Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh.
That is the sound of me walking down the hall at the school I was teaching at during the winter of 2002. I blame J. Crew.
Check out these lovely outfits.
Overall, the outfit just borders on boring, but I couldn't let this outfit go at just boring.
Do you all remember the jeans that were so long and yet every single woman wore them with flip-flops and/or flat shoes of some sort? And then the hems (especially in the back) got so ragged and unkempt and dirty? And yet somehow, someway, this was considered kind of cool?
I admit to doing that. I know, ugh. That whoosh, whoosh, whoosh sound lasted for far too long...probably from 1997 till 2005. Eep.
(Having said all that, this model is beyond adorable! Love her cute look, wish they would bring her back!)
You just know that those pants hems are so gross, right? Even the walk from the model trailer to the location spot probably gathered some awful dust and germs.
(And her crotch. Why did they do that to her? Mean.)
To make it worse, I wouldn't wear the mules or clogs with the jeans because the back of the hem always got caught in the heel of the clogs and mules, so I settled on wearing the longer jeans with tennis shoes or loafers. My ragged hems were horrid. (I need to drag out a pair of jeans I kept from this era specifically for doing chores in...and photograph the evidence. Yikes.)
BTW, the most color in this catalog is on Marisa in this shot. That pink sweater is about it. LOL.
So tell me...did you enjoy this look? Would you still wear it today if J. Crew reissued it???