I caught a few episodes of "When I was 17" on MTV2 the other night and couldn't help but think about my 17th year of life. I turned 17 on 9/27/2004 and was still 17 when I went off to college in 2005. Now I look back and think, "what was I thinking" on a daily basis.
When I was 17... I had a pair of black and pink 574 New Balances that I based almost every outfit around. I was obsessed with those shoes. And if I wasn’t wearing those new balances I was wearing my gray 574's or Sperry's.
When I was 17... I had a polo or lacoste in every color and they were stored in my closet in rainbow order #obnoxiousprep
When I was 17... I was convinced that I could help get rid of the stereotype that men who had a lot of “girl friends” were studs while women with a lot of “guy friends” were skanks…. Hence the “biggest flirt” superlative.
|and yes, I am totally wearing the pink & black New Balances in this picture...|
When I was 17... I tweezed my eyebrows within an inch of their life.
|seriously, where are they?!|
Also, those two girls (Dana & Hope) were my best friends at 17 and still are two of my best friends today, so blessed.
When I was 17...I wore my favorite t-shirt from the good will, an "Athletics" team shirt, constantly. Like, way too often.
|there I am (and my lack of eyebrows) in my favorite tee (side note, this was right before we took the SAT's)|
When I was 17... I was obsessed with making my away message on AIM the coolest, most unique thing ever and got so mad when other people copied my style/quote/whatever.
When I was 17... I thought inside jokes were the best thing ever. In fact, my best friend and I did a senior ad for our best friend Hope with just inside jokes.
I did make some good decisions when I was 17 though... like started dating this guy named Josh.
|us in 2005 on the left and us in 2013 on the right.|
and growing closer to my amazing sister, Deanna (that 5 year age gap finally seemed to close in a little after she hit 12) who is my best friend now.
What were you like at 17?