Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dark amber blouse and Taupe pants

Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Now…we resume blogging posts. I seem to have amassed thrifted items over the last few months. Today I am showcasing a silk blouse bought two months ago but the sleeves were (what else) too long and I could not find the time to take it to my tailor. I may have to get it shortened some more.

Being silk, it floats nicely on the body. I like its classic rather than fitted shape (no clinging). Just love the rich colour. Reminds me of supple leather purses.

Moda International $8 - 95%silk 5%spandex
Charles by Charles David heels

The pants are thrifted as well but the lining had been removed before I bought it. The wool blend is soft, not itchy, against the skin and I have a Spanx pant lining so I don't miss the lining. My tailor had to remove the cuff and use that to lengthen. Imagine that -- I actually had to ask my tailor not to shorten the hem but to make it longer!

Talulah Babaton $6 - 60% wool 36%polyester 4%lycra

Above, I belted over the blouse but have worn it tucked into an aubergine wool skirt.

Tahari skirt $3.75 (yep, thrifted)

Other than the taupe and black, I'd love to pair this blouse with other colours. What do you suggest?