Friday, November 27, 2009

Truly Outrageous

When I look back on the days of my teenage youth there is a special group of pictures that are my favorite and that I cherish above all others.

It was the year 2000 or maybe it was 2001 ... heck, it might have been 1999, I have no idea (I'm claiming mommy brain on that one.) We were in high school and there was an 80's dance.

I'm pretty sure that we were the best Jem and the Holograms around. Its crazy how much time and energy we all put into those utterly fabulous costumes that we're all wearing, from me hand printing/painting/glittering/studding the Jem shirts, to many hours spent at the thrift store to acquire top quality official 80's clothing, to buying spray on hair dye so that I could be Jem and have her signature pink hair authentically. Funny how time and energy seem to mean something so totally different now!

As if leaving the house looking like that for a dance wasn't enough, we all gathered up and went to a local restaurant afterwards in our full totally truly outrageous outfits. Good Times. Thankfully, these girls are still some of my very best friends and I love em dearly ... so I'm hoping that they don't freak when they see these awesome pictures of them on the web!


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9 comments:

The Momma said...

OMG those are fab outfits!!!! I LOVED Jem and the Holograms!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Your outfits were TRULY outrageous!! LOL, fun flashback!

Chele said...

I do remember those days...LOL Love the pics!

AlyGatr said...

OMG, I think those are the best costumes ever! You know what's really sad? I think I have some pics of me looking a lot like that...only it was the 80's and I thought I was being cool.

AlyGatr said...

Oh and it wasn't Halloween!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a fun high school dance!! You guys did a fantastic job on the costumes.

(You are making me feel old. I got married in 1998.)

Crafty Mama said...

Truly Outrageous!

Yeah, I feel a little old too, my first kid was born in '98.

Christopher And Tia said...

OHMYGOSH...

Seriously.

You're amazing. I hope you know that.

Ashly said...

All hail the power of the crimping iron! :D