Because it’s Friday… and because we all could use a little comic relief…
Seriously… one of my most favorite movies of all time. I know it’s lame… but this movie is so totally ME (well, almost). Okay, so I wasn’t uber rich and I didn’t grow up in Beverly Hills… but I did wear a lot of the same outfits as Cher “Isn’t my house classic? The columns date all the way back to 1972.”
That one sweater dress she has with the argyle print she wears with the white knee-high socks and the platform mary-janes? Yeah, I swear I had that EXACT same outfit in high school. It’s uncanny.
Poor early 90s people… we didn’t stand a chance. Fashion hit us with a 2X4 of preppy meets flannel and it wasn’t very good. I do believe that I not only wore too short plaid school girl pleated skirts with the half shirt but also owned a pair of Jnco jeans.
What exactly was I trying to accomplish? That I could fit in with all types? That’s probably it. I mean, I’ve always tried to have a wide diversity in my friends.
Here are some examples from the movie for your viewing pleasure…
…or to just make you laugh out loud!
What was it with those knee-high socks and that private school look? Ultra preppy for sure. Plus, I was saving myself for Luke Perry, too, Cher… “I feel like such a heifer. I had two bowls of Special K, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn, 5 peanut butter M&M’s and like 3 pieces of licorice.”
Even better… that “whatever” with the W done with your fingers, well, I used it all the time and one day my mom tried to imitate it and she had her whole hands up in the shape of a butterfly… needless to say we made fun of her for quite some time (sorry mom!).
I do kinda miss the preppy look. So many high schooler girls these days wear either WAY too revealing clothing that make them look like they’re for sale or they dress like they just rolled out of bed. As if! What are they thinking!?!
Although, I must admit that there are a few things that make me feel sad when I think about this movie…
1) Brittany Murphy is no longer with us.
2) I really wasn’t as clueless as they depicted young girls to be in the early 90s and I’m pretty sure most girls my age were actually really smart and not at all as depicted in the movie.
3) I always thought High School was so rough and that things would be so much better after we graduated… looking back I realize that things were so much easier back then and I should have just enjoyed it more instead of always worrying about the future.
4) Last, but not least, Smoking Popes were featured on the soundtrack and unfortunately sang a few songs that my ex and I considered “ours”.
But, overall the movie makes me smile, so that’s always good!
Okay, so thoughts? Do any of you have any fun stories from the 90s? Were you in High School? College? I don’t want to know if you were younger than me… that just makes me feel super old!