Bless me, Anna Wintour, for I have committed many a fashion sin. (And probably still do, depending on the day!) I would love to share lots of pictures with you all, but I've managed to make several of the worst disappear. I grew up in the 80's and 90's, so most of my growing up was one big fashion mistake after the next. Big hair, bold patterns, it was a mess.
Consider these Exhibits A-C, but only a small portion of my overall offenses:
But when it comes to my biggest mistakes, the first one that comes to mind was the perm I got freshman year. I like to refer to it as my water buffalo hair. It was bad! I should mention that I have a lot of hair, it's fine but very, very thick. Like it took two bottles of perm solution thick. Add on the fact that I didn't have any idea how to style it properly and I was a train wreck of fashion. Good news though. It was perserved forever in the yearbook for that year. (And no, I'm still not going to share the picture!)
Otherwise, I can think of one major infraction, but several minor ones. I remember wearing different colored scrunch socks a lot, usually in an alternating pattern. I was also a big fan of overalls. And loud prints. (Which I am still a fan of. In fact, friends often see things and say "No one could get away with that but Katie.") I wore a lot of plaid, in an unironic, non-hipster way.
I love clothes, and if I had a bigger salary, I would be out of control with the fashion. I can't wait to hear what everyone else has to say! I know there are a lot of you all about my age who will no doubt have some similar stories. (And I hear that perms are making a comeback...)