When paired with the rest of the coordinating “Children’s Place” fall collection, this sweater looked hip, colorful, and cool. It was too big for Ali when I bought it, so I tried it again last week and it fit.
Only now, the memory of it’s coordinating collection has faded from my mind and all that I can see are the grotesquely stiff shoulders that totally look like baby shoulder pads.
And the color palette – a bit 80’s neon.
Ok so now that you’re dying to see, here’s the sweater:
As you can see, Ali is really playing up the “New Woman of the 80’s Power Professional” by looking all serious and having Mommy’s dangly earrings hanging from the top of her earlobes. I mean, does that not look like shoulder-pad city?!
It’s one modernizing saving grace it is that it is really long.
Oh wait. Long sweaters were “like, totally rad” in the 80’s too.
Ali has also been practicing her 80’s makeup application skills:
Mom didn’t understand why Ali kept putting her candy lipstick on her nose. I had to explain to Mom that when Ali gets a cold, Chris puts chapstick on the end of her nose at night to counteract the chafing from us wiping her nose all day.
Therefore, Ali thinks lipstick goes on her nose. With her garish makeup application skills and Saved-By-The-Bell-esque sweater, she would have “like, totally” fit right into the 80’s.