OoTD No. 32 – Smells Like Teen Spirit

I am officially writing to you from my late 20s, as on Wednesday, I turned the ripe old age of 27. Interestingly enough, when I was little this was the age at which I thought I’d be getting married and having babies. I don’t know why I picked this number in particular; ’27’ just sounded terribly mature. (In reality I live in sin with the Boyfriend, dress like a teenager, and forget to buy groceries every other week. SHOWS WHAT YOU KNOW, LITTLE FRANCES.)

To celebrate this momentous occasion, a bunch of mates and I went to a 90s-themed dance party called Teen Spirit, which is a ridiculous and amazing club night that I love with all my heart. Since I’m still firmly ensconced in my 90s obsession, I decided to dress the part.

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I can cross another item off my 90s extravaganza wishlist: I am now the owner of the PERFECT leather mini backpack.

I had forgotten how spacious these things are. This wee backpack is smaller than my handbag, but with its multitude of zips and hidden pockets, it fits just as much. I bloody love it… so much so that this cheap, tacky thing has replaced Marc Jacobs. I’m bringing ‘em back.

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And here is me and my outfit in action. The DJs played Pony and Ignition (Remix) and Common People and I shout sang and danced dirty and saw 18 years olds making out like their lives depended on it.

It was a spectacular night.

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Top: Worn By from Asos – size L. Currently available (and on sale!)
Shorts: Witchery – size 16. Old collection.
Stockings: Kayser Plus Fuller Figure Sheer Nylon Pantyhose from Myer – size 1 (supposedly equivalent to a size 18/20 but it fit size 16 me perfectly). Currently available.
Backpack: Second hand from GAMMAvintage
Shoes: Buffalo x Solestruck – size 10. Currently available.

I am 1.72m/5’8″, somewhere between 90 and 95kg/200 and 210lbs and I normally wear an Australian size 16/UK size 18/US size 14-16. My measurements are 107-96-114cm/42-38-45 inches.

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7 Responses to “OoTD No. 32 – Smells Like Teen Spirit”


  1. 1 SarahSarah 24 May, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Those shoes are extraordinary!

  2. 2 theplussideofme 24 May, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Love! Must say, your post about My Mad Fat Diary pushed me to watch it on YouTube. That show is a life changer! I’ve already watched all 6 episodes twice (in the matter of 4ish days), and I might have another round of it this weekend. Thank you for writing about it (and now living out my 90s dreams)!

  3. 4 Natalie 24 May, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I love you. SO MUCH. /creepy. This outfit is just amazing and I want it, and i’m kind of raving like a fangirl, but this outfit is just perfection! Ah, yes, I seem to be in 90s fashion love affair.

  4. 6 JGRuddock 26 May, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Happy Birthday, Gorgeous <3
    And on a technical point; how did you go dancing like a fiend in those shoes? 'Cause that photo on site looks like you're having an *ACE* time!! xo

    • 7 Frances 26 May, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      They were actually no trouble to dance in! Considering ravers used to dance in them while off their tits, I figured I was going to be ok. (I mainly dance from my hips, anyway, which probably helps…)


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