Shopping in the Junior’s Department….(aka…You can go home again!)
When I was in Pasadena earlier this summer, I popped into the Pasadena Town Square Mall with my mother. It’s the mall that was built near my parents house in the early 80’s.
If you include the Foley’s that was there before the rest of the mall was built, this is where I bought most of my clothing from elementary through high school. (To be honest, this is where my family bought most of my clothing… but I did get more of a say in it as I got older!)
Waiting for my mother to get her hair done at the mall this past June, I dropped in on the junior’s department of the former Foley’s (now Macy’s) where I’d bought a bunch of things that I loved to death in junior high.
Crazily enough–due to the downturn in Pasadena’s economy–the space looks exactly like it did when I was in junior high! Down to the holder on the wall where you put the random pins that you pull out of new clothing!
Thanks to the fact that I have a very short torso, some of the clothing in the junior’s department actually fits me better than some “grown-up” clothing. So when I was there, I actually bought a couple of things.
Today I’m wearing one of the tank tops I bought there. In some ways, I’m sad that it doesn’t look the same way on me as it might have when I was 13.
While I love the cut of this tank top, the scratchy fabric that it’s made of helps explain why my junior high experience totally sucked.
Luckily my quality of life is a lot higher now that I’m not 13!