Going back to… the EIGHTIES (part I)

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Nostalgia time today!! Some time ago we went to the seventies (see this and this post), today it’s all about the good old eighties! Read on for some personal stories accompanied with some hilarious pics!

Favourite outfit?

I’ve got a couple of outfits in mind… in 1980 we went to Italy and my mum bought me the loveliest blue outfit overthere!!! I remember feeling very chique and elegant in it… isn’t it just lovely! My mum is looking ab fab as well in her LBD!!


Another outfit which is very memorable is the outfit I wore during my Confirmation. At the start of our shopping spree, my mum had shown me this floral outfit, however, I had set my mind on a skirt/blouse/blazer trio as that was so ‘trendy’ at the time. I tried out several skirts/blouses/blazers… but that look just wasn’t me!

So finally I gave in to my mother and tried on the outfit she had picked out for me… it was a lesson in ‘your mum knows best’ as I was immediately in love with the outfit!! I felt beautiful in this floral skirt with a floral ruffled blouse on top and a light pink cardigan and next to all of the skirts/blouses/blazers you could see that day, I was the one that stood out! (Don’t you just LOVE my Harry Potter glasses?!)

OK, it might look like some old-fashioned wallpaper, but I promise you that it was VERY chic in 1983!

And a third outfit was one from the end of the eighties… my favourite whitewashed jeans, an Esprit T-shirt and a black bomber jacket. Loved it and felt so comfy in it 😉 Couldn’t find a picture of the entire outfit though, but believe me… these are the jeans & t-shirt 😀 (although it could be any jeans and white T I guess…).

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Finally I want to share with you this horrible fashion faux-pas. Well the outfit was actually ok (striped playsuit with a white T-shirt with stripes on the shoulders), but what about that styling?! I am wearing 2 pairs of glasses (my ordinary glasses and some sunglasses on top) and a Bayern Munich cap… the elegant Michaela Frey bracelet saves the day 😀


Favourite film?

During the eighties, I regularly went to the cinema. As I was in my teens, I just loved the Brat Pack, a group of young actors who appeared in teenage movies like St. Elmo’s Fire, The Outsiders, Pretty in Pink, but my favourite film from the eighties definitely is The Breakfast Club! I even wrote a blogpost about this film, you can read it here!

It was also the age of ‘Dirty Dancing’!!! Whenever that film is on the telly I can’t NOT watch it… and sing along with it -D

Oh I’ve certainly had the time of my life in the eighties!

Favourite book?


When I was a kid,I went to the library once a week, renting out 3, 4 books every time! I read a lot and my favourite book from the eighties definitely is ‘My darling villain’ by Lynn Reid Banks.

It was a book about a fifteen year old girl from the British middleclass Kate who fell in love with a working glass boy (I forgot his name… wait I’ll look it up… MARK!!! How could I forget 😀 !!!). Such a classic story, but I loved it so much.

When I was in my early thirties I bought the book online, just because I wanted to own this piece of eighties nostalgia. My daughter recently moved out and almost took this book with her!!!! She thought I wouldn’t notice… BIG mistake 😀

Favourite beauty item?


Could my hair BE any bigger?!?! Guess not…


During the eighties I discovered make-up… and eighties make-up was all about blues and pinks!!! I remember my blue mascara/blue eyeliner days at the end of the eighties… and what about that shiny pink lipstick you can see on above picture… soooooooo trendy… as is the BIG hair… OMG what was I thinking?! At least I look happy so I must have had a good hair day 😀

Favourite holiday memory?

There were a couple of fabulous holidays in the eighties. We went to Italy in 1980 (with a memorable visit to Venice and San Marino!) and in 1983 we had a fantastic holiday at the Costa Brava. I love this pic of my mum and I. We both look very stylish 🙂 (apart from that band aid on my mum’s leg!).

Another beautiful outfit, this time in Spain!

Another holiday I’ve got fond memories of is the trip I had with some classmates in my  final year of highschool. The destination (Germany) wasn’t to our liking (we couldn’t choose as it was a schooltrip), but oh my god did we make the most of it… The perfect way to end our highschool days!!

And the picture below was taken on a holiday to Switzerland with a bunch of 16-17 year olds. We had a fantastic time! I like this picture of me even though it is really dark. You can see I’m feeling gooooood 😀

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What were your eighties favourites? Please share them in the comments below, I’m eager to find out 😀

Soon more eighties nostalgia…

Love, Kathleen


14 thoughts on “Going back to… the EIGHTIES (part I)

    Kenneth T. said:
    February 22, 2018 at 11:08 am

    The 80’s is still my favorite decade.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Those were carefree days 🙂


    johnrieber said:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Great photos – when you see bands like Poison and A Flock Of Seagulls, all you see is the hair!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 8, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      So true!! And what about Cyndi Lauper 😀

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        johnrieber said:
        February 8, 2018 at 8:37 pm

        Yes indeed! By the way, this is no knock on their talent, it was just a VERY specific time for hair, right?


    Ann Ages Gracefully said:
    February 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    hahaha the picture with the big hair love it!!!!

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    timholman said:
    February 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I love the photo with the shades and glasses. It looks like someone had a decent camera! My parents took everything on disposables, which ksays more than I’d like about the proof of my documented childhood.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 7, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      My dad was and still is into photography so he took the picture. I’ll tell him you love the pic… will make him grin from ear to ear 🙂 Thanks for your comment Tim!

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    IngridMadisonAve said:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Awe, love this post! It really took me back. I used to love 16 Candles, Molly Ringwald. 🤣 I also had curly big hair, lol!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 7, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Molly Ringwald was my hero 😀 I loved Pretty in Pink… the clothes she wore and altered, her styling,… loved it!!!! That big hair… hahahaha, when you see that now, OMG!!! No more perms for me I’d say 😉

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    CosmeticChaos said:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    This was so fantastic lol I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately for younger years and then I go back and check out my also over sized awesome glasses and abstract matching Mickey sweaters and I wonder exactly what it is that I’m missing

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Hahaha!!! I had a fab Mickey sweater as well… over sized glasses… check! And don’t get me going about the hair…

      Liked by 1 person

        CosmeticChaos said:
        February 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm

        I was a huge fan of a crunchy head bands and giant crimps in my entirely already curly hair

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