She Got it From Her Mama: Kathy Hogan

Today I am excited about a new {hopefully} weekly feature around these parts. Since outfit posts are going to be getting fewer and farther between (at least until I look less like the before picture in a Proactive commercial), I was trying to think of fun new content that I can keep going long after the new babe makes her debut.

Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant or maybe it’s because of my recent obsession with 70′s style but I kept thinking back to a favorite monthly feature in Lucky Magazine (and the blog that inspired it) called My Mom, the Style Icon. (Unfortunately Lucky eliminated the monthly feature and the blog is no longer posting new content …. big time bummer.) I loved seeing all the looks and imagine where they were heading (what can I say, I’m a history nerd – loved that minor in college). And as much as I adore Eva Chen’s takeover of Lucky, I can’t help but miss this monthly feature.

So here’s my take on the concept. I knew that I wanted to showcase those fabulous vintage styles and tell a little of the stories behind the bell bottoms, mod dresses or 80′s tees. So I emailed a bunch of friends and have peer pressured asked them to submit some of their mom’s (or grandmother’s) style moments. They’ll be helping me launch the feature but I’m hoping some of you all will get in on the action and send me some of your mom’s favorite ‘fits (can’t wait to get my hands on some pictures of my mom in her late 80′s fabulousness). And while some trends should fade into the past, we all know that some come charging back (or are forever), so I’ll be showcasing some ways to make the Mom’s look modern.

Up first, Kathy Hogan – mom of my friend Katie. First off, can we just talk about how amazing our mom’s were with a teasing comb and a set of hot rollers? The volume they could produce should be recognized with a medal or something. Kathy, teach me your ways.

Katie couldn’t find a full length picture but the black & white stripes + that amazing hair had me at hello.


Thanks so so much to Katie for sending in this picture and Kathy for being game for this first feature.
Loving the stripes, here’s some ways to work it into your wardrobe.

get inspired

Tank | Dress | Tee
Scarf | Espadrilles
Tee | Watch | Sweater

Want to see your fabulous momma featured? Send me a pic with her name, when it was taken and a short description to danielle@louwhatwear.com – can’t wait to see what goodies you all dig up.

Favorite Things: PLL Fashion Strikes Again

Last week I got a lot of great feedback on my Pretty Little Liars fashion post, so I thought I’d make it a semi-regular thing (especially since I LOVE LOVE LOVE PLL). Definitely not trying to tred on Possessionista’s territory (so head over there for more detailed shopping info) but I thought it would be fun to keep going to a little bit. At least until we get to the bottom of this whole A thing.

p.s. – Were any of you a little¬†disappointed¬†with last night’s episode (not fashion wise)? I was hoping for a little more drama and I don’t mean Emily trying to perfect the pouty, I got too drunk and totally f-ed everything up so now I’m going to walk around in a blur type of drama.

You can find out all the details on all the Liars outfits on abcfamily.com. Also, if you don’t watch this show. You should. Seriously.

Hannah's Outfit Includes Elizabeth and James Jeans, Aldo Shoes, a Mason tank and Urban Outfitters earrings.

Similar Tote: Cole Haan Village Serena Small Tote Handbag

Similar Jeans: Joe's Jeans High Rise Skinny Ankle in Hot Pink

Spencer's Look Features Lush from Nordstrom, Charles David, Kitson & Anthropolgie

Similar Dress: Lush Dress

I’ll be back with a more traditional LWW post later but I couldn’t resist sharing a little PLL style. Let me know what you think of this and if you’d like to see it as a weekly feature!

All Pretty Little Liars Images from ABC Family.

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