Thursday, February 7, 2013

{Made by Mama}

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably already know that my Mom is a talented designer. I'm lucky that her favorite clients happen to be my sisters and me. She has designed and made me countless things throughout my life - including almost every single one of my high school dance dresses and the most important dress of all, my wedding dress! I've never taken the time to showcase the things she's made me in one place before, but today while reminiscing on some photos I felt compelled to do just that. This is a tiny fraction of the things she's crafted for me. I look at these photos and feel so much pride for my talented Mama. She is so creative, inspiring and gracious. I miss her so much every day and getting to wear her creations certainly makes me feel closer to her when I'm so far from home!
I hope you enjoy this peek at a few of the beautiful clothes she's made me in recent years!

{My Wedding Dress!!!}
{My Other Wedding Dress - yeah, she made me two - LUCKY!}
{Leather Jacket}
{Dress}
{Striped Skirt}
 {Color Block Dress}
 {Polka Dot Dress}
{Yellow Bridesmaid Dress}
{Jacket/Blazer}
{Maxi Skirt}
I LOVE MY MAMA! 
{P.S. She made her entire outfit except her scarf in the photo below :) }

85 comments:

  1. WOW. Your mom is amazing. Does she have an online store?!

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  2. holy moly, your mama is quite talented! i LOVE the dress in the pic where you have a big hat on, and that colorblock dress is gorgeous as well! lucky girl!

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  3. Wow what a talented mom you have...everything is classic and you can tell very well tailored! You lucky girl, both beautiful and classy ladies (:

    ~ Bev

    http://bevedlybev.blogspot.com/

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  4. this is unbelieveable! what talent!! does she have a store, or does anyone carry her line?

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  5. Oh wow! You're mom is super talented! All her pieces fit and look great on you!

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  6. Lucky! what beautiful pieces, every single one! I DIE for that stripe shift dress ;)

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  7. Oh my goodness! She is beyond talented! I love the black and white dress and leather jacket the most!! And that color block dress, amazing!

    She has quite the gift! I'm more than willing to pass along my measurements for her.. I kid.. but really! ;)
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  8. Having a mom as a designer sounds too good to be true! She certainly is talented!

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  9. Say what???? That is amazing!!! I'm so impressed! Does she have an online store?!?!?!

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  10. Wow, what a talented woman! Beautiful clothes!

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  11. Oh my goodness Liz! I am so blown away. What an amazing talent & woman. I loved reading how proud you are of her.

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  12. You lucky girl! I'll take one of everything!

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  13. I love all of these dresses! So talented. PS you should definitely do bangs again. They looked so so good.

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  14. Oh my gosh, she is amazing?! Where does she sell her pieces?

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  15. Liz, this is amazing! You're a lucky girl!

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  16. Wow I love the dresses! They look great on you- you are lucky to have such a talented mum!

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  17. Wow, very talented! I second the above comment, does she sell her pieces!?

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  18. wow- she has exceptional talent! i would wear every single thing you have! what a lovely gift to share with her daughters- and what fun memories you must have in those dresses (:

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  19. Just beautiful!!! Everything is so pretty! Lucky! :)

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  20. Wow your mom is so talented!! All the clothes you featured are gorgeous; I'm a big fan of the leather jacket in particular <3 You're a lucky lady :)

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  21. wow, she is amazing! you are very blessed indeed :)

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  22. Wow..your mom is so talented! I love everything...especially the leather jacket, amazing! Is she taking orders? ;)

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  23. oh my word! She is extremely talented. Everything you posted is simply gorgeous! :)

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  24. this is incredible - all of those dresses and the leather jacket are just gorgeous. you are a lucky lady!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  25. WOW!! Love all these outfits! Your mom should open a shop :)

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  26. wow, she's amazing. i love every single thing she has made for you. and i read the whole article written about her. it is incredible. she is so inspiring. you are very lucky to have her as a mom.

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  27. i am SO jealous right now. haha. She is so so talented.

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  28. this warms my heart. what an amazing lady!!

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  29. Your mama is beyond talented! She truly has a gift - everything you pictured looks amazing!

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  30. this is amazing! i'm blown away. what beautiful pieces (and i'm jealous of that leather jacket!)!!

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  31. Absolutely perfection!!! You are so lucky to have such a talented mama!!!

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  32. How can I place an order for some of those FANTASTIC pieces?! Seriously, does she sell online, or can I place an order over the phone? I love the leather jacket, the maxi skirt, bridesmaid dress and of course your wedding dresses. Simply stunning!

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  33. Oh wow, you are so fortunate to have such a talented mum!! All of those clothes are beautiful, and your wedding dress? Gorgeous!! x

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  34. She is so so talented and has such a great design eye! Love everything!

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  35. oh my gosh, she is amazing!!! all those pieces are gorgeous, i would TOTALLY wear them!! Does she have a website? if not, hook that up! :)

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  36. Damn girl, your mom has skills! That colorblocked dress looks like its straight from Kate Spade.

    Now, the most important question: does you mom want to make clothes for me too? Hahah!

    xo
    Erin
    http://smartificialsweetener.blogspot.com/

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  37. That color block dress is to die for!! What a talented mama!

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  38. OH MY GOODNESS!! I LOVELOVELOVE it all! And that wedding dress-- WOW! So elegant, classic, and gorgeous! Your mom is superduper talented! I love everything you've shown here. It's such a blessing to have a mom who can make such beautiful things for you!

