When I emerged from the bedroom wearing this shirt, The Photographer said, “OooOOooo . .. . . . Moses!”
I cannot say why, exactly, I was so taken by this blouse when I saw it in September, but taken I was.
Fortunately, even my taken-self is capable of patience and so we waited for the post holiday — and I don’t mean Columbus Day — sales. Because as charming as this blouse is, it’s a little odd and therefore not an appropriate vessel for investment-type spending.
The Photographer went on to say, “You need two giant tablets.”
Oh really? You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.
The blouse could be worn alone, but I am distrustful of wrap-style garments and paranoid about the possibility of bare midriff — so I layered it over another blouse that provides ample coverage for any type of slip or fall.
In addition to this striped poplin — so business — this blouse also came in a red chiffon (very nice drape) and a navy wool challis (also very nice drape), but those were sold out. The striped poplin is just right for Casual Friday with khakis or Low Business Casual if paired with pinstriped pants and flats.
What’s that? You want to see my awesome shoes? Sure! Come closer!
If you are shaking your head, saying to yourself, “Why does she keep buying these big, black shoes?”
It’s my nature, she cried.
Also, new lipstick alert. I’ve been wanting something pale, so I rooted through my lip pencils found a light NARS Satin Lip Pencil (Isola Bella) which I tried with a new NARS Lip Gloss (Supervixen, I am embarrassed to say). I like the combination and it keeps me from biting my lips.
Blouse: A.W.A.K.E. still available at MatchesFashion.com; Blouse under blouse: JCrew; Pants: Banana Republic; Shoes: Grenson