Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The 90s

Top: Target
Skirt: Old Navy
Boots: Frye Rory

Flannel and corduroy together remind me of the grungy 90s, even though I'm pretty sure the most grungy thing I owned back then was a pair of black combat boots that I wore to death. My 90s wear consisted more of carpenter jeans and baby doll t-shirts with giant CK logos. I did have JNCO jeans (though mine were the girlier kind but still super wide legged), Doc Martens, and a million conch shell necklaces. Or was that the 2000s? Everything from that era just blends together. So much bad fashion.

And because I must know, what were YOU wearing back in the 90s?

60 comments:

  1. Oh JNCO's! So funny to think about now in an era of skinnies 

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  2. You totally pull off the flannel/corduroy combo. But yes, oh the 90s. haha! Such a blur of bad fashion. I was in carpenter jeans and conch shell necklaces as well. :)   

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  3. Wide leg jeans and/or my older brother's clothes...oh I miss my fannels from back then!  Still have my Docs somewhere...and my conch schell necklaces :)

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  4. Ha! The 90's? I was wearing Pepe or Girbaud colored jeans (how ahead of my time was I?!?!) with Reeboks and the most amazing teased "spider" bangs that you have ever seen.  Yeah, I was pretty cool back then, I have no idea what happened to me since...maybe the 2000s crushed my spirit.

    Did I already tell you how envious I am of your Frye boot collection? I really am...

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  5. Ruben & Chantelle ChavezJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Great post! Cracking up, my husband and I had JNCO's too! Not to mention Docs and Hilfiger sweaters. Ugh, so bad!

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  6. You're too cute for the '90s! :) I desperately wanted JNCO jeans, but I think Mossimo were the big deal at our school. With Abercrombie flannels and those weird black plastic stretchy choker necklaces. Strange times!

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  7. t-shirts with giant CK logos... oh yes, I remember this :) Love your plaid top and black boots!

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  8. I was in jeans and t-shirts.  Bless my heart!  I am proud that I never owned jnco's though.  I did have the shell necklaces.  I think it was late 90's when those were big...at least in Oklahoma. Along with all the hemp stuff and Jesus sandals (that's what we called them).

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  9. Pretty much what you wore. I'd add in corduroy overalls and those Unionbay stripe shirts. Oh, and those loafers with the lug soles. Ugh. Late 90s WERE pretty bad.

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  10. YES to the JNCOs!  Especially with baby doll CK tees.  Don't forget baby doll Bebe tees too.  Except, I wasn't "grungy" pairing them with Doc Martens.  I was aZn gaNgSta with K-swiss, complete with dark lipstick and a bubble jacket.  

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  11. Nice update on the 90s grunge look. There were certainly some bad fashions back then! I wore oversized tshirts and Champion sweatshirts back then. And cute lil tees from Delia's. 

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  12. Love it!  I have a flannel shirt that I've pretty much only paired with skinny jeans.  I'll have to try it with a skirt, now too!

    I was in elementary school in the 90s.  I wore lots of overalls (seriously, in 4th grade I had a pink/purple plaid pair from Old Navy, some denim ones with flowers embroidered on the front pocket, some with red trim, forest green corduroy overalls...and more!), carpenter jeans, big t-shirts, floral prints, etc.  My mom made a lot of my clothing, too, so I had many pairs of homemade leggings, shirts/shorts made out of coordinating fabrics, homemade dresses with thick sweater tights, and always some kind of homemade hair piece (barrettes, headbands, etc.).  Haha, it was pretty awesome.

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  13. Omg I haven't thought about JNCOs in forever - too funny!  I never got into JNCOs myself, but I also had a pair of Doc Martens I wore into the ground, and I was big into flannels/the grunge look.  Really like your updated version of grunge chic here :)

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  14. I need to steal this outfit right off the screen! I wore pretty much all Gap in HS, and then wore the same uniform of MUDD flares, Michael Stars 3/4 sleeve tees, and a black nylon Kate Spade bag all through college. paired with surly glares and bad hangovers groom the weekends. :)

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  15. Well back then we all thought the 80s (neon stuff, baggy sweaters + leggings) was hideous, and look where we are now! Maybe the "bad" fashion is going to come back around :)

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  16. Haha, yes! When skinny jeans first came out, I vowed to never wear them. BOOTCUT 4 LIFE. I guess that never worked out.

