July 6, 2010

All Tied Up in a Bow: 90s Style

(Very 90s, no?)

Well, readers I don't have much of an explanation for this post. I went over to my parents house for the holiday weekend. On Monday my mom was off from work and decided we needed to clean out some drawers. Well, low and behold what did we find in the first drawer but my childhood hair bows. Yea, we're talking circa 1990-1996.

I couldn't resist but to take some photos of my favorites for you all. My mom and I reminisced for probably two hours about the bows and the outfits that went with the bows, it was a riot. So, here you are readers, for your viewing pleasure.....

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Minnie always was one of my favorites

 Old McDonald had a farm

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The Fourth of July Collection.....


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Summertime bows....

Picnic, anyone?

 Here, fishy fishy

 I decided they made much more of a statement together.

 Basket of strawberries

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Mardi Gras- Throw me somethin' mista!

 Merry Christmas!

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Frilly Favorites.....

 Have you ever seen anything like it??

 Yep, that's no joke

 Gifted to me by my grandmother. I really wouldn't take anything for this one.

 I tried to put this one in Millie's hair, she wouldn't have it.

 Believe me, they get bigger....

  I told you they got bigger!

 I like to call this one the 'Jackson Pollock.'

And the last one, a Julie original made by my 5 year-old hands....

It's a classic! 

Seriously, have you ever seen anything like these? Didn't think so!

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While we're on the topic of 90s fashion and hair accessories, I was completely obsessed with the Spice Girls! Anyone else? I actually own all the dolls and wouldn't dare get rid of them. Let's reminisce for a minute about some fabulous 90s things that I don't think will ever go out of style (ok, maybe they will got out of style, but I'll still love them just the same).

Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?

If ya wannabe my lover....

I LOVED Daria!!

Clarissa always had all the answers.

Who likes you?

Once I got this phone I thought I was the shiz!

I think I read almost every book.

If my coworkers wouldn't make fun of me, I would use Lisa Frank.

GIGA PETS!! Who had one??

Leonardo was a total hunk (swoon)

Mmmmmmm.

 And these guys were always my favorite.
(photos)
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Clearly there are tons of other 90s things, but these are some of my faves.

What do you remember most about the nineties? Oh, and please tell me which of my hair bows is your pick!

Happy Tuesday!


Music Info:
Artist: N'SYNC
Song: Tearin' Up My Heart
Album: N'SYNC

61 comments:

Staley Mc said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this post! Everything great about the 90s! Love it! I loved all this stuff when I was growing up!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohhh I remember the bow phases. I like your Christmas one!! I used to rock these out too. My mom was a doll maker so she made me new ones all the time! hehe.

I miss the 90's. I have the some of the Spice Girl dolls & I think I have a lollipop somewhere of theirs. GOOD BURGER!! Rockin!! I remember all of this. I never had dream phone but I wanted it.

Sweet post!! I was a Backstreet Boy girl myself but Nsync still ruled!

love jenny xoxo said...

haha this is totally a post of all the things I loved in the 90's!!! You had some major hair-bows... never know when they will be back in style!

XOXO

Mama Pea said...

Clearly, you were quite the mini fashionista as a child :) I definitely had my own Jackson Pollock hair bow as well, in different colors. And a see-through phone. And lots of Lisa Frank!

VA Gal said...

Oh my gosh! I remember scrunchies all too well but had almost forgotten the big bows. The Christmas one made me smile. Very impressive collection there!

My other unforgettable 90s memory - seeing lots of flannel shirts. The really preppy girls at my school had pink and/or lavender flannel. :-)

hotpants™ said...

Living in the south, I'm used to seeing large bows. My favorite would have to be the first Fourth of July one with the sunflower. My least favorites would have to be the lacy, frilly ones.

I vaguely remember Good Burger.

Morgan said...

Hilarious! Those bows are out of control! I can only imagine them taking up your entire head as a kid. Too funny!

Meghan said...

Girl, you did NOT play some N Sync! I LOVE them - saw them three times in the 90's :) And had the Lance and JC dolls, too! Ha!

And that summertime bow is adorbs!

