Alethea and I are so excited to show you our blue and white dresses for this month's "Grandma and Me" fashion post! Prepare for cuteness overload as Alethea was super excited because it was her first birthday. She loved playing with the balloons outside.
I bought this dress from JCPenney for Alethea before she was even born. I loved the classic blue and white print and big blue fabric flower on the side of the waist. The blue in the dress really brings out the blue in her big, beautiful blue eyes.
My dress I picked off a clearance rack at New York and Company during the off-season. I think I paid only $27.00 for it...which was a steal for such a lovely piece. The blue flower print is sheer and there is a shorter, white dress attached underneath. Even though the dress is maxi-length, you can still see my legs through the sheer fabric.
My dress has an elastic waist, flutter sleeves, and a pretty button loops and buttons down the bust line. It is very lightweight, so it's cool and comfortable to wear on a hot day.
Oh, I just love this age! She has me laughing so hard I'm crying somedays. She is so funny. She loves to laugh. The other day we were all gathered around the dinner table and my husband said a joke making me and my daughter laugh. Alethea looked at us with the most perplexed look on her face wondering why we were laughing. Then she started this big belly laugh to join our laughter. That made me laugh so hard I couldn't even breathe and my eyes started to tear up, making Alethea laugh even harder. It was such a precious moment and all I could do was thank God in my mind for his wonderful blessings.
I have really been getting into these long tassel statement earrings lately. I know I'm a little late to the party as they appeared on the fashion scene last year, but I'm making it up for it now. I bought these at New York and Company the same day I purchased the dress. They were on clearance as well. Perhaps that's why I'm always a season behind the trends...I wait for the hot items to go on sale!
Because I wore statement earrings, I skipped the necklace and wore just a white beaded bracelet.
Here she is; laughing again! She is such a happy little girl. Her personality is so much like her mother's at this age.
I have had the wonderful joy of having Alethea home with me for two weeks this summer, so if you have noticed my absence from social media or commenting on your blog posts, that's why. I'm treasuring every minute with this little one!
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