All my friends always looked amazingly hot, so I just copied them.
We would shop at Express, The Limited, American Eagle, Fossil, Lucky Jeans and other "too cool" chain stores.
I specifically remember making a vow to my 22 year old self:
Whatever you do, don't dress like a mom.
I'm pretty serious about this. So When I found myself looking through Express and American Eagle the other day I was surprised to find that all their clothes looked pretty trendy. Not the good trendy, but the tacky kind of trendy.
I had this exact Jacket in the 1st grade.
I am not nearly cool enough to wear a mullet skirt.
Have I really grown out of my teenage stores I loved?
I ended up buying a few things Gap, J. Crew and Ann Taylor Loft.
That's right. ANN. TAYLOR. LOFT.
What am I? 45? Clearly, I am well on my way to breaking my vow of never dressing like a mom. I might as well start shopping at Coldwater Creek.
My only solace is that I am still obsessed with Fossil. I live 10 minutes away from their factory outlet store.
Thank you Fossil for your reasonably priced leather goods.
I am going to go cry in my corner and mourn my youth.