Throwback Fashion #IWoreWhatNow

Do you remember that time as a child when your parents, aunties/uncles or guardians dressed you in some ridiculous outlook and back then you think you looked so cool but regret looking at the picture(s) now? Ya well, I had plenty of those experiences. I come from a large extended family, I had 20 aunties and uncles {10 from mum and 9 from dad plus one extra (dad’s cousin)} and we are a pretty close family so you can imagine me and my siblings were always subjected to being dressed up by our aunties and uncles as well as our older cousins who took pleasure in turning into live dolls.

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There was never a dull moment in our home, one time that I particularly remember well is when my mother used to dress me by brother and sister in same clothes that she made for us or dress me and my brother the same since we were almost the same height and close in age. I loved having my hair cut so I played the tomboy role really nicely and my brother used to convince people I was he’s older twin brother (obviously it drove me insane). Ah memories!!!

#IWoreWhatNow

When I first became away of the #IWoreWhatNow challenge I thought why not head home to my parents and check out some of the old pictures and see what I can share. We didn’t take many people’s as kids so the few we have are precious to us. The idea of this challenge is to retrieve some old pictures, review your childhood style and try to recreate it now with some George Asda kids clothing range. I had to think hard and choose really carefully which pictures of me and/or with my siblings I could share but since they are only few that wouldn’t result in me being disowned by my siblings I figured I share one of us celebrating a birthday (not sure whose it was as my sister insisted on being in the middle in all pictures even though she knew being in the middle meant it was your birthday).

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Me, Lil sis and lil brother

My love of wearing party dresses stems from attending so many birthdays for our cousins and close friends. Having such a large extended family meant so many cousins birthdays to attend. I remember my mum buying this yellow party dress and I ended up wearing to every party that year. You wouldn’t catch me dead in anything like that now but back then it was at the peak of its time.

My sister also loved wearing dresses but she wasn’t to fussed on that, she however made a huge fuss on which shoes she wore and there was a red pair she loved and wouldn’t take them off even when she was sleeping. Though you can’t really tell but the dress my sister is wearing above is actually a blue princess dress which was a present from a family friend.

My brother is pretty easy as he loved wearing his brown three-piece suite without the jacket and wore it with a white long sleeve smart shirt. Like me he wore this to every party we went to that year.

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I had to ask my mum what I was wearing exactly. I can see my little shoes which I loved dearly but I couldn’t tell if I was wearing a skirt with a white top and then a sweater (jumper) she knit for me or a long dress and she remembered clearly that I was wearing a white dress with some red/orange flowers on it. I love how attentive I was taking this picture.

My style obviously has evolved over the years but doing the #IWoreWhatNow challenge as made me realise just how much I love maxi dresses still. It has also made me realise I am still a sucker for easy and simple outfits. Since I enjoyed playing lots as a child I spent more of my time in shorts except for parties or formal functions like church.

Have you heard of the #IWoreWhatNow challenge? How has your style evolved over the years? Or do you still pull off the outfits types from way back when?

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    • July 15, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      He used to love that waist coat like he’s life depended on it lol

  1. July 14, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    My clothes as a kid weren’t too bad, it was the fact that my aunt and Mum would dress me and my cousin in matching outfits… Regardless of the fact there was a 6 year age gap!

    • July 15, 2016 / 6:11 am

      Hahahha I know right, parents or even aunties didn’t care of the age gap lol

  2. July 14, 2016 / 10:02 am

    I’d not heard of this challenge but am absolutely loving it! It makes me want to go and dig out all my childhood photos!

    • July 14, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      You should definitely do that and make it your own post

  3. July 14, 2016 / 4:44 am

    It is so fun to see old photos. One of my favorite things to do. I love the outfits that you have now = adorable

    • July 15, 2016 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks Censie
      I enjoyed having a walk through memory lane by checking out our old pictures and style

  4. July 13, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    I had a little sailor dress when I was a young girl. So cute!! xxx

    • July 14, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Sounds so cute, I bet it looked gorgeous on you

  5. Kerry Norris
    July 13, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I defo don’t pull the same outfits off because my body shape has changed so much. I wish I could x

    • July 14, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      So true, mine it’s mostly the chest area that’s the problem

  6. Courtneylynne
    July 13, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Awwwww what a fun challenge!!! I love looking at old pics!!!

    • July 14, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks

  7. Sara
    July 13, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    What a fun challenge! I love seeing old pics! It was fun learning more about your family!

    • July 13, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Aww thanks Sara

  8. Melissa Bernardo
    July 13, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I have never heard of this challenge. Seems really fun!

    • July 13, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Definitely

  9. July 13, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    I used to wear the frilliest party dresses and I am pretty sure I couldn’t pull that off now. πŸ™‚

    • July 13, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Hahahaha how time has changed us

  10. Nicole Etolen
    July 13, 2016 / 10:47 am

    I never heard of this challenge but sounds really interesting. I remember some of my awkward dresses when I was younger.

    • July 13, 2016 / 11:03 am

      We all had some awkward.