Kate said...

my parents once used a gigantic bow to bribe me to enter a kiddie beauty pageant. also, i know i'm a bit older than you, but what about Hey Dude, California Dreams and Hang Time for some 90s TV favorites?

Ashley said...

The basket of strawberries is TOTALLY my favorite!!! LOVE IT!

I had a giga pet--it was a cat. I'm sure she had a name...I just don't remember it. And I think we should work to make Lisa Frank socially acceptable at work. I'd rock it all the time!!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

OMG! This cracked me up! Those bows! All of that 90s stuff is great too, I totally forgot about some of that stuff : )

lucy said...

This 90's post really entertained me! It reminds me of the time when my mom always tried to put different hair accessories (like that) on my hair. Anyway, what I love on your bows collection is Minnie and your classic one.

All Things Cherish said...

Oh wow, that was a blast from the past! I had a friend who had a hairbow making party, you should have seen these things, one in particular was filled with M&Ms!

Jules said...

Oh my gosh, this is classic and those bows are so 90’s! My favorites of the collection would have to be the fishy one, basket of strawberries and 1st frilly bow. The Christmas one is also a keeper.

I’m not afraid to admit that I loved the Spice Girls. Daria and Clarissa Explains It All were both great shows. I remember the Dream Phone and when those clear phones came out, you just had to have one ;) I also had a Giga Pet and N’Sync was the best. I remember going to the concert!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

oooh, strawberry bow is definitely the best!! i had bows that were made of plastic, with beads and other stuff sealed inside! and i love me some nsync...especially that CD...heard "want you back" on the radio last week and ROCKED. OUT.

Stilettos and Spreadsheets said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE the 90s flashbacks!

I would add:
-Ring Pops
-The Babysitters Club books
-The Secret Life of Alex Mack

Tara Gibson said...

those bows are just plain awesome haha and I too was OBSESSED with nysnc!

melifaif said...

Oh girl...you just proved how much older than I am than you. But, fun indeed!!! I think I am digging the strawberry basket....seriously, mom???? hehehehe

LydiaAndPugs said...

Bringing back the memories, lol! I can relate to everything in this post! :) Hope you have a great week!

Amanda said...

Ahhhh! this post made me so happy! i LOVED the 90's!!! i was an NSYNC crazy fan! I love everything listed plus, Fraggle Rock, Popples, Babysitters Club, Slap Bracelets, Stirup pants...oh and Ace of Bace!!! i'm sure there is more! :)

Marcie said...

Julie,

This post is cracking me up! I totally remember rocking those bows in grade school. I also had a phone exactly like this one and thought I was soooo cool.

Thanks for making my day with this great post! I am changing Pandora to 90s music now.


xo Marcie

Great song!! I still remember all the words! :)

Rasha said...

Pretty much everything you listed, I was in love with and wow, you have quite the collection of bows!

littledaisymay said...

Oh.my.goodness! Love all the bows! I had that clear phone too and thought it was the coolest :) Another thing that reminds me of the 90s are the Baby Sitters Club books...I think I had about every one!

Lace said...

Oh my goodness... this post makes me miss my youth so much! Well, ya know... not the bows so much! haha, those were some SERIOUS bows, woman! Gah, I am rocking this Ncync so hard right now, you don't even know ;)

& uhm, yes... I am in fact doing the dance moves from the video :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ha ha! I love these! I love the watermelon bow! What a great throwback, love it! I'm more an eighties child, myself, what I remember about the 90s is Nirvana and plaid flannel shirts - yuck! XO!

~Haley~ said...

I loooooved this post!!! =] N*Sync was my first concert, and I will always remember freaking out when I got the tickets as a present! Thankfully my mom didn't put me in very many wacky hairbows, but there were a few that resembled your collection. =]

Valerie said...

This is hilarious, Julie! I had the Dream phone game and LOVED it!!! I also had a fun phone- it was a red high heel! I felt so cool. Haha. Hope you had a great weekend.

xo
Valerie

Lacey in the City said...

I am on such sensory overload here, I don't even know what to do with myself. The bows are incredible. Being a fellow Southern girl, I was raised with bows and ribbons in my hair as well... Too bad mine are probably long gone through all of the moves that I've made. My mom also had custom holiday onesies and dresses made for us for each holiday. Those were doozies as well. Probably had matching bows.

