flashback fashion

I thought I’d write a different kind of outfit post showing some of my fashion choices from several years ago.  I didn’t really have much of a style when I was in middle school, but what twelve year old does (actually, I think now there are a lot more choices for kids then there were 10 years ago!!)?
When I was 15 I started to get compliments on my outfits…unfortunately I was not dressing all that well!  Do you remember the emo trend from several years ago?  That’s how I dressed…skinny jeans, band tee shirts and floppy hair that I usually cut myself (and later dyed purple then pink).  But that was pretty popular where I went to school. I’d like to clarify one thing: I dressed in the emo styles but I NEVER self harmed or considered suicide.  I may have been a dramatic teenager, but my life was very good.  I won’t be posting pictures of the phase because it’s actually pretty embarrassing. One day I changed my style very drastically and adopted more of a hippy style.  This phase lasted for a few years until I started working a real job after college.

Now I think my style is more classic than anything.  I love anything feminine and wear a lot of dresses and skirts.  I don’t ever follow trends on purpose and I always buy pieces that I LOVE.

Age: 16
Event: exploring an abandoned house and lot with friends
Top and Shorts: Thrifted
Necklace: Aldo
Bracelets: Black-vintage, rope-handmade
Age: 16
Event: afternoon with friends
Top: Bluenotes
Shorts: Gap
Shoes: Keds
Age: 16
Event: Church and shopping afterwards
Dress: Old Navy
Sweater: Old Navy
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Stitches
Age: 17
Event: school
Headband: craft store
Top: Zellers
Age: 17
Event: school
Top: Zellers
Jeans: Walmart
Shoes: Payless
Bracelet: Claire’s
Hat: made as a gift

Ooooh boy, that sure was a trip down memory lane.  I actually really liked the way I used to dress. I think it was young and fun.  And can I mention my hair?  I dyed it blonde and hot pink when I was 16 and then dyed it almost black to cover up the other colours.  The dye faded pretty fast and my hair became super curly and gained a reddish tint that I never had before.  A patch of blonde appeared too! My hair was so pretty and long, but then I cut it off after I graduated high school and the curl/colours never came back.  But I love my current hair style and colours, so it’s okay:)

BONUS PHOTOS!

Age 17 VS Age 23

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

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