Mina is a recent university graduate whose goal is to navigate & survive her 20's by doing what writers do best--writing about it.
She's excited for the opportunity to share her voice on the Vocal platform!
I see through feigned smiles; fogged glass wiped clear with sweater sleeves, your grin thin flimsy forced I see the way your eyes
- Third Place in Sweet Nostalgia Challenge
Cottagecore: Reviving that Sweet 70s Nostalgia
Dressing for Happiness If the pandemic has taught me anything about fashion, it’s that we’re constantly chasing that sweet nostalgia of old trends. This past year, I’ve definitely noticed a whirlwind of fads reammerge into mainstream fashion, ranging from rad 70s tie dye, to adorable 90s butterfly hair-clips. And while the revival of past trends is by no means new, I feel like our current craving for nostalgia has been amplified in our desire to reminisce about simpler, pre-pandemic times. People are at home, they're bored and stressed, and they're experimenting with fashion as a way to embrace nostalgia and have some good, simple fun.
Memory Inventory Specialist
I’m what I like to call, a Memory Inventory Specialist. Picture a neat row of filing cabinets in my brain, each with its own little memory tab that I’ve categorized, alphabetized, colour-coded, the whole nine yards. Keep in mind, I have a knack for compartmentalization, so that’s the easy part; you sort the nostalgia, the romance, the life achievements, it’s all pretty simple. But every job has it’s catch-- its annoying boss, its difficult-to-work-with cubicle neighbor.
There’s no way in hell. Olivia’s eyes followed the twists and turns of the boulder-bordered mountain path, her ponytail tickling the back of her craned neck. He expects me to walk that thing? Like I’m some sort of mountaineer?!