Mommy Once Told Me

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Ever since I was a kid, I’d watch my mom get ready before she heads out. I’d watch her sit on her makeup chair and get all dolled up. I’d wait for her as she chooses what outfit to wear and which shoes and accessories to match. I was always so intrigued and fascinated with the whole process. Then, once she heads out the door, I’d lock myself inside her bedroom and try on her all her clothes, just like how she does it. I’d get her gowns and sashay around her room even if they’re too big for me. LOL! I remember I’d even wear her belts as necklaces because they’re too loose. They were my favorite things in her closet. Needless to say, my mom is to blame for my early passion for fashion and she was the first person to notice this. At such a young age, my mom would already ask me for my opinion whenever she’d go shopping for her clothes. I’d go around the store and choose things for her like how a personal shopper would. Gosh, this kid. I enjoyed it though. I loved dressing my mom up. I know her style like the back of my hand!

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If I were to dress like my mom, I’d probably wear something like this. It’s not so different from my personal style. She did, after all, lay the foundations of it. She taught me all the basics. You see, my mom–she’s a classy lady all throughout. She likes clothes that look sophisticated and feminine. Nothing too fancy, just clean and classic cuts.

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She always tells me to appreciate the little details. Your outfit doesn’t have to be loud to be noticeable. Take this dress for example. It’s a plain shift dress with a little gold hardware on the side. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. But look at it. It’s beautiful! It’s understated but beautiful.

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I actually steal a lot of clothes like this from her. As I grow older, I appreciate the beauty of simplicity more and more. This is definitely something mom can pass down to me. Hello Mom, you won’t see this back in your closet. Kthanksbye! -your personal 3s (stylist, shopper and stealer) Har, har!

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Chanel vintage earrings

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Mango necklace

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Mango rings

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Mango dress

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Mango heels

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155 Responses to “Mommy Once Told Me”
  1. Philip

    I don’t know what mommy once told you, but I can tell that you are without any doubt one of the most classy women on this earth, Camille. :-)

    BTW, did anyone tell you that you have incredibly sexy legs? ;-)

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  2. jepotskie

    Stunning dress! Though I think it would help if you wore red lippies, but still, you look beautiful! :) Lakas maka-donya ang peg XD

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  3. Gladys

    *inhale, exhale, inhale, inhale, inhale, bulagta*
    Ganda mo dito. Gusto ko na tuloy makita rin ang mommy mo.
    Yeah, your outfit is very minimal yet very STRIKING! You’re outfit makes you look so, you know, soft. Babaeng, babae!

    What’s the occasion here?

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    • itscamilleco

      Haha! Thank you Gladys! No occasion. I just wanted tod dress up a bit :)

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  4. Mary Ann

    I’m really a big fan of yours, Miss Camille :) You’re so classy and elegant. Whatever you wear looks very good on you :)

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  5. Rose Cruz

    Can you feature your Mom here just like what Kryz Uy did. Or at least post a photo of her. Pleasee!!

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    • itscamilleco

      You can chekc out my IG :) I was able to sneakily post a photo of us on Mother’s day :)

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  6. jocelle

    Goshhh this made my day, super serious look but those paragraph made me lol relate kasi sa 3′s

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  7. Dhes Borja

    I love how simple yet sophisticated and neat this outfit is. You just proved that styling is not just about wearing something eye catchy (like those in vibrant colors and printed clothes) and wearing a lot of accessories..and I super love your hair..wondering if you’re the one doing it on your hair or someone’s styling it hehe

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  8. Joicellene

    Wowwwww!!! I’am sure your mom is very proud of who you turned out to be. :)

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  9. Steph Sison

    Haha,natawa naman ako sa kthanksbye! :D I love your outfit! Lakas maka sosyal ng dress.. :)

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  10. abi

    hi camille! i love your look! it’s very elegant <3
    what's your lippy here?
    HYPED!

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  11. Lesley

    Hi Camille,

    Great blog! I do exactly the same thing with my mom’s closet when I was a kid.. and even try her shoes! Haha!

    By the way, what lippie are you wearing? Thanks! ;)

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Lesley! It’s YSL :) Have to check which shade though :)

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  12. Angel

    Hahaha, good that you’re mom don’t get angry with you XDD

    3s !!

