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Headscarf Loving and Happy Mothers Day

Bad hair day? Not a problem, I just add a multicolored scarf to the outfit and voila I am doing my own thing with my head held high.

So I woke up this morning to home made breakfast in bed, nothing fancy, just oats cooked by Dada under 7 year old's strict supervision.  

The conversation in the kitchen I am told went a bit like this: Are you using that pot? Yes, why? That's not the one Mama uses for oats, I'll get you the right one.  Now don't add a lot of sugar, you know Mama doesn't like too much unhealthy stuff and make sure you cook enough so I can have some too okay???? It felt great that I didn't have to anything today.  

Now, 21 year old who is over at his cousin's at the moment, calls at 1:45pm to wish me Happy Mothers day, and being the good mum that I am, rubbed it in about my breakfast and how he was so late with his wish. It's mothers day after all and I had to make someone feel guilty in my not so subtle way.  hahaha.
I don't know about you, but some days I wake up and I have an outfit in my head and no matter what it takes, I will wear it.  Today was no different, I just wanted to wear this dress and even though it was a bit cold, I thought, it would be fine with the leggings but I stepped outside and o my gosh, I was so cold I had to cover it up with the trench coat.  It turned out well and the weather was all nice and warm after service.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Portmans
Trench Coat: Design Studio
Scarf: Suzanne Grae
Shoes: Wittner
Leggings: Jeanswest
Purse: Fossil
Necklace and Earrings: Lovisa
Sunnies: Prada

Here is a one of the boys and I taken in May last year. 7 wasn't happy that 21 wasn't behaving himself.  lol
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  1. Elsie I love turbans and headscarves! I can't tell you how much I love this look! Would you mind showing how big a scarf should be to style it like that and maybe do a tutorial? I would love that!
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

    1. Coco darling, I will try and do a tutorial soon, just for you. :). Thanks


  2. I love this look Elsie, so colourful and although its annoying to have to wear a coat when you think it's going to be warm the coat looks great too.
    That photo of you and your boys is fabulous. Mother's Day here in the UK is in March so long gone. The kitchen dialogue made me laugh, I know similar conversations have taken place in my kitchen. . .!

  3. I love your headwrap and your whole look is cute. Happy Mother's Day!!!

    Saving Everyday With Sonya K

  4. OOOO Elsie, this is a fantastic mix - gorgeous, colorful, funky, and you look a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I think it's my the most favorite look on you, and especially with the turban. You are such a beauty!

    Happy Mother's Day, dear friend! :)

  5. I think it is so sweet that your kids made you breakfast in bed, and that part about the conversation in the kitchen had me laughing! It sounded like a young me! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your mothers day.

    I love your outfit, the shoes, the dress, the head wrap, everything. So colorful and so chic!

  6. Awww....I love the convo that went on in the kitchen - so funny and yet so sweet. Regarding the look, mami you look smashing. I love everything about it. You nailed it and happy mothers day to you!! :-)


  7. Looool at guilty hint dropping Elsie. You're just like my mother, haha! Your outfit looks fab. I really love the headscarf. I second Coco's comment, can we please have a heascarf tutorial on your blog please? That'd be amazing :) Happy Mother's Day. (In England ours was in March) xx

  8. Lovely dress and the tights are just right for the headscarf not to mention those super cool sunglasses. You look like a very Hip Mom! Enjoy it all my dear and Happy Mothers Eve!

  9. What a beautiful family photograph! love the way you rock a headscarf, so elegant! xxx

  10. You have great boys Elsie appearance and character! Your outfit today is brilliant. The scarf, the colors, the dress, the shoes and the headscarf. My favorite so far!

  11. That outfit is fantastic! I don't blame you for being determined to wear it. I love the turban and wish I could wear one but I have a weird head shape and very slippery hair so everything slips off. I really like the look of that dress with the leggings but I'm glad you were able to take off the trench coat later!

  12. A++++++++ loveeee!


  13. Handsome fellows! And I'm just knocked out by your wonderful outfit. It just doesn't get any more beautiful. I can't imagine how it could be better. Good for you.

  14. So glad to find you!! I'm currently blogging periodically, and I don't have much time to surf, but I love your look and your style/energy!!! Instagram is currently working for me because it's like a mini-blog! If you're on IG, please come say hello @drossintogold. I'd love to follow you if you're on it. Otherwise, I'm bookmarking your blog and will try to stop by when I can. You look lovely!!!!! XXOO

    1. Thank so much Jean for visiting. Much appreciated!!


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