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School Daze

Aug 26, 2012

by Gabriella Cetrulo

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During a recent trip to my parents’ house, I found myself rummaging through boxes of forgotten things — it seriously felt like an archaeological dig back to 1990. I unearthed the black combat boots my classmates thought were cool and the furry zebra print coat they all made fun of. I even discovered a packet of the rhinestones I used to stick in my hair.

These survivors from my school days’ wardrobe triggered vivid memories, marking a period when I felt comfortable being noticed. Even sky-blue lipstick wasn’t out of the question for me on a Tuesday afternoon. Taking this trip into my past made me realize how much our high school wardrobes reflected the way we felt about ourselves and held the clues to what we wanted so desperately to express.

Pretty Pretty Princess

[1. Simple modern stud earrings by ChristinaPauls; 2. Vintage pink blouse from ichigovintage; 3. “Our Old Houses and Childhood Memories” notebook by MosseryCo; 4. Tiny heart necklace by ItsCalledJewelry; 5. Vintage floral turnlock bag from REBOOTVINTAGE; 6. Pastel brogues by goodbyefolk; 7. Colorblock iPad case by Pamplemouss.]

Golden accessories and an abundance of pink have an assertively feminine edge.

 

Rebel Without a Clue

[1. Vintage lace-up boots from theindustry; 2. Round vintage glasses from saltwatergypsy; 3. Wolverine ring by whitemetal; 4. Silver spike earrings by paperfacestudio; 5. Cotton fabric headband by nanoutriko; 6. ANIMAL clutch by GiftShopBrooklyn; 7. Studded leather bag by SABRINATACH.]

Defiant spikes and animal print still signal wild-child style.

 

Class President

[1. Vintage glasses from MODvintageshop; 2. The Colmar clutch by deroucheau; 3. Vintage bowling shoes from thisvintagething; 4. Shield charm necklace by DeuceFashion; 5. Lined Paper laptop case by pilosale.]

A witty play of unexpected textures and tones create a scholarly look that goes straight to head of the class.

 

That Artsy Kid

[1. “Notes” notebook by 10antemeridiem; 2. Odysseo necklace by Yokoo; 3. Zig zag leggings by iheartnorwegianwood; 4. “Girl” shopper by AlicePotter; 5. Coin purse by BlackbirdAndTheOwl.]

Intellectual whimsicality via eye-catching graphics speak to artful ambitions.

Shop Clothing and Accessories

Tiny Heart necklace, Silver or Gold necklace, Dainty everyday jewelry
Tiny Heart necklace, Silver or Gold necklace, Dainty everyday jewelry
$15.00 USD
Vintage 60's Peter Pan Collared Pink Pinstripe Blouse in Medium to Large
Vintage 60's Peter Pan Collared Pink Pinstripe Blouse in Medium to Large
Sold
Vintage Floral Chain Strap Turnlock Bag
Vintage Floral Chain Strap Turnlock Bag
Sold
Simple modern stud earrings in 14 karat gold
Simple modern stud earrings in 14 karat gold
$109.90 USD
Silver Spike Ring - Wolverine Ring - Size 7.5
Silver Spike Ring - Wolverine Ring - Size 7.5
Sold
Vtg 90s Black Leather Chunk Heel Lace Up Chukka Ankle Boots 7 1/2 7.5
Vtg 90s Black Leather Chunk Heel Lace Up Chukka Ankle Boots 7 1/2 7.5
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LAST ONE indian cotton fabric, dyed light pink & coral red headband
LAST ONE indian cotton fabric, dyed light pink & coral red headband
Sold
Vintage 90s Amber Gold Wire Oversized Round Circle Sunglasses
Vintage 90s Amber Gold Wire Oversized Round Circle Sunglasses
Sold
Reserved for ED > Brown round transparent Vintage Eyeglasses - Amaro
Reserved for ED > Brown round transparent Vintage Eyeglasses - Amaro
Sold
Mini Gold Vintage Shield Charm Necklace - LAST ONE
Mini Gold Vintage Shield Charm Necklace - LAST ONE
Sold
Size 6 Women's turquoise and brown suede  bowling shoes
Size 6 Women's turquoise and brown suede bowling shoes
Sold

2 Featured Comments

  • BlueBrocade

    BlueBrocade from BlueBrocade said 5 years ago Featured

    Back to school fashion was always a treat growing up, a chance to refresh yourself with a few new or new to you items and show a side that had been hidden away over summer or too shy to come out last year. Even now, after my school days are long passed, fall still feels like a time to start fresh and try new things.

