Monday, December 19, 2011

High School Crushes

Tues 12/6

Tues 12/6

Tues 12/6
works cited: gap sweater and jeans; boots c/o blowfish; christopher's belt; breda watch; necklace c/o le mode

I am fairly sure I had these exact same jeans in high school. If I were a pack-rat at all, I'd probably still have them--I wore them through much of college and gave them up only when they were in tatters. In fact, this whole outfit strikes me as very similar to what I wore in the late 90's, which is probably why my generation Catalano boyfriend likes them so much--they remind him of what girls wore in high school. Secretly, I still have a major thing for white Hanes tee shirts and hiking boots, because that's what guys wore in middle school and high school when I started having big crushes. Luckily, my grown-up crush wears white tee shirts all the time. Now if I could just convince him to buy a pair of Timberland boots circa 1998...

24 comments:

Kultur und Stil said...

well i know, this is a fashion blog, but today i have to say something else: I love your hairstyle! I'd wish I could wear my hair like this too, but I just look ridiculous like this... But you look great!
xxx Anita
P.S. I have some Timberland boots from 2002 ;-) But today everyone is wearing uggboots - so Timberlands are quite Retro already!

wildchild said...

ha it does look kind of high school, but like grown up high school. if you were going back to finish up after 10 years or something. and amen about the white hanes shirts. a boy in jeans and a white shirt just does something to me.

Teodora said...

Haha - let me know how this works!

I had a lot of phases in high school (hip-hop, grunge, etc) that were not nearly as cool as yours so I prefer to leave them there :)

You look beautiful in this ageless look!

Teodora
teodoraslookbook.com

Sara said...

i think I would have worn that in high school (class of '95), except not as well. Those shoes would have been VERY chunky docs and that beautiful necklace wouldn't have crossed my mind at that age. But yes, very 90s. You look gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I had Gap jeans just like that in high school, and only ended up letting go of them when they got a hole in the butt that couldn't really be patched.

Joanna said...

It's so weird, but I just wrote a post on my site today about High School as well. I guess everyone's feeling nostalgic right now.

ModaMama.blogspot.com

Meg said...

That's so cute! I've never really thought about how crushes influenced my taste in guys' clothing. Hmmm...

Those jeans look so comfy and cute!

MONKEYFACE said...

AHHHH I just have to say thank you for the link to that article!! I am Generation Catalano too and was having a convo with Millennial and Gen X kids in my cohort trying to figure out where I fit in. Once I was lost, but now I am found...

Sweet Laundry said...

Hilarious. I referenced Jordan Catalano in my blog post yesterday. I remember wearing something very similar to this in the late 90s too. What about sweater sets? Did you wear those? I wore them all the time!

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit too young to be a Gen Catalano, but I recently watched the whole My So-Called Life series on Netflix. The series still evoked a lot of high school nostalgia for me and Jordan Catalano is dreamy. -Lauren

jackie mae said...

You can still rock those jeans years later! Love them :)

Vanessa said...

Graduated in 1997, and yup: This looks like an updated, cooler version of what I would have wanted to wear to class if I didn't have dress codes!

Girlie Blogger said...

You must have looked good in high school too. My HS jeans are way too big on me. I was one of those fat nerds who found running later in life.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

Law Mama said...

Yes! Such a great article - I've always felt like I'm too young to be a Gen Xer and too old to be a Millenial... and I wore jeans like that all through high school.

Terri said...

NOTHING I wore in high school was remotely fashionable. I don't think I could show myself in public if I wore anything that I wore back then. Yikes!
http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

pulchritude said...

I got your generation Catalano reference immediately, having just watched My So Called Life on netflix. I recently spoke with my poetry teacher, a doctoral student in literature, about the show and she told me that she and her friends made their own "I love Jordan Catalano" shirts in high school. They were so cool. - Leah

someoneswaterlily.blogspot.com

girl in the poodle shoes said...

love the look, especially the flared jeans
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

modern Suburbanites said...

love this look, i really love those jeans!

www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Kassie Nichole said...

This is just so effortlessly adorable! You look great and super cozy!

-kassie
WWW.gingerflair.blogspot.com

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@sweetlaundry--eeps, i thought i responded to this earlier but christopher's computer must have eaten it.
YES i totally wore sweater sets. i had this butter yellow one that was amaaaazing.

christy said...

Ha, this is so true! I still just love the simplicity & 90s-ness of my high school era clothes. I had this blue sweater set, great pair of Gap jeans & chunky brown shoes with heels that I would still wear today if I had them. (And yes, nothing beats a boy in a plain white t shirt.)

christen + shane said...

ooooh that sweater looks like the most perfect cozy one to throw on with just about anything for winter!! I like how you have it styled a few posts back, with pale cords & skipper sneaks, too..might have to go hunting in gap!

=D christen @ comingfromthewoods.blogspot.com

Kelsey said...

As a fellow Gap jeans lover, your pants are AMAZING! which cut are they?

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@kelsey--they are just long & lean flares, seriously the same kind i had in 2002!

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