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Monday, January 25, 2010

A good old dress

I get a lot of flak for having a lot of clothes. People are constantly asking me if all I do is shop. And they never seem to believe me when I tell them that I don't really shop much at all. In fact, aside from some maternity clothes I haven't bought a new outfit since my birthday last year. :) I haven't bought a new pair of jeans since 2006.

So where do all the clothes come from? I have not grown or changed sizes since seventh grade. And, admittedly, there were days (back when I was single) where I shopped quite a bit. And I like to take good care of my clothes. And I love being around when friends are cleaning out their closets. This has resulted in a mass accumulation of wardrobe.

People often ask me about something I am wearing and where I got it - and truthfully I often can't remember because it is from years ago. This must be in my blood. My grandmother (also known for her closet) and I had the following conversation this Saturday after my grandpa admonished us both to get rid of clothes.

Me: Most of the clothes are from years ago, and most of those I bought at thrift and antique shops.
Grandma: I know. People ask me all the time where I get such nice clothes, and I say, my goodness they are fifty years old!

So I had to laugh to myself on Sunday at church when several people complimented me on the dress I was wearing.Why was it funny? I found this dress with my mother-in-law while sorting out some things in their basement. It was one she wore in college...and one she wore when she was pregnant with my husband! Which makes it at least 26 years old. You just can't beat a good, old dress.

6 comments:

panini said...

Remember when we were looking in your closet for something, and I pulled out a super cute sweater? You said, "I've had that since I was 12." I about died. ;) And yes, that's a darling dress! Classic old-school!

Landon and Kylie said...

Super, super cute!! I still have clothes from elementary school in my closet...I hate getting rid of things, because I still like to wear them! Why get all new clothes every year when you can keep the ones you have and just add a few here and there?
PS I have a question: what day is your baby due? We're planning a spring break trip down south and would love to come visit, but it's in March (the 19th-ish) and I'm not sure how crazy your life will be at the time...let me know!

Anonymous said...

omg THOSE SHOES!!!

Ang said...

So, It reminds me of watching you pack to go to Russia... the picture of you packing to go to Russia didn't help the image come to mind. I just remember thinking it was rather funny how attached you were to ALL your clothes and couldn't seem to part with ANY of them. Even if it was only for a few months...

Landon and Kylie said...

Wow, March is just around the corner! You must be getting excited. We really would love to see you guys, but I don't want to make things crazier than they already are. The trip is still in the initial planning stages, but I think we are going to leave here the night of the 18th, then hit Zions the 19th. We have until Monday the 21st, so if you have any suggestions of other places we should go let me know. Is it warm enough in March that we could camp out? None of our plans are set in stone yet except the dates. Maybe we can just play it by ear, depending on when you have the baby.

brace-girl said...

wow. that is an amazing dress!!!