Monday, June 23, 2008

Fun Monday: Clothes you can't part with

Our hostess for this weeks Fun Monday is HulaGirl and she has come up with a fun and creative challenge. Her instructions:

After much thought and consideration I’ve come up with the following topic….clothing…specifically clothing you can’t get rid of. We all have at least one or two items of clothing that we can’t part with, even if we can’t or don’t wear them. I want to know about yours. Show us if you have pictures or describe it in detail. Model it for us if you dare. Nothing naughty please-we don’t want to see your backside (or your front side) in that thong you foolishly bought in Cancun on vacation. Is it your old FFA jacket from high school (which my husband has)? A Grateful Dead concert t-shirt from 1978? A shirt from an old lover or that size *&! pair of jeans you hope you get into again one day? Or maybe the really large pair of jeans you wore before you lost 100 pounds or your grandma’s vintage wedding dress. Dig around in your closets and find something you want to share with us Monday.

I have an entire box full of items, so the tough part was deciding which ones to showcase.
I decided to start with a favorite of mine:

I wore this suit when I was much, much younger and thinner. I looked really hot in it, even if I do say so myself. I doubt that I will ever fit into it again (some things have grown and shifted over the years.) But I just can't bring myself to get rid of it!

I have a whole collection of t-shirts that bring back lots of memories of concerts and events of old. Like this one:
This is from my one and only visit to the Kentucky Derby. I have the matching Derby glass too. Did I pick the winner? No. Spend A Buck beat out my long shot favorite by, well, a long shot.

Then there is this one, a souvenir of my first ever rock concert date:
In case you don't remember, the band is REO Speedwagon. I saw them a couple of years ago here in NH - like me, they have aged a bit. They still make great music though!

And finally,Hulagirl, this is for your hubby:


I actually have two of them, the other is a white one from the year I was selected as Chapter Sweetheart. But the white is now more of a beige -- it hasn't weathered time quite as well as this one has.

The other items in my box include lots more concert t-shirts: Air Supply, Oak Ridge Boys, Brooks and Dunn (signed). Also some Sigma Phi Epsilon Lil Sis items as a reminder of my college days, and my old horse show clothing, which like the suit I will never fit into again.

I can hardly wait to see what everyone else has offered up!

14 comments:

Molly said...

Take It on the Run, Reo Speedwagon did produce some fine tunes. Nice collection of shirts.

Heather said...

I love the Kentucky Derby shirt, and my first interview suit was green. too. I got rid of it several years ago when I knew it was never, ever going to fit again. ;)

hulagirlatheart said...

hi infidelity...Now that brings back some memories! Got any Journey to go with that? Or some Heart or Def Leppard? By the way, Heart is touring with Def Leppard this summer. I'm thinking about it....

Thanks for playing today!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Great choices great memories. And I bet the suit looked fabulous. :D

janjanmom said...

I still have my FFA jackets. Yes, jackets, three of them. 2 have my office embroidered and one was just when I was a member. Don't tell hula-her hubby only has one and she teases him. I LOVED FFA!!

Swampwitch said...

Oh man, does that FFA jacket bring back the memories.
Wonder how many t-shirts were posted today? So many memories wrapped up in a piece of cotton with words stamped on the front.

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mamarehema said...

that suit does look hot!

lisa marie said...

Hey I was in Metropolis around Thanksgiving!

I like the things you chose to showcase and understand why you can't part with them. :)

daddy d said...

Great bunch of stuff. Quality names on those tees.

Gattina said...

You keep your dress as a nice souvenir, that's cute !

Sayre said...

I'll bet you really stood out in that suit! It looks great!

Reva said...

Great idea. I have the best T-shirt to show, besides a few other specialties. How do I share them, other than post them on my blog? I'll have to do that this next monday for sure.

robinellablog said...

Great memories!

Reva said...

I found my favorite Tshirt I've had since the 1970's. go to my site to view. Remember McDonald's commercials "Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheeseonionsonasesameeseedbun" Yep, I still got it.