Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You



After having watched Jen's participation in Sincerely 'Fro Me to You, I had to join in the fun!




I shared this photo a while back, but didn't tell you much about it. I definitely didn't show you a close-up.

This picture is either 6th or 7th grade. I'm thinking most likely the end of 6th grade. It was in 6th grade that I absolutely had to have that really cool black ESPIRIT bag. Because all the kids that were cool had them. I don't know how I got my hair that big. It was definitely the style though, and we all had bangs. During the 7th grade the bangs were thinner and higher, so this must be 6th. By 8th grade, my best friend Misty and I started the no-bang, hair parted down the middle trend. Very hippy, and in all the teen mags. We did it first at our school, and soon others followed. Pretty good for some middle of the road kids. We weren't the coolest, and we liked it that way.

Like that half-shirt? Yeah, awesome huh. That almost see-through white jacket had turquoise panels on it, and didn't it look cool with my black pants? Syke! My guess is they were Jordache or Guess jeans. Come 7th grade I bought (well my parents bought) jeans that were stretchy and zipped up the back. They also had small zippers at the ankle so I could get my foot through the narrow bottom. The result was boys loved to go behind the girls and attempt to unzip the pants. They never made it, but they enjoyed the pestering.

Wow, if I were to pull all those notes out my friends and I wrote each other... then you'd really have a laugh. This has been fun, and I know there are more terrible photos! Actually they are the ones I haven't scanned...yet!

11 comments:

Valarie said...

Oh I remeber the ankles of my pants being so tight that I could barely get them on and my sister had to help me pull them off!

Tammy said...

What a great looking bunch of people from the 80's! We all managed to survive the decade.

Ohhh, the ESPIRIT bag! I never could have one.

Crayl said...

I never had a real ESPIRIT bag, only knock offs...nice.

Amanda said...

I loved Espirit! I remember having a pair of Espirit boots.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Hahaha, ESPIRIT....

jennifer said...

Hah! I'm so glad that you playedd along. I was never an Espirit girl. I had a thing or two but there were girls in my school that loaded up with it.

Did you have a Swatch? I had one which totally defeated the Swatch look.

Take care TJ.

Jen

I think the photo is very cute by the way!

Dianna said...

Cute photo*!*
I've been hopping around bloggyland and getting a good chuckle at everyone else's expense. ;)
I feel like I must apologize to everyone for the whole ozone thing~I unfortunately DID figure out how to get my hair that high and single handedly kept "White Rain" in business.
Wear sunscreen everyone :)

Anonymous said...

You were so cool! I could never get my hair to do that high-bangs thing. I did have the Esprit bag, though -- they were so awesome. But my belly never looked good enough for a half-shirt. (sigh)

Anonymous said...

that last one was from me, I don't know how I ended up anonymous...

Anonymous said...

okay, it's Ann Boyd! I'm really not trying to be anonymous, and I don't know how to edit those comments!

TJ said...

LOL Ann
You can only delete for some reason. Bloggers been a bit of a pain lately when leaving comments!

I should admit the ESPIRIT bag was the only ESPIRIT item I owned. It was the least expensive thing. SWATCH, hmm.. I think I had one, I sure remember how cool they were.