You get no stripes and no jeans/leggings from me today.
The temperature dropped a bit this morning so it was nice putting on warmer clothes.
You are getting a profile shot from me (it’s better than frontal anyway) because Lily slept horribly last night (she’s sick). Which meant that I slept horribly last night and have a tired face once again. (I don’t know about you winning Allie)
What I’m wearing: Knitted hat by Gap, Earrings (same as yesterday) are vintage, Long sweater cardigan by Zara, Dress/tunic by French Connection (it’s probably 6 years old but I still always wear it and love it), Tights (my faves, I love how they are cable knit and have colored specks) by Steve Madden and…. Booties by French Connection (yes, it’s the 4th day in a row that I’m wearing them. I might wear them the whole week! 😉 )
Sorry, stripes 2 days in row. I guess I’m liking stripes a lot this season also. Both for me and for Lily. 😉
To change the scenery a bit (sorry, no terrace pics yet this morning), I took these in the bedroom as we got ready.
What I’m wearing: Striped sweater by Scoop NYC, Layering tank underneath by Gapbody, The Kiss Jeans by AG, Knitted cap by Urban Outfitters, Earrings are vintage, and Booties (yes, again!) by French Connection.
What Lily is wearing: Striped shirt by Old Navy, Denim overalls by babyGap, Socks by Old Navy, Shoes/Booties by Pablosky Kids.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about my mother.
Actually, I have been thinking a lot about the way I used to look at my mother when I was little.
The way Lily looks at me while I’m getting dressed has reminded me of the way I used to watch my mother get dressed.
I used to love watching her. (and still do actually)
My mother was (and still is) a lady.
To me, she embodied the essence of everything I thought a lady should be.
The way she carefully chose her lingerie, the panties always matching the bra.
Skirts and dresses always favored to pants. (never jeans when I was little)
Her shoes and purse matching most of the time.
The way she applied her make-up. A dark green line on her top eye lid carefully drawn with liquid eye liner, a bit of blush and lipstick.
The finishing touches was my favorite part.
Perfume and jewelry. My mother to this day still has an amazing collection of both.
Depending on her mood she would choose a perfume from the many beautiful bottles she had on her vanity and carefully dab it behind her ears and on her wrists.
The same was done with the jewelry, she would take her time choosing her earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets.
As a young child, I learned about the art of dressing from my mother.
Although my style is much different from my mother’s, I wear jeans often, my lingerie never matches, I hardly ever wear perfume, my shoes never match my purse, the art of dressing is something that I do practice on a daily basis.
So as Lily watches me get dressed and as we step out the door, I hope she looks at me the way I used to (and still do) look at my mother and thinks to herself “my mother is a lady”.
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me getting ready
our check out point. the full length mirror in our lobby