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!