Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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.
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.