Marissa Webb makes very pretty lace blouses that are styled with matching leather obi styled belts. It might sound odd, but the combination is very effective.
I’ve wanted a red one for some time and when it appeared in the post-holiday warehouse sale, I convinced myself that I should buy the blouse only and pair it with my red CGI belt.
This was a great idea, but unfortunately the CGI belt was both the wrong shade and the wrong color value and looked terrible with the blouse.
Fortunately, the CGI belt is not my only red belt.
There was more to the idea than the CGI belt. I thought it would be fun to pair the lively red lace with a worky jacket.
I thought this was a very nice look for Casual Friday or, if I could bestir myself to leave the house before noon on the weekend, brunch.
The Photographer, however, raised an objection. “It looks like you aren’t wearing anything underneath a see-through top,” he said.
Are you insane? I cried. I am wearing a camisole.*
The camisole, however, is a light tan color intended to disappear beneath a white blouse because it matches my skin tone. Hmmmmm. Perhaps this was a mistake.
Now I am on the hunt for a red camisole.
Come closer and see the pretty lace. It has body to it. No wilting lace, this.
Have a fantastic weekend! Get out there and get yourself some brunch. And take a minute to add your Home Ec adventures/misadventures to Monday;s post. I love reading them.
Blouse; Marissa Webb; Belt: from YOOX; Jacket: Nanette Lepore; Jeans: JCrew
* This makes me think of Raising Arizona. When Nathan Jr. is abducted, the police ask his father if the infant was wearing anything more than a diaper when he was taken. Nathan Sr. booms, “No one sleeps nude in this house!”