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Hello! Let me quickly introduce myself, my name is Nikki and I am a fashion blogger from Passerellauk, but most importantly of all, I’m a fully fledged 80′s baby!

Growing up in the 80′s was pretty amazing wasn’t it? There are so many things that make the 80′s great. If you’ve all but forgot the crazy times of the 80′s, then let me jog your memory a little.

Remember Ring pops, Yo Yo’s and Spokey dokes?

We all remember the good old fashioned Yo Yo right? Can you remember the one that lit up? The Coca-Cola spinner? Most people still don’t understand why they were so popular… Why were they so cool? It was all because in 1989 the UK was gripped by Yo Yo fever.. and everyone got involved from our friends, to our mums and dads! We took them to school, we took them to the park, we swapped them, replaced them and finally, got very bored of them and that was the end of the Yo Yo craze! I have to be honest, I never learnt one trick, but if I saw a Yo Yo today I would probably have a go.

Marbles had so many uses in the 80′s didn’t they? There was the simple game of marbles, with a very strange set of rules which ended in me losing my amazing swirly and gaining a chipped cats eye, that I just knew had been found on the floor! The epitome of the marble was definitely the blue one wasn’t it? That blue marble had such an allure, you had to have it! When you finally won it, you were the king of the world…and then you lost it, damn!… “another game”?

Playing marbles was great, but an even better use for marbles was Ker-Plunk!

Your heart is in your mouth as the last couple of plastic sticks remain and it’s your turn. Which one do you go for? Green or yellow? Green or yellow? It’s the hardest decision you’ve had to make all day, except for the game of Jenga earlier. You go for yellow, you can feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, but mainly the weight of the marbles on your stick and you know you’ve chosen wrong. You can’t go back now, that’s it! As the marbles crash down, you catch a glimpse of your sister’s smug face, smiling away, knowing she has just won, for the fourth time today! I’ll beat her at Guess Who!

There was nothing more fascinating than watching a Slinky bounce down the stairs…

I would wait at the top, my sister would wait at the bottom and as that funky little spring made its way down the stairs along came my brother to spoil the fun mid-flow. Just as we finally got it to work. He gives it back in a mass of neon tangles and its game over! “Muuuuuuuuuuum!”

Neon slinky

Watching saved by the bell with Zack and Kelly, was like your real life Romeo and Juliet wasn’t it? We were gripped, would they, wouldn’t they? Much like the Towie of today.. or so I hear. Hours upon hours of my 80′s life were spent in a Saved by the Bell trance, wishing I was Kelly and my boyfriend was Zack. Ah, Zack!

saved by the bell

Lego! Everyone had Lego, lots of Lego! Little Lego people, Lego flowers, Lego cars, you name it. We had brand new Lego, hand me down Lego, car boot sale Lego, our best friends Lego I planned on keeping. Lego Helicopters, Lego houses, Lego merchandise, Lego turtles, Lego stuck to your foot! Stepping on a sneaky Lego brick is the worst!

Retro Lego

If Lego friends were around in the 80′s it would have blown our little minds. Pink Lego? Are you kidding me?

Now the 80′s was all about getting outside, no matter the weather. Partly because I had two siblings and we drove each other mad if we stayed indoors. We had a massive back garden so we would play out there with amazing games like Twister, where we would all get involved.

Being outside in the 80′s was great because we had bikes, and my new Roller boots! Not only could I whiz around on wheels, but I could stop myself by tipping my toe forward whilst imaging I was an ice skater. Oh yeh!

I also enjoyed coordinating my boots and outfit because after all, the 80′s was all about the NEON!

….and it still is today!

Now the 80′s may be a thing of the past, but don’t be sad. We will always have our memories, and when that isn’t enough, we will always have….TruffleShuffle.

For the days when you want to unleash your inner She-Ra

Ladies Charcoal She-Ra Princess Of Power T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Charcoal She-Ra Princess Of Power T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

 Ladies Grey She-Ra Princess Of Power Sweater from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Grey She-Ra Princess Of Power Sweater from TruffleShuffle

Re-live the shell suit

Men's 80's Shell Suit Fancy Dress Costume

Men's 80's Shell Suit Fancy Dress Costume

Bring retro TV back into your life…

Ladies Old School Video Tapes Collection Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Old School Video Tapes Collection Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

…and remind yourself there was life before iTunes.

Retro Cassette iPad Cover

Retro Cassette iPad Cover

Retro Cassette Messenger Bag

Retro Cassette Messenger Bag

May it long remain the coolest era and may we never ever forget the 80′s!

Nikki xoxo

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TruffleShuffle.com is a wonderland of fabulously magical, quirky, funky and retro accessories. This year is all about taking risks and adding a touch of humour to your look or adding a statement piece to set you apart from the crowd and become a real talking point.

Whether to edge towards the girly, whimsical pieces or the out there, vibrant colours and bold designs, we have something that will compliment any look for 2013.

Proving ever popular are these stunning, official Disney Couture pieces, cute yet still contemporary.

For something on the more daring side, injecting a humorous touch, these funky rings could be just the ticket!

Time to update your watch with something a little different, check out these wicked quirky finds

xoxo

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‘The coolest unisex Italian watch brand to hit the UK…’

The Italian watch that has taken Europe by storm has arrived in the UK. O clock watches are designed & manufactured in Italy & the brand already has something of a cult following in Europe.

The brilliance of O clock lies in it’s interchangeable concept. You not only build up a collection of practical, functional & aesthetically pleasing watches, the interchangeable faces & straps allows you to mix & match your look depending on your mood & your outfit. Other designs include some fabulously unique Disney designs for the adult market – original sketches of favourite characters. O clock is so much more than just a watch – it is also an object of design that is constantly pleasing to the eye. You will feel equally happy wearing this watch on the beach or in the office. The watches are extremely comfortable to wear, made from hypoallergenic silicon & come in three sizes. They can be worn loose like a bracelet or with a tighter fit.

O clock Disney collection is inspired by the most famous Disney characters. Whether you’re an adult or child you’ll love the subtle character sketches on these watches featuring Mickey or Minnie Mouse, Goofy or even the iconic Mickey silhouette.
O clock Disney comes with its own collectable tuna-tin and are still as interchangeable as the rest of the range. So Minnie can look just as at home in the red strap as she does in the white, or you can rock goofy in a slick black strap. The only limit is your creativity!!

White Minnie Mouse Disney Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Red Mickey Mouse Disney Watch from O Clock  - £34.99 Blue Goofy Disney Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Black Mickey Mouse Icon Disney Watch from O Clock - £34.99

I can’t actually remember how long I’ve been waiting for these O clock watches to arrive at Truffle towers. Being a real 80s kid I find it extremely hard to resist anything neon. Green, Yellow, Pink… Whatever it is, I love it. So when 3 neon watches come in to stock how do pick which colour to buy?? Easiest answer is I don’t, I just buy all of them… The fact that I can mix and match faces with straps adds a whole new level of creativity to simply wearing a watch! They’re amazing….

Neon Pink Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Neon Green Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Neon Yellow Watch from O Clock - £34.99

Want one? Well, you’ll have to be quick as these watches will be gone in no time at all. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) Click here to see the full range.

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