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Pink Loves Cranberry

 

 
I tremendously appreciate your input on the question of how to wear this top and the many excellent suggestions that you offered.
Bow-back Shell

A problem waiting to be solved


The Procurement Department of Directrice Global Industries Ltd. is working on acquiring a couple of pieces needed to execute your ideas — which coalesced around slim jersey tops and wide-legged cropped pants — but for now, let me show you the casual look I came up with.
 
 
Some of you suggested a fluid top underneath, rather than a stiff, poplin blouse.
 
Did you remember this blouse?
Lively blouse

Hawaiian punch

 
 
 
What do you think?
Rather than a caption, imagine dramatic music . . . like Wagner's  Ride of the Valkyries

Rather than a caption, imagine dramatic music . . . like Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries


 
First things first!

First things first

Starting with the most important things first — the ties in the back: – I am covered up and the bright floral provides a decent contrast for those cranberry colored ties.
 
The neckline of the blouse is a little wider and lower than a classic round neckline, so it fits beautifully into the neckline of this top. The blouse is made of a very light silk, and therefore creates no bulk under the top.
 
The ruffled neckline of the blouse is nestling inside the neckline of the top

The ruffled neckline of the blouse is nestling inside the neckline of the top



 
I toyed with the idea of wearing a lucite brooch at the neckline, but decided that I might already be carrying a maximum of pattern on my torso. So I put a bracelet on my bare arm.
A little costume jewelry seemed appropriate

A little costume jewelry seemed appropriate


 
 
To finish things off, a black corduroy handbag with leather trim and dark purple patent leather flats.
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Now imagine tranquil music, like the opening suite of Peer Gynt


 
Floral blouse: Nanette Lepore; Tie-back top: Anthropologie Bow-back Shell; Cords: Talbots Flawless Five Pocket Corduroy; Shoes: Tory Burch Reva flats; Bag: Kate Spade; Bracelet: Fragments
The Directrice steals a kiss

In another convex mirror in N.W., the Directrice steals a kiss

5 thoughts on “Pink Loves Cranberry

  1. I think it works beautifully as presented, and allows just enough of the blouse to peek through to provide brightness, but retain balance.

    As already mentioned by other readers, I also love that final shot.

But what do you think?