2011-05-31

90's Heartthrobs

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Pants? Gucci, Holt Renfrew Last Call Silk shirt? Thrifted Clutch? Likely thrifted Shoes? Ralph Lauren, DSW

I'm worried that I might actually enjoy worrying. I do it all the time. I wake Matt up at 1:32 a.m., worried that we haven't paid a bill. I leave the house and I worry that I left my straightening iron on. But mostly I worry that fashion blogging is going to kill the bright pants trend too quickly. And that would be a shame because I splurged for these Gucci pants, paying $70 for them last fall (at almost 94% off...) and it hasn't been until now that they fit comfortably.

Here in Hamilton (Ontario, Canada...), I have seen one girl wear a pair of bright pants and it was just last weekend. Yet I feel like I have seen them much more because they are everywhere in the alternate universe that is fashion blogging. And you know what happens when there is too much of a good thing. Just look at cupcakes and Justin Beiber... they got replaced by macaroons and Andrew Keegan. Right?

Ha... raise your hand if you grew up loving Andrew Keegan too. Now raise both hands if you think that that coloured pants should not just be a trend but a permanent treatment to wardrobe boredom. If you are over bright pants, just raise your other hand for Jonathan Taylor Thomas instead. It's OK... he was cute. Not as cute as my blue pants though.

39 comments :

Ariana said...

Andrew Keegan was the end all be all for me and my sister back in the day!! And my hand is raised high for colored pants, especiallly this pair! They look fantastic on you!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I want bright pants to stick around, too. I love my red jeans and I've been looking for a pair of cropped pink pants. But perfectly cropped. And not too light pink. And cheap, er, inexpensive. Yep, stilllll looking.

Those pants are worth $70 and not because of the label. They look amazing.

Jenn

neighbourhood.gal said...

Oh, Jentine! I seriously want bright green pants. I'm having a bit of a green moment.

I am a tad older than you, I think. I grew up with pictures of River Phoenix taped to my locker door. Ahhh, River.

Shey said...

oh my goodness, not only are you pretty and fashionable but you are so darn funny!

Sidewalk Chic said...

Jentine, just keep wearing them all the time because they are fabulous. Maybe the real world will finally catch up to the alternate, more awesome world of fashion blogging.

I thought Andrew Keegan was cute but he played some macho jerk roles in the movies sometimes (maybe I am thinking he is his 10 Things I Hate About You character in real life). I had a serious crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt all through the 90s. :) Even better that he is in some bigger roles now so I can rediscover my pre-teen angst...

J'Anns Boutique said...

Awww JTT, loved him!!!!!!!

A Girl's Next Best Friend

Stella said...

OMG, JTT was my first crush. :D Well, ok, my first first crush was Michael J. Fox, but first crush in my relative age group was Jonathan Taylor Thomas. So cute.

And, I totally raise both my hands. Wear them pants loud and proud.

Frannie Pantz said...

I wrote JTT a love letter when I was like 12. He never wrote back. So, I say your bright pants win in my book. ;-) Love this outfit!

CessOviedo said...

Pants where so worth those 70 bucks! They are amazing!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Babes in Thriftland said...

Loved JTT and was just talking to my friend the other day about Andrew Keegan. 10 things I hate about you? Come on! Love it. I'll talk to you about late 90's/early 2000's heartthrobs anytime :)

newpetite said...

You look amazing and love the hair-do!

Katie said...

wow, jtt! now that is a throwback. whatever happened to him??

i love the bright bold pants. wish i could pull them off!

Mandi said...

I think I'll still be sporting my fuschia and red pairs no matter if they stay in style or not. Nothing cures the wardrobe boreds like a bright pair of skinnies!

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Jo said...

I adore the rolled up hem! <3

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Eleanor said...

I avidly support the bright pant trend and am ever so slightly jealous of your Gucci score!

I would have been borderline pedophile if I had crushed on JTT or Andrew Keegan.
I had the hots for Kirk Cameron.
And Corey Haim.
Those were the days.
I actually wish I had an old issue of Tiger Beat magazine in my hands right now....

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Amazing colors!

I worry way too much as well. It's giving me a few gray hairs that I am NOT happy about! But your pants are fabulous, I think you can still wear them when they are not a trend anymore!

