Black Heels: Thrifted.
So you are most likely wondering why I have a ridiculous amount of eye makeup on and product in my hair. Well, no I haven't gone completely insane, but it was just 1980's spirit day at school today! :)
When last week student council announced that Tuesday would be an 80's themed day, I actually got quite excited. Even though I think 80's fashion is absolutely horrid, it's still a chance to dress up in authentic vintage fashion! I went out thrifting on Saturday and was looking through the dresses to see if I could find an ugly 80's dress (which isn't that hard, trust me). I decided to give this little dress a go and was actually happy with the way it looked. It has the classic huge 1980's shoulder pads I was looking for!
In past few 1980's dress up days, my fellow classmates have proven to me that they really do not understand proper 1980's fashion. My classmates' perception of a "1980's look" is to wear tight, spandex neon tights with a ripped sweatshirt and a sweat band around their forehead. Sigh. There is truly no originality at my school, and frankly, that is not how people dressed in the 80's. If you look at old year books or pictures of people in the 80's, no one dressed like that! The only people who dressed like that were Madonna and Jane Fonda....
So instead of doing the stereotypical "1980's" look, I wanted to do a very authentic look of the 80's. Yes, very ugly, but authentic! :) I blow dried my hair upside down this morning after putting about a 1/4 of a cup of styling gel in it (I'm really not exagerating....) Then, just in case my hair wasn't crunchy and frizzy enough, I added enough hairspray to deplete yet another layer of the earth's ozone layer! :) Oh, and Matt was quick to add that I looked like a raccoon when he saw me today at school, haha. But hey, it added to the dramatic and authentic effect of my outfit. I think I can deal with looking like a raccoon for one day!
All together I was very happy with my outfit! I always think dressing up for different themes is so much fun. I can never get enough of being a different person everyday. It really doesn't get old. :)
Hope everyone is doing great! On Thursday I have yet another wonderful themed outfit planned out. So excited!
With much love, Lauren.