Birds of North America Planes Lovebird Dress

Fashion

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Birds of North America is a clothing company from Canada that makes really pretty dresses. I just ordered one called the Lovebird Dress in the black planes pattern. I could not resist! I love the print – retro airplane designs – and the dress is totally flattering with a full front button closure.

It is made of a non-stretch cotton, so I totally took a gamble on the size. I have purchased dressed from them in the past, so I emailed the designer, Hayley, from the address on the website, and she helped me pick a size that she thought would fit based on my previous purchases. Totally amazing service, and the dress fit 100% perfectly!!!

It is a little long on me since I’m kind of short, but with some heels, no problem. The look is sort of retro-vintage and a little conservative. For some reason, wearing the dress gives me an ‘I Love Lucy’ vibe. I can make this dress into a pin-up look with Victory Rolls in my hair, some red lipstick, and a pair of sweet heels.

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Close-up of the awesome planes-print!!!

My favorite 00’s Abercrombie tee

00s, Fashion

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I still own the t-shirt in the above picture – it’s from Abercrombie over 10yrs ago. I used to wear it in public, believe it or not. That was around the time that tops with words saying stupid things first came in style. Early 2000s-ish. That was the era when Juicy track suits were sold at Fred Segal… 

In that above cropped out pic, I am  sitting at some brunch place in Brentwood.

Now my beloved ‘bowl of bitchy’ tee is in my ‘pajamas’ pile.

Ultimate 90s Flashback – ALLOY Catalogue!!!

90s

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THE Alloy Winter 1997 catalogue – one of my all time favs that came delivered through the mailbox. I kept this one because I would lust over everything on every page. And I still have it today! This is so vintage now, it’s hard to believe. Yet in my mind, this was just the other day! What happened to the time!

Take a look at some of the pages below…

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Baggy clothes on skater girls. Un-feminine and un-attractive to some, but awesome, rad and cool to the rest of us.

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Track stripes everywhere, like the skirt on the upper left. Those spaghetti strap tank tops were popular too.

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Custoline! I had a Custo shirt, but I gave it away. Wish I kept it…

More track stripes and the rise of the ‘tear away track pant’

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For some reason, this unattractive style on the above right page was something cool girl that I just would not ever be able to pull off, but was so awesome.

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Camo and layering short sleeve shirts over long sleeve shirts. And little tees with graphics.

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Accessories. Lots of them.

This Buzzfeed article found here has more Alloy catalogue pages, some from another catalogue I didn’t keep.

Late 90s. Best. Time. Ever.

Some of 90s style is back these days, but when styles come back, they are never really the same. Someone hurry up and build a time machine so I can go back & go shopping!!!