Hosting Accessories Council’s Mother’s Day Event
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Hosting a soirée, be it my daughter’s 1st Birthday Party or last night’s Accessories Council Mother’s Day Gift Guide, is invigorating. I love engaging an audience, making them laugh and sharing my stories. When I see people smiling and reacting to my words, it reinforces my belief that I’m following my calling and living with passion.

I went with the Matthew Williamson dress from +Rent the Runway. Image courtesy of
Guests, including +PEOPLE, +secondcitystyle,  and gathered at +BLT Fish to learn about the latest accessory must-haves for mom.
Scarves, jewelry, bags and so much more were featured, from great brands like +Hayden Harnett, Adrienne Landau and +ISHARYA Jewelry. Guests left with plenty of stylish tips and swag galore. Below are some of my favorite items of the night. More images are posted on my Pinterest page.
The hint of blue, makes this classic black/white tote more interesting. Since mom is a walking pharmacy, she’ll appreciate all the compartments. Isaac Mizahi, $298 
Hearts are such a boring, typical choice for Mother’s Day. But, this laser cut style is cool, fresh and on trend. Pico Designs, $65
A good vs a great scarf is all in the details, like hand rolled hem, finest Italian silk twill & meticulously designed print. These scarves have it all. Vasi, $360

Since I hate to be a tease, I’ve secured a special giveaway for two lucky readers.

RULES for Giveaway
  1. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Tweet a link to your favorite item from the event. All links are on my “AccessoriesCouncil Mother’s Day Gift Guide” Pinterest board. Include #ACTOPPICKS #P2Giveaway and @PamelaPekerman.
  3. Instagram an image of your favorite item from the event. All images are on my “AccessoriesCouncil Mother’s Day Gift Guide” Pinterest board. Include #ACTOPPICKS #P2Giveaway and @PamelaPekerman
  4. One winner will be selected via Instagram and one via Twitter. Limit to three tweets and three Instagram posts per day. Contest ends Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10pm EST. Winners will be announced shortly after.
More than a wallet, this can double as mom’s grab-and-go clutch while running errands or enjoying a date night with dad. olivia + joy, $58
Modern and lightweight, this isn’t your grandmother’s bead company. For the young, minimalist mom, this is the jewelry brand to buy. X by Trollbeads, $234
It’s no surprise jewelry is the top gift item for Mother’s Day.Surprise mom with these lightweight earring to bring out her inner goddess. Isharya, $118

Thank you to my long-time friend, mentor and president of the Accessories Council, Karen Giberson for asking me to be her co-host. I’ve known this amazing woman for nearly a decade and it’s a privilege to count her in my inner circle of diva, power women.