Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fanny Packs And Socks With Sandals

My daughter was searching through old photos last night, looking to put a family tree together for her French class. It was a fun time, with her oohing and aahing over her cute, chubby baby-ness, and her dad and I exchanging looks without words that clearly said, "She was a cute baby, but she is even cuter now."

Then she pulled out a picture of me at Disneyland, wearing an honest to goodness fanny pack, t-shirt snugly tucked into faded jeans, and white athletic socks worn with (fake) Birkenstocks. I was 19.

I tried to pass it off as the style of the time (early 90's) but my daughter was still hooting with disbelief. Yes, I was a teenager, and yes, I was wearing some items that today we associate with older people, but I honestly thought I looked great.

Still kind of do. I rocked the fanny pack, and being a true Pacific Northwest Girl, socks with sandals is part of the uniform.

And frankly, that was a good fashion time for me. I have had much worse. Much worse. Shudder inducing worse.

Thank goodness that is all behind me. Or, at least I hope it is. I might pull out pictures from this time in another 20 years and shake my head, wondering what I was thinking.....

I was thinking I make this look good!


  1. Oh, that made me laugh. I remember wearing knickers to Disneyland once, thinking I looked so fab and hip. What was I thinking? Maybe it was the fashion back then, at the particular second in time. But, really, knickers? Seriously?! hahaha

  2. I think it was more your hair at the time. That was in it's short phase, right? I love it long and non-permed! You at least never had bifocals, in the 8th grade. Seriously, that was back.

  3. I'm not sure what it says about me that my "style" has evolved very little since I was a teenager. Jeans, T-shirts, sneakers. It's been my standard uniform forever.