As for the 90s, remember Salute Your Shorts? And I totally had a Tamagotchi (sp?). Also, do you remember the Warheads fad? Or was that just my small mountain town of Kentucky that was obsessed with that?

Thanks for all of the great flashbacks!

xo
lacey

Katie's Journey said...

Love love love this post! I actually watched Good Burger not that long ago because I saw that it was on TV and I wanted to relive my childhood again. Dream Phone...those are some good memories too. Do you remember watching the animated show on Nick called Doug? I think that was my favorite show for sure and then I used to love Salute Your Shorts too! I am very glad I was a kid of the 90's!

dreaming in pink and green said...

Spice Girls..Daria..Goosebumps...Lisa Frank...Gigi Pets! this post is too funny. bringing back so many memories! I also loved TGIF w/.Full House and Family Matters and the show Are You Afraid Of the Dark. I was so sad when they stopped.

Those bows are so funky-I love them!

MCW said...

Those bows are just too funny. Please post pictures of your younger self wearing them!!!!

Lauren said...

Oh gosh, what a blast from the past!! I remember my mom buying a matching bow for every.single.outfit. How times have changed!!

Krystal said...

I love everything about this post. Our 90s selves would have been best girlfriends! Crazy bows AND Nsync! =)

Kerr said...

I love everything you posted about!!! I have a drawer full of bows at home that I refuse to let my mom get rid of. One day if I have a little girl she will be stylin!

undomestic chica said...

Instead of bows, my little sister and I had sweatshirts with designs outlined in puffy paint. I don't know what my step-mom was thinking.

i loved Daria too.

Nikosmommy said...

You truely are a child of the 90's!! Love it! I'll admit I saw N'Sync in concert..I was almost 20 when I saw them, but I LOVED THEM!

~*Katie*~ said...

The boys are amazing!! :) haha

This post totally made me feel like a teenager again! :)

Buckhead Belle said...

Love those bows! Too funny! My mom would never let me leave the house without a bow when I was little, hehe.

Tag: you're it! I tagged you for an award over at BB! And also stay tuned for when I post your sweet award tomorrow!

Tara said...

this post was so amazing!! i had so many ridiculous bows to match my ridiculous dresses! i totally relate to every single thing in this post. truly a child of the '90s! and duh nsync is the coolest!!

Trish said...

You are so stinkin' cute!! I think we had close to an identical collection of bows sweetie pie :) LOVE YOU for posting this, I am all smiles over here my lovie! Let's talk tomorrow if you're free, hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend!! Kisses! xxx

Brittany said...

Haha OMG I love this post!! The bows are too funny - especially the ones almost bigger than your head :) My fave would have to be the one you titled picnic - love watermelon!

The 90's was probably the best decade ever. I loved Lisa Frank and her velcro binders for school haha. Goosebumps was the best - remember the show Are You Afraid of the Dark?! Scared the crap out of me :)

I could say so much about this post! It brought me back to childhood :) I definitely had a see-thru phone as well :)

I Do Declare said...

Oh, I rocked some mega bows in the 90's...loved them!!! My college sorority was known as the bow heads, in fact. Also, I'm flattered by the "sweet" award - thank you!

sara said...

Oh.My.Word. You had quite the bow collection! :) Love the little blast from the past - I totally remember the fantasy phone and fantasy date games. Suddenly I feel like I'm in junior high again!

And thanks for the award, I'll be sure to post something soon!

V said...

OH my gooodnesss! Thanks for the trip back to memory lane, as I scrolled it was followed by "OMG YEAH.... YEAHHH! OH YEAAAAH!" LOL. Lovely post hun. Love it all. Even the last foam bow. :)

Heather said...

An awesome post! Trip down memory lane. I miss the 90's!!

Belen said...

OH MY GOSH BEST POST EVER! you've really brought my childhood memories back! and guess what, that frilly clip above "yep, that's no joke" I HAVE THAT EXACT ONE TOO! well HAD.

Allison - Simply Beautiful World said...

