In honour of Jillian’s 30th birthday, we partied it up 80’s style in a big way on Saturday night. I’ve never been one to balk at a costume opportunity, so I spent that few weeks prior gathering my Neons, Metallics, Shoulder Pads, and as many Pearl Necklaces as possible. Some of this was easier said than done, as I still have many boxes yet to be unpacked – and still am slightly clueless about where I’ve placed items that have already found their new homes. I think the resulting outfit was a win!
- Single pink Legwarmer
- Blue Eye shadow
- Decent sized Shoulder Pads
- Pink Metallic Pointy Toed Slingbacks (Yup, those were already in my collection)
- Obnoxious Flowery mini dress
- Glitter, lots and lots of Glitter
I think I managed to pull off a cross between Blossom and Madonna – if I’d found my black bedazzled driving gloves and added some lace arm bands, it would have screamed Madonna. Jillian pulled off a Neon jazzercise-esque ensemble which include a sheer pink long sleeved dress, blue leggings and a yellow skirt. We were quite the pair, and clearly the costume winners of the night (no surprise there!).
The evening was a smashing good time, which left me with a smashing headache and a distinctly vacant expression all day Sunday. I’m still suffering in my claves from standing around in heels – and stumbling down College Street swearing at cab drivers that wouldn’t take credit payment. Was very Déjà vu from an 80’s Prom Bachelorette I went to years ago – gotta love raging around the streets of TO with teased hair looking like a crazed (but oddly fashionable) homeless woman. My hair may never be the same again, I’ve hidden the rat’s nest left behind from all the backcombing in a bun for the last two days. I’m pretty sure masking the problem with more pins and hairspray is likely only making things worse.