Anastasia said...

I love colours!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Andrew Keegan and JTT!!! Swoon! All of us mid to late 20ers know what you're sayin'. Every month I'd head to our local bookstore and pick out my favorite magazine with Andrew Keegan on the cover and clutch it under my coat (as if it was porn) then head to the register. I was 11 or 12...lol.

I think your bright pants are hear to stay. They are sliming, colorful, and just awesome pants.

Monique said...

You're hilarious! I surely hope the trend lasts longer than this season, perhaps they'll be like skinny jeans? (I've been missing out since I'm pregnant.) I LOVE these pants on you, and the color blocking is FAB!

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eek said...

Is it bad that I don't know who Andrew Keegan is? ;)

I adore the bright pants/color blocking trend. Haven't tried it myself yet though. You look fantastic - those colors really work on you!

briannelee said...

My 90s crush was Elijah Wood ;)

I also worry that I am going to leave the flat iron on. I check it about 70 times before I leave the house to make sure its unplugged.

kelsey williams said...

Looks like you are done taking photos in front of other people's houses, huh? At least for a while. :) Cute outfit! I love my bright blue pants that I got at the clothing swap in Austin. And I still love JTT. You never forget your first love.

emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

JTT 4 LiFe.
my sister was more of the JTT fan. I had more of a crush on the bad duck in darkwing duck. is that weird? no? ok good.
I like bad boys errr ducks. what can i say?
i like your blue gucci pants. clothing that you bought new? say it isnt so!!?
I had red pants i thrifted last spring. then at the end of the day i looked like i had a diaper on. i donated them to my sister. let her feel like she's wearing a diaper at 5 pm.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Bold colour combo, very very bold! You have guts girl.

XO
Lenore

Mandy Paige said...

Love the color combo, love the trend as well. I have found a couple pair of bright pants but never in my size, oh bother! It's likely I won't find them until this is already "out of trend". So I guess I'll be wearing monochrome into fall and winter...

Man of the House with Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett and JTT - I'M JUST SAYIN'!

Elaine said...

WOW. 94% off??? You did good. Love the colorblocking!

K said...

II officially love you for bringing JTT to the front of my mind. Hello childhood dream lover! I'm also in full support of the bright pants movement! I only just got my first pair...they can't go away until I get a great coral pair...or bright pink...maybe purple! Ok, enough of my rambling.

Laura HH said...

Still have a pair of yellow jeans somewhere...

Becky said...

Speaking of worrying, when the first photo came up I worried you were standing at the edge of a filthy, radioactive swamp. It served its purpose though, it got my attention even before the pants.

noguiltfashion said...

Your colored pants are 100X's cuter than JTT. Love 'em girl!

Jodi said...

love pink and blue together.. and boy this brings back memories from way back.. the days where I wore these bright colors in highschool.

and look the backdrop.. reminds me of the kind of place we would all gather on friday nights and sit on the tailgate of the truck and drink beer... shudder... thank goodness that was a long time ago. Of course Now I am much more sophisticated than that.. hah hah

Bre said...

Against JTT your blue pants totally take it (I was Andrew Keegan lover all the way!) I like the bright pants trend and you look great in yours!
Cheers,
Bre

EatSleepDenim said...

I was more of a JTT girl myself, but I still love your blue pants.

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kathy said...

I love the bright pants and they should definitely stick around. The thing I'm not liking though that EVERYONE in fashion blogdom is wearing is the front of their shirts tucked in and the back out. I realize that's what you're doing here, and I don't mean to offend. Maybe I'm jealous because my pouch is too big for it to work on me.

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

i hope it sticks around! i want a pair of bright pink or green pants! i'd better get on finding them so im not late to the blogger bright pants party before its over!

{molly beth} said...

just ran across your chic blog. i love all of your looks... and you are definitely a 90s hearttrob :]

i'd love for you to stop by, i'm hosting a 30 for 30 remix!

http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

April said...

Love these colors!

April said...

brightly colored pants will always be in style :)

I can't get over how amazing these colors are together! You look fantastic.

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CC said...

I love, love, love the black shoes with the bright pants and top. So perfect!