Happy Birthday Jean!

jean-at-4My daughter jeanofalltrades began her style blog in January 2011 and by the end of the year, I joined the club. When I started my blogging journey three years ago, I made a video for her birthday (and to celebrate her first year of blogging) of Jean’s outfits that she had posted on her blog. Since then, I make one every year using photos of the year from her blog.

Before Jean could dress herself, she was a little fashionista; she wanted to choose her clothes every morning and I let her, even though they didn’t always match (she never did liked matchy-matchy). She started the pattern mixing trend and has perfected it.

I bought us matching outfits (which my mom used to do with me) and I loved it. Jean didn’t seem to mind at the time, but now she only lets me dress like her as a favour to me for a photo. This one was taken the last time we were together in New York City, August 2014. We still buy some of the same clothes! Jean has great taste! 😉

IMG_6674As a teenager, she always walked out the door in style from top to toe and I wanted to take photos of her in all her fashionable outfits (which annoyed her). She changed her hairstyle like women change shoes: everything from rat-tails and bouncy afros to long, straight blonde hair and short, sassy red hair.

 Jean’s December postjeanNow it’s a birthday tradition to make a video. Happy Birthday Jean! Keep on blogging!

♥ mom

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17 Responses to Happy Birthday Jean!

  1. ivanev says:

    What a beautiful birthday tribute you did for Jean, as a mom I think she is always in your thoughts and heart, love the video and the calendar that you did of her looking wonderful in any of her original outfits. Happy birthday Jean my best wish for your day full of love, faith and health !

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  2. Bob says:

    Three generations of fashionistas.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Bob! I guess it runs in the family, although my mom was much more elegant than I am, a real 60s style Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. Jean is also more fashionable than I am but I try to keep up, it’s not easy having a fashionable mom and a stylish daughter to compete with LOL 😉

      ❤ carmen


  3. So sweet, CArmen! Happy birthday to Jean, and congratulations to both of you on your successful blogs!

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  4. Ralph says:

    Happy Birthday Jean ! ❤

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  5. Reblogged this on jeanofalltrades and commented:
    My mom made me a wonderful birthday tribute: a blog post and slideshow of my 2014 outfits. How sweet!

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  6. Awwwww wishing Jean all the best – she’s so blessed to have a mom like you Carmen!!! Wishing you the best of the holidays!!!


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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much dear Rebecca! And I’m blessed to have her too!!
      May your days be merry and bright!
      But it’s unlikely you’ll have a white Christmas 😉

      ❤ carmen


  7. j-m says:

    Happy Birthday Jean! It is lovely to have a mother who loves you so, so sweet and sensitive. “De tal palo tal astilla” they say in Spain. Like father like son, it is said in English. Your mother inherited his style of your grandmother, the initiator of the fashionista line, and you’re lucky enough to have as a mother to this woman so wonderful in every way. Take care much for her is the best gift you can have. A lovely post, congratulations Carmen, to have a daughter like Jean.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear JM! It helps to have a fashionable mother and my mother was a stylish lady, always chic and elegant. I learned so much from her, but Jean has also influenced me!

      Have a happy day!

      ❤ carmen


  8. dan says:

    First of all … Happy Birthday to Jean! You are a sweet mother, Carmen and the idea to dedicate a post to your daughter is very nice… two wonderful girls and a big love to share….

    I thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! Both me and mr. Bangio are feeling better now…

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  9. utesmile says:

    Happy birthday to Jean. What a great video, what a nice tradition!

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