Monday, January 17

kept simple





I wanted the perfect oversized blue and white striped button down shirt. I saw it online at various shops for more than I wanted to pay (of course) so began the hunt. There's a lot of blue and white striped shirts at the thrift stores, a lot. But I felt like goldilocks - some where too stiff, some were too straight across the bottom hem, some were too big in the shoulders and instead of looking nicely slouchy just looked crappy, some were all cotton which means ironing which means never wearing it fter the first washing...but then, last week I found it. The perfect shirt, cotton/rayon/raime (no ironing!), super soft like a jammie top and all kinds of perfectly slouchy. So this post might seem like I am wearing "whatever clothes", but nay dear reader, I am wearing a hunted and hard-won blue & white striped shirt of perfection!

striped shirt ◊ thrifted
jeans ◊ the gap
brown platforms ◊ urban outfitters
vintage scarab necklace ◊ jean jean vintage

16 comments:

Miss Moss said...

this kind of outfit is basically my uniform.

Miss Moss said...

ps: the shoes look great!

Stella said...

Love the shoes! And the top does seem incredibly comfy. But I have to admit, my favorite parts of the post were the scarab necklace and the sleeping cat pic. :)

Miss P said...

A testament to "hanging in there" where thrifting is concerned. ;)

Zohar said...

Fabrics that don't need ironing are a blessing in disguise because they usually look simple and everyday but they precious! Furthermore that necklace is to die for :)

Amber said...

A perfect Monday outfit. Polished but not fussy. Congrats on your thrifting stick-to-itness!

Michele said...

i loooove the hunt. i was on the hunt for the perfect chambray until my brother got me one for Christmas. And I'm still hunting for bottle brush trees for next Christmas! (no success for this year.)
Oh and the perfect pair of thrifted oxfords! It seems everyone can thrift oxfords other than me!

~Michele
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www.etsy.com/shop/SentimentalHVintage

Em said...

It's so satisfying when you find that perfect item for pennies on the dollar...

Nikki said...

Gorgeous! I love the understated elegance of an over sized shirt :)))

Dani said...

I adore this look! Now I will be on the hunt for the perfect loose shirt. And those shoes are amazing.

BaronessVonVintage said...

LOVE the simplicity of the outfit, but the absolute exquisite artistry of your accessories. That scarab=GORGEOUS, those shoes=heavenly!

magdamagda said...

the shoes and shirt seem to be made for each other! and the cat... well I'm speechless:)

Kayla said...

The shirt is perfection. I must say it's our shoes I'm dying over though.

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Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

cute!
those shoes, loook so comfy

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Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Looks very nice. I like the necklace a lot.

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