Tuesday Newsday – Discovering Your Mom’s Style

September 6th, 2011

One of my favorite photos of my mom is one in which she’s wearing a cute mini and what appears to be go-go boots. So cute. I have no idea what the context of the photo is because I’m in awe of those boots and skirt combo. Who knew that mom had such kicky-ness?

Apparently I’m not the only one who had a WTH moment…there have been books and blogs dedicated to mom style. And no I’m not talking about mom jeans….

You might call them fashion archaeologists or mom-thropologists. They dig through their mothers’ closets and photo albums trying to figure out the woman who raised them. Piper Weiss didn’t think she and her mother even spoke the same style language.

“My mom and I never got along in terms of style,” recalls Weiss.”And we would always have these huge blowout fights in the dressing room because she wanted me to wear things that I didn’t think were cool.” That is until Weiss was around 30 years old and found an old photo album of her mother before she was married. “Those blew me away. Those were like I met another woman that I’d never known existed.” Read more…

How does your mom fit style into her life? Leave a comment and let me (and my mom) know…

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