Thursday, August 21, 2008

Nostalgic Dressing

During a recent visit to Club Monaco, I saw a black and white vertically-striped cropped jacket, and it immediately transported me back to the early 90s, when preppy dressing was "it" before people called it that. Unlike today, when teenagers know labels better than they do their grammatical clauses and cases, all we knew was J. Crew, the Gap, and Banana. Ah, times when J. Crew was considered couture. *SIGH.* Undoubtedly, there are certain items that irresistibly remind me of those years:

1. Safari t-shirts from Banana.
2. Shorts from Umbro.
3. Birkinstocks.
4. Laura Ashley dresses for Sundays and special occasions.
5. Jessica McClintock dresses for really special occasions.
6. Penny loafers. (With a penny in them, of course.)
7. "No Fear" t-shirts.

I wonder--what will my (future/non-existent) children consider to be nostalgic dressing when they're my age?

1 comment:

Farrell and Lauren said...

I still have my 8th grade graduation dress- a sleeveless wrap dress from Laura Ashley. I have to say that after all these years it has really stood the test of time, unlike some of their poofy sleeved creations!