My sister Maddie and I have always been close. As a kid, when I would grow out of my clothes, they would get passed on to Maddie who was always highly anticipatory of the days she’d inherit my mounds of clothing. Being 2 years younger than me, she looked up to my style (as messed up as it was as a 10 year-old), and jumped on any opportunity to mimic it.
This didn’t last too long, though. As preteens, we developed an individual sense of style and we no longer wanted to share with each other. Maddie wanted to go shopping for her own brand new looks, and I didn’t want anyone else to wear the same outfit as me, even if I could no longer wear it. So, the passing down of clothes stopped and we developed very different personal styles.
Now that we’re adults, we’ve learned to appreciate our differences as well as our similarities. We are much more willing to share, and I can now look up to her when she makes bold style statements.
My sister recently got a Jeep Wrangler. At first, I couldn’t imagine why. It’s not exactly easy to park an SUV in the crowded Borough of Brooklyn where she lives. Things like gas prices and the movement toward ‘clean’ vehicles that don’t require much gas made me question whether she’d be happy with a Wrangler. Regardless, she loved the truck and never questioned her choice.
This past weekend, I totally developed an appreciation for the Wrangler! She has a hard top and a soft top for it, and in these photos we had completely removed the top which turned it into more of a convertible. Driving around in it was so fun, and now I can totally see why it would be awesome to off-road in this truck.
The moral of the story? It seems like the tables have turned, and my little sister has developed a really cool sense of style, one that I look up to! We may be adults now, and our toys may have changed, but I’m glad my sis is always willing to share with me 🙂