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 The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

Pastels for All Ages With Jodie

It’s that time again when Sherry, from Petite Over 40, is joining us in a Fab Collab. Since it’s springtime, we thought we’d investigate a time in our life when we wore pastels compared to how we’d wear them now! 

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

We started our series with Sherry, our 40’s generation model, here, where she shared the southern traditions about wearing pastels.

Now you get to hear my remembrances…

Jodie’s history:

When I was going back through my school photos, I thought the most interesting theme I could see was the fact that up until about 5th grade, I always wore red for my school photos. After that, I noticed that the color changed to pink. Of course, I could theorize that my mom chose the red outfits for me, and I chose the pink ones. And who knows? Maybe that is the case. Is there some deep, psychological fact from those observations? That’s what I wonder!!

Along this time period in my photo album, I came upon these 2 pictures, and I knew I wanted to showcase these. I must have had a ton of pastels in my closet, because this was an occasion when my dad took us to a photographer. I was instructed to take along 2 different outfits, and both of mine are pastels!

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

This top photo includes one of my fabulous friends that moved away from our hometown in high school where I was living with my mother and landed in the same area that my father lived in Denver! Therefore we got to get together when I’d visit my dad, so she got included in our photo session this time. My dad took quite a liking to Diane when we would get together because she was such a thoughtful and intellectual friend!

So let’s look at the outfits the 2 of us are wearing above. Both of us have on puffyish sleeves, so that must have been so stylish in the early 80’s? My mom made my striped dress (that should not be a surprise to any of you by now!!). And if you look closely, you can see that I put on my pearl necklace that was given to me at my confirmation. Pearls and dressy outfits—they go together like peanut butter and jelly! Although I hope that you read my article on Sixty + Me by now, and have tried wearing your pearl jewelry even for casual affairs!

This striped dress was one of my favorites. I’m pretty sure that my mom made it for me as my Easter smock! It may be shocking to those of you who’s mother doesn’t sew for them, but I didn’t always love what my mom made me. Especially in those teenager years, because I wanted the same items that all of my friends were wearing.

Thus, you may giggle when you see my “polo” shirt here in the second photo. I yearned for one of these shirts so I would “blend” in with the other kids at school. They were so expensive compared to what my mom would buy me at that time, so I had to save up my money for this top. And look how I chose a pink one at that. I’m sure there was every other color under the sun, but I must have been in a pink phase. Even the belt is full of pastels.

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

So my dad would have been 46 in this photo. When I would come out to visit him during the summers, everyone would ask if I was out visiting my brother? My dad reveled in those remarks and of course would say “yes”! He always did look so young for his age. I mean, heck, do you remember seeing my parents wedding photo, here? To me he looks like just a teenager in this old wedding picture.

Enough of the memories. I could go on for days otherwise! Back to our present day pastels!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I will admit that I still really like pastels. Maybe I’m better about having more variety in my closet, but there is certainly plenty of pinks, light blues, and yellows hanging in my wardrobe!

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

But I do realize that some of the lighter pastels can make me look washed out. So for this outfit, I tried to add in some darker layers. The floral cardigan and the blush blouse under it are items I found in my Thrift Box purchase, here! We were attending a writing convention on this day, so I added in the darker purple as another layer, because you never know how cold they’ll be keeping the rooms at events like this!

Now, you have to admit that if you’re shopping at this time of year, there are plenty of floral sweaters. This cardigan is very similar to the one I’m wearing only without the extra material at the sleeves. But if you happen to like the darker florals better and the longer cardigans, you might appreciate this cardigan. And then for those of you who prefer more of a kimono that is less fitted, I found this one!

Even though the blouse was second hand, you’ll also be seeing a ton of blush at the retail stores right now. It is quite the popular color among bloggers and young women. If you like this color, I found a blouse that is similar here, on sale. Or if you wanted one with the fun sleeves, you could check out this one. Those two are quite light in color, so this one is more saturated and is a popular design, if you don’t mind the pockets.

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

You can see in this up close photo the 3 layers a little better. The dark purple layer is also a cardigan. Not that I usually wear 2 cardigans on top of each other, but after posting about layering 2 blouses I figured, why not? I also used a purple necklace (do you recognize it, Kate?) to be closest to my face, so hopefully I wouldn’t look so washed out!

One of the ways I can tell what is fashionable at the stores, is how easy it is to link to something similar. So let me tell you that purple cardigans are not very hip right now—ha ha! This one is more of a shrug, but it could be a great layering item. However, if you wanted your basic looking cardigan, this one would fit the bill better!

