If you know anything about Myndi Lauper it’s that I loooooove fashion! I consider myself a fashionista of sorts and I do my best to stay ahead of the curve on all the latest trends. From oversized tees to leg warmers, from leotards to big scarves, I make sure that I’m ahead of the pack when it comes to looking totally bodacious. Like what’s life without style, ya know?! So anyway, I say all that to say this: one of my absolute favorite pieces of fashion from the greatest decade ever (the 80s of course) was Jelly Shoes!
Imagine someone taking a magical, jelly-like substance, filling it with sparkly glitter, and crafting it into something you can wear on your feet! What you just conjured up in your mind was jelly shoes. They were flat, comfy came in a rainbow of magical colors and were the “it” footwear of the decade. They were comfortable and easy to wear, water resistant and totally cute!
There were downsides to jellies: they made your feet sweaty (and a little stinky) after a day full of wear, and they’re rubbery countenance wasn’t exactly made for tumultuous terrain, but I mean like, so what?! They were totally bitchin’, you couldn’t really tell a knock-off from the real thing (which saved me a bundle of after school job money) and they pretty much went with anything you wanted to wear. They were sandals and flats and rubber and magic all rolled into one! I can’t wait to buy a new pair!
Well dudes and dudettes, that’s all for today. I’m gonna go watch Hulk Hogan bodyslam Andre The Giant for the millionth time! Ugh! Hulk is such a hottie!
Love and Legwarmers,