Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm Just Normal Now

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While this isn't a picture of my dresses I have some similar to these.

Bit by bit I've been parting with some of my vintage dresses. I really have an emotional attachment to a lot of these dresses because I used to wear them back in the day. They were a part of my life. But, they have been taking up space in my closet & I hate to think of them just sitting there. I'd love if someone else can enjoy them as much as I did.

Today I took my collection to a newer vintage store in my town. The owner was in her fifties I'd guess, dressed very hip with dark hair and tats. As she was looking through my collection and we were talking I told her that I used to wear these. She asked if it was an everyday thing for me or just went I went out. I told her it was it bit of both, that I used to have bangs & I really liked the rockabilly look.

Then, she said to me (and I kid you not!), 'Oh. So what happened? You're just normal now?' Well, I explained to her that I now have 4 little boys who consume my time & energy. My post-babies body is hugely different from my body in the 90's. And, yeah, I guess you could say I'm 'just normal' now.


  1. Oh I love those dresses. I wish I had some like them. I would wear them to church. So much fun.

  2. I hear you, I used to be way more trendy. Now I am content with what I find in LL Bean and Lands End. I do try to wear some jewelry and/or accessories from time to time. Maybe we should make a pact to be more fashionably creative?! ;) Although normal is good too!

  3. I'm just normal now too! I'd love one of those dresses though... :)

  4. So there too. I have a closet full of designer cocktail dresses that I love and can't let go of. I can't even come close to fitting in them now either! But I am not resigned to "normal" yet, just still dream of wearing something pretty going somewhere nice.

  5. Oh this made this 50-year-old what would she said to me? I am now normal...after six children I no longer have a closet full of shoes...but I have to admit, I would love to have more shoes again, just this time they will not have 3" heels.
    Well welcome to "normal"...whatever that is!


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