I was showing my husband an outfit I admired on another (over 40) blogger the other day. I thought her striped oxford shirt under a short sleeved sweater combo looked fab. My husband kind of took the wind out of my sails when he asked, "Wasn't that shirt and sweater thing a thing in the 'nineties?" He's probably right. I guess the kids aren't doing this these days, but I'll be damned if it doesn't still look sharp to me! Which is probably the beginning of the end and I've already started down the road to becoming one of those ladies still rocking the styles that were popular when they were in their twenties.
For today's offering we have item #7 (black and white embroidered skirt) item #13 (white shirt) and item #17 (black boat neck top). Let me begin by saying that if I could upgrade anything in this outfit it would be the pearl necklace. If this triple strand of black pearls were real I swear I would wear it everyday, morning, noon and night. It would be "mah signahture". I would say it with a drawl as I stroked them gently and thoughtfully with my fingertips. Yep, I'd be Blanche Dubois with these pearls. Oh, I know a triple strand aint exactly modern either. But I do so love 'em. Could we agree to call them classic?
More realistic upgrades would include replacing this polyester boat neck top (which I've owned for more than 15 years) with one in a nice wool double knit. (I've got a running sewing list along with my running wish list.) The skirt needs a bit of attention before I wear it again. Although I swear that I've laundered it the same way several times, suddenly today the cotton skirt seems to have shrunk so that it is shorter than the synthetic lining. I have it pulled up into my waistband today but the lining will have to be hemmed so that I don't have to be worried that I look like my slip is showing.
For me this outfit is a 9/10. I'd be happy to look like this everyday.