January 21, 2009

S'FMtY: Pre-teen Fashion Queen

I know Christmas was a month ago, but I didn't have a chance to share this Christmas picture with you then. This is from the Christmas when I was in 5th grade. We went up to Ohio to spend Christmas with my mom's side of the family. We never went back there for Christmas again, and I think I know why. I am sporting a style that only a mother could love:

big plastic glasses? check
long earrings that clash with the sweater? check
too-short bangs pushed off to the side? check
bright blue barrettes holding back hair into twin puffs? check
dalmatian-print sweater, complete with knitted dalmatians? check and double-check
at least 4 rings on fingers? check
tapered jeans tucked into slouch boots? check
said boots being brown even though sweater has black? check
look of disgust for dad who is taking pictures? check

I remember thinking how stylish I was as I got ready that day. I wanted my older cousins to see how grown up I was so they'd let me hang around them, instead of having to hang out with my baby sister. I'm sure that my twenty-something cousins did have a few thoughts about my attire, but probably not what I was hoping.
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  1. You might look a *touch* on the bad side, but nothing says disgusting like a hand towel on a recliner. We ALL know why it's there - lol. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So funny! I had a few of those looks myself!Looks like you got a lot of gifts though. :)

  3. Too funny. We all went through that stage. :) And our mothers have the pictures to prove it.

  4. LOL, gotta love the earrings with the sweater! I can remember being that age and getting dressed up for air travel. I seriously thought that people would mistake me for a grown-up! I was so shocked when the stewardess did not offer me a drink! LOL

  5. Too funny! I had the same hairstyle and tapered jean-in-the-boots look. I thought I was soooooo stylish!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Childhood is not complete without "fun" fashions to laugh at years later.

  7. I can remember trying to look cool for my older cousins too. Every time I went to visit I'd come home wanting whatever style clothes they had been wearing.

  8. The pictures are around to make the current generation think that THEY are cool. It is a service that we provide for them :)

  9. LOL! What a fashionista your were.

  10. hooooo-eeee, that's a doozy! I love it, how we felt so cool!! I like the sweater, I really do.
    By the way, your profile views number was just at 1,111. Our family has this "thing" with the number 11, and the time 11:11. Maybe something neat will happen to you today! :)

  11. Ha ha ha! I love the look on your face!

    I remember those long, dangly earrings. I had a pair, and also some really big hoops that I wore because I thought they made me look like Martika. I was such a dork!

    Ah, memories.

  12. Dang, Heather. That's all I got. Dang.

  13. Oh my goodness, Heather. Anyone who is willing to post this picture is definitely worthy of our attention. Must. be. your. follower. Such a fashion forward kid deserves adoring fans.


  14. hahaha! I think I had a sweater like that at some point in my pre-teen years. Too funny!


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