Some of my best memories are from the 1990s. Best fashion? Not so much. For Five Take last week, our task was to create an outfit with a 1990s theme. If I was at home, I would share the tragic fashion choices I was subjected to (thanks Mom!) and also chose for myself. Awkward vests, bike shorts and over-sized screen print t-shirts to name a few… Then there were the haircuts and perms (yup) on top of that.
I’ll have to dig out those gems to share with you all another time. It is worth the wait!
While planning for my trip out of state, I was determined to participate in Five Take – even while 2000 miles away from my closet. It has been tough. Don’t get me wrong, I can get along fine with a smaller selection… but I often create my outfits with one item, and build from there.
Some of the challenges are easier than others, but a few are more “involved” or outside my typical style. Neither situation works well with packing for an extended trip.
In a nod to 90s fashion, I chose to combine bright, eye-searing color, floral print and a vest.
I’m no stranger to bright colors or floral prints but the vest is still on the fence. It recently made an appearance in another Five Take outfit. This chartreuse is almost too bright – even for me. It IS that bright in reality. Does looking at these pictures make your eyes hurt? I said eye-searing! I wasn’t kidding.
This season (and last), several items in the Old Navy plus line are running big, I mean 2-3 sizes big. I’ve ordered a couple summer dresses over the last few months and have to keep returning them for a few sizes down. Their sizing is wonky on good days. This is just ridiculous!
Bitching aside, it still benefits some of us! If you’re tall, the maxi dresses might be worth checking out – they are super long this season. As a size 28/30, I’m having to go 2-3 sizes down in dress sizes and wearing a 2/3x in everything else.
I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things – posting, reading, commenting. My Google Reader is out of control!
Don’t forget to flash back to the 1990s with the others!
What are your best and worst 1990s fashion memories?