Thursday, July 19, 2012

Party like it's 1995...

I am totally channeling the 90s in my outfit today.  I am pretty sure I owned a very similar sundress to this one in 1995.  I don't care though, when I saw this dress at the two birds garage sale I just had to have it.  And I've been crushing on denim vests I've seen other bloggers wearing for awhile now too, so I found this one at Mighty Swell the same day I bought the dress and when I saw these next to each other, I knew I had an outfit to wear.  Even if it makes me feel 13 again.

It's weird, summer often makes me nostalgic for my youth a little bit.  I mentioned yesterday I've been watching old Blossom episodes on YouTube.  While making dinner last night I seeded my iTunes Genius with a Cranberries song.  At dinner the Pants Monkey and I were marveling at the fact that you can hear Smashing Pumpkins playing on the radio again. I also hear No Doubt is back together too.  Yes, all these things do make me think fondly of the good old days.

I wouldn't actually go back to the 90s for anything though.  I was a pretty awkward pre-teen, so really, we don't need to relive those days!

I laughed when I came back in the house after taking my pictures this morning and found Disapproving Taylor hiding under the chair here. It's like she's saying "Mom, you aren't a teenager anymore, it's not 1995!"  Too bad Taylor, I like this outfit anyway.

Before I go, I will also share one of my favorite 90's music videos.  Remember those?  You know, singers and groups would make a little mini movie out of one of their songs and then these cool TV stations called MTV and VH1 would play them all day long.  Oh you've heard of those channels?  Yeah, I know, they just play reality shows and movies.  No such thing as music videos.  It's sad really. (For real, MTV should just drop the "M" from their name.  Oh and do you know what VH1 originally stood for?  Video Hits One.  Hmm...) Anyway, thanks for indulging me on a trip down memory lane!

Outfit rundown:
Dress - two birds
Vest - vintage, Mighty Swell
Shoes - Merona, Target
Necklace - Butterfly Boutique


  1. That dress was a great find at the two birds sale! There are certain things I miss about the 90s too. Sometimes it's fun to reminisce about it again :)

    The Tiny Heart

  2. Oh I love this look! You are correct, super 90's but I love the 90's! I grew up wearing flannels, overalls, workboots, speghetti strap tanks & dresses! Nirvana all the way to backstreet boys and BTVS! :)

  3. Love your look Beth! I think we might finally be getting some nice weather so I am looking forward to digging out a few dresses over the weekend:)Have a lovely day!

  4. Cute outfit! And I love that video ;)

    1. i wore a lot of babydoll dresses in the 90s. i was older, so i also wore a lot of body suits and super loose jeans. i don't think back to the 90s with fondness!

  5. Summer does that to me too, but it makes me miss my early years in the 80s! I look back fondly on the 90s too, Stay was one of my favorites, and of course anything by Alanis, I may have an awkward home music video to Stay in my closet. Love the dress and the vest is such a fun addition!

  6. Love this song! Thanks for the flashback! Awesome! ...and I thought what I felt was simple, and I thought that I don't belong...

  7. Aww I love the 90's flash back! The dress is super cute and the vest! I've been kind of wanting a denim vest of late so I'm super jealous of your sweet find. I was a kid in the 90's so I was all about overalls, the spice girls, and 90's nickelodeon. good times.

  8. Ah, 90s mini florals - so distinctive! I wore little skater dresses (with black bike shorts!) and vests. I was an adult in the 90s, so I don't have the same flashbacks as you, but I love seeing your outfit. Brings back (mostly) good memories.

    I'm doing another denim vest in my next capsule! Love them! I like them done up (lock & load, baby) then belted for a really nice waist-cinching look.

  9. I had a denim dress in the 90s, but it was yellow. With lace. Teen years can be so awkward!

  10. Awww love the trip down memory lane. I miss a lot of things about the 90s. Especially good music videos. I confess I got into Panic at the Disco because their music videos were so awesome at telling a story. My favorites in the 90s were anything by Aqua and yes, Britney Spears.. I should mention I was a kid in the 90s. Lol! Pop songs. <3 Also pop up video - that was AMAZING.

  11. I enjoy your writing as much as your outfits. Your prose is always entertaining.

    I was so focused on work in the 90's that I barely remember the decade.

  12. OMG, I did 1991 today! And a black and white floral print :o

  13. I love the outfit, especially the vest! :) Btw, your cat's so cute! :)


  14. This outfit is definitely a reminder of the 90s and I LOVE IT! I have a similar vest and have had so much fun putting together outfits with it.

    And I definitely still listen to The Cranberries regularly. In fact, one of their CDs is in my car right now :)


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