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Miscellaneous Fashion 5.1

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S5E1: 
Venus Part 1
Aired: 
2005

Oh, hey! I took about a week off from posting because I ran out of storage space here on my site. I use WordPress, and I had filled up my Personal plan to the limit. I thought I was on Premium already and thought I couldn’t afford the next upgrade. Turns out I only had Personal, so now I’ve upgraded to Premium, and hope to have a few more years of doing this with y’all! I mean, I have like 14 more seasons to cover! Let’s hope Premium gets me through that!

Anyway, I’ve got the rando roundup for you today. First is the Tankini Tramp, who reminds me of Sara Paxton. Then is this group shot of the Grade 8s (I know, they’re older now) which is undeniably awesome. Ya know, I tend not to question these pants. Ever. Because those were the only pants I knew at the time and still feel like “normal” pants to me, even as trends changed. But like… objectively… do they look.. BAD?! Ill-fitting, even? Unflattering? Well, even if they do, skinny jeans are MUCH worse.

I had to include this mannequin shot because you can see the low-riseness of the pants, the tightness of the shirt, and that grommet belt, oof. Also at the mall, Manny is looking at this girl wearing a low-rise mini skirt, and the girl is also wearing the wig that Manny tries on… yeaaaah y’all can’t get anything past me!! I’m onto your secrets! Also at the mall is this gorgeous blonde with fillers and heavy makeup, also a miniskirt. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I still love and always have loved that golden Playboy blonde color that’s currently “out”. It’ll be back, just you watch.

Why do all the adults wear 70s-inspired clothes? Huge collars and bell sleeves? Does the wardrobe dept do that on purpose to show they’re from a different generation? Anyway, this rude receptionist for Bernice wears a terribly uncomfortably looking tweed blazer over a collar that reaches the ends of her shoulders. Gross.

Back at school, we see an assortment of cross-body bags and messenger bags. At the hot-girls-only party, Tankini Tramp Sara Paxton is apparently friends with Emma now, and her bra straps are hangin out – a favorite look! And finally.. the vodka guy is kinda gross, isn’t he?

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 4.20

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S4E20: 
West End Girls
Aired: 
2005

West End Girls being the Manny vs. Paige episode means we get a good helping of Paige. And Paige in pink is just me favorite! First she’s seen at Spirit Squad, forgetting the dance routine. Notice her super grunge-looking eye makeup. I guess it’s better likened to raccoon eyes given the era though. Next she’s seen at the store Pretty Pretty Pretty or whatever, trying on that gorgeous dress with her big black bra straps hanging out. I’ll say it again, this cropped length is a really weird pairing with a dropped waist. Next we see her with Matt wearing a very Paige-y top, silver jewelry, and frosty makeup. And even with a broken leg, Paige won’t miss that dance. She clomps on in, corsage in her boot, raging on pain killers. She wears a cute pink furry bolero with the dress, and one strappy pink heel.

Hazel Aden Fashion 4.20

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S4E20: 
West End Girls
Aired: 
2005

Although Hazel doesn’t really have a big part in this episode, it IS one of her better moments throughout the show. First she wears this New York zip up jacket with her cross body bag, and she’s kinda trying to feed Manny tips on how to reconcile with Paige. Then she’s seen in Pretty Pretty Pretty, isn’t that the name of the store? And I don’t know if she’s trying dresses on, or if she’s really wearing this halter with her bra straps hanging out. Then she’s seen in her Spirit Squad uniform, and finally, I don’t know why she wears all black to the dance. Wonder if Paige “made” her. Also would like to take a moment for Hazel’s eyebrow game. Skinny and sharp, I always love when the brows are so skinny you can see the brow muscle underneath, you know what I mean? Oh yeah and this is where Hazel TELLS PAIGE OFF! Just this once. And it’s great.

Alex Nunez Fashion 4.19

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S4E19: 
Moonlight Desires
Aired: 
2005

Yippee, we enter the year 2005 with a new episode and Alex! She’s wearing her usual, a white tank with hoop earrings, casual khakis, and her bra straps hangin out. Then she classes it up a bit, with her hair clipped up and a brown tee. It’s a totally different look. She’s also sporting her cross-body bag and tucks her shades into her shirt just like Paige does. Probably because your hair will get stuck in the nose piece if you wear them on top of your head.

Emma Nelson Fashion 4.18

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S4E18: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

Emma is all recovered from her gonorrhea, but the reputation lives on. She looks really pretty here in class wearing some layered tanks and a skirt. Chris insults her, and then outside, she really truly does look upset. She wears a khaki jacket and looks freaking exhausted. Next we get a closeup of the toes – which is here because nail polish IS fashion, right? And she wears a pink robe, then a large white shirt for tie-dying. Wait, why are we tie-dying in white? Whatever. She’s also got on khaki capris. For ninja night she wears some dark athleisure. And finally, it’s practically all-khaki-everything with this jacket, skirt, and tan shoes. The dynamic between her and Chester was interesting. I love how she was so unintimidated by him, wish we could have seen more.

Liberty Van Zandt Fashion 4.16

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S4E16: 
Eye of the Tiger
Aired: 
2004

Liberty is getting WILD now that she has a boyfriend. First she’s in her swimsuit, then a yellow polo, and then a racerbank tank with EXPOSED bra straps! Scandalous!

Alex Nunez Fashion 4.14

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S4E14: 
Secret, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

“We hunger, we long.” For some reason, Alex is into drama (like, on stage, not just in the halls). She looks hilarious here in rehearsal with these shades, hoops, bra straps hangin out, and hair up in a clip. And shoutout to one of my favorite Alex looks, “the sexy mechanic” – baggy jeans and a cropped tank under what looks like a men’s workshirt tied up at the waist.

Emma Nelson Fashion 4.13

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S4E13: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

I don’t remember what Emma is talking about in this episode but I don’t think she’s in a good mood. She’s seen in this white tank, bra straps exposed, and a gemstone necklace. And hopefully she’s finally growing those bangs out.

Darcy Edwards Fashion 4.13

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S4E13: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

Darcy is sloooowly coming to the forefront. But for now she’s just kinda being treated like an extra. First is her picture for the dating compatibility program. She wears a tight tee with her bra strap hangin’ out. Then she’s Chester’s date for the dance. She dresses super preppy in this while polo and plaid pants. And her eyes are shooting daggers at Manny the whole time. Wow, she’s been jealous of Manny since day 1.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 4.10

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S4E10: 
Neutron Dance
Aired: 
2004

“HELLOOOOO? It’s watermelon!”

Paige time! Like I’ve been saying, I LOVE this era of Paige’s style. Her hair is bomb, her complexion is glowing, and the colors she picks are GREAT. I am living for this off-shoulder, baby blue ruched top, with jeans, silver jewelry, and that textured hairstyle. In yoga, gah I’m sorry but none of these kids are doing it right. Anyway, in yoga, she wears a cute ponytail, a maroon tank, and yoga pants. We get a brief glimpse of that dehumanizing work uniform before we’re back in yoga, in PINK! And finally, Paige is going to the club looking like a 2000s hottie. She wears this cowl neck pink blouse layered over a white cami, because layers were everything. She also has that poof in her hair, which I still do. She’s all accessorized complete with her tiny purse. And she’s wearing KHAKIS to the club.