Oh my goodness, I loved the flashback to the good old 90s! I totally had those bows, and I played Dream Phone ALL THE TIME!! N'Sync was awesome and Leo was so dreamy! I totally had giga pets, and collected Lisa Frank accessories! This was fun! Thanks for the memories!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Yesssssssssssssssssssss. Your bows remind me of my headband collection- they were all like homemade and adorned with glitter glue and other ugly sh*t. haha. I love this post- totally had a Giga Pet!! Lisa Frank is STAPLE! All my school supplies were that. RL Stine duh.. and the only missing thing I would say is "Girl Talk!". And yes, I was enamored with the spice girls, it is actually half the namesake of my blog in an abstract way. Adorable post- now the challenge is to send us pics of you sporting the bows around town- u can do it! :)

georgia~gigi said...

Julie, oh this was too funny! What a bow collection! I loved you gave us a photo shoot! How could I pick just one favorite?!
Well, I am a tad older than you, I graduated high school in 93! Ugh, I am getting old!

Claire Kiefer said...

One of my favorite posts of yours EVER. Hilarious! I can't believe your mom kept all those bows! I remember making bows with my mama when I was little . . . I think my favorite of your collection would be the Old Macdonald one--hahaha! Corncobs!

Oh man have you made me nostalgic with these 90's treasures! Clarissa and the neon clear phone? Wow. Brought me right back. :)

Jannie said...

those are the cutest ribbons i've ever seen. very creative too. :D

wow. thank you for making a post about the 90s. that decade gives me such fond memories. earlier today i was remembering some old daria episodes and now i saw your post with her included. and i LOVE the spice girls. my favorites were posh and ginger. i was a big fan, i even saw their movie, Spiceworld. you're lucky you had the dolls. :D i think they even had perfume too. i'm not sure though. hehe... i love them though. i still listen to them. :D

Miss K said...

This post totally made my morning! I love all the bows, they cracked me up! I definitely remember some of the crazy ones I wore. Thanks for sharing!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

GIRL! Those are all of your bows????? oh my! This is hysterical!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Camping out on asphalt for 55 hours for front row NSYNC tickets,with my 6 nieces and thinking illegal fantasies about Justin Timberlake who was 17 at the time, and well, The Bumpkin wasn't, let's leave it at that. JT's legal, and I would have my bumpkin way with him in a flash!
I kept it clean for you Julie.
I am real sorry about you being one of those bow girls, did it leave any permanent damage darling?

Mrs. B said...

This post is AWESOME! :) I'm loving all your fabulous bows you wore back in the day. You should totally rock some of those today! Teehee.

And, I could probably add a list of a million other things to my favorite things of the 90's (and for me, I'd have to add a lot of 80's things, as well...I know, I'm old. lol) I may have to borrow this type of post and do one on my blog. I love bringing back memories of my childhood like that. Great post, girl!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

There were so many things, but I totally forgot about that phone!

meredith said...

i LOVED this post!! i can't believe you still had all those bows!!! bahahah. i'm pretty sure i had quite a few of the same ones. we were soooo chic!! :)

and i must have owned EVERY SINGLE one of r.l. stine's goosebumps books, then i graduated to his fear street books too!

Pink Champagne said...

Oh too cute (and too funny)! I have some classic hairbows from my childhood too... I must say my favorite is the Mardi Gras bow - love that stripe! Do you think we can bring them back and start a trend??? ;)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This post totally took me back! I was a girl obsessed with BRIGHT colors then. Those hair bows actually remind me of some that I had. Eek. lol! Thanks for the memories :)

Holly said...

totally had a giga pet!!!! hahaha. and swooned HARD for leo after romeo and juliet. wow.

Rain-drop said...

Hahahaa! Oh the 90s!! I remember having bows like that! I actually quite miss some of mine...I don't think any of them were as sparkly or giant as yours. I love the one your grandma gave you. It is so pretty!

omg you made me remember some of this stuff. GIga pets! A friend of mine had 1 and I really wanted one...then I got a real pet, lol. I also had the see through phone!! and lisa frank stuff!! oh wow this is a blast from the past...love it...wah I miss being a kid haha...

I can't believe your bows. They are amazing. So many colors and ideas and sizes. haha!

I read a LOT of Goosebumps. a LOT.