Tuesday, February 7, 2017

She Made Me Laugh and More... {Slice of Life}



This morning she made me laugh.

After getting her out of a pair of overalls with a broken zipper she asked me from the top of the stairs..."Do you have a pair of overalls?"  I burst out laughing and said no.  Then I remembered all my overalls.  My full length overalls that I loved to wear with my black turtle neck thin sweater - not a bulky sweater.  Then there was my short length overalls with the folded cuff that I loved to wear with a white sleeveless t-shirt like tank.  They were so comfortable and quite in fashion when I started teaching.  I had overalls year round and I thought they were cute and fun!  

I had one more pair of overalls and I wouldn't say they were cute and fun!  They ended my overall ownership.  They had a purpose and served me well but maternity overalls just weren't the same.  They weren't the same weight of denim.  They weren't the same cut.  They weren't the same shade.  They were big.  I felt like I was wearing a tent.  But to give them a fair chance I didn't really like any maternity clothes. After probably over wearing my maternity overalls, I swore I'd never own a pair again.

But just maybe, these fond memories and being able to save the day for one very cute daughter requires me to give this life decision a second look.  Which requires a whole set of questions to investigate.  Are overalls in style again?  Can a mama of teenage/college kids wear overalls?  I've heard if you wore something once and the style returns you shouldn't wear them the second time around.  Is that true?  After mulling these questions over, I realize some times you can't save the day and you don't need to rush into something so you can save the day.  

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10 comments :

  1. Cute slice, Mandy! I'm going to cast my vote on the side of wearing anything you loved before when it comes around again... problem is it might not look quite as great on an older version.. :( In the day, I had an overall-style long jean jumper. I think its at the bottom of my clothes trunk 'cause I never could completely discard it.

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    1. Isn't it funny how some items can't be discarded but set aside just in case.

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  2. I had the exact same overall ensembles :)
    My latest fashion question is, "Should I really be wearing these leggings?" So far, the answer has been Yes!

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    1. I had the same question about leggings too and I do wear them sometimes.

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  3. I figured the best response would be some research ... they are still in. If they make you happy - go for it!!
    http://www.bestproducts.com/fashion/g96/70s-style-denim-overalls/
    http://fashionista.com/2015/09/spring-2016-trends-overalls

    Clare

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    1. Thanks for the research - I have some pondering to do! What cute options in this link.

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  4. Love this slice. All of us can relate to some item of clothing we loved that has gone out of fashion or perhaps back in. My question: how old is that daughter at the top of the stairs? And when are you getting her some new overalls?

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    1. That daughter is 17 and broken zippers seem to something that repeats in her life. This time she's paying for a replacement at the dry cleaners because the overalls are less than a year old.

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    2. Somehow I pictured a four year old at the top of those stairs!

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  5. Oh the memories of overalls! 😄 I don't think they are in style here, but we are always behind the times.

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