If you ever need a good laugh (or cry), here’s an idea – go through your old high school photos.
That’s precisely what I did last night and let me tell you it was nothing short of a revelation. I started my photo-dig with the intent of writing a post about my personal fashion journey over the years but you know how that goes. You think it’s going to take 5 minutes and 3 hours later, you’re smile-crying on your bedroom floor as you stroll down memory lane.
I was able to finally make my choices for Transformation Tuesday but it was difficult. After all, there was no shortage of poor fashion choices in the 90s.
BUT, before I share this somewhat embarrassing glimpse into my past I need to post a disclaimer.
I have spoken in several previous posts about growing up as a big girl. Well, in my mind, I did. But looking back at these photos I have one prevailing thought….I WAS NOT FAT! Oh my word, why did I think I was fat?! Oh, right, because I was 5’10” and wore a size 12/14 while all my friends were 5’5″ or less and wore single-digit clothing. UGH! I could just slap that girl for thinking she was anything but beautiful.
I digress. Let’s talk about hideous style choices.
Choice #1 – getting on the “Rachel” haircut bandwagon. If you were alive in the 90s, then you know what I’m talking about. This is not the worst choice I could’ve made but I was about 2 years behind the trend. That was typical for me back then.
Choice #2 – Windpants. I’ll say it again. Windpants. There’s another slap for teenage Amy. Sure, in this picture I was doing a skit for a pep rally but I wore those windpants all the time – not just when I was playing the role of “Craig” from The Spartan Cheerleaders.
Choice #3 – DIY tank top. Hey, I had the right idea here (cutting a t-shirt to fit my style) but I wish someone would have told me that my Phys Ed t-shirt was not the one to use. Again, this was typical of me when I was young. So close yet so far away. And don’t even get me started on those sandals…
Choice #4 – I can’t even with this one. Nothing says classy like a banana clip. I think the blonde staring at me from the corner of her eye is judging me. I don’t blame her.
Choice #5 – Again, not so bad initially but the starched jeans are a bit much. I had a part time job my senior year at a dry cleaners. Yay for stiff, creased jeans?
Choice #6 – the big earrings are a win in my book but that choice is cancelled out by the fact that (I’m pretty sure) I’m wearing socks with loafers.
Choice #7 – Horizontal Stripes?! Maybe I was a little more fearless with my fashion than I thought.
Thanks for strolling down memory lane with me. For my younger readers, let this be a lesson to you. For my “seasoned” readers, can you identify? I’m guessing you made a few errors in fashion judgment somewhere along the way!