Girls just want to have fun!

When I was an early teen in the 90’s my fondest memories were roaming the mall on weekends with friends and not having a care or problem in the world. We literally could spend hours there and pretty much close the place down.

One of my favorite stores that was probably at the peak of its popularity at the time was Claire’s. Filled with fun accessories and jewelry it was the ultimate novelty store for girls and still is in my opinion. The first time I ever went inside a Claire’s I remember seeing a fluorescent purple inflatable couch hanging from the ceiling, remember when blow up furniture was all the rage? There was also the limited edition Claire’s diva trinket box pictured below that every 90a girl probably got at some point!

Another classic hot spot for all the “hip and happening” was good old Limited Too. Basically a one stop shop for all the trendiest outfits, pajamas, bathing suits, accessories and even cosmetics! This one speaks for itself I mean who didn’t love this place growing up?!! I pretty much came here anytime I needed a new outfit for an occasion or even just a gift for a friend. They had it all!

Let me know in the comments some of your favorite stomping grounds from back in the day!

Room decor

If you were a girl in the 90s and early millennium chances are you furnished your bedroom with blow up, fluorescent couches and chairs and even ottomans. Even though you could only sit on it for an hour or so before it started to deflate or grafting to your bare legs. If you had friends over to accompany you on your blow up furniture they probably thought you were the coolest gal around.

Another thing that was a must have back in the day, having your own phone and phone line (and I’m not talking about a cell phone). Growing up I had a 16 year old neighbor when I was about 10 who I pretty much tried to emulate in every way. Because at the time nobody really had a cell phone and few had pagers the thing to have was your own home phone and if you were really cool you had your own phone line. There was nothing like having your crush call and not have to ask your parents to hand you the phone. That was the life!

Butterfly Clips

 

Butterfly Clips: The must have accessory in the 90s and early millennium. Ah how I miss these colorful, sparkly accents to jazz up any hairstyle. I remember getting ready in my bedroom as a pre-teen with friends before weekend day trips to the mall and butterfly clips were always in hand. I remember adding in the larger sparkly ones for special occasions and some nicer ones were actually extremely intricate and beautiful.

sparkly butterfly

Trust me, I wasn’t the only one to exclusively show off my butterfly clips in the 90’s. Tons of celebs were always seen wearing these in music videos, red carpet events, magazine ads, etc. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen always sported butterfly clips in their series “The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley.”