Skip to main content

French Roll, Pegging...Everything Does Come Back Around

They say that every fashion trend comes back around eventually, but I really never thought I'd see the days of rolling the bottoms of jeans again. It even has a stylish new name: pegging or pegged pants. We just used to call it "rolling your jeans". I can now understand how horrified my mother was when I rolled every single pair of pants I wore in basically all of junior high. She tried to tell me how bad it was but "everyone was doing it".

I know the eighties are coming back and I can deal with the music, but some of the fashion trends just need to stay there. I mean come on, legwarmers too????
Up and Coming Fashion Trends from the 80s (according to the fall fashion show reports):

- Pegged pants
- Legwarmers/leggings
- One piece body suits
- Lace
- Headbands
- Booties

Maybe this is how our parents felt when wide-legged pants (aka bell-bottoms) and platforms shoes made a comeback.


  1. If it makes you feel better I saw some of the weirdest clothes in Urban Outfitters this weekend.

    leg warmers
    arm warmers
    these rolled jeans from the 80s
    socks with the little balls on them

  2. Honestly, I never did the roll thing back "then" and would never consider doing it "now". For some reason I am thinking Katie Holmes has regressed a little in her fashion sense. She looks a little bedraggled or something to me.

  3. Yuck. This makes me so sad. I can deal with headbands, but the rest of it kills me.

  4. the rolling thing is weird!~ i dont think headbands ever go out of style, unless theyre like pat benetar work out headband...

  5. Yep, they are like pat benetar work-out headbands...

  6. We called it pegging, too. no matter what you called it though, does it need to come back? One piece body suits may be worse though.

  7. haha. we called it "tight rolled jeans" ha! That is hilarious. I will not be sporting this new "trend"!

  8. And what about the dilemma of whether or not to peg them over or just on top of your colored socks that matched your outfit!?! Oh- 7th grade, I hear you calling my name!

  9. i forgot to tell you that i gave you an award on my blog yesterday!

  10. good God. Those trends need to STAY GONE!

  11. It is sad... I remember in Jr. High we used to all French Roll our jeans after gym class and there were only a couple of girls that could do it just right!


Post a Comment

I love to hear what you all think! Thanks for visiting and let me know you were here!

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Shower Inspiration Board: Sweet Little Things

It's been a while since I posted an inspiration board, so when I saw that Angie Harmon's friends threw her a candy-inspired baby shower this weekend, I thought it would be fun to come up with some ideas of what it may have looked like! Yummy!

New Years Resolutions Attention Deficit Disorder

My mind is already a confusing mess of what I want to accomplish in 2013. And it seems like every other hour, I think of something new or read someone's idea and say "Hey, I'm gonna do that in 2013."

Overachiever, not so much. But I do get excited this time of the year to start anew, symbolic as it is, and have an excuse to step back for a minute, press the hold button and think about what I want for the next 12 months.

My 2012 goals were to get a promotion (check) while maintaining good work/life balance (check), and lose thirty lbs (not checked). My blog took a bit more of a back seat in 2012 as other items came to the front and I worked on that balance, but hopefully 2013 will provide the opportunity to spend more time here growing my online friendships and sharing my stories/projects/news...

For 2013 I jump from wanting to save, save, save so I can either completely redo my house in 2014 or move to a new house ... to wanting to travel to NYC again in the Spring …

December 30th

It's the quiet days that sometimes get to me. I just got off the phone with my mom. I told her I have cabin fever. She said, "You probably won't be someone who should retire."

I replied, "I don't ever plan to".

This year Christmas was a bit slower, a bit quieter than usual. Maybe because everyone is getting a bit older, there are no babies around to cry or wail, and my grandparents seemed so feeble. With my uncle's passing this year, Mike having to work the day after Christmas and my dad not around - such a significant absence of the male figures that had always been there over the holidays.

My mother had bronchitis, and my nephew the flu. Walker and I both ended up with awful colds that we're still trying to get over.

My parents were kind to one another, amicable and friendly.

The presents were plentiful and Santa exceeded expectations.

The three sons/cousins/grandsons were happy and hyper.

So much buildup, and it always goes by too fast. I'…