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  39. She is incredible! I love that she made your wedding dresses. It makes them that much more meaningful!

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  40. Dying over the color blocked dress, the leather jacket, the black maxi skirt and umm everything else! Lucky girl!

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  41. OMG that leather jacket! Does she sell her designs or anything?!

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  42. These pieces are ALL so fabulous...I would happily purchase any of them. They are very J. Crew'esque or something along those lines. =)

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  43. Your mom should open a Etsy boutique and then go from there. These styles would all definitely sell! And your so pretty you could model them all for her =)

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  44. Ok, you've made your point :)
    Your mama is definitely talented and you and your sisters are very lucky!
    The (first) wedding dress is my favorite, soooo beautiful!
    xoxo, The Brazilian Way of Life
    wwww.camilagcarneiro.blogspot.com.br

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  45. That is amazing! She is unbelievably talented!! :) You are one lucky girl!

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  46. Your mum is ridiculously talented! These are all beautiful.

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  47. I absolutely LOVE that colour block dress! It would be so cute to wear on a warm spring day.

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  48. OH MY GOODNESS. Absolutely incredible!

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  49. I just read your mom's story and feeling really inspired. I can see why you're so proud of her. What an amazing journey and what a testament to investing into a craft and cultivating a life. Thanks for sharing that with us :) I probably speak for everyone when I say I'm jealous! In more ways than one. Beautiful stuff.. beautiful story. :)

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  50. This is amazing. Such a talented person she is!! Lucky you!!

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  51. I LOVE the color block dress! Where can I find her designs for sale? Online anywhere? Does she sell in a boutique in Portland? I would seriously take a trip up there just to see her designs.

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  52. WOW! I can honestly say I've never been so impressed by the pieces of clothing that anyone's mom has made for them! What a talented woman! I love everything she has designed for you :) You lucky girl!!

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  53. Does she have a website where I can buy these things?! I love love love the color block dress! Beautiful!

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  54. her pieces all look so great! your mama has great style and skills, and I'm jealous that you get to reap the benefits. :) my mother used to sew me dresses all the time when I was a little girl, but she stopped before I started caring what I wore - not sure if that's fortuitous or not.

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  55. wow. all those pieces are amazing! :)

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  56. Wow Liz, your mom is a rockstar!!! How cool is that?!? Gosh I wish I could sew that well! Long way to go Kristina, long way to go! Amazing!!!

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  57. This is incredible. What a talent!

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  58. Wow your mom has huge talent. I love love love the colour block dress!!!

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  59. Well, no wonder you have such impeccable style!! SO lucky to have a designer for a mom. She does a fantastic job!!

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  60. Amazing! Your mother really is talented and and how special that she made you so many beautiful things. Makes your wedding gown all the more meaningful!

    I really hope you wrote your book about your mom - it'd be an interesting read.

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  61. What a neat way to show all the looks together. very sweet!

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  62. seriously your mamma is amazing. when i meet my super wealthy, attractive, caring, giving, selfless, fun, driven, loving boyfriend that then wants to marry me, and he will tell me to spend whatever i want on a wedding dress and i will have your mamma make it for me :)

    but really, i need to borrow that color block dress. amazing!

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  63. Girlfriend! Your mom needs to open up a boutique! I would shop there!

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  64. She is very talented! So awesome to have a designer as a mom!

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  65. she NEEDS to open up an online shop!
    that yellow dress is absolutely gorgeous

    xo the egg out west.

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  66. Your mom is so talented. Loved all the beautiful garnments. :)

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  67. ...and now I know why you are literally the best dressed blogger!!

    Your Mama is incredibly talented. If she ever opens up an online shop pleeeease let me know!

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  68. I just wanted to let you know that the reason I started following your blog was because of your wedding dress. It is exactly what I want one day. I always had this picture in my head of what I wanted but had never seen it. I was looking for a coral bridesmaid for myself for a friends wedding and your blog came up and I about died when I saw your wedding dress. It's beautiful. I have enjoyed your blog ever since.

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  69. I just wanted to let you know that the reason I started following your blog was because of your wedding dress. It is exactly what I want one day. I always had this picture in my head of what I wanted but had never seen it. I was looking for a coral bridesmaid for myself for a friends wedding and your blog came up and I about died when I saw your wedding dress. It's beautiful. I have enjoyed your blog ever since.

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    1. me too! exact same reason :) gorgeous. and so into the blog now!

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  70. such beautiful designs! i would wear all of those pieces. she is so talented and you are so lucky to wear these fabulous clothes!

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  71. My God!!!!!
    These outfits are wonderful!!!!
    She is really so talented!!!!!
    You're lucky!!!!

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  72. such a talented woman!lucky duck having your mother making you a very cool wardrobe!x

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  73. Oh my goodness that is beyond amazing! How lucky for you! I absolutely love that leather jacket - can't believe it's 'homemade' :)

    life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

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  74. How gorgeous, and what great talent. That is so special that they are made by your mum too!

    xx
    Bonnie Rose
    The Compass Rose

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  75. Liz,have you ever visited your mother's country? Just curious. Danny

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  76. I've said it before and will say it again, your mom rocks!

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  77. Wow. Your mom is talented! I guess I'll echo every other comment to ask if there's somewhere we can buy any of her pieces?? I love that striped red skirt.

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  78. LOVE this post! My mom made my wedding dress as well {along with several other wonderful things throughout my life}...best wedding gift ever. I am so happy you're giving your momma props on your blog. Yay for talented mommas!

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