I’m a bit late posting today’s Fun Monday post for two reasons: 1) I’m sore from my CRAZY and competitive antics I posted about last night (I hope you’ll go back and read this one…if for no other reason because I’M SORE!); and 2) I forgot and left the camera on and the battery was exhausted this morning…kind of like me on most of my sleep deprived nights :/.
Amy at A Family Story graciously hosted this week’s Fun Monday, and this was her charge to participants:
"…find something in your closet you are
keeping for some ungodly reason (the sweatshirt with all the holes, the
jeans your kids used as a drawing table with markers, the shirt with
the stain you only hope no one notices) take a picture of it and tell
us why you are keeping it and how it got that way."
I knew there was a reason I was keeping this:
I bought this outfit the year before Tad and I got engaged. I thought it was BEAUTIFUL–sapphire blue and blood red are two of my favorite colors to wear. But LOOK at this top! I weighed about 110 (I’m 5′ 5") and wore a size 2! This thing could fit a LINEBACKER! WHAT WAS I THINKING? I have no idea why I wore such baggy clothing, I guess it was the 80s. THIS is when, if ever, I should’ve been wearing spandex.
Look at the size of the shoulder pads…and the thing is, I have broad shoulders, I never needed shoulder pads (just like I have naturally wavy hair, but that never stopped me from getting perms…:/).
I no longer have the red belt I wore to "complete" this outfit, but who needs a belt when you have a freakin’ ELASTIC WAISTBAND???
Here’s proof I really wore it…a night out with the girls. Our version of "girls gone wild" would HARDLY compete with today’s….I’m pretty thankful for that!
Oh, yeah, the tan was anything but natural…this was LATE October (we got married in November). I wanted to be tan on our honeymoon even though we were headed for the mountains… In our wedding pictures I looked RIDICULOUS because I’m the only one who looked native. Go figure…I was young and dumb, although I might say, "tan" is slimming ;).
Be sure to visit Amy W. for the rest of the Fun Monday players and see THEIR fashion faux pas!
A bit in your face but I’ve still got a lot like that in my closet. I have to say I’m very familiar with those shoulder pads Dallas and Dynasty have a lot to answer for. I don’t think we had a choice it was all you could buy at the time.
That looks a very civilised party and lets say the tan makes you look healthy!!
I don’t need to read anything else today. I’m done! This did it for me. 😉
All I can say is… WOW! BTW, have you found any new uses for those shoulder pads? Side-curtain airbags come to mind.
I shouldn’t tease you too much. Thanks for sharing. I’m just glad you don’t follow the same fashion today.
hee hee – after looking at those pictures I will say that the outfit did one thing for you – helped you stand out in the crowd!!!!
Oh, Robin. Why?
If I did fun Mondays (which I don’t because that would require me both taking pictures and posting pictures), I would post a bright yellow T-shirt from high school that bares (or bears? i can’t remember) the question: Have you gotten your snack pack?
I worked a Cowboy’s game in high school (no pay but got into the game for free) handing out Frito Lay snack chips. With a bright yellow T-shirt. And for some reason, I kept it.
Shoulder pads? Out of style? Nevah. I cut them out and use them in other ‘areas.’
The tan. Oh my ! It looks so even. Did it turn orange and clash with the prints on that ‘outfit?’
How about sequins? Oh yes. I had a sequin jacket that would have made Rudolf’s nose seem quite dim. 🙂
Your outfit reminds of the song One Night In Bangkok. You do look rather pretty with your tan and the bright outfit with shoulder pads. Hey, Robin, you go girl.
Chris, you’re so right! It’d Dallas and Dynasty all the way…I’ve got mental images of Linda Evans and Victoria Principal emblazoned in my brain right now (thank you very much!).
Mike, see Swampy’s comment on the shoulder pads…:/.
Karmyn, well, I’ve always liked a lot of color…for heaven’s sake, I have an orange room with sky blue ceilings…and a lime green room…and a red one…and yellow…
Heather…good question. I’m three shades of crazy? But, chopchop, sweets, pull on that yellow tee and post away…:).
Swampy, yeah, I SHOULD cut ’em out and put them to use, that’s for sure! The tan wasn’t from a bottle, I fake baked at the salon. Had a little heart sticker on my hip, I guess some misguided precursor to a tattoo.
AMw/Dogs, you really, truly, must post a picture of that. For the most part, sequins remained only on my dance costumes (thank goodness!).
