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This one is for everyone who spent any part of their childhood in the 90’s… if you don’t know what my shirt is, you should probably go elsewhere for the next 300 or so words. I love that fashion allows you to be who you are, no judgement. Well, maybe I got judged for wearing a Lisa Frank muscle tee to work but I wore a cardigan over it most of the day to make myself less conspicuous and slightly less juvenile, but it was a Friday so compared to the hungover girls in Lululemon and oversized flannels I was probably overlooked. One of my best friends and I saw this shirt pop up on Urban Outfitters (one of my favorite spots with an affinity for old school t-shirts as you know from this post) and we had to buy it – yes tandemly in different cities (because that’s what Lisa Frank besties do).

I spent a few minutes googling back for Lisa Frank inspiration and was unbelievably excited to revive my memory of Trapper Keepers. What are those you ask? Let me remind you! They were these velcro, tri-fold binders that everyone had in elementary school instead of a lame ordinary binder. I can’t even believe these beauties slipped my memory for the past 20 years. Even more amazing is the fact that upon finding one on eBay I realized that the caption was for a ‘rare vintage’ one. Ouch #toosoontobevintage. Additionally I found myself looking at other momentos from the 90’s… Pogs, Talkboy, Scratch-n-sniff stickers, beanie babies, Lite-Brite, Polly Pocket, Mall Madness, Girl Talk, Tamagotchi, Puppy surprise, Skip-It, and Gak. With that, I’m off to remind myself that I’m a real adult… right after I play pogs with my roommate. Kidding!

The coolest part of this outfit is this vintage 1970 necklace turned belt from Grey Parachutes. Lulu the founder and owner of this amazing Austin boutique has done a fabulous job of curating a collection of gorgeous vintage jewelry and clothes. You can also shop her ASOS e-boutique! I’m super excited to be giving away a ring in combination with Grey Parachutes! Here are the details:

 

GIVEAWAY

Winner will receive this vintage sculpted leaf ring (Size 7)

Giveaway ends on Thursday, 3/20 at midnight

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Me, my shorts and these mirrored sunglasses were in LA soaking up the sun this weekend and I can’t wait to share more about my trip with Nike Training Club this week!

SHOP THE LOOK
Mango shearling bomber jacket via ASOS (similar)  //  Lisa Frank muscle tee (similar)  //  Hudson ‘Nico’ skinny jeans  //  Aldo wooden mules (similar)  //  Ray-Ban orange-red mirrored aviators  //  Gray Parachutes vintage necklace (worn as a belt) (c/o)  //  Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag (similar)

Photos by Mary Graves

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  • Reply Lexicon of Style by Alexandra Dieck

    Ah I have these sunglasses and they’re so fun!! They look awesome on you and with this outfit. I love all the colors!

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    April 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Katharine

    This is such a great post; it honestly made my morning. I owned a trapper keeper and it was FULL of Lisa Frank folders. I believe I also had a Lisa Frank-themed ceramics birthday party when I was in elementary school. #iwascool.

    The Grey Parachutes ring is gorgeous! Perfect compliment to spring pastels.

    Katharine
    Paytington & Co.

    March 18, 2014 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Allison

    Gorg ring!

    March 17, 2014 at 10:01 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Allison!

      March 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Beth Carroccia

    Love your outfit ! I always look to your blog posts for inspiration.

    March 17, 2014 at 8:28 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Beth that is so sweet! I appreciate it so much :)

      March 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply rachana

    What a blast from the past!!

    March 17, 2014 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Holly & Molly

    LOVE the Lisa Frank t-shirt!

    March 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      It’s such a fun flashback.. I had to!

      March 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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