velvet tie-dye shorts from micksmakings, halter top and aviators c/o american deadstock, boots from asos, blouse c/o gypsy warrior, spike friendship ring c/o my little fisheye, bag from etsy, under the pyramids triangle necklace, afghan necklace from ebay, thrifted belt and violet shirt
Allow me to inelegantly hold my bangs to the side as the wind steadily pummels my face with MAGNIFICENT FORCE. Does 26 mph wind constitute the entire day as a mild tornado? No? Balderdash! But really, I have been too distracted by these velvet tie-dye shorts to truly care about wind. How freaking good are these? Like, what? I got them from micksmakings - a store full of great spandex-y hot pants and leotards for great prices. These shorts are only 16 bones. Perf. I now say 'perf' instead of perfect. The Regina George in me has been released. Perf will catch on, you'll see.
As you all know, I battle a lot of things ranging from Anemia to Tinnitus to fabric-dyed orange skin. Poor me. To make matters worse, I also have a troublesome ongoing battle in my head with my attachment to decades. Since I love absolutes, being unable to decide which era of fashion I adore most is more upsetting than this constant ringing in my left ear. I kid. (and my health issues are rather lame, too!). I do find myself arguing with...myself... over and over when I think I want to solidify this "image" of...myself. Do I want to pay tribute to the late 60s/early 70s? Or would I rather show my gratitude for the 1990s? I love the tie dye and fringe and psychedelic prints of the late 60s. But what about the flannel and gothic mesh and conch shells of the 90s? The hot pants and maxis of the early 70s make me happy, as well as the combat boots and batik print in the 90s. In a battle where there can be no winners, WHO. WILL. WIN?!
Wait a second. I remember wearing "flower power" inspired tops in the 90s. I remember wearing tie dye and long maxi skirts. And weren't the high-waisted shorts just an acid-washed mirror of the high-waisted pants in the 70s? What about the fringe on motorcycle jackets? In the 1990s, not only did I rock the typical grunge-goth look, but I also dipped into the 60s style of clothing that came back in the 90s. That's right, folks. In the 90s we dressed like the our current decade AND the 60s. Well, I suppose we have a winner. Congrats, 1990s! *confetti!* You succeeded in making your own rad fashion statements as well as recycling the best trends from earlier decades. *more confetti!*
Your prize is a freaking great song from the 90s!
I really wanted to put this song up, but it missed the 90s by one year. I will put it up anyway, as tribute to the amazing almost-90s.