Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Another reason the 80s were hotttt

While Ben and I were discussing this BBC article that chronicles a thirteen year-old-boy's experience of trading his ipod for an old school walkman--we both grew nostalgic for our own walkmans... er... walkmen?

I recalled putting sticker earrings on my black Sony walkman to make it "sparkly." And then it hit me. Sticker Earrings! What the heck!? How awesome were those?!



I had my ears pierced in kindergarten... but I still retained my deep appreciation for those funky, colorful, geometric sticker earrings.

Let's hear it for sticker earrings! WOOOOOOT!

(This is probably the best post I have ever written.)

29 comments:

erinwalker said...

We went for family pictures once, in a professional studio, and in those photos I am rocking the stick on earrrings!

Jossie Posie said...

I used to put them on the corners of my eyes...I was clearly a special child.

faryle said...

I do believe I had those exact sticker earrings. You know, just in case I couldn't figure out which earrings to stick on which day of the week.

Lacey Bean said...

OMG sticker earrings!! I was a HUGE fan of slap bracelets, even though they were banned from school. Oh and those circle things you should pull the end of your shirt through? SO COOL.

Mermanda said...

Lacey, You just inspired a slap bracelet post. It is pretty much one of my favorite stories to tell. Ever. How did I not blog about this yet?

A Super Girl said...

Sticker earrings! I totally remember those!!!

In other news, I'm moving this week and going through old things. And donating my discman (the 90s walkman). Anywho...it made me just a bit sad to let the old relic go.

ablogofherown.wordpress.com said...

I loved sticker earrings!
And, I had a huge collection of god-awful fluorescent colored plastic earrings too.

alyssa said...

Bahaha, me too! My ears were pierced when I was 3, I think..but I swear I totally wanted to wear these!

Sarah said...

sooo awesome. i still don't have my ears pierced and when i was a kid sticker earrings were the best thing ever. though i don't recall them staying on too well and just ending up stuck all over the house.

Mermanda said...

Sarah, or in your hair!

*jimaie.marie* said...

I used to loooove these things! My ears were pierced but I would take out my earrings JUST to rock these babies LOL I actually bought some a couple months ago b/c I was craving them again, Freakin hello kitty stick on earrings! My sons may or may not have enjoyed wearing a few of them as well, except apparently wearing it as a BINDI was more their style :D

Nicole said...

I caught the tail-end of these in the nineties! I used to love those little earring things, actually, if I were given them now I think I'd still love them. (I rocked a walkman right up until the millennium as well... I had a hard time letting go to say the least.)

Angela said...

I absolutely LOVED those! Do they still make them?? I didn't get my ears pierced till I was 7 so I had LOTS of time to wear the stick-on ones.

stealthnerd said...

Omg, I did the same thing as Jossie Posie. Corners of the eyes were THE cool thing for awhile!

Mermanda said...

Jossie & Lauren, I envy your coolness. I never thought of such a thing! Damn!

But did you have white LA Gears with hot pink laces?! Huh? Huh? Oh... you did? ... me too...

Mel Heth said...

Somehow I remember having sticker earrings stuck in my hair by the end of the day.

Dugout Daisy said...

Woot Woot!!! Those were the best! I think I'm gonna go out and buy some to wear to the 80s prom I'm going to in a couple of weeks!

I have my walkman in my car as I write this. My car has that aux plug-in intended for an mp3/ipod player... well I totally use it for my walkman! I listen to all my mixed tapes from back in the day, itz awesome!

Viva La 80s!!! :D

Dugout Daisy said...

Oh, and I still own slap bracelets and still wear them when I go out... seriously you have no idea how many people still think they are totally awesome!

;)

maggie said...

OH MY GOD! I LOVED those things! I haven't thought about them in years.

you were not cool unless you had the sticker earrings and the slap bracelets halfway up your arm.

Can you still buy these anywhere?

Katelin said...

i loved sticker earrings! especially since i had to let my ear piercings close up twice, sticker earrings were my friend.

bigskygirl said...

I LOVE STICKER EARRINGS! i still feel a little nostalgic when i see them on occasion in an avon catalog or something and am half tempted to get some to bling something up. hee.

Maxie said...

lets bring them back!!

michelle woo said...

Heck yes. I would put them all over my face.
(I'm weird.)

*~kristen~* said...

omg -- you tagged the 'days of the week' kind for your photo... you rock. i remember those! we sell something shockingly similar at joann's,... though they're marketed as scrapbook embellishments. we DO have foam-covered slap bracelets within the 'kids camp' summer stuff. ha! :)
jossie possie, i enjoyed putting the star ones by my right eye, but it was so i could pretend that i was rainbow brite or jem... :)
also, i didn't have any really cool la gear sneakers... but i did have a pair of glow-in-the-dark, high-top, giraffe-print converse all-stars. they were my favorite shoes while they fit!

Meghan said...

Ohmigosh I had forgotten about them. I refuse to get my ears pierced cause I loved them so much. Slightly weird, yes.

andrea said...

Those were amazing! Yet they never stayed on my ears so they were a little awful too.

Lily said...

I DEFINITELY wore stick-on earrings! I kind of want some now to deck out my iPhone...

Sarah said...

ahh I had those...I wonder if they still sell those?

your wishcake. said...

Stick-on earrings, FTW!

I remember my dad wore a half-moon stick-on earring one day, just to piss off his boss. Ah, yes. Those were the good old days.