First, let me say that I intended to take pictures all day of Bowen and do this fun "Day in the life of Bowen" post. Oh my goodness!! I kept forgetting. It's 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night and I've only taken 3 pictures of him. I kept forgetting the camera and my phone died ALL day long. I couldn't keep it charged. Excuses, excuses, excuses!! Clearly, I'll try that again on another day.
Yesterday I was reading my friend, Erin's, blog. She is so funny. She did this post all about the trends she was late for. I was laughing out loud when I read it. Laughing because I know her and could imagine what she was saying, but other times because I was SO far behind on that trend too!! I thought it would be funny to document a few trends I was a little late to the party for...if you know what I'm saying.
Here it goes...
Abercrombie & Fitch-(circa 1999) To quote Erin, "I was so far behind on this trend that I missed it altogether". I completely agree!! I'm sure my book club girls are cracking up right now. *Sidenote...we were discussing this at our book club last night. I'm from a SUPER small country town in Missouri. We dressed cute. We wore "popular" clothes. But...I'm discovering that most of it was "popular"...only to my little area. Which is great until I'm telling my friends who grew up in Dallas about what I wore growing up! ha! Just keep reading...you'll understand* Wait for it...I'd NEVER even heard of Abercrombie & Fitch until the LFO song, "Summer Girls" came out. Are you shocked?? ha ha ha! It's the truth.
Gaucho Pants-(circa 2002-I'm really not sure if they were super in style and when) I had one pair of these pants. I distinctly remember getting the pants and I even remember the year...2005. See, I'm pretty sure I was already late. I felt like I got them and the next day they weren't cool anymore. Which is SO sad, because as unflattering as they were on EVERYONE they were as equally as comfortable on everyone. Who didn't feel comfy in a pair of gauchos?? And...a special thanks to my cousin, Lindsey. She is the one who politely pointed out to me that gauchos were not "in" style anymore. Thank you, Linz!!
Fitness-(circa 2001) I'm saying 2001 because I graduated high school that year and went to college. They call it the "Freshman Fifteen" for a reason right? In high school, I played volleyball and cheered so I didn't have to really be concerned with extra physical activity on top of all that I was involved in. In college, I SHOULD have been concerned with exercising and fitness, but I was NOT. Now, I happily go to the gym 3 days a week. I enjoy working out (most of the time). I just wish I could go back and tell the college freshman Erika to start a little sooner. :)
Costume Jewelry-(circa 2001) I was airing too much at book club last night apparently! But...we also talked about this one. In high school, people didn't wear a lot of cute costume jewelry. I'm not even going to describe the jewelry we wore and thought was cute. You can imagine. :) I remember going to my college orientation. I was a HOT MESS. I can't go into the whole look I was wearing, but know this...I was wearing white tube socks. LOL!! (Stop right there...were those EVER cool in your town? Sheaffer...I can't wait to hear your response to this!) I can't believe I just shared that with you guys!! I remember thinking that I looked SO cute, but when I showed up there were girls in my group that really did look so cute. Oh my! I remember seeing this cute costume jewelry and thinking, "whoa, you have a lot to learn!!". Ha ha!!
I-Phone-(circa 2010) To be honest, I didn't understand that I NEEDED the internet with me whenever and wherever I went. I remember thinking that I wouldn't really USE it that much. Oh, how I was wrong! I'm pretty sure I was the last one of my friends to get one. Tab surprised me with an I-Phone in November 2011. It was so sweet of him! But...I've never looked back! I can't imagine my life without it. Now don't get me wrong, I know I could actually live without it, but it makes my life SO much easier.
Hope you enjoyed reliving these trends I was behind on!! Please Please Please leave me a comment and let me know what trends you were behind on!!