If there’s one fashion decade that I tend to steer clear of, it’s the 80’s. I’ll happily deck myself out with relics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, but I balk a little when it comes to the 80’s. It’s a decade that has just a bit too much pouf, a bit too much frou-frou for my liking. This past weekend though, I had to renounce my 80’s-hating ways when I found this gem of a sweater in my local Salvation Army store:
It’s bright red, it’s got batwing sleeves and a huge embellished design on the front. And it was only $5. It had to be mine. Also, I’m 90% sure that this baby is handmade, which only makes it more special.
I am wearing:
– Red embellished 80’s jumper (thrifted)
– Mid-wash denim jeans from Target
– Cats-eye glasses from Clearly Contacts
– Amethyst ring
– Two-tone brogues from Rubi shoes
-Radish earrings from Etsy
All weekend, I was calling this jumper my ‘Cosby jumper’ for the obvious reasons. Fun fact: as a kid, I always hated Vanessa Huxtable, because she was the only person I’d ever come across with the same name as me. I hated sharing my name. Even now, I’ve only ever met a handful of people named Vanessa. I’m pleased my parents didn’t give me the name they’d originally chosen for me, which was Jessica. There are a million Jessicas in the world and I don’t think my tiny-child mind could have coped with sharing my moniker with that many people.
When I was putting this outfit together, I noticed that the brogues I’d chosen were not unlike the ones worn by Urkel. I reasoned that this made them an obvious choice to wear with this jumper.
I’m not sure that I would ever have advised anyone to channel Bill Cosby and Steve Urkel in the same outfit, but I’m really glad I went there. This was so much fun to wear.
I wore this outfit to visit the art gallery for afternoon tea with Ross. Afterwards, we went home to snuggle on the couch and watch another gem from the 80’s- The Young Ones.