WIW - shredded sleeves, cutouts and chevron

Back to work! I love this top. I "won" it off Ebay last fall when i was hardcore questing for my basics that are not basic. The first time i ever wore it my husband pointed to my back and said, "wow. you are showing a lot of skin." O.o I think what he may have meant was, "you are showing skin in an unexpected place." XD I didn't want anyone at work to have that reaction so i tried to tone down the cutouts a bit by popping a lace bodysuit underneath.

Thanks for looking! Oh and i dyed my hair is back to basic brown. Pink hair was super fun while it lasted but waaaaaaaaay too much maintenance for me. *sniff*

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  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    LOVE that skirt Nicole! and the pop of yellow in the necklace is fresh and unexpected.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Ok Nicole, I think this is my most favourite EVER of your outfits. Perfection. The yellow necklace is perfect also.

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    SO very lovely! This is kind of like.. a somewhat understated Nicole outfit, a little more classic until you look closely at the details. That skirt is AMAZING (amazing I tell you!).

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Nicole, this is amazing. I love the bright necklace, the incredible top and that graphic skirt. You are so inspiring!

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    It was a great idea with a lace bodysuit to make this top more work-friendly.
    Love the whole outfit: necklace, top, skirt, shoes...Superb!
    This is the second of your outfits I see today which is quite different from you usual style: as Aida noted (she is a master of style analysis): understated Nicole with subtle unexpected details. Do you think your style is changing now?

  • kimana517 replied 8 years ago

    I love this! Very pretty.

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    Love this! I love how at first glance this appears to be a very simple, graphic, understated (but still bold) ensemble, but upon closer observation there are all sorts of super cool little details - the cutouts, the neon necklace, the lace underneath. I also really like how the lace layered under the cutouts looks almost like a belt from far away.

  • modgrl replied 8 years ago

    I love the chevron skirt. It is just perfect with the shredded top.

  • jayne replied 8 years ago

    Everyone else covered most of it so I want to exclaim on the SHOES ...those are so cool! What a way to rock a pair on mary janes!

  • AJ replied 8 years ago

    I think this is my favorite outfit! I LUV chevron stripes and that skirt has sent me to orbit! What is it made of? Need make and model numbers! : P

    You have such a fun, feminine style that always makes me smile!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    SO SO FAB!

    Have you seen the chevron skirts being made by this blogger? You're like the punk version of her. :)


  • citygirldc replied 8 years ago

    That skirt is to die. Looks great on you.

  • ButterflyLady replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous - love the yellow necklace with it.

  • replied 8 years ago

    I love everything about this! You have achieved Nicole Style Nirvana and will now float gently above us all.

  • JennyAnne replied 8 years ago

    Ooooh you look really beautiful today! Love the bold chevrons and the color mix.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago


    An 11 out of 10.

  • Kiwichik replied 8 years ago

    Wow 11 out of 10

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    I love your idea of a "basic", Nicole. FAB as always!

  • nicoleb replied 8 years ago

    Thanks so much ladies!

    Aida - I felt the same way. I mean i feel like there is still quite a bit going on here but like you said, not until you look closer. :)

    Deborah - aww thanks!

    Sveta - I think my style is still pretty much on the same path. I have to dress a bit differently for work than i would for a weekend outfit but i imagine the older i grow that is the path more of my outfits will take?

    Aj - i think it's just 100% cotton with a poly lining? I got it from The Limited 3 or 4 years ago.

    Una - i had not but thanks for sharing!

    Ali - LOL i don't know about that! XD

    Angie & Kiwichik - thanks for an off the scale rating! :D

    Sarah - thanks so much!

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