I Get It From My Momma: Gilt Staff Style Advice

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked our stylish Gilt staffers: “What was your mom’s best style advice?” From justifying designer purchases to covering your—ahem—assets, this group of moms shared sound advice that will never go out of fashion.

Check it out below and tell us what your mom taught you via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

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Brittany Billings, Senior Director (Business Development),  San Diego, CA

Mom’s Advice: “You can justify any Chanel (or fill-in-your-favorite-luxury-brand-here) purchase by saying you’ll ‘pass it down to your daughter.’ Lucky for me, I’m her only daughter and my daughter will be born this summer!”-Brittany

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What We’d Wear (And Who We’d Invite) to the 2015 Met Gala

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With tables starting at a minimum of $175,000 per table (according to a recent New York Times post), securing a spot at the 2015 Met Gala is no small feat.

In celebration of tonight’s event themed “China: Through the Looking Glass,” we asked a few of our staffers, “If you scored a golden ticket what would you wear—and who would you bring—to New York City’s biggest social event?” Let the best dressed table win!

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Baby on Board? We’ve Got You Covered: Consider Your New-Baby Shopping List Checked Off

orig-1Whether you’re awaiting the latest sibling or the stork’s bringing your very first bundle, preparation is key. Which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive offering of the absolute essentials to get ready for baby — brought to you by a roster of our best brands.

Bring your bundle home in style with some of the softest linens around from Gilt-favorite aden + anais (a delicately printed swaddle wrap is a perfect post-hospital pick). And they’ll be outfitted for every occasion with adorable matching sets from Little Me and comfy-cute dresses and play clothes from Lilly & Sid London.

With their layette all set, arm yourself with essential, routine-tackling gear: Think BabyBjörn’s go-to carriers and spill-proof bibs, Maclaren’s adjustable strollers, and JJ Cole’s multitasking diaper bags and backpacks. Your day-to-day has never run more smoothly. Lastly, pick up Nursery Works’ sleek wooden cribs, changing tables, and plush rocking chairs, and create an ideal space for them to start dreaming.

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Artsy Easter: DIY Crafts for Kids (+ Everything You Need to Fill Their Baskets)

Sure, you can pull a Martha Stewart and engineer an elegant Easter yourself…but we’ve got a feeling there are some little helpers at home eager to lend a hand. From brunch decorating to egg dyeing, your live-in assistants will hop at the chance to test-drive their DIY skills — and nothing says family fun like an afternoon of easy crafts you can prep as a team. Check out three of our blogger favorites, then shop basket-filling goodies kids will flip for, dressed-up outfits for boys and girls, and more festive musts for a picture-perfect holiday.

“A Fun New Way to Dye Easter Eggs” [c/o Handmade Charlotte]
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“Paper Plate Easter Chick” [c/o Simple As That]
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“Make Your Own Easter Crayons” [c/o Moonfrye]
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