Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Look of the Day: Na Na Na Na Na....Way Cool!

I think it was Pablo Picasso that said it best "Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
So here's the 411: Sometimes I wish it was still 1992. And that I had a ladder going up to my bedroom window so that my best friend Sam could use it to climb up into my room. My only concerns would be when I getting my driver's license, trying to convince my mom to let me wear what I want in school pictures and protesting against animal testing.
I may not be Clarissa Darling, but I sure loved Clarissa Explains it All. She made me wish I could have the guts to wear the crazy creative outfits she did. She was definitely ahead of her time. I mean when her Mom banned TV from her house she rigged her computer so she could watch TV on it.
Come on, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, fess up! Which one of you YouTube founders was the Clarissa Fan? I'd also bet that she would most definitely put her photography and styling skills to work and be a blogger. She'd also spend her time hocking vintage finds on eBay to pay for her dream car and listening to music on Pandora.
Maybe it was the high socks or the Chuck Taylor Convers but the outfit sure made me feel as if I were channeling Clarissa.
My room just isn't decorated nearly as cool as hers.
Big earrings would have really topped this look off and made it much more Clarissa.
And one of Clarissa's crazy outfits, broken down Kendi Everyday style.
Gosh I miss those good old days of SNick!
Where's a Big Orange Couch when you need one?


  1. What a fun post! I love that Picasso quote. And those thigh high socks are amazing on you! Only you could pull this off, I swear!

  2. Love your outfit! Snick was the greatest! I loved Clarissa, Are you Affraid of the Dark, Salute Your Shorts- brings me back to childhood. Ah memories...

    (The Pretty Pauper)

  3. OMG I loved Clarissa Explains it all so much! I mean I am watching Melissa & Joey currently on ABC Family! You look so great in this outfit!

  4. I used to love Nickolodeon & Clarissa.

    Add Kenan and Kel, The rugrats and Are You Afraid Of The Dark too!

  5. Oh my gosh you are PRECIOUS and I love you so much for posting about Clarissa Explains It All! It was my favorite show as a teen/pre-teen! "Hi Sam!"

  6. Love this post! And the outfit, it's so awesome!

  7. LOVE LOVE it!! really great looking with the scarf!

  8. You are too cute Amber. I also loved Clarissa Explains it All! Ah, the good old days...

  9. AHHHHH...I miss those days of watching Clarissa Explains it all. Wonder if any episodes are available for viewing??

    natasha @ twenty-something blog

  10. Lol thank you ladies for letting me indulge in some reminiscent dorkiness!

    And umm did anyone else love Hey Dude and of course Double Dare, gosh what happened to Nick, Nick Nick, Nick-co-lo-de-an!

    Natasha-i watched a few online when i making this post! haha!

  11. let's not forget 'are you afraid of the dark?' and my personal favorite 'roundhouse!'

    awesome flashback! :)


  12. I have knee highs just like these! Love 'em. and love this look! Super cute shorts.

    I somehow managed to lose my converse, and oh how I miss them!

    xo Laura

  13. ugh TOTALLY miss those old days, so good. kids these days know NOTHIN

  14. Thanks for the outfit compliments ladies! This has been fun rehashing Nickelodeon haha!

  15. I remember at the time thinking that there was nothing wrong with how Clarissa dressed!

    What a great outfit though! I love knee-highs but I'm never sure of how to wear them. I think you pulled them off fabulously!


  16. Hey! I just stumbled across your blog. I love it. Such wonderful pictures and your style is amazing. I'm your newest follower. :)

  17. I loved Clarissa! She was like an idol to me! Mellissa Joan Hart will always have a soft spot in my heart.

  18. Niiice! CEIA was one of my favorite shows I was totally obsessed with emulating her style back in the day I thought she was the coolest! Yup those were some quality shows- Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude, Degrassi (old school of course), and my all time favorite You Can't do That On Television! Damn I feel old now!;)

  19. LOVE your knee highs ... you always look amazing!!!