South Africans will be celebrating Heritage Day on Friday and a group of bloggers including myself decided to write a post about our favourite childhood outfit or toy in honour of it. I really liked the idea when Fable Fairy first emailed me. I figured that I was a cute kid and thought I could find some old pictures of me in pretty dresses to show you. I was mistaken because it turns out that the only photo I could find is the one that makes me laugh the most! It’s me in a pink two piece outfit with beads at the ends. I would be lying to you if I told you that I didn’t love this ensemble. It made a noise when I danced and jumped around and it was awesome! Sadly at the time I cared more about entertainment than fashion. I also see that someone put on bright pink lipstick for me to match the dress! Thanks to the family member who did that, much appreciated!
In line with this childhood theme I thought I’d bring up the dress my granny gave me when I was 12. Some of you might remember it. No, that’s not me when I was 12. That’s me now. I kept it all this time. It’s still one of my favourites!
Now, we were supposed to write about our favourite outfit, but I can’t really remember having one. I do remember having a favourite jacket though. I was the proud owner of a blue suede cowboy jacket with fringe on the arms! I really did love that jacket because no one else had one like it. Well, besides my sister of course who had a black and brown one in a smaller version. My mom made them for us and they were super cool. Sadly, I don’t have a photo of me in it but I have been spotting many fringed goodies coming back into fashion. They caught me eye because they remind me of my blue one which made me feel like I could fly when I lifted my arms! I clearly loved clothes with a little something extra.
I hope all the South Africans enjoy Heritage Day and have a lovely braai (barbeque). Check out the other blog posts on this theme on the following Proudly SA blogs: Fable Fairy, Glossary, Bobbylicious, Gorilla is my friend, Kiss This Twice, Lucky Pony, Cookie Jar and Farm Girl. Happy Reading! I can’t wait to my fellow bloggers’ retro pics!