Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Street Feet: Floral Revival

Floral Revival: Grunge Era Floral Doc Martens Blossom for Spring
As if to encourage Spring and leading by example, I've been wearing some form of floral for over a week now. Observe this ditzy print thrifted floral skirt ala grunge floral, paired with a blooming like mad vintage 90's era floral printed Dr. Martens. The term, I've learned to describe this look, is "punk/grunge revival," and since I was old enough to wear it the first time, perhaps I best step away from them now? What is it about Seattle that makes you crave all things 1992? I've been eyeing army jackets, tattered concert Tees, beanies, plaid, plaid, and more plaid, and a whole array of classic Docs.

Kind of revives my spirit, you know?

30 comments:

Kristina said...

Ah, the 90s. The good times. :D

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

No! We who had it the first time have the "first dibs" (?) on embracing the grunge look again.

Val Sparkle said...

I love those floral docs - how cool!

Sheila said...

I went through grunge the first time, but didn't really embrace the fashion. I do love plaid and Docs, though!

pao said...

If you mean wearing flannel shirts, I never stopped. But then again, I've been wearing them since I was a child - and that was a long time ago!

Love the floral docs.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I'm with Ulla-Marie (as so often happens!), and those are great shoes. The early '90s are ever-close to my heart!

Luna Tiger said...

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Emalina said...

Amazing florals Bella! Ah I loved being a teenager in the 90s!

vintage honeybee said...

Those are great.

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Krista Gassib said...

Sounds like Seattle is sucking you in and I don't think that is a bad thing at all. I adore those DM's but the grunge look was never my thing and I think living in Portland has actually made me rebel more when it comes to clothes. I do not want to be another girl wearing Freye boots and flannel. Ew.

Joni said...

Oh wow! Those shoes go so well with Krista's post. Love them!

Déjà Pseu said...

I just spotted some floral Doc's on the Nordstrom's website this morning, so yours are right on cue. These shoes are giving me Spring Fever!

Reva said...

LOVE em, and no to packing it away ;)
Ya know i love's my grunge! I was working in a 'head' shop in the 90's with blaring alternative music, patchouli smells everywhere right in the middle of Short Vine, where all the tattered little twenty-somethings hang out and bummed change....
ah, those were the days!!!
You and me, must hook up....
super big hugs
Reeves

Carina Rosenholm said...

Love doc's and some grunge , 90's revival!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I agree with Ulla's 'first dibs' philosophy!!!
Becky :)

Anupriya DG said...

Oh mama! Your floral Doc Martens shout out S-P-R-I-N-G!! <3

kaffesoester said...

I've always felt that I'm a Doc Martens girl, but they've never fitted my feet. These are so cool, and I'd probably not take them off again should I ever get a pair! Can't wait to see what else you'll pair them with!

thorne garnet said...

Oh my god, it's a trend. I was wearing my purple and black zebra Doc's today. If there's a grunge revival, will music get better?

Lisa said...

Bella..this is fun..I just adore your free spirit.

Patti said...

I lurve those floral Docs!

Tilda said...

I get amazingly nostalgic about the 90s, sigh. I went and saw Mark Lanegan and then The Afghan Whigs last year and it just brought it all back. Half the crowd at those shows were old-timers and half were 20 somethings. I did see some Docs :)

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I got my one and only pair of Docs in the early '80's. They were the oxford style in classic black leather. They wore like iron and lasted for years. I finally donated them because I was tired of them, not because they were worn out. I wore them with a few treasured Commes Des Garcons pieces that my friend (who worked in the CDG boutique in NY) got for me, along with some things I had made. I felt very cool and rebellious, after all, this was the "Dallas" era of major bling, shoulder pads, and pumps. For me, grunge was just another extension of non-conforming/bohemian style, easy to incorporate. I will forever love my non-corporate clothes, and the fact that I have the luxury of being able to dress any way I choose. I just saw some floral Doc boots with ribbon laces. I might have to indulge. :-)

señora Allnut said...

that floral d.martens are a so classic piece than you can wear them forever!, and they're still rocking the world!, love your floral punk-grunge revival, it's really fabulous!
besos & punk

Frocktasia said...

A big YAY to a floral revival!
I really like seeing girls wearing ditsy floral dresses, camo jackets and DMs, it's like seeing myself twenty years ago, those were the good old days and they deserve occasional revisits for sure...xXx

Vix said...

Man, I love those Docs. I'm not surprised you've been reminded of all things grunge living in Seattle and all.
I live in home of Heavy Metal so it's all long hair, leather and denim...can you tell? xxxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

I never owned docs..never wore "grunge"--guess it was because at that time I was the mom of a kindergartner and was dressing suburban -mom (during my trying to fit in days)
However--I would TOTALLY wear those shoes today!!

teatimewithtrina said...

I'm still kicking myself for giving away all my Docs, seriously what was I thinking? I really want them all mack now, especially the floral ones. I loved how you took me down memory lane today, and the combination of the two florals is just screaming SPRING!

spashionistareport said...

I have the grunge era combat boot Doc Martens. I wore them last week but I'd much prefer the ones you're wearing!

Spashionista (Alicia)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Love them.... Floral DMs are the holy grail

Karen Walton said...

Did you get those at the Buffalo Exchange in Ballard? I was admiring a pair just like that at that store. :)

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