Monday, March 18, 2013

1979 Called...

....and wants its groove back. And guess who has it? 


A few weeks ago I was on one of my favorite blogs, Girls of a Certain Age, and saw this baby:

and I was all - Hellllloooo, seventh grade! and I TOTALLY bought one at Target. Granted, it wasn't the big ole fat Lip Smacker like I picked up at JC Penney back in the day (though they had those too). I took off the cap and just smelled and smelled, and damn if I wasn't back at the B&D Roller Rink listening to Billy Squire, eating a Laffy Taffy and drinking a suicide (hollaaaa to my homegirl Whitley, who ALSO drank her a few suicides in her day).

I also had THIS version of a smacker:

what can I say? I was a bit of a Soda-Smacker Connoisseur. 

And I also picked up this tee:

Which is reminiscent of one of the BEST displays of 70s high school life in cinema - Dazed and Confused, when Parker Posey was the bitchiest of mean girls - the Queen of Mean:

and when Matthew McConaughey looked like this:

I LOVE this tee. Granted, it is not quite as groovy as the red satin sweatshirt with hood, drawstring and kangaroo pocket I wore back in the day, but it'll do. I GUESS.

And THEN? I'm not gonna lie - I got my groove ON.

I really didn't have any other choice.

That's how you roll when you're the Mayor of Funkytown.

Linking up herehere, here, and here.

EDIT: The gorgeous Zahra from Love Zahra has featured lil ole me today with an interview while she is in Hawaii. Ch-ch-check it out (and try not to be jealous if, like me, you're sitting in an office that is 59 frigging degrees this morning - what da HAIL, ancient office building????).

Tee, Belt (as bracelet): Target
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Earrings: Laguna Beach street vendor
Necklace: TJ Maxx




April Giannosa said...

lol! You're too funny! Totally had a flashback reading this! Love your shoes!

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Sarah Summerlin said...

Those shoes are rockin'! You could totally star in D and C.

Zahra Sandberg said...

Absolutely love dazed and confused and I drank a few suicides too! Love this post - I'm actually still on Chicago time so I am up really early to read your blog! your guest post cracked me up - seriously! Thanks again! Hope you have a great day!

Babblings of a Mommy said...

You're hilarious! Love your spirit. You're rocking the 70's vibe like no one's business.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Lip Smackers were my jam!

thisfelicitouslife said...

Love it! I don't care how popular skinny jeans are, flares (bootcut, whatever you call them) are where it's at.

Courtnee said...

Love the dance sequence! This outfit is all kinds of 70s badasser-y!

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Carrie Teal said...

Love the 70's vibe one of my favorite eras and I love your got your groove on.


dreamingincashmere said...

Oh girl you had me at Dr.Pepper lipsmacker!! What a fantastic post! I want to go buy some tomorrow:) Man, I miss that stuff!

Danielle said...

I'm so glad I found you through Style Sessions link up. I'm already a huge fan. Thanks for the laughs, and I'm digging your 70s look :)


Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

i want this tee.... because you look so cool and i should be cool..

MerciBlahBlah said...

Ahhhh, thanks all! I appreciate your sweet comments!

Danielle - so glad you found the blog - hope you stick around!

Dusty - you, too, can have this tee for $12 at Target. Get thee hence!

Amy said...

you're adorable (and hilarious). I actually totally dig that shirt!

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The Mrs. and The Momma said...

I love this post! So cute and you're totally rockin' that throw back look! Love me some Dazed and Confused. Thanks so much for linking up with the BEST OF last week! I look forward to seeing you again this Friday!!!!

xo, Kristen
The Mrs. and The Momma