Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day Twelve - Spring 30 Day Clutter Buster Challenge

Today I did something very difficult.  I said goodbye to my favourite blouse.

After really thinking about it I realized that I have had this blouse for around 15 years.  That's longer than a lot of marriages!  I can remember wearing it with a pair of white capri pants to the school picnic.  Or pairing it with my long jean skirt for other school functions.  I wore this blouse everywhere.  It made me look good and that, in turn, made me feel good.  I can still remember buying this blouse on a sale rack at Fairweather for $5.00.  Believe me, that was the best $5.00 I ever spent!

But it is beginning to fray around the collar.  And I'm pretty sure that if it was in style 15 years ago, it probably isn't in style so much now.  Maybe in another 5 years it will be what they call "Retro".  And then it will just make me feel old.  Kind of like when bell bottoms came back into style.  So it is with great regret that I must say goodbye to this beloved blouse.  May it bless someone else - someone much younger who can pull off that whole hip, retro style.

Do you have any "retro" clothes?

1 comment:

  1. I remember my mother saving a pair of open toed sandals that she wore in the 50's, that fit me in the 70's and were very stylish. However, fashion makes sure to change things ever so slightly so you can't get away with much if you have eagle-eyed friends (or non-friends as the case may be).

    Today's mission for me was decluttering the van! To quote Anne "TA DA".