Since my parents are in town staying with us for the next few weeks, I wanted to take advantage of this rare opportunity & share 3 generations of holiday style with you today. It is a true joy to get to include both my mom & my daughter in this post with me and I am thrilled that we will have these pictures to cherish for years to come. My mom is the one who has had the most influence on my personal style…and being that she’s also one of my biggest supporters, it’s only fitting that she be featured here at least once!
We spent the afternoon browsing through our local Lord & Taylor store and, thanks to their wide selection & extensive inventory, we were all able to find pieces we loved + everything was on sale! My mom doesn’t have a Lord & Taylor in Oregon, so she bought a few extra pieces to take home with her because the prices were too good to pass up. We had the best time shopping together and creating these festive looks that represent both our age & our personal style. Read on for the breakdown of our looks…
I feel so blessed to have a mother who is my best friend & I’m beyond grateful for the positive role model that she is for my daughter. Even across the miles, she is intentional about connecting with my kids & encouraging and supporting them. She will be turning 70 next spring and her style has always been very classic. After back-to-back surgeries last year, she lost 15 pounds & needed some new clothes that fit her better & flattered her shape. Living in Oregon, she often doesn’t need a heavy coat…but she loves to layer, so this quilted vest was a great find – it comes in 8 different colors & kept her toasty warm all day long. She also picked up this cashmere turtleneck that she can wear over & over all winter long (we recommend sizing up).
My daughter turns 14 today (happy birthday, sweetie!) & I could not be more proud of the kind & compassionate young woman she is becoming. She just made the high honor roll at school & landed a part in the spring musical – she’s so talented and I can’t wait to see how she uses her gifts as she gets older. I love to watch her slowly develop her own personal style, which is very different from mine! All her friends are into the Christmas sweater trend, so she was dying to get one of her own. She loved the patchwork pattern & subtle embellishments on this pullover & can’t wait to wear it to school for their class holiday party. She also begged me for these suede booties, which have a more significant heel than what she’s worn in the past – but she loved how comfortable they were.
Now that I’m 39, my style has definitely become more sophisticated – I have fun trying out new trends & I think I have a pretty good grasp on what works for me. I typically gravitate towards polished styles with a modern twist, like this mockneck sweater. The ruffled sleeves give it an of-the-moment feel and the classic red hue is ideal for the holidays. I layered it over this striped turtleneck (a staple in my wardrobe!) & paired it with some plaid shoes for a festive touch.
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