Here’s my contribution to the new January 7th GenFab Blog Hop: My worst fashion faux pas from my distant past:
I grew up in the western U.S. That translated for me into a general non-awareness of what the word “fashion” even meant. In addition, my parents were both teachers. I was raised to focus most of my attention on improving my mind, not my appearance. In fact, I have often thought, if I could delegate my fashion decisions to someone else, I would!
This goes triple for my hair. I never knew what to do with it! Going through my old photos recently brought back lots of great memories. But my decision to perm my hair for over a decade was certainly not one of them.
The truth is for as long as I can remember I wanted naturally curly hair. So in 1981, when perms became popular, I jumped right on that trend… FOREVER.
Looking back, this was not one of my finest fashion moments. But since I knew I had no fashion sense of my own, I often looked to my older sister for ideas and advice. She liked perms back then, and I figured our hair was a similar consistency so it should take a perm in a similar way.
That sounds good. I think I’ll blame my sister for all of my bad hair choices through the decades. That’s taking full self-responsibility.
The other thing I never learned how to do is put on make-up, but I’m pretty sure I can’t blame my sister for that.