My Mom is my best friend and my fashion inspiration. I haven’t mentioned it before, aside from the link to the right, but I have my own business called Banana An. Banana An is my very own online fashion accessories retail boutique. Here’s an excerpt from the about me section there that briefly explains my love for fashion and it’s relation to my Mother:
My name is An and this is my fashion accessories line. I guess you can say I was born to be a fashionista… my Mom -my idol- has always been extremely fashion forward and raised me that way. When she was pregnant with me – she actually went into labor while shopping at the mall!! Growing up, my mom would always sew cute clothes or make accessories for me. I have always been her sidekick when shopping and I have collections of her fashion magazines. My love for fashion soon grew into an obsession…
To this day, my Mom still shops for me…and I love it when she does; it’s the next best thing to shopping with her. I kid you not, my Mom can out-shop me any day. I recall many a shopping trip where I found myself sulking in a chair whining to go home while she’s trying on her trillionth pair of super cute shoes. This happened as recently as, oh say, last year. Me, a grown woman, addicted to shopping, begging to leave the mall. Yep, my Mom is hard-core and the coolest shopaholic Mom ever (so what if I’m a bit biased :P) Anyway, back to the point – my Mom bought me these adorable heart polka dot shorts a while back that I’d let sit on my dresser for months. My parents invited my in-laws to dinner at one of our favorite hole in the wall steak houses last week, so I decided it was time to bust them out. I paired them with tights, my favorite worn-out* boyfriend blazer and this amazing clutch I scored at H&M for only $7. Seriously, check out the detail of the clutch, below. I actually wanted the strapless dress made with the same fabric but never found it in my size so when I spotted this clutch, I had to have it… and at seven bucks? Steal deal.
*my boyfriend blazer is so worn out that the lining is fraying at the seam – anyone have tips on how to salvage it? 🙁