On Saturday, I picked up a brand new, vintage 1980s blouse from 'Chelsea Girl', which has since been rebranded to 'River Island'. I remember back in the eighties, Chelsea Girl, Topshop and Miss Selfridge were my all time favourite places to shop- Chelsea Girl was the nearest to my workplace back then, so I purchased a lot of my clothes from there, especially the items with lycra content-ie: leggings, cycling shorts, all in one catsuits, as were the trends back then!
I imagine if this top had of been worn by its original owner, it would have been paired with a pair of leggings, lurex legwarmers and white stilettos (typical Essex girl and eighties fashionista wear), but I intend to wear this top at some point with some skinny jeans and high wedge sandals.
This led me to thinking about the eighties-an era I'm particularly nostalgic about, as that was when I left school, started work, partying and clubbing-oh, what happy, carefree days!!
Favourite things I can remember are:-)
Watching avidly Dallas and Dynasty, enjoying favourite music such as Blondie, Spandau Ballet, Luther Vandross and Alexander O'Neal. Purchasing my very first car, a bright orange battered up Ford Escort Mark 2, my pride and joy, getting my first perm (no I don't have any pictures!) and generally enjoying life to the full, with no responsibilities!