Teen-Aging

Admit it! What type of teen were you? Did you rebel against mother, or perhaps you pumped up the volume a bit louder when asked to turn it down. Oh no, that wasn't you, right? You might have been an angel or a teen who was not into music at all though, I can not relate to an absolute music-free zone. Whichever the case may have been it certainly does not matter! We were all probably in a mood, or in the process of reciting the likes of a Benatar lyric.  
This post is merely about child's play: remixing styles of youth, and memories of being a teenager. Teens today really ponder about completely different things than one would have, say 8, 10, or 15 years ago. *Disclaimer: Yes, the room and concept was created for simple entertainment, yet at some point I found myself really getting immersed into this shoot. 
My dear friend Inga and I had a girl's spa day, which later included comical stories leading to banter about our teenage years. We spoke of the impetuous decisions that were made, what we wore, and even what was mounted on our walls, if anything. 



So, what's a fashionista to do in such occurrences other than make the most of "a moment!"  Our decision to run with a youthful idea worked in nicely with the proper amount of prolonged nostalgia, but you needn't worry ... it was only for a few seconds, because we do love being adults!


Truth be told in my actual teenage room (looong ago), I had an insignificant line drawing of an unglamorous shoe on my wall for some reason. Yes, it was quite an eclectic space, however fashion still spoke to me.
Did you have any favourite posters of musicians, bands, artists, or other inspiring beings on your wall when you were younger? Do share, my friends.
(Above) You can wear a plaid skirt without looking like a pupil! I decided to semi-polish this look with a belt and neatly tucked-in blouse in a way as if I'd wear it differently or professionally. With an easy swap of the shoes with heels, and adding accessories you could be ready for world or a lecture if you preferred. 

The goods: Shoes- vintage seen here, Skirt-a chopped uniform, cardigan-H&M, Blouse-MarksandSpencer, Watch-Skagen,Crest-patch-local fabric store, Eyewear-Prada, Belt-borrowed from bf, Pinwheel candy-worn in hair.
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45 comments

  1. omg, that's so funny! I love your digital teenage room. I'm trying to think back on what my room looked like in high school. I know I had all my hot guys up there.. I definitely remember having Paul Walker and a huge poster of Kurt Cobain up.

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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  2. Courtney Thomas25 October, 2011

    What a cute idea, revisiting the idea of your teenage self.

    xoxo ~ Courtney Erin
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. Love these looks babe :) xx

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  4. You look adorable. I remember hating being a teenager, but now as an adult, I wish I could go back. Everything was so much simpler than I thought!!

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  5. Loooooooove a sweet plaid skirt!

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  6. I love your shoes! This is an adorable outfit!

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  7. I didn't have any music bands pasted to my walls as a teenager. It wasn't allowed.  My parents were into their decor, and just because I had my own room did not mean I could stick stuff to the walls!  If I could have, I probably would have had a great deal of Billy Idol.  Now that will age me for you!

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  8. Billy Idol, woohoo! I loved posters, perhaps mounting tape and frames would solve decor problems if any...(though when I was a teen I wasn't thinking about any of those things, haha!) Thanks for commenting. :-)

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  9. Thank you dear. I had pretty fun teenage years, but I wouldn't trade them for the present at all! lol *Your'e right though, everything was far simpler!

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  10. Thanks Courtney! I wanted to do something fun & different. :)

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  11. Thanks Kara, and thanks for sharing your wall poster story. -xxoo

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  12. Thank you Michelle! Wishing you an enjoyable your week. :)

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  13. Candyfloss Persie26 October, 2011

    ha, what a cute way to order this. I had a lot of Britney Spears on my walls... and I kinda wish I could it now!

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  14. This is not something that I do not freely reveal to just anyone; but there was a time when I was about 10-years-old when my bedroom walls were covered with (don't laugh) Backstreet Boys posters.  :P

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  15. love what you did with the photos! looks really nice and so fun! 

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  16. How fun are these photos???? I was a trouble making teen--- but only to a point, I knew where the line was!!!!

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  17. Um, Cute! Love the look with the glasses as well. I was such a grunge-head when I was a teen! All pearl jam, nirvana and courtney love posters all over the walls.... ah. youth.

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  18. :-) No judgement over here... Sounds familiar I had bands, rock,pop- pretty much all over the place genre-wise. Thanks for sharing about your teen-wall. -xo

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  19. My 80's room is probably best left there. It was a collage of Teenbop and Tigerbeat wallpaper. The horror.

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  20. I see you enjoyed this shoot !
    So did I, it reminded me of the TEEN magazine posters I had all over my room when I was a teenager - an angel of a teenager-

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  21. this is awesome! i love your pics. I used to have an entire wall in my bedroom dedicated to a giant collage of heavy metal/grunge posters and magazine clippings of my favorite bands! :P 

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  22. Oh to Be a Muse27 October, 2011

    really love your cardigan. i didn't have a lot of posters on my wall when i was a teen, but i did listen to just about every genre of music---and i mean just about everything. i also had a printed graphic on my wall (that i made using Paint) that read "half a world away" which i think was me trying to tell myself that i was going to do something special with my life one day, lol, or something. :)

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  23. Cocovalentina28 October, 2011

    nice post!!i'm following you!!if you like mine, do the same!!!!

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  24. Such a cute post. I remember my teenage years well and am curious and afraid to see what kind my kids will be.
    I loved your outfit and poses/photos.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  25. GlamKitten8828 October, 2011

    I love your plaid skirt!!!  I used to have a plaid skirt in high school, but now it is totally wayyyyy too short for me.  Although I'm pretty sure it was that short in high school, or at least close to it.  Eh.  I might still wear it. 

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  26. Omg, I had my room covered wall to wall full of fashion spread editorials, quotes & personal pictures. Was definitely a pain to take all down as I got older lol.

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  27. lol, oh yes...how could one forget about "the grunge period!" Thanks for commenting. I love hearing about other's teen room.  :)

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  28. :) You can rock it, I'm sure! -xo 

    Thanks dear have a lovely weekend.

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  29. Isn't it funny what we used to put in our room or on the walls. I was into so many things when I was a child. :)

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  30. haha! Tigerbeat, thanks for bringing that one back! -x

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  31. Thanks for stopping by dear and sharing your teen moment. It's nice to know music was so influential for many. Gotta love bands! 

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  32. the pic is too cute- love the shoes!

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  33. Great post ! I do see myself in the transition of growing up phase. Love your shoes in the end of the pict btw :)

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  34. Thank you Melisa!  Have a great weekend. 

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  35. Yes, I did indeed love this shoot, it was fun and brought back memories. :)

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  36. haha, your children are style stars I'm sure it will be fun... Thanks for commenting. -xo

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  37. There's nothing like a spa day with your best girl pal. It's the ultimate pamper and I loveeee pampering myself. As a teen, I think I was a combination of a rebel with a nerdy school girl vibe. I was always popular, but I also took college courses in high school. Talk about being balanced. ;)

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  38. Ah! You're so cute!!!! Love this shoot. I didn't have poster on my wall b/c I had the wallpaper room and it was a rental, but I did tape magazine pages all over the back of my door, lol and lots of little notes I got from friends.

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  39. Oh J, thanks so very much!  This was indeed a fun shoot to do! :)
     big hugs and wishing you a great week. 

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