  • csburdick

    csburdick from callmebrazen said 5 years ago Featured

    I love those ensembles! I wish I had had that much style in high school!

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  • PolClary

    PolClary from PolClary said 5 years ago

    Lovely picks. I don't think I was that fashionable when I went to school. I did have a very cool coat though (or I thought so! I knit it myself!)

  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Growing up we never had alot of money for clothing or the latest styles so thats when I took to my sewing machine and made my own creations, some were lovely ( I thought) some were, well a little before my time perhaps :) I loved anything paisley, jersey and very short! Nice article, brought back some silly and fond memories

  • iammieCLAYshop

    iammieCLAYshop from iammieCLAYshop said 5 years ago

    Nice picks!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Great picks! I loved school dances! Never missed one!

  • blueroompottery

    Marietta from blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    Sweet memories!! Thanks so much for making me remember them and sharing yours :)

  • JewelMeShop

    Georgia from JewelMeShop said 5 years ago

    This article brought back happy memories of school days! When my closet, full of vivid colors and eccentric accessories was my favourite part in my bedroom. I remember spending hours in front of my closet, trying to find the most bizarre pieces to stress my unconventional style.

  • kaffeekatze

    Kannis from KaffeeKatze said 5 years ago

    great picks!

  • TheMillineryShop

    Marcia Lacher from TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    This article brings to mind Huk-a-poo shirts, Levis and construction boots, my personal high school uniform. Gosh, I'm old!

  • HoneyThistle

    Wei from HoneyThistle said 5 years ago

    I don't think I really had a style in high school, but I did love to embellish/change slightly the clothing I had since I always had a constant fear of walking down the halls & seeing someone else wear exactly the same thing as me.

  • KrystynPecora

    Krystyn Pecora from QuirkAndSparkle said 5 years ago

    Awesome picks... unfortunately, I see too many girls emulating Snooki or Kim Kardashian instead of developing their own unique sense of style. :(

  • QueenBeeVintiques

    Kim from RiverHomeVintage said 5 years ago

    I Miss the oh so cool outfits from my school days, except for the fact that I was in high school in the 70's and I still see a lot of 70's style being worn today...go vintage!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 5 years ago

    So cool!!!

  • cberez

    CB DESIGN'S from CBDesignsPR said 5 years ago

    awesome, very cool!

  • prettyflops

    tina dorsey from SophistiFlops said 5 years ago

    I was in high school in the 70's too. I loved dressing up back then. The maxi coat. Hot pants. Fun, fun memories. Fabulous picks! Thanks for sharing.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    Judith and Raymond from AnnaOliveDesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely selections. And it is fun to take a history tour of our former selves in re to clothes!

  • 3crows

    Sara Pulver from 3crows said 5 years ago

    I remember my mother saying: "You'll never get a boyfriend if you keep dressing like that." I eventually had boyfriends but I did stop dressing 'like that." :O)

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    cool!

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 5 years ago

    So true! good picks

  • Zalavintage

    Zane Saracene from Zalavintage said 5 years ago

    I graduated from high school in the 70s and it was the same then, my daughter just graduated and its the same now, preppy, artsy, cool, sporty... funny how some things never change! BTW, Hedy, I also loved you Legacy post, great picks!

  • volkerwandering

    Jess from volkerwandering said 5 years ago

    I like a little bit of everything! :)

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 5 years ago

    great picks!

  • ziemart

    Vilija from ziemart said 5 years ago

    I love Pretty Pretty Princess selections. :) Very lovely.

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 5 years ago

    Cool picks! I had to wear a uniform so I skipped some teenage angst.

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Great finds! Fun post!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry from jammerjewelry said 5 years ago

    Wonderfully done thanks

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Back when I was in school especially high school it was all about the clothes and we all looked forward to picking new school clothes and wearing them now here in Texas are at least here in Dallas the kids all have to wear school uniforms.

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 5 years ago

    Nice picks !

  • importeyedea

    KatrinaJayKay from ImportEyedea said 5 years ago

    Love that you included oversize men's shirts, chunky heeled black boots and floral tights! Those were some of the best hallmarks of growing up in the height of 90's grunge! But I also love how towards the end the SoCal influence- the fashion in Jawbreakers, Clueless- kinda broke through and gave us brightly colored everything. lol Can you tell i'm excited its on the upswing?

