Dressed to Go

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. Christmas with the cousins 1995

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?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Dressed to Go

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    this week’s topic may leave me without much to say.
    We’ll see what comes up between now and Hound Day.
    I certainly like your notion of being comfortable… and wearing apparel that “fits” the environment (such as outdoor play).

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  2. The aunt closest to us, who could be quite stylish, would come for holiday dinner in old clothes so that the kids and pets could get on her and so she wouldn’t worry.
    I am all for comfort.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I remember when buying an Easter dress was an annual event. I’d visit the clearance section at a local dress shop and look for something that fit (or that wouldn’t take to much to alter) and that would be my splurge for the spring/summer months. But once I started playing in the church orchestra I had to wear black, so I stopped buying stuff for Easter. I miss those days!

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I don’t do as much as I used to.

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