Let me just get one thing straight first: I’m not a hoarder. At all, by any means, I don’t hoard. In fact, quite the opposite – I love going through stuff and giving things to charity, cleansing out, starting fresh. It’s basically cathartic to me, like listening to Britney while workin’ it on the Elliptical and finishing with a scoop o’ mint chocolate chip. (You know you do it, too).
The last time I was at my parents’ house, though, I decided to clear out more of my old room. Innocent enough, right? HA. Of course not.
I threw out oodles of butterfly notepads, fruit-shaped erasers, and old magazines. Out went the Soffe shorts with dry rot waistbands, and – best of all – a still-wrapped rainbow lollipop of male genitalia from my Sweet 16 birthday party. Sick 16-year-olds.
My blast into the past resulted in clothes from the Target Girls Department circa 2003 and brighter-than-bright oversized graphic tees circa the 80’s. I mean, they were mom hand-me-downs, so they were from the 80’s. You decide: charming-to-the-soul vintage, or harming-to-the-eyes vintage?
Either way, I found these goodies too good to not share.
Please note, the crappy iPhone pictures are supposed to metaphorically represent the caveman-esque time where quality technology was non-existant and anything went when it came to modeling.
I went through my childhood closet and found…
AND NOW. My personal favorites. These are near and dear to my heart thought. Because, as I can’t believe I’m about to admit on the friggin’ INTERNET…I still wear these.
Mind you, they’re also from the Girls’ Department. In Target. From the clearance rack. Where I spent…wait for it…$1.74 per skirt.
$1.74. One dollar and 74 cents. I can’t make this up, guys.
So naturally, I bought one in each color.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve found in your old closet?
I’m looking to unearth the ghosts of your closets past, so lay ‘em on me here, people! Most wacky trend, ridiculous fabric, crazy size or weirdest print, I. Want. Them. All. On the blog…not in real life. You can Goodwill those.
Lastly, have you joined the movement? Even if you’re “not a blogger,” have you thought about what YOU ARE? And you should enter to win a Yo Soy candle at least, because who couldn’t use more Rosemary Mint smelling things in their lives?