Thank you everyone for your sweet comments on my last post. I caught Nick checking back a few times (he usually never reads my blog) just to revel in your praise. Today we’re back to the self-tripod pics, which will become synonymous with good sports being on TV.
Since being unexpectedly welcomed as a “keeper” last month, this Converse for Target chambray shirt has quickly ascended to MVP status within my wardrobe. The shade is perfect (not too denim-y), the material is comfy, and it is just too easy to pair. I can’t think of a single bottom that it doesn’t go with. If you don’t have a similar shirt in your wardrobe yet…you are missing out!
The fit of a womens XS right off the rack (see original post here) was passable, but definitely not perfect on me. I thought I shrunk it with a wash & dry, but I was wrong. The material must be pre-shrunk cotton, because it didn’t get smaller.
I wore it to my tailors and ended up getting the torso and sleeves slimmed on the spot for a whopping $15 (almost the price of the shirt!). But I couldn’t be happier with the results. The subtle 1 inch slimming on both sides and sleeves makes a world of a difference when the shirt is tucked in (before alterations, it was too poofy for tucking).
Like with any button-up shirt, the key is to make sure the shirt fits with a lil’ room to spare at the widest part of your bust. This top looks unflattering on the Target model because it’s stretched taught across her chest. Larger chested women should possibly order dress shirts in a size up and then have the sides slimmed and waist nipped in. Nothing looks worse than the buttons right at the chest gaping.
While helping Vicky hunt for her cameo, I ended up with an extra one. Please fill out the short form below if you are interested in winning this vintage green Peri signed cameo. I’ll select the winner at random later this week. Giveaway is open internationally : )
On a separate note, Target is having buy one get one 50% off shoes right now. If you were considering the Tawny wedges then this isn’t a bad deal. Also I’ve gotten a few questions about my nude Target Virginia pumps. I really don’t recommend them (stiff and uncomfortable), but they’ve come out with another nude/taupe heel that I haven’t tried yet called the Pearce pumps. If you’re ordering, don’t forget to use the retailmenot $5 coupon and ebates for 3% cash back.