WIW : Mum of a Teen!!

Yes it happened.  It's Master 12's birthday today (Feb 12) and he is now Master 13.  I am the mum of a teenager!!!  Had a great (early) morning opening birthdays gifts and sadly he has to spend his day at school but he went off happy and excited.

Birthday cake is in the oven and I am dressed for another warm day.

It is so hard seeing the Autumn clothing arrive in the stores while we are still have 30+ days.

Today's outfit ,another volume on volume look.

Peggy Silver Tee - Metalicus (part of my Xmas present from DH)
80 cm Jersey Cami - Motto
Grey Silk Skirt - Kondo Tricot
Sandals - Famous Footwear

I am finding I love tonal grey looks almost as much as I like black!! This outfit may be an acquired taste??  

Comments, suggestions for improvement etc very much appreciated.

Thanks so much for looking.
xxx Deborah

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  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    What style! I also love tonal greys. The black bits make it cohesive. I'm drooling. Congratulations to Master 13.

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    ARE YOU KIDDING?  That skirt is TDF!  I love this so much and it is so you!

  • torontogirl replied 4 years ago

    You are the reigning queen of volume!! Has your pared down color palette driven you to master silhouette, do you think?
    Happy birthday to M13!

  • replied 4 years ago

    Love!! Your skirt is amazing!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Master 13!

    Each item of this outfit is AMAZING!

  • gryffin replied 4 years ago

    Totally fab Deborah!!  Congrats on arriving at the teen years!!  The adventure begins......;-)

  • replied 4 years ago

    I"m all for tonal grey - I think it's very sophisticated. But never mind that - THE SKIRT!  Is this a new piece?  

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    Looking Great, congratulations on the teen years! Such fun!

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    I want your skirt! The tonal greys are fab.
    Happy birthday to Master 13(!). I remember when he was Master 8!

  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    Thanks lovelies! The skirt is quite cool:).

    Joy, thank you!

    Thanks AG, I'll be wearing until the seams come apart:)

    Torontogirl, could be. I don't really play with colour so yes I do think I try to express myself through different proportions and textures:)

    Smittie and Rachy thank you x

    Gryffin, thank you! I'll be pm'ing you. Major realisation about last year's pre teen behaviour!!

    Lisa it's not new. I think I have had it about 18 months. I have to be in the mood for it as it looks best with a top with volume:)

    Tracey thank you!

    And Diana thank you x

    Looks like I will have a wealth of teen parenting experience to call on xx

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday to Master 13. It's a fun age. 

    A Modern 1920s look. FUN.  Love your skirt, Debs. It's gorgeous with the trendy lace-up sandals. 

  • replied 4 years ago

    Omg, that skirt! Your styling! This is fab. And congrats to you and Master 13.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic! I especially love the black necklace with the light top. Happy birthday to your son - mine turned 13 last summer and has the mustache to prove it :-0!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mom of a teen!  (I became one last fall, and just had my third child enter the double-digits.  I'm not ready for three kids over 10).

    You look wonderful - I love the tonal grey looks, especially for the hot days.  And you rock them.  I envy your style and the panache you have to carry it off!

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Master 13!!
    YLF Deborah :) 
    I used to have a lot of Kondo Tricot - they are really great quality.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Deborah, you look gorgeous in the tonal grays! The skirt is so amazing--what a great style, and you wear it well. Only because you asked--I might like the grays better without the black layer in between, and showing off more of the skirt. The necklace and sandals would still go nicely, bookending each other.

    Happy birthday to Master13!

  • chirico (Chiara) replied 4 years ago

    That outfit is. SO. COOL!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    We need to see Master 13's outfit.  I love his style.

  • ma replied 4 years ago

    I don't think acquired taste at all...I am a jeans and sneakers girl and I LOVE this! It's so interesting and really flattering on you!

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic pieces, this has got to be one of the most elegant outfits I've seen for a 30 plus day!

  • anne replied 4 years ago

    I really like the outfit Deborah - that skirt is really fabulous.

    Enjoy the birthday, If you can't have a weekend a Friday isn't a bad runner up.

  • Archer replied 4 years ago

    You look fantastic.Think torontogirl has good point? Some boys just keep getting better - when they have good Mums doing their job for the future sisterhood:)

  • JeanIsFab replied 4 years ago

    I just wore something yesterday that was influenced by your post.  I love it.  I have been a long time lurker but just started an account!

  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    Welcome Jeanusfab:). Hope we get to see your outfits xx

  • Helen11 replied 4 years ago

    I love how you wear volume on volume. That skirt is amazing !
    Happy birthday to Master 13 (and congratulations to his mum and dad)

  • shedev replied 4 years ago

    I love this tonal grey look.

  • Laurie replied 4 years ago

    You have such a signature style, and I love this outfit. I happen to like the black making a horizontal line under the asymetrical top and over the voluminous skirt.  I think it works well!
    I have boys, and the teen years were not too bad.   Older son is 21 in 3 weeks, and younger is 17, so I think we've weathered the worst of adolescence. I wouldn't change a thing and I would have every day all over again.    Hope Master 13 has a wonderful day/year!

  • Sal replied 4 years ago

    Happy belated Birthday! My older son is 13 and turns 14 soon!! So far all is going smoothly.

    I love the look- fab skirt and sandals. I would also be interested to see it without the black layer- I like it a lot as is too though.

  • Lyn D. replied 4 years ago

    That skirt is a stunner every time you wear it!
    Big Happy Birthday to DS :)

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    Oh my, this outfit! So incredible. That skirt is a work of art.

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Very cool. Happy teenage years!

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