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!