thrift star yearbook: most likely to retain freshness

Have you noticed? Fashion just keeps getting faster and faster. Now that a pre-teen in Flint can so easily scope the latest in Singaporean street styles, the speed at which fashion changes seems directly related to the size of the swelling fashion blogosphere.

Painfully Hip is quickly approaching toddlerdom (our 2nd birthday is in about 2 months) and it really is amazing how much winter style has changed in such a short time. Even a lot of photos I chose last December look a tad dated to me. So here are some year-old favorites which actually have a shelf-life and still look pretty hip to me. Perhaps even painfully so.

(click on photos to check out original post and links to flickr pages)

Winter 2007

sherbet tone

haring leggings

ankle boots


cosby sweater


blue boots


TVS jeans

One of my new years resolutions is to take my own advice to re-assess and maximize my wardrobe and perhaps finally start my own style journal (thanks, Diana!).

I don’t know about you guys, but I am most definitely looking forward to 2009. 2008 was like a scary rollercoaster – high highs, low lows, got my blood pumping, and boy am I’m glad its over. Happy to be alive, I’m going to spend the rest of the year scoping dolphins from a beach house in Santa Cruz and keeping my fingers crossed that the heat-seeking lightning bolt that is 2008 misses me one last time. On that note…



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