Nesting With The Earley Birds

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - 1980's Style

October 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16
Nesting With The Earley Birds
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - 1980's Style
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Nesting With The Earley Birds
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - 1980's Style
Oct 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16

Guys - I've never in my life been a fan of 80's style - that is until I needed to dress as a glamorous 1980's woman for a murder mystery party.
It was SO FUN!  Enjoy hearing about my goofy escapades as an 80's Southern Belle, and how my hair now crackles when I move because of the amount of hairspray that is still tucked away inside of it.

Remember to show me your fierce styling on our facebook page, or feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] .

Thanks for coming back!
Song Credits:
Cindy Lauper : Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Simple Minds : Don't You (Forget About Me)
 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nestingwiththeearleybirds)

Show Notes Transcript

Guys - I've never in my life been a fan of 80's style - that is until I needed to dress as a glamorous 1980's woman for a murder mystery party.
It was SO FUN!  Enjoy hearing about my goofy escapades as an 80's Southern Belle, and how my hair now crackles when I move because of the amount of hairspray that is still tucked away inside of it.

Remember to show me your fierce styling on our facebook page, or feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] .

Thanks for coming back!
Song Credits:
Cindy Lauper : Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Simple Minds : Don't You (Forget About Me)
 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nestingwiththeearleybirds)

Shannon Earley:

