This post is in honor of my stylish mom…
I wanted to do a special Mother’s Day post for my mom, who planted the fashion and style seeds when I was very young. She had a tremendous influence on my sense of style. She taught me the importance of wearing color, caring about how you look, and not being afraid to put yourself out there. Read more…
I used to watch her get dressed when I was little before going out with my dad. They were always going to some event – dinners, costume parties, or just a night out to play Bridge.
I have a recollection of watching her get ready one evening in the 70’s. My childhood memories have faded over time, but the ones I do remember are vivid–maybe it’s because they are all centered around fashion. She was wearing a lame`, blueberry colored hot pants outfit. The outfit had a long, sleeveless duster, and it exposed a little of her belly button. Yes, it was the 70’s!
Until very recently, I had a limited wardrobe when it came to wearing colorful things. I wore mostly neutrals: grey, tan, cream, white and some black. For years she tried to convince me to wear more color, but being the stubborn person I was in those days, I resisted. And then one day, the lights went on and I felt the need to wear more color. I have no idea why, but ever since then I have tried to incorporate more color into my wardrobe and I haven’t looked back.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom and thank you for all that you have taught me.
This is my mother at her 70th birthday party. She looked so beautiful that evening in her blueberry colored dress, matching her gorgeous blue eyes. I’m just realizing, as I write this, that this dress is the exact same color as her 70’s outfit!
This is my mother and her mother. My grandmother was 100 when she passed away a couple of years ago. For all her years, she was the epitome of classy. She always wore color and she always looked beautiful. I miss her.
I hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day.