As everyone scrambles for that last bit of summer fun, days of the week become a little arbitrary. Therefore, I feel that I am acting not unreasonably in presenting today the outfit I wore last Friday. My true motivation is to share something new while it’s still fresh and available.
You remember that I love white blouses? I’ve been trolling the end-of-season sales looking for new ones and found this one.
Pretty cute, isn’t it?
It’s boxy, but not huge. I like the 3-button placket, the split shirt-tail hem, and the fact that the breast pocket is perfectly proportional and properly placed. It drives me crazy when breast pockets are too small, too large, or too low. Altogether, it’s perfect for layering over a striped tee shirt, a long-sleeved blouse, or another white blouse.
Come a little closer and check out the details.
My husband is fascinated by the hood. “Why does it have a hood? Will you wear it up?” I’ve explained that while the hood is functional, it’s not intended to be worn as such. It’s purely a design flourish. My husband finds this very strange.
To make him feel better, here is the hood in use.
And finally, to finish things off, platform sandals and an old (but beloved) floral-print bag. I’ve had a pair of these platform sandals (successive, but identical pairs) for years. They give me some height and add a little modern, minimalist sophistication to casual outfits.
In case you are wondering if I found any other treasures, I did. And as of Sunday, they were still in stock.
Blouse: Marc by Marc Jacobs Short Sleeve Hooded Top; Striped jersey: JCrew; Pants: Ann Taylor; Sandals: Donald J. Pliner Fifi Leather Thong Platform Sandal; Watch: Michele; Bag: Kate Spade; Sunglasses: Illesteva Marco (unfortunately, no longer available in yellow, which I believe was called blonde)