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Introducing: Frightening Fashion Fridays

January 4, 2013

Bulterman 0938Mom documented our family events throughout my childhood, faithfully photographing babies, weddings, vacations, and everyday activities.  Not long ago I had over a thousand of her slides (spanning thirty years) converted to DVDs, surprising my sisters at Christmas with their own sets.  We have reminisced, laughed, and poked fun of our younger selves ever since.

Aside from enjoying the nostalgia, though, I’ve discovered a side of me that has been quite the eye-opener.  The more I peruse the images, the more I realize that I was fashion-challenged – sometimes frighteningly so.  I guess I could blame it on the trends at time, or I might even suggest that my creative, arty side was shining through.  I rather think, however, that I simply made… let’s just say… interesting choices.

With that in mind, I thought I would share some of my flair for style over the years.  Each Friday in 2013 I’ll be posting an image or two.  Some of you readers of a certain age might even recognize yourselves.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2013 7:18 pm

    Oh My!! I do remember that! In fact I remember thinking…what are you thinking? Looks like you are a dancer in a bad musical! Flashdance, maybe???

  2. January 4, 2013 7:34 pm

    You’re just jealous!

  3. Laura permalink
    January 4, 2013 7:43 pm

    Love it!

  4. January 4, 2013 8:04 pm

    That was the style back then! Did you notice your socks and jacket match? VERY coordinated!

  5. January 4, 2013 11:01 pm

    Oh, I agree – that’s very much the way the 80s looked – from looking at this photo, I’d say you were a fashion victim, much more than anything else 😀 But I do think it’s brave, what you’re doing here, sharing that photo 😉 Good on you 🙂

    & Happy New Year to you and H! I hope you have a happy, healthy, inspired year filled with lots of creativity – in your clothes choices AND otherwise 😀 x

  6. January 5, 2013 5:05 am

    You were on it! That look was THE height of fashion xx
    Keep sharing the love!

  7. Barbie permalink
    January 5, 2013 8:54 am


  8. January 5, 2013 11:18 am

    Oh my, my my………………… !! Maybe I can scrounge up a picture on me in my Large Raspberry or Large Blueberry one-piece jumpsuit to challenge your picture!

  9. Melissa Farrington permalink
    January 5, 2013 11:25 am

    Must have been Spring:)

  10. January 9, 2013 9:17 am

    What a great idea for both a gift and a blog series! Those are certainly some interesting color choices in your outfit, but at least you match 🙂

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