Friday, April 2, 2010

FLASHBACK FRIDAY more like frightnight & FILL INs


Fashion memories.
Oh, great.  More ways to confirm JUST HOW REALLY OLD I AM in this world of young, skinny ladies.
What fashions were popular?
LARGE BELL-BOTTOMED BLUE JEANS WERE THE THING WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.  TRIM AND FIT THROUGH THE THIGH BUT THEN HUGE ANGLES FROM THE KNEE DOWN...MY CALVES USED TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE FABRIC OF 'THE BELLS' AS I WOULD WALK.

What did you beg to wear?  HALTER TOPS WERE IN...AND I BEGGED.  MOTHER WAS NOT ABOUT TO LET ME WEAR THEM TO SCHOOL.  'EVERYONE' ELSE DID.  SHE WON THE BATTLE.

AFTER WINNING THE BATTLE, SHE STILL MADE ME A FEW--I COULD ONLY WEAR THEM AT HOME.  (I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO WEAR THEM IN PUBLIC...OVER MY BATHING SUIT TOP DURING BAND CAMP, IN THE HEAT, IN THE SUN, WHILE WE SWEATED LIKE BANSHEES...SUCH A WONDERFULLY PLEASANT MEMORY.)


What style did you happily embrace but now look back while thinking, "Ugh, Whatever possessed me to wear that?"  PLATFORM, LEATHER SANDALS...I CAN'T COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES I TIPPED OVER IN THEM, FELL OFF OF THEM, NEARLY BROKE MY NECK IN THEM.  YES, THEY WERE UGLY, U.G.L.Y.  LEATHER STRAPS CROSSED OVER THE TOE, BUCKLED AROUND THE ANKLE...IN A LIGHT BEIGE COLOR, SO  GROSS!   HOW DID I NOT BREAK MY NECK?  I CLUNKED AROUND IN THEM MY JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS.
Have any of these come back into style?  MY SHOES ARE IN STYLE NOW.  SOME OF THE SAME LARGE BELL BOTTOMS  HAVE COME BACK, TOO...YOU KNOW, WE WORE 'JELLIES' FIRST :)  SEVERAL OF THE GIRLS IN OUR YOUTH GROUP WORE THEIR 'NEW' JELLIES TO CHURCH LAST WEEK...IT MADE ME SMILE.

What have you worn that you vowed you never would? A MINK STOLE TO A 'VERY' FORMAL GEORGIA TECH GATHERING AT THE ATLANTA PIEDMONT DRIVING CLUB WAS MY FASHION FAUX PAS...MY FASHION FALSE STEP.  NO, NOT A FALSE STEP...A FALSE LEAP.  IT BELONGED TO MY BOYFRIEND'S MOTHER, AND IT WENT BACK TO ITS HOME AFTER THE EVENT.  I WAS 22...AND AM SURE I LOOKED RIDICULOUSLY SILLY SPORTING A GORGEOUS MINK I OBVIOUSLY COULDN'T AFFORD NOR KNEW HOW TO CARE FOR...IT WAS A COLD NIGHT AND IT DID KEEP ME WARM.  I'VE NOT EVER WORN ANOTHER STOLE.

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FRIDAY FILL INS  #170
Friday Fill-Ins

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it!
And...here we go!
1. All you need is _TO REMEMBER BACK ON THE CRAZY STUFF YOU WORE IN HIGH SCHOOL...YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU'RE OLDER_.

2. _HEARING ABOUT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO ARE CONCERNED ISLANDS ARE GOING TO FLIP OVER DUE TO TOO MANY PEOPLE (HIS REBUTTAL CERTAINLY DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HE WROTE IT EITHER)__ fills me with laughter.
3. Each generation, as it grows up, _REALIZES JUST HOW SMART THEIR PARENTS ARE ONCE THEY HAVE CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN__.
4. _KNOWING HOW HOT I AM GOING TO BE THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, EVEN IN THE HOUSE, IN THE AIR CONDITIONING, _ is something I have a hard time dealing with.
5. A trip to _BEACH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS IN THE LOW 70'S WITH A BOOK IN MY LAP AND A COOLER BY MY SIDE_ is what I need.
6. _SOMEONE STARTS COUGHING WITHOUT USING THEIR HANDS OR ELBOW_ and you get back.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _COOKING DINNER FOR THE FAMILY_, tomorrow my plans include _WORKING ON MORE SENIOR 'PROJECTS'__ and Sunday, I want to _PUT OUT DD'S EASTER BASKET, LISTEN TO AN INSPIRED SERMON, THEN HAVE LUNCH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS_!

Jer. 33:3  "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

8 comments:

Mary said...

Your "Flashbacks" really took me back! Those were the days, eh? I was a band person, too, in high school, college, and even post college. Once it's in your blood...

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love the flashback, but hey, I gotta say, I like the shoes! For realsies! And I'm posting about Guam,too, soon. My nephew lives there, for Pete's sake! :) Have a blessed Easter.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I notice the picture of the stole is missing. Would have liked to seen that one!

Blessed Easter walk to you and yours.

peace~elaine

2Thinks said...

Ah, your memories are my memories- bell bottoms, halter tops, platform sandles- yep. Very funny about the mink stole-

Friday fill-ins were fun to read, as well. Over here, one 18 year old daughter is realizing her parents are pretty smart and she isn't even married with children of her own yet. Miraculous.

I think I'll go ahead and do a basket of some sort for Fash, too, even though she has outgrown that tradition. I miss having little kids sometimes. I'm staring straight into that empty nest most days. Trying to cope.

Hey- a very big GOOD LUCK to you on winning the I Won...You Win! I think you definately want to win it more than anyone else. I forgot to post when I would be drawing for the win. Um. Not sure. Probably next week.

Happy Easter!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, yes, I had the leather platform sandals. Mine were more of a rusty/burnt reddish brown.

You mean jellies are back? I haven't seen them yet.

I knew better than to ask for a halter top. My mom didn't even let me wear sundresses.

Kim said...

I'd forgotten halter tops! I had a few but not much to fill them. LOL I remember how our bellbottoms used to absorb water whenever we'd walk in the rain, too. The legs were like wicks, drawing up the moisture, flapping around and chapping our calves. Oh what we did for fashion!

Enjoyed reading your memories Jubisista!

rita said...

I would not/could not have worn the bell bottoms while at home with my parents, no pants allowed. However, I have a famous photo somewhere of me after my first baby, wearing bright orange print bell bottoms while hiking with my son in a baby carrier.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I had a pair of clog just like that too! I think we all did!