Pendulum of fashion

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm sure you've all heard the rumors that bell bottoms are on their way back into mainstream fashion. It's not that I am opposed to them, it's that I still have nightmares about the terrible acid washed and the bleached denim with giant bells from the late 90's. Most of all, they remind me of high school.... a time where I never want to return again :D Looking back at pictures from high school is scary and makes me question if I ever had any fashion sense. High-waisted  bell bottoms, scrunchies, cropped tops and Letterman jackets.... YUCK!

The sad part about my resistance to flare jeans, is that they are actually really flattering on my figure. They are way more flattering to all body types in comparison to the Skinny Jean {which I am ready to see leave}.

Today, I am getting back into the idea of flared jeans, I am sporting a trouser cut. For some reason the word "trouser" is much more appealing to me than "bell bottom." {I think I have serious psychological issues} :D I really do love the jeans I am showing off today, they are a dark wash so they make me appear slimmer and then paired with a heel, they give the illusion of height. That is what clothing is all about right? It's supposed to make you a better you {wink}!!

How are you guys feeling about the Flare comeback? Also what styles were you wearing in high school that still make you cringe??

This whole outfit cost under $40!!! What a deal!

{Jeans}
Brand: Mossimo
Purchase Price: $7.99
Purchased From: The Goodwill (L.A.)
Suggested Retail: $29.99





{Tote}
Brand: Elliot Lucca
Purchase Price: $7.99
Purchased From: The Goodwill (L.A.)
Suggested Retail: $198.00

{Blouse}
Brand: Audrey 3+1
Purchase Price: $5.50
Purchased From: The Goodwill (L.A.)
Suggested Retail: $30-ish


{Necklace}
Brand: Taylor Kenny Jewelry
* I won it in a giveaway *
Also Seen Here: http://www.mythriftychic.com/2011/12/mustard-mullet-maddness.html

{Bracelets}
Brand: Charlotte Russe
Purchase Price: $1.99/each
Purchased From: Charlotte Russe
Suggested Retail: $4.99/each

{Ring}
Brand: Charlotte Russe
Purchase Price: $4.00
Purchased From: Charlotte Russe
Suggested Retail: $6.00


{Wedges}
Brand: Qupid
Purchase Price: $7.99
Purchased From: The Goodwill (L.A.)
Suggested Retail: $33.00



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