This South Carolina Mom's Style is as Classic as Can Be
"When it comes to her sense of style, my mom is about as classic as can be. If she had a uniform, it would be a pretty brocade shift paired with a coordinating coat. Even when she's walking the dog around our neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina, her hair is pulled back tidily in a barrette and she's likely wearing her charm bracelet. But spend a little time with her, and you'll learn that her impeccable taste is only the outer evidence of her overflowing graciousness and warmth. She'll also surprise you with her sense of humor, which she inherited, along with her favorite nail polish colors, from her own mother."
Care Pays Off
"My mom has the smoothest, clearest skin—no doubt because she takes such good care of it."
Buy It: Clarisonic Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush, $99; sephora.com
A Hint of Color
"The subtle pink of this moisturizing pick is perfect for everyday wear."
Buy It: Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Milan, $26; amazon.com
Keep the Eyes Sparkling
"My friend Dakota got her hooked on this Tom Ford eye shadow."
Buy It: Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach, $65; sephora.com
"Points for consistency: Cajun Shrimp for her toes, always, and Bubble Bath for fingers."
Buy It: Infinite Shine in Cajun Shrimp and Bubble Bath, $8.24 each; walmart.com
Don't Give Up on a Classic
"If she's out in public, her hair is curled. She belongs to that rare breed of ladies who still use hot rollers every single day."
Buy It: T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers LUXE, $119; ulta.com
Big (But Controlled) Hair
"Her go-to hair spray keeps Charleston humidity at bay."
Buy It: Big Sexy Hair Spray & Stay Intense Hold Hairspray, $18.95; ulta.com
The Perfect Accessory
"She always wears her hair half up and pinned back with a clip. Classic tortoise goes with everything."
Buy It: Oval Barrette in Italian Tokyo Tortoise, $16.50; jcrew.com
"While my mom will splurge on some things, lotion isn't one of them. She's used this her whole life!"
Buy It: Lubriderm Daily Moisture Body Lotion—Fragrance Free, $5.47; walmart.com