Photo Dare Thursday

Okay my blog buddy at We are THAT family- wants us to do it again (every Thursday actually) photos from our past. And then explain what the heck is going on...

I am 14 in this photo. I am in a San Francisco hotel room...I had travelled there with my dance troupe. I asked one of the moms to take my picture- I think because I thought I looked SO COOL. Let me break it down for ya: beret on my head (not raspberry beret, but just as bad) over my Pat Benatar haircut, lilac eyeshadow, denim puffy sleeve-mandarian collar jacket with vintage war medals sewn on (by my mom-thanks mom), the absolute coolest tank top made out of kind rag strips. (I would wear it NOW I swear), jaunty crop denim pants and the real star of the show; the slouchy boots with the sock top squished down to make it even cooler.

I just remember feeling SO HOT and SO COOL in this outfit. I HAD to have a picture.....I guess to show you people 24 years later!


We are THAT Family said...

Oh, that is hilarious, I mean, fashionably stunning! I have some similar shots of my in a bathing suit trying to look sultry and sexy at 13. I don't think even I am brave enough to post them!

marky said...

LOL, great photo/story.
Ithink the 80's were a cruel decade!

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

Love this! You are super cute and confident!

Amy said...

I had a taxi jacket just like that, I wanted one because George Michael wore one in "faith"

jennifer said...

Pat Benetar wishes that she looked that good! I am seeing your sassiness in this pic!

This could be some agonizing moments of realization on Thursdays, could it not? But OH WHAT FUN! Bring on the humiliation!

Have a happy day.


The Apron Queen said...

Wow! You were smoking HOT! :D

Too funny. Thanks for sharing.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the only thing that could make that jacket cooler is a bunch of bleach spots.
Did anyone else do that? Homemade acid wash!

Ann said...

You had me at "Pat Benatar hair cut". (I'm not happy with myself for the Jerry McGuire referrence)
So glad I found your blog!