Friend Friday: Jumping on the Trendy Bandwagon

I know, I know!  I haven’t done a FBFF post in awhile.  Life is dumb crazy for me right now (in a good way though!) so I’m slowly but surely finding my way back to my blogging flow. :)

Today’s questions were inspired by the Missoni fiasco and I really like these questions this week.  That whole debacle put a lot of things into perspective.  It reminded me that being true to yourself, your style, and your tastes are paramount not only in blogging but in life.  Fads come and go (and so do bloggers!) so if you’re seeking any type of longevity in this game you have to survive those fads and trends and the only way to do that is to be you (because your personality is timeless!)

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So on to the questions!

Do you ever see a fad hit the stores and immediately dislike it? Has that fad ever began to grow on you?
Yes I have and that was when gladiator sandals and peep toe boots became the really big thing (and in some ways still is).  When something new comes out I try to give it a chance because one may not look good on the shelf may look great on you when you try it on.  But these two types of shoes no matter who makes them or what variation of them comes out, I just cannot get with it.

As for a fad growing on me, I think jeggings have really grown on me.  I can attribute that to the many wonderful bloggers on my Google Reader who rock them effortlessly in their outfit posts and after a few months I finally bought a pair at Target.  Their perfect for girls like me who what that slim fit, great comfort and without all that low rise business going on (yeah I know my age is starting to show!)

 

Has the popularity of a certain piece of clothing or line ever convinced you to try on something (or purchase something) you dislike?  Since I started blogging, I’ve become very adventurous and want to try everything before I knock it.  I even tried on the gladiator sandals, just to make sure I didn’t like them!  In the end if it doesn’t look good on me there is no sense in buying it.

Colored denim
Have you ever changed your mind about a trend after seeing it around for a while?  Jeggings was something I definitely changed my mind about after seeing it for awhile and finally buying a pair.  Colored pants believe it or not is another one that is starting to grow on me but I’m still not sure if I’ll wear them.  That’s simply because I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s rocking Cross Colored jeans with the matching color Reeboks and yeah…that wasn’t a pretty picture and I’m not sure if I want to relive that!  Color Blocking is another one only because I thought I couldn’t pull it off.  But after putting together this and this I’m much more open to it.

Do you feel a certain pressure to have specific items in your closet because ‘everyone’ else does? In the beginning I did and thought that the only way I could be a top notch blogger was if I had designer everything (which is soo not in my budget)  Now I’m comfortable in my blogging skin and that pressure turned into excitement to try new things with clothes I already own and now my new thing  is thrift and consignment shopping.  That’s where creativity really kicks in and the pressure to be like anyone else is gone because I’m having too much fun creating my own outfits.

Missoni Scarves from Target

Photo courtesy of: glamour.com

Be honest, what do you think of the Missoni line? Did you grab any items? Is it worth the eBay prices?  Okay I’ll tell you what went down with Missoni and me.  I was one of those who got caught in the hype and woke up early in the morning to get on Target’s site to shop.  I’m looking and looking…and looking.  The dresses, tops, and cardigans were cute but I honestly couldn’t see myself paying that much money for such loud, colorful, and trendy pieces.  If I’m going to spend $60 on a dress, it’s going to be a dress I can wear at least until next Fall. I really liked the scarves, the flats, and the hats and I was about to order them but said, “Nah, I don’t want to pay for shipping.  I can just hit up Target before I go into work.”  I got to Target 20 minutes after the store opened and everything was gone.  Everything down to the socks and cups.  The women in there were crazy, stealing from one another’s carts and literally walking around the store with some of the clothes on.  Then I overhear that the two nearby Targets were sold out too.  That’s when I decided that this line (nor any other) was not worth all this chaos.  The eBay thing just made it worse for me.  If you really like the clothes that’s one thing but then to ask for astronomical prices on eBay, that’s just nuts!  Who does that??  To top it off, when I went to Tampa during the fashion show, I saw a whole bunch of people wearing it, including people I felt were a little too old to rocking such bright zig zag clothing.   Now you have people who ordered stuff online and they may never get it? If that was me I would be fuming!

But it’s all good.  I’m perfectly okay with not getting anything from the Missoni for Target collection.

What about you?  Ever get trend happy and regret it?  Have a Missoni story to share?

13 thoughts on “Friend Friday: Jumping on the Trendy Bandwagon

  1. anna says:

    I agree that no matter what fads/trends come in, you should try and shop for stuff that will last you awhile and outlast trends. It’s obvious advice but I feel like a lot of magazines and such don’t stress this since they want you to keeo buying whatever is trendy season to season. But it is fun to try out different trends.

    • MJ says:

      The mags are definitely going to stress that because they are a business at the end of the day. I agree that you should always have staple pieces to fall back on. Usually if I want to try something trendy I limit it to a piece or two and be really careful of how much money I spend on it because it may only be worn for a season before going out of style.

  2. Veshoevius says:

    “That’s simply because I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s rocking Cross Colored jeans with the matching color Reeboks and yeah…that wasn’t a pretty picture”
    Photos please! I’m trying to visualise what this looks like!
    I have to say I like your attitude – trends are fun sometimes and it never hurts to try out something new because it might just look awesome on you even if it is a fad, so why not rock it. And its worth trying before buying so you can work out which trends to leave behind – like gladiators for you. I had a similiar experience with gladiators – I wanted a pair but found that most styles that were in fashion didn’t suit me or what I had in my closet. I then found a daintier version with very thin straps and tiny dainty studs which did the trick – they weren’t so heavily gladiator but had a bit of the look so it made them more versatile, and I’ve been wearing them till today!

    • MJ says:

      Thank you! Those photos are in a super secret place that will never see the light of day! LOL.

      I mean, I’m picky when it comes to flats anyway because I’m always drawn to heels but girl my age is starting to show and I have to widen my shoe horizons so I dunno, maybe I might find a pair I like.

  3. Fashnlvr says:

    I remember Cross Color Jeans and the matching Reeboks! BUT > i love the colored pants now too. I have 2 pairs of red pants and always get tons of compliments when I wear them. They work great for color blocking or just adding a great pop of bright to an outfit. Currently, I want a green pair!!
    I didn’t really get the hype of Missoni either and I certainly don’t understand people behaving all whacked out just to have a piece of it.
    Loved your answers! I have been out of the FBFF for a bit too so don’t sweat it!
    Happy Friend Friday!!

  4. Katy says:

    Welcome back to FBFF. I totally understand the craziness of September. I’m not even sure where the month went. Hopefully things calm down a little bit.

  5. Courtney says:

    I got a bit excited for the Missoni line before photos were released and then I thought the clothing looked a bit cheap. I liked the shoes I saw, though. Most of the clothing was sold out at my Target, but there was a fair amount of housewares left.

    • MJ says:

      I heard some stories about the colors running after they washed it and all that. After seeing real MIssoni, I’m kinda over it! LOL

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