I Was Born In The 80's

Images by: Barry lean photography
Jumper: Tesco
Biker Jeggings: Tesco
Boots: Primark
Bag: Primark
Earrings: so high soho
Necklace: H&M

So my wonderful boyfriend was ill and had to stay home today, he sat down and took these pictures for me of today's outfit. I really love them, today's outfit was inspired by 'This is England 86' I have been waiting to see it.  The film  'This is England' was so brutal but compelling, it deal's with the issues that were happening at the time including racism and the Thatcher year's. I really loved the girls clothing, all the outfits reminded me of seeing my mother in over sized jumpers and funky jewellery  and buckle ankle boots. 

I don't love the 80's but it was part of  my childhood and reminds me of being at my nan's 
who I miss deeply and the different styles in my family from the Mod's to the Rockers. I still can't believe my mum use to wear a buttoned down Ben Sherman, and a mini skirt she also had a cool bowl cut and wear cool make up. Now she never wear's make up and is into comfort wear. It get's me thinking about my son being a 2010 kid, will he look back and think what the hell were you wearing, and will I be wearing some checked twin suit (scary) with a nanny perm. I am watching 86 now and so far it's great ...check it out.
What is your favourite decade? Is it the decade you were born in?



  1. It's just over. I wanted to watch it but my sister had the TV. I saw the This Is England movie. Brilliant. The first photo is really amazing and your outfit is great. I'm a 90's kid. It wasn't that great.

  2. I'm a 90's child but when I was about 7-16 I dressed like I was in the 80's only listened to 80's music, I was born in the wrong era!

  3. I was born in the 80s but I love the looks from the 20s and from the 50s. The fashion and hair look so elegant.
    I love how that jewelery makes your eyes look so blue!!

  4. Omg - I feel OLD! I'm a 70s child (but only just - was born in May 1979, so one of Thatcher's children). I do remember quite alot about the 80s - Boy George, Princess Diana's wedding (just), Bros, Kylie and Jason etc. But I think my favourite decade was the 90s. We had grunge, minimalism, Brit-pop, super models, fatboy slim - need I say more? And of course, I was growing up in this decade, first boyfriends, first time getting drunk, leaving home, getting into music, all the rites of passage stuff! Whenever I get nostalgic, it's always for the 90s. Can't believe it's so long ago now! xx

  5. ahhh we dont have that show here

    i am made in the 80's haha and i love the 50's because people back then look like commercials in a cereal box

  6. 80's is so fun! i love the 30's and 40's, women back then were so posh and elegant!

  7. Your eyes are stunning, that first pic is so cool! I think it would have been fun to have lived during the roaring 20s.

  8. Awesome post! I'm made in the 90's so I sadly didn't get to experience the infamous 80s. Love your blog!! x

  9. Cute earrings! I was born in late 80's so I didnt experience the 80's fully, but i still like some of its fashion =)

  10. Your blog is beautiful! I was born in 90's :) If you have some free time, check out my blog jjbeautysecrets.blogspot.com :) It's new, so I hope you'll like it :) xoxo Elena

  11. I adore your jeans and shoes :)
    My favourite era is the 1920's, the hairstyles and cloche hats are just wow for me!

  12. I really like those boots! I can't believe i missed the show last night, i'm going to have to watch it again. Ahh, i was born in the 90's, can't say it's my favourite decade, but i do love the 90's :D

    Thanks loads for the lurvaly comment, awww that's so sweet, it was the first time i'd done rag curling! Hehe, i didn't actually find them that bad to sleep in, i was surprised :) xxxx

  13. gorgeous outfit!

    i'm born in 86 but i love the 1950s and 20s

  14. i actually really didn't like the film but i watched the first episode i thought it was a bit more light hearted and easier to watch. so i look forward to the next episode.

    fav decade is either 50s/60s, 50s as it was the birth of rock and roll and the teenager, now that is a decade i can get down with!

    saying that 20s is next on my list. i was born in 85


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