I’m a wall flower

I certainly wasn’t a wall flower last night for New Year’s Eve! We danced and celebrated! As some of you may know, I teach dance and lead Ceili-style dances, fun dances from Ireland and Scotland, but also from other countries.

Red is a festive and cheerful colour that I love wearing at Christmas. Black is elegant and dramatic, my traditional choice for New Year’s Eve.

Both remind me of my mom. She had a gorgeous 1950’s red velvet, fit ‘n flare dress (and had one made for me when I was 8 years old). I enjoyed being her mini-me.

My mom also had a black velvet three-piece dress – 2 tops (one sleeveless and the other long sleeves) and a matching pencil skirt – that she wore with black lace tights. She looked like she was ready to walk on the red carpet like a movie star or a model on a catwalk.

My mom made a big impression on me as a child and I loved playing dressups with some her old clothes and high heels. Those were happy days that influenced my appreciation for style. These memories still bring a smile to my heart when I think about them.

The end of a year is a time I look back at happy memories and thank God for His goodness and mercy. As a New Year begins, I look forward to new adventures and surprises.

Wishing you a year filled with blessings!

It’s a wonderful life!

About carmen

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18 Responses to I’m a wall flower

  1. Pingback: I’m a wall flower — fashion with compassion | By the Mighty Mumford

  2. josep-maria says:

    Please look more attractive, this dress is beautiful and of course you make it wonderful. I love the flowers on your dress and on your beautiful legs. Who can bloom more beautifully than you?


  3. Ashley says:

    What a fun pair of hose to really add some pizazz to this already lovely dress! The slit is just perfect for showing ’em off!

    I’ve got a new post up and I hope you’ll stop by!


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  4. muchas gracias carmen (carmen de flores) and happy new year to you too

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  5. I could never picture you as a wallflower Carmen !! You are so correct with the black and red colors. Both those dresses are gorgeous and what an inspiration your Mom was to you. Playing dress up as a kid was the best ! It was a wonderful year following your lovely blog posts Carmen! They are always inspiring and uplifting. Wishing you many blessings also this year, best wishes, Terri xo.

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  6. Louis says:

    Thank you very much Carmen. Best wishes to you and all those who are dear to you. Kisses.

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  7. Jodie says:

    I love this definition of wall flower Carmen, and those hose are amazing,

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  8. cindy knoke says:

    Happy New Year Carmen! 3️⃣1️⃣🕛1️⃣

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  9. Happy New Year Carmen!
    Well done, you look fantastic! As it appears, the secret is dance.
    I agree, we all need our life to be blessed and wonderful.
    All the best to you and yours!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks ever so much Inese! Dancing is definitely one of my secrets! Good for the body, soul and spirit! I will be learning some Latvian dances to add to my repertoire this year! 💃



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