Monday, March 21, 2011

my first moment

My first fashion moment; a simple pair of classic 8 eyelet Doc Martens that I HAD TO HAVE. It was 1992, I was 11 years old and the first day of school was quickly approaching. All I knew was that I needed these boots. I literally begged my mother for them for the entire summer and after a long negotiation process, my wish was finally granted! One weekend we went into the city and picked these babies up at Trash & Vaudeville on St. Mark's Place. I probably wore these boots every single day for a year, until I grew out of them, and what a sad day that was.

Thinking about it now, the fact that my mom got them for me is so special. Spending over $100 on a pair of boots for an 11 year old in 1992 was no small feat, especially when you're single parent. Thinking about it gets me misty eyed. Thanks, mom!


Michell said...

I totally remember you rocking these boots! I didn't know they were that much back then. Go Brenda! Amazing how much we grow and learn to really appreciate all that our single parents have done to make our lives simple and fun. Thank all our single parents for loving us unconditionally and spoiling us rotten. :) We are definitely a unique group! Love Ya V!

leather and lollipops said...

Thanks, Michell!!!