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Monday 8 July 2013

Mother and daughter special

My mum came to stay this weekend - she lives quite a long way away, in Devon, and it's a long journey when you're 81. She is however full of verve and energy.

Saturday was a big day - we went for afternoon tea at Claridge's followed by the Boston Ballet in a triple bill at the Coliseum. Fabulous day.

Mum had gone to a boutique recommended for her in Saltash, Marianne, where the owner selected this floaty floral number. It is perfect for Mum because she likes to wear bright colours and refuses to be a "beige lady" like a lot of women her age. The floaty folds are very slimming too.

I wore my pink circles skirt from Next, white top with tiny 3D flowers from Peter Hahn, metallic shoes from Asos and necklace from M&S.

On Sunday we saw my mum's brother Brian and his wife Ruth in their lovely garden. Brian was dapper as ever in his beige linen suit and hat, and Mum was up-to-date in a loose top and white piazza trousers. I'm wearing a red and white top from Next and trousers from M&S. 



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  2. Wonderful family portraits, Gail! You all look so happy and stylish too, proving that style never has to end. Thanks for sharing with VisibleMonday.

  3. I love your post! I love mother and daughter post!
    Your Mom is so gorgeous, i adore her colorful outfit and good for her that she refuses to be a beige Lady!
    I want to be just like your mother when i get old!


  4. What a beautiful mother/daughter! The whole family is extremely photogenic. I can't get over how mom is stylin'!

  5. I love your shiny pink shoes and that circles skirt. Your mum looks radiant in all her colours!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it.

  6. What a pretty lady your mom is! I adore the women who always stay stylish and full of energy, even in advanced age. Love your outfits too, Gail!

  7. We know where you get your urge to style! You both look divine. Please rejoice in your superior longevity genes! You look so much like her. Pretty smiles, all around.

  8. What a lovely lady in a lovely family! Very stylish all of you.
    I love your mother's taste and I, too, like bright colours and hate beiges, magnolia, fawns (except the little animals) and browns. I refuse to wear these.

    Love your necklace and the outfits are really very becoming.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

  9. Gail darling, your mum is so beautiful and I must say I do love her floaty floral dress. Glad you had a lovely time.

    Sending you love & hugs


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