Versatile Style by Tracey

A Weekend of Celebration…

Posted on: April 20, 2015

How lucky is it to have your birthday fall on a Sunday, to extend the celebration for the entire weekend?  

It’s been so fun to have my son home from college to join us for the weekend. 

I kept it a secret that he was coming , so when the doorbell rang, I told my birthday guy that he a delivery…

He gasped, and threw open the screen door almost knocking his brother to the ground with his exuberant  hug. 

A perfect start to the Fun! 


I bought this new maxi for the GYPO Spring Style Challenge, to fit the suggestion for a floral skirt. 

The outfit suggestion was a chambray top with the skirt for Sunday,

so I opted for a dressier version here for dinner with 3 of my guys.  

Both the skirt and top are new for the challenge from Burlington Coat Factory. 


I fell in love with this skirt as I saw so many potential ways to style it.

This is probably the dressiest of the batch.

I am sure there will be another pairing in the challenge,

so it won’t be long before I get to play with it again..


I had a wonderful dinner at the birthday child’s choice at Olive Garden, 

followed by a shopping trip to Old Navy, where all three of the guys picked out a few things. 

Can you believe I didn’t even look for me? 

We ended the night out with a stop at Cheesecake Factory for dessert.  

The guys finished the night with a movie on Netflix.  

Dear Readers, I usually write posts Sunday, but my son’s birthday is tomorrow and my son heads back to college and I didn’t want to spare a moment away from them. 


I am grateful for the fabulous Sunny Warm Day! 

I am grateful that my son was able to surprise his brother for his birthday weekend and the joy I have as a mother watching the two of them interact.  

I am grateful that we were able to go bowling Saturday afternoon to get in the third day practice, since next weekend is the first bowling competition. 

I am grateful for the fun we all have together and the laughter.  

I am grateful for the admiring looks we got in Sears as others saw our playfulness and smiled and joined in our joy. 

I am grateful that my daughter called while we were driving in the car, so was a part of our evening. 

I am grateful to a manager of the bowling alley who blessed me with a fabulous ball, with the New England Patriots Logos in the exact weight my son uses to make up for the fact that the other one we ordered wasn’t here on time for the birthday celebration. ( the other one was a higher weight and will be in next week)


5 Responses to "A Weekend of Celebration…"

Very nice skirt…at first I thought it was a dress! Can’t wait to see the other outfits with it! jodie
What a great weekend!

Love your outfit…look forward to the different ways you will style it. Sounds like a great family weekend filled with special memories for the birthday boy 🙂

Thanks, Gina. It was a wonderful time together…so precious for us all..

Very pretty outfit, Tracey. I love the colored necklace with it.

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