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!