Thursday, February 04, 2010

Fashion Through the Years

Avocado Green Danskin Charlie Brown Jumper circa 1976 (yes, my Mama paired it with RED tights and a RED turtleneck... why???)...

and that same particular article of clothing circa 2010 (being made of polyester, this baby shows absolutely NO signs of wear, and will most likely still be wearable when my Great Great Granddaughter is 2)...

And speaking of fashion, I just discovered Odd Molly... am I the only one with a penchant for EXPENSIVE foreign clothing brands that are next to impossible to find online, let alone find enough money to make a purchase? Many of their pieces are too Bohemian for me to pull off well, but I am positively in LOVE with this cardigan:

It reminds me of an early overshot coverlet...

And here is a brown version, which I like *almost* as much... or maybe I like it better... I just can't decide...

I would love to wrap up in this:

Oh wait... I could MAKE this! Or at least something similar, don't you think? Seems pretty straightforward...

But I probably won't. I'll save myself from the disappointment of getting it horribly wrong and looking like a 30-something frumpy Grandmother wearing an afghan.

8 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow! All of those pieces are great, but I really love the last one! Although, I am not super skinny like the model, so it may not look the same on me! Darn Girl Scout cookies!

corinna said...

charliE BROWN JUMPER WINS
hands down
look on brothers face...
priceless

Amy said...

I had a flashback to being six from this photo. It could have been me!!!!!

I was 6 in 1976. Oooooo I just gave away my age!!!!

;P

Jeana said...

I love the jumper! We have a teeny little thrift shop in Newberg that I'm always scouring for vintage clothes like that. Ha! The clothes WE wore as kids are VINTAGE!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What cute pics! How fun that your DD is wearing your jumper. Love the know sweater/shawl thingy!!!

mainely stitching said...

I love the jumper comparison! LOL!!

Marie said...

Fun Beth! (I thought the red looked good with the green! What's wrong with it? :^)

I like the sweaters you posted, too. Styles have changed... and that's fun, too!

Jeanne said...

Thats so sweet that your DD gets to wear your jumper. Your kiddos are just too cute!!