While my sister was over during the weekend, we started going through some of our old stuff in the closets. She found my old enamel pins:
Man these brought me back. I'm sure for people who know me now (where I wear fairly simple, minimalist clothes), it would come as a surprise that in my teens I loved, loved vintage, retro clothes and jewelry. My favorite places to shop were rummage sales and used clothing stores. I also loved upcycling clothes--I would take a tank shirt and sew a tiered skirt on to it. Remember "Pretty in Pink"? I LOVED her clothes in that movie.
One of my favorite outfits I would wear to school was this red pleated sheer circle skirt (red leggings underneath) with a tuxedo jacket that had TAILS (!!!) and oxfords on my feet. And these enamel pins on the lapel. Yeesh, I wish I had pictures. Yeesh, I wish I had those clothes.
Because the pins don't quite work on the clothes I have now:
Anyhoo, these enamel floral pins are sweet remnants from that time. Sidenote: the little lion is one of my first stuffed animals I can remember having. He was in the discard pile, but I pulled him out. Shhhh, don't tell my sister...