Thursday, March 22, 2012

the 80s

1982, look at those feathers!

Tomorrow is 80s day at school followed by an 80s Night Dance. Sloane and I had so much fun shopping and practicing hair and makeup tonight. I bought electric blue eyeliner, and was surprised when I found the blue mascara I was looking for. I got streaky hot pink blush, plus teal and violet eye shadows. Sloane has an armful of plastic bracelets, too. We'll be, like... totally tubular.

1984, a then- favorite outfit
Now, I wonder what the deal was with sandals and hose.

Actually, I can hardly believe I just took a pair of scissors to a just-purchased t-shirt. Oh my, the things we do to make our children happy. You should see Sloane's leggings and lace skirt and pile of necklaces. Last night I let her stay up way too late because we lost track of time as we searched old photos for dress up ideas. I thought you might get a kick out of a little vintage Relyn.
1986, with my brother
Come to think of it, I still love that outfit.

Big hair, shoulder pads, tons of makeup, great music, lots of accessories - I loved the 80s. You?

24 comments:

Amy said...

The 80's was my hair's decade to shine. And let's not forget dress up--with the shirt buttoned all the way to the top and sealed with a broach. And hoop earrings that grazed the shoulders. Not that it was too hard, mind you, with the shoulder pads.

Good times.

And good times to you two, too! :)

Tracy said...

LOVE the glimpses of the vintage you, Relyn! Oh, this took me back! And your black, white red/orange outfit is FAB! You look like Lady Di before she became Princess! The 80's was fun. And you know I wear turquoise eyeshadow now! I began wearing it again last year for fun...but not necessarily with purple eyeliner this time! LOL... I had a pair of black lace-up boots that I loved...wish I had those. Do share some photos from your 80's night! Would love to see Sloane. Be sure to rock like it's 1985! ;o) ((HUGS))

dulcy said...

Oh my gosh Relyn! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures of you!! Sooooo cute! I bet you will look absolutely stunning for 80's day. And I know that Sloane will be a doll. It's hard for me to believe the 80's are the oldie days.......
xo
dulcy

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Cute to see older pics, of a blogger!!!

Hope your daughter has a ball, with this!!! I'm sure she will.

"If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life."
~Henry David Thoreau

Mac n' Janet said...

What great pics, you and your daughter certainly look alike. Hope she has fun.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Most excellent! What a magical time it was in the '80's - I remember wearing shoulder pads that were so big I had to go through the door sideways!

It amazes me that it was so long ago they now have '80's night dances at school!

Claire said...

Oh how fab! I was born in 1980s and I have so much love for the whole decade!

S. Etole said...

Fun, fun, fun! Hope you share some of your after ones.

Marilyn said...

Love seeing the you of the 80's. I hope you share pictures of you and Sloane take now in your outfits. The 80's doesn't seem that long ago for me, as I am a child of an earlier generation. I went to design school in the 80's and yes I remember those shoulder pads.

christinelaennec said...

Great photos! You do look like Lady Di. I was studying hard for most of the 80s and then trying to be taken seriously as a professional, so missed out on the disco aspect. But I did a lot of roller skating (on the bike trail, not at the rink). Oh the joy of a Walkman!

Jeanie said...

Love the vintage Relyn, but then the 21st century Relyn is pretty terrific, too. And cutting those sleeves off would have killed me, too...

Debby said...

Such cute pictures. Will you show us Sloane.
I've been around so long I wouldn't know what outfit goes with what era, hah.

Jennifer Richardson said...

well I have to say
you wore it well!
I think I fried
every shard of my hair
with perms...oh Lord I wore
it BIG!
(shudder)
I liked the feeling
of flouff!
Love the vintage shots:)
-Jennifer

Dawn Castor said...

Aww the 80s! My BIG hair days! Your daughter looks a lot like you! Hope she had a blast!

Suz said...

Sloane is a clone
I lov your vintage look hee hee
Bet you never thought it would be vintage....just like my flip of the 60's
My daughter was big time hair girl in the 80's

Roban said...

You wore it well! I bet Sloane has a blast....

Thyme (Sarah) said...

How fun to have a throw back to the '80's day. When my kids were at a school in NY, they had a 1904 dress day to celebrate their 100th anniversary. It was so fun to dress up my son in knicker pants and my daughter in tights with ankle boots under her dress. I hope your children have a wonderful time!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Oh, the 80s. Such a fabulous decade for the young. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Connie said...

well that takes me back :) I was having my second daughter in 1984!

susanna said...

*big grin* You and I could have the same photo album, Relyn. I'm laughing at the black and white checkered top you are wearing - I had a sweatshirt in that exact design. And look at the Flashdance fashions in the last photo! I loved that look!!

Anita said...

Wow..great look, Relyn. It reminds me of Flashdance. I never did have the big hair. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

knitalatte said...

Relyn,
Such cute photographs. I agree with Anita, so very Flashdance, still one of my all time fav movies.
Spandex, big hair and ripped up tees...oh yea and bright blue eyeshadow, count me in!

Deborah Carr said...

we had the same hair. shiverrr...

gkgirl said...

oh...this makes me so happy
:O)

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