Yesterday I had a little time to do some shopping, so I headed out to our fancy new shopping center here in town. I’ve already discussed at length the return of 80’s fashions, so I won’t bore y’all by repeating my thoughts on the subject.
Consider it a public service announcement when I tell you that the 80’s fashion is out in full force. I saw leggings, I saw vests, and I am not lying when I say that I saw knickers. I went in Forever 21 to get a good look at what these crazy kids are wearing and it was like a flashback to my closet in junior high and high school.
I got in my car and I promise y’all that Don’t You Forget About Me was on the radio. I was thrown full force into a huge bout of 80’s nostalgia. Added to this recipe for a walk down memory lane is the fact that I currently have braces on my teeth. I am one Junior/Senior prom drama and bad perm away from fully reliving my teen years.
Hearing Simple Minds belting out their 80’s anthem, took me back to the days of crying over my 8th grade crush. His name was Kendall and why, oh why didn’t he like me back? Never mind that he was 15 and a sophomore and I was a mere 13 year old 8th grader. Did he not see how cute I looked in my splatter paint pants with my oversize yellow sweater and matching yellow flats? Did he not appreciate the fact that I could make my hair three times the size of my head? Why couldn’t it work out for us the way it did for Andi and Blaine in Pretty in Pink? Why couldn’t he be waiting outside a church for me leaning against his red porsche like Jake Ryan did for Samantha? Why? WHY? (other than the fact that he drove a ’82 blue Toyota Camry)
Then, fate stepped in and we saw each other at a church lock-in. We held hands during a compelling viewing of Rocky III. I went and bought the soundtrack because it was “our movie”. And then…he moved away. It took like a week and a half of listening to Air Supply and REO Speedwagon before I was able to move on.
I don’t know why I’m telling y’all all this, maybe because the pair of skinny jeans I may or may not have tried on yesterday completely cut off the circulation to my brain.
Y’all have a great weekend!