Today I was gonna write my ode to 2013, but sincerely, I have no idea where to begin...so instead I am going rogue and instead yammering on about what is plaguing my mind...what do I wear tonight? For New Year's Eve, Jamie and I are going to see My So-Called-Band at Cannery. Ringing in 2014 by jamming to music from the 90s?!? How could this not be ideal. [Tangent: My So-Called-Band plays pretty regularly and it seems it always falls on a night when I can't go for whatever reason. I am really excited to actually be able to go.]
Well, because I am...well...me, I of course want to look the part so have been brainstorming 90s inspired ensembles. Only, I don't want to pay anything and would hope that I could construct something out of things I already own. I pretty much already dress like Daria on a daily basis, so maybe that isn't such a stretch. [Tangent: I still have/fit into my beloved plaid pants from Delia's that I "had to have" Freshman year of High School and for some reason also have saved Keds and crocheted vests.] Jamie, of course, has no issue coming up with a look because he has pretty much rotated the same selection of flannel and band tshirts since '96... so he's got options and will basically wear a reworked version of what he wears any given Tuesday.
Yesterday, I was at the mall with my friend Alex, who is in town for Christmas, and we hopped into Forever 21, where I pretty much just felt terribly old as soon as I crossed the threshold. However, looks from my childhood in the 90's are alledgedly in vogue now and aplenty, so I gave them a gander in case I found something for 75% off that would fit the bill. Here is my friend Alex modelling some of them. What the eff is wrong with fashion, teens?
Sure, a lot of things from the 90's I miss, but streetwise Looney Toons characters are not one of them. I'm not sure why this is "a thing" again. They are atrocious. Make it stop. [Tangent: I went through a huge phase in fifth grade where everything I owned was oversized and emblazoned with a cartoon character. I feel like even I wouldn't have owned this. Also, Taz is possibly the worst of the worst Looney Toons character. Have some respect- at least wear a Sylvester or Tweety or something!]
I was just watching the episode of Girls the other day where Hannah wears short-alls and was thinking, "where does one even buy those nowadays?" Short answer: Forever 21.
I went to Goodwill as well, but kinda fell short and decided my own closet was probably gonna be my best bet. I guess you'll see tomorrow what I come up with. Happy New Year, everyone! Be safe! What does everyone else have planned?