Behold. I never miss an awesome opportunity to dress up and make a fool out of myself. These are my mom’s white pumps, my own leg warmers and tights, mini skirt and plus-sized pink shirt bought at a thrift store about 5 hours before this picture, that ring-doodle that my shirt is tied up with is fucking authentic – dates back to about 1988. And then those shades were the best find ever at the thrift store for $1 (which is like $.05 in 80s money).
I started the evening off right. White and red – I am an equal opportunity drinker. Except tequila. And gin. And whiskey. Well, I like wine at least.
Disco lights at the bowling alley. After a while, I didn’t know what decade I was in.
I am so glad I kept my crimping iron. I am also glad that it stopped smoking just enough for me to get these salon-quality results without the salon price.
EDIT: Holy shitsnacks, you guys, I just realized that this is my 100th post. I am glad it was a happy and fun one!
How did I miss this?! I totally have my crimper still!
Yesss…..it’ll come back, right?
How could it not?! I mean, it’s the height of glamour. Objectively speaking.
True. When it does, you and I will be totally ready for it.
I don’t remember the 80s looking like that, but I drank a lot more then than I do now . . .
I hope drinking made it look even more fabulous.
I miss my crimper. You hit it out of the park, former birthday girl.
All without catching my hair on fire!
You make this 80s kid proud. I might just shave me a rat tail just to celebrate…
That would be so rad!
AMAZING. You rocked that costume! It looked like you had fun! Wish I could have been there!
I rocked it so hard, I almost broke it.
I wish you could have been there, too!!! I’ve seen you rock an 80s outfit :)
Yeah! Madonna-style! We would have killed it!!!!!
Oh! And happy 100th post! :o) I looooove reading your blog!!!!!!
Glad you like reading it above and beyond the feeling of obligation just because you’re one of my BFFs.
Oh man! Happy belated 100th post! That’s exciting. Would’ve been more exciting if I’d gotten here on the right day, but still. Congrats!! :-)
Hey, while I’m thinking of it – did you ever catch my post with the Jon Stewart porn?? I was thinking of you when I wrote it!
No!!!! I cannot BELIEVE I missed that. Off to search for it now…
I posted it before the election in November if I remember correctly.
a) shitsnacks is a sign that we’re going to have an awesome podcast. looool. b) you had me at crimping iron!!!!! what in the feck? why did we ever do that to ourselves… lawd, lawd. loved this post. and congrats on 100. xoxox, sm
The sacrifices we make to fashion know no bounds….
Happy 100th post! I can see you’re partying like it’s 1999 or something. And those shades…they are perfect. Angels must’ve made them and sent them down from Heaven, that’s how beautiful they are.
That little t-shirt buckle doohickey! You nailed it with that accessory.
We partied like it was 1989. Prince was totally off base.
Yeah, who knew we’d be so stricken with Y2K fear in 1999 that we couldn’t even enjoy the party?
I enjoyed that party in my bomb shelter.
Gag me with a spoon, this was a hilarious 100th post!
Rad! Glad you liked it!
Loving the crimped hair, I might try and ebay for some irons and stage a come-back
I fully support you!
Thank you. I’ve just broken out in cold sweats and flashbacks.
I think the cure is two miami vice jackets and a phil collins song.
Happy belated birthday, happy 100th!
Phil Collins – rock ON!
My favorite thing about this post, aside from your totally tubular costume, is that it started with “behold.”
Ok, you made me laugh all kinds of hard just now.
And I did that because I have a flair for the dramatic (the “behold” thing. not the laughing. ok, the laughing too.)
I don’t want to shock you, but President Reagan will get shot. He’ll survive, but just be prepared. Also, Menudo will break up.
I think I need some Prozac.
Oh CRAP! It hasn’t been invented yet!!
Wait until 1984, I think. Until then, white wine will help.
Both in the same class. Scratch that. Both in the same coffee mug.
I’m right there with ya.
The shades are my favorite. Please keep forever and wear without irony.
Done and done.
Girl, I want those tights!
They are pretty spectacular, aren’t they?
Wow! Go you! I’m from an earlier generation than your mom, so if I were to dress up I’d probably have to get a bomb shelter!
….that could be a cool underground rave!
Great shots! What a fun party. If you’re 30, doesn’t that mean you were like… a baby in the 80s? I was totally living the life, little girl. But that makes me way older. Feh.
So I told my mom the theme for the party, and she told me I should wear diapers.
And she’s all – what?! that’s what you were actually wearing in the 80s!
Kind of what I was thinking! Damn, we mothers are so predictable!
That’s some impressive crimping.
I spent the 80s trying to straighten my hair!
Happy Birthday :)
The crimping took a while. My arms almost fell off.
And here I spent the 80s getting a home perm from my mom.
OMG I want a costume 30th birthday party!
Also, you are amazing.
…are you 30 yet??
If the answer is no, make it happen!!
If the answer is yes, get drunk and then make it happen!
and I want pictures.
Are you sure you didn’t just steal those shades from Kanye West?
Oh boy, the 80’s. My mom actually bought my brother and me matching M.C. Hammer pants back in the day.
Kanye said it was ok.
Dude, I hope you kept those pants! Your kids/younger peeps will thank you!