This is my mum at the tender age of 19. Looking like a total beach babe and I can't get over how dang cute she was. I've had this photo scanned in for a long time - but it somehow disappeared (I could have sworn it was on flickr!) I finally found it today in the depths of my hard drive.
It's funny - as I'm getting a little older I feel like I'm finally figuring out my personal style. And I've also realized my mum has been my biggest influence. From the way she dressed when she was my age to the things I surround myself with in my apartment. My lace dress obsession definitely comes from her... that's just the start of it. And you know, all of those funny little things she used to tell me that I would just shrug off are finally clicking in. (right now it's been to wear more shades of pink and white and to keep my hair long!) I guess this is what happens when you grow up a little bit.
Well, anyway - after looking at this photo for a little while I realized my mom has the most AMAZING tote bag in existence. Creamy white, with the perfect shade of dark brown leather crisscross straps... And so my search is on for a bag like this. I'm hoping my mom can clue me in to where she got it/what brand it was - but in the mean time, if any of you lovely ladies find something similar in your internet/real life searches - please, please let me know!!! (I'll also take a navy blue/white dot bikini like that but I'm not pushing my luck!)