I’ve mentioned in the past that I am a walking fashion FORK NO.
How I basically have a panic attack every time I walk into (or even near) a clothing store.
And on days when I have to dress nice… I walk into my closet and throw a bit of a fit because the only items in there are ass-clinging leggings, loose-fitting exercise tops, neon-colored boob huggers and… My Adidas sandals.
Well… My lack of fashion knowledge most certainly stems from my WEE YEARS… As I was never “hip” or “with it” when I was a youngin’ either.
While I am beyond thankful for the way my parents raised me (to not be a materialistic bitch-face)… Growing up and not following the “trends” can lead you to many years of judgement from peers.
The coolest monogrammed backpack with ten zillion pockets to hold everything from your Lisa Frank notebooks, to your thermos filled with vodka (oh, just me? Ha!)… Or if you even didn’t share a few of your Dunkaroos…
YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN SHUNNED to the yet to be replaced wobbly table that sits in the dingy back corner of the cafeteria, next to the trash cans, where the light above it always flickers.
Another item, that if missing from your arsenal of sick-ass school gadgets got you exiled to the “TRASH TABLE”… A lunch box.
I never had a lunch box. My babysit…. Excuse me, MY MOM… Always sent me off to “read, write and arithmetic” with food… IE: a goopy tuna salad (made with HEALTHY mayo) sandwiched between two slices of Ezekiel bread… ZIPPED IN A PLASTIC BAGGY. So… EVERYONE. COULD. SEE. IT.
If I had a SNAZZY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a Ricky Martin lunch box, I’d be able to hide said “cat food” wrapped in congealed dirt.
Lets just say… I knew no one would want to trade 1/2 their sandwich for 1/2 of mine… Thus, I would throw this rank lunch in the trash (next to “TRASH TABLE”) before anyone could see. THANKFULLY… My slick food chucking (and regretfully, food wasting ways) never led me to “TRASH TABLE”.
I can’t say those years of NOT having a BRIGHT PINK LUNCH BOX didn’t affect me. But they didn’t affect me in the way you may be thinking.
Sure, as mentioned earlier, the thought of dressing nice gives me an ulcer… But when the time comes, I typically throw on the leggings and say to myself “this is who I am and if people don’t know that by now, they can FORK themselves”… And then head off to the black-tie wedding or Oscars after-party I was invited to.
The reason why I OWN my fashion “flaws”? Well… Because I am a confident girl, sure, but also… I was actually pretty popular growing up, thus, realizing that THINGS really DO NOT MATTER.
What does matter… USEFUL STUFF. Like lunch boxes.
So yeah. I am clearly still a teeny-tiny bit bitter about not having a damn SPICE GIRLS lunch tote.
Oh no, that’s not me throwing a fit (like I do in my closet).
Vaya Tyffyn actually SWOOPED IN like Superman might… TO save my fashion disaster and lunch box barren self…
These thermally insulated lunch boxes ONE UP… No, no, TWENTY UP all those lunch boxes from back in the day in that they claim to be able to keep your food PIPING HOT for 4 – 6 hours… Or FREEZING COLD for the same amount of time.
Of course… When Vaya came to fill my lunch box void (because they know I tend to eat a bunch of my meals in the car when I am on the go)… I was a tad skeptical about their claims… Much like some people who be skeptical that superman could actually pick up a car. Thus, I divulged a bit of a science experiment (my grade school teachers would be so proud), which included my friends Caroline and Jorge… To see if these “hip” and “with it” stainless steel contraptions lives up to the expectations.
Were these nouveau lunch boxes EXILED to the “TRASH TABLE”…? Click play, to find out!
SO TELL ME…
- Do you recall the lunch box you sported back in grade school?
- What is your favorite gadget/toy/food/school item from back in the day?
- Have you ever heard of or seen Vaya Tyffyn lunch boxes before? <– If you like them, you can use the coupon code: VAYALIFE39 when you CHECK OUT! 🙂
- Does fashion/clothing stress you out as much as it does me?
- What type of clothing does your closet mostly consist of?
- Are you an on-the-go or bring your lunch to work, kind of eater?
This post was sponsored by Vaya, however, all opinions are 100% unique to me… I would never lie to you!
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