With all this time-travel talk, I thought I’d really take you back to the 80s since one of you asked to see a photo of my big bangs. So here you go my friends. Fortunately or unfortunately, they lived:
The Suman Family, 1987
Santa Ana, California
First Day of School
Left to right: my oldest sister Saunja (10th grade), my sister Camille (8th grade), me (6th grade), my youngest brother Mark (4 years old), and my brother Eric (2nd grade)….who leaned more toward the Miami Vice trend of ’87.
Why it was okay for an 11 year-old to dress like a 40 year-old woman is an 80s riddle. But we did it. And loved it. And if my sister Saunja wasn’t in her cheer uniform you can guarantee she’d be wearing a button-up blouse with a big gawdy brooch smack in the middle of the neck…and leggings…and a scrunchie. Oh wait, she is wearing a scrunchie. Or is that a banana clip?
And what am I wearing? I remember the outfit clearly, since I had laid it out the night before. A Forenza sweater vest, white jeans skirt (I think), an Esprit bag, and my white/pink LA Gear. Oh and yep. Braces. My second round of braces….which came equipped with a head and neck-gear, which I ONLY wore at night (hello? the hair. And my dignity)
I look like such a kid here though I remember feeling so old. And would have totally melted if Ralph Macchio or Michael J. Fox ever blinked in my direction! And speaking of Karate Kid….
Just had to include one more photo gem, circa 2002.
When Casey and I were dating he and his friends dressed up like 80s movie characters for Halloween. And they were a hit.
Left to right: Brett as Teen Wolf, Brian as Karate Kid on Halloween (a costume within a costume), Casey as Doc Brown, and Devin as Peewee Herman.
Okay. Later skater.
Have a rad weekend!
And if you want to see more hairstyles….check out my hairography from the past 15 years (which sadly lost all the comments when I switched to wordpress. boo)
Oh, and don’t forget to enter the Consumer Crafts $250 giveaway if you haven’t already. It ends Saturday night. And check out Consumer Crafts for tons of cool supplies. They have free shipping this weekend!