Monday, June 25, 2012

{what's old is new again ...}

Every so often I'll see a trend I've already experienced years and years before, and I'm only 30 so I think this is a good testament to the rapid recycling of trends in both fashion and home decor. Today I'm highlighting both a decor and fashion flashback we are currently seeing on the scene.

First up, I love to keep all my magazines and just so happened to riffle through a 2006 issue of House & Home this weekend. An article looking at 'design mistakes' highlights a ceramic Great Dane originally featured in 1987 as a major faux pas ...


... but never say never! While a little more sleek & simple, the dogs are back in full force! I would credit Ms. Kelly Wearstler at least partially for this canine resurgence.

the lovely home of Christine of Bijou and Boheme



Next, a fashion flashback {and there are sooo many lately!}: we're still seeing colored jeans, and animal print is everywhere, but can the two be put together? The answer is a definite yes!



The flashback? Here are a pair of pants I've been keeping in my closet since grade 11, yes you read that right ... 13 year old pants! What do you think, should I attempt to re-rock these?? They still fit! I'm thinking maybe a pretty black blouse and flats ... or am I crazy?


So what trends have you noticed cycle through recently? There are probably hundreds! If you are a blog reader and want me to highlight something you have observed, email me your thoughts. If you are a fellow blogger and would like to submit a guest post on a recycling fashion or home decor trend email your ideas to me and I'll get back to you asap!

15 comments:

Gawgus things... said...

You should so rock those jeans again - they're amazing (or put them in the post to me!!).
Emma xx

Designwali said...

You could totally rock those jeans! Love that first room pic too!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

First of all, let's not even talk about whether those pants are back in style. I can't get past the fact that they still fit you!

Tim said...

Love the dogs as well. Christine from Bijou and Boheme also has a pair at her front door and they look mighty fine!

I also have something dated 13 years ago and still sitting in my closet and is finally making a re-appearance due to its recent popularity in the teenage world ... will share with you next Nancy!

emily@boxwoodclippings.com said...

LOL, love the pants!!! black shirt and shiny flats, you can rock it girl!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Heck if the pants fit, I say rock them!

Nancy said...

I love the ceramic dogs! I see them coming full circle as well, and have 30 years on you! I love the pants. YES, wear them!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Segreto Secrets said...

OMGoodness at 50 I have really seen them go around! So smart of you to save magazines--but storage?? Thanks for the post--fun

Linda in AZ * said...

*** GR8888 blog... it was/is lotsa FUN to think back....

(BTW, the O*N*L*Y thing that still FITS M*E from allllllll those years back is my WEDDING VEIL!!!)...

I've had a BIG STONE DOG for yeeears... it's been in EVERY house for the past oh, say 20 years or so (and THAT's not an exageration... we moved ALOT!). We never had kids of our own, but the NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN, wherever we lived, LOVED that cement dawgie", and he got "dressed up" on every "holiday", to include a BLAAACK TIE & TOP HAT every New Years Eve~~~ the children just lovvvved it, and I/we lovvved seeing their reactions!

Thanks~ great fun!
Hugs,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Dawna said...

I think the lesson here is less is more. Dogs painted white in a room scheme thats not busy and wild pants paired back with something simple!
Love the trends coming back.
dawnajonesdesign.com

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I had a pair of black and white pants similar to one of the pictures. Now I want them back ..... although I'm not sure if I could "rock" them like I could when I was 15 years old. Love them though.

Sadie + Stella said...

No!!! Wear 'em girl. Rock those babies.

nicoleodettedesigns said...

Hi Nancy! I saw the feature that Kirsten Kranson did on your lovely home, followed her link to your blog, and am so glad I did! You have amazing taste in home decor and style - your blog has become one of my new favorites! I'm a designer in the midwest {and newbie blogger}, and one recycled trend that is finally being accepted in this part of the country is the accent of gold on accessories, mirrors, and other home decor items {people here are still a bit partial to their oil rubbed bronze and silver tones}! A few favorites are the Clairemont side table from Crate & Barrel, the Verrelle mirror from Home Decorators Collection, and the Antique Brass/Black Marble lamp from ShopTen25.com! If you're still looking for designers to guest post, I'd be thrilled to do so! Feel free to check out my new blog at www.nicoleodettedesigns.wordpress.com or email nicoleodettedesigns@gmail.com!

Lisa Mende Design said...

You can definitely rock those jeans! You have a darling little figure! As for what goes around comes around. My mother use to antique furniture avocado green and yes...it is back!

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

You should totally rock those pants and yes a million times to the ceramic dogs!

The Aestate

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