• Why My Mom Is My Hero

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    Joy & Cassatt, mom-daughter duo wearing DearMissJ "Love You" Necklace

    Mother's day is our favorite holiday. DearMissJ started as a mom-duo boutique business a long
    time ago before we built this website. We asked our friends to share their own mom-daughter story.

    Joy, VP at Merrill Lynch is a super mom, she loves her kids, works and workout.

    Her beautiful daughter Cassatt tells us why her mom is her HERO.

    1. Describe your mom in 3 words? 

    Joyful, fun, happy

    2. What your favorite food that your mom makes?

    Breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese, & sausage on a croissant

    3. What did you give your mom for Mothers Day last year?

    A book called She.  I found it at a garage sale right next door and it explains my Mom's life perfectly.
    It is about life's ups and downs as well as when it is somewhere in the middle.  
    She cried and now, it is her favorite book.

    4. Tell us your favorite adventure that you have had with your mom?

    Everyday is an adventure with my Mom, but my favorite time was when my Mom
    and I went to the Mary Cassatt Tea Garden at the Rittenhouse hotel in Philadelphia last summer.  
    I wore a fur shawl and a fancy dress as well as sunglasses and everyone thought I was a movie star.  

    My Mom helped me find delicious treats to try and knew which ones I would love.  
    It was so fun, but unfortunately, they took down all the Mary Cassatt paintings,
    so we just had a nice time at afternoon tea.


    5. What your favorite thing in your mom’s closet?

    All of her high heels!

    6. Why is your mom your hero?

    My Mom is my hero, because she knows what to do when
    I am sad and when I need help and she helps me, always.

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  • How To Wear Pearl Jewelry: From Bold to Delicate

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    We’ve all been told by the fashion world that pearls are classic,
    timeless, and sophisticated. I’ll be honest to admit that I didn’t always agree.

    Growing up, my mom would pass down to me her own pearl jewelry and unfortunately,
    they would just end up at the bottom of my jewelry box.

    I was all about the flashy, sparkly, bold pieces. To me, wearing pearls meant that
    I was getting old and had to “grow up.” Well, either I’m old now or I’ve come to
    appreciate the elegance that pearls can add to any outfit or look.

    I’ve also realized that pearls can be both bold and delicate.



    The “Kate” necklace from DearMissJ is a great example of how pearls
    can accentuate an outfit with the large pearl strand combined with the pearl/cubic pendant.



    The “Lorelai Gilmore” necklace from DearMissJ adds a delicate touch to your outfit
    with the use of smaller pearls and an adorable pendant.

    So whether you’re in the mood to feel powerful and bold because you have to
    rock a presentation at work, or if you want to opt for a delicate and feminine look to impress
    your handsome date, pearls can add either dimension to your outfit.  

    FYI, those pearls my mom gave me are no longer at the bottom of my jewelry box.

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