Playing Dress Up

by theoxfordtrunk

 I’ve always loved playing dress up.

My mom had an amazing dressing room when I was growing up. You heard me… I said dressing room. The term closet could not be given to the monstrosity of a room that housed my mother’s clothes. I guess my interest in fashion started at a young age from my mother’s influence on me.

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 Before she was my mom, she was a hair stylist. I’m lucky that I had a mom that could handle the mop of hair that I was blessed with. As she would rip through my hair with a comb, I would remember her saying “suffer for beauty my darling”.

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She tells a story of having 3 kids under the age of 4 (god help her). I don’t know how she did it. She had us at the mall one time (who knows why she’d attempt that feat), and she remembers spinning around, feeling unbelievably overwhelmed at her 3 littles, and I am walking down an aisle with a pair of high heels on my teeny tiny feet, barely able to keep them on. All she could do was laugh.

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My mom is an inspiring woman. She inspired me to always be who I wanted to be. To dress as I wanted. To strive for my goals. Above all, her unconditional love is what always gave me confidence. She’s touched my life in ways no other person has.

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hat & jewels // The Oxford Trunk

sunglasses // Ray Ban

shoes // Forever 21