Sunday, January 07, 2007

Fashion Fumbles

I've had my share of fashion mishaps. You know, they seem like a good idea at the time but when you look back you think, "WHAT WAS I THINKING?" Here are a few of my fashion fumbles:

The Puffy Bangs. You all know what I'm talking about. I wore the puffy bangs pretty much through kindergarten and elementary school. The process started by curling your bangs with a curling iron. Then, you took a comb and ratted your bangs as high as you could get them. Last, a half a can of hairspray was used to make sure they withstood recess.

The dressing like a boy is cool look.
This is when the puffy bangs were flattened. I was in 6th and 7th grade when this was considered socially acceptable; well with my friends at least. I wore over sized shirts, my hair in a ponytail and I shopped in the boy section for jeans and shoes. Like that stage isn't awkward enough.

The scrunchy on the wrist. Need I say more? Even though I was already wearing one in my hair, I felt the need to have a backup. Oh, and it HAD to match what I was wearing. This was 8th grade.

White eyeliner. Gross. I look back at pictures of me wearing this stuff and I really wonder how I ever thought that looked good. I remember it being hard to apply because every brand I tried was chalky. Go figure. This stage lasted through 9th grade.

The wear my jean skirt to church every Sunday phase. That's not that bad you say? Well, what if I told you that I wore those granny skin colored stockings with my Dr. Martens while wearing that skirt!?! Yes, that's right folks. I would say that's bad taste in it's finest. I should have listened to my Mom. This was during my high school days.

I'm sure there are more. These are just the few that stand out in my mind. So what about you? What fashion fumbles have you vowed never to repeat?


Sara said...

Well, Lindsey -- there are just too many to list. So I will only list one.

In my junior year of high school, I decided I liked wearing jeans and a white t-shirt. And tennis shoes. Sometimes the t-shirt was a v-neck, but it was always white. I'm sure I didn't wear that uniform -- as I'll call it -- everyday, but I wore it enough for people to think that I wore it everyday. Why I did this is really beyond me. But I still think that jeans and t-shirts are the most comfortable attire. Now, though, I spice it up with different colors!

Anonymous said...

There's too many to talk about. A few are: mom jeans (you know the type), colored jeans, tucking my shirt into my high-waisted jeans to accentuate my hip area, denim shirt and leather weaved belt that you looped to make sure that a little tail hung down, socks with sandals, etc. I truly have depression when I look at old pictures because I realize what a total loser I truly was.

Lauren said...

Remember those "Button Your Fly" t-shirts? Yeah, well, I wore one of those. And Umbros. With my t-shirt tucked into my Umbros. Gross.

Jacki said...

Lindsey I did everything that you talked about around the same time you did it.

Along with the white eyeliner I applied blue mascara on top lashes and green mascara on the bottom. I totally looked like a clown.

I also went through this ghetto Latina stage where I wore black lip liner (really eye liner) and shaded it in with chap stick.

Oh yeah and really high socks, two pairs, different length so I could scrunch them but still keep them high.

Angie said...

I remember a phase I went through where everything I wore had to be flouresent in color. Hot pink, hot orange, and hot green, were among my favorites. And when I say everything, I mean everything, right down to my shoes and socks. (remember when you could buy "Keds" in any color you could imagine?....mine were hot pink)

Anonymous said...

I have to admit to wearing the "bangs to heaven" for several years myself. I also did the side ponytail (think Deb in Napolean Dynamite), the big baggy sweatshirts worn inside-out, and the legwarmers over pegged jeans (a la Flashdance). Lovely.

The Mullins said...

White nylons. Need I say more? There is just never a good reason to wear them!