My Life in Clothes: Winter Coat

17 May

Do you remember some of the outfits you wore when you were younger? Do you wish you still had them? I do. Even though some clothes were hideous, I thought they were cool at the time, and they defined my style — and the decade. Interestingly, the essence of my style hasn’t changed as much as I thought. Frightening, isn’t it?

Winter Coat, 1974

My friend in high school did modelling, so here I am being coached by her doing my best imitation of sexy, wearing my winter coat in a shopping center parking lot, leaning against a pole. I look really dumb, but  I wish I had kept this coat — it screams  ‘the 70’s’. It fit me really well, too.

As usual, I have a lot of hair happening, and in this photo it’s completely out of control. I had thick, curly hair, which I hated at the time, so I would blow it dry and brush it straight — alas, hair straighteners hadn’t been perfected yet. All I ended up with was frizz.  About a year later I gave up, got a hair cut, bought an afro comb and gave in to my curls.

5 Responses to “My Life in Clothes: Winter Coat”

  1. fandina72 May 17, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    Oh my stars!!!! I love, love, love this coat!! And you don’t look dumb at all – you look gorgeous! I wish I had a coat like that 🙂

    • nancyelizabethlauzon May 17, 2012 at 8:59 am #

      Thanks, Susannah! Yeah, I should have kept it. P.S. I just realized I’ve been visiting your old blog, didn’t realize you had a new one. So I’ve updated my records. Thanks for visiting!

      • Selena Robins Musings May 17, 2012 at 9:28 am #

        Love the pose! I think you should replicate the pose with your new look and model some of your new purchases for us. LOL I love vintage clothing, so I don’t think you look dumb at all. Besides, the new fashion are all copies of older styles.

      • fandina72 May 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

        I didn’t know I had a new blog either! I changed the url name to be my own rather than Personally Speaking, but other than that, it’s the same ole same ole…. 🙂

  2. nancyelizabethlauzon May 18, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    LOL, Selena. My modelling days are over, but thanks for the idea!

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