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

I absolutely love the interesting sleeves that are being shown on many blouses & sweaters lately. These cardigan sleeves are slightly ruffly, but not too much that they get in the way of function! Of course I wore my white jeans!! Since the theme was pastels, I wanted to keep the overall outfit light and bright.

I have been a huge fan of white jeans for many, many years. And I’m sure you know by now, that I don’t usually spend a lot of money on most items. My white jeans are from the LOFT are definitely a great buy. They are thick enough so you aren’t able to see through them. And the LOFT has sales going on quite often. So even though these may be under $100,  if you put them in your cart and wait a week or so, I bet they’ll be 30-40% off! I think my last 3 or 4 pair of white jeans are from the LOFT, and I’ve always been happy with them.

I thought the darker booties would help ground the outfit and keep it from being too light! But looking at these photos, I may have liked my beige ankle boot better.

But I will tell you that these booties are truly quite comfortable. I don’t know if any of you have tried the Crown Vintage brand before, but both Nancy & I love them. Right now they are still available, here! The higher heeled ones  were available when I was contemplating whether to get these or not, but I’m very happy with the 2 inch heels. They were very easy to wear when we were walking around Seattle one day!

The Fab Collab with Memories of their Pastel Items When they were younger.

I included this photo to show how I left the blush blouse hang out. Even though it hangs longer than the cardigan in the back, I don’t think it looks sloppy. Yet, I almost think the blouse blends in with the cardigan enough that it’s not super obvious!

Jeans: LOFT (similar here)~~Floral Cardigan: Charlotte (similar here)~~Purple Cardigan: Mossimo (similar here)~~Top: Naked Zebra (similar here)~~Boots: Crown Vintage (here)~~Necklace: Made by my friend, Kate  (similar here with a large tassel or here with just the beads)~~Earrings: (similar here in amethyst & rose quarzy)~~Bracelet: I layered mine, but I’m linking to ones that give you that same look with just a single bracelet (similar here or here)

Thanks for coming along on our memory journey with us! And definitely join in and tell us about your like/dislike of pastels!!

The Facts

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If you’re not a huge fan of florals for your cardigans, I found others below you might like?

  • Katie Davis

    loving the splash of purple in your outfit – it makes the whole thing pop!
    thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice thought Katie! I really appreciate it!

  • Lovely photos Jodie! Your dad looks really youthful – in fact I didn’t realise it was your dad until I read on. The floral cardigan is very pretty and looks lovely with the purple accents. I love those boots, fab colour. I have loads of pairs of ankle boots, they’re so comfortable. Thank you for linking up with Style With a Smile 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Emma!!
      Yes..my dad was quite young looking. That and the fact that many would say he looked like Roger Daltrey—he would revel in those comments–ha ha!!

  • You can certainly see the likeness between you and your dad Jodie! Your top looks really romantic too! It must be the pastels! Associated romance! xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny, because it used to be that when I was with my dad, everyone would say how much I looked like him. But then when I was with my mom, I’d get the same thing!! I guess it’s nice to know that the resemblances are there!!
      🙂

  • Mary Kalpos

    So now I know where you get your youthful looks from Jodie! When I first started following your blog I couldn’t understand what this 50’s was? Who was the 50’s model? Certainly not you. I had you pegged as being in your late 30’s! Good genes thanks to day. Not that your mom is lacking in anything she is my top model! I love pastels on you, they bring out your joyfull, cheery side! Love that sweater. And I even have a pair of white jeans! 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well—isn’t that the nicest thing I’ve heard, Mary!! I’m sure it’s just the angle of the camera or maybe the lighting—ha ha!! Because I see 50 in my laugh lines (which I’m proud of ) and grey hairs (which tend to look blonde)!! But thank you so much for your kind words!!!
      And Yay for the white jeans!! They are perfect with so much, right?

  • That cardigan is SO gorgeous. And I’ve always loved white jeans! It was really awesome to see some older photos of you too! Haha, I also remember having to save some hard earned cash for one of those cool polo shirts too. 😉

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ok, Lindsey—that made me feel better than I wasn’t the only one wanting one of those polo shirts!!
      I was thinking about how when we were younger all we wanted to do was look like each other. Yet now, that i’m older, I want to stand out instead!!

