Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ahead of the Pack

Though my grandmother passed away several years ago, her timelessness continues to inspire me. These travel photos are proof that it pays to rethink those frumpy duds when packing. Nazie looks like a million bucks on that ski lift, and I love that she was sure to bring her purse along for the ride!

27 comments:

Christy said...

She was one stylish lady - easy to see that great taste runs deep in your family! Thanks for sharing these photos - hope you're having a good summer!

Vanessa said...

So now we know where you get your style! You look like her in the second picture :-)

The Lil Bee said...

Something about her reminds me of my gram! Maybe it's the curly hair and perfectly matched accessories? Whatever it is, I can tell your Nazie was pretty damn fabulous.

Meg said...

She's gorgeous!!! How sweet! I love these photos! That ski lift looks really scary though! :)

Marge said...

Very chic and stylish indeed. The ski lift is impressive on two points... 1) She looks fab. 2) I am nowhere near brave enough to ride up a mountain on a lift looking like that! So teeny!

Texan Couture said...

She is gorgeous! I love the ski lift photo!!

Stephanie said...

THese are wonderful. What a gorgeous lady.

tiffany said...

These are awesome! I agree that it's good to pack some nicer things when traveling. For our trip to France, I tried to bring some of my better-liked cuter clothes. It makes the photos a lot better!

cjh said...

That's so true. Since I travel so often for work I tend to go more casual when traveling for fun. I did make sure to pack cute cold-weather gear when we were in DC in December. I'll have to keep this in mind, though.

And your grandmother looks fantastic in every picture. I agree with Meg, though--the ski lift looks scary!

cindy : quaint said...

oh wow, she is such a smart dresser. i love the ski lift photo and the way she is holding her bag is perfectly adorable. so queen elizabeth.

Joyce said...

I love her style. Very neat photos to have Courtney. I can see where you get your flare for fashion. xoxo

TheBeautyFile said...

Wow...She looked totally glamorous & stunning! Looks like she must have been a trend setter...must run in the fam!

Sarah said...

No I see where you got your style! I sure love how people got dressed up back then and definitely wish people would do it now!

Vivi said...

She also shows that pearls are perfect for any occassion!

Melissa said...

Aw, she's beautiful! And what style!

Frau said...

I love old photos when men and women dressed up to leave their house.

prettydresses said...

I love them all. No wonder they had to travel with trunks!

LouDuk said...

It is amazing that you have these old photographs. They really are family treasures.

Kara said...

No kidding, Court. They just don't make them like they used to! I ALWAYS admire my old family pictures - the women had such pride in their appearance.
xx
Kara

Moomby said...

great photographs! thanks for sharing!

Denise M said...

Wow Courtney! I never realized how much you look like her. I miss her so much. Grampa too! What a card.

Susie said...

That's so neat you have so many photos of her. I wish I had stuff like this of my ancestors!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

These definitely look like dresses I'd love now. Who knew she was so ahead of her time??

kid collective said...

I love this generation. I have photos of my grandmother in her finest. They are inspiring and make me wish our generation was less casual. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Your grandma was one hot ticket!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

These pictures are amazing! How special...they must be one of your prized possessions.

Well, style clearly runs in your family!

Courtney said...

You have the most amazing collection of old family photos! And I can see that obviously great style runs in your blood!