How was your weekend? I will admit ours did NOT go as planned. Our lake house weekend with friends went awry when June got sick on Friday and the girls collectively decided to shove our husbands out the door so they could still enjoy a much-needed guys weekend together! So June and I hung out solo this past weekend, which was fun to have some unexpected alone time with her, but also–I’m happy for daycare today! 😂
Today, speaking of motherhood, we’re talking about mothers day! (Can you believe it’s that time of the year already!?)
I can’t think of a better way to kick off mothers day content than with ABLE! They are so kindly giving my readers EARLY access to their mothers day sale starting today! (You get to shop it before it goes live to the public with my discount code JESSMOM25.) Typically my code JESSKEYS15 gets you 15% off, but they’re bumping it up majorly for early sale access! Hooray!
Below I’m some of my go-to staples (plus some new things, too!) that are part of their sale!
Additionally, I’ll be sharing some story try-ons tomorrow as well, which are kindly sponsored by ABLE. Head over to Instagram to check those out! Note this blog post isn’t sponsored, I just thought staples this good at a price this great deserved a blog post! 😉
ABLE Try On + Favorite ABLE staples at 25% off
Before we jump in, some upfront things to note about ABLE and why they’re so great!
Lifetime quality + durability guarantee:
If for some reason the quality doesn’t live up to your standards for any reason, they will repair or replace it for free!
FREE size swaps on their ABLE signature pieces
As a brand that TRULY supports women at their core, they know that sometimes bodies change–so they allow you to swap a size whenever you need to, absolutely free. 🤯
The BEST part of shopping with ABLE: their mission!
ABLE is a small brand with a big heart, and every purchase you make helps empower a woman and her family!
While they specialize in making classic styles that easily transition through many seasons and years to come, their core mission is to fight poverty by empowering and employing women both abroad and here in the U.S. They didn’t just start out to sell clothes and leather goods–but as a solution to help women who are trapped in a long-standing cycle of poverty. Because they know that if you give women the tools to succeed, they can lift entire communities up with them. Every purchase you make helps to provide job opportunities to more women across the world.
They also work really hard to keep their prices as low and accessible for their customers as possible, while ensuring they’re always ethically made and as sustainable as possible! So yes, you might have to pay a bit more for some ABLE pieces vs. a competitor, but you know it’s directly contributing to women and their families both here in the U.S. and abroad! ♥️
(Sorry, I feel like it’s impossible to photograph these necklaces without a reflection glare! This is the best I could do! 😂)
ABLE has so many amazing options for personalized jewelry, which I think always makes an amazing, special gift. I love wearing these two together, which can be personalized with any initial and the novel necklace can be personalized with a saying, name, or initials! You can shop all their personalized jewelry here! A gift you will love and wear forever!
Maria boxy tee: (code JESSMOM25 saves you $12!)
If you’re in the market for a comfy, structured striped tee, this one is a great choice. (Also comes in black and white!) It’s a slightly cropped boxy fit with a step hem–cute without front tucking, but also easy to tuck in! I think it’s true to size, I’m wearing a small. If you want it slimmer than how it fits me here, you could size down. Get 25% of with JESSMOM25
Mae drapey tee: (JESSMOM25 saves you $11!)
I’ve been raving about this tee for years now, for good reason. It’s SUPER soft and drapes beautifully, making it feel like an “elevated” or “nicer” tee than your regular cotton white tee. The white is also not remotely see through–I would go as far as to call it OPAQUE. It’s held up great–no pilling after multiple years. Comes in multiple colors, I have white and black. Also knots very easily!
With my 25% off code JESSKEYS25–you only pay $34 for the tee!
Sizing: It’s meant to be drapy so it’s a little oversized, perfect for knotting. I have a small. I even wore this when I was 8 months pregnant. I’d say order your regular size, and no need to size up.
Bailey jacket in white (JESSMOM25 saves you $37!)
My much-loved classic Bailey jean jacket now comes in white! 🙌🏼
In my opinion, denim is one of the things ABLE knocks out of the park (in addition to their leather!) The “Bailey” cut is your super classic cut of jean jacket. The denim is very soft (not stiff like some jean jackets) and also lightweight (perfect for throwing around your shoulders on a cool summer night!)
Sizing: I went with a medium in this one (I have a small in the classic blue version below). If you’d like it a little more relaxed like its is here, you could size up as well. If you want it more fitted like you see below, you can order your regular size. would not size down.
Get 25% off with code JESSMOM25!
Bailey jacket in classic blue (JESSMOM25 saves you $37!)
Same as the white jacket, but in blue! (I’ve had this one for a while now and love it!) Its your classic, timeless jean jacket! If you’ve been looking for the “never goes out of style and looks like it could be any decade” jean jacket, you will not be disappointed with the Bailey!
Sizing: I have a small in the blue denim. If you want it more oversized (like the white above), go with your larger size.
Merly jacket in Original wash: (code JESSMOM25 saves you $37!)
My first ABLE jean jacket–which has it’s own blog post review right here if you want the full details! The main difference between the Bailey and the Merly is that the Merly is longer, it’s more distressed (at least the original wash you see here is, now they have several washes!) and a more relaxed/edgy fit. If the Bailey is the quintessential classic jean jacket, then the Merly is it’s hipster cousin. Truly love both styles, it just depends what look you’re going for!
Sizing: I sized up to a medium and love the way it fits.
Maha leather jacket: (code JESSMOM25 saves you almost $100!)
One of my most worn wardrobe staples, I couldn’t not include it here (even though it’s sold out in some sizes! Sorry! 😬 If you do see your size though, snag it ASAP, because last time it was many MONTHS before they did a re-stock!) I have a whole review of it right over here, but long story short, it really is such an amazing jacket that is tough to beat if you’re looking for a quality leather staple. It’s got a BIT of edge with the Moto collar, but just a touch!
