I have to thank Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style for mentioning me in her recent post, "How To Wear Vintage Over 40" - links because I love, of course, plus I've actually met Patti in person.
- Blouse - Norah Noh, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $8.95
- Pants - TopShop, thrifted; last seen here for our anniversary trip to Vancouver in March
- Shoes - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here for Shoes My Husband Hates week a couple of weeks ago
I pits-ed this shirt almost immediately on my walk to work this morning, then I moved some stuff around and dealt with my usual office stuff...more pits-ing. Screw it. I only paid $8.95 and it's going in the washer - and dryer! I think it will come out fine...but never, ever do this yourself unless you are willing to ruin the garment.
I do adore the 80s bat-wing sleeve, or as I referred to it today, in dramatic tones, "Wings of the Bat!"
|I shall soar over the rooftops!|
- Necklace - thrifted
- Earrings - local
Vizzini and I have been having many cuddles in the mornings. I wasn't feeling very well all day today, and he was like a fuzzy little water bottle.
|"You should stay home with me. We will have more cuddles."|
|"Allow me to give you lovey eyes. This works every time."|
You do manage to create timeless outfits no matter the era of the individual pieces :)ReplyDelete
I was admiring a machine washable silk blouse in uniqlo the other day, I was tempted as it was on sale from $60 to $20 but it was a bit sheer. I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out in there when I'm looking for stuff for returning to the office though, it would be nice to upgrade the fabrics in my wardrobe. I never have much luck thrifting silk! I do have a handwash cycle on my washing machine I've used with success though, so I'm ready if I find it!
You do have one of the best style stories, Sheila! I really love your ability to combine vintage and modern pieces, colors, textures, etc.ReplyDelete
The new blouse is lovely. I too love silk. I find it is almost always possible to handwash silk garments and let them air dry. I also find that silk garments often need less cleaning--the silk has a breathing quality, and often just airing out on a hanger is enough. I do have one gorgeous pleated silk skirt by Theory that I found for a song at Buffalo Exchange that I take to the cleaners--I don't know another way to really keep those pleats looking right.
I have yet to find the perfect silk blouse. This is such a pretty color on you.ReplyDelete
In my case 99% of my clothes go in the washer and dryer... why is why my leopard print blazer came apart last week.... I'm trying to find a way to have it fixed.
Such a beautiful blouse Sheila, and it works really well with these trousers. I had to laugh at your comment on your flat derrière though! If it's any consolation I sometimes thinks mine resembles a box as I have to spend so much time sitting at my computer at work.ReplyDelete