  • First of all, thank you for supporting my first venture with this linkup thing. I so appreciate it but, quite honestly, I wasn’t surprised that you came out and supported it-you are just that kind of person. About your post-oh heavens, I remember those polo shirts! I use to have one of every color back in the 80’s. And I will admit, I have never been a big fan of pastels but just recently pulled out a pastel sweater from the 80’s and started wearing it again and I just did buy something PINK from Kohl’s but haven’t put it on the blog yet-so I am softening up. I agree about the dark boots, I think the more neutral ones would have worked better-the old art teacher doing her thing here (but you did bring it up LOL). Thanks agin, for linking up, Terri

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice sentiment, Terri—thanks for those lovely words!!
      And, I absolutely love to hear everyone’s opinion about our outfits, pieces & styles!! Of course, we never all agree, but that’s the fun, I think. And it always amazes me how I see an outfit in the mirror, and then how different it looks to me in the photos!! It’s all learning, right??
      XOXO

      • Yep, it is and that’s what I love about this whole blogging thing-I see things I would never even think about to do. And my agreeing with you one the booties probably has to be my last shoe buy-I got some open toe booties (something I though I would never wear-but kept seeing them everywhere) and just haven;t gotten to wear them hardly at all because it has been such a cold spring here.

        I have a “on second thought” thing coming up. It’s with a mother/daughter post with Michelle for next month. We took the pics last weekend and now I think what I did is not good at all-I am going to go ahead and talk about it on the post but I think I will probably put in an extra photo comparing what I think is better versus what I did when she was here. I talked to her and she loves what she did so I have to figure something out. As you say, it’s all about learning………

  • You look so lovely, Jodie, both then and now. Your layering pastel outfit is fantastic and the use of darker colors was a brilliant way to accent the lighter shades. The floral cardigan is fabulous, especially the sleeve detail. Thank you for sharing your fashion history and for joining the link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for hosting Nicole!! I love joining in every week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for hosting Nicole!! I love joining in every week!

  • So fun to see your old photos! Love the layers! You wear pastels so well!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!

  • I love everything about this outfit Jodie! I’m also a big fan of pastels and I’m so glad they’ve made such a comeback this season. Thanks for sharing your photos – you honestly look exactly the same!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s such a nice thing to hear Lana—thanks so much. I think one of the reasons I look the same is because all you see is mouth and teeth—ha ha!!
      Go pastels!!! 🙂

  • Love that you shared your old photos! And I totally did the same thing in middle school, I had to have a shirt that said “abercrombie & fitch” to fit in, even though they were overpriced and silly, I got a pale yellow tee and every time I wore it I got compliments, which is super important in middle school! I wish my mom could have made me clothes, but she hated sewing. I however liked it and dabbled for years. Freshman year on the first day of school I made the skirt I wore and was so proud. I put the zipper in so badly I had to wear a belt to hide the mess!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love that story Lydia!! At least you wore the skirt that you made. I’m not sure if you know, but my mom was a home economics teacher and would always tell stories of the students and their hand made items—the ones that got thrown out or never worn!! It’s quite an accomplishment to make an item from scratch and be able to wear it, I think!
      And I was just thinking about what you said about those years in school. It was so important to fit in, yet as we get older, I feel like I want to stand out more and more! Funny how it all changes!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I love the layering, Jodie! I’m like you…cold most of the time, so layers are our friends. I like the top hanging out under the cardi. I wear my tops like that often. It just adds another element of interest to the outfit. I loved seeing those pictures. Being the same age, I remember wearing dresses that my mom made as well, when I was in high school. Fun times! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So you liked the fact that your mom sewed for you, Amy? I went through my stages, I guess!! But at least I wore most of them—and this dress was definitely one of my faves!!

  • Anna Marcus

    What a sweet trip down memory lane, Jodie, your father does look very young and handsome, good looks run in the family. Love your floral top, the sleeves makes it so much interesting. I should start wearing my white pants too

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!
      You know me and my white jeans—they come out about every week!!

  • Love those bracelets you have! So gorgeous 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sofia!

  • Your father looks a lot younger then 46 in the picture! Fabulous pictures! I wish I had some older ones of me and my family.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a shame that we don’t always have older photos, Nancy.
      Not like today when there’s a camera phone in every person’s hand–ha ha!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Heather!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    Thanks for sharing these pictures! It is fun to look back on old photos! Pastels are a favorite of mine!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqueline!! I love seeing how we change over time—so I’m glad you guys don’t mind me posting these photos!!

  • PetiteOver40

    This has been such a fun Fab Collab, Jodie! I love seeing your old photos. You really do look the picture of the 80s in the older photos and your modern outfit is one I could see myself wearing regularly today. It seems like it could be worn for a variety of occasions.

