This week we’re discussing our clothes. Or rather if we dress in any special clothes or colors for special occasions or holidays. My short answer is no.
I remember when I was real little my parents would get my sister and I new dresses and new shoes for Easter. I think that stopped around third grade or so when I started protesting dresses. Holidays usually found me on the farm and who wants to wear a dress and fancy shoes that you have to keep clean when there is so much to explore in the woods and the fields? I certainly didn’t want to have to worry about a dress while climbing trees, splashing in the creek, walking with my sheep, building forts, or any of that. Dresses would just slow me down. I remember wearing dresses to funerals and weddings but holidays were a regular clothes day.
I have several photos of me on Christmas, Easter, birthdays just wearing jeans, a tee shirt with a jacket. I wanted to be comfortable because holidays have never been a day about being inside for me. The picture below is Christmas Day, my cousins and I were in the field doing a little target practice with my bow (I’m in the white jacket and blue cap). We spent as much time outside as we could.
Now, I still dress for comfort on special occasions. Except now I will exchange a tee shirt for a sweater during the cooler holidays. Events in the late spring and summer usually still get a tee shirt because chances are there will be a water fight at some point during the day.
I do have a few colors that I really like to keep in my wardrobe. One of them is red, I have several sweaters of various shades. Another is green. Of course I keep black and white in there as well.
I did tell my kids that this year I am going to buy myself a dress for Easter. I’m thinking a white with a light floral print in a 50’s vintage cut. I think that will be really cute and something I can wear to church during the warmer months.
Has your holiday/special occasion style changed as you aged?