They're coming back in fashion, those cable knit jumpers! I was shopping today and saw a few around... As well as lots of polka dots. And skinny leg jeans. Claudia would look totally normal in today's fashion world, seriously.
Post by wanderingfrog on Aug 20, 2006 19:10:46 GMT -5
^ You would have loved one of my "Claudia outfits" that I wore when I was nine. The shirt was white with black polka dots and the skirt was black with white polka dots. Or possibly the other way around. It also involved hot pink and lime green suspenders, hot pink and lime green decorative buttons, and one hot pink sock and one lime green sock. Oh, and these pink high tops with planets and stars and moons all over them that I still think were totally awesome.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Post by baseballchica03 on Aug 21, 2006 16:14:12 GMT -5
Early on in Stacey's Lie, her father gives her money to go shopping and get something "summery." She gets these flowing, navy blue pants with big yellow sunflowers all over them. I had those pants. I was all about the sunflowers, back in the day.
Post by sotypical42483 on Aug 23, 2006 13:13:08 GMT -5
When i was 17, I worked in a teen clothing store and we sold a pair of pinkish blueish purpleish jeans that had sunflowers all over them. We called them the sunflower pants. I bet Claudia would've LOVED them. They were supposed to look hand-painted... I never thought of it til now, but I think they were very Claudia-ish. Emphasis on the ISH.
Claudia's snake bracelet Sam's "I Know You Are But What am I?" T-shirt Kristy's Gumby T-shirt (Babysitters at Shadow lake) Claudia's "Jerry Garcia Lives" button Stacey's many jumpsuits Dawn's "Genius Inside" T-shirt Claudia's sheep barrettes Mary Anne's famous cities skirt Claudia's skeleton earrings Claudia's many fedoras Kristy's Beaver Cleaver T-shirt (Kristy and the Mothers Day Surprise)
Post by booboobrewer on Feb 14, 2007 20:56:41 GMT -5
Those are all great! I liked Claud's snake bracelet, also her ring that had a green dragon head on it. I had forgotten about her Jerry Garcia pin. Haha.
Someone mentioned upthread the clothes in MA's Makeover - I loved reading about those! Thought the red dress, though, the one she wears to the dance, sounded kind of weird. It was something like off the shoulder, form-fitting, but with a really flared short skirt or something. (Or maybe I got that all wrong). Dawn's was supposed to be this short black dress with a sheer bodice. Racy! She must have wanted to look special for Pete.
Also, didn't Stacey wear one of her mother's long sparkly gowns to the Winter Wonderland Dance? I have a hard time imagining they would even be the same size, but moreover, what eighth grader does that? I'd expect much of the kids to show up in just really nice clothes (but I guess they did make a big deal out of how formal the WW dance was). And then on their trip to Europe, Stacey's embarrassed to wear her mom's clothes.
Post by sarahsmile416 on Feb 15, 2007 0:08:53 GMT -5
Some people were mentioning the outfits they used to wear...and it was like tearing a page out of my own life. For years, all I wore were huge shirts and sweatshirts, leggings, stirrup pants, shoes with buckles (which for some reason, I had convinced myself were the height of fashion), and oh yes, Blossom hats.
This phase continued until the seventh grade...until something happened that embarrassed me completely. As people mentioned, I wore these clothes LONG after they stopped being popular, which was sort of embarrassing in and of itself, but not so much so that I had any desire to stop wearing these clothes...after all, they were comfortable!
Anyway, one day in seventh grade, I decided (for some reason) that it would be really fresh to wear this flowered bodysuit I had with a pair of yellow leggings (which I think is sadly akin to the tights and sweatshirts stories which many of you recounted). Anyway, I had it in my head that I looked completely AWESOME, until this girl took me over to the side of our classroom and said to me, very sensitively, "I think it would be better if you wore a sweatshirt over that" - she didn't say the obvious, which I was glad of, but the second I looked down at myself, all of a sudden, I saw myself through their eyes (channeling Sallie Bowles here) and was mortified. Thankfully (I guess), I had a sweatshirt in my locker and I put it on over my bodysuit and went about my day.
The sad part of the story, I think, was that I really think this was the moment that I started becoming painfully self-aware. After this, I stopped wearing leggings entirely and started wearing jeans (even though I hated them at one point and found them dreadfully uncomfortable) - but for some reason, I thought that the solution was not to eschew what this girl had pointed out to me and go on my life dressing the way I pleased, but instead, that it was far better to start dressing like everyone else.
At the time, I thought nothing of this change...but when I was much older, I looked back at this moment as the day when peer pressure and the need to look like everyone else really hit me.