Monday, May 14, 2012

Mom's Day

cardigan - American Apparel, cargo pants - Vigoss, t-shrit - Aeropostale,
 shoes - Spring, belt - hand-me-down, jewelry and sunglasses - H & M
photos by my lovely (and patient!) cousin Camilla

Considering I wear this American Apparel cardigan ALL the time, I'm surprised I don't have many more outfit posts of me in it! It's so comfortable and wraps around me like a great big hug. How was your Mother's Day yesterday? My mom is in Arizona right now, vacationing with my Dad and some friends (lucky her!) so unfortunately I didn't get to spend time with her on Sunday but I did have dinner with someone very special last night.

This is my 86 year-old Grandma, my Babcia in Polish. Not even a year ago she was very ill and in the hospital. I remember leaving work last June, rushing there after I was told a priest would be visiting her to give her her last rites. I remember the priest telling her that it wasn't her time yet, she still had a lot of life left in her and he was right. With all her strength and determination she pulled through, made it out of the hospital and is now at home. My Grandma still has lots of ailments to deal with but she's still here, chugging along and enjoying her family, including her brand new great grandson. I treasure these special days with her and am so thankful she's still with us. She's such an amazing woman and a wonderful Grandmother. I don't take any time with her for granted.

I hope you were able to celebrate your Mom yesterday. Or, if your Mom has passed, I hope you honored her in a special way.


Kastles said...

You look gorgeous as usual! You do really love that sweater, haha! The light in these photos is awesome! I am glad your Babica is doing better and that you got to spend Mothers Day with her!
Hope you had a beautiful weekend!
<3 Kastles

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

hey girl! - been awhile - u look great as always! - so glad i stopped by to see what u were upto!

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Courtney Erin said...

What a perfect photo of you and your grandmother - it's so nice that you spent some time with her yesterday.

On another note, I am in love with you cargo pants and cardigan - this is the perfect sophisticated casual look (and that can be a tricky thing to pull off).

Courtney ~

Mimi said...

i really like your cardigan, marie! if i had one like it, i would probably wear it all the time too, haha! ;) i'm happy you got to spend mother's day with your grandma! i'm glad she's chugging along! :)

<3, Mimi

J. said...

Oh what a heart warming post! Thanks Marie! I love the picture of you and your grandma. I am so glad that you got to spend some special time with her!
Love your casual chic look :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh that sweater looks so comfy!!! :D
And wow, I am so glad your grandmother made it, it's so hard to lose a grandparent. I lost one of my grandmothers 0 years ago and I still think about her all the time.
I spent Mother's Day with my mommy and other grandma, so it was good :D

Sue said...

looking all lovely!

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely look!
Hope you and mom had fun!


JennaStevie said...

Awww that picture of you and your grandmother is so great, what a touching story. I'm glad she pushed through!!
You look gorgeous, I love this laid back look, so fun and perfect for spring

Alexandra said...

So nice that you got to spend some time with your Grandma and that she's doing better :). And you look drop dead stunning as always! I love these soft green/grey tones on you, so effortlessly chic.

Alexandra xo

this free bird said...

You're so lucky to have your grandma. Mine was Ukrainian and we called her Baba. This sure hits close to home (no pun intended). You guys look so wonderful together. Much love! xo

The doll on fashion said...

That really does look a huggable cardigan, I love anything like that, especially as it's grey!

What a sweet picture of you and your grandmother, I hope you had a lovely time x

The doll on fashion

Libby said...

love that sweater!!!

Sorren said...

I'm so happy that you were able to spend this mother's day with your grandmother, nothing beats time with your family :)

and I can't leave without saying I am in love with that sweater. I have stalked it at my local AA all winter and now I know I will stalk it a little longer. It's perfect.

thekellytang said...

I love that cardigan! And it's so great that you got to spend time with your grandmother! :)

<3 Kelly

Catita said...

comfy sweater are the best!!! I just love this casual look, it brings out your feminine curves and its pretty sexy! You and your grandma are cute, so lucky to have her still!

Jzanotti said...

this is adorable!


Marie a la Mode said...

Thank you all for your nice comments! xoxo

Cee said...

Aw, how wonderful that you got to spend Mother's Day with your grandma - she sounds like a very special lady :) I have only one grandparent left, my 89-year-old grandad, and living far from home, spending time with him, considering we never really know how much more of it there might be, is the thing I miss most.

Love that cardigan - the length is just incredible!

EMA said...

This is such a cute post! And I also love the earthy colors of your outfit, as well as the shoes!


Love your outfit :)

Anonymous said...

AWWW so cute post..almost brought tears to my eyes..I admire older people, so much to learn from their lifes story:)

Anonymous said...

If I could define casual chic, it'd be you ;)

I'm so glad your grandmother is doing well - great picture at the end!

::little projects in style:: said...

you and your babcia look alike! :) and bless her health for many many mothers days to come...

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