Thursday

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You - Stepmother Edition


This is me in the Spring of my Junior year in High School. I really don't find this a flattering picture. I had forgotten it existed until I saw it in my uncle's web album. However, the dress I'm wearing? I loved it! I even still have it. It's wadded up in the back of my closet along with the shirts I wore on my first date with Big D, the night he proposed, and at our wedding rehearsal. Yeah, I can't explain why I still have all those. Big D makes horrible fun of it, the dress not the shirts. He says it's a classic '80s dress. I say Woot!

I was so excited when I bought it. It is a gorgeous sea green (the picture does not do it justice), buttons up the back (loved that), and also ties in the back. When I tried it on for my mom, my 4 year old brother exclaimed: "Ohhh, you look sooo beautiful. Just like a stepmother!"

He obviously was not current with his fairy tales. He also obviously did not know MY stepmother. She was the epitome of the Wicked Stepmother.

You can find some more 'Fro Me to You at We are THAT Family.

30 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

I think you look GREAT! LOVE the dress - and the pearl necklace! ;-)

You were/are a cutie patootie!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Being a true 80's girl...I love the dress too. Maybe he meant Stepford (is that what it's called?) like Nicole Kidman!

heartreflections said...

It's a classic! And a good lookin dress too! =)Shane

Muthering Heights said...

LOLOL, that's a hilarious "compliment!"

forgetfulone said...

You look fabulous in that photo!

BTW, we are staying put, also, unless Ike changes drastically.

Suz Broughton said...

Love the quote from your brother. I think it's sweet you keep clothes that meant a lot to you.

P.S. He loves you... said...

I wish I had saved some of my HS wardrobes it would be fun to remember, when?!

Cheri-Beri said...

That picture is adorable! I remember the buttons up the back. UGH - so much fun in gym class!

jennifer said...

You are so right about that color. It was so flattering and I remember having a couple of outfits in it. You really looked pretty in your picture!

whatloknows said...

what he said was so cute.


first visit here to your blog.

Patois said...

Ah, the mouths of babes. Sometimes you just need the duct tape.

I think it's great that you saved the dress...and the shirts!

Crayl said...

I think you look pretty, and it is charming that you kept the outfits that meant something. You've had it so long it might be back in...

Lorie said...

Thanks for sharing!!

marky said...

You look adorable!
I just threw out My favorite 80's sweatshirt..

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

D, you crack me up! You look so good in that picture and I think it's very romantic of you to keep all those clothing articles. And your brother?...what a cutie, in a 4-year-old kind of way!

We are THAT Family said...

I think you look very pretty. Please take a picture in this dress now, not for laughs or anything.

Make sure you link up next Thursday because I'm giving away a very cool prize from the 80's!

Tanya said...

This is a really nice picture. All of my school pics have some weird backgrounds, like fireworks or a galaxy shot, as if we attended class on the Death Star or something. :)

Jennie said...

You are so cute! I love that dress. I had a similar one, back in the day, and it made me feel SO pretty!

Ramblings of Kimberly said...

You look great! You need a pic of the entire dress though!

a Tonggu Momma said...

My one Forever Saved High School Clothing Article does not look at all like your gorgeous dress. Mine is a faded gray Eddie Bauer sweatshirt, shredded along the seams. I used to wear it with pride, but now, after seeing your cute dress, I feel mortified. Hmmmm...

Groovewoman said...

I had a dress VERY similar to that one. Then again most dresses in the 80's were a lot like this one. I LOVED MY DRESS like this... for the life of me I can't remember what color it was, but I remember that collar and the buttons.

Great memory thanks for sharing!

HDMac said...

I think you look beautiful! You have a beautiful smile. Love what your son said.. lol

Valarie said...

That is a very good picture! That is one of those that I would be proud to show. :)

The Source said...

Beautiful dress! I would have saved it, too.

I have a rotten step-mother also...she's only like 3 years older than my HUSBAND! Freaky!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Cool dress and photo!!

I love the 80's!

Gretchen said...

The 80s ruled! We had the best music, best clothes and best movies. OK, so our hair might have been a bit scary at times, but everything else was good :)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Love the feathers girl! I begged for "feathers" on my 8th birthday and I got them! They were awesome. Thanks for leaving a comment on my 'Fro post:) It's nice to meet you and I'll be back to read more! God Bless.

Stacey said...

You're lovely, D..oh my goodness! I heart 80s dresses, btw.

I've been watching the news since last night and I'm so worried for you and for B/S. I will be up here praying, and like I told B/S--I have room if you need it, and I sincerely mean that. xoxo

Please update us if/when you can.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

just what any cute young girl aspires to be, a step mother.

jennyonthespot said...

Well, I think you look absolutely adorable! Ya know... that hair, that dress... not the style now, but... DA SHIZZLE then! And that smile - what a great smile!