October 21, 2013

{STYLE} Middle School Nostalgia


I have very distinct memories of Juicy Couture infiltrating its way into my middle school. Though we had uniforms, our monthly free-dress days were a literal playground for matching terrycloth sweatsuits, and when school trips came up, it was as though Juicy, little J-zipper pull and all, were the uniform, punctuated by Michael Stars one-size-fits-all tops and "Return to Tiffany" heart-toggle bracelets, (and if you were a really special Bat Mitzvah girl, a Kate Spade microfiber mini-backpack, R.I.P.). Yes, we unironically personified every Jewish American Princess stereotype at my little west-LA school. Of course, I missed out on all the Juicy and Michael Stars and J.E.T. bedazzled tees by going through my own Roxy and dELiA*s phase. Continue...






Since middle school, Juicy has of course been through many branding strategies and many creative directors, but whenever I come across the brand I still have vivid visions of middle school and my own affected pop-punk obstinance, (I was really into New Found Glory, after all). So when I came across this leopard sweater, I was both in love and in major conflict of how it would fit in with my dELiA*s skirts... only to remember I haven't been that girl since middle school, either. We all go through our own evolutions - thank god.

39 comments:

  1. Love your Sweater ! You look so beautiful!
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  2. so cute. gimme those sunnies!

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  3. Dina Paola RodriguezOctober 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    i think Jewish American princess is very similar to Miami Latin princess as I also have vivid memories of juicy sweatsuits!! love this post :)

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  4. You are always right on point with your outfits love it!

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  5. Christina MartinezOctober 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    JET tees! I used to work at Fred Segal in West Hollywood. JET and Free City were our bread and butter.

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  6. This color palette on u is TO DIE. Love it!! xoxo Kim

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  7. What an amazing outfit post! You are SO babely!

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  8. What an amazing outfit! You are SO babely!

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  9. Love the boots and the skirt!!!! ♥




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  10. Love this top and the bag. Great combo. The red lips and nails are killing it too. And those sunnies. Adorable. Love you.

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  11. so amazing! im loving everything about this outfit!

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  12. im amazed at how great the sweater looks on you...but not so much on the nordstrom model. i try really hard to visualize things on my body when shopping online but i prob would have totally passed up this sweater. great styling!

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  13. OMG Roxy and dELiA*s! It's been a long time since I've thought about that store/brand!

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  14. Doesn't it make you feel alive again?! The board shorts, the daisy prints, the primary colors...!!!

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  15. REALLY?! I always stay away from neutrals, but that is so encouraging!!!

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  16. Haha yours are so similar!!! We can trade when we both get bored of them?!

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  17. This is the best compliment ever!!!! Thank you so much, hahaha.

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  18. Thank you! It's actually the same skater dress i've worn over and over recently :)

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  19. Thanks mumsy! The sunglasses are very you.

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  20. They really do make such cute stuff!!! Their tech accessories and jewelry are SO good.

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  21. Oh my god, I wonder if we ever crossed paths! Free City probably came out when I was in high school, so my associated memory is a little different with that...! Ron Herman, oh, Ron Herman....

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  22. Oh, LA JAPs, Miami girls, and Long Islanders of all varieties have so much in common....

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  23. I remember looking forward to their catalog in the mail. Oh the pre-blog days...

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  24. I love this look! This post brought back sooo many memories. I used to work at a boutique that sold Michael Stars... I remember being excited when a caftan one came out... Love this sweater on you. Especially with your hair!

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  25. Exactly what I was thinking.

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  26. Loving the photos and the red backdrop.The Loeffler Randall bag is great with the entire outfit.

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  27. OMG OMG Those booties are incredible! Oh middle school I try and forget those days as I used to rock a jherri curl and braces..lol

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  28. Jordan - Queen of LAOctober 26, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    AHHHH me and ramz were JUST talking about how it was major pressure to pick a cool outfit for the one "free dress" day milken gave us... and GOD FORBID you forget and wear your uniform that day. holy hell. anyway, you look awesome in leopard :) xoxo

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  29. New Found Glory, dELiA*s, Roxy...ahh the memories! I just saw NFG on their Sticks and Stones 10th Anniversary Tour - the exact one I saw them on when I was 14.


    My track suit was most definitely from Limited Too and I didn't even hear of Kate Spade until I went to college, but I sincerely love hearing about your fabulous LA JAP upbringing.

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  30. Love this outfit!

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