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  17. I never owned any flannel but my sister had a flannel shirt that I loved and would try to steal. Oh, conch shell necklaces, so ugly, yet so cool at the time.

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  18. Hahah! Dang, you were a million times cooler than I ever was! You need to dig up those pictures. I need to see your spider bangs :)

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  19. Oh man I was never cool enough for Hilfiger sweaters. I did have one of those obnoxious Nautica jackets with the lettering down the side, but I think that would have been more in the 2000s.

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  20. Haha! Those stretchy choker necklaces were SO COOL back then! I had a ton of them, and now I cringe at all the pictures where we were wearing them. And my sister had a light green Mossimo flannel which was the coolest thing ever.

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  21. I'm pretty sure I had like 5 different obnoxious CK logo t-shirts. I'm so glad designers don't brand their stuff like that anymore!

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  22. Hahaha, were those the Teva sandals? Everyone had those here, but I was only cool enough for a knock-off pair :(

    Oh and all the hemp necklaces that got really stinky until you cut them off. Kind of gross now that I think about it.

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  23. Hhahaha oh yes, I can't forget overalls. With one side unbuttoned. Oh man, so much bad fashion there.

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  24. OMG I totally laughed out loud. You were one of *those* AZNs? I wasn't cool enough for K-Swiss (I had platform sketchers) but did have the badly bleached yellow streaks in my hair and stretchy tattoo necklaces. Oh, and those Bebe baby doll tees, haha! I had a lavender one.

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  25. Oh yes, I had Champion sweatshirts too! Oh man, the Delia*s catalog was the best thing in the world, but I never got to order from there. I would drool over every page!

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  26. Hahah! I was in elementary school for the early 90s, but mid/late 90s was middle school/high school so you add bad fashion AND awkward puberty years, and it's a whole lot of embarrassing clothing choices.

    I'm pretty sure I matched my scrunchies to all my outfits in elementary school, so that makes me super jealous that your mom made yours with coordinating fabrics.

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  27. Ahhh Doc Martens were SO cool! I was never really into flannel/grunge back then, even though the punk/skater scene was huge around here. I didn't own my first flannel shirt until pretty recently!

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  28. I was in high school for good chunk of the 90s (94-98).  I wore a lot of jeans and oversized t-shirts.  Huge flannel shirts, some stripes, and this awesome cropped pink fuzzy short sleeved sweater that I loved until some girl called me Miss Piggy.

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  29. HAHAH MUDD FLARES. Omg, I had like 3 pairs. And Pair Blues flares as well. So wide that they swallowed up my platform Sketchers.

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  30. Hahah! Aww I hate when an off hand comment totally ruins an article of clothing you love. My boss once made fun of a belt I was wearing and even though it was one of my favorites, I stopped wearing it for like 2 years before I realized it was silly to dwell so long on something that was a joke.

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  31. Oh yeah! You'd better believe I was one of *those* AZNs! I have sepia studio pictures where I'm mugging the camera to prove it.  Haha, never highlighted my hair though.  Left that to my brother.  

    i tOtaLLy tyPed lyKe diS. wUt if We wERe aZn fRenz wiF aZn SNs baCk iN da daY aNd diDn't kNow iT?  

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  32. I had MUDD flares!  HUGE bell-bottom like flares!  bahahaha

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  33. I thought the same thing!  I remember telling my mom that skinny jeans were the ugliest.  5 years later, they're basically the only pants I wear...

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  34. It was pretty ridiculous!  I also loved platform sneakers and Doc Martens.  I got my Doc Martens at a thrift store after they were cool...but wore them proudly for years anyways, ha!

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  35. I was a baby in the 90s. I was only 12 in 1999 so luckily most of my 90s time was spent with 20 barrettes in my hair and oshkosh bekosh (that's not spelled right but whatever) overalls. HIGH FASHUNS, I HAVE THEM.

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  36. you "azns" are weird (do people really say that? I've never heard it). I want pictures of both of you from this time period STAT.

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  37. We dont have Goodys in our area. What kind of store was it?

    I remember stirrup pants from the 80s, but was always so annoyed when the stirrup slipped out and would hang behind my leg.

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  38. Seriously love this look! :) Gotta love the good ol 90s looks :P You rock it girl.

