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 *
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{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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14 comments :

Natalie said...

Omgosh, I'm with you on the 90's denim! I loved flares. I even had a pair that laced up the front with a suede tie (BARF)! I've mixed feelings about their return. I often see stylish bloggers sporting them and think that they look great. But I'm not sure I'm ready. It makes me feel old seeing trends come back around!! xx Nat

Fashionably Broke said...

AH , what an AWESOME ring! Loving it! :)

xo,
Natalie

LyddieGal said...

I do like the flares, of course one of the nice things about skinnies is how they show off your shoes! and those teal wedges need to be shown off, because they are so pretty.

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Annabel said...

you look great! i love your top and jewelry :)

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oomph. said...

i'm a huge, HUGE fan of flares...bigger the better! i have a dark wash that i wear at least once a week.

[oomph.]

Zizi said...

Love your bracelet and top! X

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TrophyBoutique said...

Yes, I know what you mean about flared-leg induced bad flashbacks, but I think if you go for a super dark wash and make sure you don't rip the backs of the flares with your scuffing of feet, you will look modern again! I love that top you're working, also makes it very un-high school.

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Fashion With Ellie said...

Love how everything is so affordable!! The top is awesome, you made this outfit look like a million bucks!

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Megha Varshini said...

love the title of post :) and the accessories
love
megha
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Patti Graveley said...

i love flare jeans!!!! and you looked super fab on this outfit!

fashioneggpplant said...

I'm all for it since I'm a 70's kinda girl. Looks great on you :)

his_girl_friday said...

I had not heard that bell bottoms were coming back, but I'm kind of in favor of it!

two birds said...

these jeans do look great on you! i also adore your bag and those shoes...and what great deals!