One of my favorite things to do at my parents house is ransack their photo album stashes. It always ends up in stomach achin' laughs from someone's silly childhood photos (usually its my dad's!) and I always hear a new over the top family story I haven't heard before. I think the best album I've come across so far is from my mom's mother as a high school girl. There are some cool and somewhat angsty art collages in there along with some of my favorite family 'fashion' photos - but for now, I'll only share a few (I want to scan the entire thing properly!)
My grandmother is right in the middle and I have to say, she has quite the group of smartly dressed friends!! The jumper dresses with oxfords and mary jane's, the subtle details on their blouses and those cute little belts that pull everything together! It's got me wishin' for a new pair of shoes and a freshly ironed white blouse!
I have no idea who this lady is, or what's got her so upset - but, she has herself a really wonderful top and I keep hoping and praying for the day I find something similar. It's actually what inspired my recent quest for more old blouses.
I'm also quite a fan of this crew. None of which are my grandfather - but certainly a strapping crew none the less. Funny to think of them as grandfathers or great grandfathers now! (if you look closely at the boy in the front on the right, his sweater is totally making me want to steal all my boyfriend's sweaters and stitch the Ivy League letters on the front!)
This last photo should make me sad, but - I mean - of course the library at this school is without a soul - everyone is too busy outside lookin' good and chummin' around!!!