Perhaps everyone in this particular blogging community owes their sense of style to their mothers. My brothers and sisters certainly do. If I had to sum it up, I'd say our Mom was "Elegant Bohemian."
|Trying to emulate Mom's Elegant Bohemian look|
sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
tunic: Max Studio by Leon Max
jeans: Cambio Jeans from Germany
wedges: Cole Haan
chair: from trip to Morocco
Mom was truly a bohemian intellectual. She was highly educated and traveled the globe in the '70s professionally, bringing home trinkets from exotic countries often still closed to the general populace. She also had to navigate the society world in our country. In fact, I inherited the collection of evening gowns she designed and wore to Palace events, the equivalent of the White House, since I was the lucky size (no special favors - Mom was egalitarian.). I am not making this up, as those of you who know me can personally attest!
Mom taught me to look at the finished line of the whole ensemble, showed how asymmetry in clothing can be balancing, and how a floppy hat can add instant chic to any outfit.
This is my inspiration and what I try to live up to!