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how you talked about the popped collar on your IG, Sherry. I totally looked over that detail because all I could see was this fabulous Polo shirt that I had longed for for so long (at least it seemed like forever—I just remember my mom putting her foot down that she wouldn’t pay that kind of money for a shirt). I guess I was an 80’s girl.
      But you should have also seen me in my Madonna years—ha ha!!

      • PetiteOver40

        Okay–Now you have me DYING of curiosity!! We may have to do some sort of Madonna Mash-up so I can see these photos!! I’ll have to ask my parents if I have any Madonna-styled photos from that era. There *should* be some inspired by Duran Duran and Michael Jackson. (Yes, really!) But I’m not sure if I ever went full Queen of Pop.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I probably wouldn’t have this photo because you know in our time there wasn’t a camera phone everywhere. But it was another time that dad had our photos taken!! Ahhhh…the memories!!

  • Judy Gramith

    What fun it is to see the picture of you and your good friend and even more fun to see the photo with your dad. You must have been spending time to straighten your lovely curly locks in those days? I also checked out the link to your folks wedding photos. Charlotte was such a lovely young girl and yes, your dad had a very youthful face.
    You really are “pretty in pink” Jodie. I’m not surprised that you chose it often. (then and now) I really do think it is one of the colors that looks great on everyone regardless of complexion. Someone else commented that it is also flattering to your eyes and I really agree!! You didn’t mention how old you were in these photos but I’m going to guess that you were around 15 or 16?? Such a pretty girl who grew into a lovely woman!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww….those words really touch my heart Jude. Because you know at this age, I never really liked the way I looked—funny, yet we look back and think nothing was wrong.
      As for the straight hair—I did love coming out to Denver because of the lack of humidity—I could get my hair relatively straight. It was such a struggle in Ohio with all of the humidity!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh—and I would have been about 17 or 18 in these photos!! 🙂

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    Thanks for sharing these photos, they really are precious the older we get! My mum made me dresses when I was very young, I made a few pieces when in my teens, but that’s about all, pretty top in gorgeous colours, love the sleeves also. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love seeing photos of the homemade dresses—they are always so unique and special.
      Thanks for the kind words, Jacqui! 🙂

  • What a cutie! Then and now : )

    You look a bit like Molly Ringwald when she was in The Breakfast Club.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww…thanks Suzanne!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    You are so pretty in your pics, in your pastels. I think as we age, our colors change. Me being a strawberry blond, the idea of wearing red or orange made me look hideous and I got made fun of. So I wore my share of pastels for years. I was so happy when olive and sage green became mainstream fashion colors. I now wear peaches and and some orange blouses. Your dad is very handsome and does look very young in that shot! I am racking my brain trying to recall which young actress you look like in that picture!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Terri!!
      It’s funny how those rules of what you could wear when you were a red head have flown the coop. I’m sure part of it is the different shades of orange and red—that makes a huge difference too!! My one red head friend had a closet full of purples!!
      I used to be told that I looked like Rebecca De Mornay especially because that movie Risky Business had just been out!!

      • Terri Webster Schrandt

        Yes!! A combo of Molly and Rebecca!!

  • Pauline Starsmore

    I love to look at old photos, I’m afraid this time I don’t agree about pastels as they don’t suit me,the brighter the better for me !!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And that’s a fabulous thing that you love the bright colors, Pauline!! To me that says you don’t mind the attention…and I consider that a good thing!!
      Thanks for giving your voice to the discussion, and I still hope you’ll join us in Nancy’s & mom’s stories!!

  • ADA

    Thank you for showing us those photos from the past. Always a beautiful lady Jodie. Like you I have always loved pastels too and especially lately I have worn them a lot for Spring. Your cardigan is cute but I love the earrings and tassel necklace.

    Happy Tuesday my friend! Welcome by! <3 Ada.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words, Ada!! It seems so normal to gravitate towards the pastel color now that the days are lighter and the weather is warmer!!

  • I love all your pastels over the years! I love looking at old photographs!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • Lesley Watson

    Good Morning Jodie. Love the old photos of you & your friend. Do you still keep in touch with her? My mom also made alot of my clothes till I was about 15 then I made my own. At first I hated not having the current styles, then I liked being unique, then I found I could be current and unique by sewing. Hope you have a good day stay warm.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Yes, I do still keep in touch with my friend, Diane. She lives in Georgia, but her family is still out here in Denver, so when she comes to visit, we usually find time to meet. Thanks for asking!!
      As for sewing, it is quite a skill that can be so advantageous!! My mom has shown me quite a bit lately, but I really just want to know how to alter items. I haven’t gotten the bug to make my clothes from scratch yet. Do you still sew?

