Friday, April 2, 2010

Flashback Friday

Here is this week's topic for Flashback Friday at Mocha With Linda: Last week we shared our memories of how we celebrated Easter when we were growing up. Many of us mentioned the new Easter dress, some complete with hat and gloves, that we had each year. The flashback this week surrounds our fashion memories. You may elaborate on your childhood Easter fashions and/or share about styles in general. What fashions were popular when you were growing up? (Any time from birth to high school graduation)

My flashback:
I'm going to share some things I remember about clothes I wore through the years. I don't have pictures to share with you.

Something that came to mind immediately was my hair accessories. I always had long hair. My Mom would put it in pony tails and also had ribbons or matching pony tail holders (which I always called "ponies"). I remember ribbons that looked like yarn. Also my Mom made a lot of bows for me when I was little.

I remember when I was probably 3rd or 4th grade my Mom made me a bunch of tshirts and tshirt dresses. My aunt made me some too. One of them had smiley faces on it with googly eyes and painted black smiles. One had little bows sewn across it. Too bad I don't have a picture of those to share! My younger cousin and I often got matching tshirts. We were at a craft store one time and had a glitter splatter painted heart added to purple tshirts. Then my Mom wrote our names in the middle of the hearts.
It was always a big deal to me to find THE suit for the first day of school. Usually I'd have something in mind and we'd look for just the right outfit. Once we got it I'd save it until the first day and wouldn't wear it until school started. I remember some of my "first day" suits. One was flowered leggings with a big black shirt. Do you remember "Hammer" pants? I think that was another suit for the first day. Mine were a yellow flowery pattern.

One year, I think when I was in middle school, everyone had "bubble suits." That's just what we called them, I don't know the "correct" name for them. They were made of light material with big puffy legs and then gathered back up at the ankle. I was so proud when my Mom made me one for my birthday. It was light blue with big flowers on it.

I wore cowgirl attire in middle school for a time as well. I had a couple pair of "Rockies" (one pair of purple, one turquoise) and a pair of light brown boots.

Well, that was funny to think about things I wore when I was younger. I look forward to reading your memories today.
Have a day of blessings!


Ruthie said...

What fun memories!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow - I wish you had pictures. I don't remember any of those styles. I must have been out of school and working the night shift and clueless to what was going on in the daylight!

Kim said...

I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't know what hammer pants or bubble suits were! Another proof that I'm not fashionably inclined :-) In my universe, comfort is king!

Have a blessed Easter!

rita said...

Interesting! i am learning so much about the fashions of each decade. I missed all that growing up in Argentina.

Denise said...

I love your memories.

Amanda said...

I bet you looked adorable in everything too!


Karen said...

I was just thinking how drastically fashions changed from the 50's when I was a kid to the late 60's! I enjoyed your post. I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter. God bless you.