Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The 80's and other such stuff

Hiya Blogland!!! This week's 52 Pick-Me-Up is 80's. I remember 90's fashion all too well. I thought it be fun to jump in the wayback machine for a look at what we were stylin' in the 80's!! how can we forget the big hair, acid wash denim and neon??
 
This outfit was pretty typical of the 80's for more conservative folk.
 
Acid wash denim, embellishments and high-waisted jeans.
 
 
Oversized wacky knit sweaters
 
 
 The "Madonna" leggings, skirts and neon look
  
Esprit and United Colors of Bennetton layered outfits

The big shoulders and glam of Dynasty 
 
First up is the outfit I wore to work Monday. I brightened up the black and white with neon green. Everything but the shoes is thrifted.
 

Next up is my challenge outfit. I had NOTHING I could make work that was weather (hot and miserable) appropriate. I went with Neon as my 80's inspiration and wore my neon print maxi with a thrifted cardigan and bright thrifted bangles. Adorable puppy accessorizes the outfit!
 
Stop by SpyGirls blog to see how everyone is interpreting his weeks theme!! I'll be back tomorrow with the rundown on my thrifting haul!!
 
TTFN
Tamera

20 comments:

Anne M Bray said...

Your wayback machine is totally awesome! Those are some great photos.
I think both your looks are 80's appropriate! Thanks for linking up.

pao said...

ah, I was just saying to Amber, I couldn't remember the 80's and what I wore then. Thanks for the reminder! I didn't have a TV then, so I guess I didn't know what was in (thank goodness). I do remember the shoulder pads in everything though...

Love your neon touches. I have to find out about Spy Girl's 52 pick up. I've been away from it all for so long!

Krista Gassib said...

These were my high school years and yes I had big hair and lots of black eye liner! You should rock neon more that bright green is really nice on you and I love this maxi! I almost forgot all about the bull boner too I want to try and find Peetee one :) Love to all of you!!!
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Vix said...

I had a massive spiral perm - as you probably saw on my reflective blog post! I hated the clothes and stuck to vintage dresses with feck-off Doc marten boots!
Love the neon cardi on you, you can wear every colour, I swear! x

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Lenya said...

Hi, I think you did great. Love your maxi, it's awesome. Your neon cardigan rocks. And your little dog is just too cute. Have a lovely day.

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Bobbi said...

I went shopping with my daughter last week - and the 80s are making a comeback. She has a dance this Friday and the theme is neon. It reminded me of a sweater I had all those years ago.
Your looks this week are great - hints of 80s but all you.

Patti said...

I am really enjoying those pictures, Tamera! And you look cool in neon, rock the 80's. xoxoxo

Meghan Edge said...

Your outfits look amazing on you. I adore that green sweater! I love the eighties- actually as I'm catching up on blogs I'm watching Flashdance. I know it's probably because I didn't have to live through them, but the films!! Come one, Pretty in Pink!!! ;-)

Meghan Edge said...

^Than should read Come On. I'm sleepy.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, SO well done on both the mostly frightful fashion retrospective and perfectly awesome inspired looks for today!

Helga! said...

I did some neon in the early 80's!! Argh!!! It's quite disturbing, looking back at 80's fashion. Thank goodness I found Goth and escaped most of it!!!
I LOVE that maxi, darling! How do you resist draping darling Gracie around your neck so you can pet her all day long?!
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Lynn Marsh said...

You look great! I have never been a neon person, but I did end up with the big hair....

Val Sparkle said...

Please don't make me go back there!! Except for the music - I loved New Wave.

I love that neon green cardi. You should wear it with your maxi and really keep everybody awake!

Sheila said...

You post the best pictures! Whoa, flashback! Love the neon cardigan on you. And yes, the best accessory is a pet.

Megan Gann said...

Love the green cardigan!! I wish I could say I missed the 80s, but my style growing up was quite full of neon-y goodness.

pastcaring said...

Oh the light denim, the big jumpers and the even bigger hair! Yep, remember it all, though I never went for neon (still don't). But you're wearing it well, Tamera, and of course a maxi dress with cute doggie accessory is always in style! xxxxx

Sacramento Amate said...

I love the 80s, and you are gorgeous rocking them, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Miss Simmonds Says said...

you look gorgeous, I love the neon green, ah, neon 80s colours! I really love that dress too, the fabric is utterly stunning and it looks so wonderful on you! I love love the 80s, they're always a source of style inspiration for me!

Misfits Vintage said...

I also had a huge hideous spiral perm and wore loads of neon!

I love your neon green cardigan - it's perfect with the black and white!

Sarah xxx