Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time for a Makeover



It was 1984 and I had gone to The Salvation Army Thrift Store ("The Sal") and bought myself an outfit. A little too daring for my small town high school. But was it? Seriously, nothing I had worn since I moved to town in 5th grade was satisfying the powers that be. I had fit in in Minneapolis but small town rules were much more rigid. I just couldn't get them right. There wasn't enough money for me to keep up with the proper Adidas and Izod uniform. So I planned my makeover. The night before I lay my outfit out. Necklaces to wrap around my wrist. A short black slip over leggings and the piece de resistance a leopard printed corduroy jacket. I was to be so Desperately Seeking Susan before I had even seen the movie. The beauty really wasn't the outfit though, the beauty was Madonna's attitude. I donned that as well, but I was nice (I like to think I was more of a Cyndi Lauper type).

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  1. I can imagine!

    I had Whitney Houston hair in 1984. My roommate bleached my hair to that same color too.

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  2. Oh, how awesome, Ocean Girl! I can picture you too! Do you have a real live picture on your blog? You are so good with the pictures.

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  3. TINA!!!!! I am laughing very hard right now because I was going to blog about my love for Desperately Seeking Susan and my super awesome Madonna-inspired outfit for Flashback Friday TOMORROW but I feared no one will know what the heck, I'm talking about. This post makes me so very happy.

    Also, YOU ARE SO AWESOME! I wish you had a picture to share!

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  4. Marisa - Haha! I cannot wait for Flashback Friday!!!

    I was looking for a picture but I have to admit they are few and far between. I will keep looking.

    Thank you. You are awesome!

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  5. Where are the photos of YOU?! My siblings took photos of some of my crazier outfits. You must have some. I would've been your friend!

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  6. Anita - My sister is the archivist of the family! She has to have something. I will look harder and see if I can post. Can I see your pics?

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  7. OMG, no pic of you???
    That is daring of you! I dressed very boring growing up. I did ask for parachute pants at one point but my mom said no. Probably for the best.
    Will have to check out M's Friday post!

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  8. Izod was the bane of my existence in grade school. That and that fricking Esprit. Other kids had it, we couldn't afford it, and they made sure I really really knew about it every single day.

    Childhood! It's brutal, I'll tell ya!

    (and I loved Cindy Lauper too! If Madonna and Cindy ever got into a fist fight, I have no doubt that Lauper would kick Madonna's skinny butt.)

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  9. Kelly P.- I'm sorry but I scorned parachute pants. Maybe it is how you feel about cabbage. :)

    Kelly B. - I just followed Cyndi on twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/shebop_aka_cyn

    Remember her friendship with the wrestlers? Gosh I still love her. My kids do too.

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  10. I loved that movie! And Aiden Quinn was pretty sexy in it...

    definitely love the cyndi lauper look. cute dress, comfortable footwear, smart girl.

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  11. Marcy, I agree! Comfortable shoes are the way to go. And about Aiden. I should watch that movie again...

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  12. Oh, this post just made me YEARN for jelly bracelets. I bet I can find them somewhere. Oh, and those jelly SHOES. OH MY!!

    Am I too old for a pink stripe in my hair?

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  13. Heather, I wore chains over jelly bracelets. And those shoes, so funny! Forgot about then. Never too old, I say!

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  14. when i was teen, Jon Bon Jovi 80s big hairstyle was my dream.This was most often accomplished by teasing the hair up and applying mousse to hold it in place.

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