  11. Nicole Escat
    July 13, 2016 / 9:15 am

    I love this challenge! When I was a child, I have no fashion sense of my own but my mom used to dress me.

    • July 13, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Yea I think most of us were like that

  12. July 13, 2016 / 1:47 am

    A great challenge to get involved in! Lovely to see some old photographs!

    • July 13, 2016 / 10:00 am

      It definitely is and thanks

  13. July 12, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    You’ve got such a large family!! You all looked adorable too. Yes there there are of course memories but for me must have been my ugly hat lol. I don’t wear hats any more lol

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Awe bless you and thanks.
      We are definitely a large family lol and growing

  14. July 12, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    What a great challenge! I have some horrific outfit choices in the photo albums at home- totally cringe!

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Hahaha, I have some cringe worthy ones too

  15. July 12, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Frankly Anosa I dont have a clue what I wore as a child as I spent most days in a Uniform n Boarding school. So I only wore clothes when on holiday and I can tell you I was a tom boy too!
    What cute lil pictures honestly you should be proud of them. I wish I had some! I would share πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing with us a lil of your life!

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Thanks so much Julie, I appreciate that

  16. July 12, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    This is such a lovely idea for a post – I used to wear (according to my mum) a lot of Droopy and Brown dresses – they went bust but they were super pretty! H x

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:37 am

      Awe bless and thanks

  17. July 12, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    I have some very dodgy fashion choices growing up – not sure I could bear to share them lol

    • July 12, 2016 / 6:40 pm

      Hahahha I am sure they had there cute moment back in the day lol

  18. July 12, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    What a fun challenge! It is such a great way to look back and reminisce on what used to be and remember things that you might not have before. My style has definitely changed and evolved over the years. Although, it is crazy to start seeing some of the kinds of things I wore “back in the day” being worn by teenagers now!

    • July 12, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      It’s definitely interesting to see it all come back and some are pulling it off better than we did as kids

  19. Kathy
    July 12, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I have never heard of this challenge before. I love those outfits you have on the top of the page. Those are all very nice.

    • July 12, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks so much I enjoyed this challenge.

  20. July 12, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    There is no way I would be seen wearing any of the outfits my mum bought me as a child, honestly awful x

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Hahaha I am sure they were cute ‘then’ πŸ˜‚

  21. Robin Rue
    July 12, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    It is so true that the fashion back when I was a child was nothing that I would put my children in today. These photos really took me back to think about those outfits that I wore.

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      Awww bless I am sure our kids will think the same in the future

  22. July 12, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Loving the old pics! My mum used to dress me like a doll when I was younger…some of the things she used to put me in!

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      Hahaha she was definitely excited

  23. July 12, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Oh, your article took me back to my childhood, and to my pink strawberry dress which I used to love. I even have a picture in the park, with my grandparents, while wearing it. It was my “occasion” dress and going to the park and take a picture was a big event. Nobody had cameras back then. πŸ™‚

    • July 12, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Aww what a lovely memory of your childhood.
      No one had cameras back then unless it was important occasions

  24. July 12, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    I love that photo. My mother used to dress me in Clothkits. she bought a piece of fabric printed with the design, then cut it out and made it.

    • July 12, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      How lovely, she sounds very creative

  25. July 12, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    This sounds like such a fun challenge – I loved seeing your old photos too c

    • July 12, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks Hannah, it’s been a fun challenge to be part of

  26. July 12, 2016 / 10:41 am

    H! What a great challenge! I lived in shiny shellsuits when i was little! cringe!

    • July 12, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Awww bless you, and yes it’s a great challenge and fun one too

  27. July 12, 2016 / 10:37 am

    Oh gosh I don’t think you could recreate my childhood outfits mow and that’s a very, very good thing! I may have looked cute, but also ridiculous xD

    • July 12, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Hahahaha I am sure cute is more memorable to most family members though

  28. July 12, 2016 / 10:24 am

    I used to wear only pants (no skirts) before and I remember my parents dressed me up looking as a male kid with polo top and pants. Now I’m totally evolved. You can almost count the days in a month when I wear pants! πŸ™‚ It’s so funny when we look back to old photos and see transformation in a good way.

    • July 12, 2016 / 10:42 am

      So true, the transformation for most is amazing. Thanks for sharing your story

    • July 12, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thanks, I am sure it was still cute

  29. July 12, 2016 / 8:55 am

    What a great idea for a blog post! Such adorable outfits.

    • July 12, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thanks Elizabeth

    • July 12, 2016 / 8:26 am

      Thanks so much I had fun on this challenge

  30. July 12, 2016 / 7:21 am

    Aw! fashionable ever since. Love those dreses. I could remember my mother loved the twinny dresses of me and my sister though we have 5-year gap. Haha

    • July 12, 2016 / 8:25 am

      Aaaah that’s parents for you and thanks so much

  31. July 12, 2016 / 6:49 am

    I think my daughter is going to continue her love of dresses well into adulthood.

