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!


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


  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!

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

  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 :-)

  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

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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