Flashback Friday – 1983


My best friend and I were going to our first real boy/girl party. We were ten and there was going to be dancing and everything. Don’t be alarmed, this is not how we dressed everyday… it was a “punk” party. I put “punk” in quotes because we definitely looked more like miniature hookers than anything else. (The birthday boy hosted his party with Sid Vicious hair and a black leather jacket. Very punk and so cool.)

It’s been a long day and I’m too tired to reminisce, but I can’t help but question a couple of things.

First, can you believe my mom owned black vinyl boots like that. Who was she? Cher?

And second, in what universe would wavy hair and a tennis skirt make me look punk? My reference sources must have been lacking.

I do remember that we were so excited, being allowed to wear make-up… and we wore as much as humanly possible. Good times!

9 responses to “Flashback Friday – 1983

  1. Hehe, that’s cute! I guess it’s close enough to punk. I mean, it was the 80’s. The hair was right! Actually, you probably didn’t do anything to that, haha.

  2. I love the questions you post in this post. All valid ones. I think it’s SO sweet that this was your mother’s perception of “punk” and “really out there”! You look adorable. I miss dress up parties.

    • Thanks Katia. I miss dress up parties too! But, as always, I’ll be dressing up tomorrow to hand out Halloween treats. Our small group of neighbours always dress up and hang out (drinking wine) on the porch while the kiddies go door-to-door. It’s become a nice annual tradition!

  3. Ha ha love your comment Eric! I dressed my friend as a punk when we were a similar age and put her in a black bin liner with safety pins, poor girl! πŸ™‚

  4. Makes Cyndi Lauper look tame. πŸ™‚

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