I got a lot of compliments on the colours in today's outfit; there is just something about pink and brown that I love. They look so good together!
This outfit was built around my new-to-me thrifted cardigan:pink sweater layered under it (see the sleeves peeking out?), and my brown lace skirt that I've had since 2007.
The cardigan was $15.00 in the same store where I got my kickass Skagway boots. I was drawn to the thickly-embroidered wooly flowers on it.
I'm not totally against shoulder pads, especially in garments like coats and blazers - they're needed to help the fabric hang properly and can give much-needed structure. But when they're there because "that's the fashion" and they add nothing to the item, that's when we get into scary territory.
Full confession: when shoulder pads were at the peak of fashion (around 1988), I wore a camisole (with shoulder pads), under a blouse (with shoulder pads), under a blazer (with shoulder pads) and then wore a coat over it that had even more massive shoulder pads! It was madness!
Anyway, this cardigan looks much better without the shoulder pads. Check out the groovy design:
The label seems to support my early 80s theory:
Great details on it - look at the cool buttons:
And a load of necklaces.
Cardigan (Jeune Jeunesse, thrifted), sweater (Reitman's, consignment), skirt (Planet), shoes (Seychelles, consignment), pearl necklace (vintage 80s, The Bay), earrings (Aldo Accessories), Audrey tile (from trip to Powell River, locally made), chain necklace (Plum).