Sunday, 15 April 2012

ME AND MY SHADOW

When I was young my Grandma (who is sadly no longer with us) used to sing 'Me and My Shadow', about me and my Grandad - I was definitely Grandaddy's girl, who used to take me out on little jaunts every Saturday morning around relatives houses and to car boot sales.

Well last night was his 80th birthday party, which included a particularly moving speech from the man of honour, a lovely rendition of Coldplay's 'Fix You' on the karaoke, a harmonica version of 'The Road To Hell, and some very silly dancing to an ABBA medley.

It was a great night, which my Grandad seemed to thoroughly enjoy. Here is what I wore...








Nautical Style Jacket - Triple S
Ruffle Dress - Ravi Famous London, from Triple S
Leather Look Leggings - Ebay
Cream Tights worn under leggings, H&M 
Moc Croc Heels, New Look
Silver Envelope Clutch, H&M
Rings and Buckle Bracelet, H&M
Gems Necklace, Punky Pins
Rimmel Nail Varnish in Your Majesty

I thought it might also be nice to share with you my favourite picture of myself and my Grandad, taken at my graduation, way back in 2006 - doesn't he look proud?


Happy Birthday Grandad!

Gems x 

27 comments:

  1. Love the outfit and your hairstyle! I hope your grandpa had a lovely birthday x

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    1. Thanks so much, he had a wonderful time and he deserved it :)

      Gems x

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  2. I love anything stripey and that blazer is lovely! Happy Birthday to your Grandad :) x

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    1. Thank you, I am also a bit of a fiend for stripes, maybe one day I will break the habit :)

      Gems x

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  3. Beautiful outfit, the jacket is gorgeous. I'm glad your Grandad had a nice birthday! <3

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    1. Thank you, the jacket was a bargain £20 find
      He had such a good time, it was wonderful to see :)

      Gems x

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  4. that jacket looks great on you :)

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    1. Thanks Sindy, I have hardly worn it, but think it will end up in regular rotation now :)

      Gems x

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  5. Love that blazer :)
    Suits you with your hair length!
    x x x

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    1. Thanks Pippa,
      Little secret, my hair isn't actually that long - I am wearing some real hair clip in extensions :)

      Gems x

      Fashion, Well Done

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  6. Happy birthday to your grandfather! :)
    I absolutely adore your blazer.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, he had a great day and so did I.
      I'm getting so many compliments on the blazer, I'm definitely going to have to wear it more often :)

      Gems x

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  7. We like the combinations of this outfit!

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  8. I love that silver envelope clutch!! and the nails to match.
    xoxo-
    sabrina
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    1. Thanks Sabrina, I was so lucky to get the clutch half price in the H&M sale - bags, shoes and accessories are always good sales buys I find.

      Gems x

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    1. Thanks Davie and Erica, its so flattering when someone pays you a genuine compliment.
      I will be sure to check out your blog.

      Gems x

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  10. I love what you wore to your grandads birthday, that blazer is SOOOOO nice!!!

    Happy birthday to your grandfather! :)

    Joelyne

    The Sydney Girl

    x

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    1. Thank you Joelyne - the jacket has worked its way into my regular rotation since I have had so many lovely compliments :)

      Gems x

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  11. Great outfit! Hope your grandad had a very happy birthday! :)

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    1. Thank you, he had a superb day sand he deserved it :)

      Gems x

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  12. I am in love with your blazer!! How spooky is this, I have a picture from my graduation day in exactly the same place as your with my parents. Ahh the memories of Northumbria :) xx

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    1. Haha, how weird is that?
      What did you do at Northumbria?

      Gems x

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    2. I did Psychology and by that I mean drinking in lectures.... lol xx

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  13. What a creative look! Well done.

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    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, the blazer was definitely a good buy :)

      Gems x

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