90s Teen Witch


It seems we're saying goodbye to winter -- it's been springy here, although I'm sure we'll get snow in May. It's happened before! But before February is out and Easter colors start kicking in, I thought I'd make a post about my bizarre fall/winter aesthetic~ of the past six months.

I'm calling it "90s Teen Witch." It's not particularly any one of these three words -- not fully 90s, not fully teen, and not fully witch.

It's very nostalgic-feeling for me, though. In October I was strongly feeling 7th grade vibes. It was the mid-90s at the time. I wore plaid flannel shirts and blue Converse high tops. I was having memories of random things like the blue lipstick my friend and I bought at Walgreens; the tiny jar of "fairy" glitter we wore on our cheeks; the jewelry we had at the time (happy face necklaces, zodiac sign necklaces, mood rings, and anything with a celestial theme); the music we listened to (a blend of radio hits and stuff like Meat Loaf on cassette tape).


I got a plaid flannel that really jived with the ripple throw I was making for my gentleman friend, and I gave into the yen to collect some celestial jewelry that pinged my nostalgia radar.

I've acquired lots of rings because I did it old-school style, via Claire's, The Icing, and Forever 21. The 90s have been back "in" anyway, so Claire's has jewelry frighteningly similar to the kind they had when my best friend and I hung out at the mall for fun when we were twelve.


I also got three resin rings from the Etsy shop ARTISUNtis. They have gold flecks in them. I bought one in lilac and one in amber, and got a third for free in a darker purple. Perfect!! I love these rings. I actually bought two for my best friend K as well. They're probably the only rings I've got that won't eventually turn my finger green/blue!

Another major aesthetic pleasure for me has been my Nicoletta Ceccoli tarot deck. It was a gift from my little sister and I love it. The beautiful art wasn't necessarily created to be tarot cards, so I am not using the deck to learn (just the basic Rider-Waite deck), but hopefully I'll be able to use it someday. For anyone particularly into the big-headed creepygirl Blythe aesthetic, I recommend Nicoletta Ceccoli's art!


My 90s Teen Witch aesthetic has stretched to encompass geodes and rocks -- although I'm not looking to start collecting crystals or stray Wiccan. My phone case has a bunch of beads and rocks glued to the back of it, haha. "This speaks to my aesthetic," I noted. I have realized that my aesthetic has been that of that one store at the mall that sells incense, pewter figurines of dragons, crystal balls, Enya CDs, and three wolf moon tees.

I've said "aesthetic" a lot now. Here's an interesting video about the trend of using that word, by the way.


To truly harken back to 7th grade, I'd have to add a grape Blow Pop to this picture. I have plenty, but I only just thought of it...

12 comments:

  1. Eee! Came here for the Ceccoli tarot, stayed for the nostalgia. That amethyst is looovely!

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm pleasantly surprised to have gotten a comment from someone into tarot. I hope you'll make a post about the Ceccoli deck!

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  2. Oh, just seeing that flannel takes me back! I was in undergrad in the mid-90s and I was rarely without a flannel, either wearing it or wrapped around my waist as was the fashion. Those were such good times! I kind of want to get a nice cozy oversized flannel again.

    I picked up a cool ring at an estate sale recently but it's too big for me - I need to figure out how to adjust it without breaking it in the process. I don't wear a lot of jewelry but I do love rings.

    I had missed this video on aesthetic(s) - really great!

    These photos are awesome, btw. Really nice composition!

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    1. Oh thank you! I have lost count of the amount of pictures I've taken of my low-budget ring hoard now. Perhaps next time against a springy background.

      I don't know anything about ring resizing... I wonder if you could take it somewhere to have it assessed for you? It sucks to not be able to wear a piece of jewelry you like.

      Did you have Doc Martens, too?? ;D

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    2. I will have to see about the ring -it's not expensive (and will probably turn my finger green), it's one of those that's made to be resizable, but I don't want to kill it by bending it too hard, you know?

      You 100% nailed it on the Doc Martens! They are *still* my second-favorite shoe (first favorite is Converse All-Star low tops, also from this era!). I think perhaps my fashion identity was formulated in this time and I've just held on to the things that I super loved then. Never let go of the classics, I say!

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    3. Oh, absolutely, Converse low tops are the best! I had Converse high tops that I had to fight tooth and nail to get, since my mom thought they were more work and would make me drag in the morning. Now I have a pair of pink low tops that I've had since about 2002. Still goin' strong!

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  3. Hey Jane, totally off topic, but do you still have an etsy shop? I love your deer hats! I'm a big fan of your YouTube channel, and I recently started following your blog. Your dolls are all super cute, but I am especially fond of Beatrix! P.s. Gavin is rocking this dress! It looks great with her pale complexion and purpley lips.

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    1. Hi there! I do still have an Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/maidensuit/ It isn't stocked right now, but I have hat materials on hand if you would like me to make you one! Just shoot me a message there! If you're outside of the U.S., though, shipping is excruciatingly expensive. :( It's the top reason I usually just make hats by request these days.

      Gavin doesn't get as much attention as many of my girls because her complexion makes her a challenge to dress, so I thank you sincerely! :)

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    1. Gavin looks absolutely lovely! I've been wanting that tarot deck for a whil. It's cool to see someone else who likes tarot AND Blythe :D Have a nice day

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    2. I only just now saw this comment!! I agree that it's nice to see someone into both tarot and Blythe!! :)

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