That ‘Fashion Vortex’ Called My Mom’s Photo Album

First of all, I would like to greet all the super moms out there a Happy Mothers’ Day! Especially my mother – this strong and beautiful woman has always been the inspiration for my desire to explore the world and to experience what life has to offer. Being a traveler herself she taught me how to be appreciate, practical, and indepenent. 

Where’s the best place to get inspiration when it comes to fashion?

For me, it would be in my mom’s photo album. I don’t claim to be stylish but the few times that I had to ‘dress to impress’ – the inspiration for my clothing was from her photographs. I was going through her album (or should I say Lookbook) and found these amazing pictures of her wearing the hippest clothes from the ’70 to the ’80s.

Fashion trends are always recycled after a period of time. Every era has its unique offering and becomes a phenomenon that stays for long, only to vanish the scene suddenly but it doesn’t end there. It’s sure to make a comeback sooner or later.

Here are some of my mom’s #OOTD:

The Classic White Top

White Tee Underneath her Jacket | Little White dress

Tube Top + High-Waisted Pants

3/4 Top or Long Sleeves + High-Waisted Jeans

Plain Tee + High-Waisted Jeans


Halter Neck Dresses


How I wish I have a keen eye for fashion just like my mom – unfortunately, I don’t. Most of what’s in my closet are jeans, shorts, and more shorts. I remember when I was 23 years old, I would still ask my mom for tips. “Maaa, unsa akong suoton?” (Muuum, what shall I wear) which she’d happily raid my closet then mix and match things. She’s the best! 💕

Not exactly an #OOTD but I would love to recreate this photograph someday.

What outfits have you found in your mother’s closet? Which ones are your favorite? I would love to know by commenting down below!

31 thoughts on “That ‘Fashion Vortex’ Called My Mom’s Photo Album

  1. I LOVE all those high-waisted looks! This is such a cute way of letting your mom know that she served FASHION all those years back (and I’m guessing she still does!). The original lookbook is way better, haha!


  2. First, your Mom is hot!
    She is very stylish and I noticed that she always rock those skinny jeans. I bet she had an awesome moments.


  3. Your mom looks sooo expensive! Bumalik na kasi yung fashion sense na ganyan ngayon diba and omg kung eto yung taon ng teenage years ko, baka ang dugyot ko tignan. HAHAHA! Naisip ko tuloy na mag ganito din kay mama because she used to be very fashionable din back then dahil kay lola ko na mananahi.


  4. first and foremost abangan ko yung pagrerecreate mo ng photo! and yes i agree with you ang ganda ganda ng style nila ano? mmy mom din!! tapos kiniclaim pa na hikahos. kainis! hahaha!!! ang liliit pa ng bewang ano na besh!!!


  5. Your mom is so fashionista! I love how she dresses up simple but elegant. Plus mo pa sexiness nya ang liit ng waist. I like her Little White Dress photo!


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