Monday, April 13, 2015

Boxy 80s Blues and Greens

It is no secret that I'm a child of the 80s. 
Not that I was born in the 80s (I was born in the 60s), but that the 80s (and to some degree the 70s) were big formative years for me, both for culture and fashion. I kind of missed the whole grunge era of the 90s - that was a bit of a lost decade for me until I met L.

  • Blazer - Braemar, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $5.00
  • Top -  Helene Strasser, vintage 80s; purchased here as part of a 3-piece set for $22.50
  • Skirt - Danier, vintage 80s; last worn here in September 2014 with leopard
  • Shoes - Feet First; last worn here (way down at the bottom) in March with sparkly blues

I had fun doing a nearly 100% 80s ensemble - isn't the blazer awesome? I also really dig the grassy green colour of the skirt.
Despite the massive shoulder pads, I felt like it still looked modern. A cuffed menswear-style blazer is always in style!

The stuff:
Classic blue shoes. As Rick Astley says, "Never gonna give you up!"

  • Earrings - real gold, mismatched, gifts from L

I'm off to the gym!


  1. Loving every thing from your blog.sending time going through your archives such fun Sheila best wishes from Diane in Australia Thankyou

  2. I love this bright cobalt blue on you Sheila! I know I say it a lot but you really do wear colour so well! I remember stumbling across a cute pair of blue suede boots in my size on an online sale. I added them to the cart, and kept thinking about them> I think I came back at least once a day for a week, almost buying them but never hitting that final confirm button. Seeing you wearing your blue shoes is making me wish I had got the boots! Especially with the cooler Autumn weather here.

  3. I love this outfit! Looks so much fun to wear, fantastic colours. Hooray for the '80s!!!

  4. Love this 80's tribute - yes, the jacket is fabulous. xox

  5. Love this outfit -- and your joy in presenting it. We're all wedded to that formative time in our lives when we grew up socially. In your case, it's the Eighties; for me, it was the Seventies. I'll never tire of Seventies fashion.

  6. Rocking the 80s, Sheila! You wear those styles, and the colours, beautifully. xx

  7. I agree, you do look modern.
    The colours compliment each other perfectly and the blazer is totally kick ass.

  8. I was born in the 60's and consider myself a child of the 80's as well because those were my formative fashion years. I never had any particular fondness for my clothing from the 70's, but I remember a number of things I wore in the 80's. I like big-shouldered jackets now, and the geometric shapes in the patterns and accessories. I like the mix of blue and green in your outfit!


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