When Tania first asked me if I wanted to post on her fashion blog, I was a bit confused. It could be because she’d just called me the day before to say that if she saw one more picture of me on Facebook wearing black with black and also black, she was going to come to my house and burn my clothes. Then she explained. SHE would be handling the “fashion” part of the blog. I would be in charge of the “writing something and make it good so that you don’t bore my gurls or I will come burn your clothes” part. Seriously, I don’t think she likes my style.
Since my sister has been telling stories on me, I thought I would tell you about my earliest memories of her. NOW she’s a wonderful, caring and compassionate individual, but when she was ten? Cruella Deville!
I was a sweet, loving, super-cute five year old who sadly, was afraid to sleep alone. Every night I would go into Tania’s room and beg her to let me sleep with her. The answer was always NO. I would go out into the hallway and wait for her to go to sleep, then I would crawl back into her room and slink into her bed. It almost never worked. She would sit up and insist I leave. I would beg and plead, and FINALLY she would say that I could sleep with her, but I couldn’t touch her. We would argue back and forth until we’d negotiated a happy medium. I could only touch the back of her nightgown. So there I would lay, curled into a little ball, my cute hands gratefully clutching the back of her gown until I went to sleep. She thinks it’s funny, but even in my twenties, I would wake up to find myself in a fetal position with my hands curled around the comforter.
What makes it worse was SHE was the reason I was scared to begin with! Since she was older, she was always going to movies then coming home and telling me about them. Movies like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre where the killer may still be running free. Or Carrie and the prom/blood bath. And it wasn’t just scary movies. She introduced me to songs about terrible tragedies that made me afraid to ride in a car -Tell Laura I Love Her, or date someone in the military –Billy Don’t Be a Hero. The worst had to be when she brought home a book about Charles Manson! If you are glad he is still in prison, you can thank me. That was my prayer every single night of the 1970s!
Lucky for me, she did get a TINY bit nicer as she got older. Now the scariest thing she says is, “I’m going to take a picture of you in that outfit as an example of what NOT to wear.” I’m glad you gurls enjoy her. Where were you in 1972??
Now, it’s my turn to take back over the blog. I am wearing a top that I bought last year when I went to Florida at the Prime Outlet Mall. It is a taupe colored top by Van Heusen. It has two layers, the taupe bottom layer, and a thin sheer topper. The embroidered top layer is what makes the top.
Top: Similar | Chico’s | Plus
I have had this purse for a couple years. It is one of my favorites. I like carrying in the fall as well as the spring and summer. It is by Michael Kors, and it is a linen material with the dark leather handles. The gold in the chain and on the name plate, make it look nicer.
Purse: Tom Clovers | Dooney & Bourke | BlueflyI really have got to buy another navy linen blazer. This one is getting so faded. It is an Ann Taylor, and you have seen me wear it before. I like the length on this, and have never found the exact one to replace it.
Blazer: J Crew | Kohl’s | PlusThe palazzo pants are from Cato’s and I bought them when I went to Tennessee earlier this year. I have worn them once before, and this time I decided to style them a little different. I like the feel of these pants, they are a crepe material. Unfortunately they are no longer available on the Cato’s website.
Palazzo Pants: Chico’s | Zappo’sI hope you enjoyed today’s guest post. I am off helping with a vintage fashion show for my woman’s club today. And by the way, don’t feel too sorry for my little sister. This is the same sister that announced on the school bus one day that I wore “days of the week underwear” and I had on Wednesday. She is also the same sweet sister who went to my class when I was in 5th grade, and announced in front of the entire class that I would not be at school that day because I had diarrhea.
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