Gag Me With A Spoon.
I went thrift shopping today. It totally stunk. What is it with the inflated thrift shop prices? It's "junk", right?
Anyway, I walked into one and was looking around when 4 teenage girls came in.
Why is that I always realize how old I am around 16 year olds? I swear, I was 16 like yesterday.
These girls had been invited to an 80's Theme Party... apparently they are all the rage.
One of the girls picked up a turquoise sweatshirt with a neon, southwestern wolf print on it.
They broke out into hysterical, cackling laughter.
The girl says to her friends, "So, I will cut off the sleeves, cut it short and wear a tank top under it. That's how they wore it back then, right?" Yeah, she wasn't kidding. She honestly seemed perplexed.
I snort laughed out loud.
"Back then"? "Who is they anyway? The people from 2 and a half decades ago with zero style?
I felt like saying, "Listen girly. Ton Sur Ton, Esprit, Jag and Guess were hot. Like so hot that even though my family couldn't afford them, I would wear fake ones (you know the guess jeans with the triangle upside down) or the "rejects" sold at the swap meet. That ugly sweatshirt is not a symbol of the 80's. Contempo would have never sold that crap."
The look they gave me when I laughed was priceless. Not quite "crazy old lady", more like, "Ew. She snorted and laughed. And, she's alone. Gross."
Kim, if you are reading this, you need to send me those pics you have of us from the 80s. I think in one of them I have on an over sized Esprit sweatshirt with a light blue leaf print and the cotton pencil skirt in a dark blue leaf print. With a blue beret of course. Eighties done right.
Can this post qualify for Kathy's assignment?
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I've had this happen.
Horrible children! (And yes, that was once ME!)
Oh dear Lord forgive me.
When did I become Retro?
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I Loved the 80's I loved everything about them.
That was good times, friends & tons of good memories!!!
Those stupid little 16 year olds (My 16 year olds included) don't have a clue.
We were Hot back then anything flew back then it was great.
I miss the 80's sort of, I wouldn't want to be 16 again though!
I'm mentally making out with you right now.
As for the 80's! I think all I wore were maternity clothes! Now, Tif! That should make you feel a little younger!
Thank you so much for the kind words yesterday. Ya know I think you're amazing. So glad your liked your gifts. I was a little nervous about that. I don't know why.
Or maybe I'm feeling like you did, standing next to those 16-year-olds.
I can't decide.
Ok, done with Twilight series twice.. need new Crackliture...
I love that my mother had enough sense to refuse to buy Guess Overalls for me. I am spared those vintage pictures of me with "overall butt."
Hand on a Bible, I think I still have an Outback Red sweater around here somewhere.
Nasty, mean girls. I'm sure belly baring fashions and low slung jeans will always be hip. Losers.
Those were the days...
Was it only in this area.?..but I can remember it being HUGE to pin the ankles of your jeans. I can remember being mortified that I didn't have enough safety pins and trying to bum them off people in school!
And yes, the days of "thrift" shopping seem to be over. Our thrift shop here is so overpriced I don't even go in and look any longer.
I was lucky that I had a friend whom was wealthy and let me wear her clothes, so I could wear all those Esprit stuff. But actually back then I would shop at DEBS, it was over an hour away from our town. People thought I dressed rich in my 10 dollar outfits lol
Ohhhhh I forgot about the pumkin thingy!
And I am so with you. When did the people working in these stores turn in 12 year olds...they used to be WAY older than me.
Silly girls. But I must have looked similarly ridiculous when I was trying to get ready for '50s themed parties and had no clue!
I'm having a Virtual Girls Night Out on my blog. If you feel like joining me, come on over!
Wait a minute--aren't the 80s back in fashion? I hope so because I've been rockin' these leggings and oversized tops! I love the
You know what I hate... that the "80's are coming back", where did they go? I have loved that music all along? It is horrible. I am turning into my mother... the sad thing is... this trend will pass and come back again - and the next time... I will be a GRANDMA!
And I'm SO going to GoodWill today.
See how I am?
And we WERE 16 yesterday.