I am inspired by the book My Mother’s Clothes to start a scrapbook about my clothes for my children. Clothes say a lot about who you are. Of course my clothes aren’t as glamorous as Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s’ mothers. My wardrobe is mainly J.Crew and Target, with a little Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana thrown into the mix. But the reasoning behind my purchases tells so much about what was going on in my life at the time.

Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s mother was a southern belle who married an heir to a Coca-Cola bottling fortune. Barron was inspired to write the book during her mother’s  five year struggle with Alzheimer’s. The book is a visual love letter to a mother slowly lost.

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