The one most stylish person I know is my mom, who is up to date, my number one fashion icon. She was the foundation for my love for fashion which started at a very young age. She was that type of mom who’d buy Italian belts a decade before they started to become in style and I love looking at her old photo albums since I always do learn a thing or two from her style which is so effortlessly elegant then and now.
I wore this since I felt like dressing up today.
The weather was gray and rainy.
Thunder was the sound I heard waking up.
I needed a dash of dazzle somewhere and this skirt which i found from my mom’s old clothes in my grandparent’s house did its magic. She wore this skirt back when she was 23 years old…and her waistline was 23 inches as well. She was that beauty pageant modelesque type of mom… and I dare not compete with her in the beauty department because she’d win, no questions asked. It’s funny how elegant and timeless pieces like this remain wearable 30 years later…
I did not do anything to tweak the skirt… it is what it always was… and it’s so beautiful!
The red patent belt with rhinestones was from her collection of vintage belts which she gave to me a year ago and the brooch was from an old boyfriend of hers. She gave me a lot of vintage accessories like these cute trinkets. Ironically, the dad of my friend was my mom’s ex and he happened to give the brooch.
I kept it because it’s a reminder of how close my friend and I came to being sisters!
That old adage, ’Mother knows best" will always hold true for me. I love this outfit and it did indeed push the rainclouds to the other side of the street.
I could totally relate to Rachel Zoe when she said:
" I came right out of my mother’s womb and into her closet. As a young girl, I thought she epitomized GLAMOUR. Everything about her was and is still beautiful… her hair, her jewelry, her shoes. My sister and I would rifle through her things all the time. Some of my fondest memories are of the three of us sprawled out on her bed. We’d spread out boxes, the kind you find at the hardware store to organize nails but are perfect for her endless inventory of jewelry she collected. I was thirteen going on thirty…thanks to my mom’s inspiration. She’s my hero!"