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Button Down: J.Crew | Sweater: Forever 21 {similar} | Pants: J.Crew | Shoes: Minnetonka | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Bracelet: Daily Dose | Ring: David Yurman

As I am in the middle of cleaning out my closet, it pains me to have to sell/donate some of my clothes because I just know that one day the trends of now will come back around and be “in” again.  It really makes me wish I could save everything I’ve ever bought and worn, to eventually be passed down to my future daughters (no, I’m not preggos) so that they wouldn’t have to buy a thing.  ;)  Although knowing any offspring of mine, I’m sure they’ll probably be obsessed with shopping or perhaps 10 times worse than their Mama, yikes.  I’m already seeing the shoe obsession in my 1 year old niece and it’s probably b/c she has got my genes.

This post is all about fringe.  I’ve got fringe on my boots and fringe on my bag.  I don’t know what it is about it that I love so much, but somehow I keep gravitating towards it.  Perhaps the fact that it makes spinning around in circles more fun or the fact that it looks like stripes (which are totally in) or the fact that it reminds me of a Bohemian free spirited style or the fact that it reminds me of one of the most awesome pictures of myself taken from my childhood.

This outfit was worn 20 years ago and it’s got so elements of fashion that could work for 2013… colored pants, floral jacket, fringe detail, side half ponytail (I kid, I kid).  Like I said earlier, I wish I could keep all the clothes I’ve ever bought and worn!  And wow, my outfit pic post hasn’t even changed from 20 years ago, I still do the little bend in my left foot thing HA!

31 Comments ( Reply )

  1. respect the shoes
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    I love the bold color and pattern mix here!

  2. Jennifer
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, that old picture of you is great!

    xo Jennifer


  3. Megan Lane
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    Haha that picture is amazing! Love it.

  4. Kate Funk
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    SUCH a great picture of you as a kid!! I totally feel the same way though i always feel bad giving away old clothes because I know someday I will miss them! Love your bracelet!


  5. Franziska
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    I love the top of this outfit – I’ve been looking for a similar plaid shirt but no luck so far :(

    I’m not the hugest fan of the boots as I think they cut you off, but I think they would be adorable with a dress maybe!

  6. Kelly
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    I love how you layered this look, SO pretty!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  7. Annie
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    Love that plaid shirt with the polka dots! And you are too cute in that young photo :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. Joyshana
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    You look gorgeous, i need that shirt in my life, cute old pic:)

  9. Absolute Mommy
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    Look at you! Obviously you were born fashionable! Love the mocs! Thinking I need a pair!

  10. Ms. Megan
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    You are SOOOOO cute Sandy!!! I love both your then + now outfits!! xo

  11. Alyssa
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Plaid and polka dots is such a winning combo in my book. Also, that picture of little you is adorable!

  12. Always Maylee
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Oh my gosh that picture! Love the polka dots and plaid together. And LOVE your Rebecca Minkoff bag!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. Stevie
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    LOVE that pic of you as a kid!! So cute! And I have to say- I am loving your 2013 outfit! Those shoes… GORGEOUS!

  14. Evani
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Oh my gosh I LOVE that pic of little Sandy! You totally had that fashionista pose going on back then already!

  15. Jamie
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    adorable! you were always a fashionista! XO

  16. Lilly Day
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I totally fell in love with your polka dot sweater ;) And I like the way you mix patters (checks & dots).
    Nice outfits !
    I’d like too being able to keep all my outfits, unfortunetaly, sometimes, we think that some clothes are totally out, before seeing the same kind a couple of years later (and regret it of course !).

  17. Lena - @elenka29
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    That is pretty cool – Love your sense of fashion then and now

  18. Ellen Christian
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    I absolutely love those boots. So cute!

  19. Tashia
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    Love the flashback photo. You are too cute. I definitely like your modern fringe better. I need to do another round of cleanouts/ donations too!

  20. lelaniedenso
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    oh my! The BOOTS! I love them!

  21. Grace
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    oooh love the boots! and, your nail polish is great! what’s the name?

  22. Dawn
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Those boots are funky!


  23. Krysten
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    I want to steal your boots. They are PHENOMENAL.

  24. Vicki @ Crowning Victoria
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    Fabulous! I love that sweater and I just got a pair of Minnetonka “Dallas” fringe booties that I am in LOVE with, due to their extreme comfort and style (bonus!)

  25. Jenn @comebackmomma
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    Who takes your photos? They are so great. Love the photo of you as a child.

  26. Emily Beth
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Love the mocs! You’re super cute!

    Emily Beth

  27. thehautecookie
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    love the layers sandy! so pretty! xO!

  28. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    You are ADORABLE in that childhood photo! Totally could see elements of that outfit today. What a fashionista from early on!

  29. Lauren
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Love polka dots and plaid, it looks great on you! Amazing pictures


  30. Rachel
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    This is so cute! I love your polka dots and plaid and of course those fringed booties!

  31. Emily
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    Cute cute! Love the polka dot and plaid layering and pairing it with the fringe boots, and ADORE that photo of you!

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