Comes in black and a “slate” color too which is more of a grey-brown! (This is the cognac color.) I often get asked my favorite between this and the black, and the answer is that I can’t choose–I wear both so often!
Sizing: I sized up to M for a slightly oversized fit but could’ve also easily gone with small, which is my regular size in tops!
Abera backpack purse: (JESSMOM25 saves you almost $60!)
This is one of my absolute favorite handbags and my absolute #1 when it comes to a travel staple. It’s so versatile and perfect for trips or everyday when you want to be hands-free! It fits a surprising amount of stuff, too! (even fits enough stuff for my things AND June’s things if I don’t want to carry a diaper bag!) Or, for example, if I want to use it for travel, I can fit a whole jacket inside AND my giant DSLR camera, or a jacket and a water bottle!
Comes in a NEW lighter color called Pebble! (Above, which is new, looks like there are only a few of that color left though!!) I’ve owned the cognac (bottom) for years now.
Tip: You’ll want some leather conditioner to go with it to keep it looking its best. It will naturally wear, darken, and get that “lived in” look that patinas over time which I personally love and think it adds a lot of character to the bag! (This article explains patina well and what you can expect).
Part of my friend Maddy’s collection with ABLE–I love this top which is a fun option for a summery date night–I love the fun puff sleeve and the dainty feminine Swiss dots! It’s also casual enough to wear during the day with jeans or shorts and a pair of sneakers–would be an ideal vacation top for this reason, too! It’s cropped but not to cropped with high-waisted jeans. And it’s also not as low cut as a lot of tops this style, so if you typically need extra room in the bust, I think this top would work nicely for you!
Sizing: I’m wearing a small here and it fits but is still roomy. (Meaning the elastic isn’t tight on my body) if you want it a bit more formfitting I would size down.
*Note my code isn’t applicable on this as it’s part of a special collection!
Chelsie jeans: Sadly these are almost all gone too but if they do happen to be available in your size, they are AMAZING JEANS. They definitely give the look of non-stretch denim (i.e. A.Golde, though they have a wider leg than my Riley jeans) while still having some stretch and softness!
Sizing: I think the light wash runs small, I take a 27 in them.
Also part of my friend Maddy’s collection with ABLE! These comfy braided heels are a great spring/summer staple and won’t kill your feet walking to dinner! Also come in cognac. I love that they are still casual, so they can dress up something as simple as a button down and jeans and look perfectly polished, but also would be an ideal go-to for a date night, too! (Or even a concert, since you can stand in them for a long time without your feet hurting!)
*Note my code doesn’t work on these either!
Graham button down: (JESSMOM25 saves you $21!)
Very similar to the famed Harris button down (below), but short sleeved! If you’re looking for the perfect oversized, all-season white short sleeved button down, this is it! I also love that it has double buttons so you can unbutton it to the PERFECT spot and also prevents any gaping! It’s such a nice weight–not too thin but still light and breezy enough for summer.
Sizing: emphasis on the fact that it’s oversized! If you don’t want it oversized, go down at least one size based on how you’d like it to fit. I’m wearing a small here and it’s very boxy (but it’s supposed to be!) Will look super cute unbuttoned layered over a tank and bike shorts with sneakers too!
Harris button down: (Get 25% off with code JESSMOM25)
I have worn and loved this classic oversized button down for over a year now–sadly it always sells out SO fast but there are still some sizes available! I love that it isn’t linen, isn’t poplin–but kind of an in-between–this is it! It’s surprisingly comfortable and de-wrinkles really easily with a 2 second hit with the steamer. (Which I appreciate!) This one is pretty oversized, I’m wearing a small here, so if you want it more fitted, you could go down a size.
Alem backpack (NEW AND IMPROVED with double zippers! Code JESSMOM25 saves you $71!)
If you’re looking for a roomy backpack that is super classic, timeless, chic, and continues to look better and better the more you beat it up, you will love this bag. You can see this post when I reviewed it a few years back. My ONLY gripe about it before was that it didn’t have double zippers (which as you know, can be a drag if you’re trying to quickly access something and shove as much in it as possible). I use it as a work bag, medium-sized diaper bag, a personal item for travel–whatever. It’s so pretty and functional at the same time. Has two large compartments, one with a laptop sleeve (fits my 13″ laptop) and in outside pocket. Two side pockets are big enough to fit a large hydroflask, too! 🙌🏼
Colors: In the top photos I have “whiskey” which looks like it’s no longer available, but it’s still available in “cognac” (pictured bottom color) and black!
Leather tip: Again, like I mentioned above with the Abera purse, but in case you missed it: You’ll want some leather conditioner to go with it to keep it looking its best. It will naturally wear, darken, and get that “lived in” look that patinas over time which I personally love and think it adds a lot of character to the bag! (This article explains patina well and what you can expect).
Karla Belt Bag: (Code JESSMOM25 saves you $33!)
My friend Karla’s bag that she designed in partnership with ABLE awhile back, and it’s been a major staple of mine ever since.
If you’re looking for a minimalistic belt bag that is very small and just enough to hold the essentials (phone, credit cards/ID, lip gloss) this is a great one! It’s very size inclusive (from petite to plus size and everything in between) and can be worn around the waist or across your body. It comes in multiple colors, has a magnetic closure and slots for credit cards. I think the black color is really versatile and can easily be dressed up, worn out to dinner, etc!
This is a GREAT bag for any trip, if you don’t need much on you and want something very secure and hands free. I wear this little purse almost every time I go out–I love that you forget you’re even wearing it!
Tip: Like with all ABLE leather bags, you’ll want to apply leather conditioner every so often to keep it looking great!