Monday, July 26, 2010

Lazy Monday - Eyelet Lettuce and Sad News

My coworker, Ruth, teased me today: "Do you go shopping every weekend?" No! Maybe every 2-3 weeks, though. And I only buy a few pieces (mostly second-hand)!

I found this gorgeous dress for $27 - it still had the tags on it, so I don't think it's ever been worn. It's 100% cotton, lovely and light and loose, perfect for a Monday. The hem is strips of the same eyelet fabric, gathered and sewn in a boustrophedon pattern (heh, my degree in Linguistics pays off!). It reminds me of lettuce.

The stuff:
I liked how the orangey-caramel colour of these shoes went with the green - even the teal trim on them goes nicely. Then I went all matchy with Grandma J's vintage copper pieces:
Click here for a post a couple of years ago where I did research on the cuff. I have a necklace that matches the earrings too.

Dress (Taylor, consignment), shoes (Pink), cuff (vintage 1950s, Grandma J, Renoir), earrings (vintage 1950s, Grandma J).

Speaking of Grandmas, we just had some sad news: L's last grandparent, Grandma W, died today.

That's from August 2009.

She was so sharp and funny, but her body let her down. Whenever we traveled back to L's hometown, we'd go see her and her kitties (she loved cats), and hang out and chat with her. I lost all of my grandparents 13-20+ years ago, so she was my last grandma too.

I'll miss you, Grandma.


  1. You look lovely in green.
    I am sorry to hear the news on your grandma.
    Its a special love that only those that have been blessed with it can recognize.

  2. Fabulous dress. The coppery pieces are lovely. Those pumps are super-woman pumps.

    Condolences on your loss.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband's grandmother. Your copper cuff is gorgeous!

  4. I am sorry to hear of Grandma's passing ,you look great as usual Jan xx

  5. Oh lady. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  6. Wow, I love those shoes. I like how you shoot them separate so we can see them close up. I'll have to try that!

    My husband's aunt died on Saturday and the funeral is today. Our hearts are with you and your family.

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  8. many many hugs to you! Lots of prayers for you and your family.

    On a fashion note, LOVE that dress and the way you combined copper with it. GORGEOUS.

  9. So sorry for you and your hubby. It is so difficult to lose a loved one, especially a grand-parent.

    As for your dress, it is absolutely lovely on you. Great color and cute details.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss - thinking of you.

    The details on that dress, by the way, are gorgeous! What a find!

  11. Condolences on your loss.

    Yummy, yummy dress.

  12. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words about Grandma. She was sick for a long time, so we treasured all of our visits in the last year or two.

    Thanks, Hillary.

    Lorena, you're sweet, thank you.

    Alecia, thank you.

    Megan, thanks! I love my vintage copper. The pumps are totally comfy.

    Jody, thanks, I treasure my Grandma's jewelry.

    Jan, nice to see you, thank you.

    Thanks, Sal.

    Faith, thanks! I am all about the details, and I think lots of other people like to see them too. Aw, I'm so sorry to hear about his aunt.

    Thanks, Anonymous.

    Thanks, Andie, I am happy with how the outfit turned out.

    A-Dubs, thanks.

    FA, thanks.

    orchids, thank you.

    Thanks, Shybiker.

  13. The dress is great. I love the color with your hair. Sorry to hear about your last grandma. I'm down to my last grandparent too. :(

  14. So sorry to hear the sad news about L's Grandma. It's great that you were able to spend some nice time with her. It is strange when they are all gone, it's scary too. I lost my last grandparent almost 15 years ago. I miss them.

  15. Thanks, Alison. Yeah, it was bittersweet, knowing that each time we saw her, it could be the last. I miss my Granddad the most - he was awesome.

  16. Beautiful copper jewelry! I love how it goes with the dress! A very inspired combo.

    Very sorry to hear about Grandma W-
    you can tell by the (great) photo that she was a pistol. My sympathies to you and your family.
    I think it was a lovely way to honor her by wearing your Grandma J's jewelry- an impromptu salute to matriarchy! Beautiful.

  17. Thanks, Rita! And thank you so much for your kind words. She was indeed a pistol. :)


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