Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Collectors Club - Polo Shirts

Another Tuesday another great addition to the bloggers who collect series. Today we have one of blogspheres great writers - Melissa who writes over at So About What I Just Said. I've been following and reading Melissa's blog ever since I started blogging myself in 2009, so I'm more then over the moon that she asked to partake. 

I'm not even sure when my obsession with polo shirts began. A few years ago, I was shopping at The Salvation Army one day. My eyes fell upon an entire rack filled with every kind of polo shirt you could imagine. I was smitten. Right there. Just like that. A mere 30 minutes later, I stood in the check-out line with a mountain of 12 polo shirts in my wheelchair basket. My little red head barely peeked out over the stack of polo goodness. It was, hands-down, one of the happiest days of my life. I can't really explain their allure or their tight hold over me. Polos just give me a certain swagger. The colors pop just like my personality, and they make me feel sort of sophisticated.

Imelda Marcos had shoes. I have polo shirts. It just works. I've learned not to question it. My polo collection stands at around 20 currently, in every color and design, from red to blue to purple to orange to stripes; I hope to find some polka dotted ones soon. There is no limit to my shame, or, I suppose, lack thereof), to just merely marvel at the artistry that went into producing such a magnificent garment. I now have enough that I can wear a new one every day of the week if I want. Sometimes, much to the chagrin of my family, I do. I display my polo pride proudly. 

But shouldn’t we all be like that? When we find a piece of clothing that suits us (no pun intended), we owe it to ourselves to revel in it. Because it’s not often that we can get so happy, so purely giddy over a piece of fabric. Clothes may make the person, but in the end, we end up putting our own spin on them. Our clothes ultimately become reflections of our personality. So tell me ... what’s your fashion passion? If I of all people was able to discover mine, I’m sure you are too. I’d love to hear about it.

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  1. Loved reading about this collection - & thanks for introducing me to a new blogger to add to my reader! xoxo

  2. Great post, I hope you find those polka dot polo shirts! Im totally loving these collectors post :o) Scarlett x

  3. Thank you for letting me know about another great blogger!

    Love, Elizabeth xx


  4. This was so much fun, Rachael...thank you! :)

    p.s. i'll be buying more polo shirts this summer!

  5. Yay it's so nice to hear about lovely people who are passionate about things that make there heart sing!!!!
    Thank you ladies
    Love v

  6. 'Imelda Marcos had shoes...'

    That was funny. I know it's an exaggeration, but it's fascinating if you really have anywhere near that number of polo shirt collection. Fascinating and amazing indeed.

    Great to see people who really adores these shirts.