My Happy Mother’s Day Paisley Pants

I am definitely feeling happy and inspired today on my 6th Mother’s Day. My kids are healthy and happy. My marriage is strong. We want for nothing. My technological issues are resolved. And I recently purchased the happiest pants ever. What is better than bright coral and a paisley pattern? Seriously, you can’t not smile at my pants. Well, at least I can’t.

About a month ago, one of my oldest and dearest friends, J., and I went on a day long outlet shopping excursion at The Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. We shopped until 9:00 p.m. and literally shut the place down. One of my favorite acquisitions from that day is these coral paisley cropped pants from New York & Company. They have been hanging in my closet since then waiting for the right occasion to come out and play. What better day for the happiest pants ever than Mother’s Day?! So here they are…and they are super soft and really comfortable. I already had the coral cardigan from last Spring and the lace-up flats I just purchased with my DSW Rewards and ended up paying only $5 after my rewards were applied!






And check out my new Alex and Ani bracelet that my 5 year old handpicked for Mother’s Day! I absolutely love it. The Penguin is Loving, Spirited, and Proud. I guess he knows his mama well!


And my 3 year old (with Daddy’s help) chose the Alex and Ani Living Water Charm bracelet for me. I have been wanting an Alex and Ani bracelet for a while now and I got two today! This makes me a very happy mom, indeed.


Outfit details:
Pants: New York & Company Outlet Store
Tank Top: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target (from last Spring)
Shoes: Charles Albert Farrah Flat at DSW
Necklace: Kohl’s (clearance)
Penguin Bracelet: Alex and Ani Peguin Charm Bracelet
Living Water Bracelet: Alex and Ani Charm Bracelet

I hope all of you moms out there are having a fantastic Mother’s Day as well. And I’m sure you all look fabulous in your special Mother’s Day outfits! Did you go for bright and cheerful or soft and subdued? I would love to hear from you.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Feeling happy on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

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26 Responses

  1. Such happy pants! I love the whole outfit so bright & springy!

    Glad things are going well!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  2. Yay, Paisley pants! I do so like them with that necklace!

    • Thanks, J! Did you ever order the blue ones? They are super comfortable. I literally sat on my couch all day dressed like this and I felt just as comfy and relaxed as if I were wearing yoga pants!


  3. I am such a sucker for paisley! I wore paisley shorts yesterday for the occasion!
    Carylee |

  4. So cheery! happy mother’s day (a day late!) to you and thanks for sharing, xox


  5. Darcy

    I love alex and ani bracelets! what a great gift!

  6. Love those pink lace ups!
    – Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

  7. I love these fun pants on you! Great way to style them with the cardigan.

    cute & little

  8. Amazing deal on those shoes! I love DSW deals like that! And your pants are super cute!

  9. I love shopping outlet malls. What a lovely pair of shoes and (yes happy) pants. What a great pair together and great deals.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo

    • Thanks so much, Rachel! Outlets and clearance, they are definitely my thing. And when I find clearance AT an outlet…oh boy, am I in clearance queen heaven!


  10. Hi Shelbee
    I love coral, one of my favorite spring shades. The cardi looks great on you and the colors in the pants so fun and springy. I am staring at those pretty lace up shoes though. One trend i dont own, but want to! You look great
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • Thanks so much, Jess! I have been really trying to break out of my dark colors and neutrals and I find I am drawn to a ton of bright colors this spring. I’m actually starting to feel weird when I wear muted colors now. DSW had SO many lace-up flats to choose from in all price ranges. I had to size up in these because they are a bit narrow. But in the bigger size, they were perfect. I felt like I had ballet slippers on all day. I can’t wait to see which lace-ups you choose when you decide to jump on this trend!


  11. Such a great look Shelbee, love everything you are wearing! I need some shoes like these 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by Creative Mondays last week, hope to see you this week 🙂

  12. Beautiful!! Love the colors XOXO – Would love for you to stop by and #LINKUPWITHLISA @

    • Thank you so much, Lisa! I totally was just reading your blog probably at the same time you were reading mine! Great minds find each other, I suppose!


  13. Love your pants and statement necklace. The colors are so pretty!