    Hahah thinking of how I dressed, oh man I just laugh at the thought of it.


    Haylee
    xo

    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  39. YES. So wide the hid my white Steve madden platform sneakers or the black platform foam sandals. Remember those?? Haha!!!!

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  40. I was 20 in 1999. Sob.

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  41. hahahah you two are killing me! Brings be back to Asian Avenue days! The good old days before facebook! hahah!

    I forgot all about Bebe tops and stretchy tattoo necklaces! hahaha. Good times!

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  42. OMG.  I was *definitely* on Asian Avenue.  What if WE were AA friends and didn't know it?  HAHA this is killing me.

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  43. YEAH!  You know it!  FOAM PLATFORM SANDALS FO LYFE.

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  44. Uggh! What were we thinking. Fashion lesson from the 90's: you should never wear anything that you have to cut off when it starts to stink!

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  45. YES! My super stylish friend bought a pair of skinny jeans when they first came out I thought they were the ugliest things ever, and so unflattering because it made you look like an upside down triangle. Maybe the jeans back then were different, I don't know, but I think they're super flattering now!

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  46. OMG I need to dig up all my sepia studio pictures where we would drive to the sketchy parts of chinatown and choose the backgrounds and props and OMG they were SO BAD. But perfectly blurred so we all looked like we had great complexion.

    I bleached my hair streaks myself, so it was a disaster. I don't know why I didn't just dye it back to black.

    And I probably wasn't friends with you, because I only talked to cute azn guys on AIM. Well, maybe they were cute, I'll never know, since no one had any digital pictures, lol. But I was AzNLiLKim if you must know.

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  47. It was *~AzNPrYdE4LyFe~*

    my entire online identity was the "aZn" scene. It was awesome.

    I wasn't a true gangsta azn though, even though I totally wish I was at the time (I grew up in a pretty wealthy suburb of Seattle, so none of us were really that gangster, just upper middle class asian kids who drove nice suped up cars and pretended we were so tough and cool).

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  48. OH MAN, Asian Avenue. It consumed me for the two years that it was popular (2001-2002), and I met so many people off of AA (unfortunately they were all guys, and I did end up dating a guy I met from there lol). Most of the guys were all friends of friends, so it wasn't that big of a deal, because we'd all hang in the same circles. But I was OBSESSED. I'm so glad AA got bought out and they wiped everyone's profiles, because I forgot my password and would not want that profile still accessible on the internet forever.

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  49. My AA page was the coolest, it had scrolling text and auto playing music and everything.

    I tried remembering what my AA name was, but I could not find it. Oh, the days before gmail. :(

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  50. OMG remember the giant foam platform flip flops with the bamboo bottoms? Like http://site.advantagebridal.com/googleimages/in-stock-platform-sandals-white-flowers-size-10.jpg
    but taller. And my giant platform sketchers sandals were at least 4 inches tall.

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  51.  I was 17, so the late 90s was during my most awkward try-hard years of high school, when I loved Puff Daddy (before he was P.Diddy), Usher, Ginuwine, and Bone Thugs. WOW. I was pretty pathetic now that I look back, but I thought I was so hardcore back then.

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  52. Haha yes! that was certainly an era of bad fashion. But you were just a youngster back then! Just be thankful you didn't have to live through the 90s as a middle school/high school kid. :)

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  53. Oh girl! The nineties were so very awful fashion-wise. I however wore dresses, skirts and men's shirts with leggings. :) I so didn't fit in, but I wore what I loved. :)

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  54. Love the 90s grunge look on you!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  55. Wow. It sounds like we basically dressed the same during that era. I had wide leg JNCOs with an embroidered fairy and SO MANY baby doll t-shirts. Oh, and belly chains. Yes, I wore belly chains. 

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  56. OMG I loved all of them in the 90's too!  Had such a celeb crush on Ginuwine and Keith Sweat (remember him?!?) and actually met him once and it totally ruined it for me.  He's super short and skinny and wasn't very nice. :)

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  57. hahahah! Keith sweat, Oh I forgot about him! I'm sure meeting any celeb in person is not as awesome as how they are in our imaginations.

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  58. I'm loving these skinny jeans comments. Merrick and I were in London when they were starting to get popular there (before they'd really made it big in the States) and we both were convinced they were hideous. Now who is laughing?

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  59. great look, check out my 90's post from today.

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