Yes! It’s true!! And truly horrific!!!
Ali and I had a bit of time to kill while waiting to eat lunch with Daddy one day last week, so we browsed through
Flashdance: The Store Target. It was unreal!!
This sweatshirt is completely authentic. I mean, they even did the cut-out neckline for you!! And don’t miss the grease stain to just prove it’s age. Even though my confidence in the accuracy of carbon dating is sketchy to say the least, if those scientists got ahold of this shirt, it would totally come up at the fall of 1984.You have the neon, totally Tom-Cruise-In-Risky-Business-shaped sunglasses,
The neon, pleather, pillow-sized purses,
And – OH – the socks. They were horrendous.
TUBE SOCKS with graphics straight out of an Atari game on them:
And, yes, as horrible as it is, LEGWARMERS. Which TOTALLY go with that cut out sweatshirt.
Even the kid’s products weren’t immune from the takeover. Ali fell in love with these truly nasty sandals. I had to literally pull her away from them, telling her all the way that someday she would really regret dressing like her Mommy did when she was her age.
Then, she pulled these tennis shoes off the rack and started taking off her on shoes to put them on:
I mean, when I had laces like that, I had to buy them aftermarket. Now they’re just putting them on the shoes to start with! How convenient! Or how lazy are kids these days. . .
I was really hoping the dip back into 80’s couture would be a very short-lasting phase. Like, a few weeks or something. But this is at least the second (if not third) year, of it, and I’m starting to despair. Please!! 80’s!! Go back to outer space with E.T.! Or Alf!! Or whoever, just leave!!!
Okay, so all of this bashing the 80’s has me thinking: there WERE a couple of decent products in the decade of neon, scunci’s, and frizzy hair.
My favorite was easy to come up with: Crystal Pepsi. I L-O-V-E-D that stuff. It was the best flavor ever!! I do miss it so, although you won’t catch me buying any 20-year-old cans of it off of Ebay anytime soon. I don’t think it gets better with age.
So what about you? What was your favorite product (or products) of the 80’s? Please share, so that, By the Power of Greyskull (and maybe a little Turtle Power), we can TOTALLY remember all of the tubular parts of this oh-so-tacky decade, Dudes and Dudettes!!