Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hey Mama, Welcome to the 80's

As a child of the 80's, you'd think I would be thrilled as I take notice of the fashion trends that are making a comeback from the fair decade of my childhood. You'd think wrong.

First, my body isn't the pre-pubescent wonder that it was in the 80's. (Try to contain your shock.) Therefore, you won't find me donning the floral leggings that are all over my local Target.
Of course, they wouldn't be quite as flattering as these beauties I ran across at Express:
I'm not going to point out how the Target model is more 2008 me and the Express model is more "Maybe someday but probably not until I'm in Heaven" me. Nope, not even going to mention that.
Next up: Argyle. It's back, baby. Drag out that sweater that you wore in your 5th grade school picture and you're high fashion. Of course, I'd have to gap up my bangs the way my Mom did for my school picture to really feel the memories but I don't want to talk about that, either.
Yes, I'm feeling right at home with these trends. They take me back to a time when life was carefree. A time when the only concerns I had were if I finished my math homework or if the zit on my chin would go away before Monday. Those were the days. Wait a second, I wonder if that zit on my chin is gone away yet?
What are some trends you'd like to see come back? Some you'd like to see disappear forever? Personally, I'd love to see the skinny jean quickly disappear and never come back.
Now excuse me while I drag out my leggings, jean skirt, argyle sweater and jelly shoes.
**Click any of the above pictures to be taken to the page where you can buy them. You know, if you're inclined to do something like that. This is not a paid endorsement. Trust me.

5 comments:

  1. Nooooooooooooooooo!!! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the closet...

    I didn't wear that stuff the first time around - I'm not going to start now!

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  2. Honestly, I LOVE argyle. And I LOVE vests. So argyle vests are perfect. Call me old, but I LOVE the thought of a nice, warm vest. OK. I am old. Now... leg warmers. Perfect. If you're 4 and under.

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  3. Those Express pants scare the bah-jeezus out of me!

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  4. It is a crazy world we live in!!!
    And I am with ya sister get rid of the skinny jeans fast

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  5. Audrey - Mom GenerationsSeptember 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    OMG! I love this post! I so hate skinny jeans.... especially being 5 feet... I need boot cu all the way!!
    - Audrey

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