I have an amazing relationship with my mom and I feel so fortunate for that. When we're together, which isn't often, we love to spend a day shopping till we drop or get a beer, whichever happens first. Together we do loads of retail damage, but my mom also has a crazy knack for picking out cool pieces for me even when I'm not around. We have similar taste, but sometimes she buys me things outside my comfort zone. My mom is continually responsible for colors, patterns and cuts I've never tried before, and I love that! Here are a few outfits built around pieces I got from my momma.
This fun beaded necklace was in my Christmas stocking two years ago. I love the graduated V-shape and bright orange/black color combo. Coincidentally, I found this orange safari top over the summer and realized it was a perfect match to this necklace. I paired it with holey jeans, boots and long earrings for a casual Friday look.
|Earrings - Forever 21, Necklace - Gift from Mom, Top - Marshall's, Jeans - Ann Taylor Loft, Boots - Target|
Green and I generally don't mix; I blame the yellow undertone to my skin. Thus, green has never been my favorite color to wear. My mom sent me this tunic which I was unsure of forever. I like the fit and beading so I played up its flea market saleswoman flair with big copper colored bangles and earrings. I also got my love of Frye from my mom's stories of her amazing red Frye boots from back in the day. If only they were still around for me to
|Tunic - Gift from Mom, Khakis - Ann Taylor, Shoes - Frye, Bangles - Filene's Basement, Earrings - Forever 21|
We had a holiday potluck in the office today so I wanted to be festive but not overly so (the ugly sweater party is NEXT week.) My mom, seamstress extraordinaire, made me this beautiful sequined skirt a few years ago. The rich cranberry color, thick fabric and subtle sequins are perfect for party-hopping. I kept the rest of the outfit simple to let the skirt and necklace from mom really shine.
|Sweater - Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt- Mom made it, Tights - Target, Shoes - Payless, Necklace - Gift from Mom|
|Green sparkle nails for the holiday party|
|I bought these shoes when I was a Congressional intern many moons ago but they just keep on kickin!|
Do you and your Mom shop together? If not, what are some fun ways you share your time? So excited to see my mom and the rest of my family next week!