I have a very special fashion post to share with you today; my first fashion post with my new granddaughter! Over the years, I have seen so many "Mommy and Me" fashion posts showing young moms with babies and toddlers, but I've never seen fashion posts with grandmothers or even older moms with older kids. It's as if once the kids grow up we are no longer mothers, and we all know that isn't true! No matter how old our children get, we never stop being mothers. So just like I decided to do "Fashion Over Fifty"posts to break all the "age appropriate" stereotypes and fill a void for over-fifty fashion bloggers, I also want to take some time to honor grandmothers and older mothers too!
This is my very first grandchild, Alethea! She is almost one month old in this picture. Alethea has been very colicky ever since she was born and has not given her mother much rest. I went down to Illinois for a few days to see if I could help out (I wasn't much help. I couldn't stop her from crying either. All she wants to do is nurse mom, and when she's not doing that she's crying). But on this day, Alethea was SO GOOD! It was the first time in weeks mom was able to get out of the house and enjoy herself. The weather was beautiful! We took Alethea for a walk in her stroller along the Naperville River Walk, and we had lunch at a sidewalk cafe. Alethea slept through everything and her mother and I had a wonderful, perfect day!
Alethea and I both wore Chambray dresses. Alethea's is new from Baby Gap (still available HERE), mine is from last season (Liz Claiborne, JCP). I have previously shown it to you HERE and HERE.
I styled my chambray dress with blue cut out booties (old, Francescas), a brown Saddlebag, and for jewelry I wore a coordinating earring and necklace set and a gold bracelet.
Mom styled Alethea's dress with a pretty white hair bow. Alethea's dress has a pretty eyelet detail in the yoke and hemline of the dress. I love the fluttered sleeves too! The dress includes a diaper cover as well.
Doing fashion photographing with a newborn has it's pros and cons. The pros are it's so easy to smile when your holding something so precious! No faking here! And, you don't have to worry about what to do with your hands when your holding onto a baby! The cons are, posture! You tend to push the tummy out to help stable the baby which is not what you usually want to do...normally we suck it in! And of course, the obvious,...taking the photos when the baby is in a good mood! This day, it was easy! But the next day, we had to take pictures when Alethea was not in the mood...and it was a challenge!
Here is a picture of when we were eating lunch at a sidewalk cafe. It shows the necklace and bracelet I was wearing better than the pictures where I was holding Alethea.
Oh, I tell you I absolutely loved taking these photos with my precious new grand baby. What a treasure she is! These smiles are absolutely for real!
Have a Great Day! Amy