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

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  1. You are pretty much wearing my uniform of the 90's right there - a sweatshirt and a pair of shorts! The only difference is, I was closer to 11 at the START of the 90s instead of the end - but I feel the nostalgia just the same! The good ole days!!

    1. Yep - the oversized brandwear sweatshirt. It's a trend I wish would come back.... :P

  2. Bowl cuts..oh man, the things we try to forget. Love that sweatshirt btw!

    1. Thanks, Miche! I love it too. I bought it a few years ago for like $4.00 and have loved it ever since. I may never let it go.

  3. Ahhhh so perfectly vintage and 90s :) Gotta love a classic sweatshirt like yours! Great job, girl!

  4. That sweatshirt just made my day! I love it!

    1. I'm glad. Someone once told me that that Coca Cola sweatshirt described by personality: "2 parts bubbly, and 1 part kick-in-the-face." I realize more and more that those were very true words.

  5. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Childhood during the 90's was the best! It makes me sad that kids these days don't get to experience that, but I guess they think they have it great with smartphones and whatnot, haha.

  6. I love this post and I totally agree with Erika, thank you for the stroll down memory lane! I loved growing up in the 90s, and I love your outfit! Great, great post!! :)

    1. I am so glad you liked it! I am hugely nostalgic, so it was fun tapping into my memory bank. :)

  7. I love how most TSTers wore denim shorts for their 90s post - I practically lived in them 8 months out of the year. And who could forget nintendo, dial-up internet, and playing outside (I loved to roller blade)?



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