Thursday, March 6, 2008

Speaking of Trashy

I have an '80s party to go to!! YAY! I love, love, love costume parties.

What will I wear?

I went to Goodwill the other day....holy scariness, Batman.

People, I'm all for saving the landfill, but sometimes it is just time to THROW SHIT AWAY.

That mauve and teal comforter your cat had kittens on a decade ago?

Go ahead and throw it out.

Those scuffed up white 80's pumps that smell like your bunions?

Toss 'em.

No wonder Goodwill is overpriced, they are having to store and then dispose of the shit America feels too guilty to throw away!

Also, how will I wear my hair? Try to tease up the curls and do 80s crunchy mousse application? Side ponytail?


Double the trouble with a splash of a 10 year old said...

Don't forget the dayglow and banana clips!!! or the all too popular sweater dress!!!!! ahahaha

Maddness of Me said...

If you have bangs or shorter hair in the front... blow it straight up then use a ton of hairspray to make it (the front) stand straight up. The rest, go as big as you can get it.

Or you could do a Chrissy Snow (Three's Company) doo where you have it more relaxed but two pony tails coming out of just the top.

Maddness of Me said...

Think Madonna. Lacy gloves with the tips cut off. High heel ankle boots with tight capri pants or a skirt. Definitely don't forget the sweatshirt with the top cut so that it hangs off your shoulder.

Or if you can get your hands on some acid wash jeans - that would be perfect.

FunnyGal KAT said...

Oooh, you have to do the bang curl. With lots and lots of hairspray. Enough to make your bangs immovable and take out the entire ozone layer in one fell swoop. (I will spend the rest of my life trying to be environmentally friendly to make up for one or two years of hairspray use!)

Mitch said...

Definitely tease the curls and LOTS AND LOTS of mousse. The bigger the hair the better. If you get the acid washed jeans like PP recommended, make sure you peg the legs. Or you could do biker shorts under a short skirt and a big shirt. That was my look of choice in high school.

Maddness of Me said...

I almost forgot about pegging the legs. You grab all the excess around the ankle and make a flap, pin the flap with a safety pin. Lay the flap flat against the leg, then roll them up a few rolls. OMG. I can't believe what dork asses we were.

That was for the preppy people. You would need an Izod polo to go with it and some Risky Business sun glasses. You could also tie a pullover sweater over your shoulders.

Note to self: destroy those old photos.

Slacker Mama said...

I had to explain to the Network Guy at work what pegged jeans were the other day. He had *no* idea what I was talking about, so I demonstrated.

I felt old, very very *very* old.

Anonymous said...

Crimp the hair. And add one of those tie thingies around your head with a big bow on top, since you love the big bows!

Mandy Mae said...

Is your hair long enough for the high on the head side ponytail? Leggings under a skirt (which I realize is also now a *new* trend), stupid colors, a scrunchie, ridiculous make-up, pointed toe pumps?

AFRo said...

What about the feathered bangs. Tiffany? Wasn't that the 80's?

Joy said...

I have never heard it called Pegged jeans, we called it Tight Rolled and let me tell you I totally rocked it. Two different colored socks, lots of jelly bracelets. Lots of hair spray and scrunchy hair! lots of eye shadow

You Must take pics, Please.

Sarahviz said...

Ewww...what do bunions smell like?!