Friday, November 2, 2007

Flashback Friday: Readin', Writin' and Renegotiating Contracts

My post on Teen Witch below inspired my Flashback Friday for this week. The style associated with the 1980s is probably my favorite, and if you watch that clip you'll understand why this particular fashion era was so spectacular. And a bit frightening. But mostly spectacular.

When I was growing up, I wanted to be just like Angela Bower, the TV mom from Who's the Boss. I thought she was a glamorous career woman and she worked at an advertising agency, which I thought looked like fun.
Her style likely influenced my wardrobe choice for my kindergarten picture (as well as my career choice today):

"Excuse me--you over there, playing 'Duck, Duck, Goose' and
eating a tub of Elmer's glue--will you please review the 3rd quarter spreadsheets?"


I loved this shirt; I thought I looked grown up and very much like a businesswoman. I also owned a navy blue dress with a cropped white jacket which, to me, looked like a suit. I think I wore it to kindergarten graduation. The fact that I honestly believed someone may mistake me for a very small business executive is a testament to my optimistic, overactive imagination.

Why I wanted to look like I was punching a time clock when I should have been content just swinging from the monkey bars, I have no idea.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

6 comments:

Teri and Mark said...

This is the best childhood photo I have ever seen! Business attire in kindergarten... classic.

Diania said...

I never really wanted to be anything when I grew up. I like old stuff, so maybe archeology? But there is way too much science involved.

The Miller Family said...

I wanted to be a teacher. Not sure what happened there.

Sarah said...

I have actually no idea what I wanted to be. Which is probably why I keep going to school, 10 years out of high school, I'm still in school. I do have a degree now, just not in something I want to do as a career.

Cichelli said...

While I was sporting strawberry shortcake and rainbow bright attire, you were a business executive. No wonder you're so fantastic at your job! Seriously, you were so stinkin' cute!

Kate Rosenvall said...

So, I am still trying to get over the "Teen Witch" clip....how funny is that? What a cute litte business woman school girl. You were very well dressed.