Friday, June 22, 2012

80s Baby Raised In The 90s

I'm an 80s baby, raised in the 90s
My style reflects the influences from decades behind me
I adore going thrifting to get that old thing back
And just like H-Town, makes those moments once again a fact

 I remember matching floral rompers and classic white Keds
Running around with multicolored beads in our heads
My sister and I lived in a hood with constant entertainment
But we promised that we'd never be a product of our environment
 As the 80s moved past me, the 90s hit me real hard
Biggie said it himself, I never knew hip hop would take it this far
From rump-shaking jams to hardcore rhymes
I knew the influence would change be in due time
 I still go bananas when I hear a Tupac track
My mom's ringtone is "Dear Mama" as a matter of fact
And A Tribe Called Quest turned my confidence on
I knew I was "Bonita Applebum" and I had it goin' on
 Janet Jackson from the 80s followed me into the 90s
If I could just get "Rhythm Nation" right, nobody could deny me
And I knew when I was teenager and my mom left the house
That I would throw a party like Kid 'N' Play, with a huge crowd
Poetic Justice came out and I was completely mesmerized
I wanted a love like that when I grew up, love pouring through my lips and eyes
Then there was Love Jones and that's when I realized
I wanted a man to be the blues in my left thigh and the funk in my right
 I can't talk about the 90s without mentioning my boy band infatuation
My love for Justin Timberlake was more than just a situation
From 1996 to present day time
I knew one day that boy was gonna be mine
It's safe to say being and 80s baby exposed me to some thing
But the 90s is what has influenced my everything
From my style to my poetry to all the other aspects of me
I'm a 80s baby but was raised in the 90s

80s Baby Raised In The 90s by Sarah Jane R. Copyright 2012

Black High-Low T-shirt: Arden B via Ebay, Black Multicolored Skinny Treggings: Rainbow
Black Platform Lace Up Booties: A'Gaci, Black Chain-Strap Oversized Purse: Ebay
Red Turban: Beauty Supply Store, Gold Bamboo Hoops: Forever 21
Yellow Watch: Wet Seal, Gold Double Curve Ring: Forever 21 
Purple Lipstick: "Rude Girl" by Ka'oir

About The Poem: I wanted to write a tribute to the decades that I am familiar with: the 80s and 90s. The people who know me personally know that I am obsessed with everything about those decades. And, if you've followed my blog over the years, you know from my personal style that my influence lies there. So, I decided to dedicate today's poetry writing to my strong 80s and 90s influence.

About The Outfit: These pants are ridiculous. I wore this to work with a black blazer but it was truly too hot, so I ended up not wearing it the entire time at work. The pants are from the regular section in Rainbow, but they definitely have plus size alternatives that aren't quite as crazy as these. I wanted the pants to be the highlight, so I did a little matchy-matchy to keep from looking too outrageous at work. Oh and let's talk lipstick: I love bright lipstick, I really do. Some people have given me grief over wearing them but let's face it: if you don't have the confidence to rock it, then you're going to look ridiculous. So, to all my Ka'oir Dolls and everyone who thinks outside of the box, rock on!

Hope everyone is having an amazing day! I will hopefully be posting another haul post tomorrow or I may do it tonight :) Thanks so much for the support all of you have shown me. I truly am blessed with the opportunities that are coming my way and once I get something finalized, I will have major news for you guys :) Stay tuned and stay true to your heart loves!

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Sarah Jane R.


  1. i really love this look...very cool

  2. Cool outfit!


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