May 14, 2013

LBD :: Casual (& Nana's necklace)

I had every intention of getting a fab mother's day post out, but, I'm a procrastinator, and a mom, & I chose to take my girls swimming instead!
That being said, Happy Belated Mother's Day (it's Mother's Week, right?!) to all you Mamas out there. I have a really good Mama (better have...since I'm becoming more and more her). I also was blessed with amazing Grandmothers! 
Things I learned from my Grandmas:
My Grammie (Mom's Mom) taught me manners, that sugar cereal is a must for a grandma's house, & that you can never have too many pairs of shoes.
My Nana (Dad's Mom) lived until just a few years ago. She was sharp & sweet & said just what she meant until the day she unexpectedly died. She taught me that less is more, that family is everything, and in later years, that being happy is a state of mind. 
This is my Mom & Nana with little me at a Santa Brunch or something at the Washington Athletic Club in the late- (mid-?) 70's. This image ran in the club's magazine & I now have it framed in my house. My Nana's style was very simple. This image emphasizes that perfectly. She was always accessorized, and favored nice & elegant to playful & dramatic. The necklace she's wearing here is one I got handed down to me. It likely has no value, but it's a  chunky silver rope you can wear several ways. I love it.
 As an homage to Mother's Day this year, I wore it (layered w/ my glitzy prom necklace last seen here) over a really simple LBD (it's from Target!) and my flat leopard calf-hair sandals and a pile of bracelets. A little glitzy, a little simple, and totally me (and a combination of all the women who made me!). 
Cheers to all the Mamas out there!
Dress :: Target (I really like this one and this one too!) // Sandals :: Boden, (ots of similar options out there) // Bag :: Vintage Fendi (similar?) // Jewelry :: Lois Hill, Stella & Dot, Konstantino, Vintage 
Enjoy the family treasures, wear them with love and remember those that wore them before you! xo!

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