Mother鈥檚 Day is not only a day to shower mom with gifts, it鈥檚 also a day to honor the lady that raised you. After all, she taught you how to share, walk in heels and match your clothes (or purposefully NOT match them). Regardless, we鈥檙e sure she had at least a few nuggets of life advice to share with you. Like my mom 鈥 she always said that you should wear whatever makes you feel good even if it鈥檚 outlandish because choosing an outfit is a great creative outlet and it鈥檚 not hurting anyone. So she let me wear anything (including that pair of flip flops that were six sizes too big but I insisted they looked 鈥渉igh fashion鈥).


Today we鈥檙e teaming up with JCPenney to share life, style and career advice from the moms of B+C employees. These ladies are on point so listen up! Mom鈥檚 advice is #SoWorthIt. Furthermore, we鈥檝e got gift inspirations for you here and on our Snapchat Discover Mother鈥檚 Day Channel, so hop over there to find the perfect present that will show mom how much you appreciate her (and her life lessons). Speaking of lessons, read on for 20 tips from moms you should start following now.


1.鈥淢y mom鈥檚 catch phrase for us growing up was, 鈥楯ust because you can, doesn鈥檛 mean you should.鈥 She always encouraged us to be thoughtful about when to say yes or no, how we spend our money and how to make sure we weren鈥檛 taking advantage of others.鈥 鈥 Cecelia Cox, Head of Marketing

Grab one of these colorful wallets ($20) for mom and put a note inside to thank her for her sage advice on being moneywise.

2. 鈥淢y mom always started with 鈥榥o鈥 so we would have to negotiate our way to 鈥榶es鈥. She told us that if we stopped at no we really didn鈥檛 want the yes to begin with. I have taken that advice with me on every deal I have ever negotiated.鈥 鈥 Nicole Emanuel, CFO


3. 鈥溾楾he shoes make the outfit.鈥 Good advice, even though she and I have VASTLY different opinions on what kinds of shoes should make that outfit ;) 鈥 Kelli Korducki, Sr. News Editor

We鈥檙e sure mom would love a pair of teal heels ($75) to spice up her wardrobe.

4. 鈥淢ake sure that what you are doing is fun because when the work becomes demanding, you want to know at your core that on the whole you are having a good time.鈥 鈥 Cameron Rivinus, VP of Commerce

5. 鈥淢y mom (along with Catherine Zeta Jones) says, 鈥榊ou never know when you鈥檒l meet the Queen.鈥 Meaning, when you leave the house, always try to look nice because you never know who you might run into.鈥 鈥 Alex Plante, Brand Partnerships Manager


6. 鈥淣ever leave the house with chipped nails. It鈥檒l make you look careless no matter how cute the rest of the outfit is.鈥 鈥 Jillienne Grant, Brand Partnerships Manager

Grab mom some nail polish ($8.50) and then treat her to a manicure this Mother鈥檚 Day.

7. 鈥淢y mom鈥檚 life anthem is basically 鈥楨verything in Moderation.鈥 She鈥檚 been saying it my whole life!鈥 鈥 Michaela Friedman, Brand Partnership Planner


8. 鈥淎lways keep a cardigan or shawl on your chair at work for when it gets cold!鈥 鈥 Annie Kubena, Designer

9. 鈥淢y momma always told me to try everything and anything my heart was called to. When I wanted to be a fashion designer, she bought me a sewing machine. When I wanted to be a photographer, she helped me get a camera. When I wanted to become a makeup artist, she sent me to beauty school. The true unconditional support and love for any path, no matter what I desired, she encouraged me to find my truth even if I didn鈥檛 follow through all the way on everything. It allowed me to get to where I am today :) And I鈥檓 happy.鈥 鈥 Misty Spinney, Beauty Editor + Stylist


10. 鈥淢y mom always told me to be comfortable in my skin and my clothes and I鈥檒l look my best!鈥 鈥 Terri Hintz, Brand Partnerships Director 鈥 West

11. 鈥淢y mom always told me to go above and beyond because almost everyone meets standard expectations. Meeting expectations is a C in school. To get an A you have to take that extra step. It鈥檚 that certain something 鈥 a sparkle, a drive, a passion 鈥 that allows people to remember you and sets you apart from the rest.鈥 鈥 Ashley Perlman, Sr. Brand Partnership Planner


12. 鈥淲ear classics and add flair with your accessories.鈥 鈥 Paige Sager, Brand Partnership Planner

Like what you see? Grab this scarf ($35) and clutch ($20) from JCPenney.

13. 鈥淚t鈥檚 better to be overdressed than underdressed!鈥 鈥 Caitlin Silva, Customer Service Specialist

14. 鈥淚鈥檝e wanted to be a writer since I was eight years old, but when I was a junior in college, I had a quarter-life crisis as an English major because I didn鈥檛 think I would ever be able to support myself. I considered becoming a lawyer instead, but my mom told me, 鈥榊ou always wanted to be a writer, so that鈥檚 what you should be. There will always be a way to make money.鈥欌 鈥 Kimberly Wang, News Editor


15. 鈥淢y mom is a big fan of color in her wardrobe. She always encouraged me and my sister to 鈥榙ress bright鈥 because it can easily lift your mood if you鈥檙e in something bright and cheery versus dark and gloomy (though I do have a ton of slimming black in my closet)! Case in point: I rocked a bright yellow dress and yellow rain boots on a dreadfully rainy spring day in Chicago a few weeks ago. Everyone I encountered gave me a big smile as I trudged around the city. (Even folks at airport security couldn鈥檛 help but smile and comment on my sunny ensemble later that day!)鈥 鈥 Tammy Evrard, Brand Partnerships Manager


16. 鈥淩ead to your child everyday, go to the park, museum or library and model good eating habits and manners. Also, hug your child!鈥 鈥 Kelly Bryden, DIY Designer

17. 鈥淪how respect, work hard and always be kind. Create the job you want and invest in shoes and makeup.鈥 鈥 Casey Richards, Assistant Buyer and Operations


18. 鈥淎lways stay hydrated.鈥 鈥 Marisa Kumtong, Designer

Help mom heed her own advice in style with this insulated tumbler ($45).

19. 鈥淢y mom always tells me not to worry about the destination but enjoy the journey.鈥 鈥 Tania Gandhe, Engineer

20. 鈥淥wn what you do and find your purpose.鈥 鈥 Anita Yung, Creative Project Manager

What life advice did your mom give you? We want to hear her tips, so tweet us @BritandCo!

This post is a collaboration with JCPenney.