New Beginnings


I have recently added a new piece to my wardrobe
that I can foresee will be with me for years and years.
It is a crepe silk kimono from the thirties.


It is a piece
that I have been searching years for …


One with a cream base
stunning artistry
and 
one in my size!

When I spotted this in a vintage market 
in Old Town Orange
I was absolutely smitten
especially when my husband
bought it for me as 
an anniversary present!

Increasing my love for the kimono
even more
as it will always be a reminder of our time together.


I decided to style it casually
for it's first time out.

I paired it with wide legged linen pants
a Rachel Zoe ribbon weave sweater
Tamera Beardsley Design accessories
and
finished it off with a turban.


I was ever so happy with the outcome
a perfectly easy look
finished off 
with an art as clothing kimono!

I wanted an easy look this weekend
because there was much 
exciting energy here this weekend
as 
Jeff and I knew something big was going to be happening!


This happened Saturday afternoon!
My daughter is officially engaged to her own
Prince Charming!

Elliot was able to completely surprise my girl 
with the sweetest proposal ever!
After asking for her hand 
in the best was possible the day before
he had arranged  for the two of them
to go to the park
to help out a friend who needed some models
for her couples photography portfolio.

After taking pictures for quite a while
they were instructed to walk up a hill for more pictures.
There a perfect picnic was set
and 
the big question was asked!

This momma's  heart is so happy
that her girl
has found her one true love.
And
 a phenomenal man he is!


So our family will be expanding
in a most beautiful way!
Elliot welcome to the family!
We couldn't be prouder for you to join us!

Now
let the planning begin!


As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life





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29 comments:

  1. Ah, such happiness!! Congratulations to the newly engaged couple and to your whole family! Your kimono is stunning, a truly one-of-a-kind piece. It suits you and your style beautifully.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan … for your very kind words!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  2. Congratulations, Tamera! Such a joyous occasion and I loved how Elliot handled things with the photographer...very creative! As is your kimono...it is so you, stylish, stunning, and unique...I am so glad your husband gifted it for a special memory.

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    1. Thank you very much Pam … for your appreciative words!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  3. wow how beautiful , both kimono (amazing first photo shot) and the engagement !!

    Isn't life beautiful at times ?

    Big kiss from Scotland

    India | http://www.seethesparkle.com/

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    1. Yes my dear … you are quite right … life can be truly beautiful at times! I love how you remind us all … to see and appreciate the sparkle!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  4. What a wonderful post this is, Tamera. Your kimono is beautiful and I really love how you styled it.
    Now about the proposal? So so sweet, so much love. I know how happy you guys are. xx's

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    1. Thank you my dearest Marsha! Yes, we are quite happy here with the newest chapter in our family! These two have been together for four years now … since the very first day of University …They have been through thick and thin and have melded into such a strong mature couple! They both inspire me on so many levels.

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  5. Oh fun fun fun and exciting...every day is a beautiful gift!

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    1. Catherine … you are so right! I am trying to stay in the moment … and enjoy the gift of the every day! Thank you so for stopping by my dear!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  6. How exciting! Congratulations to you all!

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  7. Congratulations my friend! And your tunic is stunning :)

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  8. Tamera!
    I am always high on sentiment and beauty...("mission perfect") ...when I leave you.
    You are stunning wrapped in your anniversary keepsake kimono!
    Wishing Ellis and Elliot the best of life blessings!
    ~Lynne
    withLove!


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    1. Thank you Lynne … your words are always gifts to my soul!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  9. Best for the newly engaged couple.The kimono is so beautiful and you show it with the perfect background.

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  10. Yippeeee!!!!! Congratulations to all!!!!

    The kimono is a heavenly find Tamera! I've been on the lookout for a treasure like this since swooning over your pink one! No luck yet, but half the fun is in the search! Your styling is brilliant, as always. You've really allowed the kimono to take center stage...and the backdrop in the first photo is priceless!

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  11. I don't even know where to start. The proposal or the kimono. I guess the proposal - how sweet and romantic. I'm so happy for your daughter and her fiancé. Congratulations to all. And, to have the moment photographed is truly special!
    But, I must say how fabulous the kimono is. I am a big vintage person and that is quite a find! Gorgeous...

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  12. HERE I AM!Been away and google wouldNOT let me comment over there in FRANCE!
    WOW WOW WOW........all of the NEWS and the GORGEOUS new coat!Good thing YOU found it first or it would be MINE!The setting for the photo shoot is MAGICAL.........and the setting for the proposal was TOO!HAPPY DAYS ahead........I canNOT wait for the photos.......what will YOU wear as the MAMA of the bride??Turban...HAT.......TIARA...........don't tell us!Let us just FEAST UPON the whole CELEBRATION!!!!How WONDERFUL for all involved!XOXOXO

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  13. Congrats to your cute daughter on her engagement! I wrote wedding magazine articles for years--lots of resource articles are still on my website/blog if you want to take a look. But I'm sure with your styling and creative talent, you will come up with fab ideas of your own! Gorgeous kimono!

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  14. What an exceptional proposal! Congratulations to the happy couple and may they be blessed with many years of love, happiness and great memories. Now about that kimono.... simply to.die.for. Stunning, exquisite and you look divinely fabulous wearing it. I am inspired to dig out mine and see how I can incorporate it into my wardrobe.

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  15. Congratulations to the young couple! What a happy day. And you, looking gorgeous in your kimono. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

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  16. I know I've already sent my heartfelt congratulations but I finally have time to sit down and respond to this post on the every glamorous attire. Seriously . . . it took my breath away. I believe Tori saw it first and immediately called to ask if I had seen your amazing outfit. You are one glamorous, beautiful woman and what an incredible scenery you chose for the photos.

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  17. Congratulations to your daughter and her guy. Such a sweet picture of the two of them.

    Love love love your kimono. Just stunning.

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  18. Everything is so beautiful about this post. Your story, your kimono and (in my opinion) shot at the most beautiful mission in California. Capistrano, right?

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  19. <3 the kimono and the post is lovely as always.

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