7.22.2012

adios sweetheart

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 Outfit Details: 
cat print mini dress (worn as a blouse): thrift store
mustard skirt: American Apparel
vintage leather sandals: thrift store

Does anyone remember when American Apparel was like SUPER, SUPER popular around 5-6 years ago? I mean obviously the company is still around but when I think about AA I think of being like a senior in high school and daydreaming about one day owning every single deep v t-shirt, every single zip up hoodie, the tighter the better  (let's not forget this was 2006-2007 and the whole 'scene kid' look was in full effect. Regrettably.) and one day having a grip of these elastic, pocket front skirts. 

Welp, the only thing that remains from those days is this skirt and I will say it's a good piece to have, I've worn it a lot over the years.

On a related note, this just came to me while I was thinking about American Apparel clothing, but remember when those super tight, super short, body-con dresses were a hot item? Just me? Can I just go on the record and say that they are AWFUL and I've always thought so.  Would you like a one way ticket to looking 6 months pregnant? You would? And you want horrific pit stains to boot?? Well, okayy then...


19 comments:

  1. Hahaha - I very much agree with you about those body conscious dresses! Sometimes I wonder if anyone owns a full length mirror anymore.

    I see a lot of AA at my school in Chicago, so it's still very popular there. Even though their stuff is expensive, their t-shirts are the only ones that fit me, and since I don't buy or wear too many t-shirts, it's a good investment.

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  2. Hahah, I just think American Apparel is nothing special! Everything is so overpriced for something so simple. I have the exact same skirt though, just in a different color :D haha.

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  3. They do have wonderful colored tights though. Those are the only thing I get from them.

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  4. i love AA and you are really cute!

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  5. Kitty dress!!!!
    I never really got into AA, but I totally agree, skin tight is icky! My roommate still wears that stuff (not AA though, more like Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe) :/
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. Love love love this outfit! The mustard skirt is so wonderful, I love the pockets :) So cute!

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  7. sweet, simple outfit. I can't believe that kitty cat dress is thrifted—so awesome.

    It's so silly. I never got into AA back in high school, just because it was too expensive, but lately, I have been liking some of their more modest basics—the maxi/midi skirts in particular. Plus, I mean, having lots of colors to choose from is awesome.

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  8. Yup, I remember - I had a lot of AA stuff in early college, not sure why I thought that was the epitome of getting dressed, but I did. Now the kind of stuff I wore makes me shudder a little.

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  9. I've never liked anything by American apparel. . .i blame their awful ads. haha. If they dressed more like you I'd buy their clothes. haha.
    +Victoria+
    http://justicepirate.com

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  10. really lovely outfit and the lighting in the photos in gorgeous

    MADAM PATTY

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  11. The mustard yellow skirt was a good one to keep, I've slowly sold off all my AA on ebay as I've kind of fallen out of love with the brand. Although some of the pieces are highly covetable I've become rather ill at ease with the exploitation of women in their campaigns and the splay-legged squatting female mannequins in store, combines with the complete lack of customer service and high prices! That said there are still some really cute designs I have to try hard to resist! And as for tight-fitting bodycon dresses that skim the crotch, they are still favoured by 99% the British party-going female population!!! Esp combines with giant clunky flouro heels!! haha! xxx

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  12. American Apparel is still extremely popular in Canada (it is a Canadian company after all). Although the store's prices are horrendous, you can find some really long lasting pieces there. Also, if you ever find yourself in NYC there's a huge AA outlet store in Chelsea. Most items go for $10-30 bucks!

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  13. YES, I absolutely remember that! I just remember not being able to afford everything, but desperately wanting everything. I'd say this skirt was definitely the right thing to keep. On an unrelated note, that cat print! I'm so in love with it, must find some for myself.

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  14. i never really got into AA, simply because i could buy my awesome vnecks from anywhere else and they came in packs of three from the men's undies aisle! and i also could not see myself wearing those body con dresses simple because i like being able to bend over with no worries! that skirt is however lovely and the pockets are a must! i also love how you paired it!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

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  15. I never really 'got' American Apparel... I've always kinda thought their stuff was pretty ugly. That being said though, this outfit is super cute and the lighting in these shots is gorgeous

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  16. hahah i definitely remember every girl wearing american apparel. although the company did have some good basics though

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  17. :( I still have my 2-color body con dress, and I love it. It is really comfy and I usually wear it as the bottom layer of an outfit. Although, I'm really short so it is a respectable length which helps stave off slut-vibes. All their stuff just fits me really well...except that skirt haha! It was SO bad on me.

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  18. I just recently discovered your blog and I love you. I hope the pile sale you're referring to is the one in Long Beach!

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