Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remember When?

You know that saying about trends, "if you remember the first time around, then you probably shouldn't try it again?" That's never really applied to me, but it must've been about Grade 6 when there was nothing cooler than baggy 'modrobes' pants and butterfly clips. Though I'm not about to resurrect butterfly clips, I did manage to thrift a $5 pair of crazy purple modrobes on the weekend. Though I wasn't planning on wearing them outside, I wanted to experiment with pants that weren't superskinny for once and I'm kind of pleased with the results.



By now, I have embraced the nickname 'Captain Purple'.

25 comments:

alice said...

I loved butterfly clips, one thing I wouldn't mind seeing come back into style

The Waves said...

Hmm, strangely enough I am kind of liking those pants... but the shoes, oh my, the shoes are even better... where on earth did you find them..?

Miss Woo said...

Those pants defnitely looks better than the butterfly clips (which still make me shudder when I think of them..)

WendyB said...

Cool shoes!

Anonymous said...

amazing outfit (yet again!) haha yes I remember those butterfly clips...

Amelia said...

I love the shirt. I'm not really sure about the pants, but they look fun for experimentation.

Anna Shapiro said...

Wow, that outfit actually turned out quite well!
I ws wondering if you would want to trade links?

Annie said...

lmao modrobes i so remember those!
i always kinda wanted a pair.
never got them tho.

Miss Karen said...

I really like those pants! You can make anything look cool!

Monikapolitan.com said...

Wonderful, wonderful shoes!

Ashleigh said...

the boots are def my fave ;)

stuffstuff said...

oh, girl.

modrobes were the staple of my wardrobe when i was 13-14. that was only 8 years ago!
we do not need a revival. (plus, they are not workable.)

if i start to see JNCOs around, i will give up.
i think i now know how some folks feel when they see me in floral dresses and docs. yeurgh.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Im loving these pants

molly said...

i love the colour...purple-y-blue...really electric!

MR style said...

nice look yeah !!

Eli said...

scrubs?

Annie said...

What have you got on your feet? They're soo cool!

UseSomebody said...

i love the trousers, i live in Britain, so they were never in fashion over here, the colour is so cool, not too sure if the boots go though, they would have gone much better with a pair of massive black platforms or heels. Love your style, it is pretty awesome :)

the iron chic said...

I never understood that whole modrobes thing. I just don't get it???!!!????
Just don't wear them out of your dorm Isabel!!!!!

Hannah Cheeto said...

I think they look really cool on you. But then again, I don't remember the first time around (I didn't have any idea of what trends were until 6th grade...).

Anonymous said...

the shoes are the best, but i think the first thing i said to myself was "the shirt looks like it came from the Comme Des Garcons for H&M line".

either way, i think the purple works nicely. :D

kasia said...

ahh, modrobes and butterfly clips! modrobes were my thing in grade 8 and 9! i could see them working these days with a rolled cuff like that, but not the super baggy, ripped hems way i used to wear them.

Britney said...

Look Good, Great Color

Maya said...

this is so 80's beautiful, i love your boots, perfect green!

I am fully prepared to embrace butterfly clips.. I even have a few on my ebay watch list!

owlinalarkworld said...

Ahhh, those pants are so fantastically ugly.
I like how you have wore them.