When I was young I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become a 1980s teen queen. I wanted my name to be Stacey and I wanted fluffy blond curly hair. I also wanted to wear huge bouncy skirts made of tulle under short denim skirts. I couldn't wait. I thought all of this would happen for me around the time I turned 16. I obsessed over the popular "cool" girls in movies including Can't Buy Me Love..."that is some severe suede!"
And the girls in Heathers. I loved this outfit worn by Shannon Dougherty Heather.
And Valley Girl, ohmygod!
I even lived vicariously through my barbies, dressing them up in the outfits I coveted.
And then I turned 16 and it was the nineties and everyone was grungy and there was no need for huge amounts of blue eye shadow and I wore silly tee shirts with Mr. Bubble on it and never wore that tutu skirt and my hair was stringy and red and I was super angsty about everything.
I never got to be the 1980s teen queen dream but luckily 80s parties are a dime a dozen these days so I can live out my dreams that way.
Who did you want to be when you were little?