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).

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).


  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!

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

  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.

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

  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.

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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 :-)

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

  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 :)

  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.

  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!

  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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