Happy May ~ Letter From The Editor

Monday, May 2, 2016
It's finally starting to look like May even though it hardly feels like it. Today is gray and chilly, but I am holding out hope for warmer and sunnier days ahead.

For locals here at the Jersey Shore, May is our last hurrah. It's our final chance to take advantage of the peace and quiet of our beaches and restaurants before the summer tourists and seasonal residents arrive for the summer season.

I've got a long list of places to go and things to do before the summer crowd hits the local scene, and I'll be sharing those places throughout May and into the summer months. What's summer without pizza? I'll be compiling a list of my favorite family-friendly pizza places at the Jersey Shore to grab a pie or a slice. And I'll be sharing the places we love to grab a delicious breakfast before you hit the beach.

It's my favorite time of year for fashion. I love the easy, breezy style of summer. I've got a few photoshoots lined up and outfits picked out for casual summer outings. My youngest daughter Harper will also make a few appearances this month as she shares a few of her favorite fashion finds and accessories.

Another summer favorite: outdoor entertaining. Entertaining tips, must-haves, and recipes are on the way this month. Of course, you'll find all your usual favorites including menu plans, Best Online Reads, and Friday Fresh Picks.

Don't forget to check out my SHOP MY FAVES page for all my current favorite items. I update the page daily, so there's always something new to discover!

If there is anything specific you'd like to see featured on the blog, drop me a line at piecesofamom@gmail.com.

In the meantime, don't miss these popular stories from April.

Still looking for the perfect outfit for Mother's Day? Check out this post which features three fabulous outfits from Unpredictable Juno.

Wondering what to add to your wardrobe for spring? Here are my recommendations.

Here are the 10 bathing suits I would actually wear this summer.

I've fallen hard for pineapple-inspired clothing and house wares this spring.

May Must-Haves

Turkish Towel (super stylish for impromptu picnics at the park or beach)

Off-The-Shoulder Top (summer's hottest fashion piece, available in 4 colors and under $40!!)

adidas Stan Smith Sneakers (the iconic sneaker from the 70s is back and better than ever!)

Odette Scalloped Flat Sandal (a cute flat sandal is a must for spring, and I LOVE the scalloped detail on this one)

Are you following along on Snapchat? It's been my social media channel of choice lately where I post my day-to-day happenings. Scan the photo or add me "piecesofamom".

And you can follow along on Pinterest.

Or find me on Instagram.

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