Retro Style: My Mom's Best Looks

Our first fashion inspiration? Mom! And in honor of Mother's Day we're sharing some of her favorite outfits (12 Photos)

iVillage on May 7, 2013 at 11:20AM

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Retro Style: My Mom's Best Looks

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Look Mom Loved: Her Burnt Orange Jacket

She bought it in Brooklyn, NY during the late ‘70s. Stylistically, my mom's diva look hasn't changed much, but she did have an awkward stage in the early’ 90s. When she married my dad, she went from a big hair, big nails kind-of gal who lived in the city to a Talbots-sweater-wearing suburban mom.

She finally realized she'd rather be herself. She's more comfortable strutting her petite frame in Charles David shoes paired with tight Roberto Cavalli jeans bought at Loehmann's.

She still puts her hair in curlers every morning to give it volume and always looks like she's just came off a movie set. "Fabulous" is her favorite word, and that exactly how she intends to look when she puts herself together.

—Christine Petrozzo, iVillage contributor

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