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  13. Rica

    hahaha! You really made my day! Your paragraph made me imagined everything like I was watching a movie! grabeh talaga ang powers mo cams! ^_^ I really imagined that cute little girl, locked up the room and trying her mom’s dresses. It was a slowmo on my wide imagination. That cute Camille! :D You na talaga! I love your mom! I hope you can do an outfit shots together:) ^_^

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  14. lea

    this post is so sweet! i hope one day, you’ll post something about an outfit on a mother-daughter date/getaway (or something. with your mom in the photos!) :D

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  15. Angelic Robles

    Very sleek! White is definitely a classic staple, and you’ve spectacularly proven it so. I’m a fan of your gold accessories— you look like royalty! The earrings, especially. They remind me a lot of the gold drachmas in the Percy Jackson series as well as The Heroes of Olympus books.

    Kudis to your Mom for teaching you and being your foundation to creating such a wonderful style persona!

    P.S. Both our mothers are fans of classic cuts and white pieces. :-) My Mom would love this post! Gonna show her.

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Angelic! :) I hope your mom likes this post too! :)

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  16. Dawn

    This look is love at first sight! :) I’d agree about the whole growing up thing, I feel the same about myself and I noticed the same in most bloggers our age too. It is truly a beautiful dress, something I would not have wanted to wear say, 3 years or so ago. I appreciate my mom’s sense of style better now, too :)

    Dawn
    kdawnsy.blogspot.com

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    • itscamilleco

      Right? It’s such a wonderful thing, the evolution of our own styles :)

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  17. Ai-ai

    oo nga so simple yet so maganda for you..kahit anung damit po ang isusuot nyo, maganda sayo eh,!! :) hala.. Lagot ka sa mommy mo…hahahaha kidding :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Haha! Thanks Ai-Ai! Shhhh, hindi malalaman ni mommy! :)

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  18. camille rentoy

    LOOOOVE the dress! Please post a picture of your mom! AHAHA

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  19. Naaj Rona

    Classic, Elegant, Sophisticated and more. This dress is so simple bu it is so beautiful as you said. Your mum has a very good taste

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  20. Michelle

    I really love the white/gold combination on anything! Your outfit looks very prim and proper while your hair looks laid-back! Interesting :)

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  21. Jhanie

    Gaaaahhh Miss Camille! The first time I saw this on Mango’s online store, I drooooled and I immediately pin it on Pinterest. And now! Youre wearing it. Great styling.It looks sooo much lovelier on you! Now I crave that dress even more. <3

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Jhanie! :) Drooled over this dress as well! LOL!

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  22. Reena

    I don’t know why but I can totally see Gretchen Barretto wearing this! :)

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  23. Moa

    The pictures are stunning. You look so nice in that white dress with all those golden accessories!
    And I really enjoyed the story. Amazing work!

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  24. Sephie Rojas

    Lovely. Simply lovely. Like a modern day Cleopatra, minus the stealing from the closet, haha! Although I’m not so sure if she ever did steal anything from someone’s closet before :-/ I used to watch my mom dress up too. Although my mom is more on the casual side when dressing, she still stuns me every time we have to get dolled up for an occasion :”) I can relate to how your mom asks for your opinion when shopping too! The only difference is, my mom’s the one who “steals” my accessories instead :P

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    • itscamilleco

      Hahaha! Minus the stealing! Yes! :) My mom is starting to steal mine too!

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  25. Mei

    Hi camille! I soooo love your outfit! It’s classy and yes, it is simple but you made it look more beautiful. I’ve just started to read your blog last month and i began with page 79 if am not mistaken. Now, i’m down to page 39!woohoo! I guess i got too addicted.hihi i find your blog humorous yet funny that i sometimes laugh alone making my brother think i’m crazy.lol!

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  26. Ysabel

    Just like you, my mother is my fashion icon! I love the photos and the simplicity of your outfit, Camille! :)

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  27. Anri Nguyen

    i really love the simply from this dress, nothing to say about it, just love it!!!
    And i enjoy watching mom get dress too, sometimes steal stuffs from her, hehee, her style has affected me a lot *no shame*
    i’ve been reading your blog constantly lately, such a huge inspiration from you and your personality.
    Already became your fan!! love from Vietnam!!

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  28. Vina Guerrero

    i love your hair!! You look like a goddess here! White and Gold = perfect!! :)

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  29. Dan Urmaza

    Up to now, I still can’t find the reason why your blog’s the most refreshing way to make my day. It turns my paramount sadness into a large-scale happiness greater than what a lotto winner feels!

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  30. Kyla Tan

    You always tell the best stories, Ms. Camille! I can just imagine you being so cute! I bet your mom is so proud of you! Your dress is so immaculate and classy, just like you! The fabric has a certain white luminosity to it, just, wow.

