Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Striped Dress and Cardigan

Hello everyone, I hope you mothers had a great Mother's Day Celebration. My boys made me breakfast and some Krispy Kreme doughnuts! I am addicted to them, they are the only doughnuts I would ever eat and unfortunately, the shop is so close to my home. My boys wrote some really cute cards which are so precious. My husband gave me my favourite flowers, peonies. The flowers make me want to paint!

This week's photo from Two Birds surprised me, because I had no idea that Reese Witherspoon was pregnant. I was so happy to see stripes though, I have many pieces in my closet which are striped!

I actually wore this today to church without the red wool cardigan because it was about 25 deg C (80s) today. The weather was perfect - just right for Mother's Day. I love this dress from H&M, it only cost me $12.95. The red cardigan was from Macy's two years ago.

I like to wear a belt with most of my dresses because I don't have much of a waist so I have been buying skinny belts whenever I see them at thrift stores. This belt cost me $1.50 but since then, I have discovered that Ebay sellers from China who sell them in so many different shades and styles for under US$2 including shipping. I bought a few of them and the belts are becoming a staple in my wardrobe.

The necklace was from a garage sale $5.00

My Coach handbag was a gift from my husband - not for Mother's Day but he buys me gifts without really needing a reason, he's such a sweetheart.

My old, "new" shoes from TJ Maxx by Etienne Aigner. I need to get a new nail colour for my toes. I like neutrals because they are not as obvious when they chip but yeh, it's time for a change.

After church, I climbed a tree with my son - not in this gear (!) and then we went boat paddling just around the corner of where I live. This is harder than cycling up a hill, I tell ya!

We ended the day with a meal at my favourite Korean restaurant and it was the BEST Mother's day ever. I just love spending time with my boys being busy like this. How did you spend your Mother's Day?

Linking up to Inspiration Monday.


  1. Wow grace you look gorgeous in this dress. I love the big stripes and the red accents are so pretty. With the jacket, you look really stylish and elegant. I am definitely going to check out ebay for some cute skinny belts like yours!


  2. you look so classic...very jackie o. in this outfit! happy belated mother's day! it sounds like you had a fantastic day!

  3. Very nice dress! And what a nice husband to gift you a Coach! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

  4. Cantik sekali!(does that translate the same?!) You look radiant! What a gorgeously flattering dress and I love with with the red cardie and accessories (I picked out the red as my accessory choice too!). I think the necklace is really lovely too and what a bonus that it came from a Garage sale.
    Krispy creme are a little too sickly (and expensive!) for me but glad you enjoyed them! :-)

  5. you look classically chic! looks like a wonderful mother's day for you. :)

  6. You look SO great! And those donuts look awesome!

  7. Love how you coordinated the whole outfit... you look very elegant Grace.

  8. I hope that you enjoyed your mothers day. These look great on you! Everything just seems to...well....just...Match!

  9. Grace, you look so classic but with an interesting twist with the pop of reds!