The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my paternal grandmother, Mimi, who was a powerful and loving force in my life. She died at 101 years of age, and for most of those years, was constantly busy, cooking, crocheting, and nurturing.
Of course, I remember her as a round and huggable grandma with a closet full of rayon printed house dresses that I loved, but I do have a few pictures of her when she was in her 20s and 30s, not so clear, but still conveying her vitality and sweetness – and her pretty slightly wavy bob, and 1920s and 30s fashions. I think sometimes I try to channel her when I get dressed. Several people said I looked “old-fashioned” or “vintage” in this outfit and bobby-pinned hair.
|Linen skirt (Talbot’s clearance); V-neck tee (Loft clearance); Infinity scarf (Charlotte Russe); Saks 5th Avenue flats (Saks Outlet clearance); Faux snake skin belt (Ross, coupla bucks); Bracelet cuff (Forever 21)|
Grabbing inside pics for a few minutes during the day is a little hit and miss, but with a crazy schedule at work and after school with busy teens and medical appointments, this is the best I can do for now. The light really bounced back from the light grey skirt and top.
|This is as close as it gets to pjs at work.|
I have two of these linen Talbot’s full skirts, scored on super-clearance, or they’d otherwise be way out of my price-range, and I love them, wrinkles and all. They’re heavy, fully-lined, and have deep pockets. They’re so full, I can even touch them up with an iron while still wearing them.
|Probably the best pic in terms of actual color.|
The infinity scarf is the gauzy feather one from Charlotte Russe I recommended as a daily deal a couple of weeks ago, and decided to look for when I was in the local store with The Teen this weekend. After looking through the entire store, I thought it was sold out, but found one in the bottom of a box of entirely different sort of neon novelty scarves, tightly wadded in a ball and not looking at all like itself. Untying it and discovering it was THE ONE felt a little like a magic trick.
|You cannot mess up an infinity scarf.|
|When you sit most of the day, comfort is a big deal.|
You know I’m a fool for the cuff bracelet, and pretty much any accessories from Forever 21.
|The little earrings from a Walmart three-pack are almost invisible.|
What do you remember best about your grandmothers?