How many of us got our love of fashion, clothes, and shopping from our mothers? All through my life, whenever I told my mom about something happening in my life, her first question for me was always, “what are you going to wear?” This was soon followed by, “want to go shopping?!” Any excuse for a mother and daughter shopping trip. Not that we ever needed an excuse!
I recently lost my mother and I miss her more than words can ever express. She was a constant loving presence in my life. She had so many admirable qualities, like seeing the best in people and always looking on the bright side. But this is a fashion blog, so this post is just a little a snapshot look at my mom’s love of fashion.
I love this photo of my mom in the 1950’s. Her and a girlfriend went on a cruise to the Bahamas. How glamorous! Love her gorgeous dress, purse, and gloves.
Always such a lady!
Mom grew up in New Jersey and spent a lot of time on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Love these two pictures of her there.
What a hottie!
So put together!
Even as a mom, she still managed to look glam. Here’s a pic of little me, with Mom, Dad, and Grandma.
I want that plaid coat!
I wish I had photos from more of our shopping excursions. They were so common that we never thought to take pictures. But here’s one of us at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.
A splurge at Bloomingdale’s was picture-worthy!
Last summer, I took Mom to Vegas for a gambling and shopping getaway. She was in heaven! Love this picture of us. Mom is looking lovely in a thrifted Abercrombie cardigan. She could always spot a bargain!
And for the last shot, lunch out for my mom’s birthday in September. I definitely got my love of big sunnies from this woman!
My dear fashion friends, if you still have your mom around, please savor every precious moment. Life is short and things can change so quickly. Make some mother/daughter memories to last a lifetime. Call that lady up and invite her shopping!
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