Monday, January 30, 2012

Found again

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...

6 comments:

Tom said...
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Michael Kwun said...

I remember you wore an awesome vintage dress to Gma & Gpa Kwun's 60th wedding anniversary celebration, in 1987. I have some pictures lying around somewhere.

Tom said...

Michael, you've gotta post 'em!

Pound said...

omg that outfit!!!!!! tux jacket??????? i would've loved you back then! i was all preppy nerd.

Paul said...

I like the lion!

annabelle said...

me too! That story totally makes the me so happy she rescued the lion. um, and in my defense, Frances is the one who disdainfully announces "garbage!" without looking up when i consult her as we declutter. I am not the Toy Story villain here.