Blazer: Theory sz 00 Skirt: H&M sz 2, $24.95 (similar in wool jersey)
Blouse: Gap Shirred Shoulder Top sz XSP (petites sold out, check in-store for reg. sizes)
Shoes: Aldo (old, similar in Natural) Earrings: from NYC
Just a quick outfit from yesterday incorporating favorite basics, old and new. Seeing these photos, I note room for improvement. Next time I'll trade the formal blazer for a slouchy crewneck pullover, and swap the stiff updo for loose waves. As for the shoes - sigh, I love seeing sky high, sculpted heel, or platform heels on fellow bloggers, but I have no idea how they go about daily life in such. I'm always taking public transit or dodging brick sidewalk cracks, so no fab shoes for me.
Gap has really hit it out of the park with their poly blouses this season. I avoid manly button-up dress shirts like the plague, but feminine, drapey ones in a peachy nude? Yes, please!
This weekend I also had the pleasure of seeing the Raw Edge Henley Shirt in "new bisque." I thought the olive one was nice (see my fitting-room review), but the "new bisque" blew me away. In person, it looked ten times better than in the stock photo. The shoulder epaulet and raw edge detail made it look much more expensive than a Gap blouse. If you can wear a sz S - XXL, then lucky you, because it's only $24.99 online, while still full price at my local store when I tried to buy the XS.