June 12, 2010

Time Marches On

This post was inspired by Trisha, who blogged about past and coming back no matter how awful they were the first time fashion trends. I think I could have an entire blog dedicated to the dumb shit I wore and did in the name of fashion and being cool.  And I had to improvise which made me all that much more pathetic.  Let's get started.

#1 Keds.  The white, canvas ones.  Leather was not a cool alternative.  I wore the Wal-Mart ones without the awesome blue logo on the back.  That is, until my friend got a new pair and I took the Keds tag off hers and glued it onto my new Wal-Mart pair.  Over and over and over.  I was nothing if not thrifty and inventive!


#2 Panda Coin Rings.  Dude, these things could make you or break you in middle school.  I didn't get one until high school.  Forever on the tail end of the cool arc.  

#3 Mall Bangs.  One thing I never had a problem with was making my hair big.  I could tease my bangs within a millimeter of their existence.  One time in my young life when I was glad I had curly hair.  Then the fucking Rachel came out and I was again relegated to "uncool".  I never watched a single episode of Friends until I was in college.

#4 Body suits. First morning of freshman year of high school and we all gathered in the gym for orientation.  The entire female population of the school, minus me, was wearing a body suit in some form.  I remember thinking, What the FUCK, why didn't I know about this!?!  So much for a new high school beginning.  Obviously I didn't watch 90210 either.

I was also guilty of pegging my jeans, my stone washed jeans at that. I wore 2 different NEON-colored slouch socks over black, stretchy stirrup pants.  It's even possible that I rocked a pair of overalls and Doc Martin boots. Summertime found me sporting cut off jean shorts, neatly rolled to hide frayed edges, with a Button Your Fly T-shirt.

Well, that's enough of that little trip down memory lane.  Thank God there wasn't cell phone cams and digital cameras all over back then.

11 comments:

Brenda Susan said...

Hey that's a very good point! So very glad we did not have cell phone/cameras and digital cameras back then! wow, you just gave me a something big to be thankful for today!

I did that stuff too. I also had Keds in different colors to match my SKIRTS!

Michelle said...

The only thing I've never heard of is a panda ring. I am definitely guilty of all the others :-)

The Empress said...

I love this kind of post. So many memories come back.

I am guilty of the same scrunchy wearing crimes...

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Guilty as charged...

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

You didn't miss anything with the bodysuits. Unless you consider a WEDGIE THE SIZE OF TEXAS missing something.

Night Owl Mama said...

LMAO...Yet again you never seize to have me laughing out loud. ANd I too never heard of a Panda ring. Remember those washer bracelets we used to wear or the witches boots or Letterman sweaters LOL Oh gosh I have a 100 more. Geez I'm old. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm frightened that Hammer/harem pants are trying to make a comeback.
*shudder*

Em said...

You forgot the leg-warmers. I wore those with jeans that weren't skinny enough; cuz you know back then they had to be so skinny you could barely get your foot through them. And also shoulder-pads. I can't believe I ever wore those! That is one trend I will NOT participate in again!

Em said...

You forgot the leg-warmers. I wore those with jeans that weren't skinny enough; cuz you know back then they had to be so skinny you could barely get your foot through them. And also shoulder-pads. I can't believe I ever wore those! That is one trend I will NOT participate in again!

Stacie's Madness said...

those fucking body suits were a pain up my ass...

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I'm with Michelle... I've never heard of the panda rings, but I did my best with the others, including the black stirrup pants. I had a lovely blue bodysuit that showed off my budding breasts - NOT!!
I, too had the big curly hair - until I decided to get a perm - then I just looked like a brillo pad! OMG what were we thinking. You are SO right that it's a good thing there were no cell phone cameras!!!