Sunday, October 28, 2007

What Were YOU Doing in 1983?

nothing comes between me and my calvins

I was apparently being SASSY. In my Calvin Klein jeans, button-down Oxford-cloth shirt, and plaid BOW-TIE. Not to mention the haircut that we were calling a "bi-level." No, really, it's totally different than a mullet. Honest.

When I was seventeen, it WAS a "very good year." *siiiiiigh* I think it's time to reclaim some of that happiness. If I try, I can remember being that spunky, fun kid, and I bet, if I try REALLY hard, I can even get her back, at least a little. I'm going for it.

25 comments:

  1. Oh Dear God you are too cute. So Sassy!!

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  2. How beautiful you are,and I remember that look well.

    Helen

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  3. Oh SOOOO 80's, but very sweet looking. This completely took me right back to my youth!

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  4. I was a sassy high school senior with a bi-level hair cut, designer jeans and a shirt with shoulder pads!

    We would cruise around at night in my friends Trans Am and listen to Journey and Rush.

    Some of the best days of my life!

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  5. I wasn't born until 1985, but I apparently missed out on some sweet jeans and a killer bow tie fad! I'm totally bummed about that now. :(

    Lovely picture, though!!

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  6. Hot. Nothing gets between you and your Calvins!

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  7. Killer look Belinda, especially the sassy pose. In 1983, I went from being an average high-school senior to a mother. Definitely the most memorable year of my life!

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  8. You are cute in this picture!!! I was spending the 80's getting dirty and riding horses, since I am about 10 years behind you:o)

    You definitely need to go for it and get some of her back and have fun while you are doing it!!!

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  9. I was busy being born in 1983!


    By the way...it's a BOY!!!!

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  10. I was nowhere near as cute in 83, but a high school junior in love with REO and Def Leppard.

    I didn't have a bi-level, either. I went straight from the farrah fawcett hairstyle to the 90s New Jersey-girl big hair style. Lots of hairspray. Lots.

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  11. melissa - I know, I was THERE. I hope your baby is as good a baby as you were. Also, add me to the "list" or whatever so I can see pictures!

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  12. At first glance I thought this was a Halloween costume. Seeing as how it's October 29th and the bow tie and all...

    I think we're close to the same age...

    www.alladither.com

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  13. OMG! that took me right back! I was 18 in 1983 and I had the same hair, I also loved those bow ties and button downs!

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  14. Oh my gosh, that's ridiculous, that is not a "bi-level", that's a femmullet, embrace it.

    Well, I hope you do bring back that sassiness, girl, but don't bring back the hair. Seriously, don't...

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  15. I was the girl with the huge hair, the rubber madonna bracelets, the combat boots and the oversized earrings. I think I was jealous of girls like you that looked like they had it all together.

    I couldn't get her back if I tried. I don't know that I would want to.

    CP.

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  16. Um....

    In 1983 I was in 3rd grade....
    :)

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  17. Hm.. in December of 1983 I was being conceived. :) Wahoo!

    I love this picture, btw.

    and I LURVE the bowtie! :)

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  18. You can hate me for this, but in 1983, I was 5 :).

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  19. OK... Here's a comment from someone a little older (I think). Hard to remember exactly what I was doing in 1983 (but FWIW, I was 25). Once you're a mom, all time-lines are benchmarked by the birthdates (and thus, ages) of your kids. First kid was born in Feb of 1985, so 1983 was pre-kids. Finished undergrad in 1979 and started grad school the same year, took 3 years to get the master's (long story), so 1983 was 1 year after that. Thus, by deduction, young professional, working as a "Research Associate" at the University.

    How did I dress back then? Whatever the style was, I guess. I had a big blonde "shag" sorta like Farrah Fawcett's, along with the big large-lens plastic glasses (that are sooooo embarassing now--but I tell my kids "That was the style!"). Was that pre-legwarmers? Only wore those for working out, but I had 'em! And I remember making several bow-ties to wear with those female versions of the "power suit."

    Oh, and I had braces on my teeth (again) back then, too. :p

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  20. In 1983, you were definitely looking much hotter than I was.

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  21. I love the bow-tie! In 1983 I was ten, chubby, still rocking the "hair so long I can tuck it into my waistband" look, and probably wearing my first pair of glasses.

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  22. You are cute and sassy! I was 16 in 1983, had the same hair, same jeans, same button-down Oxford shirts. Was that the year we tucked our jeans into our scrunched down SOCKS?

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  23. OH! She has your eyes! This has never been so obvious as it is here.

    And 1983? Oh, the hair. The HAIR.

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  24. Is it just me or do you look like Phoebe Cates here?

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