1. Fanny packs, like the one above. My fav: a see-through one that once held my lunch the afternoon a monkey attacked and ran off with it. Retrieved shortly thereafter by my heroic mother who chased the monkey down.
2. Stretch pants… with stirups. I was wearin’ them, long before the hipsters made them cool.
3. Butterfly-clips. And an excessive amount of them at any given time. In alternating color schemes, like blue-green-blue-green. Worn primarily for middle school dances.
4. My purple and pink windbreaker. In my 4th grade school photo. To NYC with my dad when we had a daddy/daughter weekend. While chillaxing on the boat when we’d go fishing in Canada in the summers.
5. Baggy tshirts and spandex shorts. This was pretty much a staple of my elementary school years.
6. Bali braids. I would beg my parents to let me get them done. Then, it’d pick out alternating colored beads to wear on the ends of each braid. Swishing my head from side to side was always the most fun.
7. My 101 Dalmations jeans overalls. Making sure that I wore a black or white tshirt underneath, to match the black and white embroidered “101” on the front pocket.
8. Neck dickies underneath sweaters in the wintertime. I had multiple colors.
9. My purple and white flower shirt, with purple shorts. I liked matching. A lot. Apparently I wasn’t the only one in the family that loved fanny packs.
(one down, eleven to go)