16 November 2011

Strong Shoulders

Blazer: Funktional (similar), Top: Husband's (similar here), Jeans: Edun (similar here), Heels: YSL (similar)
Clutch: Vintage Judith Leiber, Necklace: F21

When I was a kid, my oh so stylish mom always rocked the hell out of shoulder pads. Those of course were the days when shoulder pads were not only radical but also removable so you could take them out and rock them with every outfit imaginable. I would always take them out of her jackets and put them in mine and prance around! What can I say I wanted to be just like her...and still do ;)!

When I scored this jacket last year it took me back to those days and I instantly fell in love with it (not to mention the badass velvet fabric). I was chilly on this day (anything below 65 is considered chilly...total weak sauce, I know) so I paired it with one of the hubs flannels and was extra warm and cozy to take on the day!

xo,
Nicole

46 comments:

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

obsessed with you look! nothing like a great pair of jeans, flannel shirt, blazer, and heels! :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

dina vanessa mercado said...

a dress to kill!!! you really are gorgeous... love your top checkered and the heels sooa dorable...love you..kissess!!!

amalie said...

great outfit- stunning heels!
xx

Lee Oliveira said...

This outfit is fantastic
lee

The Fancy Teacup said...

The shoulder pads create such a dramatically chic look. Adore the buffalo plaid paired with it. x

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RosaLovesDC said...

Oh yeah, I remember those days of removable shoulder pads. My aunt had several set of these, all sizes you could possibly imagine.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh LOVE that blazer!!! Gotta love shoulder pads ;)
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Whoa these heels are insane! So styling Nicole!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Courtney Erin said...

I love the strong shoulder - it looks so chic an powerful. And I am slightly in awe of those heels. Wow.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Stephanie Shepherd said...

Wow THOSE HEELS!

Annie said...

so cute!! Love that you're wearing the hubby's flannel. I need to starting stealing clothing from mine! ha

Leah said...

Is that blazer velvet?! I love it. And I applaud you for being able to walk in those heels!

xo L.

Ashley said...

My mom totally did the shoulder pads too and I couldn't understand them. Love your blazer though!

Satin And Salt said...

Ive seen you sport that multicolored clutch several times on your blog! I love how versatile it is, seems to match everything. Now that I have a great collection of neutral handbags Im looking for some colorful and statement bags/clutches. any suggestions?

-Nico

lilmisszolicious said...

great look. I love those ysl pumps!

zolicious

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Jamie said...

I am a sucker for a strong shoulder! This blazer is Balmain-esque and so very hot! Love it!

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Cara said...

I definitely remember shoulder pads-Nice to see your jacket bringing em' back while still looking so modern...love the velvet touch. That shirt is fantastic, perfect score from the hubby, and your heels, as always, are making me drool!
xo Cara
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Eleanor said...

I have a special place in my heart for all things '80s. Minus the shoulder pads. Although I do get crazy when I spot a blinged out Dallas style gown.....

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

So cute! Only you could make flannel + sky high heels look like a perfect match.

Audrey said...

Nicole! The YSL Tribtoo is my DREAM shoe..FAB!!! I WILL have a pair one day! Those jeans look incredible on you. I love seeing you in denim. Gorge as always. xo www.casualglamorous.com

Ashleigh Nicole said...

I love YSL heels, those are stunning! And love the top :)

xo Ashleigh

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SADBBLOG said...

well played! you made a flannel look chic...you are genious!

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Beautygirl24 said...

Haha, I'm the same way girl! Anything below 70 and I'm cold! You look awesome, I've always loved the strong shoulder trend. I think it's incredibly chic and sophisticated.

this free bird said...

I guess I must your mom's age because I used to rock the hell out of shoulder pads, too. Dear Funktional item: please come to live at my abode. I'll make room in the closey (pr. clozee).

That blazer is a keeper.

xo,
C

this free bird said...

BE your mom's age, BE. GAH!!

Elle Sees said...

Just loving this so much!

Fashionistable said...

Strong shoulders and to die for amazing heels. Wow. Xxxx

Taylor said...

SO I should just give you my CC i want everything you own!!!

xo-T

Viviana said...

Gorg as always! I need to raid your closet :)
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Ramona said...

Oh, this is so fab combo. Love how You do it.And mans shirt makes me more excited. That jacket is gorgeous!

xoxo Ra

JRebeccaStyle said...

That blazer is amazing! I'm thinking of making my should pads from a dress removable so I can recreate this look with my fave blazers. Perfect silhouette!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You look great and I'm in LOVE with the clutch! Such a great bag!

xo Mary Jo

hannahstiff said...

I LOVE this blazer paired with the lumberjack shirt-- so fabulous! I feel like this is an outfit idea I could actually replicate in Montana:) XO

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Belle de Couture said...

Oh my dear this so SO amazing, Nicole! I love the entire look! The shirt rocks.. (so cute that it's your hubbys) and the shoulders on that blazer is insannneee.. love! Oh and let's talk about how fab those YSL heels are... AND your awesome clutch!

:) Lookin' gorg as usual love!

xx
Jen

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Miss J said...

Linda!! Amazing shoes...Love the outfit...Kisses from Brazil ~.~

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Deidre said...

You're certainly rocking the shoulder pads!

Punctuation Mark said...

love the top with the blazer... especially the fact that it's your husband's!

whitwatwear said...

love the necklace!

whitwatwear

Mia's Little Corner said...

Wow, you look great!!:D I'm so in love with your heels!!:D

Stop by some time:D

xxx

Mia's Little Corner

Shasie said...

Love the blazer! I think this is the first time I've seen the yellow sole on a shoe!
Shasie of Live Life in Style

The Key To Chic said...

As a child of the '80s, I adore shoulder pads. Love the drama and glamour! And your shoes are killer! Looking good! Love the plaid, too. Nice mix of feminine and boyish.

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

What a great jacket. Paired with those sky heels... fab!!

michellehendra said...

i love ysl shoes !

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xx

Baby Budget Blog said...

Am actually dying for a strong shouldered jacket! LOVE that yours is velvet!!!

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BlueVanilla said...

HEHE! Love the shoulders! I wanna be like my mom too. Cheeseballs! :)
xx

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Lisa said...

love that you used your hubs flannel in your outfit.. really love that you put shoulder pads in them.. but LOVEEEEEEE LOVE those patent YSL's *MAJOR DROOL*!!!!