Very few of us are lucky enough to inherit a fashion sense from anyone, let alone our mothers. I am even more lucky than most to have inherited a fashion sense from both my mother and her mother, my grandmother.
Growing up I can remember sitting in my mom’s enormous walk-in closet, just staring at her clothes. I would try on her silk shirts, her beaded dresses and her heels. I can remember she would keep her really good shoes in a tall, cardboard, floral printed stack of drawers. Sounds bizarre right? Ok, I’ll admit I have no idea where she got that thing and why it was cardboard, let alone floral printed, but she kept her nicest shoes in it. Or at least, I thought they were her nicest shoes.
My mom appreciates fashion almost as much as I do…not quite as much…but almost as much. She loves to shop and thinks nothing of “running” to the mall and spending countless hundreds of dollars on clothes for herself, me, and my kids! In the recent years, she’s gotten a bit quirky about what she wears, for example turtlenecks “choke” her, but overall, she’s maintained her sense of fashion and style.
I can remember going to neighbors’ houses, family members’ houses and even friends’ houses and as soon as I’d get there, I’d ask the lady of the house if I could see her closet….to try on her shoes and look at her clothes of course. As a teenager, when those people would remind me of that childhood memory I was majorly embarrassed. But now, I’m sort of proud. Fashion and style have always made me excited, happy and inspired.
This picture of my mother is dated 1975. It’s one of my favorite pictures of her. I think this outfit is amazing. Who unloads groceries in a beret? My mom of course. She looks fabulous. I can remember staring at this picture as a child and still do, to this day. I love everything, from the plaid shirt, to the mid length skirt, to the way she styled the entire outfit with the brown leather belt and the beret. It’s brilliant and beautiful….just like my mom.
On to another of my most favorite pictures of my mother. Do I even need to go on? I mean, the romper is adorable but how about the way she looks in it? Perfection! And notice her Kork-Ease! Chic and comfortable. Kork-Ease made their way back a year or two ago. And while, they’re a bit pricy they are a super cute and comfortable wedge. She’s such a fan that she bought another pair last year.
And here…just hanging out with the girls, most likely cooking (another thing she is amazing at) she rocks a one shoulder tee. She makes me look lazy, as I typically don’t wear something that requires a strapless bra when cooking in with the girls.
So, like I said, I inherited my fashion sense from both my mother and my grandmother. She’s a another story for another day. Stay tuned…..