  • kgpaintings

    Kirsten Gilmore from PaintingsByKEGilmore said 5 years ago

    Teenagers are a new canvas every day, trying on different combinations of ideas, beliefs, attitudes, as well as the clothes that state them. ;-)

  • hardwear

    hardwear from hardwear said 5 years ago

    Today it's rare that I see a teenager with their own style. Every generation has their "trends" but when I see teenagers today they all seem to be cut from the same boring cloth (Ugg boots, sweats that say PINK on the ass). On the occasion when I do see a kid who looks like they don't follow trends I am happy for them and I want to tell them they look cool but coming from an old lady that would be totally bogus, dude.

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    How fun to think back to my high school wardrobe phases, which definitely coincided with my visions of who I wanted to portray to the world. Fun collections here that bring back memories... thanks!

  • WhisperingOak

    Quality Handmade Items from WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    Just heard this comment yesterday from a high school freshman that there is such a thing as looking too good on that first day. Then there is the pressure of looking great every single day.

  • Paquette07

    Amanda Paquette from MoltenPerspective said 5 years ago

    I totally agree with the idea that fashion was how we tried to express who we wanted to be. Of course, I didn't quite know it at the time, but my wardrobe definitely reflected my ideals and emotions. I think I was somewhere between Rebel without a Clue and That Artsy Kid. Great post. Ah, the good ol' days.

  • GypsieSister

    Zoe from NovaAndMoon said 5 years ago

    Such a cool post, i have such a love for the 90s so many great memories.

  • SweetSincerity

    Bethany Coulombe from SweetSincerity said 5 years ago

    I love thinking about what I wore in high school, because it marks a point in my life (around sophomore year) where I started becoming comfortable with who I was. Prior to that point I always felt uncomfortable and disingenuous following the pack trend mentality. At some point I realized I was more comfortable being a trend setter than a trend follower, and that I didn't have to try to dress to fit into a specific group or define who I wanted to be. I allowed myself to follow my own artistic sensibilities and dress how I wanted. As a shy and unsure teenager, I may not have been sure of anything else in my life, but I was completely confident and experimental when it came to my wardrobe, whether anyone else like it or not.

  • isewcute

    June from isewcute said 5 years ago

    What a trip down memory lane!

  • calgirl7

    Callie said 5 years ago

    I love these items! I favorited half of them!!!! :) :)

  • classicpurse

    classicpurse said 5 years ago

    I've always liked jeans and a pretty top. With age, it became less about fashion and more about comfort.

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 5 years ago

    Love the crocheted clutch!!!

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 5 years ago

    Cute laptop case! :)

  • epicstitching

    Mel Ladner from epicstitching said 5 years ago

    High school is such a tough time. Insecurity runs rampant for everyone. I decided to make my life "simpler" back then and go "goth" and wear black, black and more black. Sometimes the lack of statement you make is the biggest statement of all.

  • PinkCheetahVintage

    PinkCheetahVintage from PinkCheetahVintage said 5 years ago

    oh man high school-- so glad it's over

  • peshka

    Peshka from Peshka said 5 years ago

    Lovely items!

  • sparklecityjewelry

    Cathy from sparklecityjewelry said 5 years ago

    Great items!!! Love the studded leather purse!!! Glad high school is a long forgotten and distant memory for me!!!

  • bagladybooty

    bagladybooty from bagladybooty said 5 years ago

    What a great post. It brings back memories, of my own high school years. I went to school wearing old overalls and battered Birkenstocks. Unfortunately, all of the other girls wore teeny minis and black fishnets. I stuck out like a fashion freak. Ironically, I was a teen trend-setter, but no one knew it then. I felt justified, though, when what I wore became popular.

  • lullud

    Lullu D from LulluD said 5 years ago

    Love the collections! Almost as much as I love digging back through my boxes of high school threads and find something that's actually back in style such a treat and totally freed...score! Great post thanks for sharing!

  • PomDecors

    ElleJay from 20thCenturyKitchen said 5 years ago

    I wore uniforms for all 12 years of school. That allowed us to express who we wanted to be through the ways we developed our talents, our personal codes of honor, beliefs we came to hold -- how we treated ourselves and others. Our development as good little consumer bots was not part of the equation.

  • FancyFawnVintage12

    Ashley Lowe from FancyFawn said 5 years ago

    Great Picks!

