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21 January 2013

Shopping with Grandpa: Denim Shirt Edition



In December 2009, my grandpa took me to the mall for the purpose of shopping for my Christmas present together. I told him that I was in the market for a denim shirt to add to my wardrobe, so that was what we were looking for. It didn't take me long to find the perfect shirt: it was stonewashed denim, with pearlized snap buttons. It looked just like the cowgirl shirt I was envisioning.

But when I showed it to Grandpa, he completely rejected my pick. "I'm not paying good money for a brand-new shirt that already looks like it's old and worn out!" he said. The denim shirt that I'm wearing in the pictures was his pick.

It's much more of a loose and baggy style than I normally wear. Actually, the style of the shirt reminds me of a maternity top.


Hence the imaginary belly pose.

Sometimes I crack myself up more than I should.

And, for the record, I went out again after Christmas and bought the stonewashed cowgirl shirt. So hey, in the end, I got the shirt that I wanted, plus a shirt that will come in handy when there's a baby on the way, so I think I got a pretty good deal out of the whole adventure, don't you?

Do you have good memories and stories about the origins of all of your clothes, too? Oh good. For a minute there, I thought it was just me.

21 comments :

  1. Sometimes I like imagining the story behind my clothes. I really only shop at Goodwill or thrift stores (I'm cheep, and poor, lol) but I love thinking of whoever owned my shirt/dress/pants/outfit before me and imagining why they gave it away and how my garment felt to be discarded, sadly--and then joylessly found by me!

    Yes, I like to "rescue" clothes.

    Tee hee.

    I like that shirt. I love baggy clothes, but that's because I'm a hippy? Idk. :P I hope you really like the ring you bought from etsy!!!

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  2. What a wonderful memory! And funny too. :)
    I will always remember my first prom dress because my dad went with me to pick it up and he HATED malls. He sat on a bench while I found one and he was actually sweating! Lol!
    He is much better with malls now. :)

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  3. The last time my grandpa went to the mall with me was when I was maybe 10 or 11? My cousin, sister, and I pulled our money together and bought a piggy bank from the Disney Store. I think he sat on a bench and waited somewhat patiently. He's not a shopper. It's sweet that yours went with you and had an opinion!

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  4. Ha! I love the story of shopping with your grandpa! And the shirt he picked is fantastic. Perhaps there needs to be a regular feature where he styles you. Also, I love that you manifested not one, but *two*, two denim shirts. Work it goddess!!!!!

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  5. It's so funny how different generations view fashion. Anytime I ever make/wear/buy that looks vintage-y my mom tells me that she can't believe I spent money on something that looks like it's already been used. Hahha.

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  6. haha you are hilarious!! my grandpa says the same thing about jeans with holes in them! haha

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  7. I actually really love that top! It is the perfect length to wear with skinny jeans or leggings and is just a little different from every other chambray/denim top out there. ;) (I am glad you went back and got the one you loved though. ;)

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  8. i definitely have clothing that comes with a story! I like that top! glad you got the other one too!

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  9. Cute story!! :)
    LOVE this outfit... looks cute & comfy! Adore the boots!

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  10. Sometimes I love wearing things that have such a fun story behind it. Then again, I am one of those people that will brag about the story and flaunt it. This is such a great story, don't hide this shirt! I think it's adorable. And with a great pair of leggings, boots and a chunky white cardi, you'd totally rockin it even more! (I am in love with the skinnies with this too!)

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  11. haha that's a great story...and those kind of shirts are my fav. I definitely have a bunch of shirts that will take me into maternity clothes season (when that happens, you know far away in the future)

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  12. How super cute! I love how grandpas are so conservative. They really live up to their names lol. My grandpa said the same thing when I asked for pre-washed and destroyed denim jeans for my 16 birthday oh-so-many years ago lol. He told my grandmother he wasn't spending good money for worn out jeans when he could send me a pair of his worn out work pants for nothing. Cracked me up.

    And you are so funny. I love the top and your pants! Super cute.

    Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Cute outfit, I really love how your personality seems to show through this outfit (or at least what I assume your personality to be like ;)

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  15. i just love everything about that story! the whole worn-denim thing doesn't go well with my grandparents nor my parents' generation! i remember trying to explain that to my dad in high school for the first time...it made no sense.
    well, he did a good job and i think everything about this look is timeless! i love it.

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  16. Just lovely! =)

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  17. What a cute story - love the green pants!

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  18. That's a lovely story =]


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  19. Very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing on the I <3 My Blog {Hop} last week!! :)

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  20. Haha love the imaginary belly pose! I actually really love this denim top! Your grandpa picked well! I'm sure the one you picked is just as pretty though:) And I love the colored jeans with this.
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