In fashion-related news, another January outfit (I am very behind with the outfit posts). I've been looking for a well-fitting, super classic long-sleeved white button-down shirt for ages, and still haven't found one. The one I'm wearing here is more of a camp shirt with front pockets and a shorter length on the sleeves. I really like how well it fits in the torso! I do get a bit of gaping between two of the buttons at the bust, but I don't worry about it too much, because I've found a fabulous quick fix: grab a bit of double-sided tape and tape that gap together! If the gap isn't due to excessive tension, this should work quite well. Alternatively, for a more permanent fix, I've sometimes seen blouses with a hidden snap in between those two problem buttons which I thought was ingenious. The necklace was given to me by my most fabulous aunt, and try to wear it at least once whenever I visit her. (:
I wear this blazer way too much for my own good-- the fit is just really nice, and the cut is both dressy and relaxed which I love. It reminds me a lot of a ubiquitous Aritzia blazer that I've seen around a lot, but which is also a lot more expensive! The colour's very strange-- it usually looks black, but sometimes depending on the light, it can take on a brown or purple-ish hue. Which is not a bad thing in my book! This skirt was part of my first online order ever, from Charlotte Russe last Black Friday. It's super short, so I only wear it with tights or leggings, but the shimmery lace overlay is gorgeous! One thing I really don't like about it though is that the lace part rides up leaving the lining showing almost all the time. I tried to safety pin the two layers together once, but it was warping the lace. I think I'll stitch it down in the future or get a tailor to do it. The bow belt I'm wearing is silver, and I found that overall metallics go with everything. Or maybe I'm just really into shiny things.
I was absolutely obsessed with this bow bag after seeing it in-store one day. I'm not a bag person-- I basically have one bag that I specifically bought for the purpose of using as a handbag and the others I have I've just randomly accrued in some fashion that is not me buying them. But this bag had a giant bow on the front. It was different. I bought it to use for a trip to LA last summer, and got a bunch of comments on how cute it was! Unfortunately, it wasn't very practical for an everyday bag-- there's a flap that goes over the top and to the front and closes via a magnetic closure, and it would pop open all the time! I was not OK with being out it public, especially in very crowded areas in a place I wasn't terribly familiar in with my bag opening up to reveal its glorious contents to the world. I ended up buying a bigger bag with a zipper closure in LA for practicality while I was there. But I don't regret buying this one! It really is so cute in person and wasn't expensive. I just won't use it for the heavy-duty stuff in the future!
And lastly, the shoes. Oh these shoes. They're from Sears-- can you believe it? I LOVE these shoes so much-- they're amazingly comfortable (I've stomped around Costco for hours in them) and go with everything. I wear them with tights, without tights, with skirts, dresses, pants, jeans, you name it. The platform in the front and the heel are a snakeskin pattern, and the rest is suede or fake suede or what-have-you. I have to force myself to not wear these with everything.
What's your favourite pair of shoes?
PS. Sorry for the essay! Enjoy the pretty pictures!
White button-down camp shirt - H&M - $24.95 - Size 2
Black boyfriend blazer - RW&Co - Originally ~$90, bought on sale for ~$10 - Size 0
Silver heart necklace - GiftGrey lace miniskirt - Charlotte Russe - ~$15 - Size XS
Silver bow Belt - Smart Set - $4.99 (on sale) - Size M (extra holes punched)
Plush-lined tights - Ricki's - $16.50 - Size S/M
Grey suede and snakeskin booties - Attitude from Sears - ~$30 - Size 6
White bow handbag - Spring - ~$25