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  31. Abby Gonzales

    Camille Co is the definition of elegance. Very polished and sophisticated ang look mo. I love it! Ikaw na talaga. You made that Mango dress looked like a million bucks! Red carpet lang ang peg :)

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  32. marisil

    hi camz!!! whats the color of your lipstick? i really like your outfit so sophisticated.

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    • itscamilleco

      I have to check pa the color but it’s from YSL yata :)

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  33. Anne

    Lol. I feel you Camille! I sort of steal from my mom’s closet too! She’d go: “Hey that’s my blouse!” or “Isn’t that my dress?”. Hahaha. If only we had the same shoe size, I’d probably be wearing them too. XD I love this dress as well. It’s simple. It doesn’t scream for attention but it gets it anyway…

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Anne! I like how you describes this dress :) Exactly how I feel about it! :) I wish I had the same shoe size as my mom’s as well!

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  34. Ruki

    You know how to make the atmosphere of your blog post blend in well with the mood that you are trying to convey with your outfit. Plus, you don’t try too hard to give your readers your “golden words”; that’s because some bloggers just tell people things that they know already, and they (the former) tend to just focus on those things that aren’t really connected to why they wore this certain outfit or why they chose to combine these pieces and those. And I think that’s what gives you a cutting edge above the others. You give people a sense of relatability and put them back into the real world. A world where fashion isn’t just for fictional characters in the television, or in other modes of media. :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Oh wow. Thank you Ruki! I’m extremely flattered. And here I thought I was just rambling about randomly. This just makes me feel so appreciated and inspired at the same time. :)

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  35. Christine Koay

    You look classy in this shift dress, Ms Camille! Simple yet chic.. Love your heels too! I guess mum will always prefer cleaner and classic piece.. 干净利落.. and my mum still have her printed blouse + skirt.. but i can’t wear them cuz my mum are much more smaller than me.. sigh.. it’s a nice thing to be your mum’s personal shopper at such a young age! so cute! i don’t really care about fashion until i was 14.. i bought my first ever fashion magazine which is Seventeen Malaysia version.. I have a question, can fashion sense/style be develop or we have to be born with it? i know this has nothing to do with this post but this question has been on my mind for quite some time.. does having interest in fashion is enough? i thought of starting my blog too but i’m just not sure.. I love fashion.. i love reading magazine but is that really enough?
    Sorry if my comment is too long.. 不好意思.. *bows 90 degree*

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    • itscamilleco

      沒關係! I think it can be developed. The people around us and the things we see affect our personal style greatly :) I think interest in fashion isn’t enough though. You have to hone it, develop it. :)

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      • Christine Koay

        thank you so much for your advice, Ms Camille! I’ll remember that point!! =)

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  36. Marichelle R. Sayaang

    :) wow. Your mom is great Ms.Camille She have passed and thought something to you w/c is good. She molded you or should I say leads you to your passion. In my own experience I used to watch my mother too as she prepare to go to work how she’d do her make up before going to work and her night regimen before she sleeps. I also wear her clothes before and specially the stockings she have I love to try wearing it over and over when she is not at home. hahaha.. Now’ maybe too she’s to blame why I have this “Vain-ty” in me lol!

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    • itscamilleco

      LOL! Mom is too blame! :) Those were the days. I’d watch her endlessly!

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  37. Girlie Blogger

    Beautiful dress. Looks like your mom is as stylish as you are. I did the same thing, btw – sit and watch my mom get ready.

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  38. Yanshi

    This is just wow! You’re right, the dress is so simple, but it looks very classy. Plus your hair, make up, the gold accessories (I love GOLD!!, i know you do too!), the heels, everything is just so perfect! Even the background! Wow!! :))) <3

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  39. Tasha D.

    I always love looks like that! Reminds me a lot of Victoria Beckham and Tilda Swinton’s personal styles! Sleek and Chic! They are the type of women who can make themselves look breathtaking even if their outfit is so plain and simple! Kahit wit bead work at shining shimmering accessories…suuuuuper bonga parin nila. Especially Tilda Swinton! She’s such a perfect muse for Haider Ackermann! Perfect tandem talaga sila!

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  40. Lourine Maulion

    So it runs in the blood. This makes me wonder what does your mom look like. Do you look like her? Simplicity can lead to elegance. Nice :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Yes. People say I look so much like her :) Thanks Lourine!

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    • itscamilleco

      What? I’m corny??? Huhuhu. Just kidding :) Thank you Reigne! :)

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  41. Danna Cuba

    This is a very beautiful post, Camille! Pang-Mother’s Day! I can feel the emotion while reading this. Very sweet :)

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