Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bringing the Slap Bracelet Back!

Mistake? Oooo I don't think so! I found these purdies at Clothing Warehouse in Little Five (the same Mecca-of-the-high-waisted-shorts). I love how they make me feel 6 years old again (I had a massive collection at the time). The brilliance of these updated slap-bracelets is that they aren't quite as brutal as their vintage ancestors; much lighter and just a slap on the wrist... rather than that wince-inducing recoil.
What do you guys think? I am very gullible when it comes to nostalgic purchases so I don't know if I'm viewing this "trend" in enough of an unbiased light (like how I'm calling it a trend already?). Well, I have Urban to back me up.

photo: urbanoutfitters.com

LL

13 comments:

Muriel Mercurial said...

Good choice, snap bracelets are amazing. I had a leopard print one and a rainbow one when I was in first grade and I wore them everyday.

I remember how hard the slap used to be, it was wince-worthy. Anyway, I think it was a good idea to get them, especially if it's something you really like. And they look great too!

Ragamala said...

I definitely just saw like millions of slap bracelets as Urban Outfitters!

JuliAM said...

tag, you're it girlies...check the blog.

Lain said...

What's next, Pogs!?!

Lauren, I think this is a legitimate and awesome come-back. I don't think slap bracelets will ever be too far from the hearts of those that grew up in the late 80s/early 90s. Take it from this fashion visionary--slap bracelets are no temporary fad, my friend.

Please, keep up the good work.

Stephanie said...

Ooh, how fun!
I'm glad you said that the old ones made you wince too, I was afraid I was just being a baby. :P

AsianCajuns said...

MM, a leopard-print one? Oooo I'm jealous!

Ragamala, I've been woefully impatient with UO... so i must have missed them the last time I was there.

Juliam, thanks for the tag... stay tuned ;)

Lain, I'm going to bedazzle my jean jacket in Pogs! You're brilliant! And I trust you, fellow catwalker (almost-ish).

Stephanie, they would have made Rambo wince... seriously.

luxelife said...

the snaps are great, but i like all those layered sterling necklaces even better!

Ediot said...

OH OH oH yes! i love it. go 80's!

WendyB said...

I loved those things!

fashion Chalet said...

Cute accessories
I remember in Junior High those slap bracelets were all the RAGE, everybody had them ♥ !

Fashion Tidbits said...

i remember them back in the day!

bear said...

hahaha. the slap bracelet!! amazing!!

Waterman Fountain Pens said...

The slap bracelet very cool. I like the neon colors.

Lisa