Monday, July 25, 2011

"Just call my name.....I'll be there" + Visible Monday




I feel like SUCH a fashion blogger today!  My husband took these pictures for me!  Normally, that's really not his bag baby......but as we were leaving for church yesterday morning; I asked him if he could take a quick pic and bless his heart, he said, "Sure!"  He did such a great job, I may try to sweet talk him into taking my pictures more often!!  

I bought this skirt for $1 on a whim at a really ugly looking church basement thrift store.  Following my own guideline of not prejudging, I went in thinking that maybe there would be some wonderful vintage goodies.  And while I DID find some really interesting things, this and a  pair of vintage shoes are the only things that I bought.   Actually, the skirt is a tad big on me, so I was asking a coworker/friend if she'd like to see if it works for her.  It's cute enough for me to keep, BUUUUUT.......I want things in my closet that I can't wait to put on.  This skirt doesn't fall into that category.  However, I'm totally loving this whole look and asking myself, "Serene?!  Why have you not been wearing these gorgeous shoes!?!?!!?"  My tootsies will definitely be seeing more of these babies!


On a very happy note:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER!!!!  My girly is 18 years old today!!!  What happened?!?!?!  It was just a few days ago, I was schlepping her around on my hip!  So now I find myself in the "Wow, am I THAT old?" position of having a 23 year old bonus daughter, 20 year old twin sons, an 18 year old daughter and my soon to be 14 year old baby!   You know what?  I LOVE IT!

Oops!  I almost forgot!  Visible Monday today!!!  Make sure to check out the other visible ladies at Not Dead Yet Style!!!  

20 comments:

  1. I hope your husband takes more pics- you look fantastic and the lighting is so good (love outdoor lighting) Your outfit is lovely- and those heels are shiny with awesomeness.

    Happy B-day to your baby girl!

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  2. Pretty outfit. That skirt was a steal. And, hey, you're not old enough to have an 18-year old daughter!

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  3. That is a great look, Serene, the black and white with gorgeous silver shoes. Good finds!

    Happy birthday to your lovely daughter, and hugs to all the family. Thank you for participating in Visible Monday.

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  4. I really like your skirt & love the top. The shoes are cute too.
    My husband takes my photos, but he is starting to get tired of it.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your daughter, Serene!!

    And yes, those shoes are fabulous. I was just thinking today that I need more metallic shoes in my life and you've just confirmed it!

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  6. that top is so pretty, and for a dollar, even just wearing it once it pretty much pays for itself!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  7. First of all, happy bday to your daughter. secondly, congrats to the husband on the pretty pics, and finally: I love the cut of that top on you. It shows your shoulders and draws attention to your face. Seriously: Buy 10,000 tops cut just like this and wear 2 different ones every day. hahah

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  8. Serene--what exactly is the problem with the skirt. It look FINE on you and your sweet hubby did a knock out job with the photos.

    Happy birthday to your daughter. I loved seeing a pic of the whole gang on the trail.

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  9. THOSE SHOES ROCK!!! I do not know what I would do without my husband's help...I am glad he agreed to assist you.
    Enjoy your sweet daughter...they go away so quickly..SIGH

    I do not know why...but I keep forgetting VISIBLE MONDAY...I really want to do it...I guess it is the fact it is on MONDAY...I don't know why my mind isn't wrapped aound it every week.

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  10. Love that outfit, Serene! Your husband did a great job--
    Cute pic of the kids hiking. Looks like a family outing? Enjoy the summer while they are home! Love, Paula

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  11. Serene,
    I too have growing children issues. Our"baby" just turned 21 in April. I agree, where does the time go?
    On the positive side of that coin. Neither of us would have the time to do the bloggy thing if they were still little!
    I really like the skirt. It looks good on you, give it some time!

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  12. Love the whole outfit, Serene, but it's that top that really has me smiling. What a graceful, elegant neckline. Nice!

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  13. Happy birthday to your pretty daughter! :)

    Leia

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  15. You did look extra pretty in your photos - hubs must have sprinkled them with love! Those shoes are FABULOUS!

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  16. This is a lovely and elegant look and I actually really like the skirt on you - it lets the top do all the talking but has a lovely shape and hemline.
    Happy birthday to your daughter - you don't look old enough to have adult children!

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  17. What lovely thrifted shoes you have there!

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  18. Aw, happy birthday to your incredibly beautiful girl! I hope she had the best day and that the coming year holds only good and happy things for her!

    I do really love this outfit on you but get what you are saying about only having items you can't wait to put on! I recently cleaned out my closet and while it feels good I do wonder if I wenbt a bit too hard on myself...hmmmm....:)

    Anyway have a lovely day Beautiful!

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  19. Hi Serene, I'm here! You can not get rid of that skirt. Pin it and keep making it work. I do understand the I want to buy it and wear it now feeling though.I'm like that 80% of the time. I really love the shoes. Those were a great find.

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  20. I've read that strappy shoes around the ankle are very hard to wear and not the most flattering, but on you they look amazing, they flatter your legs instead of chopping them. =)

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! ~Serene