Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My fabulous parents

I want that dress!

I just returned from a trip to California. One of the things I love about going back to my home state to see my parents is digging through old photo albums. I covet pretty much everything my parents wore in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including my Dad's bell bottoms. I wish I owned more dark denim flared jeans. One of things that impresses me about these photos is that my parents managed to keep their sartorial dignity during an era that was known for some pretty regrettable fashion. I've never seen a photo of them sporting polyester pant suits or crazy floral prints -- in other words, nothing that a hipster would wear ironically now. Both of them really have a classic sense of style.

Dad in San Francisco

Mom in front of the SF skyline

Mom in a straw hat

Mom visiting Stanford

Dad and King John

Mom at the beach

Dad and his bellbottoms

Mom's awesome blue sundress

I threatened to post these photos under "vintage inspiration." Ha ha, just kidding Mom! Though seriously, clothing I wore when I was a teenager is now being sold as vintage. I'm 29! I blame fast fashion.