2011-08-23

My Mother's Daughter

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Dress? Winners Shoes? Mea Shadow, Winners


If they had try-outs for a blonde sister to be added to the Kardashian gaggle, this is what I would wear.
It's funny that I almost feel a bit of guilt for not wearing much of anything that was thrifted in my last two posts. It is not only a huge part of my identity as a blogger but it's a big part of my history as well. Picture this. Little Jentine, 6 years old with a white blonde bowl cut, wearing a pair of high waisted jeans with big exposed black elastics at the side, proudly telling a friend's mom (in my Dutch accent, I just moved to Canada a year earlier) that I got those awesome jeans at Goodwill. It seems not much has changed since then; well, besides my bowl cut and accent. If my mom had played it right, she could have started me as a fashion blogger from a very young age but my mom is not Kris Jenner and instead of perfume deals, I got her thrift skills. But I also got her smile, the penchant to cry over any sad animal story and her love for horticulture. If I end up having even half as much patience and resilience as my mother, I would eternally regret even thinking of going to a fictional audition for the Kardashian family.



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I never meant for this post to turn into a mini gush fest over my Mama, it was originally about thrifting and elastic denim but I got carried away... it's kind of ironic actually because I'm pretty sure of all my posts, she would dislike this dress the most. That's ok, we don't have to agree on clothes... we can just agree on cats and thrifting.

30 comments :

Katy Rose said...

Can we talk about these shoes for a second?? Absolutely adorable and unexpected with the dress. Love them! - Katy

Dorothy said...

you and your mom-sicle are two wonderful ladies! the kardashians wouldn't be able to handle your thrifting cat loving flower planting ways! ooo, cat thrifting...sounds intriguing.

Nadine said...

Well, I LOVE the dress. And I don't have spectacular long legs like you, so tell your mum it would be quite the modest cover-up on a shortarse like me.

Mommyblogger said...

That dress is fantastic on you! I LOVE it. The shoes just seal the deal.

Kimmielovesparis said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful Mom! Lucky lady...me too.

You look killer in the dress and I love those shoes!

Cheers

CessOviedo said...

Oh sweetie the Kardashians got nothing on you, you look stuning in this LBD! Love the touch of pink.

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

amanda said...

oh, so sweet!!!! maybe it's because i just visited my mom over the weekend and that i am a mom who is crying over my kiddo getting older, but i think it's crazy awesome that you turned this into an homage to your mother. short dress ala the kardashians or no, you are still the pride of your mum :) and always will be.

Kate said...

I am sorry, but your butt looks much better in that dress than any of the Kardashian's would. Also, you have a zillion times more personality and awesomeness.

P.S. That dress and those shoes are freaking awesome together.

Sam said...

Um. Can we trade bodies?! You look awesome.

Myrna said...

Shoes and Dress are AMAZING... love the pics.

Myrna

www.mybeatboutique.com

Courtney said...

love your smile!! you look gorgeous!!
beautiful dress too!

I Can Be Many Things
Courtney

Urszula said...
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Urszula said...

Loving your shoes !!!
Urszula

Frannie Pantz said...

What a great story and tribute to your mom! Aw, now I want to call my mom! You look great. You'd put a Kardashian to shame for sure!

Jenn said...

Pffft. You're waaay too witty and stylish to be a Kardashian. You look amazing in this dress and I love it paired with the shoes.

Eleanor said...

No Kardashian would be caught dead in a thrift store, they would buy high end "vintage". Your hunting skills are way too amazingly advanced to just give it up, so I'm thinking that's where your audition ends.
Although those legs of yours give those ladies a run for their Gucci's....

Nikki said...

Are you from The Netherlands? I didn't know that yet :) Love this dress! x

briannelee said...

Love the dress!

Slauditory said...

That dress is super classy! The staging for this photo is nice, too.

Emma said...

I love this dress- great details! I also really like your little braid.

Leah said...

ahha I love when you talk in your dutch accent! I think the thrifty-ness is just part of being a cheap dutchie. It runs deep in our blood.

xo L.

kelsey williams said...

you make me SMILE.

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

I had no idea you were Dutch..
Thanks for that lovely story of you and your mom's friend..I pictured you as a little girl..I bet you were really sweet as you are now :)
xxx

Natalya's Closet said...

beautiful dress and stunning heels! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Jessica Gitler said...

you look great, and the dress is pretty, but the best for me is the shoes!! love them!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Kardashian Shmardashian... you are way hotter than any of them.

Like everyone else on the planet, I love the shoes :)

Em-Jae said...

Heehee, I love this post -- super funny! Also, this dress is awesome! Your legs look phenom :]

allie said...

You are rocking that dress even better than any Kardashian! Love the shoes, too!

Chilel said...

Kardashians? Forget the Kardashians! They may have NBA husbands, make "royal weddings" and get a load of cash doing fake reality TV, but I'd rather check your blog any day than watch them..Plus your dress is a killer and nice styling with the pink shoes! I am taking notes

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

That's a hot ass dress! And that's definitely the perfect dress to wear to a Kardashian sister audition hahaha! I bet you'd look cute with a bowl cut. Perhaps you should try it again.