Snip snip + an oldie but goodie!

I jumped on the big shoulder trend back in the spring. I bought the shirt from ZARA and loved the contrast of the casual t-shirt with the drama of the shoulder pads and the sequins. Unfortunately, the shoulder pads on top of my already sizable shoulders gave me the physique of a linebacker (not the look I was going for.) So, a few days ago, I decided to cut the shoulder pads off and voila! So much more wearable and flattering!

The remains. RIP linebacker look!
 
 Zara t-shirt, Paige denim cutoffs (a Nordstrom Rack find!), Martin & Osa snakeskin sandals, Prada mini backpack circa 2001.
I was thrilled to see that backpacks (think dainty, not sporty) are coming back in style! I used to carry this backpack around to classes almost 10 years ago (oh gosh, has it really been that long?) when I was in college.  So what if my books didn’t fit inside? At least I looked cute! ;)  I used to sell a lot of my old bags on ebay so I’m glad I had the foresight to save this one. Especially as a mom on the go, carrying a backpack and being hands free sounds very appealing!
What did you save from back in the day that you are totally loving now?
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  1. Hi! Recently came across your blog– it’s wonderful! Lots of cool style tips and fun fashions. But I was confused by your post about looking like a linebacker? You look so slim and delicate in all the photos. Could I ask how tall you are? I’m 5’3 and was wondering if some of the styles like Tucker would look the same on me if you’re a lot taller. Thanks for blogging!

  2. …I didn’t save anything yet..but I’m so glad my mom did save her cloths of when she was young…because I love vintage and her old wardrobe is my wonderland !!!! :)

  3. Lisa: Thanks! I meant that I looked like I had the shoulders of a linebacker with the shoulder pads on the shirt. The picture was taken after I cut them off so it looks normal. :) I’m 5’6. Hope that helps!

    CoffeeBlooms: You’re so lucky your mom saved stuff. My mom had some ridiculously cute things too but didn’t save a thing! :(

  4. I dont think I saved anything wearable.
    My prom dress but I cant get in it. :(
    It’s very Molly Ringwald pink.

    PS. I love how you do the baby fashion on your blog. Great idea and she is an adorable little model.

  5. Hi Jiye – thanks for stopping by my blog! Always great to find a fellow Chicago blogger :) Loving what I see here and your daughter is such a cutie!! Hope to see you around!

  6. my super bell bottom levi jeans – you never know when they’ll make a comeback. or not. ;)

  7. It’s also my mum’s closet for me….she’s got vintage LV bag collection and a Burberry trench she wore back when she was 20. She’s also got a treasure chest of gorgeous jewelry….and won’t let me touch any of it! She said it’s for my viewing pleasure only :(. Mean mum.

  8. Love the look, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

  9. Janny: Bell bottoms are back woman!! Bust them out!

    Sarah: Drool. I’ve gotten 1 vintage LV from my mom but she threw out all of the cute clothes! :(

  10. my chambray shirt!! i can’t believe they are back but the more and more i see it i love it!

  11. I can imagine the shoulder pads and I think it looks great without! Definitely more appropriate for the casual look with backpack and flip flops. Great outfit!

  12. I can’t believe I’m a decade past college too. Crazy!

  13. Glad to see you sent those shoulder pads back to the 80’s! lol… everything in moderation, right? I LOVE that shirt!

  14. love the hair! so cute!

  15. Soulder pads can make one look odd – especially if one is delicate and thin. I always remove shoulder pads, too. Reminds me that I have to do so with my winter coat before it gets colder.
    Have a nice week and look after your pretty self.
    XX

  16. Hi, yes, I do love the H&M top. I initially wanted it when I saw all three of the styles but couldn’t find an XS in either of the florals so opted for the animal print one. I wanted it so badly, I went to get it in S, which is loose but that’s okay, I still like it!

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