What is the oldest piece of clothing in your closet?

Yellow Keds

Everyone has an item in their closest that has been there for years. Maybe you never wear it. Maybe you should have thrown it away years ago. But for whatever reason you still have them.

Mine is a pair of kick ass Yellow Keds that I bought sometime in the 90’s. Yellow is my favorite color (are you starting to figure out the blog name now?). And when I saw these little beauties I just knew they had to be mine. They still look like new because I never wore them on a daily basis. I even wore them on my wedding. They were my something old and I was comfortable.

Plus, if you know me, you know I am not a traditional kind of girl so they added a bit of my personality to an otherwise traditional wedding dress.

Yellow Keds Wedding

After having 2 children my feet have grown enough that I can no longer wear these. But I just can’t bring myself to throw them out. Maybe Miss Stalin will love them as much as I do.

What is the oldest piece of clothing in your closet?

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  1. Oh gosh! I have no clue what is the oldest in there. I think I have a pair of boys shorts… that I wore when I was a teen in there! I loved those shorts.
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  2. I have things from High School in my closet!
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  3. I totally have stuff from high school. LOL and that was hmmm over 10 yrs ago 😉
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  4. hahah I like this post! I must go search! I’m very sure my stuff aint are high school era too!
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  5. I just went shopping for new jeans today because I’ve been wearing a couple of pair since I was 21 (9 years and 2 kids ago).
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  6. A few months ago I found a sweater from high school my high school boyfriend bought me. Had to laugh out loud when I found that one!
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  7. I’ve got some sweatshirts from HS in there I’m sure. I don’t wear them, but just can’t part.
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  8. I love the yellow Keds! Yellow is my favorite color too. :) I have a bunch of band t-shirts that I bought in high school that I wear as pajama tops now…
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  9. Elizabeth Atwood says:

    I still have the shirt that I wore for my 6th grade school picture!
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  10. Those are so spunky! I have some shirts that my dad gave me because he got bored of them but as far as stuff that was just MINE, I have a shirt from a Spice Girls concert I attended when I was 8. :)
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  11. That’s kinda hard! I have a couple of old dresses that I keep hoping I’ll wear but never do!
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  12. Actually, the weirdest piece of clothing in MY closet is a brand new wedding dress! I wanted to renew my vows in a big ceremony for my 10th anniversary, and already bought the dress I wanted when it was on clearance, but then my husband started a new job that year and we weren’t able to schedule a ceremony…that was two years ago. LOL Maybe one day I will actually wear it!
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    • Ha. I bought my wedding dress the first time we were engaged. I kept it brand new for 10 years until we were finally married, then I wore the same dress I picked out when we had planned on getting married the first time.

  13. I have a couple 1950s dresses I inherited from my mom in my closet. I wear them once in a while, and always get comments on the retro look.
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  14. nicole @nicky_olea says:

    I think if you had to keep a piece of clothing the shoes you wore on your wedding day are the ones to keep!

  15. I have things in my closet from like forever. Not sure why I’m holding on to them.
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  16. I have a sweatshirt I got when I was 14 years old (that means it turns 26 years old this year – gasp!) I don’t wear it anymore, but I still love it!
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  17. I have an ex-boyfriend’s sweatshirt. May be time to give it up lol.
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  18. Who knows? I have a ton of stuff that i have moved twice and I don’t wear. I was telling my husband I need to just cut the ties.
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  19. I actually go through my closet and donate a lot. I think the oldest thing I have is from 2007… so 6 (wow that was 6!) years ago.
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  20. Meghan @JaMonkey says:

    Lord I don’t even know. I think I have clothes in there from middle school plays that I was in.
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