe): haha .. so many people are loving those plates .. and it's no wonder! I too think they are SO chic, Gabriella! They'd be great on a wall as well as holding a delicious dessert masterpiece! xoxo

Pink Champagne: Hi sweetie-pie! Thanks so very much for your compliment on the card. And I LOVE the LV totes too ... oh my gosh, I wouldn't want to take them to the beach to get all sandy though! Kisses! haha xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Dear Sandy {and Sunny} - loved your post! I missed swinging by yesterday--it's been a hectic week already, but you are one of my first stops today :)

Love love IOMOI - I am going to have to snag a tray over there! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

xo Mary Jo

lizzylafosse said...

BEAUTIFUL post!! New card incredibly gorgeous, as always. I'm so excited for summer now--I really, really want one of those floppy hats. I've always wanted to be a girl who wears hats, and I think this is the year I do it.

I'm also very intrigued by that desk blotter--it's exquisite, and I think my mom would adore it for her office. I've been absolutely stumped on what to get her this year, and you are an ANGEL. Much love xoxoxo!

Paris in Pink said...

Ooooh I LOVE your Mother's Day card. So pink and perfect!!!

Big hugs to you, darling :) xoxo

Camille @ Paris in Pink

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Mary Jo at Trust Your Style: Hi sweet! I KNOW ... I'm in love with those trays too ... oh-so-chic! And there are so many patterns to choose from .. I can just see one that says Mary Jo Motsumoto sitting on your desk! xoxo

lizzylafosse: Hi love! So good to "see" you! And I'm so glad we've been able to help in getting the Mother's Day gift ideas rolling! I love the floppy hats too .. I'd love the Ralph Lauren one! It would look verrrrry chic with a long strappy chemise! Thanks so much for stopping by, sweet! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Paris in Pink: Thank you lovey for your compliment on the card illustration .. means so much! Hope you're having a wonderful week there in beautiful Paris! So happy that you stopped by to say hello! xoxo

Kristin said...

That seaside stripe hat has me swooning! And the mama's day card is adorbs too!

pretty pink tulips said...

Another card I absolutely must have. My mother will LOVE this!!!

And, a wide brimmed hat is such a must for the summer!

Love it all --- off to shop!
xoxo Elizabeth

Angelica Ng said...

Oh dear! Mother's day...must admit it has slipped my mind! Good thing I read this lol! Anyway, I love that the card is heavily embellished. Nothing could be prettier and more feminine! As for the gift ideas, I love the idea of a wide hat, but I think my mom would love a Lucite tray. She's all about practicality!

Anonymous said...

oh, that card is amazing and so lovely! you do great illustrations! all good here, thanks for stopping by over my Blog place! talk soon! xoxo

Giveaway still going on t'ill this Friday!

Paris Pastry said...

Thank you for all the beautiful Mother's day inspiration gifts! I think my mother would adore the black & white striped hat! Have a lovely day my friend!

Anonymous said...

We already had Mother's Day in England but I wish I had some of these card and present ideas then... I might just have to console myself with the striped Hollywood Hat here - gorgeous! Where is my pool and my large martini please...?! Anyone??

Anonymous said...

What an amazing Mother's Day Card. I can't wait to see the girls think come up with next week!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Kristin: I'm with you ... I think I may have to have the Seaside Stripe .. do you think that means we'll get to SEE more of the SEAside? ;) Thanks so much, Kristin, for your compliments on the card!

Pretty Pink Tulips: Hi Elizabeth, darling .. so glad you love the card! My mom will get this one, as well! Now to decide on which little treasure to put with it! xoxo

Angelica Ng: Thanks for your compliment on the card, sweet. And, ooh, your mom would LOVE one of the trays, I'm sure ... how elegant (and useful, since she's practical!) ;) xoxo

Some Style: Thanks so much for stopping by, love (and for the compliment on my illustrations and the card ... means a lot!). I LOVE your blog, darling. I'm adding it to my blog reading list ;) xoxo

Paris Pastry: Ooh, yes, I'm sure she'd love that hat ... especially if it came filled with some of the delicious goodies you make! ;) Thanks for stopping by, sweetie! xoxo

Style on the Couch: Yes, the floppy black and white stripe hat is so very vintage looking ... doesn't it make you crave a black one-piece suit? ... you may even have to pair the hat and suit with a pearl choker! ;) xoxo

Glamorous Whimsy: Hi Poppy! Thank you! What's happening in your life lately? So happy to see the list of Glamorous Girlfriends growing by leaps and bounds! Your blog is simply FUNdilicious! xoxo

SeƱorita said...

The trays are very cute and trendy.. Thanks for posting :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore the illustrations and glmorous hats. xx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Senorita: Thank you .. and so happy that you stopped by! Have a wonderful remainder of the week & weekend! xoxo

Fashion, Art and other fancies: Hi, sweet! Makes me so happy that you adore the illustrations ~ thanks so much! And yes, the hats! ... speaking of hats, always love to see what you're wearing next ;) xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love the big hats! How fun!
Great mother's day card ideas too.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Eddie: As always, wonderful to have you stop by!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, you too, dear one. Beautiful here today. Going to a hair appointment that luckily has a place that overlooks beautiful trees and a lake. Very serene. Oh, and :) xx Alexandra

Ruby Girl said...

cute! love the hats :) <3

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Coco Coterie: Thank you, lovely. The place where you have your hair appointment sounds so divine! Hope it was relaxing and a great kick-off to your weekend ;) xoxo

Ruby Girl: Thanks for stopping by the blog and for your sweet comment! Happy weekend to you! xoxo

the REAL girl said...

I love the card----it's cute, cute, cute!! Very modern and very OC wives and their daughters-like, too! But classier--love the pink and the little gift behind her back.
The handbags are extreme for me--I like bags that are a bit more 'tame' and not as trendy; however, I love the hats---VERY Sex and the City-like!
My daughters are taking me out for Mother's Day....maybe I shall have to wear a hat!
Love you!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

The REAL Girl: So glad you dropped by and thank you for your sweet comment and compliments on the Mother's Day card, sweet. Yes, a hat would be perfect for the day with your daughters! xo

Anonymous said...

Indeed, it was a lovely afternoon for pampering. And what's even lovelier is knowing you have somene that always makes your hair beautiful ~ xox Alexandra

Sarah Klassen said...

I adore this card and would like to frame it! My goodness, so so pretty... a visit to ooh la frou frou is always a highlight, and I always leave feeling a little more pretty and inspired :)