2.23.2015

Inspired By My Childhood // Crispy M&M's Are Back

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I'm definitely a nostalgic person; I love taking trips down memory lane, looking at old pictures, watching movies I haven't seen in years, and going through boxes of old treasures. There's nothing quite as memory inducing as taste and a simple smell is almost a form of time travel. Growing up, I had my favorite candies, like all children. But one of my very favorites were the M&M's® Crispy. I was so sad when they discontinued them, and while the pretzel M&M's® are a great substitution and equally delicious, I couldn't help but still miss the Crispy. That is... Until I found them at Walmart! That's right, everyone, M&M's® Crispy are back!

Eating these M&M's® sent me back to a simpler time; I felt like a kid again and I wanted to share that in a blog post. So I asked my mom to send me some pictures of when I was a child so I could recreate a childhood outfit. My mom always made sure I was looking my best, so I knew I'd have some great ones to choose from. We're talking big bangs, crimped hair, lots of 90's flare; the works!

Since I don't have the exact same clothing, this is more an "inspired by" look. (see the original photo below) I took inspiration from the red heart and wore it on my lips, instead. I still wore a lot of denim, but in a more modern way. The moto jacket helps to break up the all-denim look. I don't know what shoes I was wearing in the original outfit, so I went with a classic Mary Jane shoe, something I would have loved as a little girl. If my hair were still long, I would have had a little more fun with it. But since I just cut it, I couldn't really get away with the half-side-pony look.

That facial expression... some things never change...


jacket- gap (similar)
shirt- c/o lulu's (similar)
pants- jcrew
shoes- c/o sven clogs
lipstick- anthropology (color is "poppy, and I love it!)
rings- from my childhood (thought they were fitting)

What kind of M&M's® are your favorite?

P.S. See more great M&M's® Crispy recipe and party ideas on the M&M's® Crispy social hub where you can also download a coupon to save on your M&M's® purchase. I found the M&M's® Crispy in the "baking" aisle at Walmart where they come in a big bag. But they're also available in individual sizes at checkout (bonus- the individual packs are only 180 calories! perfect for a midday indulgence).

6 comments

Hobbies on a Budget said...

What a fun way to take a walk down memory lane! I love the look and LOVE M&M'S® Crispy. So glad they're back! #client

Rachel Porter said...

OMG I used to LOVE Cripsy m&ms!!!!! and ahh i love throwback Gentri, so cute!

Rebekah said...

I can't get over how cute your new haircut is. It's so perfect on you. Not to mention you have mastered the perfect curls. Also, I love that jacket on you! It's so fun, edgy and the perfect periwinkle! Love it!!

Katie said...

Few things
1. I LOVE your hair. Love it.
2. You look great.
3. Classic Gentri photo.
4. Merrill has been buying crispy m&ms for the past month. We are obsessed at this house.
5. Miss your face.

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

adorable!

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Jackie said...

AHH I love when they bring back foods from years ago! Nothing takes me back like candy I ate when I was little.

Now I want to find some of those for me :)

Jackie
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