|My cousin was such a good sport.|
|I look like a life-size doll.|
When I was born, I think my mother saw me more as a fun doll to play dress up with that just happened to breathe and make noise than an actual child. Like a Baby Alive only way cooler. And probably louder and more obnoxious. I pretty much came out of the womb and was immediately swaddled in lace and pink and frills. My room growing up was lace and pink and frills. My first "big girl bed" had flowers stenciled on it and a frilly pink canopy (never mind that the canopy regularly fell on me while I slept, my parents sacrificed child safety for style, apparently).
|I wish I had that jacket NOW. So stylish!|
|Coordination is key. So are fabulous backdrops.|
|I LOVED those sneakers. Note the ketchup incident on my right foot. And my trademark sweats.|
|Sadly, this was the beginning of the awkward years.|
- a maroon and navy sweatsuit with a row of fall leaves embroidered across the front.
- a gray t-shirt and short set with purple trim that said Cape Cod on the front. Half my wardrobe was from Cuffy's (I'm sure you Cape Codder's know Cuffy's, but in case you don't, they're huge factory stores that sell various clothing items that say Cape Cod on them.)
- a hot pink wind suit that, unbeknownst to me, had a hole in the pocket, causing all the coins from my lunch money to fall into my pants and lodge between the outer layer and the lining. Awkward.
- blue plaid, bell-bottomed, stretchy pants and a matching blue sweater with a stripe across the front. This was one of my favorite outfits, worn with those clompy black shoes we favored when I was in 9th grade. My BFF had a similar pair I do believe. This was purchased at Limited Too, obviously.
- a green plaid schoolgirl skirt, worn with a matching short sleeved turtleneck sweater. Last seen at an 8th grade dance with my curled bangs, glasses, and braces. My supreme awkward phase. Another Limited Too classic.
|Mother and I, decked out in our mid-90s finery.|