It doesn't take much to send me down memory lane these days.. OLD age You KNOW?
Karen, I had Church Shoes and School Shoes.. Black Patent/Saddle Shoes. Never pretty. I had school clothes and one new church dress every Easter.
My first REAL job, was Sept 5th of 1962, I graduated from high school the summer of 1962. I found work but had to wait until my 18th birthday to start at Aetna Finance as a credit checker.
The red shoes in above photo came out of my first pay check of $85.00. My mother had a fit because I paid over 20.00 for them. I added a suit like the one above and a dress like below. Use your imagination and add the skirt in the top square to the dress on the right, put red trim and a pocket on it like the lower square and you have the Vintage grey and white seersucker dress I bought. Add a red plastic belt with buckle.
I still pay the price of walking to the bus, from bus to job, from job to bus and home again in those red shoes. I also had them in bone, black and white WITH matching outfits. Poor Mother and Daddy. They let me live rent free and watched me squander my pay on all this..
I spent my whole paycheck the first two weeks on shoes and these two outfits. I continued to buy red shoes and owned all the red ones at the top of this post at one time in my life.
While buying clothes and shoes I bought a 1956 Chevy 2 door. Daddy walked with me into a bank and signed his signature along with mine and we walked out the door with $500 cash and a payment booklet with my name on it. Only $50 per month, and gas was 50 cents a gallon. LOTS left for shoes
I found all this by searching for vintage 60's. Imagine my shock when I found the TENT dress pattern of the dresses I wore in the 70's.