My Girl Turns Twenty Two

Every single day I pinch myself at just how lucky I am to be blessed with such a gorgeous daughter.

I’m not talking about her looks when I say this, it’s Beckie’s inner beauty that I love so much.

She is the kind of person that lights up a room simply by being there. Everyone loves her.

My girl is funny, kind and super-smart…with a side-order of sarcasm – the combination is truly infectious.

I wrote this post a few weeks back, it puts into perspective just why she is the light of my life and my sunshine.

Twenty Two

To celebrate the first twenty one years of her life, we had a party at home – it was a fabulous night. A night where everyone came to show her their love – it was also a night that would be hard to beat, a night when lasting memories were made…Unfortunately the first thought that comes into my mind is how horrendously drunk as a skunk I was – for the record, champagne and shots do not mix!

So when I asked her how she would like to celebrate being twenty two, she had to think long and hard.

Eventually (Taureans are known for procrastinating) she decided on staying in Brisbane to celebrate.

The outfit preparations started weeks ago…

Beckie has been on a roller-coaster of a ride the past few weeks, attending interviews in the city for clerkship positions with prospective Law Firms.

In order for her to turn up looking corporate appropriate, we starting looking for the perfect outfits for her to attend the many drinks receptions she had received invitations for. She also need a sharp suit for the interviews.

Some serious shopping needed to take place.

Luckily Cue came up trumps.

We found her suit and a couple of drop dead gorgeous (but extremely appropriate) dresses from there too. Easy peasy.

On one of our shopping trips, I happened to notice a stunning jumpsuit as we made our way to the fitting room. I insisted she try it on, yes insisted I can be an extremely forceful mother!

It was a wow moment. When I saw her in the jumpsuit I knew she had to have it for her birthday celebrations – she looked incredible.

Saturday

Beckie started the day having breakfast with her besties.

She had brought herself  ( a present from Beckie to Beckie) this new outfit (below) from French Connection…

Well, first she fell in love with the Seed booties  – which meant she needed something to go with them 😉 she is her Mother’s Daughter after-all – We are so alike in our justification.

Plaid, zips and those boots – I approve!

Twenty Two

Beckie Wore: French Connection Check Skirt $99.95 and Batwing Jumper $99.95  and Seed Lola Point Ankle Boots $199.95 (yes, another present from Beckie to Beckie)

Me: I’m wearing these Levi Demi Curve Jeans $139.95 from Just Jeans and this blouse from Witchery

We had arranged to have a family lunch at Beccofino on Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe close to where Beckie lives.

There was seven of us – our little ‘Aussie’ family.

Us 3, our best buddies Ange and Mike, their handsome boy Aaron who brought along his girlfriend Louise.

Pasta seemed like the perfect ‘tummy settler’ for a the BIG night of alcohol that was to come.

A delicious lunch and a  few glasses of Prosecco later and it was time to dash to the hotel for a quick outfit change before catching a cab to Blackbird at Eagle Street Pier- Beckie’s choice for the night.

Blackbird is the newest  uber-trendy place to be seen in Brisbane. It’s in a fabulous position on the river with views of the Story Bridge – which really does make for an amazing backdrop.

Here is what Beckie and I wore:

Twenty Two

Me Left Image: Lace Trim Shift Dress $149.00 Country Road – I’m wearing the medium, which sits just above my knee – the model is very tall!

Beckie Right Image: Strapless Peplum Jumpsuit $345.00 from Cue

I would love to show you a picture of us both standing in all finery – but unfortunately we were too busy enjoying ourselves to even think of snapping the perfect shot!

Beckie looked sensational though. This jumpsuit will stay in her wardrobe for ever. It’s an investment piece that will be perfect for cocktails and other Law things that come her way.

The cute waterfall peplum emphasised her tiny waist to perfection.

Made in Australia out of Japanese Triple Crepe. Classic and timeless.

All evening I was bursting with pride at just how much she is loved. She has a smashing bunch of friends that really think the world of her. Totally gorgeous humans that came to celebrate her turning twenty two. Precious memories.

Twenty Two

Half way through the evening the fireworks started…

Twenty Two

I’m sure Beckie thought I had planned them…

Listen, I wasn’t about to burst her bubble 😉

Do you need an excuse to celebrate?  Do you start your outfit planning early or are you a last minute type of gal?

 

 

Bev,

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