Fashion Fit For a Basketcase

1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter

Another day, another outfit that looks ripped straight out of the 1980s.

I promised myself not to take outfit pictures on days when the temperature is single digits but then I wore this red cardigan (a vintage gift I unboxed from Hollis Eve Co!) around my house and felt completely sure that I would be warm enough to do it.

This cardigan is so much thicker than it appears and kept me toasty for this quick jaunt to my backyard. Though I’d have to think my Hot Hands and the millions of layers I’m wearing underneath also helped immensely.

1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter 1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter 1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter

Because this cardigan is so laden in ’80s vibes, I took outfit inspiration from an unlikely John Hughes movie character – Allison a.k.a the basketcase from The Breakfast Club.

While red wasn’t something her character would wear, slouchy clothing that could withstand a Saturday detention is right up her alley. (You don’t know how long I’ve been wanting to make that pun about Ally Sheedy!)

Not to mention my mind has been in a funk for months now so I feel like I totally committed to the role!

1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter 1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter 1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter

On that note, I’ve made the decision to put my blog on pause once again. Or at least on super slow-mo. I just don’t have the mental capacity right now and, because of the weather, it doesn’t feel right to risk my health for the sake of some staged outfit photos in the elements. I have to draw the line somewhere!

I’ll still keep up with videos, tutorials, and other fun content – maybe even an outfit post if the weather hits a certain point. But right now a break is definitely needed.

This isn’t a goodbye, just a see ya later. Don’t you forget about me!

1980s John Hughes inspired outfit oversized red cardigan winter outfit-details-imageThrifted sweater dress, $1.23 (shop similar sweater dress)
Hollis Eve Co cardigan and scarf, gifted vintage (shop similar cardigan, shop similar scarf)
Black Forever21 leggings, $3.60 (shop exact leggings in plus or straight size)
Target boots, $18 (shop similar boots, shop authentic Doc Martens)
ASOS pork pie hat, paid w/ gift card (shop exact hat)
MAC matte lipstick in Ruby Woo (shop exact lipstick)

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  • This really does look like something from The Breakfast Club.

    Love the red lippy.

    I stopped taking outdoor photos as soon as it got cooler. I don’t understand those bloggers that can still take photos when it is well below freezing outside. When my pug doesn’t even want to go outside that’s a sign it is too cold, especially considering she wears furry pants daily.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Thank you! Ah, I feel ashamed to be one of *those* bloggers who regularly takes outdoor photos in the winter. Part of it, for me, is I love the photography aspect of it. This post, for example, I saw the white snow with a blue-ish tint during sunset and got excited when I thought of how a red outfit would pop against it. It was only a temporary moment of insanity. 😉 Like I said, I’m being more careful this season. Hopefully I’ll find an indoor set-up that looks as good as yours, too!

  • Modern Vintage

    Your cardigan looks so warm, and it looks good for now not just the 80s. Have a good break from blogging. Your very last words – the ‘Don’t You..’ reference – made me laugh out loud! Kx

    • Thank you! I’m glad to give you a good chuckle. 🙂

  • Anna Martin

    Love that cardigan so much. Rad! <3

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

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