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:14 am

      Awww that’s sweet

  32. July 12, 2016 / 6:29 am

    This is the first time I have heard of this challenge!! Hehe I dread to think of what I wore.. I need to go and have a look to see if I can find any old pictures now πŸ™‚

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:14 am

      Hahahaha I am sure it’s not that bad

  33. victoria
    July 12, 2016 / 6:17 am

    This is the first time that I heard about this challenge and it was so fun πŸ™‚

    • July 12, 2016 / 6:23 am

      πŸ‘πŸΎ I love it

  34. July 12, 2016 / 4:15 am

    I haven’t heard of this challenge yet, but I bet I’ll see more of it in the near future. Love your pics!

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:39 am

      Thanks Kendra

  35. Elizabeth O.
    July 12, 2016 / 3:11 am

    Your outfits are really pretty! I think that’s how it is usually, when we’re kids our moms and aunts would dress us up especially during special occasions. I really think it’s nice to look back and see what you wore before.

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:39 am

      Thanks Elizabeth, it was nice to look back and see my style from then

  36. July 12, 2016 / 2:24 am

    What a fun idea for a blog post. I know if I look bad I will be horrified by most of my hairstyles. Not sure, but probably the clothes that my parents put me in too.

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:38 am

      Hahaha I didn’t have to worry much about the hairstyle as I like short hair

  37. July 12, 2016 / 1:11 am

    This is such a cool challenge. I think those old photos are adorable. I can’t even remember what was in style when I was little.

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:38 am

      Aww thanks so much Liz

  38. July 12, 2016 / 12:16 am

    This is the first time I heard of the challenge. Funny enough I’ve shared some of my old photos to show what I was wearing. My grandmother always wanted me in saddleshoes.

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:37 am

      Awww how sweet, I but you always looked gorgeous

  39. July 11, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of this challenge, pretty fun! When I was younger, I wasn’t the girly type – still not really and was in boy sweaters and jogging bottoms LOL ah not much has changed lol x

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Yea I wasn’t much of a girly girl past 5-6 years old then past 18 I was back to being girly without trying

  40. July 11, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    This is an amazing idea for a post!
    I love looking back at the funny outfits we chose, or didnt choose! Haha

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Hahaha I had a good old laugh looking at some of my choices

  41. July 11, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I love the idea of this challenge. I usually look back at my hairstyles and cringe more than the fashion choices. It’s fun to look back and see how our fashion has evolved from the time our parents chose our clothes to when we did.

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      So true it’s definitely nice to see the evolution of our fashion choices

  42. July 11, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Aw what a lovely challenge – I wore some very strange things in my childhood from pictures lol. x

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      Hahahaha I would so love to see that big time lol

  43. July 11, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Aw isn’t it amazing what you wear over the years, its clear that even as a kid you had an eye for fashion.

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      Aww thanks Ana I appreciate that

  44. July 11, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Haven’t heard of the challenge, but your childhood photographs are lovely. I have a sister and my mom used to dress us the same, just changing the colour!

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks, yeah most mummies do that with their kids don’t they!!

  45. July 11, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I love the idea behind this and how lovely to share some of your childhood photos. I would be embarrassed to share some of mine, I wore some hideous clothes as a child, my mother also made a lot of mine and some of her creations were rather colourful. I think that is why I now love wearing black so much.

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      Hahaha mine were colourful too but most of them I wouldn’t mind rocking today though I prefer black to them lol

  46. July 11, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    What’s funny is that some of the outfits I wore years ago are coming back in style so I never get rid of anything lol you just never know. I do keep some basic pieces. Love the older photos of you!

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Aww thanks so much Kita, I wish I could fit in some of my older items that are back in fashion

  47. July 11, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    What a cute post! I wore some horrors back in the day!

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Thanks Claire, I think we all did at some point lol

  48. July 11, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    LOL it’s embarrasing looking back at old photos but nice to look at how fashion changes I think. I wonder if my children will look back at the outfits I dress them in and cringe?

    • July 11, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      I think they will and ask mummy what were you thinking lol I am sure they will love it though

  49. July 11, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    This is such a fun idea for a post! I wore all sorts of weird things as a kid – I remember my floral leggings being a definite favourite!

    Milly | Mini Adventures

    • July 11, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      I would have loved floral leggings lol

  50. July 11, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    It’s funny to think though in years and years to come our own children are going to be wondering what the hell we dressed them in haha!

    • July 11, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Hahahaha so true lol

    • July 11, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Hahaha I am sure you have improved on it lol

  51. July 11, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I’ve never heard of the challenge. My mum loved dressing me up mainly in florals and tartan which I hated.

    • July 11, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Hahahha I miss tartan as I didn’t have much

  52. July 11, 2016 / 10:44 am

    No, I’ve never heard of that challenge. I think I was the opposite. My mum loved dressing me up in girly dresses, and I absolutely hated it. T on the other hand, loves to wear dresses and skirts πŸ™‚ Love the old photos, so cute!

    • July 11, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Awww thanks so much, we kinda had no choice in most instances lol

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