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steve madden pembrook bootsYet another hat that is way too small for my head. This is how I deal.

Nothing beats Helmut Lang. I’ve fallen in love with the fashion house over the last few seasons and have slowly built a small collection (they share my love of asymmetrical hems… does it get any better?

steve madden pembrook

Nothing also beats a strong shoulder… a power shoulder.

Now, I’m not referring to the over the top padding from the 80’s.  This is a subtle (about as subtle as it can get) shoulder.  It’s maybe somewhere between the harsh, over the top 80’s…


and Balmain (who doesn’t love those Balmain jackets from seasons ago??).


I also am loving the neckline. Truly a turtleneck but not the choking turtlenecks of childhood or the oversized droopy cowl neck from my Goodwill donation pile. It’s somewhere in between – gracefully draping the neck. Do I love Helmut Lang or do I love Helmut Lang?

helmut lang shoulder padsblack knit: Helmut Lang; fedora: Forever21; clutch: Forever21; open knit beige sweater: Helmut Lang; beige and wine booties: Steve Madden Pembrook.

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