Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I wore to my Mother's birthday lunch

Today is my Mother's 79th birthday. She told me that she used to think that 79 was really old and that her Mother and Grandmother had seemed really old at the same age. I think that technology and improved communications has made us seem less old now. When my great grandmother was alive, there were only 3 TV stations to watch. I remember my Grandparents and Great Grandmother watching Lawrence Welk. I think they would be shocked to see some of the things on commercial TV now. Can you imagine your Grandparents watching Two and A Half Men? They would've have probably fallen out of their chairs!

We went to lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse. They have really good food and the Old West decor is right up my alley. I spent some time just looking at all the things that were on the walls and the amazing lighting fixtures.

Both my sister and Mother commented that I was very dressed up. I don't think I was, but I told them I had to dress nice because I was a fashion blogger! Do you ever feel that you should always dress nicely when you go out just in case someone might recognize you from your blog?

Jacket: JonesNY
Top: Anne Klein from Von Maur
Pants: Chico's
Shoes: Boutique 9
I forgot to have my husband take pictures of the top of the blouse. It has very pretty black lace around the neck.
Top bracelet Forever 21
Please ignore the dog nose print on my top.
My nail polish is really cool. I layered Nfu-oh 051 over Zoya Jem. The polish is holographic. Depending on which way the light hits it it can be burgundy, gold, or green. There are sparkles and flakies in both polishes. It is really stunning in person.
I am still working on a perfect manicure. I haven't perfected the areas around
the base of the nails. It doesn't look as noticeable in person.
I am very thankful to still have my Mother alive and able to get around. I only hope I do as well when I am 79.

25 comments:

  1. I hear you on the mother thing: my mom is 83 and still plays golf. I hope to be as healthy as she in my later years!

    Love that bracelet--and did you see the cool nail-imprinter machine on TV?

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  2. The language on commercial TV is awful!

    Happy Birthday to your mother. Did she get butter and sour cream on her baked potato?

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  3. Your nails keep getting prettier and prettier! Happy birthday to your mother, and I hope she has dozens more.

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  4. Happy birthday to your Mom! The blouse color is very pretty. Yes, about the dressing up, or at least trying to remember to change out of the housework clothes covered with dog hair before I go out! :-D

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  5. That sounds like a great birthday lunch! You look fantastic. Those pants look really good on you!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  6. I actually think this is a bit dressed down for you. But I do have to say you're one of the few people I know who can really pull off that shade of fuchsia. I always adore that shade! I'm also loving the matchy shoes.

    My great grandmothers lived to be well into their 80s. I really hope to live as long and healthy lives as they did! One of them was even working two jobs the week before she died! They were both amazing women.

    A very happy birthday to your Mom, and may she have many more years with you.

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  7. Beautiful nails! Sometimes I think wearing black gives people the vibe of being dressed up, but I know that I do feel a big of an obligation to dress up for those at work who know about Rags. My mother is the same age as yours--and lives for Dancing with the Stars, a variation on Lawrence Welk.

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  8. Such a pretty color nail polish and coordinates so well with your outfit. Sounds like you had a very nice birthday lunch out with your mother.
    I never have in my mind that someone would recognize me from my blog...but I do try and take advantage of moments spent out in public by putting together outfits from my thrifted wardrobe. I'm pretty much in jammies of some sort half the time that I'm at home. But...shhhhhh....don't tell. haha

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  9. Love the bracelet and the color of your blouse. Too funny, my grandparent watched Lawrence Welk too.
    You are so blessed to have you Mom. My parents have both past away, but I have an 82 year old Mother-in-Law that I love dearly. she is busier than I am and takes everything calmly. She is just so cool!

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  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh loving the bigger pics and the fabulous pink in you.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones!!!çtell your mother than 79 is the beginning of the best to come YET.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Once again I am so envious of your lovely nails. And I love the pops of color created by your blouse and shoes. Nice! To answer your other question, I try to look put together when I leave the house (unless I'm exercising), but I would be shocked if anybody recognized me from the blog. Happy birthday to your mother. Yes, 79 is a lot younger than it used to be.

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  12. Your nails beautifully accompany your top and shoes! The perfect outfit to wear to lunch in celebration of your mother's birthday.

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  13. I really like this color on you! and beautiful nails. I got something in my inbox today about the 10 most important things for a manicure ... I'll have to find it and send it on to you (it may have been refinery 29?). I actually think my grandmother would have been better than what my mom is (she is 75) with the stuff on tv these days. I think that my grandmother's generation was less judgmental.

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  14. dog nose print? I can't find it ...

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  15. @Kari. I would really like to read the manicure email.

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  16. @Kari. Oh, it's there. I can see it like a beacon. When I came home everyone had to smell me (restaurant smells) and for some reason the top shows spots very easily. Even water spotted it.

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  17. @Anne @ The Frump Factor I do love the nails, but it is a giant pain to have to redo them every few days. It is really time consuming. I am searching for something that will wear for more than a couple of days.

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  18. Debbi, love this all black combo! And the POP of color is perfect! I think my grandma would have TONS to say about what's so acceptable now via media. Frankly, I think she'd be STUNNED! Happy Birthday to your mom! Hugs! ~Serene

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  19. Love the outfit and a Happy Birthday to your mom!!!

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  20. Aw happy birthday to your mother! I love my mother so much! You look just lovely for a nice lunch!

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  21. Heppy Birthday to your mom! Nice top, great look, beautiful nails...greet...

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  22. Happy birthday to your mother!
    Mine will be 70 soon, she looks 10 years younger my mom.
    Love the pink top loos really lovely
    Love the nails and bracelet

    Take care ! See you soon

    Ariane

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  23. love it! good ideas a much fun!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  24. Beautiful color combination, what a gorgeous rich pink! That manicure is fab! I wish I could get away with it myself

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  25. Happy Birthday to your mother! I love love love that polish color! Kiah

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