mooning over moms


Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many mother figures in my family life. In terms of my fashion genes: my own mom taught me just about everything I know about fashion and bargain hunting; my sister taught me how to style the latest trends when I was a wee Huntress in the 80s; my maternal grandmother passed along her love of all things sewn, and my paternal grandmother passed along her love of cooking and flowers/gardening. While I wouldn’t say I”m a master of just about anything creative, I consider myself truly blessed for having so many creative mother figures in my life who inspired me and continue to inspire me each and every day. A very special shout-out to my mom (who never once balked at my talk of starting a fashion blog and continues to edit it) who is there for me through thick and thin, and my sister, who is a wonderful mom to my beloved niece and nephew. This is my mooning over moms look; as the mom says in Mean Girls, “you girls keep me young, I love you!”


Button down top: Banana Republic (approx $20 marked down from approx $80)

Peplum top: Nordstrom Rack ($9 marked down from $36)

Pants: Banana Republic ($20 marked down from $110)

Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)

Ring: Forever 21 (years ago; maybe $2)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Ever since I layered under a peplum top once, I’ve wanted to do it every day! This time, I didn’t even tuck the shirt under the peplum in, I just left it untucked. It was so liberating! Adding layers under peplum makes it very easy to wear a sleeveless top at work without worrying about adding a cardigan on top. I also liked the purple on purple, but the two different patterns. Always remember that it’s really very easy to mix and match patterns, especially if you stick within the same color palette (for example, here, I just layered purple patterns). 

2) I must wear these shoes at least once a week.  Despite being black and white animal print, they are surprisingly versatile.  If you’re going for a pop of pattern, animal print is generally fairly easy to style, especially in shoes. You all know how I feel about DSW, readers. Just go straight to the clearance section, and bring your coupons (register via their website). Getting a pair of shoes for under $20 in the clearance section is totally doable! Don’t forget to refer to the color coded system that is de-coded on a chart on top of the rack- and remember that yellow means 80% off the sticker price, but is not on the chart!

Thank you so much for stopping by readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

25 replies to “mooning over moms

  1. Leave it to The Fashion Huntress to find such amazing bargains and to put them all together so fabulously. Drooling over your skills … (and off to layer my peplum).

    XOXO Nensi

  2. i’m sitting here thinking about how you mix patterns so well, and how i’d love to see some of this on pinterest, and then i realized i don’t even follow you there yet. changing that asap.

  3. Love everything you said and I really love the outfit!!! Such a grand idea with the peplum!

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