so this photo came back into my life with an abrupt, jarring text from my sister. that is me on the left, my sister, tay, on the right; we are with some of our best friends from childhood. the photo was taken at a wedding brunch in about 1989 (smack in the middle of my freshman year).
so, i’ve taken a hard look at this picture and asked myself what went wrong here and (maybe the same question asked differently) what have i learned about fashion and life since this picture was taken? here are some things I think the last 25 years have taught me:
- know your figure (don’t wear puff sleeves if you yearn for a slender silhouette);
don’t be a slave to the trends (or just because laura ashley makes a flocked floral, puff-sleeved dress doesn’t mean it looks good on you);
if you must be a slave to the trends, also be a slave to the tailor (my dress has got some serious sloppy goin’ on);
it’s best to let others stand in the front in a group picture (i think that one speaks for itself);
turn slightly to one side when posing for a group picture (for a perfect example, see tay);
if you yearn for a more slender silhouette, lay off the carbs!!!!; and finally
don’t let your past keep you from your full potential. own it and move on!
can I get a shout out from my other homey-fashionistas who rolled laura ashley-style back in the day?
(thank you, kyle, for the great title!)