The Reign of the boy bands.

The time period known as my middle school years, the late 90’s & early 2000’s or most recongizably the reign of the boy bands was a beautiful and a frosted tipped era.

These precious times make up the largest part of my memories labeled
“what were you thinking!?”

It isn’t surprising that when you put fashion in the hands of a bunch of ex-mickey mouse clubbers, it gets weird.

I decided it would be prudent to compile a list of the most grievous offences in an attempt to fend off the possibility of us ever making these mistakes again.
Here’s hoping.

Cisco could not have known this would happen. Still though…

he should be ashamed of himself.

Back when the Zig Zag part was the wildest thing Britney and Christina had ever done….

Streaks. The stripier the better.

and the last and possibly the worst: Thicky Flip-flops…

 How do you even walk in these?

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    July 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    These are hilarious and I’ve unfortunately committed all these fashion crimes. You should of also added using pomade to get that piecey look. I always ended up just looking like a grease ball.

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      July 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      hahaha oh yeah! the greasy pomade look!

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    cass miller
    July 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    ahhhahaha! So so funny! For real…

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    Sydney M
    July 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I pinned an image onto my “style me prettiful” board

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    July 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    What were we thinking. Hahaha!

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    July 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hahahah this is great 😉 I too can say I committed all of these crimes as well…the platform flip flops were the worst!

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    amie mendenhall
    July 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    bahaha, those highlights are terrible. i’m a hairstylist and i have actually had people want highlights this chunky. barf.

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    July 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    What the heck? I guess I missed the memo on the thong thing, I’ll have to stop doing that 🙂

    There are still people in Cache Valley rockin’ the zig-zag part!

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    July 28, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Thanks for the reminiscing Cara 😉 i can not believe i had a crush on those boy bands…lol! oh and backstreet boys are making a comeback …..cringe xo

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    July 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I am pretty sure I see highlights that stripey very regularly still.

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    July 30, 2012 at 1:42 am

    dying. hilarious hilarious hilarious.

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    July 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I could not love this post any more! You forgot white eyeliner by it’s lonesome…

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    August 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I’m guilty on all accounts! Hilarious.

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    September 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    My sister is a hairstylist and still does the highlights all the time on her clients and herself. I think it looks beautiful. That picture though on the other hand is a little too much for my taste, but it seems to me all these girls have the same boring hair, one color! We all have our own preference on what we like. I personally hate the ombe look, but its what we all like that makes us different.

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    October 11, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Just found your site via a pin from a friend.

    You are hilarious.

    The zig-zig part was huge when I was in college. This dates me, right? Love your site…

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    March 21, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I was absolutely a flip flop platform offender, but in my defense I’m only 5ft tall and I was a 17/18 yr old : )

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    March 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    All of these things still happen in Utah. Or how about the shoes that looked like loafers with the SUPER chunky soles. I still see those here. And the other incarnation of the stripes around here is black underneath and blond on top. Barf. All of it.

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    March 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I wouldn’t mind bringing the zip zag part back lolol. Maybe they can make the cool like devices again also to facilitate in parting 😉

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    April 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I call those stripes ‘Utah hair,’ especially if you add a bumpit.

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