Thursday, May 21, 2009

An Ode to Mom and Dad

Following dinner with the inlaws last night, a couple of large glasses of wine and sitting around chatting, and then getting caught up on the PVR'ed finales of a few TV shows, I completely forgot to pick out clothes for today.

So what did I do? I wore a dress!
Yeah, baby! Groovy! I'm wearing my newly-acquired orange shoes, my favourite black dress, Mom's 1960s vintage necklace and Dad's 1960s vintage scarf (I believe he wore it as an ascot when he was in a dance band back in the mid-60s).

Stuff:
The shoes are very "toe-y" and I have long skinny toes, so I felt a bit weird - my own issue, I know. The necklace is so cool. I love the glass beads; they are semi-transparent and kind of milky in places. But the scarf is the star (I'm wearing it in my hair with the ends hanging down the back).

When I posted the picture of me in Mom's wedding dress here, I wished I'd had a picture of Mom and Dad in their wedding finery. Mom gave me one of hers:
Hard to believe it's the same dress! The photographer spread the train out so that it looked like a full skirt. I look a lot like my mom...but I also look a lot like my dad ("ooo-wee-ooo, he looks just like Buddy Holly").

Dress (Max Studio), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, consignment), necklace (Mom's, 1960s vintage), scarf (Dad's, 1960s vintage), gold hoop earrings (gift from L).

14 comments:

  1. I love this whole post. I love the groovy look and the orange shoes are so fab! They really pop paired with the black dress.

    Oh and I just love the beautiful pics of your parents. You looked just as beautiful as your mom on your wedding day. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. hee hee buddy holly indeed, love that Weezer song!

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  3. Oh, I love those orange shoes! I've been wanting a pair of orange shoes for a while now. I love the pattern and colors of the scarf too.

    Such a pretty picture of your parents. It's fun to have those pictures. I made a scrapbook album of my parents wedding pictures. My Mom forgot she gave me her mother's small album of their wedding. She was so surprised when I gave it to her for Christmas one year.

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  4. This is my favorite outfit of yours. Love the dress. Love the shoes. Love the stories behind the accessories!

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  5. Hi,

    Some days ago I've tagged you from my blog and sent you an award.Did you receive it?
    I'm a big fan of your blog but I'm new at this things so I really don't know how this work.

    Best regards,

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  6. You're fantastically fab! love this look, and your parents look absolutely beautiful in their wedding pic. And you do look a lot like your beautiful mom :-)

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  7. Your Dad's scarf is lovely and your Mum looks elegant. Thank you for posting.

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  8. You made me laugh! Love your rockin picture :D

    Such a pretty wedding dress. I can see now that they took the train and draped it in front of your Mom's picture. Love your wedding pictures you posted back in March :)

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  9. Thanks, Hillary! You're so sweet - my mom will love that comment.

    Cheers, thanks, Jane.

    It's one of those songs that gets stuck in your head, isn't it, Antoinette? Thanks for your comment and welcome!

    Alison, I actually have been looking at them for a while (the whole toe thing put me off). The scarf is one of my favourite things that I own. What an amazing thing to do for your mom!

    Ha, thanks, Erin!

    Wow, that's high praise, Christy, thank you! Welcome!

    Hi, nurmisur (cool name), and thank you - I had no idea you'd tagged me! Welcome and enjoy my 7 things.

    Thanks, Diane! Aw, that's so nice, she will love that.

    Thanks, Mervat!

    Thanks, Wendy! I'm glad I got them.

    Glad you enjoyed it, Sher. Yes, exactly what they did. It wasn't until I saw a picture of her walking that I realized that the dress was actually very slim-cut - that's what made me want to wear it.

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  10. I have the same issue with my own feet! All of my shoes are small peep toes or closed toes. I have tried and tried to get over it by buying amazing strappy sandals and such, but I find myself never wearing them because of my feet issues. Good thing there are so many amazing shoes out there!

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  11. Kaylyn, so nice that I am not alone in my toe thing. A friend used to call them "ET toes". Thank goodness for shoe variety!

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