The 70s and a moment of Fashion Shame

This month over on the Tots100 website, we’re running a competition with Samsung to win an ST600 digital camera.

To take part, all you need to do is share with us a photo of your FASHION SHAME and add a link to this post (using the box at the bottom of the post) over on the Tots100 blog. You’ve got until Friday to share your photos, and I do recommend sparing a few minutes to run through the entries already listed – there are some classics.

We’ve been testing an ST600 camera ourselves this month, and it’s pretty nifty. I tend to use a fairly bulky Canon Digital Rebel camera, but it has to be said, it doesn’t fit easily into a pocket on days out! The ST600 is light and portable, and has a cute dual-screen that means when someone takes a photo of you, you can see the image as it’s being taken.

There’s also a touch-screen, which is fairly intuitive (must be, I worked it out) and the basic controls are easy enough that I could happily send Flea off on her school trip with this camera, knowing she could work it out.

Anyway, on the basis that I’d never ask you to do something I’m not willing to do with myself, I am sharing a family photo from the Whittle archives. There are some special things to note about this photograph:

  • Even at the time this photo was taken, I knew if there was one thing I hated more than a polo-necked jumper, it was a SHINY polo-necked jumper. But for some reason my Mum loved ‘em.
  • I no longer wear tights that sag around my knees, Nora Batty style. I’ve moved on slightly.
  • No matter how dodgy this kilt might be, it’s nothing compared to the horror of my brothers’ Christmas jumpers.
  • It's easy to judge but the 70s were not kind to any of us, were they? 

Fam photo

How about you? Got any fashion horrors in the closet you’re compelled to share?

Disclosure: Samsung is a client of the Tots100, and also provided us with an ST600 camera for the purposes of this review. 



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 10th May 2011 / 10:03 am

    Hi Sally, I have a photo to share but am new to this blogging malarkey and don’t know what I have to do?

  2. Hatster
    10th May 2011 / 10:22 am

    There’s a whole lotta natural yarn going on there. And patterns too. Right, let’s see what I can find! I have a school photo somewhere and a particularly classic home nativity scene…

  3. 10th May 2011 / 12:30 pm

    Hi Jen, you just write a post and add an image, as usual. Then go over to the Tots100 site and you’ll find a box at the bottom of the post to add the URL (web address) of your post, your name and your email. Simple!

  4. 10th May 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Look! Its 70s Flea! She really looks like you doesn’t she!
    Good on you dear, you deserve a big bottle of booze for that one. Love it!

  5. 12th May 2011 / 5:02 pm

    I did it!!

  6. 14th May 2011 / 10:35 pm

    I remember the 70’s, I must be older than you as I was out dancing the night away at the local disco with very wide flares, platforms, hot pants, maxi dresses and mini skirts, Kaftans, tank tops, gypsy tops, cheesecloth tops et al (not necessarily worn all at the same time you understand). Loved it 😉