      • Lesley Watson

        Not really. Did some dresses for grandaughters Am Girl dolls, but mostly just do repair, simple alterations & throw pillows. I made Halloween costumes for my daughters for years then they grew up & started doing their own. That was the most fun as Halloween is my favorite holiday. I really miss that. Fabric has gotten so expensive that it’s cheaper to buy new or thrift.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          You’re so right that fabric has gotten expensive. Of course, both mom & I are on JoAnn’s mailing list so we can get the coupons regularly!!
          But it’s like knitting—it’s certainly not cheaper to make it yourself—it’s only for the love of doing it!!

          • Lesley Watson

            I am so impressed with the sweaters you’ve made and styled. That truly is a talent. I’ve knit in the past. The one sweater I made would have fit a pig-me gorilla. I stuck with afghans.

          • Jodie Filogomo

            I’m laughing hysterically Lesley!! Even though I’m not sure I know what a pig-me gorilla is???
            But I have a ton of sweaters that haven’t worked out either!! In fact, my first item ever was a dickey (remember those)…and even though the turtleneck portion turned out great, the dickey part was a mess!! Needless to say I didn’t keep that one–ha ha!

  • Jodie, I lve the floral cardi Love the old pictures Jodie! My mom has all of ours in the Pgh, so I dont have easy access. I dont wear yellow much as it tends to be too light for my fair skin, but love the blush tone.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t the blush so fun lately, Jess?? It’s everywhere, and so I think we can all find some that looks good on us!!
      🙂

  • Michelle Leslie

    You haven’t changed a bit Jodie, that stunning smile and those gorgeous eyes are exactly the same. I must admit I’ve never been a big fan of pastels, probably because I always seem to mess something on my cloths or end up looking like I just had a mud fight with someone from deepest darkest Africa. I love the purple you added and the sleeves on that sweater are stunning. So pretty and feminine

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a wonderful comment to read, Michelle. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
      And how could I not laugh at your analogy of you wearing pastels—-it sounds like you need stain resistant clothing—ha ha!!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    I really love your blog!!! Very pretty outfit!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LACE AND DENIM JACKET

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Monica!

  • donnaduck

    Love the affiliated link pictures!! So much variety to sweaters these days, which is great. In my head, I always want to layer, but when it comes time to get dressed, once I put on the second layer, if it’s warm, I’m taking it back off. And it’s not hot flashes either!! For some reason, I just can’t do the layering. Oh well! I like your sweater too, Jodie. I still haven’t done the Thrift Box from Janeane though. So hard for me to part with $100 all at one time, even though I know I’d be getting more than one outfit for the price!

    And yes, your dad certainly does look young- and I can see you definitely favor your dad in your looks! I have a picture of my dad and me from when I was 19 and I treasure it. Now that he’s gone, I do love to go back and “remember when”…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t there some beautiful sweaters available—I always love the colorful ones. I guess they are doing their job about grabbing my attention!!
      And I have many friends who feel the same way about layering—our bodies are so different!!
      As for the thrift box—I totally get it. It seems like it’s so much easier to dole out a little money at a time for one or two pieces. Then again, the last time my mom & I went thrifting, we did come back with a full bag of items for probably more than that….I guess it’s different when you actually can see what you’re getting. Or maybe it just depends on your mood??? 🙂
      I’m so glad you shared about your photo with your dad. It’s so nice to know that there are others who love looking back through their pictures too! Now a days I hardly ever even print my pictures—they are all on the computer!!

  • Laura

    I love the dark purple you added in to this outfit. It really compliments the pastels and grounds the look so it doesn’t look washed out at all!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura! That’s what I thought at first, but it’s funny how I can question myself after the fact!!

  • Mireille

    I love how u added the purple layer and I do like the darker booties! Very pretty outfit! My mom used to make my outfits too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so neat your mom made your clothes too, Mireille!! Did you have matching outfits ??? The real question is did you like that she made you clothes, or did you hate it? I feel so embarrassed saying I didn’t like it because not everyone is so lucky. But hopefully people realize it was a stage–ha ha!

      • Mireille

        Well, I remember one matching outfit she made when we lived in Mexico, a dress she made in one color for me and another color for her, but samr pattern on the fabric. Will have to find a pic! I feel like I liked most of what she made but maybe that was because a lot of the other clothes we wore were thrifted and definetly not in style. She did do more sewing when I was in elementary and middle school and just a few dresses and skirts/tops later on

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Ooohhhh…I so want to see that photo if you find it Mireille. Then I’ll have to look for some of my mom’s & mine too!!