Today I am sharing a special Mother’s Day edition of the One Trend, Two Generations series I have been doing with my stepdaughter, Tori, for the last few years.
I am a stepmother to her and her two older siblings, Kayla and Ryan. All three are now in their twenties. I have been in their lives since Tori was 4-years-old. How time flies!
They have always sweetly acknowledged me on Mother’s Day as one of their parents and this Mother’s Day is no different. We are celebrating today, Saturday, so that they could be with their mother on Sunday, as they should be.
Tori and I were planning on another One Trend, Two Generations post featuring off-the-shoulder tops and thought Mother’s Day weekend would be the ideal time for this kind of post!
Tori happened to be housesitting for our friends, Michelle and Bill, who live in an absolutely darling house in Sonoma. They have two cute little black poodles – Murphy and Finnegan – who got along surprisingly well with my Yorkies, Daisy and Coco.
We had a great time playing catch, taking photos, swinging on the porch swing, laying in the hammock, riding around on Michelle’s cute bike and just enjoying their charming Wine Country home.
Tori and I had our outfits planned out until Tori, who had just washed and dried her off-the-shoulder dress by Band of Gypsies, discovered it shrank so much in the length, she couldn’t wear it anymore.
So I had her wear my off-the-shoulder top that I just got at Gap and I wore her dress as a top.
It all worked out in the end but we’re both sad the dress shrank because it was so adorable on her. My Gap top looked pretty darn cute on her too!
Kayla, Tori’s older sister, just happened to be wearing blue as well when she came over for a visit. Although it looks like we planned that, we real didn’t!
I love the off-the-shoulder trend. I think it’s a great way to add a bit of sexiness to your look – no matter what your generation – without showing too much skin.
The only down side for me is having to wear a strapless bra. I really don’t think there is such a thing as a comfortable strapless bra. That might be an oxymoron. I can only wear this trend as long as I can stand the discomfort!
I am very fortunate, not having kids of my own, to have three wonderful stepkids. I am proud and grateful I was able to have a small hand in raising these now adults and am happy to call them special friends.
If you are celebrating this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
And Happy Mother’s Day to my own mother. Many miles separate us but we are together in spirit.
Didn’t catch the live online Stella Carakasi webcast last Tuesday night?
You can see it in its entirety here!
Make it a rich day!