Saturday, March 24, 2012

now & then

Although I don't own any of these things,
I would wear them now,
to create one outfit.

Woven Cotton Cuffed Boots
Lace Sleeved Blouse
Lace Skirt
Recycled Blue Jean Denim Purse  
Recycled Card Trick Earrings

While above I featured the colors red & blue,
 in a dream outfit of now.

This is what Little Me wore then.
It's a complete outfit of red & blue.

I was in my childhood front yard.
I was in California.
I do NOT remember that doll.

While I'm thinking of  Now and Then
Have you seen this cute movie from 1995?
Now and Then

: When you're 12, without effort, you live in the moment. You don't regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment, Teeny filled my heart with hope and comfort 

: Thomas Wolfe once said you can't go home again. Well, that's great for old Tom. But he wasn't a chick who made a pact with her friends when she was twelve to get together whenever any one of them needed each other. So here I am driving back to my childhood home in Indiana a place I can tell you I never wanted to see again. 
Samantha: I guess a promise is a promise. Sure looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking. 

Teeny: It's normal for things to be $h!tty 

[after Roberta punches Chrissy in the arm
Chrissy: Ow! That hurt. 
Roberta: Yea, well, you deserved it fart-@$s!

Vietnam Veteran: I'm going to tell you something i wish someone would have told me when I was your age. 
Chrissy: Oh yeah? What's that? 
Vietnam Veteran: Your parents aren't always right. 
Samantha: No $h!t.  

Samantha: As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to, but too much has happened and we can't.

: We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren't looking that all changed.

Young Samantha Albertson: Mr. Kent? 
Bud: Oh please, call me Bud. 
Young Samantha Albertson: Bug? 
Bud: No, Bud, B-U-D. Bud. 
Young Samantha Albertson: Oh. Well, BuD, you have a piece of food stuck in your teeth.

Roberta: I think you'll make a great mum Chrissy, a little overbearing and rigid, but by the grace of God the kid will come out relativity unharmed, if not there's always therapy. 
Samantha: This whole baby thing baffles me, I mean you have it, you raise it, you inevitably screw it up, it resents you, feels guilty for resenting you and then it has a baby, which only perpetuates the vicious cycle. 
Roberta: Thank you, Oscar The Grouch.

Samantha: He said something that didn't mean as much then as it does now...
 He told me that things happen in life that you can't stop but it wasn't a reason to shut out the world... 

Samantha: Wow... I realize that... I've been so afraid of the bad things that um... That I've missed out on the good... You know I didn't wanna come back here... But I'm really glad I did... I'd forgotten how much it helped to have you guys as friends... I'm really lucky to have this place... and each other.. 


  1. I'd love to wear your old blue and red outfit! Although maybe not the doll, cos I reckon society would dictate that to be a liiittle bit creepy

  2. I love this post, those card trick earrings are gorgeous. Have not seen the movie but love the outfits on the girls sitting next to each other...have a great day! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  3. I love that skirt! I can't believe I've never heard of that movie- it's star packed!

  4. though I haven't seen the movie I recognized Christina Ricci right away. I like her old movies.
    and that lace skirt.. I think it's the perfect skirt.
    your childhood fashion is adorable btw ;)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. Thanks for triggering a memory! The title of the movie didn't ring a bell until I saw the WAS cute!

  6. I've never seen that movie, but it looks interesting! Maybe I will have a girl night and watch it haha

  7. I love that film, if only i had that stripy top that would be cool :)

  8. nice boots, lovely skirt & great movie! I should watch it one of these days! ^_^

  9. Awww - you were such a darling kid!

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  10. You were so cute!!! Love the little booties and the recycled denim bag you picked out) And i must watch that movie! I must!


  11. I love the lace skirt, and Now and Then was one of my favourite movies as a teen!!

  12. Ooohhh, I didn#t watch the movie... but it seems to be so sweet!
    I loved the woven cotton boots and the earrings, also the top and the skirt - but anyway, you said you don't have these items, so maybe time to buy/thrift them? They are lovely!
    As for the jeans bag, I have one from a pair of old jeans! I love it!

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  14. I really want those boots! They are beyond adorable.
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  15. Ted you as always very kind! This post is very interesting, I was here looking at your picture and thinking that I do not remember the doll .. heheheheh ...
    I love those earrings!

  16. that lace skirt is absolutely adorable! and i'm in love with that now & then movie. best thing ever when they steal the boys clothes while they are swimming. ha
    xo TJ

  17. Is that Rosie O'Donnell? Too funny! I love that photo of you as a kid- you still have the same pretty smile :) How much do I love that lace skirt?!

  18. The lace skirt is gorgeous! I've never heard of the movie, but I did quite enjoy some of those quotes.


  19. What a cute red and blue outfit you were wearing as a little girl. I like those upcycling ideas, they are causing my hands to "itch", great refashion inspirations. Thanks for sharing.


  20. oh my goodness I LOVE that movie. it has a lot of lessons in it and I loved the nostalgic feel it gave me. I wish so badly I grew up in the 60's/70's!

    The House of Shoes

  21. It must be time for Now & Then! We just posted about them too!!! Gotta love it! :)


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