Playing Dress-Up or Living Dress-Up?
I am not quite sure when it all began really. Difficult to say. This has been a part of me as long as I can remember. Trying on Mom’s shoes. Always carrying around purses and trying on hats. Wearing my Grandmother’s jewelry. Some of my earliest memories were spent in “costume fashion”. Games played daily…house, Avon Lady, beauty shop, school, and more…all involved dress-up.
Hats, purses, jewelry; it all fit. A lovely 1960s-70s chiffon peignoir set always made a lovely princess dress (thanks Mom). Sneaking in my sister’s closets made me feel like the grown up girls (sorry to my sisters!!!).
Halloween was rarely about being “cute” for me. It was about being “pretty”. Now before anyone begins to think I am writing about the distorted perception of beauty, or a similar topic. I am talking more about the innocence and fun. Pretty hair, clothes, and fun!
As I got older, clothing in general seemed to become boring. I was shy, VERY shy (who’s surprised…some of you know this!) For awhile, I just chose to fit in so to speak. I bought the trends, wore the same things as everyone else. I still had my fun though!
As time went on, I developed a style I could be confident with, and still be unique. Much of it was simple, but still was able to show off my passions. Vintage purses and jewelry. A funky eclectic handbag with the jeans and t-shirt. Or the statement necklace and a little sundress. Whatever it was…and well it sure was something!
Now fast forward. The collecting continued. Little finds here and there through the years. Hats, purses, clothing, and more! I have quite the collection.
Recently I started posting some pictures of some of my finds. Its been fun. This is something I am passionate about. Silly maybe, but having fun. I don’t go out much to wear any of it which is hysterical! Therefore, when I do go out, don’t be surprised if I am overdressed. I don’t care!
Boots, boots, BOOTS!!! Cowboy boots. Am I from Texas? Nope. Are they the style/trend? Sometimes. Are they comfortable? Absolutely! Do I love them…um duh! Just letting you know that this is my philosophy I guess with regards to clothing. If I like it I wear it. Modifications, alterations, adjustments…whatever needed, or just grab and go!
Hats! Jeep hair and I don’t care. Running? Day at the beach? Need the color touched up or a haircut? Football or Baseball game? Just because? Sure…it all works.
Some pieces no longer fit. Some I have given away or sold. Some shopping has even been for others. Let my friends have fun too!
So I am thinking…what next…I am excited to see what unfolds! Stay tuned!
P.S. Heading to the Flea Market this weekend. Pictures coming…