How often do you get to relive your youth and do in the manner in which you want. Not often right! Well, not often enough, at least in my case. However, I have a friend that keeps me young. She is probably the most vivacious and outgoing person that I have ever known. I truly do not know how she does it all. She is my rock when it comes to being happy, carefree and positive. She is an example of so much that I want to be. She is a hard worker, a creative genius and one of the best mother’s I have ever known. We knew each other in high school, and reconnected a couple of years ago. She gets me out of the house and doing things that I wouldn’t think of on my own. AND I LOVE IT!
This weekend, she invited me to get out, again, to something that I wouldn’t normally do. She had an extra ticket to an 80’s remix concert and offered it to me! Well, as an 80’s child, those “oldies” (as my children call them) are my staple music. I was thrilled to go. A couple of hours before the concert started, she informed me that she, and the other girl that was going, were going to be donning 80’s attire and urged me to follow suit.
I am on the tightest shoestring of budgets right now, so I had to dig into my own closet for something to come up. I didn’t have to look far. First thing I came to was my black and pink sequin dress. I haven’t ever worn it, but I have been wanting to. I had it all ready to go, until I decided that sequins on grass seating was probably not my best idea of all time. Although I was disappointed, I kept my chin up and persevered.
Unfortunately, I have managed to put on just enough poundage to eliminate a good portion of my wardrobe (something that is in the process of changing as we speak.) So, I went digging into my closet. I found a mini leggings skirt that I bought two years ago and never have worn, tore the tags off and decided to make that my staple!
I quickly grabbed the leggings that I had passed down to Kyra, a tank top (as they were all the rage,) and paired the three. I cut the neck out of a pink t-shirt to make it the loose neck type. I found a cheetah chain belt, a denim jacket that I bought at Savers for $3 last week and my awesome Madonna strappy stilettos that my friend Melanie gave me as part of a huge gift of shoes.
I teased my hair and found a giant headband and let it go. I was THRILLED.
As I pulled into the parking lot of the venue and got a disturbing text. Jackie told me that they were the only ones that were dressed up. Oh my. That was not something that I wanted to do. I didn’t want to walk in there, after the concert had already started, dressed like Cindi Lauper. However, really, when all is said and done, WHO CARES?
I walked up to the gated and was trying to meet up with Jackie, when after a couple of brief minutes, the gate attendant just let me in. Kindness never hurts. Then again, I am sure he figured that I wouldn’t show up to a concert dressed like that if I wasn’t being legit.
What can I say? How often can you actually dress and act 30 years younger and get away with it? I am so glad that I have friends that help me shake myself and get out! And as for the costume, there were a few other people that dressed up too. So, we weren’t completely out in left field. In fact, we had so many people stop us and tell us how great we looked, and have pictures taken with us.