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Troop Beverly Hills

Troop Beverly Hills

Oopsies. We seemed to have gone on a bit of an extended hiatus. But no fear! We’re back! (Aren’t you thrilled?)

As I’ve been sick the past FOUR days (and counting), I thankfully had a few new DVDs to keep me from losing my sanity. One of which was the 80s Shelley Long classic, “Troop Beverly Hills.” I used to love this movie and would watch it over and over again. Can you blame me?

Here are 5 reasons why this movie is a must-see movie (and a must buy.)

1. It stars a young Jenny Lewis. Before she gets all indie and delivers as a totally awesome songstress, she’s a cute little girl just trying to reunite her parents, while keeping up with her gymnastics and staying fashionable with piled-high scrunchies.

2. You learn some sweet dance moves:

3. You really get inspired with your outfit choices. Honestly, if Phyllis can make a troop leader outfit look this good, the sky’s the limit!

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4. If you don’t smile and sing along to “it’s cookie time,” you have no soul:

5. Speaking of, let’s get real: the main star of this movie is Tasha Scott, aka Jasmine Shakar, who’s the sassy daughter of a famous boxer. “Shake the man’s hand daddy AND LET’S BE ON OUR WAY.”

Did you love this movie as much as me? What are your favorite parts?

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Friday Fashion Flashback: Jelly Shoes

Remember jelly shoes? Now, I know they were trendy a few years ago — grown women were wearing them! I like to think they were getting nostalgic about their childhoods with that fashion choice. But really, I’m talking about when they were trendy way back in the 80s and early 90s. I called them my “Cinderella shoes.” They looked like glass slippers! I was (and still am) obsessed with Disney princesses, so of course I had to have them. I don’t even remember how many pairs I had.

I always got the clear ones with glitter specks on them because they looked most like a glass slipper. Were they comfy? Probably not in the blazing California sun (doesn’t plastic melt?), but I wore them religiously. And every time one broke, I’d beg my mom to get me another pair. They were my go-to shoe, when I wasn’t wearing slippers that looked like stuffed animals or boat shoes (which I hated wearing as a child, but now I need a pair — ain’t it always the way?)

Oddly enough, I never bought a new pair of jelly shoes for my grown-up feet when they were trendy a couple of years ago. I think I just wanted to keep jelly shoes a childhood classic. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get a pair this summer — clear ones, of course.

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