Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fashion Faux pas

Writing prompt by Mama Kat

Today's Writing Prompt:  Share one of your biggest fashion mistakes.

My answer:  The 80's

Need I say more?!

Honestly, I was a teenager during the 80's and if you were anywhere around during that time, you should totally understand.  I wish I could find the picture... I kept the photo portion of my first driver's license... my hair took up the entire picture!  No exaggeration... it was that poofy!  I had a poodle perm and then I would take 45 minutes in the morning using a curling iron and practically a whole can of hairspray to "calm" the curls, yet make it even bigger somehow.

It was terrible.  How I didn't set myself on fire with all the hairspray, I don't know.  And how I actually made it to school on time with how long it took me in the mornings to fully get ready, I couldn't tell you that either.

These days, I'm all for comfort and ease... I wash my hair and comb it... that's it.  And just for the record, I still happen to like scrunchies and I'm not afraid to admit it.  I just use the simple soft ones, nothing huge and in-your-face with bold colors or anything, just the simple stuff.  (well, except during Halloween and Christmas, then it's no-holds barred!)  They're easier on my hair, and since I keep my hair in a ponytail most of the time, I'm sticking with them.  As for the clothes, if it's comfortable, I'll wear it.  If it looks good, that's a bonus!  But in the 80's?  Well, we couldn't afford all the really expensive brand names like many of the other girls, but I tried my best with the cheap knock-offs.  I never succeeded, but I tried my best.

So, that's my fashion faux pas from my past.  The entire decade was just a huge mistake fashion-wise, although at the time, it was fun... just ask Cyndi Lauper!


  1. I wasn't a teenager in the 80's but, my older sisters were and I swear they tried out every fashion on me before they wore it themselves. Which means, that I had the crimped puffed up hair; and the socks that matched my shirt! I feel your pain :)

  2. Stopped by via Mama Kat's - oh how funny! As a product of the 80s myself, I can recall (with much laughter) all of these things. I also wrote about an 80s faux pas - Hammer Pants!

  3. I bet the hairspray companies REALLY miss the 80's. It's no wonder the ozone is in the condition it's in. Thanks a lot HAIR!

  4. Hey there, I'm one of your latest folowers. This post cracked me up. I too was an 80's girl in high school and my bangs cold have been considered a weapon. I should have bought stock in Aqua net hairspray back then and a bottle of "stiff stuff". That was the real name of it. It was like super glue for the hair. Awesome! Please come by and follow my blog at :)

  5. hi, i'm following the "never growing old" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

  6. @ Holli, LOL Glad to give you a laugh, I know what you mean about your bangs, mine were terrible!

    @ Mama Kat, LOL too funny and probably all too true! I don't even own a bottle of hair spray anymore... but couldn't tell you how much I went through during the 80's!

    @ The Meaning of Me, Hammer Pants! OMG, I totally forgot about those! LOL Ugh, terrible things!

    @ Alishia, Oh, you poor thing! To be a guinnea pig of the 80's and not get credit for "living it"?! No fair! LOL

    @ Bev, Thanks for stopping by, I'll check your blog out soon.

    Thanks everyone for stopping by... so sorry it took me so long to comment back... my water broke and I had the baby! Then we had to go back into the hospital for the baby's jaundice. But we're home now and doing much better.

    Thanks again!


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