When I was growing up, all any tween wanted to wear was Abercrombie and Fitch, and my mom was adamantly against it. Like Bratz dolls, The Real World, and sleepovers at anyone's house other than my best friend since birth's, she loathed it when I'd beg for a denim miniskirt or sassy graphic tee from the retailer (and don't get her started on that infamous scent inside the brand's stores). Eventually, after years of me barraging her, she gave in. Though, she never liked it—at least, not for another decade or so.
These days, following Abercrombie's gradual vibe shift over the last few years, her opinion seems to have made a 180-degree turnaround. Instead of convincing me not to shop at the store, she's been practically begging me to go there. Even more, she's been sending me links to pieces she is considering buying for herself. So to celebrate the moment I've been waiting practically my whole life for, I'm publishing her fall wish list below. That way, I'll always have proof. Scroll down to shop her picks.
My 58-year-old mom's fall wish list from Abercrombie:
Why she loves it: "Since I'm pretty petite, I need my midi-length dresses to be on the shorter side, so I'm always on the lookout for hybrid styles like this one. I love that it's fitted and versatile—I could wear it belted or with a pretty scarf and boots."
Why she loves it: "Now that I have my eyes set on leather pants, I want to try every pair and find the ones that work for me. I really just want a style that looks tasteful and can be paired with sweaters and button-downs."