Memorial Day is celebrated every May but few people know that it has strong southern and African American Roots. According to SavingPlaces.org, ” Every May, the nation marks Memorial Day, the longstanding tradition we use to recognize fallen veterans. The holiday has its origins in “Decoration Day,” originally held in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865, when […]
The bond between a mother and daughter should be an unbreakable, inseparable, educational experience for both the mother and her daughter. Southern Belles are one of the group of women who fully understand how special this bond is and they practice this bond from birth and beyond. Not only is the bond a learning experience, but it is soulful experience that allows “mama” and “baby girl” to be healthy as they share with each other their troubles, secrets, goals, and accomplishments. The bond is good for mind and body because being able to share ANYTHING with the person who birthed you makes you physically and emotionally stable, and it helps you succeed in carrying out other relationships. Below are ten vintage images of mother and daughter Black Southern Belles.
1. This mother and daughter duo is working their collared blouses. While the mother’s blouse is paired with a nice patterned handkerchief, beautiful hat, pearl earrings, and high-waist skirt; her adorable daughter has a pretty curled bang and nice clean walking shoes with her little cute socks.
Here is another beautiful woman and her gift from above as they gracefully pose for their portrait. The mother is looking gorgeous in her black and white polka dotted dress and matching head wrap paired with pearl earrings. Baby girl has a ribbon wrapper perfectly around her hair to compliment her light colored polka dotted dress coordinating with Mommy.
These Curly Cuties are adoring their moment before the little angel goes to school in her pretty, preppy uniform, cute purse and hat, while Mommy pairs her luscious curls with a nice patterned shawl, denim jeans, and boots.
This happy queen and her two joyful princesses are enjoying having their portrait taken as they all smile with much glee. The mother wears a dark, solid color and her two baby girls are dressed identically in their cute light colored dresses and big bows with topping their lovely curls.
The elegant ladies here look very exquisite in their nice plump, detailed dresses. The little lady has her hair in a nice braid with a big bow to the top and a smaller bow holding her braid. Her fluffy dress has plenty of pretty, detailed ruffles, while her mother’s dress is lace and pearl embroidered with a high neckline, long sleeves, and a nice locket around her neck. Her hair is perfectly pinned.
These two beauties grin slightly as the angel on her mother’s back is dressed in some cute overalls over a dainty collared shirt with her hair slicked up and tied with a ribbon. The mother has her hair slicked up as well with an amazing colored lip and a dark collared blouse.
This sweet mother, daughter team look very cheerful as they may be preparing for bath time in their cozy bathroom. The mother’s dress is really glamorous with its pattern and light colored, solid sleeve cuffs and neckline, and loafers, while her precious little missy has her hair braided with a bow on top, in her neatly creased blouse and shorts, her little cute shoes, and adorable striped socks.
This mother and daughter appear to be in the city and they look very anxious as they sit on their bag. The mother’s hat is carefully laid on top of her hair and her long sleeve blouse is lovely with her shoulder detail. The beautiful daughter has her hair topped with a bow as her pretty dress is paired with her stylish little walking shoes and and socks.
This vintage photograph of a mother with a long dotted dress and head wrap combing her daughter’s hair who is also wearing a beautiful long dress is just pure and priceless.
By the smile on this mother’s face, you tell that her daughter is little sunshine. The pretty little diva is dressed in a lovely patterned dress with lace around her sleeves and collar, while her beautiful mother has a pop of color on her lips, her hair pressed with precision, and a wonderful long sleeved, striped blouse with solid sleeves and a solid collar, with a thin belt around her trousers.
As much as I love my home, just a few weeks ago, my backyard was not my favorite space. With help from Pavestone and Home Depot, I was able to create and style a beautiful southern outdoor oasis. Over a few days, my husband and mother were able to transform our backyard into a beautiful […]
Looking for some last minute derby party inspiration? We have you covered. Today we are showing some fun from our recent Black Southern Belle party with Kentucky Derby Baby Shower Style. From classic red roses, to fun antiques and a fair share of horses, these images are sure to inspire you for your last minute […]
Today we are featuring one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A Mississippi native and political power house, Hamer is a truly powerful Black Southern Belle. Today we are showcasing her power throughA�12 Prolific Images of Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer shaped the world we live in today and we are honored […]
Sring is here and we are ready for outdoor entertaining. If you are looking for some inspiration for tips on how to create a southern inspired outdoor oasis, we have exactly what you need. We partnered with Home Depot for the Patio Style Challenge. Using products from Home Depota��s Mix and Match collection, we were […]
From Daisy Bates to Oprah Winfrey, black women in the South have blazed the trails of journalism. We reached out to black female journalists — women who are either from the South or who now call the region home– to ask them how they found their voices for storytelling. We also asked them to recommend […]
Spring is here and that means it is time to pull out your favorite southern styles. Nothing says spring in the South quite like a great plaid piece. This forever classic pattern adds a bit of chic to any outfits.A� Today we have Tips for Styling with Plaid fromA� Unlikely Martha and Unlikely Market. These […]
Do you want to add a little touch of elegance to your home? Antiques are a great way to start. Whether you have a modern condo or a classic Victorian dwelling, antiques are always a great way to add layered style to any southern home. With help from Tennessee based Interior Designer, Chad James, we […]
Mother’s Day is right around the girl. Every Black Southern Belle has a mother or mother figure who helped shaped them into who they are. Why not celebrate your mom with a stylish gift. Today we have a curated list ofA�Black Owned Mother’s Day Gifts from Effie’s Paper.A� These gifts are sure to be a […]
Do you love music and home decor? Why not blend those two interests together. If you want to add a bit of soul to your home, check out these AfricanA�American Album Covers to Use as Art. You can choose from any era or any genre, these are favorite ways to add some personality to any […]