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Grunge and nostalgia…

Monday, February 23, 2015

I wrote last week about all of the changes that are going to be occurring over here (and really… I can't wait… but I have to for a bit… these things take time!) and it got me thinking, once again, about my own life.  I've written about this before, but I'll be honest… I inherited some wine from a friend who is moving to Guam (!!!) tomorrow... and SB and I just killed a bottle of it... and I've got some really killer music on, so I'm feeling more reflective than usual.  

I really always thought that I would graduate college, get married right away (I'd been living with the same person for years).  We were going to buy (yes, buy… as 22-year olds) an amazing apartment in Chicago or Manhattan and work fabulous jobs (he in finance, me in fashion).  We were going to run in the fashionable circles and would inevitably end up attending charity functions and spending way too much time at VIP tables with bottles of Cristal.  I'd eventually make it into the pages of Teen Vogue, despite being my my twenties and only being 5'4" just because I was that cool.  By then, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie would be my BFFs, so they'd be sending their private jets to pick me up and fly me to Tahiti on the regular, and at that point, I wouldn't really have to work anymore.  I would have successfully Kardashiened my way to fame and would probably start popping out babies by then, because who doesn't love a celebrity baby?  

I think it's safe to say that none of that happened… thank goodness.  

In reality, I'm getting super nostalgic for the 90s.  My dancers have recently been subjected to a slew of Spice Girls, NSYNC, BSB, and old school Britney Spears in dance classes (and they still think I'm awesome… a class that I don't even teach, but stuck around to get started because their teacher was running late told me that they love my classes because I'm the "fun teacher.")(yay!).  And since the oldest I ever was in the 1990s was 13, I feel that I really missed out on a lot of the grunge fashion that's truly marked the era.  So I'm making up for lost times in this outfit.  What do ya think? 

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28 comments on "Grunge and nostalgia… "
  1. You look awesome! Everything in this outfit is perfection!


  2. Love your outfit! The dress si gorgeous and boots so cool!:)


  3. I adore your dress, you look lovely!


  4. Love this look especially the cape! Your hair looks so pretty


  5. This outfit is amazing. The 90s look is trending for sure this year!

    1. Thank you! I don't think I really realized just how 90s it looked until I put it all on and thought… wow… I feel like Miss Teen Vogue 1995!

  6. Love this outfit! I myself have been 90s-nostalgic. Grunge, boy bands, deep wine colors, and Alexis Bledel.

  7. Hi gorgeous! I looove your cape, the print is beautiful and the colour of the dress suits you great, you look amazing Signe!
    Wish you a wonderful week!

  8. Not only do I love this outfit, but you make it look so effortless.
    Thanks for including my fringe necklace, the jewelry pairing is perfect!

  9. Love this look xo


  10. You look fantastic dear! :)
    That's a lovely dress! ;)

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

  11. I love your color palette

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  12. I love this 90s grunge look xo

  13. Love the dress! You look stunning :)

  14. Lovely outfit! Gorgeous hair, too. xxx

  15. Love this look! you look great!

    xx Olivia

  16. Great style! Love the dress and also the color.

    xx Jessy

  17. I'm really feeling the grunge vibes here- I'm a sucker for a good floral kimono :) And the velvet. I can always go for some velvet.

    Also, what kind of ebook did you write? i want to check it out! And formatting it is hell on earth haha, i can't tell you the *agony* I felt choosing a font. I needed a lot of comforting bottles of beer through the whole thing.

    xo marlen
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  18. I love the floral print! I also really like your hair do!

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  19. Love that entire ensemble especially the dress! :)

  20. I love this outfit, especially the floral print cape!
    xoxo, Becca

  21. I love the way you write. I get caught up in your writing and feel bad when the post is over:))
    I loved the '90s music. I remember when I was a teen and was a fan of Britney and BSB and had my bedroom walls covered with their posters. Ah, good times:)
    I see you have a music category on here. Perhaps you should make a mix of all the '90s songs you like. I'd love to give 'em a listen and see what other kids listened to:)

    P.S. Cool outfit!