Sep 3, 2009
How Do I Look?
So I asked my daughter this morning if my shoes looked OK. I was worried about the color. They are white sandals and my outfit was mostly black with some small white flowers all over the skirt. She answered me with a sideways tilt of her head and raised eyebrows.
Me ----> "What’s the matter with them?"
Her ----> They’re kind of 90’s aren’t they?
Hmmm, I might have bought them in the 90’s. I can’t remember. Maybe I need to start affixing expiration dates to my clothing and shoes, except for anything made of wool or cashmere. My grandmother told me items made from these fabrics are “timeless” and worth the investment.
Ever since our 25th Anniversary party in May I have been looking at old pictures with a new perspective. As a surprise my daughter put together a wedding album for us. It got passed around to everybody. There were quite a few comments about the mullets and the outdated styles worn by our wedding guests. What can I say? Everybody had a mullet back then. We also had leg warmers, ankle boots and white leggings. I make no apologies.
Let’s fast forward 25 years and see what the next generation thinks of your skinny jeans and big baggy purses with chains and baubles hanging off of them everywhere. They will wonder why you wore shirts that don’t cover your bellies. I bet they’ll get a kick out of how your pants hung halfway down your ass too. And croc's... I defy anybody to explain why they were caught dead in a pair of those godawful shoes. Today’s fashion is tomorrow’s fodder for ridicule.