It’s day 22 of the KIOS blogathon, and today’s prompt is: Share with us a picture of you when you were wee!
I have only a handful of photos of me as a kid. My family wasn’t very interested in photography to begin with, and as the youngest of three kids I think by the time I showed up a lot of the shine of capturing those endearing life moments had worn a bit thin.
But here’s one of my fave photos from when I was five. It’s clearly a studio shot, and I can’t for the life of me imagine why it was taken as that certainly wasn’t something our family did. But I do remember my grandmother having a frame copy of it, so perhaps she spearheaded the effort.
What delights me most of all is I remember that dress. It was silvery gray and the twirly full skirt was an overlay – those tiny patterns were cut out on the top skirt layer so an underlayer showed through. I’m sure I was wearing patent leather mary janes as well, because it’s just what the outfit calls for, don’t you think?
And because we’re revealing ourselves, here’s my pick of this week’s selfies. Every week I do a little playing card collaged-summary of my week ala Stargardener Teresa Robinson and include my the favorite of my daily selfies on the back of the card.
Isn’t my vintage poinsettia pin wonderful – that was a real treasure find!
What about you? Are you a fashionista, or like me is it a stretch to dress to the fours? Have a favorite pair of shoes? Been part of the masses that helped create 2013’s designation as The Year of the Selfie? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
What a wonderful, classic photo! So great that you have memories of the dress, too. I totally swear my mother had a pin like that back in the day!
Oh what a delightful thought that your mother had a pin like that!
What a beautiful photo. It looks like that dress was just gorgeous. I’m like you in that it’s an effort for me to dress up these days. I was better-dressed in high school and university than I am now, which is kind of sad. After watching many of Jamie Ridler’s videos and ogling her jewellery, I’ve set it as sort of a goal for myself to dress up a bit more in the new year. I think I’ll still be in yoga pants most of the time, but once in awhile I might doll myself up and head out to the grocery store! 🙂
That’s a fun intention Sarah. Jamie does have some wonderful jewelry doesn’t she? Gets me to thinking maybe we should have a fave jewelry show-and-tell. 😉
Aww, you were adorable. I’m not a favorite shoe person really. I like to dress up on occasion though. Although high heels are difficult for me to maneuver.
I’ve always thought heels were a misnomer – it should be hells. 😉
I remember that photo, too cute. I still like dressing up, at least to the 4s or 5s, mostly because I love wearing jewelry and it looks silly with pajamas, as Tony has mentioned to me.
LOL – I don’t know, I think Tony might be wrong. Jammies and jewels sounds pretty fun to me.
What a cutie! And the love the pin in the current one 🙂
Maybe the picture was from a school photo? I do believe the mary janes are there too! I think you need a smile in the selfie, you look a bit sad. Everything okay?
The kid photo was taken when I was younger than school age.
And I agree, smiling selfies are the best. I just usually go with the first snap that isn’t a blur. 😉 It’s true this one does look like I’m sad, but I’m actually not. But I do thank you for asking.
Oh oh oh, what a great peek at you as a wee one…love that! It’s weird, I know our family had lots of photos, but for the life of me, I can hardly find any of them anymore. And I love your fashion find! I have my fav rain boots, my fav birks for summer … I tend to wear things I love til they fall apart 🙂 Probably not much in for getting dressed to the fours as you say! Year of the selfie…hmmm, interesting. I guess I have been part of it. But I do remember being a kid and getting our hands on things like Polaroids and doing lots of selfies then. I think we just didn’t then have the social media platform/technology to share them. They got pinned on our bedroom doors and then thrown in a box never to be found again 🙂
LOL. Yes all those mysteriously lost forever boxes. I’m quite certain there are more of them than is actually possible given the physics of space, so they all must be hiding in another universe, like all missing-from-the-dryer socks.