Forever An 80’s Lady

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I am a true child of the 80s. With 3 older sisters who were becoming teenagers in the late 80s, I have a lot of fond pop-culture influences and memories in my life at an early age. I remember having living room sleepovers with my sisters, staying up all night watching John Hughes movies regularly, with The Breakfast Club on repeat. My 2 Dads, Who’s The Boss, or The Facts of Life, anyone?

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I see you, John Cusack! And I’ve got your $2, right here…

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Can we also talk about how amazing action movies were in the 80s? BADASS action films like Big Trouble in Little China, Red Dawn, and Roadhouse are definitely on rotation in this household.

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Because of my nostalgia for the 80s, I will always be a fan of 80s inspired art, dress, music, and film. I LOVE that shows like Stranger Things are back in style and the fact that I stumbled upon this Rubik’s cube mural in the streets of SF.ย  I have also been listening to a lot of CCFX lately as well, which is very much influenced by The Cure. Even my Smiths-obsessed brother in law approves!

Emily’s 80s Favorites:

  • John Hughes classics like The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller, and Pretty in Pink
  • New Wave bands Joy Division, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Cure
  • Kooky movies such as Overboard, Mannequin, and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  • Sequins, bright colored patterns, pointy toe pumps, and gaudy earrings
  • PATRICK SWAYZE ANYTHING! THE BRAT PACK!
  • Camping movies and TV shows that made camping (or summer camp) look SO cool and fun, like Meatballs, The Great Outdoors, and Summer Rental
  • Other classics such as Adventures in Babysitting, Summer School, The Goonies, Heathers, Back to the Future, Footloose, The Thing, Beetlejuice, AND MANY MOARRRR!

Man, do I love the 80s โค

Creepin’ It Real

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It’s fall y’all. I hate to sound basic, but it really IS my favorite time of year (all you other people are posers). Ever since I can remember I’ve been eager to carve pumpkins, create unique costumes from scratch, and perform a seance (ya know, the BASICS). I love haunted ghost shows, anything paranormal, and creepy serial killer stories. “What say you, he ate their organs and did WHAT to their decapitated heads?! DO TELL ME MORE!” What kind of weirdo thinks that, let alone says that??? THIS ONE.

One of the reasons that I love living in San Francisco is that it’s practically fall all year round! Autumn wardrobe is the best wardrobe by far and the time of year that I buy 70% of my clothes. 25% of my wardrobe consists of costumes and the last 5% is a nice grab bag. (Hey, costumes are a way of life in this city!) I have BIG PLANS for my Halloween costume this year but I won’t get into details just yet…

For now, I’m going to enjoy crisp evening walks with my love, apple cider, PUNkins, scary movies, andย  my BOOtiful tuxedo cat before the holidays blast us off into another dimension (srsly though where does the time go after Halloween? Into the upside down?). But back to horror movies, we recently watched Deathgasm and were pleasantly surprised! It’s a horror-comedy (kinda like Shaun of the Dead) from New Zealand about a metal band that accidentally opens the gates of hell by playing The Black Hymn, unleashing the Apocalypse. It was a such a surprise hit that they are making Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon, you guys. DEATHGASM FTW!

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Does this wall make me look more fall?