Thrift Style Thursday: 90s Nostalgia






I once read that anything over 20 years old was considered 'vintage.' I guess my childhood is now something of classic nature.

Confession: I was a grand total of 11 years old when the 90s ended. My exposure to 90s pop culture was Backstreet Boys Millenium, bad JT hair, and Looney Toons. Yep, it was a time of backyard shinanigans, the basement Barbie Doll village, and The Price is Right. I liked the 90s. They were a fun decade in which to be a kid.

So today, as my sister and I sat outside - she studying for her nursing exam, and I crocheting my latest project - I realized the 90s were a time more nostalgic for me than simply Fresh Prince fashion, or Saved by the Bell episodes. The 90s were my years of tree-fort building, sand-box playing, Hot Wheels racing, and imagination turning. They were the years of my childhood. They were not saturated with pop-culture, but with afternoons at Grandma's. 

Sure, we played SuperNintendo. 

And wore patterned leggings.

And had bowl-cuts. 

But we also climbed trees. We played road-hockey and 'grounders' with our neighbourhood cohorts. We built snowmen. We broke bones. We caught butterflies. We jumped on trampolines. We biked everywhere. And we laughed often.

90s nostalgia is an old Coca Cola sweatshirt, yes, but it is also so much more: it is a bygone era of outdoor play and dial-up internet; of Slinkies and glitter glue; of Saturday morning cartoons and window-box air conditioning. We didn't have iPhones to be addicted to. Or wifi. And the concept of 'blogging' hadn't even been invented yet. 

Indeed, indeed. How vintage we were. 





sweatshirt // thrifted, Talize
shorts // Old Navy
sandals // Winners
purse // thrifted, Talize

Thanks for stopping in! Don't forget to follow along via social media! I love connecting with my readers. And make sure you see what all the other TSTers are up to by clicking the links below. 


-  Thrift Style Thursday(er)s  -

Being Zhenya // Spoolish // Buttons and Birdcages
Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J. // Alligator Toe
The Two Cent Chick // Rachel's Lookbook // Snippets with Alex
Eclecticity // Confessions of a Refashionista // Sistas From Cali
Erica's Style Diary // Bethie the Boo 



post signature

let's connect!

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary









These last two weekends have been busy! Nick and I built two gardens: one very large and double tiered garden at his house and one smaller and chicken wire enclosed to keep out the local bunnies at mine. Both are planted full of beans, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers (of every variety), rhubarb, corn, sunflowers, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, kale, radishes, strawberries, raspberries, and various herbs. We even have a watermelon plant and peanuts (right?!!) in giant planter pots so that they wont disturb any of the *normal* veggies. 

I have to say, being barefoot and on my hands and knees in spandex shorts and a baggy tanktop whilst planting was by far my favourite. It topped learning how to (and succeeding!!) drive the tractor. It topped barbeque dinners every night. It topped beer and campfires and catching up on Game of Thrones.

I've discovered that I love gardening. I love being outside. I love watching things bloom and grow to be impressive plants from seeds. 

I also love discovering old and beloved headboards behind my dad's backyard shed and deciding to use them as tomato trellises. It's going to be so fun when they start to fill out, and the branches are interwoven through the old metal swirls. The final touch on my tiny garden will be a few vintage teapots planted with some basic herbs. Cilantro, Basil, Oregano. Maybe some lavender, too. It shall be such a delight once everything is fully grown and producing its fruits. 

This weekend, I was in my garden, finishing planting beans and watering the plants with my metal watering can, in this skirt and top, and it all just seemed so lovely and perfect and quaint. It reminded me of that old nursery rhyme:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary;
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.








shirt // Smart Set
skirt // clothing swap
purse // thrifted, Talize
belt // thrifted, Talize
shoes // thrifted, Talize
sunglasses // Guess


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a lovely day! 



post signature

let's connect!

Thrift Style Thursday: Brilliant Blazers









It would be the case that the weather gods decide that, on the day I photoshoot for the blazer instalment of TST, it would be the hottest day in May - with 88% humidity. It's like they want me to preface every blog entry with a weather report; is my life so completely dictated by Mother Nature that I can't even open a basic outfit post without first going over why my fashion decisions are soley based upon the whims of non-existent dieties controlling rainfall? Yeesh. I need new material.

Anyways, at least it explains why the already 3/4 length sleeves on this thrifted Banana Republic blazer  are rolled up, and why I am carrying it in more than half the photographs. It was honestly too humid to keep it on. I could feel the soft lining adhering to my arms. It was no fault of the blazer - it simply wasn't blazer weather.

If you haven't figured this out about me, yet: I love neutrals. I don't accent with colour. I accent with safe, earth toned pieces that calm down my navies, or pinks, or patterns. I could have paired this dress with a coral blazer (albeit finding one without shoulder pads proved difficult), or a muted yellow blazer, or even a blazer with a little more sparkle. That would have been fashion forward. That would have been adventurous.

But, unless the fit was a 20 out of 10 on the Brittany approval scale of all things fashion, I probably would have returned it to the thrift store.

Instead, I invested in a more versatile neutral. The 3/4 length sleeves makes it (usually) ideal for spring. The structure of the blazer makes it a good transitional piece for fall. When I thrift, I look for items that will be useful to my wardrobe beyond just a fad. Blazers are one of those items. A good blazer will take you through every season respectably.

Even those humid Ontario summers. And springs.  






dress // Suzy Shier
blazer // Banana Republic; thrifted, Salvation Army
belt // thrifted, Talize
vintage shoes // Calderone; thrifted, Bibles for Missions


Thanks for stopping by! You can follow along by clicking any of the social media icons below or on the side of the page. And don't forget to check out all the other lovely Thrift Style Thursday bloggers!


-  Thrift Style Thursday(er)s  -

Being Zhenya // Spoolish // Buttons and Birdcages
Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J. // Alligator Toe
The Two Cent Chick // Rachel's Lookbook // Snippets with Alex
Eclecticity // Confessions of a Refashionista // Sistas From Cali
Erica's Style Diary // Bethie the Boo 



post signature

let's connect!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...