For some reason, I have been feeling rather nostalgic about clothing lately and this has influenced many of my purchases. In the fall there was a heeled-hiking boot sort of trend happening and when I saw the shoes pictured below I had to have them even though they would not be something I would usually go for.
JEFFREY CAMPBELL BAYLOR
When I laid eyes upon these, they reminded me of outfit shopping for back to school when I was a kid. I can't remember how old I was specifically but I recall that when the summer break was over, my mom and grandmother would take the kids shopping and we were usually allowed to get a new outfit for back to school. I distinctly remember being allowed to put together my own outfit one year and I just felt like a million bucks in it. I believe it was the early 90's and I was in grade school; I picked out a pair of green jeans, a waffle-material top that was a lighter shade of green, a silver necklace with a leather cord, and a pair of hiking boots that looked exactly like the ones pictured above (minus the heel). Even though my taste was (and still is) questionable (green jeans???!?!?), I felt like I was just stylin'. I love the way a good outfit makes you feel and these shoes reminded me of that feeling. I have been wearing them a LOT despite the fact that 90% of the time I would usually wear a black shoe. They are comfortable enough for walking in and are a nice, refreshing addition to my wardrobe.
Thankfully, I am not feeling nostalgic enough to go out and purchase a pair of green jeans.* That's where I draw the line.
|Earrings from funnybunnyjewelry on Etsy, Smashbox Electric Eyeshadow Quad, UD 24/7 Liner in Eldorado, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, Necklace from Zara.|
AWKWARD POSE TO SHOW OFF MY NEW SHOES
The above outfit was worn to a casual dinner with friends. It consists of a top and skirt that I wear all the time (they have probably been on here before). I add different shoes and accessories and it's like I have a whole different outfit!
Do you remember any of your favourite outfits or items of clothing from when you were a kid?
*No offense to you if you happen to sport green jeans. They're just not my bag, baby.