Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wayback Playback

Recently I received a very sweet gift that made me feel like a giddy teenager all over again.

What was it, you ask? Well lets take a trip down memory lane. Back to the 1990s (yes I am taking you there). Remember those matching cardigan and tank top sets? Fleece Hoodies? How about shrugs? Or wait for it, the ever classic shirt with vest on stop, big silver hoops and coloured contacts. A time where big hair was the rage, where straighteners did not pack the punch of a CHI (or perhaps I couldn't afford one back then) and oversized coveralls with Timberland boots were all the rage. It takes me back to a time where I may have had a few style and wardrobe malfunctions, but can remember some pretty cool times in those crazy outfits.

How do I remember all of this? Well, music of course! I am sure most of you know that like smell, Music can trigger those nostalgic feelings.  Ace of Base brings back memories from being on of the first Cassette tapes (yes I just said Cassette tape) I bought...I would listen to "I saw the sign" over and over again, until the tape became so would up in the player that no amount of trying to wind the tape back into the cassette would straighten out the strip into coherent music again. I remember making mixed tapes and later CDs to share with family, friends, boyfriends all of which had different themes or special meaning - Slow Jams, Club Anthems, Workout Music, Classics etc.  Today, each time I hear an old school track it takes me back to my teenaged bedroom, the school lockers, chunky heeled boots, waiting for the TTC or hanging out at the Docks (in Tdot) and of course, some amazing (albeit boy-crazy) memories.

I am sure you can guess what the gift was...I received my first mixed CD in a VERY long time filled with, of course OLDIES but GOODIES :) and some new jams too, to shake it up.

These days we have our Ipods and MP3 players that spit out hundreds of tracks, but when was the last time you hand-picked a selection of songs rather than just let "shuffle" pick for you?

Today's outfit is inspired by Old School Inspirations. I'm taking you all back to the proverbial JEAN DRESS and I am SURE you, your mother, sister, girlfriend, or friend owned this, with a little bit of a modern twist (the hair is tame : ) )

What I am Wearing







Dress: RW& Co. (hand-me down)
Necklace: Forever 21
Belt: Too old to remember where its from
Boots: Guess


So if you have a chance listen to a song you listened to many years ago, and hopefully it give you a trip down memory and a little bit of that nostalgic feeling from days gone by.

N

8 comments:

  1. OMG! i LOVE that dress! it's absolutely fabolous! and you're so right about the wayback playbacks. every once in awhile I feel the sudden urge to listen to old songs, and once I start I absolutely cannot stop! I miss the good old days! <3 xox

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  2. ohh the 90's, I remember the track suits and the denim overalls. lol i still make CDs that I hand pick the songs, I can't get over that! and... I'm too lazy to hook my blackberry up everytimem I get in the car, just press play on CD and I'm good to go

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  3. OMG, I still have the Ace of Base cassette tapes. I just have to find them lol.

    The outifit looks really awesome and I'm loving the boots and belt!

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  4. Man, I'm glad I finally get to comment. I was having trouble commenting on your previous post. I couldn't find your email anywhere on your blog to let you know.

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  5. Cute outfit! I am glad i finally get to comment on your blog, i have been trying for like weeks LOL xoxx

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  6. Cute outfit! I am glad i finally get to comment on your blog, i have been trying for like weeks LOL xoxx

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  7. ohh the 90's, I remember the track suits and the denim overalls. lol i still make CDs that I hand pick the songs, I can't get over that! and... I'm too lazy to hook my blackberry up everytimem I get in the car, just press play on CD and I'm good to go

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Thank you so much for your Comments! I love hearing what you have to say. It gives me inspiration and motivation to continue being here : ) XOXO - N

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