  • AlicePotter

    Alice Rebecca Potter from AlicePotter said 5 years ago

    Thanks for including my bag in this feature!

  • ChristineShmistine

    Christine from FineArtWithaTwist said 5 years ago

    OH MY GOD. The artsy kid? Really? The pretty princess? WHAT? No. What weird alternate hipster universe is this? I want to vomit.

  • crookedsmilecreation

    Ally from CrookedSmileCreation said 5 years ago

    I WISH I was that stylish in school.

  • LeasaMarie

    Leasa from LeasaDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love the "back to school / school daze" photo - looks like she in NOT looking forward to school! (or perhaps, just making her hair appear fuller for the class photo?!) Summer always goes too fast- - -

  • ChristineShmistine

    Christine from FineArtWithaTwist said 5 years ago

    @debra gilstrap... Not all the kids have to wear uniforms... do you mean disd? Okay, that's a mess on it's own. I live in Dallas proper, but went to Richardson schools (all technically in dallas, except high school-- which is literally across the street on the line from Dallas)... and Highland Park ISD doesn't have uniforms, and neither does Greenhill.

  • ChristineShmistine

    Christine from FineArtWithaTwist said 5 years ago

    *its

  • MissingHeirloom

    Elizabeth Pickett from MissingHeirloom said 5 years ago

    My daughter wore all kinds of great outfits to school - and blogged about them. Now she is off to college in less than a month for Design and Merchandising.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    great selections!

  • expressyourself

    Natalia Snemis from expressyourself said 5 years ago

    Awesome collection!

  • glusk

    Tara Galuska from GluskDesigns said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous picks! I had to wear a vile pink uniform when I went to school and I hated being so constricted. Outside of school hours was a different story and I loved experimenting with ways to express myself through fashion.

  • aporcelainmenagerie

    Jaqualine Crabtree from ArtbyJaq said 5 years ago

    I love all the looks! Very inspiring : )

  • LillieoftheValley

    LillieoftheValley from LillieoftheValley said 5 years ago

    i had a blue and white uniform, not very exciting, then when i got to college I was excited to dress up, and wore the craziest things! :)

  • Sketch07

    Stacy Li said 5 years ago

    these are lovely :)

  • PattiTrostle

    Patti Trostle from PattiTrostle said 5 years ago

    Great pics!!

  • CraftyWoolFelt

    Claudia from CraftyWoolFelt said 5 years ago

    Woop woop! Like this blog. ;o)

  • SBuss

    Sherri from BurninLoveJewelry said 5 years ago

    Too funny! When my Mom would say go do your homework that consisted of flinging open my closet doors and laying on my bed trying to figure out what to wear the next day!

  • ezliving

    ezliving from ezliving said 5 years ago

    Great picked!!

  • BlueBrocade

    BlueBrocade from BlueBrocade said 5 years ago Featured

    Back to school fashion was always a treat growing up, a chance to refresh yourself with a few new or new to you items and show a side that had been hidden away over summer or too shy to come out last year. Even now, after my school days are long passed, fall still feels like a time to start fresh and try new things.

  • JewelleryByJora

    Jora from JewelleryByJora said 5 years ago

    Getting new school uniform was usually a nightmare for me! Scratchy starched shirts and skirts, lol. One year I got a really cute short skirt and Kickers shoes though - happiest year ever! Always had a rubbish bag though, lol

  • intueys

    T.L. Wilson from intueys said 5 years ago

    I couldn't imagine dressing like any of those, now or when I went to school! lol Maybe, "The Rebel" I was hippie all the way. Then it went to knee high leather boots, tight pants, tucked in shirt with vest - and that was cool then - of course, it was the 70 s - also cute summer dresses and sandals - short shorts and tube tops. I'm glad I'm not in school now - because you wouldn't find me dressing like that! Do like a lot of the pieces on their own, though :)

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 5 years ago

    Oh, the memories of my big geeky glasses, until I finally got contacts! Memories of thinking I was sooo cool in what I wore, and I look back and shudder at times! LOL! The pics in this post were fantastic, though!! Thanks!!

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 5 years ago

    Memories....Great collection ! :)

  • badgrammar

    Tasha Lee from badgrammar said 5 years ago

    Nice picks!

  • grandmamarievintage

    Aly Barohn from vauxvintage said 5 years ago

    Really cool finds! Introduced me to to a lot of new and wonderful shops, thanks!

