90s grunge floral skirt 90s grunge floral skirt 90s grunge floral skirt

Madewell pink beanie (25% off with code LATEBIRD)

Karen Walker “Starburst” sunglasses

Ariel Gordon delicate diamond lariat necklace

Gap Ribbed Shawl Cardigan (on sale + extra 40% off with code GIFTS – also available in grey)

random black slip 

thrifted 90s floral wrap skirt

old Seychelles ankle boots

vintage Coach backpack

Some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe were found at a thrift store. Case in point: this 90s floral wrap skirt. It feels very full circle to bring back trendy pieces from my formative years.  Though I was pretty young during the 90s grunge movement, I felt very much a part of it. Of course, it was only in a very mainstream, listened to Nirvana and wore a flannel tied around my waist at all times (no matter how hot it was) kind of way. I went from 80s new wave to New Kids On The Block and then 90s grunge, so I guess you can say that young me just jumped on any trend I saw fit. Having an older sister and a very young mother had something to do with that; they were my barometer of everything cool.

The beanie, oversized sweater, ankle boots, and mini backpack all fit the 90s mold, but it’s all a lot more polished than what most of us wore, back then. I had this pair of cutoff Levis that were completely covered in mismatched flannel patches, just big enough that I could pull them on and off without unbuttoning them. Even with all their patches and repairs, they became threadbare from how much I wore them. And the more threadbare and raggedy they became, the more I loved them. I only gave them up once I outgrew them, though my mom threatened to throw them away many times. Come to think of it…nothing has changed. I have a pair very similar (minus the patches), which I also got at a thrift store. They’re big enough to pull on and off without unbuttoning them, and a few washes away from rapidly disintegrating. My grandma hates them. And I love them.

  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says: December 14, 20161:35 am

    Such a sweet and cute look. Simply beautiful! 🙂
    Merry Christmas.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. Nicole Parise says: December 14, 20164:41 am

    I love this look! Thrift shopping is so great, I wish it were more popular here in The Netherlands! I use to visit one weekly in the states haha.
    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  3. mei says: December 14, 20165:33 am

    Really love this look! I have similar skirt, maybe I need to post about mine too 😀

    Big Dreamer

  4. sara says: December 14, 20165:52 am

    The maxi skirt is always the answer. Love it. It has also the autumn colours…. <3 <3

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.gr/

  5. Helen says: December 14, 201611:18 am

    I used to also have a pair of pants covered in patches! I would just keep things forever. I love that floral skirt, Keiko! I think you totally pulled of a very polished 90s grunge look.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  6. Rachael says: December 14, 201612:12 pm

    Love this outfit so much 🙂 that skirt is amazing!

    Rachael xx.

    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

  7. Samantha Lee says: December 14, 20162:18 pm

    Loved this look when I first saw it on your Instagram and still as obsessed with it! Super cute and effortless.
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  8. Anni says: December 15, 20168:34 am

    Wow, pretty outfit!

  9. consulenza d'immagine Milano says: December 21, 20164:00 am

    So easy and in the meanwhile amazing look! I really love it so much!
    ^_^