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Mamma Mia


Hey everyone,

Something a wee bit different on the blog, today...

 
Italian Catholic Mother and Papi B.


I frequently mention the Italian family on my mother's side - specifically my own 'Italian Catholic Mother' (who Claire described as "surely the only mum with a Hashtag").
If you follow me on Twitter you'll know she's one of those people who is absolutely hilarious without really realising it.

Some of my favourite quips and one-liners in recent times include:

When we had the recent minus zero weather, somebody draw a plallus on her iced-up window and her reaction was "I can't be certain, but I'm sure it had a face." 
She has narrowed the suspects down to the school kids who walk past our house or "that fella with the dog who knows I don't like it."

(When we loaned a National Trust card from our neighbour she was straight on the internet looking for free excursions...)
I.C.M: Oooh we could visit Hogarth's house!
PAPI B: He's an 18th century artist, why would you be interested in that?
I.C.M: Oh, I thought it was something to do with Harry Potter...

(When we were watching a trashy tv show about young people going out and getting wasted...)
ME: It's like "Sodom and Gommorah."
I.C.M: Didn't Sodom fight Goliath?

I.C.M: Aren't you going to be bored with all these books?
ME: Reading is the most fulfilling thing you can do. How can you possibly think it's boring?
I.C.M: The only book I've ever read is Shane Richie's autobiography.

Oh, I'm going to be in trouble for those.
I'm frequently warned about "posting the stupid things I say on the internet."
Sorry, mama!


However, the real point of this post is I've been looking through some old photos and absolutely love my mam's outfits.

Being a child of the 90s, I mostly remember her wearing sweatshirts, baggy nautical tops and strirrup pants.
But looking at earlier photos from the late 1970s/1980s she is wearing very sructured, classic peices - and I just had to share some of my favourites.








I've been meaning to do this post for a while, but seeing how it's coming up to Mother's Day I thought it was pretty appropriate.

Have any of you guys ever been influenced or inspired style-wise by a family member?
Do let me know in the comments below!



Muchos love,
MessyCarla.


DISCLAIMER: This post is in partnership with Find-Me-A-Gift.co.uk which is a great website for unique Mother's Day gifts. I received no money from writing this post - however in return they are sending Italian Catholic Mother a present. (How nice?!)
As ever- all words and opinions are my own!


10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous old photos of your mother! I have always loved the wisdom of I.C.M. This has definitely made me want o dig up old family photos :)

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  2. Ah thanks for posting those quotes from your mum. They made me chuckle!! - x -

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  3. Such a lovely post and how great is it that a lot of the styling is back in fashion!

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  4. How beautiful is I.C.M?? Very stylish lady. My mum isn't always adventurous with styles and fashions but she has perfect skin and hair from years of staying 'au naturel' - very little make up, only recently started to dye her hair and never puts a hairdryer or straightner to her head. Infact her only little treat is her eyebrow threading. Lovely post Carla. xXx

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  5. I think I need to pop to America to get a salted caramel frap. My friends got a candle and the smell is to die for. Loved the video blog :) Cardiffornia gurl X

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  6. Your Mum had style! I think I got some of my fashion from my older sister, though my Mum and I share similar taste these days.

    My ex-mother-in-law would come out with the most amusing & craziest things, i'd often think I needed to start writing them down into a book!

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  7. aaw what a lovely post, you mum sounds like a right hoot! My mum hasn't inspired my clothing at all, in fatc I still act like a teenager and wear things that she hates. She really hates it when I wear bright pink lipstick so I do it even more ;) haha xx

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  8. awww thats such a lovely idea, esspecially now its near mother's day. Your mum sounds actually hilarious. Love the harry potter one :)
    My mum is like that, i really should start putting them together for her to look at when she's older...
    She once re-inacted a snails death in our living room, so you see my point.
    I really love my mums old clothes, i actually have claimed a few for myself, just because :D

    I love your blog xx

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  9. I love your mum's green dress and the last one. Mums always say the funniest things :) xx

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  10. Your mum is awesome! My mum always looks amazing but I HATED her dodgy perm in the 80s!

    Maria xxx

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