Saved By The Max

There’s a lot more than you realize under this adorable exterior.
— Lisa Turtle, Saved by the Bell

During my middle and high school years, after school meant it's 2:20 p.m. and I have to fly home to see if Phoebe was still alive (long story) but it also meant back-to-back episodes of the 90’s TV Show, Saved By The Bell. Both at 3:05 p.m. and 3:35 p.m., TBS was the only TV station that mattered. So, when I found out that the Saved By The Bell pop-up themed restaurant that first made its mark in Chicago was on its way to Los Angeles, you know ya' girl was on top of it. The restaurant, Saved By The Max, is built to resemble the crew’s hang out spot, “The Max”. Upon stepping inside, it was everything I could have hoped it would be. Complete with interactive props and endless photo opportunities, the attention to detail was amazing and I couldn’t stop geeking out for basically our entire visit. 

Saved by the Max encourages "Preppies" to strut in 90s gear and I knew exactly who my OOTD inspiration would be. After school also meant quality time with my bestie for the restie, the OG fashionista- Lisa Turtle. She rocked signature ’80s frocks with a hint of sophistication. We’re talking acid-wash denim jackets paired with printed floral dresses, oversize earrings, and brightly colored hats. There wasn’t a wild pattern, color or accessory that this style maven couldn’t rock. I wanted her sass, wit, her entire closet and style taste. Pinterest saved the day (pun intended) when this look caught my eye. I knew I had an animal print dress and a denim jacket is a staple in everyone's closet. A wide belt that I found at JCPenney was the perfect accessory to keep this outfit 90s. I wore my hair half-up, teased because it would be a sin if I didn't, and I was good to go reppin' my 90's homegirl while hanging out at an epic and nostalgic diner of my high school dreams.

Dress - Rachel Roy | Jacket - Free People | Shoes - Steve Madden | Clutch - Marc Jacobs | Belt - JCPenney