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Like Mother, Like Daughter

April 27, 2016

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In the spirit of Mother’s Day which is right around the corner, I’ve teamed up with Gwynnie Bee to style looks that are inspired by my mother. I don’t know about you all but I am becoming more and more like my mom everyday (whether I like it or not). The way that she organizes, the way she speaks, even her mannerisms are all becoming characteristics of me. I think what I inherited most from her is her style. She is such a classic woman that is always well put together. She knows exactly what garments will suit her the best and which ones will play up her best assets. Best of all, she loves a good bargain! The thrill of getting a high end item at a discounted price is her pride and joy. If there was a reality TV show about who got the best deals on clothes, my mother would be the star. This woman can tell you down to the penny how much she paid for something but only after you’ve complimented her on said items. I used to laugh and shake my head at her antics but I find myself so often saying now “Guess how much I paid for this ______?!” What can I say, like mother, like daughter.

I think the best thing that my mother has instilled in me is confidence. I remember one day in high school, I was faced with one of the first incidents that I can remember of a direct negative comment about my body. I was at a highly anticipated basketball game against a rival school and the game had just ended. My friends and I were all standing around talking when this girl, who I did not know, randomly came up to me and said “I just want to know, why are your thighs so big?” Now, that comment would not faze me in the least bit but imagine how fragile a sixteen-year-old’s feelings are especially since that comment was said in front of everybody. Needless to say, I went straight home and cried to my mother but like all moms do, they just have a way of turning things around. She told me that I was beautiful and strong and I truly believe that I would not be the person I am today had it not been for that conversation and many more. I mean, I have a blog that celebrates my big thighs for goodness sake! So thank you mommy for all your wisdom, all your love and all your bargain hunting tactics. Love you!

Head to Gwynnie Bee to start closeting now! Both of these looks are from their great selection and they are perfect for Spring. My mother would approve if that means anything to you :-)

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GB-Stripe-3Dress: Jessica Howard (also in navy and white here)*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post was sponsored by Gwynnie Bee. All opinions are my own

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  • Maia May 9, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I just found your blog and I love it! You inspire me you’re gorgeous. Keep up the awesome work!

    • Kristine May 9, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Thanks so much!

  • lorraine nozipho sibiya May 4, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the inspearing story even me I wouldn’t be here if wasn’t for my late mother I used to get negative comments about my body even my family will comment but one thing I knew is that my mother LOVES me no matter what, the wasa day that my aunt told me that i look angly I was crying I told my mother she said to me when I was young and people will say a negative things about me I will tell them my MOTHER LOVES me so stop crying you beautiful and I LOVE you so much… Thanks mom I LOVE you I am what I am because you my dear

    • Kristine May 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      That’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  • Violet May 4, 2016 at 6:41 am

    I very much enjoy heartfelt things like this, I’m a sucker for a good story. Radiant as always.

    • Kristine May 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Violet!

  • Kendra May 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Amazing looks & write up, so inspiriring!

    • Kristine May 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks so much Kendra!

  • Lisa April 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    LOOOVE this, such a beautiful story of a Mother’s love! ❤

    • Kristine April 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you Lisa!

  • Chelle April 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I, too feel like I am becoming more and more like my mother every single day lol. I am loving both of these outfits! If you don’t mind me asking, are you wearing shape wear? And if so, what kind?

    Thanks so much!
    Chelle

    • Kristine April 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you! And yes I am. I switch between Spanx and Maidenform (available at Macys)