Like, totally grody fer sure!

The girls have been dressing up all week for Spirit Week at their school.  They’ve had “comfy cozy” day where they got to go in their PJ’s, “Crazy Day” where anything goes, and “College Day” when most of the school wore either purple or red.  Today seems to be the most exciting for the girls…it’s “80’s Day”. 

For some unknown reason, KT is really into this.  As soon as she came home from school yesterday, she was online valley-girls5.jpgresearching the long lost 80’s.  She finally declared herself an expert and got to work creating her look.  First the girls had to dig through our “dress up box” to see what remnants of mine could be put to good use.  I endured peals of laughter as they tried on my old outfits.  “Did you really wear this?!” they laughed over and over again.  I probably should’ve been offended, but I couldn’t help but laugh with them, some of those outfits were pretty comical.  I did love them at one time though which is why I kept them. (See, it’s a good thing I’m a packrat as my junk stuff is coming in handy now)

Somehow I ended up ripping an old t-shirt up into something out of Flashdancing  (not that my kids know what that is) I had to draw the line at ripping up the soccer socks to make them look like leg-warmers though.  We settled for layered socks.   I had to braid hair so that in the morning, they would have that “crimped” look.  It didn’t matter to them when I explained that I spend nearly an hour every morning with my hot rollers to get the perfect “big hair” and rarely ever had a side pony tail.  KT was the expert and knew exactly how it was back then!

Finally they had their looks down just how they wanted them.  KT was like, totally into it.  Mimi was mostly into the hair and lots of blue eye makeup.  (she never gets to wear make up, so she takes every opportunity she can to use it)  I had fun decorating lunch sacks with Valley Girl expressions.  I hope they have like a totally radical day.  Don’t they look, like totally AWESOME! 


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16 Responses to Like, totally grody fer sure!

  1. Claire says:

    WOW, they both sure look great…I always had a side ponytail in the 80’s, it’s quite scary how cool they’re considered now!

  2. Jay says:

    That’s like totally awesome! I bet this whole week has been a blast at that school.

  3. Peggy says:

    80’s day – What happened to 50’s days???

    BTW – the girls got the look pretty good. I still have a pair of white stilettos somewhere and some really big earings.

  4. annie says:

    Very convincing, I must say!

  5. Susan's Husband, Shaun says:

    Hey! Who said they could wear MAKE-UP!?!?

  6. Mom says:

    Hey you girls get my jewerly off– right this instant! grandma

  7. Becca says:

    Ok, like gag me with a spoon, like they like look, like soooo cool, yeah know. Like, ok, they like totally got the look. Like SO Madonna and like so like Cindy Lauper. I mean, like totally cool man.

  8. mjd says:

    We had Spirit Week at my school this week too. Our days were not as much fun. We did have a Retro Day, but the students did not get into it much. I wore a long hippie-looking skirt and my “War is Not Healthy for Children and other Living Things” medallion. But my students are not surprised by or even interested in what I wear.

    Your girls look “Excellent”, what fun. Even if there were no side-pony-tails in the 80’s, there should have been. Look how fashionable the big-hair pony-tails look on your daughters.

  9. They’re adorable…I missed out on the 80’s look – corporate life in the big city didn’t allow the cool look. The entire week sounds like it was great.

  10. Chelle P. says:

    WOW! Way to go, KT. That is the ultimate 80’s look.

  11. Aunt Mary says:

    Gee you guys look soooo cute

  12. Kell says:

    I feel so old. But I had great hair in the 80s! That wavy big hair was a natural for me.

  13. oddmix says:

    Spoon? Dude, like gag me with an entire place setting. Those outfits are like, totally excellent.
    I feel so old. I graduated from college in the eighties.

  14. Melissa says:

    According to Lauren (who knows everything pft), the flashdance look is very hot this year! 🙂

  15. Gloria says:

    I remember layered socks and big hair! Your girls looked adorable 🙂

  16. Mary says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I am taking the whole family to the Regeneration Tour this summer 08. Dead or Alive, ABC, Naked Eyes, Human Leeague, Belinda Carlisle will be playing. My girls, 10 and 8 will be dressing the part. I was looking for some “cheap” ideas. Tell your daughter she did a great job!

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