Aeropostale Tank, Banana Republic Cardigan, Nordstrom Rack pants
scarf from Bali and flats by Report via DSW
Remember back when Aeropostale was super cool? I think that was around 2003-2005. I was in middle school! I bought this simple purple spaghetti strap top for about $4 in the clearance section. I am definitely proud of the mini-Justine who dug for inexpensive goodies. Mother taught me well.
I stopped shopping at Aeropostale when I discovered Abercrombie (adult and child) and Hollister by the influence of my cool and skinny friends. Their influence made me "realize" the adorable monkey faces were "annoying" and "so middle school" so I stopped wearing Aeropostale and stopped shopping at Aeropostale all together. When Senior year of high school rolled around, I was tired of being free advertisement for Abercrombie and Hollister. Their clothes were expensive for their tissue paper thin quality and wrinkle-prone hoodie sleeves that I squeezed my arms into. That winter mother and I was shopping and she picked out a few adorable sweaters for me: cozy, nice fitting, and their logo was about 1cmx1cm (if not smaller). I was sold. Then the Aeropostale at the mall closed. What a bummer!
I definitely learned my lesson. I began shopping around in different stores and different section other than "juniors."
Readers - Were you influenced by what your friends wore? What do you think of it now? Do you still have/wear clothes from the past (as in 5-10+ years back).
I'm also linking up with Kimmie from Blue Paper Lanterns.