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90’S GRUNGE

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Plaid and Red

I seriously used to describe anything I found tacky or outdated “so 90’s” and meant it as a serious insult. It’s funny how when things come back “in” we barely remember those silly insults were ever uttered. There are still some elements I find a little blasé, such as the spaghetti strap on an actual top, but sometimes when mixed with the right garment, it’s not so bad. Take, for instance, this slip dress I picked up off Zara sale rack for $15.99. Sure, it resembles a nightgown, but it’s got all the elements I love in a piece of clothing: 1) it’s black, 2) it’s basic 3) the length will allow for day or night time wearing, 4) it’s cheap, and 5) the dainty straps allow me to go bra-less (soooo 90’s of me!).

Needless to say, we are all mad for plaid and it’s less a nod towards 90’s fashion and more a lifestyle. It say, ‘This comfy flannel doubles as a sweater if you live in LA and don’t need a real sweater but want to play it safe AND an accessory for my waist. I’m down to earth and maybe even outdoorsy since it is a flannel. But still stylish, of course.’

Maybe my kids will one day scoff at my look but for now “it’s all good baby baby.”

Red balenciaga bag

Zara slip dress

 


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