July 17, 2012

Sisterhood of the Traveling... hoodies

Remember the high school days when girls had groups of friends known as "cliques" by the rest of the student population? As much as my high school girlfriends and I deny it, we were technically those girls. Not that we were bullies or exclusive, we were simply best friends.

There were seven of us, and we started calling ourselves "the seven" because it was convenient when making plans and figuring out who--from our large group of friends-- were joining in. Other groups of girls were doing the same thing, only we decided to take it to the next level, and planned one night every year we'd spend together... going out to dinner, watching movies, taking tons of pictures and talking about our futures. For us, it was July 17th (7.17). It seemed fitting!

I think this was around the time of the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" craze, so we decided to buy a piece of clothing that would tie us all together. Obviously a pair of pants couldn't fit us all, so we went with the trends of high school and purchased an Abercrombie and Fitch hoodie. We wrote our names inside of it, and would rotate it between the seven of us.


This began in 2005, and each 7.17 after, we would buy a new hoodie and write our names in a new spot. 

The summer before we left for college, we bought three hoodies, so we'd have enough of them to rotate through our college years, as almost all of us went on to different universities. 

Crazy idea, right? I think when we went on to make friends in college, they thought it was ridiculous. To us though, it was just a night of fun shared between seven {eventually it turned to six though...;)} friends.



  1. aww, love this. Throughout college, my gfs and i had a bag we passed around!


  2. This is the cutest/coolest thing I've ever heard!! Such an awesome idea!