Before I became a mom, teacher and HOH (Head of Household) I would by trendy clothes. Whatever was hot at the moment is what I purchased. Then I grew up and discovered credit and catalogues. One of my favorite places to order online was Crossing Pointe. I don’t think this company even exists anymore. Anyone familiar with it? Well these pants were purchased over 10 years ago from the catalogue.
|Flower Pin: GAP, Ring: H&M, Pants: Corssing Pointe & Shoes: Steve Madden's at Ross|
I’d buy clothes get tired of them and give them away. This was a never ending cycle I lived. Moms would warn me not to get rid of everything. My Aunt who was a streamstress (she doesn’t sew anymore) and very fashionable would remind me that nothing new was under the sun even in fashion. There is a cauutteee photo of her hanging in my Grandmother’s home wearing a light blue skirt, top and matching cardigan with white wedges and a big afro with hints of sandy red. Wish I could show it to you. I wonder if that is where I get my love for cardigans.
|This park is my new favorite photo spot.|
Auntie Mary would say this trend/look will come around again. Part of the problem was I didn’t have anywhere to store all of those things that were out for the moment. Fortunate for me I did keep some things. I whipped these out as soon as I saw all the blog posts on color blocking. I wore this to a Saturday womens’ meeting at my church. Now I shop Goodwill and thrift stores more than department stores and places like Marshalls and Ross.
|Something's not right with my butt :( I promise it isn't soggy as it looks here, LOL!|
I was sharing with a co-worker this week that I really do recycle clothes. I just get ideas from magazines and blogs of real women wearing affordable clothes. Colorblocking to me is nothing more than mixing and matching something I think I’m really good at. I always have fun with my clothes.
|Notice, I'm not really drinking. I do NOT drink out of fountains.|
Where do you find inspiration? Is there a clothing item you've had longer than 10 years? What is it? Have you worn it lately? I can't wait to read your comments.