I keep flipping through photos from my first trip to England in 1983, hoping to find the picture of my encounter with Roger Daltrey. I kept passing over one in which I was standing by a life-size model of a old-time train conductor; the white t-shirt I was wearing in the shot didn’t interest me. Then I took a closer look, noticed the pastel polka dots on the top and instantly flashed back 31 years. That was one of my favorite tops!
Judging from the strap, I was carrying my beloved gray LeSportsac bag, previously seen in this post. I must have felt really beautiful that day, all dolled up in my great t-shirt and my great bag!
Another favorite top taken on this trip was my rainbow-striped button-front shirt, which I believe I “borrowed” from my mother. I’m wearing it with my ultra-tight English jeans in this photo taken in my friend’s sister’s bedroom in Hailsham, England.
I’ve had a fondness for overalls since my high-school days, though as far as I recall, I never had slouchy Levi’s denim overalls like the cool girls did. I had dressier red overalls instead.
Look how carefully I matched everything to the white buttons on the overalls: New Wave sunglasses-turned-headband, chunky bracelet and puff-shouldered top. I bet I was wearing my white Capezio jazz shoes too.
While I really nail the “awkward teen” look in that photo, I’m happy that I found it because it gives me an excuse to post this cat picture.
I’ve had that on my computer desktop for ages!
I had the striped shirt too! Kitty in overalls, that’s all I need to have a groovy day. xox
I’ve wanted to use that kitteh photo for so long!
I was big into overalls in high school, too! My favorite look was denim overalls layered over a GunnySax sheer lace blouse with a high neck and tiny pearl buttons. I thought the “high-low” combo was sooooooo chic.
My mother hated those overalls with a passion, but knew to pick her battles.
I LOVE the sound of that outfit. I want to steal it!
Hey… I had Capezio’s as well. I mean, who didn’t? Idiots, that’s who. The stylish peeps wore them. I still use sunnies as a headband… stylish AND practical.
I’m overall this! LOL