  • FireIslandSoap

    Billy Bubbles from FireIslandSoap said 5 years ago

    GNARLY!

  • ace212sail

    ace212sail said 5 years ago

    Interesting ideas. My daughter is having a clothing exchange with her pals before school starts. I thought this was a great excuse to clean out the old and get something new for free! My bank account loves the idea.

  • TreadleLady

    Donna Kohler from TreadleLady said 5 years ago

    Memories of high school clothes, fun to think about them. I made all my clothes back then. It was the greatest compliment one day when my speech teacher complimented me on a dress I had made, I floated the rest of the day.

  • sunkissedsisters

    Graebelle Campbell from SunKissedSisters said 5 years ago

    Great collection for back to school!

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry from pinksnakejewelry said 5 years ago

    Great Post!! Wonderful Picks!!

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 5 years ago

    Awesome picks! While I do not miss high school, (or the hairdos I had back then) it is where I honed my style and my love for fashion. :)

  • windycitynovelties

    Windy City Novelties said 5 years ago

    I think what you said is very true, how a person dresses says a lot about their personality.

  • recycledwares

    Nerrissa W from RecycledWares said 5 years ago

    Oh yes, those crazy clothes I wore as a teen just came flooding back into my memory.

  • AlpineGypsy

    Heidi from AlpineGypsy said 5 years ago

    Haha, this article is incredibly timely for me; I am going back to school in a week to become a librarian! Of course, I have been craving 'librarian fashion' for a while now, but there is no greater pleasure for me to find a great secretary blouse or nerdy pair of glasses second-hand - it's weird how true your statement is about what we wear being almost a language. It makes me wonder what my choices really say about me. But you can't judge a book, as they say. I'm sure I'll still be that girl in the class that doesn't quite fit any specific fashion clique. That seems to be how I roll. *chuckle*

  • KatiesBeadsOfHope

    Katie Louise Leach from HopeForBinati said 5 years ago

    I love these picks. So retro! :) I'm not quite sure which category I would fit in...some where between Class president... and maybe Rebel. :P

  • reflectionsjewelry

    Emily Delfin from reflectionsjewelry said 5 years ago

    I absolutely loved buying clothes for the new school year! Ahhh, sweet memories!

  • csburdick

    csburdick from callmebrazen said 5 years ago Featured

    I love those ensembles! I wish I had had that much style in high school!

  • MrsGingerandWasabi

    Marta DQ from tribomo said 5 years ago

    I have changed a lot the way I dress!! One reason is because I'm not a teenager anymore, but I think it is also because nowadays fashion is everywhere! 15 years ago it was different...although still now I choose my clothes and accessories depending a lot on my mood!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Nice, I think I was definitely the arty kid! Funny how clothes can really separate us into 'tribes'

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage from metroretrovintage said 5 years ago

    Nice article! And don't toss those boots or zebra coat -- they're now vintage and 'hot' once again.

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage from metroretrovintage said 5 years ago

    Nice article! And don't toss those boots or zebra coat -- they're now vintage and cool once again.

  • Jularee

    Rita Riebel Mitchell from Jularee said 5 years ago

    Great stuff! Time to pull out all the old stuff that's now vintage.

  • tammybetson

    Tammy Betson from TandMArtsandCrafts said 5 years ago

    I loved the 80's and 90's, such a great time to be individual and work out who you are, now in my late 30's with teenage children of my own life has become far too sensible, but its fun to embarrass the children every now and again!! :)

  • irmaharoon

    Irma Haroon from IrmaDesign said 5 years ago

    I love the whole feel of it..very nicely done. It seems that you have an eye for details. Hats off

  • FreakyPeas

    FreakyPeas from FreakyPeas said 5 years ago

    Can I remember what I wore in high school? Sadly, the answer is yes.

  • ginasart8

    Gina Hammond from McGillhandmade said 5 years ago

    I love fall and winter sweaters. I enjoy going shopping with my friend Lareva for back to winter clothes. I was an 80s chick big hair etc. Glad that is over. Thanks,gina

  • camelotvintage

    Camelot Vintage from camelotvintage said 5 years ago

    What a great collection of school daze outfits. Just love the collections. Great job.

  • yimmekedesign

    Diana from yimmekedesign said 5 years ago

    High school for me was the early eighties. I had a stern, strict dad and an even sterner, gone through WW2 stepmother. I was not allowed to express myself with any style, had to wear the cheapest, ugliest and most conservative clothing imaginable. It took me years to get over so many negative feelings because of being choked. But guess what, HERE I AM, enjoying freedom and self expression, and enjoying every single moment of it. LIFE IS GRAND !!!

