My mother dressed me and my sister in matching outfits for far longer than I’d like to admit. Oftentimes, my mom would also get in on the theme. She was even able to rope in my father once a year. I am using past tense here when, in actuality, these statements deserve the present tense. Every Christmas, you can find the four of us in matching tartan: the three girls in kilts, my father in a complementary tie, vest or slacks. This has been going on since toddlerhood and shows no sign of slowing down. Once an adolescent embarrassment, it is now something my sister and I look forward to. It helps that kilts have become much more stylish then they were back in the day.
Also on the list of once-despised apparel were Laura Ashley, matchy matchy outfits and coulottes. Which is why I surprised myself by falling for this number. Somehow, when combined, the once hated threesome canceled each other out and became something much cooler. My mom would be so proud. At least, she would if the top wasn’t so cropped and the heels weren’t so high.
Shareen Again bustier and culottes (similar outfit $$, similar top $$$, similar bottom $$$), Miu Miu wedges (similar $$, similar $$$, similar $$$$), lavender quartz bracelet by moí, jade bracelet, XIV Karats necklace (similar $, similar $$$$), Catbird and ginette_ny rings (similar), RMS Lip Shine in Sacred on lips, Essie Spin the Bottle on nails
Photos by Michele LoBosco