So, it’s almost Mother’s Day. (Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten! If you have 2 dads or a shitty Mom, I absolve you from observance of this holiday. Otherwise, you’re still on the hook!) Prove to her that you’ve got your shit together and take her out to brunch (ladies love brunch) looking fabulous (YES, you can ditch the jeggings for ONE day.) I stopped by Pretty Penny in Rockridge for that fabulousness. Let’s do some vintage 60s dresses to remind your Mom of her lost youth and inevitable slide towards death! Like this sweet pink number:
I’d pair it with this feisty purse for that stylish “pop of color.”
Now, this psychadelic shift dress with a high Mandarin collar is…not for the faint of heart. Luckily, your Mom’s hip teen babysitter in the late 60s was not faint of heart, and probably wore this with panache.
I’d pair it with these space-agey silver slippers:
(Did you know that in the Wizard of Oz book, Dorothy’s slippers were originally silver instead of ruby? If you did know that, ZIP IT! Let me have this moment.)
Now, your mom herself probably wore this little flowered frock- when she was about 7 years old. Normally I don’t approve of grown-ass women dressing in clothes that make them look like prepubescent girls, but why make fashion rules if you’re not going to break them? Just don’t do anything dumb like pairing this dress with strappy stilettos or something: that can go Lolita REAL quick. Instead, try these comfy sandals:
Before I left I couldn’t resist buying myself these ridiculously huge, glam sunglasses (they’re only $13!) When you wear them, you simply can’t help affecting a haughty bitch-face, and I love them for that.
Now go out there and have a goddamn mimosa. Hell, have two! You’ve earned it. Don’t forget to buy Mom one too.