My Mom: Style Icon

My mom was an artist and designer and her style was amazing. Of course, she had her questionable style moments (as we all do), but that’s exactly like me and that’s the reason she’s my style icon- ha! My sister sent me these pictures recently with the title T. Style (T. for Tracy) with the text “it’s in your blood.”

I want to know where she got her sandals and I love the length of her shorts. No matronly shorts for her! Maybe posing is in my blood, too! I mean, how gutsy is it to hang off the side of a ship and who posts pictures of themselves in a bathing suit on the internet?!?! Oh, and I’m pretty sure I’d buy that romper right now if I saw it in a store!

This white blazer reminded me of my recent cocktail post (here), but I like her outfit more- ha! The necklace she is wearing with her black dress is almost identical to the layered necklace I wear way too much on this blog (here)- ha!

I’m pretty sure Anthropologie has a shirt just like this right now.

My mom passed away 10 years ago. Mother’s Day used to just pass by during those early years after losing her, but now that I’ve had kids, Mother’s Day is hard for me. I now realize all the hard work she put into being the best mom she could be. No, she wasn’t perfect. In fact, far from it. But that’s just it, none of us are perfect, and being a mom is hard work no matter what. I know, just like me, she was trying to do her best and now I just want to thank her for it. I look forward to the day I get to tell her in heaven!

16 Comments

  1. Oh I just love this! She would think this is so cool! I think I’ll be visiting this post once a week. πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing mom!

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  2. M Claire May 10, 2013

    Such a nice post. Your mom was beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day to you! I really enjoy your blog πŸ™‚

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  3. April Hoff May 10, 2013

    Thanks for putting things into perspective for me! πŸ™‚ I’ll bet your mom would love this post!

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  4. Such a sweet post friend! πŸ™‚

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  5. koneillclark May 10, 2013

    What a fabulous post…love T.Style! Made me cry. Know are momms are eternally celebrating together. XO

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  6. koneillclark May 10, 2013

    What a fabulous post…love T.Style! Made me cry. Know are momms are eternally celebrating together. XO

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  7. ga2208 May 10, 2013

    Fabulous post C! T would be so proud of you!

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  8. Jenn A. Skloss May 10, 2013

    very sweet post. i really enjoy getting ideas from your blog. now that my 3 toddlers are getting a bit older i am finally starting to feel like ‘dressing’ again.

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  9. Courtney Taylor May 10, 2013

    Love it! and love seeing the pics of your mom!

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  10. Marllo May 10, 2013

    Beautiful woman and beautiful tribute to your mom. The style similarities are uncanny. I love your blog.

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  11. Karen Stopnicki May 11, 2013

    Great post, thank you for sharing. Your Mom is lovely and your tribute to her is very touching.

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  12. Melanie Knopke May 14, 2013

    so touching, I love this. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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  13. Lyn Thomas May 14, 2013

    Erica – your Mom was such an influence to me for her dress, décor, friendship & faith. I remember when I first met her in high school I wanted to be her friend because she was so much fun to be around, and then when we went to college together we bonded even more about our Mothers. You are so right, most Mother’s just do the best they can. I remember she decorated her dorm room so cute, it made the rest of ours look like a boring hotel room! It was really her friendship though that I cherished and how she influenced me to accept the Lord personally which I will ever be so indebted to her. We lost another one, Laurie, of our original six pack group a few years ago, so keep those close friends of yours because they too will be gone some day. Thanks for sharing & loved the pics – I remember every single outfit you showed. Sincerely, Lyn Thomas

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  14. Margo May 18, 2013

    What a beautiful, beautiful post – understated and just so sweet. Thank you for sharing these photos – I love your mom’s style (and yours!).

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  15. Anne N. May 22, 2013

    A beautiful post. I love her style.

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  16. Emily May 10, 2017

    ❀️

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