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.
Moonofsilver said...

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!!!

Mrs. Bennett Has Class said...

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. :)

Anonymous said...

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!

Olivia Lovejoy said...

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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Adrienne said...

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.

Katie Cook said...

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

CC said...

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. ;)

Katie said...

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

Lena B, Actually said...

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

Unknown said...

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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Veronica Lee Burns said...

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)

Redheaded Daybook said...

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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twinkietotmom said...

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 ;) said...

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 made no sense.
well, he did a good job and i think everything about this look is timeless! i love it.

goodbadandfab said...

Just lovely! =)
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AshleaD said...

What a cute story - love the green pants!

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Glória Hefzibá said...

That's a lovely story =]

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Jamie said...

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

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Jessi said...

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.