Thanks, MJD :)… I did take a close up of the print, I did kind of like it, after all. I was pressed for time, though, and it was all I could do to get this post up and going…!
As you know I’m on dial up so pictures load slowly. So, I’m looking at the first photo and reading the post and thinking “Hey that’s not so bad”. Then…. holy crap…. there’s matching pants!!! What were you thinking?
You are one of the few who has totally succeeded in nailing this assignment.
BTW nice work on the groin strain.
well, it does remind me of my mother’s fish-print dress/ safari-print shirt phase.
You could take it on your 2nd Honeymoon this fall!?!?
Did you decide on a location, yet?
I am SOOO glad you provided PROOF cause I would NEVER have believed you actually wore that! BUT, the 80s did terrible tricks with all our minds. (The funniest part was that I actually remember saying in the 80s, “We won’t be embarrassed about what we are wearing – not like the 70s.” Yah – i was pretty stupid. I would take 70’s over 80s on a lot of the styles! And shoulder pads – oh my word! I wore them too! WHY????
That was a riot – thanks for being brave enough to admit it. (But it looked better on you then on the hanger – so that is saying something!)
But really – why are you keeping it?
Dear robin. Hey it was the 80s, the outfit looks great in the photo! But considering it’s the noughties… well.. yes, I know where you’re coming from!
OK just checked the second photo up close and those sleeves are enormous!
I have only one question, why did you keep this outfit?
Um, yeah, I had an outfit very similar to that in 1986. WITH the red belt. AND the red pumps to match.
Somehow I purged mine long ago. Or I just wore it out.
At least you don’t have a big ol’ red bow on your head. Yeah, there was a time I was a bow-head. Sad, really.
All kidding aside, after actually seeing you IN the outfit, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was just seeing it there on the hanger. But something tells me you could have made a potato sack look hip and fashionable 😉
WT, Tad ALWAYS hated this outfit, but I LOVED it! I thought it was chic (who ever said I had fashion sense…ummmm, that would be NO ONE!). I can’t remember now, but I’m pretty certain you didn’t buy this as separates… The thing is, I could’ve weighed 20 pounds more and STILL fit into it and looked the same size.
BTW, I’m STILL sore :/.
LCO, I went through that same fashion phase (don’t tell anyone). I think Tad thought I threw this out (or maybe he’s tried on more than one occasion), so no, I don’t think we’ll be taking it on our anniversary trip. We’ve decided the location…twice. In other words, lol, the precise answer to your question is “no” ;).
Janice, to answer your last question, bull-headed determination? I LOVED that outfit back in the day…I really thought it was glamorous and cosmopolitan and GROWN UP. I think I had the same thoughts you did, and now I just shake my head and wait to laugh at the 90s.
I soooo wish I had my corduroy bermuda shorts still. I was the last woman in America wearing them. But don’t tell anyone that, either.
Dear Little Miss, I’m telling ya, those shoulder pads could be official football gear! Why that was supposed to be attractive, I will NEVER know! I could barely get it to stay on the hanger because the shoulder pads were so heavy it kept falling off!
Beccy, I think I answered your question on my reply to Janice’s comment… Another answer might be because at the time, it was the most I ever paid for an outfit…:/.
Stephanie…I wore both red shoes and metallics depending on my mood. Ugh…I’m embarrassed just remembering that detail (thanks 😉 ). I don’t think I ever wore bows at that point but it would’ve been an improvement on some of my 80s hairstyles.
Hey…wait! I’m going over to Bethany at Ice Cream Mama right now to BEG to be next week’s host for Fun Monday (after her, I mean). I JUST CAME UP WITH THE GREATEST IDEA FOR A THEME :D.
I’m still stuck on your 2nd honeymoon — Tuscany!
My mil says it is totally worth every cent.
WOW! Yes, that was the 80’s baggy and shoulder pads. I took all of mine out too. In your photo, it looks really good on you.
love the outfit, typical 80s. and we all looked hot! great tan, really!
i remember cutting shoulder pads out of some of my shirts and wearing them w/o for a while. 😉
LCO, hehe, it DOES sound romantic, but we’re still thinkin’ tropical :). Maybe for the 25th??
Christine, don’tcha wonder when it’ll return?
EJ, The 80s WERE fun :), guess they were my comin’ of age years :). I think I did the same thing as you, but for the purposes of Fun Monday, I’m glad I left ’em in the outfit.