My 100th post – Dressing with Dignity

mom 1Having a fashionable mother had a significant influence on me. As a child, I remember admiring her and imitating her. I was very proud of my mom. She would always dress with style and dignity.

My mom had a lovely wardrobe. (I spent hours playing dress-ups with clothes she no longer wore.) Depending on the occasion; she wore casual clothes, beautiful skirts and dresses, tailor-made suits, elegant evening outfits, party dresses – always looking gorgeous like a movie star!

mom 2

My mom would never leave the house with her hair in curlers, as some housewives did during the 60s when they went to the supermarket. Being a hairdresser, every hair was always in place.

In those days we only had one bathroom and my mom got priority. By the time I was a teenager, it was a good thing we moved into a house with two bathrooms. Every woman needs her own bathroom–don’t you agree?

Some people pay more attention on decorating their homes than on their wardrobes. They take better care of their cars than their bodies.

mom 3I believe if you take the time to dress well and look your best,  you will feel better and be your best. How we look after ourselves is a reflection of our personalities, what we think of ourselves and the value we place on our lives.

My mom was born on August 9, 1926. This post is in memory of her. A remarkable woman and my favourite mother! There will be no huge world-wide celebrations and no Google doodle to commemorate her birthday, but for me, she is my hero!

My one and only mom!!


About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.
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15 Responses to My 100th post – Dressing with Dignity

  1. Bob says:

    Congratulations on your 100th blog post and your 100 followers. I have enjoyed reading many of your blogs…for some time I have tried to read all of them.
    Enjoy your time in NYC.


  2. Wonderful post! I miss Oma too. She was a style influence on me as well. This post is a great way to honor her memory and keep it alive.

    Congrats on 100 posts!


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Jean! She certainly was an inspiration for both of us!! I found some more photos I’ll keep for future posts. I’m still hoping to find one of Oma wearing her DVF dress!

      It was fun on the High Line taking pics of the DVF flagship store today! ❤


  3. Ileana Trofin says:

    Your mother was a distinguished and beautiful lady and you, dear Carmen – are a loving and proud daughter! Women like you make the world a little bit better.
    I became a fan of your blog. Good job! Happy anniversary at your 100th post!
    See you soon at the dance class, my good teacher.


    • carmen says:

      Thank you for your kind words that warm my heart, Ileana!! You are such a sweetheart! Your smile brightens up the room when we dance!!

      Come dance with me!!

      ❤ carmen


  4. Congrats on your 100th post – what an accomplishment!! And what a nice post in honor of your mom. Celeste 🙂


    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much, Celeste!

      I appreciate your loving words! Back in June, I planned to make my 100th post for my mom’s birthday.

      I’m looking forward to holidays with Jean in NYC.

      I’ll write from NY,

      ❤ carmen


  5. Maggie says:

    Love the pictures of your Mother, she was a real fashionable lady.


  6. Congatulations on your 100th post! and nothing is more appropriete than writing about mothers. Yours looks very elegant indeed!


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Sara!

      Your kind words mean a lot to me, especially on this day, I’m missing my mom! I tried to time it (back in June) so I could do my hundredth post on my mom’s birthday!

      It will be two years in November since I started my blog, so it shows I don’t post as often as many do. Quite frankly, I don’t know how bloggers find the time to post every single day, plus respond to every comment and comment on all the other bloggers posts!! They are either fast or have lots of spare time! 😉 I have neither. Although, I have a good life, my days are filled; I teach several dance classes a day (4 days a week and 5 in the fall), grandchildren to spend time with, company, outings and trips, animal rights activist work to do – plus laundry and housework!! WHEW!! Thank God I’m healthy!!!

      However, blogging is fun, perhaps frivolous re: fashion, but it’s a creative outlet and somehow therapeutic. It takes us around the world while we sit at our computers and brings us in contact with some very special people we would otherwise never meet!

      It’s a beautiful life and I’m glad you are enjoying it, too!!!

      ❤ carmen


  7. Iva says:

    your sense of style is admirable 🙂 My mom was never a style inspiration to me – just the opposite, which is important in its own way 🙂


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Iva!

      You mean you learned how to dress better!! Take good care of yourself and your little ones!! They have a stylish mom they can be proud of!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Life is precious – life is good!!

      ❤ carmen


  8. josepmbadia says:

    What a beautiful post, Carmen. I’m excited. My mother was born in 1926 and, as you know, was a dressmaker and concerned about fashion and beauty. That great women our mothers. Her style and her personality has made us know. Sincerely, Carmen.


    • carmen says:

      How wonderful!! We have much in common! Our fashionable mothers were born in 1926, you and I were born in February and share a passion for fashion!!

      Have a wonderful weekend, mi amigo!!
      Pura vida!!

      ❤ carmen

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