Nostalgic for the 1990s?

Me too! My memories of the (early to mid) ’90s include my aunt cutting her hair into asymmetrical bobs à la T-boz and a mixture of gangsta menswear and aerobics spandex. But that was for the older folks. I was too busy watching cartoons. Althoug I did dress up like Chile for Halloween.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to mention slap bracelets. Or was that the 80s?

Remember…

Pogs?

Pogs!

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I used to have some pretty serious unicorn pogs. In case you didn’t know, these were really popular back in the mid to late 90s. They were made of plastic or cardboard and the “slammers” were made of some other material and were a little heavier. Pile the pogs and hit them with side of the slammer. The player with the most face-up pogs won. I think that’s how it went.

 

JTT?

 

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Are those flowers for me? *Swoon*–JTT, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas, was the love of every girl’s life when I was younger. My ballet classmates and I would exchange Tiger Beats and wish we could go to Hollywood and tell him how much we loved him.

Jelly Sandals?!!!

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Every girl had to have jellies. I’m going to say around ’97. I hade clear glitter jellies and although I’ve heard people complaining that even though they hurt your feet, they were still the style–they never hurt my feet. These purple ones are so cute I’d wear them now!

Patches?

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I had a smiley face patch on the butt of my jeans and everyone thought that was pretty cool. Usually, the patches were ironed on to backpacks or skater jeans.

Mary Janes?

White t-strap Mary Janes

Cher's Mary Janes--loved these then and still want them now! Don't know who Cher is? For Shame!!!! Go watch "Clueless."

These would have been so awesome to have in 7th/8th grade. Yes this is how the girls in my class dressed (or at least how I dressed!). I think Cher Horowitz popularized these in the 90s.  I know they were popular in other decades but, can’t you see a pattern? Everything else was, too! How unoriginal.

I thought I would have come up with more, but that was exhausting.

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One comment on “Nostalgic for the 1990s?

  1. I love everything about this post!
    I don’t think I understood how to play pogs or what type of game was associated with them. All I know is that I lived to collect them. I wonder where mine are now…?
    As for JTT, my tenth birthday was a shitshow of all things JTT. I screamed (and cried a little bit) when I saw his face on my birthday cake and when I opened all of my gifts to see his face on just about every item.
    And good lord, I loved my jelly sandals.
    This post brought me back. Excellent! bahahaha

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