Hello, welcome to Episode 16 of nesting with the early birds. Today we're going to talk about 80s. The 1980s. That is the hair, the makeup, the hair, I hope that you guys enjoy as we have a fun little chat about some really amazing style. Oh, and by the way, before we get into this, I hope you're sharing. Did you know we got over 200 downloads now like what? And that's just from one of the places that I'm hosting. And that's on buzzsprout. So this is amazing. This is opening up new opportunities and new windows for me. And I just really appreciate it guys, you have no idea. So hit that share button. Thank you so much. I hope you win. Though I'm sitting in my car right now as one of my children are in dance. And I have the craziest looking hair right now my son literally said, Mom, you're embarrassing me so much. He's only seven and a half. And he put his head in his little hands. And he was like, Please do something to your hair before you come inside to drop me off. If that gives you any kind of idea of what look I'm going forward today. I got to tell you guys, normally if you were to be like Shannon, do you like the style of the 80s? I'd be like No, dude. You're crazy. It's terrible looking like they look crazy. But then my really awesome best friend. Well, one of them. You know, she hosts this murder mystery party every single year. And so like every year, we've gone up through the decades, I think it started in the 20s. And so we just did the 80s. And you guys, it was so freaking fun. So first of all, like I've told you, I'm a hairstylist and I actually specialize in vintage hair. I used to work at a salon called bombshell salon and carytown it's like, this salon is just amazing. You have no idea. I've worked on photoshoots for pinup models. I've worked on runway shows I done hair for fashion magazine called raw that's based in Australia. So like I've been there, you know what I'm saying? And I love vintage fashion and style. However, I have never, ever once been like that 1980s are included in that. Never. So when we had this costume situation going on, I was like dude, I don't know, like I I kind of want to be like, maybe like an 80s golf or something. I really like metal music. Everything I wear is black. Like unless I'm specifically trying to dress like 1940s or 50s, which is my most favorite era. If unless I'm dressing like that I'm wearing all black black eyeliner, generally like a black cat eye, maybe some red lips. I'm not, you know, going really beyond that. So when you see the 80s it is just full of color, and pops of just really exciting little things that you wouldn't expect maybe like really big hair barrettes or just whatever it is. And I mean, I gotta say like the guys, they do look pretty douchey like my husband, we had him dress up in this foul, like fashionable green color. short sleeve button down. I call them blouses with a short sleeve button down. And then we had him wear this sweater that was I don't know, maybe like on the aqua color tied around his shoulders. He had peach colored shorts on a white braided rope belt, and socks and shoes. We wanted to get both shoes, but it was like, Man, it's a costume. Like we can't spend that much money on it. And then I basically styled his hair as douchey as possible. And it was so funny because everybody that saw him was like You look like a bad guy in a 1980s movie. So just imagine like whoever's like the terrible, preppy, jerky person. That's what my husband looked like, which is perfect. The premise of the party was that it was this 1930s I'm sorry, it was a birthday party in the 1980s for this dude's 30th birthday. So my husband actually got to be the guy. It was supposed to be his birthday. And he was supposed to be this rich like yuppie dude. And I was his longtime girlfriend. My name was Dixie and apparently I was just full of southern charm and beauty. And so I was like, man, a this dress or whatever I wear has to have giant puffy sleeves, like I got to do it. And also every single year I've not won the costume contest, which has been like, I'm kind of a turd about it to my friend. I'm like come on every year. I don't win. Look the crap like I'm the most historically accurate little blue. Anyways, I was like, I've got to get some big ass sleeves. And it's got to be colorful, which is great that they make things like that now, but at the same time, it's really funny because like, my, like I said, my entire closet is black, I actually feel really uncomfortable when I wear colors. I don't know what it is like, I just feel ugly or something. And every time I do wear our color, everybody notices like, everybody's like, oh, my goodness, I can't believe you're wearing a shirt with pink on it. And then I'm like, I'm gonna burn it. I don't, I don't know what it is guys. It might be the whole x theater kid, part of me where we were always just supposed to wear black to wear underneath our clothes. And then also, as a hairstylist, you're only supposed to wear a black. And then also, like I said, I like metal. So basically blacks just my jam. So I'm going to show you guys pictures and put it on my site. But I found this dress that was actually at target of all places. It was on a clearance rack. And there was only one and it was my size. I was like What the f and I actually bought it before I was even invited to this party. Only because I saw this dress and I was like, This is everything I would have ever wanted as a child like it would have been the epitome of what I would think a beautiful woman would wear. So I got it. And it's light blue, and it's got this, like coral, peachy pink. Any of you familiar with the 80s will know the pink I'm talking about. It's like a it's like a really pastel orange, pink. And there's flowers on it and ruffles and the sleeves were so big that they actually crinkle like they make noise. I love them. So I got that dress. And then for hair. My husband was like, babe, you know, like, everybody's gonna have big hair. And I'm thinking, well, everybody's gonna have big hair, and I'm gonna have to win, I'm gonna have to make my hair so effing big. That there's just no doubt like no doubt that I'm a hairstylist and I know what I what I know the jam. And so if you're, if you're interested in what to do about it, I will totally explain it forever. But I'm going to show you a picture, my hair actually naturally goes down to about my boobs, I guess. Some pieces are longer in the back. After I teased this amazing, beautiful thing, my hair was shorter than my shoulders like it was at my neck. So that was awesome. And basically, you're supposed to do like a light wavy curl in your hair, then you section your hair. And with your fingers or a brush, I like to use my fingers, I feel like it's a lot easier, you're going to just basically tease your hair. So you hold your hair out taught with one hand. And with the other hand, you pull your hair closer to your head. And so you do that over and over and over. And each time you do it, you spray it with hairspray. And dude my hair, it was just it was great. I even did the thing where there's what they used to call wings on the side of your head where your hair kind of goes backwards and out. And I made it so that there was basically these like caves over my ears. I just ah I love that. And I had so much fun doing it and just I used probably a half a can of hairspray in my hair at this point. So this is like day three cuz whatever. What ever guys, I don't care. Um, my hair actually hurts if I touch it like I think that pieces of it are breaking just from the amount of hairspray like the baby hairs. When I go to bed it hurts to lay down. Ah, it sounds stupid. But I realized as I was doing it, like At first I was feeling a little sub like self conscious. And the more I would start teasing it the more excited I got. And the bigger and bigger it got. I just I was just getting like yeah, this is gonna be like I just felt amazing. I don't know what it was I just kept going. Then makeup guys. Anything like any rules you've ever heard about makeup, contouring whatever. making it look natural throw that right the NFL. Just pretend you've never heard about how to do makeup. And you're