Tracee Ellis Ross took a comedic approach on Sunday when disclosing a tip to her followers that her mother, legendary singer Diana Ross, gave her when it comes to spending money on lavish ensembles.
In the Nov. 15 caption, the actress revealed that her mother’s tip to getting fair use out of your couture garment is to preserve it and to wear it. She wrote, “My mama always said if you’re going to spend money on clothes, then take care of them and use them a lot. I use this @balenciaga coat A LOT.”
Tracee shared a video of herself in an unknown location gliding in the snow and cutting up as she shows off her green Balenciaga coat. In the 27-second clip, she is talking to the camera person about the holiday festivities. She said while shimmying, “Good morning, good afternoon, Merry Christmas. How are you today? I just woke up and threw this on. It will be my first of many outfits for the day. What are you doing this Christmas? Jingle bells, Jingle bells. Batman’s gotta slay.”
Some fans admired the star’s coat, while others showed appreciation for her charismatic personality.
“Let’s just say Tracee vibes is unmatched ‼️👑.”
“A whole mood 🎶.”
“That coat and those boots are everything! Yasss, work it mama! 😍💚.”
“Always chic. 😍.”
“This coat is everything!!!”
The “Black-ish” actress shared the post the same day she accepted the People’s Choice Fashion Icon Award broadcast on E! Sunday night. The 48-year-old thanked her mother for her introduction to fashion during her acceptance speech. Tracee said, “I have to thank the icon herself, my mom. Not only for her great parenting and not acquiescing to my many whimsical and outrageous requests and tantrums … but also her style… and glamour that introduced me to the power of fashion.”
She also added if it weren’t for her mother denying her a “shopping budget” as a teenager, the entrepreneur would’ve never fallen in love with vintage clothing. “Second-hand clothing helped me understand that style has nothing to do with money,” she said. “It’s the way you put things together. Style is the how, not the what.”