January 14, 2010

Back in style

Like, oh my god, that is soooo retro!

Way back when fashion wasn't a dirty word, I was glad the '80s were over. Not that I remember much of my 8 years living in the decade, but I've seen the photos - atrocious!

As a teenager, I saw fashion revivals of the 1950s, '60s and 70s and thanked Hollywood that no one was silly enough to think the 1980s were worth reviving.

I was wrong.

As a mother, I am conscious of what I dress my girls in, and what I let them dress themselves in. No skulls, preferrably pretty colours, mini skirts MUST have tights underneath and if possible, always sunsafe. I hoped they never had to be subjected to the style that I was as a child. Ha.

If anyone has been shopping in the last few months, they'd have noticed a lot of fluro colours. Uh oh.

Leg warmers. Ew.

High-top sneakers. In fluro colours (though I must admit I did buy a pair for my youngest, in pastel pink!)

And my favourite, good old Dunlops.

Yes, it seems the '80s are back.

Today, for me, was proof.

My 6 year old asked me to crimp her hair because...the bumps in her hair suit her, she said.

Luckily we were going to the pool. Ooops, the crimps are gone :(


  1. LOVE the crimped hair♥

    The 80s were my decade, when I was a teenager - what's not to love:)


  2. I'll post photos one day!! I was too young to choose for myself what I wore!