Archive for March, 2012
The April issue of InStyle magazine has about a thousand photos of white blouses, shirts, and shirtdresses. Somehow, the hot new thing is a classic old thing.
It’s spring! (No matter what the weather is doing…) Here in New Orleans, the azaleas have finished blooming, but for a few weeks every spring, their riot of colors takes over landscapes all over the city.
What better way to celebrate spring than with fresh new lipstick?
OK, yeah, I can think of a ton of better ways to celebrate spring, too. But it’s sort of fun to emulate the feel of the season by wearing its colors one way or another, n’est-ce pas? (more…)
Here’s the blouse I thrifted and recently altered worn in two different ways.
First, the Funky Romantic.
This is one of my (growing) collection of sweatshirt-blazers. I like the Comme des Garcons vibe of this one; the seams are purposely unfinished, and the sleeves are pre-ruched, yet it still manages to look put-together. (more…)
I am a sucker for Western-style blouses. Snaps, funky yoke detailing, long shirttails, pointy collar–yes, please! So when I saw this one at a thrift about a year ago, I knew it was meant for me. Love the pattern and the ruffles!
Problem: It was much too large. At first I thought I’d wear it loose, but it just looked shapeless, which made me look shapeless. Not cute. (more…)
On one of the last chilly days here in New Orleans, I wore my favorite-this-winter thrifted tweed skirt. It has a fabulous asymmetrical hem that is so fun to wear! As the day progressed, I found myself changing around accessories depending on the weather and the occasion (a rare girls’ night out!).
Here’s what I started with (pardon the odd look on my face):