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Friday, April 17, 2009
With my plaid babydoll dress as a starting block, how could I not turn this outfit into an ode to the nineties? A decade that I will always have a huge soft spot for. Having graduated from high school in 1990, the 90’s were essentially my 20’s.
A time of figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be… dressing up and going out, weekends filled with live music at house parties, in dive bars, and at festivals, falling in love (the weak in the knees kind) with a flannel clad boy in ripped jeans with saltwater hair… who knew fourteen years later I’d still be relishing the thought of spending the rest of my life with him? :)
Ok, back to the outfit at hand, remember that huge bird scarf I thrifted awhile back? I liked the way the colors in the feather print worked with this dress which I’m pretty sure was meant to be worn with faded denim. Along with those dreamy ankle boots, I also added a couple of other new thrifted goodies from Milla, my fellow 90’s lover extraordinaire!
How precious is this lil’ girl on a swing necklace? Clover loves to sit on my lap and swing her back and forth while exclaiming “weee!” and the floral tapestry fold-up bag is not only 90’s revival stylin but extremely handy and functionally brilliant with all its special pockets… I’ve never had such an organized purse. Thanks Milla!
I wore the outfit to check out a new thrift store in town called Love Your Neighbor and I’m convinced it was the outfit that brought on the thrifting luck which led me to this awesome 90’s southwest-print canvas messenger bag. I love its colorful geometric pattern.
Complete with the original tags, check it out… “FIBRES OF THE NINETIES”… it’s like new, AND only cost $2.50… “BARGANZA” indeed!
This is the front of the bag. I’m thinking I’ll probably remove the fringe. It seems a bit much and I’m not crazy about how it competes with the pattern.
So, in the interest of the 90’s themed post and all, I dug up (perhaps against my better judgment in some cases, um… hello there midriff ;) some actual me in the nineties photos! As this was all before the digital age, I put together a little makeshift collage and took a picture that can be enlarged by clicking, should anyone want to get a better view of my “Angela Chase” dress/oversize flannel combo or my “Jordan Catalano” jacket ;)
Not to mention that floral number I apparently liked to wear while lounging in trees. That was actually a wide-legged jumpsuit! I practically lived in my overalls and footwear was all about boots, Chucks, and china flats.
While I’m a lot less likely to bare my belly button these days and I prefer my flannels shrunken... overall, yes I do love me a bad pun, my tastes haven’t changed too drastically from what they were then. In fact, I wish I still had that paisley peasant blouse.
By the way, did anyone spot the red and white Salvation Army bag on the floor? These days I’m trying to be better about bringing an eco-friendly bag with me to avoid the plastic ;)
P.S. While I’m on the subject, tune in tomorrow for a special style inspiration post featuring a personal favorite 90’s style icon. Who could it be? Oh, the suspense!