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In the comments on my last post Bozzo wanted to know what I purchased on my Spring shopping trip today. Well, as you can see, I found something I just couldn't resist! As I wrote on Facebook, you can take the girl out of the 60's but you can't take the 60's out of the girl! This dashiki style top was calling my name!  The colors are actually even prettier than it looks here. 

We wear pants and  tops to work, semi-casual I guess you'd call it, so this will be perfect and I will smile everytime I put it on. I also found a pretty chocolate and white print and a beautiful blue floral, and a couple pairs of new pants, and everything was on sale - my kind of pricing. Sure was a good thing they didn't have any tie-dyed t-shirts, wasn't it?! :-))

My Mom always wore the subdued earth-tone colors that my Dad much preferred, while I chose the opposite - bright and beautiful! Both of my children are far more reserved in their clothing tastes, so I guess it's true that genes jump a generation.

At one time I got into a purple kick and before I realized it there was a dozen purple pieces of clothing in my closet! During the dark years I ended up with a nearly black wardrobe without even realizing I was doing it.  These days I'm back to bright and cheerful, and always loose and lightweight, I'm all about comfort, and I hate, hate to see fat people stuff themselves in tight clothing that clings to every bump and bulge. It doesn't feel good to be constricted either. 

I still think we should all just wear kaftans and forego two-piece dressing altogether.  If I wasn't working, I'd be back in the long loose hippie dresses of the 60's. My friend K used to call it my "farmwoman" look! :-)  For now, this will have to do!

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  1. Very pretty colored top! Looks like it is comfortable too!

    betty

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    1. Thank you Betty, I loved the colors and print! I always choose loose fitting clothing, this looks nice with a pair of navy slacks for work, and is still very comfortable! I can't wait to wear it this week!

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  2. I would just like to reiterate, damn hippie!

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    1. Oh Monkey you make me laugh! The first think that came to my mind when I put it on the counter to make the purchase was that The Monkey was sure to say "damn hippie"! I know you too well! I think we need to enhance your wardrobe a bit with some 60's garb, in fact I'd pay to see photos of you back then, oh dear, you weren't even alive then, were you?? Ooops! :-))

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  3. Love the top very pretty there was a time when I wore a lot of dark colours but those days are over now and I like light colours and purple is one of my favourite colours along with pink......

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    1. Thank you JoAnne, I do too! Funny how we choose our clothing to reflect how we are feeling about life. I love pretty florals, pastels, and of course always purple - it is my favorite color, pink was my Mom's!:-)

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  4. I'm totally with you on the kaftans. Even now my style tends strongly towards loose and flowy and very oh so very far away from fitted and constricting. Definitely still a deadhead at heart.

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    1. My style does too Robin, I wear lots of sheer floral peasant shirt type blouses with cami underliners, they create a rainbow in my closet and make me smile when I put them on. I'm not out to make a fashion statement nor win Barbie awards, so I wear what I think looks nice but is still very comfortable. I think that makes good sense! A deadhead huh? That made me smile! :-))

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