Throwback Thursday #29: High school glamour… NOT

This picture is from my first formal high school dance. Every year the Parents’ Association of my school hosted the dance and from standard 8 (or year 10), you were allowed to buy a ticket. As it was an all girl’s school and I was a giant dork it wasn’t all that easy to find a date… but I had sort of been talking to a boy from a neighbouring school so I invited him. About 3 days before the dance he decided he didn’t fancy it and my friend, Lauren’s poor brother, Al (who also happens to be the often mentioned Bronwyn’s cousin) was roped into coming with me at the last minute. 18 years later I am still grateful to him for his gallantry.

I am ashamed to admit that I behaved appallingly at the dance and copped off with Bronwyn’s date. Bad, bad, bad Abbi. It served me right though because he turned out to be insane.

Anyway, fortunately Bronwyn being the incredible human being she is forgave me and our lifelong friendship didn’t sustain any permanent damage.

The less we say about my hideous dress, bizarre tan or gigantic spectacles the better.

I am 15. Al is 16 or 17.



  1. Bronwyn

    Ahhhh the awesome School Girl Sock Tan 🙂 I’m glad our taste in men improved Abs 🙂

    1. Abbi

      The contrast between our feet and our legs was so big we had to put on sunglasses when we took our shoes off. I am glad too. I have some shockers in my past.

  2. That tan is pretty strange 🙂

    1. Abbi

      We worw little white socks with our school shoes and dresses as part of our uniform. We used to sit in the garden at break (recess) everyday so only a limited portion of leg ever saw any sun!

      1. I am glad to hear it wasn’t a self-tanner incident:)

  3. Nein! You look adorable.

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I was such a massive nerd.

  4. cute….love the sock tan 😉

    1. Abbi

      Stylish, isn’t it?

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I can’t believe how thin I was. I thought I was huge.

  5. Too funny I love your throwback pics!

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! It’s fun to look back and unlock those memories.

      1. Yes and sometimes scary and cringe worthy! Well at least for me haha.

  6. Can we talk about your pumps at least? 😛

    So cute man!

    1. Abbi

      Lol… I had no idea how to walk in heels and the selection for my giant troll feet was really limited.

      1. No no, not criticizing! I love pumps!

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