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Shelby Foster

The NorthPark Center archives are full of fashion inspiration from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and even 90s. “From the Archives” highlights the most stylish shoppers from the past 50 years (you can see the first post here). Today, I’m transporting you back to 1969 in SouthCourt – near a store called Colbert’s, where Tory Burch stands today.

The stylish mother and her young child are likely headed to Neiman Marcus to have lunch or browse the last fashions of the 1960s. The mom could be mistaken for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with her polished, preppy outfit and cropped dark hair. Fast forward 46 years and wearing one pattern from head to toe is trendy yet again. Diane von Furstenberg created a dead ringer for this look in her spring/summer 2015 collection, now at Nordstrom

Diane von Furstenberg ‘Giselle’ Gingham Top ($298) and ‘Fausta’ Woven Shorts ($248), available at Nordstrom, Steve Madden ‘Donddi’ Sandals ($59.95), Kate Spade New York Cedar Street ‘Hayden’ ($358)

Janie & Jack Embroidered Romper ($46) and Metallic Sandal ($49)


This look accomplishes two trends in one – gingham has been just as popular as matching sets this year. The classic pattern rouses a hint of Americana nostalgia, updated in bright blue. Understated brown leather sandals from Steve Madden and a clean white handbag from Kate Spade New York keep the focus on the clothes.

While the tot is sporting a simple onesie in the photograph, I chose an adorable white romper with blue embroidery from Janie & Jack to compliment her mother’s look.