Do you have that one item in a perfect colour, perfect fit and perfect style, that somehow is difficult to style? So annoying! Dan’s mum brought this shirt back from India for me for my birthday, and she couldn’t have picked better for my ‘style’. The pinky-chambray fabric could have been made to measure. Whilst I quite like the classic look, I didn’t want to look too ‘worky’, and I couldn’t help but feel office ready when trying various combinations! (We all have the occasional stare-at-the-wardrobe-and-try-2385-combinations sessions don’t we?)
Typical me took a while to twig that knotting at the waist just makes everything better. Define the waist, layer something underneath, flash a lil’ belly… definitely the best way to ‘de-office-ify’ haha. You’d also think I’d have noticed that one sleeve was rolled up and one not. Well, if you’ve been reading for any time you’d probably not make such assumptions! (I am the girl that walked to school with my skirt tucked in my tights after all 😉 ).
For Primark jeans I’d say these are a pretty good buy: thick denim means they don’t fall out of shape, and they’re nicely skinny all over. However, they’re not quite a proper high waist, and would fit much better lengthwise on petite gals I’m sure. I do find myself yanking them up fairly often – in a truly ladylike fashion I promise – but overall they’re pretty good for a bargain buy.
(Lip Crayon from a Ted Baker gift set)
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Max17th January 2014 at 3:03 am
What a great shirt! But I also hate to look to office workery or whatever you call it. I’m glad you found a satisfactory and exciting way to wear it. I guess that can be a challenge when someone buys you something. You might love it, but because you didn’t get it yourself you don’t know how it will fit into your look right away. Maybe it will still stand out, in a good way!
And congratulations on your new pattern! I didn’t mention it before, but it is really a nice stylish shape. Happy new year too!
lily17th January 2014 at 7:55 am
Happy new year to you too, Max! It can be a really fine line between smart and office workery haha. It’s a nice challenge I guess – mixes it up a bit! Glad you like the pattern 😀