My friend Liz at A Belle, a Bean, and a Chicago Dog is hosting an "I Was a Senior Hottie" link up from May 25-30. I can't pass up the opportunity to post potentially embarrassing pictures of myself and my friends. Of course, I'm joining in, albeit a day early.
You can too! Just post a picture from homecoming, prom, graduation, or whatever part of senior year you feel like sharing.
My style changed throughout high school. Freshman year was my grunge phase, thanks to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Then I morphed back into hippie by sophomore year. The rest of high school was a blend of hippie, preppy, and T-shirts and jeans.
It was hard to select the best pictures so I'm giving y'all a sampling today. Here I am, in all my Class of 1998 glory. Interesting fact: I am 17 or 18 in all of these pictures and do not look it. I am 31 now and still don't look my age!
I look so wise and mysterious in my senior portrait. The photographer never told me to smile! He just took the serious yearbook pictures and then we were done. I remember Tracy and I went with our moms for make-up tips at the Clinique counter a few days before. I was never a big make-up person in high school, though I wanted to wear it so badly in junior high!
I loved Big Sweaters! They made me feel even smaller than I already was. I'm still a sweater fan but I try not to keep them as voluminous.
Hanging with my friends. I believe this is the night we first watched Dawson's Creek. I am so Team Pacey! Here we have a nice representation of 1990s style: overalls, big sweaters, oversized T-shirts.
Posing with my first car, a 1987 Chevy I bought for $500. It was a good A to B car. Note my jean shorts and casual blue sleeveless shirt, complimented by my sandals. I was all about casual this day.
I LOVED my prom dress! Senior prom was the second high school dance I went to and this dress made it seem magical. I loved the sequins on the top, the flowing material on the bottom. I finally donated it to Cinderella's Closet last year. Parting was such sweet sorrow.
Prom pictures with my best friends. Everyone wore long, formal dresses to prom. Unless you were a skank but I really don't remember anyone in a short dress. Annie's (in the white) dress was actually a wedding dress, making her the biggest spender of all of us.
Graduation day with Annie. We were all about the gold and blue. Go Falcons!
What was your high school fashion like?