When I was a kid, my mom would dress me in outfits that matched hers. I was her Mini Me. Well, I’ve since developed my own sense of style and prefer a unique look, but we do still like some of the same things. So when my aunt sent us a care package all the way from Germany, you can imagine my mom’s delight when she saw two matching tops.
Tops: Clockhouse via gifted
Shoes: Target and Old Navy
Cuffs: Wrecords by Monkey
My mom brought the tops to New York and we had an impromptu photo shoot. Thanks to my Tante Marion for the pretty tops! She always manages to find things that I really like!
I paired my top with dark denim Bermuda shorts. They were perfect for my trip and went with the flats and wedges I’d packed.
My mom wore her top with lighter denim capris. We both have on metallic ballet flats. Hers are pewter; mine are gold.
We even have coordinating cuffs. When we were at the Brooklyn flea market, we met a local designer who was selling bracelets made from upcycled records. My mom’s has a peach-colored NYC skyline on hers. I went a little grittier and chose one with pigeons, rats, coffee cups and trash bags. I like to keep it real!
After the shoot, I changed into a different outfit. Don’t get me wrong–I love the top, with its Grecian styling. I just don’t want to match anyone else! We went to Harlem Tavern and treated our photographer (aka my dad) to a delicious peach hefewiesen and sweet potato fries.
Do you prefer a unique look or do you sometimes coordinate with a sister, spouse or friend?
I’ve joined Style Elixir for a group link-up. See what everyone else is wearing!