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Style: April ’96

A black floor-length skirt is more versatile than you might think. You can probably wear one just about every day, with any black shirt or band t-shirt you like. (Trent Reznor is so hot, right?) I think combat boots are cool, but jump boots have a smoother sole that I like better. Nobody’s going to see your legs with those boots and long skirt, but just in case, you can wear these striped thigh high socks. And I found these arm warmers for sale, but I just make my own out of tights. DIY project!

Red glasses are kind of arty, so I like them. (I hope they’re not too Salle Jesse). My hair is purple now, but I’m thinking about bleaching it next, or maybe just dying it black again. Oh, and I usually carry everything I need in my backpack, but my mom got one of those Sak purses for me when they came out. I guess it’s cool.

Whoops, how did 15-year-old me post this!? Happy April Fool’s Day!

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    amanda6
    April 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    You really had me there, I was going to ask you to post a photo of your purple hair!

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    Erika
    April 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    When I saw those combat boots (and before reading anything) I just thought, “God, I am old!”

    Nice one!

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    Elisa @ What the Vita
    April 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hahaha you totally got me.. I was like ehh not your usual style board.. until you said purple hair, then I thought, something’s not right!! Good one :)

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    Marcia V. of Precious Style
    April 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I saw “black floor length skirt” on my feeds and thought “that doesn’t seem like her style.” I am so not quick when it comes to these April Fools posts.

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    val
    April 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    i am so brought back to my junior high days right now, manic panic and all. Happy April Fools to you!

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    shortsweetseason
    April 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    omg…i was a little scared until i read your comment about hair color and remembered it’s april 1.

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    Amanda
    April 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    That took me back!

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    emily
    April 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Wow you got me. I was thinking, sooo I guess those sleepless newborn nights are getting to her…:)

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    Mandy Hough
    April 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    This reminds me of a cute, clean cut soccer mom I came across one day at a kid’s soccer game. She had a nine inch nails tattoo on her ankle peaking out between her cropped jeans and ballet flats. I bet she rocked that April ’96 look once upon a time.

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    christy
    April 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    That was very close to my style 20 years go. :) I still have my docs.

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    Lizzy
    April 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I like the Comic Sans font! So 1996!

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    erica
    April 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Comic Sans…nice touch!

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      Amy
      April 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      HA! That didn’t even register at first. Love it.

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    TDM
    April 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Haha this is a bit different to your usual stylish self!

    TDM x

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    Holly G
    April 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    OMG! Didn’t see the 1996 at first….kind of had me going for a sec!

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    Gwen~healthymamma
    April 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Eeeek, I remember those boots! haaahaaaa! very funny.

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    Kate Holt
    April 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Wow, for a second there I felt like I was looking at my high school year book. And once I saw the Sak purse I knew you were kidding. Egad. Well played.

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    Julie
    April 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    That was awesome! I was SOOOOOO confused.

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    erin
    April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    You had me at ‘Trent Reznor is hot.’ What a big, bad crush I had on that man.

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    Dayna
    April 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Ahaha…my Mom never allowed any of the other stuff (thankfully!) but I did own a SAK purse. *groan*

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    Christina Winters
    April 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    i just said to my boyfriend (horrified) “WHO IS THIS AND WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH NICOLE??”

    you got me so good, haha =.=

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    Christina Winters
    April 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    ps the red glasses are actually cute :3

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    Amy
    April 2, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Black long skirts and combat boots…what I wore in high school! 1996! Style is very circular, isn’t it?

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      Amy
      April 2, 2011 at 1:01 am

      Oh!!! Ha ha! I just realized you wrote 1996!

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    Bethie
    April 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I was just over at Young House Love and got duped by them and then got duped by your site immediately after! Sheesh! I’m far too gullible!

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      Grace Y.
      April 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      me too! I always look at YHL and then immediately after mosey on over to MIL. I was taken in by both as well :)

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    Tanya W
    April 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Man I totally rocked the long skirt look! Fun post :)

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    Sarah in Indiana
    April 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Ha–1996 jumped out at me immediately, because that was the year I graduated from high school. This look is totally familiar, but I pretty much struck with jeans and tees. I loved my black suede Sambas, my Doc Marten sandals, and my Lisa Loeb glasses, through.

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    SPEXYLADY
    April 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    LOVE IT! you totally brought back high school memories :)

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    Karina
    April 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Man, Alanis Morrissette started playing in my mind when I saw this!!

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    jj
    April 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I am now aware of my total lack of taste because I thought all this stuff was kinda cute in an off-beat funky sort of way. I’ll bet you looked totally rad?bad? ………… uniquely individual?

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    Amber
    May 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    What’s embarrassing is that I had everything on your board! The sack purse was in black, it was blue stripes, downward spiral tee shirt, blue-green hair, platform boots and mesh arm warmers… good times!

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