Monday, August 6, 2018

Grandma and Me: Blue and White Dresses

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!


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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34 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable photos, Amy!! And the blue and white is so classic together!!
    I know exactly what you mean about the long earrings...in fact, I talk about that on my blog today. Great minds think alike!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! I will check your blog out as soon as I have time!

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  2. This post just made my day happier, thank you Amy. Alethea could not be cuter, and I agree, the sound of children laughing is the best! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Patti! I'm glad it had that effect on you!

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  3. Lovely! I can fully understand that you wanted to spend all your time with her. Beautiful dress A's those earrings look great!

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  4. You all are too cute!! I always love blue and white together.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy! It's a classic! I have a blue and white kitchen I decorated 25 years ago and it's sill in style!

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  5. Lovely photos, lovely dresses. You're looking so pretty, Amy! Hugs, x

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  6. Such cute pictures! Love the blue and white dresses, so pretty!

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  7. Oh Amy, so precious! And I love the laughter story!

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  8. You both look so beautiful in your blue and white print dresses!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  9. I absolutely love blue and white together! You both look so cute!

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  10. So so precious. Both of you. I can absolutely feel your love for her in your words and I can.not.wait to have some grands of my own (in due time). You both looked lovely in your blue and white. So fresh and summery. Happy Birthday to sweet little Alethea. You should absolutely soak up every single minute you have with her❤️

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  11. How beautiful you both look! Lovely photos to treasure too. You can see Alethea is a real nannies girl! xx

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    1. Thank you! She definitely holds the key to my heart!

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  12. Alethea has the cutest smile! What a lovely photoshoot dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  13. Oh my - these are such an adorable set of photos - your love for each other shines through. Love the blue and white - fantastic! xx Maria

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    1. Awww, thanks so much! I absolutely adore her.

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  14. Aww! This is such a precious post. She's adorable! Thanks for joining my linkup this week!
    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  15. HI Amy
    She is so cute! I love the different patterns but that you are both wearing blue and white. Fun earrings too!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. You look so cute with your granddaughter!!
    Thank you for sharing on last weeks #OMHGWW!!
    I have just pinned and you are being featured this week at our party!! Hope you will join us again this week. Have a great week!

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    1. Oh thanks so much! I'll be sure to check it out and put it on my "Where I've Been Featured" page.

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  17. Such adorable photos! Happy belated birthday to Alethea :-) Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  18. Beautiful photos, both your dresses are very pretty. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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