Missed all of you! Had a bit of an Internet snafu here in sunny FL but I'm back!
To the subject at hand. There has been a lot of stuff out there lately on "Style Icons". There is a bit at the back of Lucky Mag.; Michelle Obama is featured in a book--all on icons of style. The article in Lucky is about Moms as style icons.
Spending the last week with my mom, I wondered if she was my style icon.
Sadly, I wouldn’t say yes --as much as my mom has been a positive influence with my style, I wouldn 't say she was my "style icon". The one big difference is I am PASSIONATE about fashion/style, and she is not.
That’s not to say my mom hasn't influenced my style—she was very liberal, and open minded—which in turn gave me the confidence for my fearless sense of style.
Now about the outfit! LOVE the contrast of this khaki jacket and the brights in the dress! I've been seeing this color combo for a year or so--and love it in practice. I had been looking everywhere for this jacket (can't see much of it here--oopsey!), but its a windbreaker style by the Vera Wang collection at Khols. Little more money than I would normally spend, but it fits all my needs. I had bought one similar last year.
So, is your mom your style icon?