Beth's White Linen Shirt

Sunday, May 12, 2013

It's interview time! When I first conceived the idea to start this feature, the first person I wanted to interview was my mother. I think many, if not most, women take their style cues from their mom. Your mom was the first person to tell you when you were young that we are all born superstars the importance to natural beauty. She was the first person to roll your hair and put your lipstick on in the glass of her boudoir clip bows in your hair and tell you to wipe off that ridiculous makeup. In other lyrics words, our mothers first introduced us to the world of personal style, and will always remain a significant part of our style elements.

My mother's style is so effortlessly unique: she knows what she likes, and she's not afraid to stay loyal to good, quality basics. If there's one thing my mom has taught me, it is the value of investing in real fabrics and real materials rather than polyester and pleather. Because of this principle, I still wear some hand-me-down boots of hers she bought in San Francisco in the '80s. Quality never fails.

As we all know, style isn't limited to the clothes. My mom is one of the most down-to-earth people I know, she's not afraid to laugh at herself, and I've witnessed her strength of character many times over my lifetime. My personal theory about her is that she's a secret adventurer. She might stick to the classics in her clothing choices, but she sought out (and got) one of the most competitive jobs in her industry after graduating college, fell in love and had a fairytale ending, and up and encouraged my dad and us kids to move to Germany, which changed our whole family's life.

My mom might be just another regular person with a regular white linen shirt on, but it's this very regular simplicity that makes her so unique. Here's to my confidant, my role model, my style icon numero uno: Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

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