Notes of A Fashionista

Five on Friday

May 27, 2022

Maverick: “I feel the need…”  Goose: “…the need for speed.”

One: The 80s and 90s

Post about the 80s and 90s trends I’ve been reading about:

Read my post about the little moments I remember from the 80s and 90s:

Two: What to watch



Stranger Things season 4 (out of 5) volume 1

Seven episodes will be released on May 27th. Volume 2 (the final 2 episodes, including a 2+ hour finale) will be released on July 2nd.

From Rolling Stone: “It’s 1986 and Hawkins, Indiana and its residents find themselves threatened, once again, by supernatural forces that do not have their best interests in mind. Will they prevail once again? Probably, but doing so will mean dealing with the aftershocks of the season three’s finale, which found several characters scattered far from Hawkins and one another.


Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Starts streaming on May 27

From the New York Times: “The latest addition to the “Star Wars” TV universe fills some of the gaps between the movie trilogies, telling a story set between Episode III and Episode IV. Ewan McGregor reprises his big-screen role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, a disillusioned Jedi Master living in hiding on the planet Tatooine, where he stews over the corruption of his student Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and keeps a distant eye on Anakin’s young son, Luke. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was originally developed as a stand-alone film, which later evolved into this six-episode mini-series. The show should answer some longstanding fan questions about what the eccentric old hermit Kenobi was up to for all those years in exile while waiting for Luke to grow up.”


May 31st: Pistol From Rolling Stone: “Steve Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol serves as the basis for this six-part miniseries starring Toby Wallace as Jones, the guitarist that gave the Sex Pistols its slashing sound. Danny Boyle directs a cast that includes Maisie Williams as influential London punk scenester Jordan.”

In Theaters:

Top Gun: Maverick (Theaters, May 27)

From IMDb: “After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

NPR review:

Want to rewatch the original Top Gun?: It leaves Netflix on May 31.

Slate took the time to compare parts of the two movies: An Exhaustive Comparison of the Two Top Gun Movies’ Scenes of Shirtless Beach Sports

The Bob’s Burgers Movie (May 27)

After airing for 12 seasons, the animated sitcom about the oddball Belcher clan comes to the big screen for a wacky genre mashup that grows on you. Bob and Linda fret about their seaside burger joint when a sinkhole opens in front of it before the summer, and kids Tina, Louise and Gene start an investigation after finding a dead body.” from USA Today

How it began:

Watch the series on Hulu:

Three: What to wear

Sporty sunglasses:

Women and Men:

You Call Them Ugly—It Girls Call Them Fashion: 6 Weird Trends Rising This Summer: “From Balenciaga to Bottega Veneta, sporty sunglasses have overtaken as the main silhouette of the summer. The good part? Plenty of other retailers have joined in on the fun, which means affordable versions exist all around. The sleek shape really shines against basics like white tanks and tees, so if you’re a minimalist, you’ll find this easy to pull off.

Nordstrom $205.00 38mm Rectangular Sunglasses OAKLEY



A friend of mine introduced me to this brand of glasses several years ago and I love them for outdoor activities. This is my favorite style: The OGs

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Want to find some shopping deals this weekend? The Best Memorial Day Sales You Can Already Shop

Four: What to Try

Dungeons and Dragons. This role-playing game was quite popular in the late 70s and 80s and has made a comeback in recent years. It was featured in many television shows, including Stranger Things and Community. It is a complicated game that can take hours to play, but it includes the old-fashioned fun of interacting with friends and family.

Left: Caleb Cummings, Maxim Allen, Victor Ocasio and Amya Williams gather for a game at the Brooklyn StrategistCredit…OK McCausland for The New York Times

Read about it in the New York Times:

A quick playbook for those who haven’t delved into this world before: Players announce their characters, along with their characters’ classes, levels and races — dwarf, elf, halfling, gnome, dragonborn. With the help of an evolving rule book, seven polyhedral dice, quick addition skills and flexible imaginations, players determine their characters’ backgrounds, strengths, moral alignments and traits. As you play, these identity elements factor into every decision your character makes (with rolls of specific dice, which determine the intensity and impact of the action you wish to take). The dungeon master is more an omniscient narrator than an in-game player; it’s the so-called D.M. who leads the players through the twisting, turning valleys of what’s to come.”

Dungeons & Dragons Starter Pack Game at Target $13.29

Five: What to do


for game night: Break out the Uno cards or the Monopoly board, put away your phones and have an old fashion game night.

Bringing Back Family Game Night

for dinner: challenge everyone at the table to be phone free. No googling answers to questions that come up during dinner. There was a time when family and friends dined together without looking at devices.

Advice from NPR: If you’ve ever wanted to take a break from the internet, try these tips

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