She Got it From Her Momma: Cindy Brown

What I had planned to be a slow, catch up week quickly turned into a crazy week that included a quick trip to the always exciting cities of Paducah and Bowling Green (eat your heart out NYFW gals). Because of that fun trip, I didn’t get to post my regularly scheduled Throwback Thursday ‘She Got It From Her Momma’ post so we’re making it a Flashback Friday instead with today’s edition.

It may be a day late but Cindy Brown’s Chanel suit was worth waiting for. Today’s submission is from one of my high school bud (and track & field partner in crime) Carly Brown Fields – she’s the one rocking the floral number. She sent me a couple options but this look totally took the cake. Cindy was way ahead of her time with those sunglasses  – couldn’t you see Rihanna or Lady Gaga wearing them? Not sure if those babies are Chanel but there’s a good chance they are since she’s rocking it head-to-toe.

If I was Carly I’d be putting dibs on that bag before her sisters could get to it. Cindy was clearly a major fashionista and the Brown sisters probably have a pretty amazing time digging through her closet whenever they are home. You may not be able to rock the full suit but I can totally imagine breaking down the pieces and wearing them now. That sweater with a pair of high-waisted dark wash flares or paired with a fuller skirt. That skirt with a bold silk blouse and sky-high heels. And that purse with everything.

she get it from her momma

Thanks so much to Carly for sending this amazing picture of her mom in. p.s. – doesn’t her dad look just like Phil Jackson?

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

And since I know we’re all lusting for a Chanel bag right now, here’s some real deal, vintage and less-expensive options to add to your wish list.

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  1. Mama Brown does not know how to use a computer but she certainly knows how to use some Chanel! I will have to text her a screenshot of the blog post. She will be so excited! Thank you for including us!

    Posted 2.7.14 Reply
    • Danielle wrote:

      haha – she definitely does know how to use some Chanel!
      thanks so much for sending in the pic! let me know what she thinks.

      Posted 2.8.14 Reply
  2. Mom was very excited. She did confirm the suit and purse were Chanel (duh), but that the sunglasses are Laura Biagiotti. That woman is a kook but she has a scary memory for details.

    Posted 2.8.14 Reply
    • Danielle wrote:

      yay! i’m so glad. and thanks for the sunglasses tip. now off to ebay …

      Posted 2.9.14 Reply