FBFF: Jumping on the Bandwagon


It feels good to be doing another FBFF post!  I haven’t been active for a little while, but now I’m jumping back in :)  This week, we’re talking about “fads, trends, and our desire to be part of the ‘in’ crowd.”

Remember these?

1. Do you ever see a fad hit the stores and immediately dislike it? Has that fad ever began to grow on you? There have been a few fads that I immediately disliked when they hit the stores.  The first one that comes to mind is gaucho pants.  If you think back a few years ago, those were all the rage (at least in my circles)!  However, even when everyone around me was wearing them and they were all over the stores, I knew they were not for me.  I just didn’t think they were figure-flattering, so I definitely passed on that trend.  Another, more recent trend that I didn’t like at first was wide-leg pants.  It just seemed like if they weren’t styled just so, you could look really retro (not in a good way) or a little bit ridiculous.  Then, I saw so many bloggers wearing wide-leg pants and totally rocking the look, which has changed my opinion.  Now I know they can look oh-so chic and glamorous when done correctly (see below for examples)!

2. Has the popularity of a certain piece of clothing or line ever convinced you to try on something (or purchase something) you dislike? There have been times when I have seen clothes from a certain line on sale and I feel like I have to take advantage of the opportunity and snag them since they are such a great price.  Then I try to take a step back and really decide if I like the item itself or if I just like the name it’s attached to.  I want my closet to be full of clothes I really love, not just full of fancy labels.

3. Have you ever changed your mind about a trend after seeing it around for a while?  Oh yes, definitely!  There have been trends that I really liked when they first came out, but got sick of when I saw them all over the blogosphere.  It’s like when a really great song first comes out and you love it and you think it’s the best song ever, but then you start to hear it all over the place and on every radio station you tune into, and suddenly you can’t stand it!  It’s not that I don’t like the trend anymore, I just get tired of having it shoved in my face all the time.

4. Do you feel a certain pressure to have specific items in your closet because ‘everyone’ else does?  Yep, yep, I’ve felt that pressure since I was a kid.  Growing up in a family of 4 kids, we didn’t always have a ton of money to spend on clothes, which was hard to deal with when you felt like you were the only one at school that didn’t have a certain item.  However, my parents always taught me to be content with what I have and I appreciate that lesson more and more as I grow older.  I think there’s still pressure to own certain items, especially when you’re a blogger, but I have to consider which of these items I actually like and can realistically afford.

5. Be honest, what do you think of the Missoni line? Did you grab any items? Is it worth the eBay prices?  I had mixed feelings about the line.  I didn’t love all of the clothing pieces that were part of the collection.  However, I did think many of the accessories and home goods were really cute, so I had a blogger friend (thanks Ashley!) pick up one of the silk scarves for me.  I really love the pattern and think it was a pretty good deal at $20 bucks!  I definitely do not think they are worth the eBay prices- I think that whole thing is a bit crazy.  I say wait until the hype dies down a bit, then maybe the prices won’t be so bad, or just wait until the next awesome Target/Designer Collaboration (Jason Wu!!)

As usual, I’d love to hear your answers to any and all of these questions in the comments! :)

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  1. says

    I love the look of wide leg pants on many other lovely ladies. But I’m just not sure that they are not for me. I’m a skinny leg girl all the way!

  2. says

    I totally hated widelegged pants when they first came out but now I actually own a pair =O they’re just simple black ones but that is a huge step for me :p I also hated playsuits and wedges … hmmm guess what also lives in my wardrobe now ;) I definitely dont just ‘follow trends’ though for example I’d >neverme< :) gorgeous pictures to illustrate how lovely widelegs can look though :)

    And of course fab insight into what you think :) always lovely to learn what fellow bloggers feel :)


  3. says

    This happens to me all the time! I remember when skinny jeans became popular and leggins for that matter and I was like “ew…NEVER will I ever” and fast forward a few months and BAM!! I’m wearing them. Sometimes I pretend like I never had these ill feelings ;)

    The new thing I want to try is fun colored pants! :)

  4. says

    Hi girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love the look of wide trousers and how chic they look though I don’t think I could ever pull them off, blame my wide hips, Missoni on the other hand? that I loved! Haven’t gotten anything yet but a scarf I’d love to get!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  5. says

    oooh i just rediscovered gauchos too! i really want to find a pair! and i liked the missoni for target line…but the prices were waaaaaaaaay off the mark! hope you have a great weekend!

  6. says

    This is such a great FBFF topic! There are so, so many trends I’ve changed my mind about as time has worn on. I mean, do you remember the days when skinny jeans were the epitome of uncool? LOL.

  7. says

    Welcome back to FBFF! I think a lot of people had to take off September, it was one of those months for a lot of us. Love the pics you used to illustrate this post! So great. – Katy

  8. says

    Thanks for your nice comment! Your blog design is lovely, im jealous. The boots are from the brand “Blowfish” (Which I havnt heard of before) But their bought from a store in London called TkMaxx

    xx Take Care!

  9. says

    I absolutely love the outfit in the first example. I LOVE a wide leg pair of pants but they have to be long enough to look OK and that’s a problem for me. Boo.

    I hate the round Lennon-style glasses that seem to be coming back in vogue. We’ll see if they grow on me. :)


  10. says

    Great questions and answers. I totally agree with you on the wide legged pants. I didn’t like them at first but now I love them. However, I still have been unable to pull them off. I blame it on being so short. :(

  11. says

    I like the wide leg trouser trend on some people but I don’t think they really work for me. I used to wear wide leg trousers all the time when I was younger but now I’m addicted to skinny trousers!

  12. says

    I LOVE wide legged pants. Wrote a whole post about them recently. I think they’re very chic and often very flattering for your figure. They can really lengthen legs!

  13. says

    I actually saw a friend of my family’s wearing gaucho pants several years back and I fell in love with them! I was so excited for the wide leg pants.

    However, skinny jeans on the other hand took me several years to get into! I only just bought a pair this year. I tend to get set in my ways and refuse to change my mind about certain items.

    Although I will never change my mind about how awful Crocs are! ;)

  14. says

    Gosh, I still haven’t tried/found a pair of wide leg trousers but those two photos look so chic that I am going to look as soon as possible now!! :)