Happy Thursday...and thank goodness it's almost Friday!
The last couple of weeks have been complete insanity, which is why there's been a little radio silence over here on the blog.
To give you just a small taste of what's been going on...
As most of you know I left my full time job about a month ago and although I have been enjoying freelancing, teaching cycle and catching up on other life adventures - I have been looking for "real" job to fill the gap.
So about a week ago I was thrilled when I received an amazing job offer.
The downside, because life isn't all peaches and cream, was that the amazing job offer was in another state - which meant us leaving Maine, which has truly become a place that holds my heart so dearly.
It also meant we had about 2-3 weeks to pack up everything here, rent our home, find a home, move and get settled.
Complete insanity I know.
But we decided to go for it and went all in - like gorilla ape style all in.
Shit hit the fan and to make a long story short, a landslide of things happened all pointing to us not moving away from Maine as planned.
So now I am getting caught back up, reworking all the pieces I started moving around and figuring out what's next. Which is equal parts exciting, scary and as per usual slightly overwhelming.
And when life gets crazy and you need a break... what's the best thing to do?
Go shopping obviously!
So when Motifs, here in Portland, reached out to me I jumped at the chance to not only go shopping and blow off some stress, but to also work with a store that I already loved and frequented often.
For those of you who not familiar with Motifs; it's a beautiful boutique with some serious decor goals & Frech neighborhood vibes (think Paris and cobblestone streets sipping a coffee and wandering in local neighborhoods) in the Old Port that offers a large selection of clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, home decor and gifts.
One of the reasons I like it so much is because it's not like many of the other shops in the Old Port - meaning you won't find 'touristy chotskies' and such. Their pieces are unique, high quality and are totally on trend. I also love that they are constantly bringing in new pieces and home decor items - every time I go in they have something new, which means it's a great place to frequent as a local and with out of town guests...or for visitors here to Portland!
And their location? I mean, it doesn't get much more quintessential Portland Maine than that! You can hear the seagulls and catch an ocean breeze...I mean it's utter perfection. Not to mention the fact that their staff is not only incredibly friendly, but their style is on point and they are great at helping you to put looks together, select just the right pieces of jewelry and to find the perfect gift for someone special.
And now for the best news...
Motifs has graciously given me two $25 gift certifcates to give away to two lucky readers!
And trust me - you can find plenty of things in here in that price point OR use the gift card towards a little splurge that I am sure you deserve.
Like my personal favorite which is this necklace & bracelet combo which is TO DIE FOR!
The top, the denim and the bag are also top of my list and all available at their boutique. Plus you can shop online AND if there is something you see on their Instagram or Facebook that you want but can't find online they will ship it directly to you.
I mean, could shopping get any easier?!
Here's how to enter:
1. Follow 5th & Magnolia on Instagram & Facebook
2. Follow Motifs on Instagram & Facebook
3. Browse Motifs website or social channels & post in the comments over on my Instagram post with what piece(s) you would get with your $25 gift card
Need some inspiration? I got you covered! I will be posting some of my favorite looks from Motifs over the next week:)
Winners will be chosen next week on Friday July 20th!
xo - margaret
photos by the ever so talented Courtney Elizabeth
*this is a sponsored post with Motifs in Portland, Maine - but as always I ONLY post about things I love...so trust me when I say you must visit this store either in person or online soon!