Thursday, March 01, 2007

HNT-Tie Dye #6-I'm Hip to It


Here we have my oldest piece of tie dye clothing, my beloved shorts. I got them shortly after Mr Lime and I tied the knot and I wore them through all three pregnancies. They are stretched beyond recognition (not unlike the skin you can see peeking through the holes.....stretchmarks are a bonus this week, aren't you all so lucky!) but they are soooo soft and comfy (again, bearing some resemblance to their owner's squishy belly, hips, and thighs). Even though they are faded and ragged I will hang on to them until the elastic gives way and every color has left and they are nothing but strands of frayed thread. I love my frayed and faded shorts.
HHNT!

38 comments:

G-Man said...

Trini, Thats an adult security blanket if there ever was one.
And you wear them way too high!

LADY LUXIE said...

uuuuuuu..those shorts look absolutely comfy!!!...kinda like what i'm wearing right now...let me see...mmm..I bought this way round...1996!..yaah!...wow!..gawd..1996..
Oh'..and I ot grand stretch marks too! :>>

G-Man said...

Trini, I'm back already. Those shorts are way hot!
It contrasts your beautiful olive skin so well...Great Suprise HNT.
I really like this Michelle.....G

Moosekahl said...

Those are the best kind of shorts and stretch marks are a sign of accomplishment! I wore my new socks to work on Monday to cheer myself up after the funk of the weekend. Tie dye definitely puts a smile on your face :)

BTExpress said...

Wear them proudly! Happy HNT!

barefoot_mistress said...

LOL Lime, at my house those shorts would not be safe...we usually rip those sorta clothes offa the owner when it gets that bad...it's a family tradition so dont wear em around me!
LOL
HHNT Lime

Phain said...

isn't it nuts how we hold onto stuff like that? i've got a robe that's nearly 20 years old that i feel the same way - pry it out of my dead hands but don't touch it while i'm still here!

Mark Leslie said...

Frayed and faded but filled with many loving memories - no wonder you want to hang on to them. Happy HNT!

SeaRabbit said...

I have too some piece of clothing that are... hummm... old... but I can't get rid of them... too comfy... and comfy is what I need most of the time!
Happy HNT!

Cosima said...

The hole is exactly at the right spot! This might start a new trend. Don't worry about the stretch marks, I wear mine like a medal of honor.

Happy HNT!

Blissfully Wed said...

I think you should visit Barefoot Mistress. lol

Lots of stories behind old and favorite clothes. I bet those shorts know some tales.

~Him

HHNT!

Hypersonic said...

Hey! You don't wear panties!!! Wow! erm...excuse me just gotta make sure no one's looking over my shoulder here...

keda said...

oooh that reminds me i had a lovel;y two tone tie dyed dress i wore throughout my pregnancy which i leant to a friend who moved just after her pregnancy to oz. with my dress :( oh well i hope she still loves it and cares for it as much as you love these!
that would make it worth it!

those old pieces of clothing are the best comfort.

love this. and the marks :)
lovely mummy!

happy hnt sweetie.

Top cat said...

don't ya just love old broke in stuff?
the colors are cool.:)
tc

Ameratis said...

I have had and still have a few items of clothing like that. Refuse to get rid of them and if I ever was unfortunate enough to go on one of those fashions show I would have to hide them!

Great HNT :)

steve said...

HHNT!!

Have a great day!

Jodes said...

funny, i have the same stretch marks.

snavy said...

Hey, they invented these things called a needle and thread...

Word on the street is that they're perfect for mending holes.

::snickers::

HHNT oh holey one!

Breazy said...

Hey Lime! I have a pair of pj bottoms that look almost like your shorts except mine are solid instead of tie dyed! Hope all is going well for you! I miss you!

Polt said...

Oh i LOVE old worn-in comfortable clothing! Putting them on is like a hug from an old friend. :)

HAPPY HNT!

Solitaire said...

awesome awesome awesome!!! :-)

I'm playing around at www.theatrejnerique.com again! Come by and see! ;-)

HHNT!

One Guy said...

Old comfy clothes are great. Nice photo, too!

Happy HNT!

James Goodman said...

I think everyone should have a piece of clothing that they could become so attached to.

rose_michelle said...

I have a pink blanket like that. My husband sometimes gets annoyed because I wrap up in it before crawling under the covers and then he gets all tangled in it by morning.

AndyT13 said...

Settle down there! LOL
That reminds me of the "frayed knot" joke.
HHNT!

RennyBA said...

Can't wait for the next pics: when the elastic gives way;-)

Apple said...

Love your shorts. If something's comfy I keep it until it can't be worn any more and if it had great memories I turn it into something else.

Mike said...

Lovin the Tie Die!

Cain said...

Lovin' the tie-dye, Lime!

~~Oh, Hol(e)y Night...a moon is here, a peekin...(lol!)~~

HappyHNT!

xx,Cain.

~TVS said...

I thought only guys kept underwear that long. Reminds of "Favorite" by Liz Phair....

HHNT!

Gary said...

It looks to me like you just about have them broken in.

G-Man said...

OK, this is like my 6th time back here..Thanks

tkkerouac said...

Peek a boo I see you!

Strumpet said...

I love holes.

Robert van de Walle said...

Whoa! I think I just saw a platypus!

Boysenberry said...

Phwoar!

Nice to see someone else keeps hold of clothes until they fall apart :)

KFarmer said...

Groovey shorts- when and if they ever far apart, framing I think would be in order. Garments such as those should never retire- the threads are timeless, filled with love and fond memory :)

airplanejayne said...

Lime.....you simply must make a NEW pair of tie-dye shorts to replace these. They are tired, and bustin' at the seams....

:)