Sunday, May 20, 2012

Casual Friday: Pink and Blue Grid Lines

Sometimes, the effortless and classic and comfortable outfits are those that end up looking the most chic; while I can certainly appreciate layering to add texture and nuance, or indulging in particular popular trends, those pieces that are tried and true will, indeed, always be true. So, occasionally, I will use Casual Friday at my office as an opportunity to wear something a bit more on the fringe than the tenets of business casual would typically permit, however, lately, I am more prone to slide into my cigarette-leg skinny jeans and wear a simple blouse. This past Friday, I selected my favorite pair of pants, the pair that actually incited my desire to wear pants more frequently than seeing a pale blue moon, dark indigo denim in the ever flattering, though potentially misleading, skinny cut. For the blouse, I debuted this men's button-down shirt from Charles Tyrwhitt; loose but crisp and fresh, well fitting through the bust and shoulders, quite a feat for a men's shirt on an hourglass frame, it is the perfect blend of demure masculinity and confident femininity.

The soft pink and blue grid line pattern of this button-down is a pleasant and welcome alternative to the classic but all too familiar pink or blue gingham, stripes, or solid.

A number of months ago, the filmmaker surprised me with a small collection of earrings, including these gold mesh dome pieces. Whenever I am at a loss for accessories, or am running late to the office without time to contemplate and mull over my obscene collection, I can grab these and rest satisfied knowing that my choice was simply perfect.

A simple pearl bracelet to complement the tomboy preppy feel of this look.

Somehow, in this universe strange and chaotic and perpetually in motion, I have been maneuvering through my daily happenings without a pair of basic camel colored flats; while browsing the sale wares at Century 21 the other evening, I immediately ameliorated that with the purchase of these. The gold embellishment, a sort of woven coil, braided like the sinuous and plastic body of a spiraling serpent, adds an intriguing flair, ideal for all of my golden baubles and bangles and beads.

Friday evening soundtrack: R.I.P. Actress


  1. love the menswear inspired shirt with the feminine pearls! xo

  2. Love the masculinity paired with the feminine touches! How dare you not have a trusty pair of camel flats! Love those!

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  4. yes i totally agree, i just did a comfortable/casual look to show that we aren't always wearing heels and complicated outfits ( but we still are a lot of times too.... hahahah )


  5. It just works!!!

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  7. love the detail shots!


  8. What a great outfit! I love the classic, casual look as well - looks so chic with the jewelry and flats you picked.

    Big City Farm Girl

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  10. love the outfit you've made!! very classic and chic!! love the pearl accessories

  11. Love this outfit!! Great accessories!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  12. Really pretty pieces!! I want that button-down top!

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