I had a really busy weekend--my cousin got married and DS was the ringbearer for the second time in 2 weeks! He's a pro now! Friday was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, Saturday morning DD had a ballet observation performance, and the whole rest of the day was the wedding and reception (about an hour away from our house). Then Sunday we had swimming lessons with the kids, and then I threw a surprise party for DH's 40th birthday. So the weekend was totally packed! I'm exhausted!
Here are my WIW's--the first one is my new maternity clothes from this K/R thread:
The second is the runner-up cobalt dress that I didn't wear to my sister's wedding. (Here are the pics from that wedding: http://goldenpig.lookfab.com/p.....na-wedding) I was trying to decide between the black lace B44 dress (http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....yay-or-nay) but ended up going with this one--less body con so more appropriate for an afternoon church wedding. DS was so adorable in his little infant tux! For the party I went super casual with an old Japanese Weekend maternity top & jeans.
My mom was staying with us this weekend, and I also saw her at my sister's wedding, so as a bonus I thought it would be fun to include her pics, so you could see some of her WIW's (and how they compare to what I was wearing at the same time!). When I was growing up, I was always embarrassed at how my mom wore so much makeup and jewelry and high heels and always seemed overdressed, like she was going to a gala instead of the grocery. I also thought she wore clothes that were too tight and too flashy/glitzy and young looking for her. (She likes to shop at Forever 21, for example, which I thought was so fitting!). I was never interested in fashion like she was, until just recently. I "rebelled" by not wearing makeup, deliberately underdressing, and not really caring what I wore. Even after I joined YLF and got more interested in fashion, I was very sensitive about not wanting to dress like my mother and hated it when my DH said I was turning into her (like this thread from a year ago: http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....-my-mother).
But after a year of figuring out my own style, and now looking at these latest pics, I think I've kind of softened my stance on my mom's style. I can now appreciate her longstanding interest in fashion and see how her style is totally consistent with her personality--she likes to be in charge and the center of attention, and to look youthful and current. One of the greatest compliments for her is to be mistaken for my sister (which actually happened again when we went to watch DD's ballet performance, one of the other ballet moms told my mom she couldn't believe that we weren't sisters!). She loves lots of bling, like statement necklaces and sequins and ballgowns (I can only handle it in small doses). I thought I was pretty dressy, but she still way outshines me in dressiness levels. And she's even more on-trend than I am (like her going to the airport outfit with the colored skinnies and cold shoulder polka dot top). I used to think that she dressed so age-inappropriately, but now after seeing women of all ages wearing the latest fashions I'm like "OK, if she wants to follow the latest trends, who am I to say she can't?" Now that I'm more secure in my style persona, I don't mind if you say I take after her a little, or that she's more fashion-forward than I am! I still don't necessarily want to dress like her, but at least now I can appreciate her style! I think we are both having fun with fashion in our own ways!
1-3. Rehearsal dinner. Maternity burgundy skinnies, floral top and grey cascade cardigan, leopard ballet flats, orange and bronze cuff and orange leopard pendant. My mom with the bride & groom and my mom's sister.
4-5. DD's ballet performance. I just wore the same outfit as #1 because we were changing right after into the wedding dresses.
6-14. Wedding. JS Boutique sequin waist cobalt dress, Seychelles wedge sandals. I didn't have time to do my makeup or hair (not that I ever do). DS did great--he made it down the aisle without crying! #12 is my mom with two of her sisters (who are actually younger than my mom).
15-16. DH's surprise bday party. DD is playing doctor and checking the baby.
17-21. More of my mom's WIW's. #21 is me with my mom and one of my sisters at the Sedona wedding.