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Description from CAS: Yes, I proudly wore these navy and red saddle shoes for several years in the early 1970's. They were "the style", what ever was I thinking, yikes!


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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    The SHOES!!!!!


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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    h my! – but what about the plaid? I think I was wearing granny skirts and hot pants at that time. (junior high?)

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Loved saddle shoes but never saw anything but the standard black & white. You were definitely a fashionista! And I meant to say sisters (plural) in my previous comment about the picture you posted.
    I like this pick!

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    Plaid WOOL no less. Every summer my Nana and her sister, my Great-aunt Stella, would come to visit. They would give us each $25 to buy fabric with so Mom could make us new clothes for the school year. We would go to a Woolen outlet (Dewey’s in Quechee Vermont), and could buy any fabric we wanted (and came to less than $25). Plaid was the thing for wools, so every year we had new plaid outfits on the first day of school.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    My Mom sewed too and every year we each got 3 new dresses or skirts for school. We did get to pick the fabric every once in a while but Mom knew some bargain places to get fabric. She actually brought home some heavy tapestry once (I think it MUST have been for a couch!) and I liked it so much I had her make me a skirt out of it…a LONG skirt! A long & HEAVY skirt! I wore it on my 2nd date with my hubby. I’ll see if I can find the picture. I was 17.

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Here is the year before’s plaid offerings, 1972 I think. I went with purple corduroy skirt and matching vest (I wore a lot of vests back then) that year.


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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    very cute!
    Hey – did you ever have the fake leather jumper? I believe it was brown plastic. Quite stylish at the time.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    I love these pictures Christine! What a cute bunch!
    Jeanne, my mom made my sister & I the fake leather skirts…with matching vests!
    Here is the pic of the tapestry skirt…


  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    No, no fake leather. For school it was mostly corduroy, wool, cotton or denim. My sister (in the green, not in the pink/purple) had a pair of brown suede culottes in high school (’76 – ’80) that she loved. And I seem to remember some pleather coat hand-me-downs.

  10. CAS
    CAS says:

    Debbi, pretty skirt! It must have weighed a ton though. I remember those blouses with all the ruffles, I even had one or two myself.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    It DID weigh a ton but the fabric was so pretty and I LOVED that blouse! I think they were “in” in 1972 and have been back a couple of times since!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    The skirt was pretty. I had similar fabric. (my dad was an upholsterer) Was it long to the floor? I remember wearing long skirts and blouses for new years and school dances. you know what Christine? I do remember a plaid one. sorry – I have no idea where that picture is.

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Jeanne, I wore a long (to the floor) red & black plaid satin jumper with black 4 inch high flocked roses around the hem to my Christmas holiday dance in 1977. I loved that jumper, no pictures of it though.

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    My mom also made my sister and my clothes for school. Oh, the good old days. I wish I had some pics, but they are all at my mom’s.

  15. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    I had one of the fake leather jumpers – mine was white. Boy, was that thing hot (I mean “heat” hot) to wear. I guess that I thought it was pretty “cool” to wear though.

  16. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    CAS, (SLICK CHICK) Love those shoes!!!! And plaid, now that was the thing!!!! I told you my mom is German, she went to school & apprenticed as a taylor!!!! That means, my sister who is 5 years older, well, all her clothes got re-made into new clothes for me!!!!UHG!!! I know they looked perfect, but, they were my sisters!!!! Easter we got original dresses, yeah!!!!!!

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