Wednesday, 21 January 2009

181 days to go: Happy Birthday Mum



It was my mum's 66th birthday and we celebrated it with a meal at my parent's favourite Italian restaurant.
It was a double birthday celebration as my dad was home from hospital in time to join us all.
For Christmas I had bought my mum a selection of lovely scarves and a book with lots of ideas on how to wear them.
Here she is with her favourite blue and pink scarf by Oscar de la Renta.

I wore: Green Dress by Next (bought in the sale 2007)
Boots - Faith.

14 comments:

Imogen Lamport said...

Jane - am I seeing thingd or have you got something round your neck in the first photos? What is it?

You look great as ever - hope your Mum had a great evening. Glad to know your Dad is better.

Heather Bestel said...

Hope you all had a wonderful evening. I love your very pretty dress and I'm still loving your hair.
Love
Heather x

see you there! said...

You both look lovely. Glad your Dad is home. What an inspired gift you put together for your Mom. I may have to borrow that idea.

Darla

LaToya said...

I love how adventurous you are with your style!

Sheila said...

What a gorgeous dress!

You look so much like your mum - both lovely. Happy birthday to her, and welcome home to your dad. Great news.

Christina Lee said...

so lovely!!!!happy b-day to your mum!

Jane said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
Imogen I did have a scarf round my neck - just to keep warm under my coat!

Cat said...

What a great dress! I love the way that silhouette hangs on you as well as the button detail at the bust. Is that a self belt, or did you add it? The boots and scarf pull the colors together nicely. The colors of this ensemble complement your complexion.

I would love to see you feature methods of tying scarves. I always struggle with how to wear long, thin, rectangular, silk scarves.

Cat said...

P.S. We're linking you!

KT said...

Oh Jane, you look fabulous! And Happy Birthday to your mother.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Love that dress! Honestly, if I was independently wealthy, I think I would buy all my clothing at NEXT and just have it shipped over here. You can almost never go wrong with a purchase there. :)

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Gourmet said...

Hi Jane, Greetings from Dublin, Ireland! I am one of those annoying people who visit blogs but never leave comments. However, because I'm such a fan of your blog and because you look really, really gorgeous in that dress I feel obliged to drop a line. I'm in a similar situation myself - too many clothes and books AND addicted to shopping. I would love to follow in your footsteps but am not sure I would last a month, let alone a year. It is possible we might be moving cities in the near future, so look to you for inspiration and courage! Thanks!

Gourmet said...

P.S. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Jane said...

Wow - thanks for the great comments. We had a wonderful time.
Gourmet welcome I am so pleased to hear from new readers.