Whether she's making a new batch of her elderberry syrup or playing at the park with her husband and son, Purely Elegant Mom on the Street Perry O'Rourke has a fresh and natural style.
Wife, mother, all-around style icon and health enthusiast. Perry is bringing her passion and enthusiasm for natural medicine to bring health and healing to those around her through her new business, Purely Elderberry. She and her family love living in Virginia Beach where they enjoy being outdoors and exploring the beach.
Which three words best describe your style? Minimalist, classic and elegant.
What are your favorite places to shop? I love Zara, Mango, Ralph Lauren, and Anthropologie.
Who’s your favorite style icon? Oh gosh, so many women’s styles I love. My mom, sister, and grandmothers have amazing style. Well-known figures I love are Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, and Charlotte Casiraghi.
What’s your best style advice? Keep it simple with a touch of elegance and class.
What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? My diamond earrings and Mother Jeans.
Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? I love the Mom Jeans! I think they’re great!
What should NEVER make a comeback? Anything bedazzled or massive wide-leg jeans for men...or women really...
What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? I used to think bell-bottoms were cute on me...
What’s your best style secret? Bronzer and a pinch of blush!
Stilettos or flats? Stilettos for sure
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? We love going out to explore new parks or places to eat!
What’s been your best family vacation? We love going to Florida every year. The blue sea and heat are my favorite. My son loves being outside too so it’s perfect for the whole family.
Best parenting advice: "Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become." Brooke Hampton. Jodie Berndt’s books are amazing for parenting advice and prayers.
Parenting true confession: I have been peed on, and my son and peed on himself one too many times. Either I didn’t put the diaper on tight enough or wasn’t quick enough during the diaper change.
What’s your go-to family dinner? Tacos or a veggie-loaded salad!
What’s your favorite family restaurant? We love Mexican, Taco Loco is yummy.
What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? Hart of Dixie, It’s so silly but so cute. I also loved binge-watching a Spanish show called Velvet. Loved that show!
If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? Julia Roberts as an older me and Charlotte Casiraghi as a young me.
What’s your favorite beach read? Anything about Holistic Health! Since starting Purely Elderberry Syrup I have enjoyed reading new research on Elderberry as well.
What’s the best song to dance to when nobody’s watching? Glorious by Macklemore! I love the new Kanye Album.
If you could go shopping with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be? My grandma Virginia and Princess Diana.
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Spain! And, Switzerland. I’ve been to both and absolutely love both.
What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? I love tea and cuddling with my son while we read about trucks and tractors. It makes my day complete.
We love Perry's laid-back and natural approach to life and style, which is so effortlessly elegant! We're also big fans of the way she's channeled her passion for holistic health into equipping and empowering others. Thanks to her Purely Elderberry Syrup, more kids (and their parents) are now better able to bounce back from colds or other viruses-- or avoid them altogether! Be sure to follow Perry on Instagram, and try her Purely Elderberry syrup, too. You'll be glad you did!
And for more fun and stylish moms, be sure to check out FamilyApp's Moms on the Street!