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January 13, 2012

Love, Loss and What I WoreA woman’s wardrobe often serves as the way she remembers her life.  This is the basis for Love, Loss And What I Wore, the Off-Broadway hit that is making its way to the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square Jan. 24-29.

Based on the book by Nora and Delia Ephron, this charming and poignant comedy, told through a series of intimate stories by a stellar cast of women (including Loretta Swit), delivers a lot of laughs and a few tears as it takes you on a moving and often hilarious journey through the lives of women, told through the clothing and accessories that trigger important memories.

Now it’s your turn!  We want to hear from you!

Tell us YOUR story. Do you remember the pale green, gauzy, peasant skirt you wore the day your husband proposed, or the navy blue power suit you donned for the interview that got you the ‘big job?’ Do you remember the very first bra you ever owned and the embarrassment that ensued, or your very first pair of four-inch stilletos that made you feel like a million bucks?  Tell us YOUR story.

  • How do you enter? Hit the comments below and share your story as told through a specific article of clothing. We will randomly select a winner from all the entries next Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon. The winner will win a pair a tickets to opening night of Love, Loss And What I Wore on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square.

To make this more fun, ALL next week we will feature YOURS and OUR stories!  It’s a blog week dedicated to Love, Loss And What I Wore.  Wendy Oglesby, Blumenthal Performing Arts Vice President of Marketing, and  Crystal Dempsey, former Style editor for The Charlotte Observer, will share their stories.

Love, Loss And What I Wore stars Emily Dorsch, Daisy Eagan, Sonia Manzano, Loretta Swit and Myra Lucretia Taylor!  The show opens Tuesday, Jan. 24, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 29, in the McGlohon Theater at Spirit SquareCLICK HERE for more information!

  1. Rebecca Sirmon permalink
    January 17, 2012 9:11 pm

    I have many special memories of my mother’s sewing for me through the years…the lovely floral Easter dress and matching pink coat for Easter when I was five years old…the matching tops and pants I wore in Elementary school, didn’t have “store bought” pants until I entered 7th grade…the popular summer dresses I wore in high school and those pocketbooks with the exchangable covers…the plaid jumpers and the formals I wore in college…the professional outfits for my first job out of college…the altered wedding dress I wore in 1999, which she had worn in 1963…the beautiful quilt for my wedding…the maternity tops and dresses during two pregnancies, including twins…the precious baby blankets for my children…the adorable matching outfits that my 3 girls now enjoy. What a legacy my mother has stitched for me and my girls!

  2. Cammie Alexander permalink
    January 14, 2012 8:24 am

    It’s funny. I remember more the fad outfits I wore. At the time, I felt great and thought I was the coolest girl to ever walk the street. Looking back now, after those particular fads have passed, I think of how silly I looked. I had the early ’80s parachute pants and the later ’80 big, bright sweater with leggings and silly little ankle boots. All with the big hair of the ”80s. In the ’70’s, it was all about the bell bottoms. Oh, how I loved my bell bottoms. I have learned over the years that the classic pieces are always in style.

  3. January 14, 2012 6:31 am

    Always pay heed to your Mother telling you to always wear clean, pretty undies when you leave the house. I had not done laundry–when I was first married–so, I wore a pair of hubby’s tightie-whities! On the way to work I was in an accident, and woke up to nurses and doctors laughing at me after my uniform pants were cut off. I believe a few even took pictures they thought it so funny to see me in my hubby’s undies. Never been blackmailed so they must have kept the pics for their trophy bullitin board! 🙂

  4. debbie fore permalink
    January 13, 2012 7:17 pm

    I remember several years ago, when i hadn’t been on a job for very long and I showed up to work wearing 2 different color of shoes thst neither matched the outgit I had in. That was a lesson learned in getting ready in the dark! Embarrasing!

  5. January 13, 2012 6:11 pm

    One day I was helping my mother (who was then about 70) clean out and organize her closet. She seemed to have a story for every article of clothing–where she purchased it, the deal that she got it for, the occasion she bought it for. The job was taking forever with all of the stories she had to share. She finally got to the back of the closet finally and pulled out a negligee–a sheer baby blue gown and robe to match! She proceeded to tell me that she had bought the outfit for a St. Patrick’s weekend with my Dad in Savannah a couple of years earlier. I had to stop her before she shared any more! Would you believe my mother was generally very reserved?!

  6. Emma Shipes permalink
    January 13, 2012 6:05 pm

    I remember when I was a little girl the pajama doll i got.
    It was as big as I was and I could fit 50 pairs of pajamas in
    there. I just thought it was the best present ever from santa.
    It also was the biggest one.
    I also remember wearing bell bottoms. They were the in thing back when i was young.

  7. Donna Hawkins permalink
    January 13, 2012 4:31 pm

    This post really isn’t about myself, but I thought the topic of the play was very interesting & ironic. About five months ago, my daughter in her early twenties wrote a blog entitled “love, loss and what I wore.” It was about times in her life & how she remembers them when she comes across the article of clothing she had worn at the time. There was, of course, a lot more to the blog than the clothing, but this play certainly looks like one to which my daughter could relate. I would love to win tickets to the play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” & hopefully take my daughter with me for a “girls night out.” Please enter me in the drawing for the pair of tickets. Thanks!

  8. Alek permalink
    January 13, 2012 3:59 pm

    I remember the wonderfully tacky parachute pants that I wore as a young boy. They were purple with brightly colored stripes that were of varying shapes, sizes and orientations. I wore them so much that my mother had to sew patches onto the knees. The patches were mismatched colors of black that perfectly complimented the noise of the pants themselves. I still look back on those pants with great fondness, both for the pants themselves as well as for the fact that I didn’t have a care in the world what other people thought of me.

  9. Nancy permalink
    January 13, 2012 1:37 pm

    I remember the very first time I put on my U.S. Air Force uniform. I needed money to finish college so I joined to get the G.I. education benefits. It was the proudest day of my life. I still keep my green coat with my name on it even though it is too many sizes too small now. I just feel such a sense of pride every time I see it hanging in my closet.


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