Caboodle Me This

It’s strange that I’m now at an age where I can talk about the “good ol days” and about how strange it is some things coming back in style. It’s never the things you think would come back, usually the stuff that should have stayed in the past.

Things Coming Back That Maybe Shouldn’t:

Jelly Shoes – I remember loving them when I was a kid but I also remember they weren’t very good for walking around and they fell apart quickly. I was probably like 8 when I wore them and thinking back they were not even that stylish at all.

Leggings – I’ve been noticing more people wearing leggings, whether on their own with a shirt or under a skirt. I don’t know about you but to me they scream EIGHTIES and not in a good way.

New Kids On The Block – I never liked them but I didn’t really hate them either, I just never got into them. As usual this made me an outcast at times, am I going to be an outcast again?

Banana Clips – Did they look good on anyone? I saw one in CVS recently and was a little afraid.

Things That Maybe Should Come Back:

Kaboodles Caboodles – Are they gone gone or do I just never hear of them? It would be convenient to have a carry thing to put all my makeup in. I guess that is what a travel organizer is and probably good I put it on my registry 😀 *did I spell this right? I couldn’t find a picture anywhere online :confused: Ok so I spelled it wrong and makes this entire thing void because they do still exist :dunce:

You Can’t Do That On Television – Hmmm…I’m actually not sure this is a good idea. It was a long time ago and thinking back it may not quite be my style anymore. Although it seems a lot better than the crap they have on Nickelodeon now.

Bananarama – They actually weren’t entirely my time, I was a little young when they came out but for the 80’s they were pretty good, they should try to make a comeback. I think I was listening to Taylor Dayne, which is also kind of questionable.

* Maybe I’m not the best judgment on this stuff, what would you like to bring back and what would you rather not even resurface?

  1. Avitable

    April 22, 2008 at 8:39 am

    I have no opinion on any of those. I just want someone to bring back pet rocks! :avi:

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  2. Maureen

    April 22, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Ahhh! Jelly’s are back – Annie wanted me to buy her some at Target last night! (They were only $8, I almost did… )

    I loved watching You Can’t Do That on Television, too. Nick doesn’t have any good ‘variety/sketch shows’ right now, but I do love me some Sponge Bob & the Naked Brothers Band!

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  3. themuttprincess

    April 22, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I don’t like jellies. They hurt your feet, especially when rocks got stuck in them!

    I love leggings, instead of wearing nylons, they are like comfy pants. The only thing is my legs are too big for me to pull them off right now. Maybe after I lose 15-20 more lbs…. Maybe.

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  4. Mr. Fabulous

    April 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

    No, no, no, you are NOT at that age yet. No “good old days” talk is allowed until you are in your forties.

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  5. Robin

    April 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Avi – You should make your own pet rock, go DIY.

    Maureen – Don’t do that to her feet, she’ll blame on you when she has blisters.

    Mutt – I think leggings can look cute depending on how you do it, but most of the time I think it looks trashy.

    Fab – Oh c’mon, but my fubby is nearly 40. Does that count?

  6. Turnbaby

    April 22, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Bananarama is one of my guilty pleasures.

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  7. The Absurdist

    April 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, I am with you on ALL this. I liked caboodles too. I wonder what happened to them, since they were really popular.

    They are starting to dress like madonna again. And do you remember how much jellies hurt? God they were uncomfortable.

    I am still waiting for the half-shirt to come back. Remember those, when we wore those with short skirts? ugh!

  8. Cheri

    April 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    NKOTB- for sure! Please make them go away for good!! lol

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  9. bren

    April 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I went to the flea market yesterday and I saw TONS of leggings! They were flooding the place! I heard overalls were making a comeback as well. I went to Nordstrom and they were selling it. Haha! Speaking of “Kaboodle”, have you been to the Kaboodle shopping site? It’s coolbeans, man. I’m pretty sure you can find tons of jellies there… ;p

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  10. Robin

    April 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Turnbaby – How can you not like em?

    Chelle – Oh the horror, not the 1/2 shirt. I’ll gouge my eyes out I swear!

    Cheri – If only…

    Bren – I actually found that while “researching” this post.

  11. Heather B

    April 22, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    All I remember about jelly shoes is how I would wear them to school as a kid and come home and take them off with my feet being disgustingly dirty in the pattern of the shoes lol

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  12. Gemini

    April 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I hated Jellies!

    loved Leggins and I am soo getting a pair soon…

    Loved NKTOB but they should not come back they had their time… erf balding guys calling themselves the NEW KIDS on the Block seems a little Creapy to me.

    The only reason that I would by a Banana clip now is to see my hair again like it was back then before I was aloud to cut it for the first time..

    I never watched You cant do that on Television… (does that make me too old?) Did I miss out on something while I was drooling over Bret Michaels and John Bon Jovi?

    Caboodle… awwww… I remember these with fondness… 🙂

    I love 80’s Pop music in general… you should see my iPod… haha

  13. Amanda

    April 22, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I think leggings look cute if they’re under a dress, if they’re with a slightly long shirt they look trashy. I nkotb at the time, but I don’t really need to see them anymore, and I don’t really listen to pop anymore.

    I’m hoping stirrup pants, slouchy socks, and high top L.A. gear come back. That was totally rad.

    Amandas last blog post..I Don’t Want To Fake It

  14. Coffee in Kits

    April 23, 2008 at 1:12 am

    80’s… As a child, my mom used to dress me up in all this crap…
    HATED leggings as a child, but I LOVE them now…
    Black leggings under a bright colored dress make your legs look super-skinny!
    And you’ll only have to shave half of your legs… what girl doesn’t like that?!

    Coffee in Kitss last blog post..How romantic

  15. Robin

    April 23, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Heather – I remember that well.

    Gemini – Why am I not surprised…

    Amanda – Weren’t you born in the 80’s? I think leggings can look good. It’s just, I saw a chick at work the other day with like a white short skirt on, black leggings and these insanely high heals…it just looked trashy.

    Coffee – I have really tiny calves and ankles so I would look funny in them…as I do in capris.

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