February 05, 2010

Hazy Shade of Winter

Today I was at Wal-Mart in the section that has the hair elastic, barrettes, combs and all that good stuff. I was searching through the selections and suddenly my eyes fell on one particular item that had me laughing out loud.

Then the mother with the small children ran away because there was a crazy lady in the isle.

I digress...

As I was laughing I was instantly transported back to the 1980's.

This post may age me just a tad.

For the most part, I grew up in the 80's and there are a few trends that stand out in my mind.

For example...

Neon! Neon Pink, Neon Green, Neon Yellow. There was no such thing as to much neon and Jelly Bangles the more you had the cooler you were.

Just so you know I never really had that many...

However, I did have a

SWATCH, yes I had a very sweet swatch that came complete with. . .

a swatch guard.

I may have never had the bangles stacked to my elbow but I had a swatch with a sweet swatch guard.

A trip down the 80's memory lane would not be complete without mentioning the crazy, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna costumes.

Big Hair,

Olivia Newton John, How many of you still have leg warmers buried in the back of your closet?

Guess Jeans and Esprit shirts.

Well, I don't know if you have noticed but I have noticed an increasing number of kids wearing clothes that I wore. In fact over the pass couple of weeks more then one of my students has walked in wearing an outfit that I know I wore.

However, what had me laughing out loud today was

Banana Clips

If there is one thing that I loved and wore and was never without it was my banana clip. Don't believe me. I even wore one on my wedding day. I cried on the day that my last banana clip broke. For years they have been no where to be found. I have looked.

Today, there they were! YAY!!!!

So I laughed, the little children ran away and I thought all the great styles come back. Now I just need to get me some Jelly Bangles.

Prayers and Hugs,

Bonus Points for the first person who gets the title of this post.


SAS said...

You gotta love The Bangles! I aceually saw them in concert a couple times!

Being that I'm your exact age, I get it. Loved my smelly raspberry Swatch watch. Banana clips made my long, curly, bushy hair that much greater.and my pink, sparkly leg warmers rocked!

Heather Bowles said...

I was elementary/junior high age but I totally remember all these things and yes I had a swatch and lived in neon and banana clips. That picture looks like Hannah Montana by the way. I remember the one girls were only my friends because I had cool cloths. As soon as they went out my next selection of cloths was not cool enough and they would not be my friends anymore. THANK HEAVENS.

Me, Myself and I said...

No way. Banana clips? Neon ones?! I must admit, I was more of a scrunchy kind of hair holder girl, but I haven't seen banana clips is quite some time!

Angie said...

Dang - You mean I'm not first? I think I should still get bonus points! I love the Bangles too! I even used one of their songs on my wedding video. No joke. The 80's were great. Or something.

Willow said...

How is it I have forgotten that you wore a banana clip on your wedding day?? I need to see some proof of that awesomess!!!

P.S. On my wedding day, I pinned my long curly hair into a round-bunlike fluff on the top of my head. It would have looked like it was in a banana clip had my veil not confined it to the top of my head.

Willow said...

Wait... didn't the Mamas and the Papas do Hazy Shade of Winter first?

Camille said...

oh my - what a scary stroll down memory lane! Did we really wear that stuff?? Sadly, yes.
The Bangles - I loved that cassette tape I owned! :)
The name brand clothing? What about Z. Cavaricci and Girbaud? (two brands I was never able to afford)
But neon... oh yes - and lots of it! I even had the plastic shirt clips - the round ones which you'd slide up a corner of your shirt hem.
Long live the 80's and let's hope not all of those styles make a comeback! :)