I know, TWO fashion posts in one week! That brings my total fashion posts to um, two in over three years of blogging. Stop me, I’m on a roll.
So I’ve been sorting through our family photos for a slide presentation for my in-law’s 50th anniversary. It’s been really fun to look through our family’s history and see our children's lives unfold, envelope after envelope of photos. (Yeah, they are all in envelopes.)
And though I am but a mere shadow of existence in our photos, one thing is abundantly clear: my youthful figure was horribly wasted on the styles I wore. The high-waisted, pleated pants that tapered to the ankle were a cruel joke of eras gone by. Back then, I weighed a waif-like 115 pounds (cry) but the oversized tops and unflattering pants did nothing, NOTHING for my figure! Oh, I choke back the bitter tears when I realize now how I glibly took a flat stomach for granted. How I hid my skinny arms in billowy sleeves and my thin thighs in yards of pleated denim. And the little crocheted Peter-Pan collars did not help the look, I’m sad to say. People, my skinniest years were a complete tragedy of style choices!
Let’s not even discuss the hair disasters, which also mar my past. Suffice to say that the years I spent with a “good perm” brings new meaning to the term “oxymoron.”
My grief consumes me.
Since I am much too bitter to even THINK about a Small Thing today, help me by doing something about terrible waste. I believe we should keep things easy by simply emptying waste cans.
I know we’ve done this many times before, but really, couldn’t we do it every week and still have trash to throw out? My kitchen trash gets taken out regularly. It’s the office waste cans and the bathroom waste cans that overflow with stuff. We can lift our spirits (because I know you all grieve WITH me today) by getting points for each waste can emptied.
Points: 10 per waste can that gets emptied today.
And let's commiserate about our checkered fashion past, the angst of fashion present, or simply the sorrow of having nothing to wear over coffee today. Well, actually, you can talk about ANYTHING that crosses your mind, because that's what Company Girl Coffee is all about. Meanwhile, I will try and post some photos of my haute couture for your viewing pleasure.