For starters, I loved the bold, colorful geometric print. I just thought it was so fun and attention grabbing -- and, since this was in the throes of my community theater days, I didn't mind a little extra attention from time to time. I also loved the flared skirt -- it just felt so girly and feminine and I loved twirling around in it.
But what really makes this outfit a Jamie special is the addition of the shimmery white tights, black patent leather flats and jewelry. If you look closely, you'll see that the bracelet I'm wearing is made of multicolored heart beads -- I'm pretty sure I strung that myself. My necklace was a faux pearl one that I LOVED. Every time I wore it, I just felt so sophisticated and grown up. The flats were the kind that had adjustable straps, so you could either wear them as Mary Janes or -- the way I preferred because, again, I felt more grown up this way -- as basic ballet flats.
This really is a quintessential look for me in the 80's, down to the parted bangs. The only thing that's a little off is that I'm smiling with my mouth closed, which I've basically never done! But I guess there's a first and last time for everything.
Did you have a signature look when you were growing up? Tell me about it in the comments!