On Tuesday, I headed to one of the many malls in Portland to hunt down the perfect shoes to wear for my sisters wedding (since I had already exhausted all options here in town.). I entered the mall and started window shopping for a store that might have silver shoes fancy enough for a wedding but didn’t look like I was 16 and looking forward to prom.
I felt as though I were in a daze as I glanced around and saw a reoccurring theme in almost every store front. Wait. Am I in 1987? Is this a joke?
Unfortunately, there was no joking about it. It dawned on me that the 80’s have finally made a full fledged comeback. Neon. Lots of it. Short belly baring shirts. High-waisted shorts. Busy patterns paired with other busy patterns. High tops.
I wish I could say I was just walking around the set of Mannequin, but I wasn’t.
And let’s not forget about the Hollywood. (He was my favorite.)
Especially this scene.
Point being: I think Hollywood did the window dressing for all of the stores in the mall. It had his flamboyant neon flare bursting through the glass from each retailer.
I guess Portland now dream’s of the 80’s. And no. I didn’t find any silver shoes that didn’t scream 80’s or prom, or both.
Please don’t let grungey, over-sized tee’s and JNCO jeans be next.