Today Is The Greatest.

Much like yesterday’s post, I am obsessed with 90’s alternative music and culture for that matter. I loved Empire Records, Angus, and of course Smashing Pumpkins. In the 90’s I wore nothing but band tee’s and painted each of my nails a different color. I had a huge boombox that would have Siamese Dream on loop, all day every day. I am pretty sure my mom wanted to kill me but that was the 90’s and it was awesome.

REM Monster

(In the 90’s it was all about denim and baby doll dresses. You’ll notice it’s starting to come back!)

hair(I don’t remember ever straightening my hair even once)

demin(This cropped jean jacket is something I just picked up from UNIQLO)

IMG_8986(Doc Martens were super popular. These are a tamer version of those but I still love the look of a combat boot and a skirt)

90’s music has never left my CD player’s rotation. And yes, I still own over 200 CD’s, they’re pretty much my favorite things I own.

Smells Like Teen Spirit.

903Back when Chelsea and I channeled some of our favorite icons (Gwen Stefani and Audrey Hepburn), we thought to ourselves that we should also do a post on different eras.  It just so turns out that we both really only experienced the 90’s when we weren’t infants, so obviously it’s our favorite.  It has become so funny now that after I picked out my wardrobe pieces for the shoot, they are the pieces I tend to wear ALL the time.  Maybe I’ll always be a 90’s queen and I’m OK with that.

904(Brandy Melville American flag tank)

905(Frayed denim shorts from BP)

902(Nordstrom BP round sunnies)

901(Denim/Cotton mixed jacket from Forever21, ring pop essential and side pony = priceless)

What’s your favorite era?!

Tales of a Recovering Teeny Bop Addict.

The other day I was thinking about Justin Beiber. I just don’t get it- what is the appeal? He looks like a 12 year old girl and yet teenaged girls get into such a frenzy over him. And then I started thinking about when I was 13 and the teen sensations who I adored and I couldn’t help but understand what all the fuss was about. I too was that crazy kid in love with the music and the band, maybe I still am…maybe I’m in recovery.

Leo(You are lying if you said you didn’t have a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Man or woman, you loved him. And if you were like me and my friend Molly, you chatted him on AIM when you were 15. I swear, it was really him)

Adrian(I am about to get really hipster on you right now but when I was 16, my friend Ashley and I saw this movie called “Drive Me Crazy” and I DISCOVERED this cutie as I thought to myself “who dat?” Turns out his name was Adrian Grehjdsomething and he was super hot! Apparently he became some big actor on this show called Entourage, never heard of it but I found him first, credit goes to me. Although I had nothing to do with the casting of “Drive Me Crazy” but I was one of the 12 people who saw it that summer)

Mark(My high school locker was COVERED with Mark McGrath pictures. I actually had this very magazine tear out in it. My locker was next to Edwin’s and I am pretty sure he hated every year when I would add more photos of him. I dunno, I loved him and his goatee. He was a terrible dancer but he sure looked good in my locker. Was that creepy? Like I trapped him in some sort of dark room where no one could hear his picture screaming? Hard to say…)

(The creme de la creme, Taylor Hanson was my absolute favorite, kind of still is, right Vicki?  He could sing and those baby blues, ugh, so cute. I know he looked like a girl but deep down under that rat tail and long-sleeved polos, I knew he wasn’t . Anyway, he ended up getting married when we were 19- I have yet to recover. And I’m sorry that he ended up being GORGEOUS, looks like I was on to something so suck it.)

The whole time that I was creating this post, Brittany swore up and down that she never was into Bop or Tiger Beat magazine but her mother informed me otherwise. Apparently there was a little obsession we former tweens called “JTT”.

JTT

BUSTED!