I don’t know why I felt like I was dressed in the sartorial style of good ol’ CLAUDIA KISHI from Babysitters Club today but I sure did. Please peep my outfit below and tell me if you feel me on this. Maybe it’s the beret? Claudia was an artist you know.
- mustard beret – Target
- gold unicorn necklace and i love you bracelet – mine since I was nine
- pearls ring- charlotte russe
- menz wife beater
- betsy johnson sunglasses
- malachite heart shaped gem on necklace – fairfax swap
- black and white plaid dress – local shop
- black tights and booties
- old shiny black belt
I am only missing a pair of crazy Kishi earrings and a side ponytail. There is something about black and white checkered plaid, when paired with the color yellow that reminds me of my youth. It also reminds me of the outfit I wore in my childhood fantasy as an 80’s version of Winnie Cooper. (I’m not joking on this, which you can tell if you are aware of my old obsession with Fred Savage.) This was also around the time of my Chrysanthemum fantasy if you are wondering.
Anyway, back to Babysitters Club. Even though Claudia was the # 1 fashion plate, Stacey was actually my favorite because she was also a fashionista, yet very hip and from NYC. However, Claudia was Asian, and might have been the only other Asian girl I knew back then. HOW LONELY. Still her outfits were completely bananas. If Claudia had grown up right along with me, I’d imagine she also went through the candy raver phase and carried vintage tin lunchboxes as purses like yours truly. She probably would have been a wild drunk and then later in her golden years would have become a crazy bag lady.
The Babysitters Club book that I remember to be one of my favorites was when goody-two shoes Mary Anne had a makeover. I remember she went to the mall and had a huge shopping trip. You know I love me some makeover montages! I can’t find it now, but I wanted to post an embarrassing school picture of me from BSC-reading years with a side ponytail, pink lipstick and half-closed eyes. I’ll have to find it so we can all have a little laff at my expense.
Also, lately I’m into a strip mall quinceanera-type gold jewelry, particularly shit I wore as a kid. I’ve been wearing this unicorn necklace I’ve had since I was nine or ten, along with this gold bracelet that says “I Love You” and I love it! I don’t want to take it off! Next I will be purchasing some best friends half-heart necklaces and a gold cross with Jesus on it like it’s my First Communion all over again. I’m telling you, Quince Gold is HOT. Well, at least for my ghetto ass. Close up: