{Not Quite} Wordless Wednesday: Fashion Crimes

Growing up, I was never exactly stylish. There were times that I thought I was, but in retrospect, I was not even close. {&I’m still not. Unless living in your pj’s is in style this season.} Let’s take a look at some of my more memorable choices:


Floral: Yeah, yeah, it’s coming back- but I’m of the opinion that it was never “in” to begin with.


Neon: Because duh, 1992.

little shelly

Lace Bib Dresses: Haunting children of the 80’s & 90’s for decades to come.


Blue tongue: The three-year-old’s first foray into cosmetics. {Or the result of delicious Push-Up pops. Whichever.}


The hat phase: I totally had a beanie phase. My sister even mentioned it in my wedding toast- “I don’t think we saw the top of her head for a year!” There’s a really good chance that’s true. &I lived in Vegas, where beanies should really never be a thing except for like two weeks in January.


The athletic look: For a few months I was pretty sure I was Sporty Spice. Despite not being any good at any sport. Ever. {RIP Grandpa, I love you!}


Punk: I was super cool in junior high & wore zippers, plaid & studs on everything. For like two months. Then I realized listening to Green Day didn’t actually make you punk. Though my outfit in this picture is still far more stylish than my brother’s {though less adorable}.


Eyeliner: My goodness, the amount of eyeliner I used in high school & college. I’m surprised I didn’t single handedly cause a shortage. I still wear it but not quite like before. {I do miss that hat though.}


Pajamas all day: Oh, wait. Yeah. I still do this.

What was your worst fashion crime growing up?

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  1. LOL! I committed many of the same fashion crimes, and am also terrified any time I see them coming back as popular. Yikes. However, PJs all day is my life. Love it.
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  2. Easton Rimer says:

    Very nice pictures Shell.

  3. I think we all go thru some fashions “what was I thinking” stages. I use to LOVE floral prints. Head to toe :)
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  4. The great thing about style is it is an individual thing. My daughter is very picky and has her “own” style and I love it!
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  5. I think you rock your looks! :)

  6. Carolyn G says:

    WOO! We all created fashion crimes but I blame my parents since they bought the clothes!

  7. What a great series of pictures. (I especially like the pajamas all day pictures – we have those days with the kids now – they are a treat).

    I actually think I had pants that looked like the SOFA in your push-up pop picture. Guess that’s what happens when you grow up in the 70s. :D
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  8. Been there. Done that. Lol!
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  9. The first outfit with the yellow hat totally reminds me of the show Blossom. :)
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  10. I didn’t have much style either I will have to see if I can find some pictures and post them next week…but you were a cutie :-)
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  11. You were adorable!! Who wouldn’t want to stay in pjs all day!!
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  12. I don’t think the floral is as bad as you think it is. And yeah, that’s a lot of eyeliner. LOL
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  13. Aww, you were adorable! I have my share of lace bib, boxer shorts with sweatshirts and rolled/pinned stonewashed jeans fashion fobs in my past too :)
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  14. OMGosh haha I LOVE this post!! I think we all went through these phases, too funny! I love looking through old photos like these (and mine).
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  15. Such a fun look back. I went through several of those same stages!
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  16. Aww, Shell! You were (and still ARE!) absolutely adorable! Love the eyeliner pic – reminds me of my youngest daughter. She’ll sleep in it, and just reapply over it the next day! Well, she used to. I think she’s finally growing up…lol!
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  17. I think you for stylish throughout all your phases of life! I’m a huge fan of hats, so they never go out of style. :)
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  18. I grew up in the 70s, so Fortrell & Bellbottoms. Nuff Said. And can I say your son looks just like you when you were little!
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  19. You were oh so cute as a little girl!

  20. aww the first outfit is pretty cute!

  21. You were (and still are) adorable!!
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  22. Your pictures are adorable!! Some of your styles look just like the way my mother dressed me.
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  23. Cute! Love the yellow hat and leggings in the first picture
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  24. I love these! It’s so much fun to look at photos of people in different stages of their life.
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  25. I don’t really remember the type of clothes which I wore when I was little but I’m certain that i didn’t care about trends and I still don’t.
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  26. This is absolutely hilarious! Love it and guilty of many as a 80′s child myself. How about the floral print turtlenecks as a kid or the brittany spears knee high look in the 90′s. (hangs head in shame)
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  27. hahahaha looks like we had some similar styles growing up. The lace tops/dresses were so totally cool to our parents weren’t they. I swear everyone I know had one at one time.
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  28. Sadly, I have too many fashion crimes to list, lol. My husband would say m NAU sweater was the worst.
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  29. Aww you’re so adorable in the lace bib dress!

  30. Hey, your fashion looks similar to mine! What about the leggings with the elastic things at the bottom that went around the foot? Rider leggings, maybe?
    Chokers? Berets? LOL
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  31. It’s going to be hard to pick my worst fashion crime with so many to choose from… I too was a little pynkish, and back in the late 80s/early 90s hair dye wasn’t quite as easy to come by. I would literally go to the hardware store, buy silver/chrome metallic spray paint, and spray my bangs with it. It wouldn’t come out for weeks, but that was perfect as far as I was concerned.
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  32. Love it! I went through the Sporty Spice phase in middle school, haha.
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  33. Love these pictures – so fun! I still am in my PJ’s all day and make up never really occurred to me how little you need to use to look good until I was 20 lol
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  34. Everything old becomes new again, whether we want it to or not.. lol.

  35. Oh my goodness, you were so adorable growing up! =)
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  36. I totally love the one of you in the lace bib dress!! Adorable!
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  37. Ha! I think we all have our fashion crimes from when we were young. I should show mine sometime…or not LOL
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  38. I still think “I remember buying it, i remember wearing it, here is a picture to prove it…and I STILL can’t believe I wore it in public!” LOL
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  39. I love that picture of you in the hat!

    My worst crime was probably the “cowboy” look … SUPER tight jeans, button up shirts and boots … it was NOT pretty.
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  40. This post had me cracking up. Love it.
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  41. I am all about pajamas all day. Some days you just need it!
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