I'm back - and just in time for FUN MONDAY!!! I gotta get this done before I pass out (sitting up is ridiculously tiring right now), but I wanted to let you all know that I'm alive and flipping my toes - kicking will come later.
HulaGirl, that incredibly nosy woman, is our hostess this week and she wants to know this:
After much thought and consideration I’ve come up with the following topic….clothing…specifically clothing you can’t get rid of. We all have at least one or two items of clothing that we can’t part with, even if we can’t or don’t wear them. I want to know about yours. Show us if you have pictures or describe it in detail. Model it for us if you dare. Nothing naughty please-we don’t want to see your backside (or your front side) in that thong you foolishly bought in Cancun on vacation.
Just for the record, I have NEVER made that thong mistake.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to show you. After all, I rather ruthlessly cleared out my closet just recently, dumping clothing I'd been holding onto for years in the vain hope that I'd fit into it again and/or the vague hope that whatever it was would be back in style by then. My closet is now a third of what it once was, so I peeked into it rather hopelessly - and found these!
I bought this dress just before my 20th high school reunion. It was my first and last "little black dress" and though it was (at the time) the biggest piece of clothing I'd ever owned, I felt quite lovely while wearing it. The hanger doesn't do it justice. You can't see how the shape just skims the body in the most flattering way, and how the little rhinestone button in the middle makes your waist seem smaller. I thought about getting rid of it many times because I didn't think I'd ever get into it again. Now that my 30th high school reunion is waving at me from two years in the future, I look at this dress again - and realize that I can fit into it again!
I've never worn this dress, but it's been living in my closet for several years now. It's the same size as the little black dress. My mother gave it to me because she couldn't get into it anymore. By the time she was ready to wear it, she'd outgrown it. I'm not sure about this, but I think she got it from my grandmother's closet after she died. Something about this dress looks like Grandma. But if that's true, then Grandma never wore it either because it still has the price tag on it!!!! So, why is it STILL in my closet? Sentimental reasons? Some. But mostly because I like the color and the cut and one day I will wear it!
It doesn't get that cold here in Florida most of the time - especially recently. But it does in Oklahoma, which is where I was living when my mother crocheted this beautiful scarf for me. The colors are gorgeous, the workmanship superior and it's a marvelously warm thing to have around your neck or over your shoulders. It's nice and wide, so I have worn it as a shrug before. The scarf and the turtle fur gloves my husband gave me live in a special box in my closet and wait for the day when I say, "I'm cold!"
There you go - Fun Monday! Visit HulaGirl and see what the other participants have dragged out of their closets! I'll get around to the rest of you sometime this week, but for now, I need to go lie down again. Happy Monday!