Faux leather jacket- Zara | tee- Levis | jeans- Topshop | boots- Acne Studios c/o Shopbop | bag- Chloe | sunnies- Ily Couture | dangle earrings- H&M
The other day I was thinking about that theory about why 90's kids are the most nostalgic generation— you know the one. Because so much technological advancement took place while we were growing up, and at such an alarming rate, our childhoods feel longer ago than they actually were. We can remember, and regularly used, now obsolete technologies— like telephones that had actual chords— which on some level makes our childhoods feel obsolete on a whole other level. We as a generation yearn for a simpler time, which we perceive our childhoods to have been, and consequently idealize all the various elements that filled our formative years... that's why 90's kids think we grew up with the greatest toys, snacks, shows, music, clothes, what have you. I mean, we totally did, but whatever. I think that's why I gravitated so heavily towards this vintage-inspired Levis tee, and really, anything that reminds me of the clothes I wore as a kid (think Club Monaco sweatshirts, Adidas slides, and all things Calvin Klein). I've always considered myself an overly nostalgic person, even for things that came well before my time (figure that one out), so I take some comfort in knowing that I'm not alone in that feeling... stick-on earrings and snap bracelets forever.
I remember my parents and infinitely-cooler older siblings always wore Levis while I was growing up, and that classic red logo has been etched into my psyche as a symbol of all things cool as a result. And on top of that, I got this t-shirt at Hudson's Bay, so that added a whole other layer of nostalgia to this purchase for me because I grew up shopping there and having treats (aka gigantic pudding parfaits) at the Bay Cafe every weekend with my mom and her friends... man, those were the days. See?! There I go again.
Photos by Lyndsey Forest