I survived the mother-daughter weekend!

I had a mother-daughter weekend in the DC area. A cousin got married and Mom asked me to be her date. Dad is doing pretty well, but his health ups and downs mean he’s less likely to enjoy all of the standing around a wedding reception can entail, or a four-hour car ride.

I was [mostly] happy to step in, for the chance to see relatives and to try to see old friends in DC, time permitting.

And to see my mother too, yes. So long as she didn’t comment on my weight, hairstyle, lack of boyfriend and/or failure to visit.

The wedding was lovely.


And the trip was a success because Mom and I didn’t kill each other.

We also went shopping. It was her pre-birthday treat to me.

I got this dress.

And some Cole Haan booties. (these, specifically)

One thing I tried on was close-to-awesome, but ultimately not right for me. But you should totally buy this BCBG Victorya jumpsuit.


I have a weird waist (seriously, the shortest waist to hip measurement) so the jumpsuit gave me an unfortunate FUPA. Mom didn’t see it but my fussing made her say “don’t buy it.”

Amazon has deals on some additional BCBG jumpsuits here.

How was your weekend?

Somewhat related, I love the pic of my mom in this post.

8 thoughts on “I survived the mother-daughter weekend!

  1. joeyfullystated

    I cannot wear jumpsuits, which I believe has to do with the fact that they’re made for tall, slender women who have lower waists than I do, which is why I’m astonished that the pantsuit didn’t work out for you!
    My waist to hip is LONG, like I’m all, “when are the high-waisted mom jeans comin back?” πŸ˜‰

      1. joeyfullystated

        I hunted for jeans yesterday. Most of them have zippers shorter than my pinkie! I got one pair, Calvin Klein, dark, yummy. (I wanted to buy three pair, but you know…)

  2. BerLinda

    Love that dress! Gorgeous! I’ve never tried on a jumpsuit but I think they’re designed for tall, willowy women which rules me out πŸ˜‰ Glad you survived!

  3. Carolyn

    We survived our mother-daughter weekend two weeks ago – not sure which provides more eye-rolling and comic relief – being the mother or the daughter. But I got to take my lives-all-the-way-across-the-country sweet pea shopping and buy her things that look so cute on someone 5’7″ who wears a size zero. I hate her.


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