I think the last trend I really got stuck on was Tommy Hilfiger overalls, back in the late 90's. There wasn't a week that went by where I wasn't sporting my comfy, yet incredibly practical slash durable, denim wonders. I can't speak for all of us but I like to think that was one of the better trends of my generation. Really, though.
As I've gotten a little older, and a little less impressionable, I've found myself scratching my head more and more at the trends that tend to come around these days. So today let's just go ahead and check out some trends I really suck at and some trends I really rock at.
Trends I really suck at:
There's a solid chance it's just me, but I can't help but to feel really awkward every damn time I attempt to take a picture of myself using the front facing camera on my phone. I always end up asking myself, "Self, why are you taking a picture of yourself? Is it because you actually put makeup on today and feel mildly presentable? Well, congrats but I don't think anyone cares." and then I scrap said selfie, swap to the normal camera and make sir pose for me. She's way cuter anyways.
Also, that selfie song makes me want to die inside a little bit. But that's for another day and another post.
All white. Errything white.
True story, I have a rug in my apartment that was made to be black and white. The white in said rug currently resembles the shade your dishwater turns after you've been soaking a baking sheet you recently burnt something on. I have no business having white anything in my apartment, let alone white sheets, white rugs, white pillows... hell, even white walls are pushing it. When is black going to be the new black again? I miss black.
Fuck. I feel like everyone and their mom these days has the most perfect, Victoria's Secret model-worthy, eyebrows. Meanwhile, I just figured out that people make pencils meant for coloring in hardly existent eyebrows, like the ones on my face. I mean, there are more fur tumbleweeds on my living room floor than there are eyebrows on my face. Not to mention, I can't get these suckers waxed because my face acts like I've attempted to set it on fire for the following three weeks after said waxing occurs.
Basically, my eyebrows don't want me to be pretty. Or trendy.
My mom once gave me a cactus and I managed to kill the poor thing in record time. You know, one of the only plants in this world that literally needs zero attention and super minimal amounts of water? Yeah, that's the kind I managed to kill. If there was a nursing home for dying plants I'd be the main headquarters, so to even consider bringing a living plant in my home, which I believe is meant solely for decor purposes, just isn't going to work.
I suppose I could get a fake one and play pretend with it. I don't really like playing pretend though.
I think I used this stuff back in the day when I was really into scrapbooking my oh so important, first love, relationship. I was a pretty lazy scrapbooker who really just wanted to cut up pictures and put stickers everywhere so I'd use colorful tape to save time. This colorful tape seems to have resurfaced but now that I no longer scrapbook I don't know what to use it for. Soooo, I have a few rolls of really pretty tape but that's pretty much it all is... really pretty tape hanging out in a drawer. Sigh.
Trends I'm really rocking:
I'm calling this a trend because I feel like I can go just about anywhere these days and find a unicorn on something. Not to sound too cocky but I'm kind of rocking them. #unicornpower
Now if someone could please bring back Lisa Frank I'd also rock the ever living hell out of a trapperkepper.
I actually really hated gold until I turned about 24, when I got sick of every single silver piece of jewelry I had ever owned. Now I'm all about that gold life. The more the better.
I don't really know if these count as a trend but I'm just going to put this right here because I drink my coffee out of my Florida State tumbler every morning and it's pretty spectacular.
I mean, do I even need to elaborate? Thank whoever made boxed wine become a thing. I'd like to hug that person.
I'm pretty sure people don't really consider Florida "the south", mostly because we've just got a clusterfuck of people in this state and it's pretty difficult to categorize us, but as far as monogram loving goes I'm all about being "the south". Monograming things just makes them feel more personable and unique; two things I'm a big fan of.
Speaking of monogram, how about we end this trendy post with a way for everyone to get a piece of their own monogram trend on, thanks to the fabulous Crystal Faye who has so kindly monogrammed my life for me?