Loopy starts back to school tomorrow morning as a junior. Only two years of school left. Where has the time gone? Saucy swore she'd never ask that aloud. It seems she is asking herself that almost daily now.
Do you remember the excitement of picking your first day of school outfit? Like it was yesterday. Only Saucy's was a little different: Jordache jeans and a snappy pink shirt with an alligator on it, the collar carefully popped.
This is Loopy's back to school look. Not the shoes. God, no, not the shoes. The shoes are Saucy's and while they could be worn for the photos, more sensible shoes will be worn to school tomorrow. Sensible sandals from Wal Mart.
Saucy remembers grade eleven as being her very favourite year of high school. She hit her stride, she knew her way around. She had nice friends and the pressure of senior year and graduation and all of the decisions that were on the horizon were so far off in the distance that her biggest concern was where exactly she should tie her bandana - upper arm or knee?
Saucy never remembers having skin quite so beautiful as Loopy's. Even with all her babysitting money spent on Stridex pads and 10-0-6 lotion. What she wouldn't give to smell those smells again.
Loopy was allowed a little back to school spray tan. Saucy digs the idea of sunless bronzing but all things in moderation. Nobody wants to be orange. Back in the day it was lay out in the sun with your Hawaiian Tropic or baby oil. Later you would smell like Noxema, but even that odor is a fond memory now.
If you wanted an instant glow in the eighties, you applied Quick Tan. Your striped gams were a dead giveaway. Things are so much easier for this generation.
Saucy swore she'd never say that, either.
If you wanted highlights, you got Sun In hair treatment and only the lucky ones went truly blonde. The rest of us had red highlights to complement the orange between our fingers from applying the QT.
There were no teen-friendly fashion stores where we could find reasonably priced versions of runway fashion. Saucy could never have conceived of shopping at Forever 21 or accessorizing at Claire's. Back in high school in the eighties, you bumped into your twin around every corner and you all smelled the same. Like Giorgio Beverly Hills, probably.
What was your favourite year of high school? You can't flake on the question and say you hated them all. You had to have a favourite.
What was the best of the worst, then?
Loopy technically NOT "owling." Owling is the new planking. She's got the pose, but she should be set up on a fence or a high object to be owling.
She's been looking forward to school since the first day of summer vacation...
...even more so after we found the outfit.
Today we had makeovers at the Benefit counter and this is the result. A lightly winged eyeliner and a nude lip. Apparently it will be "the look" this year. She had to get "the look."
Saucy is loathe to admit it but she's thrilled school is starting again. She likes the schedule, she likes the rhythm of the week. She gets so much more accomplished when she's pressed for time.
Especially blogging. This weekend she's going to show you Veto's birthday cupcakes, a book review, a couple of cute things and... a giveaway.