  • Alterity

    Lisa Sittniewski from AntiqueButtonJewelry said 5 years ago

    Diana, I think I was in the boat next to yours! Ha! High school was not enjoyable at all because of that. Well, and other things, too, but when you are a kid and you have to dress like that, makes for some good picking material for your classmates. Lesson learned? I let my kids wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves! My daughter even started a trend or two in her school over the last four years.

  • lovelyfeverboutique

    Jessica from LovelyFever said 5 years ago

    In high school, I had a lot of unique clothing items that I miss dearly. I have no idea where they went. Most of them were thrift store finds and items I bought a buy/sell clothing shops like Buffalo Exchange in Seattle. I would have fit in the "artsy" high school kid category that was featured in this blog post. Great article for taking us all back to memory lane!

  • yimmekedesign

    Diana from yimmekedesign said 5 years ago

    Lisa, good for you. I did the same thing with my kids . I swore I would let them wear whatever they wanted and enjoyed. A couple of weeks ago, my youngest son cleaned out his high school closet and laughed his heart out for what he chose to wear then. I was so proud of myself never to have interfered, just letting him grow and express himself. Both of my sons feel good about themselves. What a treasure!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye from VintageEye said 5 years ago

    Blue jeans, flannel shirts & Frye boots.....gotta' love the 70s!

  • SkyNightClouds

    Mark De Leon from SkyNightShop said 5 years ago

    I like that girls hair cut

  • shine99

    Kylie Adams from WhiteDaisyDay said 5 years ago

    love it

  • leeannasjewerybox

    Leeanna from LeeannasJewelryBox said 5 years ago

    I liked how the author used Esty items in the article. It made the article more hands on, and interactive. Good job.

  • CoreandMantle

    Alayna from CoreandMantle said 5 years ago

    Yeeah, it's always fun to look back on what you used to wear...I also spent some time rummaging through old clothes at my parents recently...I used to dress SO colorfully; a crazy rainbow...and of course my hair color was always changing too...good times...I like the outfits you put together. ♥

  • jodysfabricnthings

    Ann Marie Lindsay from jodysfabricnthings said 5 years ago

    growing up ,back to school fashion was new uniform and a new pair of shoes.No fashion statement allowed.

  • realmgemsdesign

    vivienne from realmgemsdesign said 5 years ago

    when I went to I high school we had to wear uniform so did not have much choice there

  • adayathome

    adayathome from PINKJALUZI said 5 years ago

    ALL THE PICTURES LOOK SOOO GOOD TO ME !!THANK YOU!!!!

  • HillaryNewcombArt

    Hilarius Ánne from PsychedelicShadows said 4 years ago

    Wow. I love this! Such good memories! So inspirational. I feel like I grew up in THE best time period. Thanks so much for this!

  • Balanced

    Rachel from balanced said 4 years ago

    We didn't have a lot of money growing up for new clothes every year. I think that's where my addiction to thrifting came from. And I'm glad it did. I did however have blue hair at one time. That wasn't very fashionable. ha

  • kzoomoo

    Angela Gray from kzoomoo said 4 years ago

    I had an impressive collection of plastic shoes, including 3 pairs of pumps. I also liked to wear died satin pumps to school, much to my mother's chagrin. I tried to be glamorous, in a tacky 80s way.

  • GardenOctopus

    Christine Anderson said 4 years ago

    Those are so cute! I love the Class President. Unfortunately, I didn't have that style sense in high school. I wore loose, men's clothing with baggy band Ts, untouched long hair, and worn out sneakers. I guess it's pretty obvious what that said about how I felt about myself. D:

  • eproud

    Emily Proud from EmProud said 4 years ago

    Haha! Great piece. I went through a Gwen Stefani phase circa Tragic Kingdom meaning cargo pants, belly shirts, bindis, pink highlights...I'm glad I did it though because I get a good laugh just thinking about how ridiculous it all was.

  • jadadreaming

    jada from jadadreaming said 4 years ago

    Oh the 90's! Yep, I wore flowery grunge dresses with purple docs... wait, I wear that again now. Huh......??

  • Rewoodtoys

    J and N George from Rewoodtoys said 4 years ago

    Awesome stuff! I can vividly remember my high school wardrobe. Such a flashback!

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