Friday, July 9, 2010

Casual Friday: I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Okay

When I go shopping, I never have a problem findind skirts or dresses, but tops? I have a really tough time because I'm small-boned but booby. I especially hate button-up tops because they usually gape. And since 80% of my shopping is second-hand, consignment or thrift, and I don't buy online, I am limited to what I can find.

Last weekend, I focussed on tops and found 3, one of which was the green silk top I wore on Tuesday. This is another one:
I've seen plaid making a comeback (hello, grunge!), and while I'm not going to wear a lumberjacket (ever!), I do love the nice Canadian look of a strong check plaid shirt. I love the double row of flat ruffles down the front of this one - I usually can't wear ruffled-front shirts due to the aforementioned boobular action.

And this was only $16! Not too shabby. The shorts are ones I picked up last year, I think.

The stuff:
I kept everything really simple since it was a smokin' hot 30 degrees again today.

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Cheers,
Sheila

Blouse (Vintage DCC Missy, consignment), shorts (I.N.C., consignment), belt (Nygard), shoes (Joan & David, thrifted), earrings (gift from L).

12 comments:

  1. I've got the opposite problem... there's room for another person in the chestal region of my button up shirts! The fit on this one is lovely!

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  2. liking the sleeve length and cut as well as the cut and length of the shorts. most feminine lumberjack i have ever seen.

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  3. Loving the lumberjack look ;-)

    I've not got anything plaid (or checked, as we would say!), perhaps it's something I should check out next time I'm on the hunt :-)

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  4. I love the shorts. I like the 'buffalo plaid' print, but it's gotten so overwhelming. At least in my area, I see it a lot. People have it in every imaginable way (including shoes!)..

    That said - It's still really cute, and I like how you've got some pattern mixing going on too

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  5. Hi Sheila! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

    I love this top. Its design with the ruffles is very cute and, while I don't normally like plaids, the black/white color is strikingly attractive. Plus, the price was right! (I'm a big fan of thrifting.)

    Your reference to temperature confused me since, in NY, it's in the 90's; then I saw you're in Canada and using the Celsius scale, so your 30-C is much warmer than our 30-F.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Cara, but that's so much easier, to have more room! Thanks!

    Alecia, thanks!

    Thanks, Tat! A nice check would be a good addition to your wardrobe, as you don't have a lot of patterns.

    Thanks, Megan!

    Shybiker, you're very welcome. :) Thanks - I do a lot of thrifting too. Yes, we're in Celcius - 30 is HOT!

    Thanks, Wendy!

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  7. Sheila in shorts !
    You look great and that plaid top is perfect.

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  8. Pretty top! I do buy online and in regular stores, and I have to say finding workable tops is a PITA.

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  9. Lorena, I know, such an anomaly! Thanks!

    Kristen, thanks. Why is it such a pain to find good tops??

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  10. I can not get that song out of my head now!

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  11. Hee, sorry, Jen! I'm glad someone got my joke, though. :-P

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Cheers,
Sheila