View from the chair

Sorry…we did it first…

Brace yourselves. I am about to say something harsh.


Yes.  These are pictures I have taken on my travels as proof!
The side ponytail.


The cuffed jeans

The big bow in the hair, plaids and mirrored sunglasses

Teddy Ruxpin

Hair Crimping

Shiny plastic coats

Denim coats and Chuck Taylors

Saved by the Bell

Oh, these silly teenagers. They think they are on the cutting edge of fashion. Sorry kids…we did it first…and we did it better! We were the original. I was a teen in the 80’s and I ROCKED it. Everything was big in the 80’s from hair to boom boxes. We were not concerned about the environment. You were not a girl (or guy if you were in a hair band) in the 80’s unless you had a sticky shellack of cheap hairspray on the bathroom floor. No amount of scrubbing would get it off!  The music and the movies of the 80’s were the soundtracks of my life!

Here is a flashback of me and my 80’s look!  Keeping it real 80’s style!

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  1. Karen Miller

    Wow! You are totally 80’s! I forgot how big your hair was then. I love it! Couple cans of Aquanet for the road. That stuff was magical….your hair not only didn’t more but we are responsible for killing a part of the ozone layer….ha ahaha ah
    Great blog!

    1. beachchairtracy

      Go big or go home! It was a magical time!

  2. Awww fashion like the wheel keepson coming back. I remember my mum obsessed with ne and my sister and crinkling our hair X #pocolo

  3. yes things come and things go only to return later. Fame was one of the best programmes going to look back on and see the fashion and music trends.

  4. I rocked a pretty badass mullet back in those days. I don’t think I have enough hair to try and pull that off again #thatfridaylinky

    1. beachchairtracy

      That is funny! Oh the mullet. Now that is not one I will miss.

      1. Back from #KCACOLS. still cringing at the thought of what I once looked like…

  5. Lovely hair and yes I remember all those trends from before too.

    I miss the good music of the past. Nothing stands out now. The music nowadays are generic =(


    1. beachchairtracy

      Generic…good term for it!

  6. I love 80s fashion – I was so born in the wrong era! #PoCoLo

    1. beachchairtracy

      Lets bring back the 80’s hair.

  7. Rosie

    Brings back good memories, and that looks like a Laura Ashley dress, I loved them. So they are copy cats, but do they know it, or want to admit it? seeing parents aren’t “cool” hah hah

  8. Haha! Yes the 80’s loved them Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  9. The 80s were the best times of my life! I was in college then. Loved the soaps like Dynasty and Dallas!

  10. wow! I was born in the 80s, so didn’t get the full effects of it, but I remember my mum rocking the hair and shiny shoes! I can’t believe the 80s are back, it’s about time we got some proper fun back! #ThatFridayLinky

    1. beachchairtracy

      So true. I am holding out for the big hair to come back!!

  11. He he spot on. Yes we did it all. Elnett hairspray and crazy hair. Don’t think batwngs have come back- or have they? #MixitUp

    1. beachchairtracy

      I want the big hair! My curls rocked it!

  12. The good old 80s, I had a whale of a time down Club Tropicana (where the drinks were not free) with my crimped hair and ra ra skirt. I left school in 82 but I was married with two kids by the end of the decade!

    1. beachchairtracy

      I never could crimp. My hair was too curly!

  13. lol i was a teen in the 80’s also and my mother would say ‘i used to wear clothes like that’ thanks for linking with #pocolo

  14. Oh I was a kid in the 80s and loved it. The jelly shoes and carebears. They do all seem to be coming back. Even Jem is on Netflix now. I did want Teddy Ruxpin though x

    1. beachchairtracy

      Teddy always scared me!!! I heard about Jem. That is crazy!!!

  15. Hooray! they’re back! finally my hair is back in fashion 😉 lol #mixitup

  16. Oh the memories! And oh and you rocked the 80s look! #kcacols

  17. Oh yes, we definitely did it bigger but I’m not so sure about better! Remember those oversized hawaiian print shirts belted at the waist and shirt dresses in purple and yellow? Or the rianbow eyeshow stying? Maybe that was just South Africa but the colours were wild! #kcacols

    1. beachchairtracy

      I do remember the long shirts with the belt. I had a pink one that I rocked! Never did the rainbow eyeshadow. But we had silver right up to our eyebrows.

  18. oh dear few typos there, I meant rainbow eyeshadow 😀

  19. Oh saved by the Bell was the best. I have to say I love the 80s. Love that metallic jacket too. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  20. The eighties were amazing! But I’ve been informed by my daughter that crop tops and cycling shorts are also a thing which was a nineties thing right? Saved by the Bell, HOW I LOVED IT! #KCACOLS

  21. Petar

    The 80’s , fund memories about that decade , after 80’s everything went to toilet

  22. Calvin

    Ha so much style in this post!

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