like a four year old little girl and you're in your mom's makeup. That's basically 80s makeup. It's so great because my personality is already so over the top and bold. And when you're trying to do makeup and hair normally you're supposed to make it like a subdued like I'm just naturally gorgeous. Or whatever. I mean I don't wear a natural looking makeup like I wear a cat eye but I'm saying it's very subdued. And when you contour you don't want people to see the contour. You want them to be like Your faces just pretty. You're not gonna like show them what the situation is we'll do it in the 80s these chicks contoured with blush pink blush. So I had the big, you know, bright pink squared off cheeks. And then I had my daughter at CVS with me pick out I was like, just pick up the brightest pink you can find. She literally found a hot pink lipstick. So I had these hot pink lips, these super severely contoured cheeks. And then for the eye makeup, I had yellow in the inside tear duct area. Purple, hot pink, blues is everything all over my eye. And then I had this eyebrow pencil. And I purposely made my eyebrows look like they were so like Brooke Shields. Like, basically a female Groucho Marx, I was like I remember these chicks back in the day wanted them big. And like I said, it was so fine just to be able to play with color. I don't know what it was, it was like so freeing. I've got so many responsibilities on my plate, that being able just to have fun with makeup was great. And I kind of felt like you got to do it really well. Or you're going to look like a crazy person. Like, you're either going to look like you're you're pulling off this 80s look like a superstar or you're going to look like a crackhead. And so I basically needed to figure out how to get to that really good spot. And basically the good spot is that you need to go overboard. So like I said, I had this dress with the sleeves that were puffing my hair was big. For earrings, I had these disgusting. They were like fake rhinestones. And they were zigzag shaped. Which if any of you remember these, like super geometric bold patterns were super in. And I had those and on the bottom of that was a giant fake pearl. Then I got Well, my daughter found me in goodwill, my size. Coral, pink wedges. Yes, yes. Needless to say, end of the night of the party, I won, I won Best Costume and best performance, which was amazeballs because I had the time of my life. Like I just felt like I was so carefree. And I don't know what it was like when you're wearing clothes from the 40s or 50s. There is the sense of permanence and properness to your outfit. I mean, everything is very constricted, and your hair is just so and just really beautiful and perfect. But with the ad style, there was this sense of just boldness and expressiveness, and being carefree and just being beautiful and full of color. And I honestly like I've never experienced dressing like that. I've never experienced the feeling of just being so free with your makeup and quotes. I know it sounds crazy, but even when I dress like I don't care what people think about me, of course, I'm caring. Like even if I'm just wearing black. It's like a specific black shirt with like, this specific black skirt or whatever, you know, with my Doc Martens, like I still want people to like Oh, she's kind of edgy, even though she's a mom. But there's also this feeling of like, yeah, I'm too cool. Wear with ease. It was just really fun, like super fun. And so the next day my hair was still giant and I was like, I'm not taking this out. I'm gonna wear another 80s outfit. And I love darker colors like I said, So this time I put on like this black lipstick and super black eyes. I put on every single bracelet that I own. Like I am not exaggerating, I put on probably 30 bangles. Then I put on almost every ring that I owned the just the big ones like the big gaudy ones. Giant earrings. I felt amazing. Oh, and then I wore my black. It's not exactly a fedora, but it's like a black hat. I don't know, man. I felt like a dark Stevie Nicks. I was like, this is just great. And like I gave zero farts. So for two days in a row, I just looked awesome. And even my mom who's zero percent compliments me like she probably compliments me point 4% amount of the year. I don't even know what I mean. Just that there's compliments don't come from her. Okay, she texts me this morning and just like I just want to let you know last night You are beautiful. Like I was like mom, I actually only dress this way for you. Like for you to tell me I was pretty. So that made me feel awesome. Like I was like dude, I look like somebody from the band heart. Which if you don't know heart check it out because those bitches are amazing and So today I wake up and I had slept in my makeup last night. Today's the day I look like a crackhead. I told you that you got to do it good. Are you that crazy? No. Today's crazy day. Like my eyeliner is all crazy and running everywhere my makeup so smudge. Not in a good way. I've got lipstick that is stained on my lips. Like I cannot get it off with makeup wipes or anything but it's just stained on the rim of my lips. And I'm not wearing 80s clothes. My hair is like kind of falling out on the bottoms as in the teases falling out. So there's like straight strip scraggly pieces. So anyways, this is what I look like today. And that's on my son is like, Mom, I can't, you can't let people see you like this. But I had just an amazing time. I just wanna let you guys know, you know, if you're ever thinking like her, I'm kind of worried about dressing a certain way. I don't know why it took me 34 years or an ad murder mystery party to figure it out. If there is a way that you want to look, just do it and do it 100% to the max. Don't start slowly. just freaking do it. Because so many times people are gonna compliment you way more than you think. And say things like, ah, I wish I was brave like you, which is kind of like backhanded sometimes, but whatever. Or they'll say things like, Wow, you look amazing. Or just having that style. Because so many times when you're a mom, you already lose your identity, lose yourself and your kids and your husband, your family, you can lose yourself in your work. And so finding that little spark of joy, I don't know, whatever it is, maybe for you it's not dressing a certain way. But for me, I've always loved makeup and clothing to express myself to people. So I would really encourage you to just like go full out. Just be your best advocate and just effing do it put on whatever music you like, that makes you feel like yeah, you know, like, sometimes I wake up and I'm like, I want to look sexy, or like, I want to feel tough, so I'm gonna listen to bodak yellow about cardi B, whatever. Put on that song that makes you feel like a beast and get dressed man. I know with COVID like some of you probably don't even put a Brahm Some days I don't. But if you're feeling like he wants some encouragement girl get it from your own self. You can make yourself feel and look amazing and the way people respond. It's just unbelievable. It's just It's insane. So thank you murder mystery party, hostess. Thank you guys for listening and I will show you some pictures. You can go to www dot nesting with the early birds dot buzz sprout.com and remember my last name is Earley but it's spelled EA RL e y. e mail me messing with the early [email protected] Show me some pictures on our Facebook community page. I want to see you guys just like go all out. Want to see. Thanks everybody for listening to Episode 16 Tune in next time I actually had an interview with another homeschooling mom. And she wanted to share her struggles and she really wanted to let women know that homeschooling is not always as rosy as people might make it out to be. Also guys remember to please share this with anybody that might be interested in hearing about 80s please share it and subscribe however you want to do it hit a button a bell a like a smiley face. I don't know. But I'm really excited that you came back. Thank you so much. And remember don't be afraid to get in touch with me. I want to hear from you. and tune in for Episode 17 as I talk to another mom