Yes, this happened. Hey, not everyone was fighting the power in 1989. And yes, that is a Laura Ashley dress and a strand of pearls and a puffy velvet headband. I don't remember what kind of coat went over this little ensemble, but that's probably for the best.
Another thing that happened: Where We Live on NPR was kind enough to invite me back for a follow-up to this show about Connecticut's eccentricities. The audio is available here. I don't remember exactly what I said, but hopefully none of it was as embarrassing as this picture.