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I hope you all had fabulous Thanksgivings, and your fill of delicious food. The cheesecake was a huge success, thanks for asking. My dad was in Florida, but I was fortunate enough to have my mom in town. She has a very special significance to me in the root of my love for style. Like most little girls, I loved wearing my moms accessories. When I was six or seven years old, one of my favorite activities was to wear my mother’s maxi dresses. They would sag across my shoulders and drag several feet behind me on the floor. I would put on clip-on earrings and carry one of her purses. I always felt grown-up and glamorous, like wearing her clothes made me as beautiful as I thought she was.

My mom would be the first to tell you this, but I will say it for her. She just isn’t that into fashion. She doesn’t love it the way that I always have, and feels little desire to keep up with trends or styles. My mother is the first person I styled. Fashion was a natural interest of mine, and as soon as I was old enough, I wanted to pick out all of her outfits. We would go to the mall, and she would not like anything she picked, but magically everything I suggested would fit her beautifully. Making her smile despite the fact that she hates shopping was what made me passionate about doing the same thing for other women. I love giving clothing advice to my girlfriends, helping them see new ways to wear the things in their closets, and to feel beautiful on days that are important to them. And that all started with my mama. Now doing private styling consultations and personal shopping are just a manifestation of my dreams playing dress up as a kid. Thanks mom for being my first experiment, as well as for letting me style you for this shoot!

If you are interested in personal styling, please e-mail me at cara (dot) kovacs (at) gmail (dot) com!






From Head to Toe:

I’m Wearing: Coat: NineWest (sold out, similar here), Top: Queen’s Wardrobe, Shorts: Ted Baker, Shoes: Peter Fox

Mom’s Wearing: Coat: American Rag (sold out, similar here), Scarf: Urban Outfitters, Sweater: Target, Jeans: Paige, Shoes: Queen’s Wardrobe

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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