Tonight was my first “evening at the beach” of the summer. It was still hot hot when I was getting ready to go out and I just wanted to be comfy and cool…so, not caring about schlubby/not-schlubby, I went with an old favorite. A Mossimo (Target) dress I’ve had about 10 (yes, ten) years…and *I* didn’t even buy it new then, I thrifted it!
And my Mephisto footbed sandals I’ve had, are you ready for this, for TWENTY YEARS. No Joke. I know they’re hella ugly, they look a little like orthopedic sandals, but when I just want easy, they’re my go-tos. As big fat puffy swollen as my feet can get in the summer, these always fit.
It’s good to always keep some old favorites in your closet…sometimes you just need the comfort and ease they can bring, in spite of what they look like. I wouldn’t wear this dress to work, it’s too worn and low-cut…but it’s perfect for weekends and casual evenings.
What’s your longest-held-onto article of clothing that you still wear? Neither of these are my *oldest* items. But that’s for another day.
And speaking of oldies but goodies…a lonnnng time friend sent me these pictures earlier this evening, from our horsey high school days…
That’s me on the right. In the orange bare midriff halter-tube top. Man was THAT a lifetime ago!!!
I would have been 17 here. And I thought I was fat.
Me on the right again. JUMPING. Over things. Wow.
I’ll think of this picture tomorrow morning when I’m trying to get up out of bed. Sigh.