A couple of days ago I posted about the need for a white or light cream drapey blouse (http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....-requested). I am not a crisp button down kind of gal but instead am on the hunt for a drapey, soft, slightly voluminous blouse that I can wear over top of pencil skirts for debomshelling and also with work trousers and jeans untucked or semi tucked.
Inge had linked in that post to a beautiful 100% silk blouse from Zara and I ordered and received the blouse today. First the good things: the silk is DIVINE and beautiful against the skin, the blouse is exactly the type of style I'm looking for - very simple, elegant and soft. The sleeves are too long but that's not a big deal - Wonder Woman can shorten them. The negatives are the blouse is a little more sheer than I was wanting as I don't particularly like the extra layer of a camisole but for the right blouse, I may be willing to overlook that. And I'm wondering about the fit on the shoulders. I'm a petite with narrow shoulders and this blouse only comes in regular sizing. The shoulder seams are past my physical shoulders. What are your thoughts on fit and style? These are pitiful stylings but hopefully you can get the idea.
Hubs and I went for an early dinner right after work today and decided to treat ourselves to a few new goodies for our anniversary. Hubs (a.k.a. Mr. Casual) got a pair of fantastic pants and a few tees from Lululemon and I chose the ink blue blouse and ponte knit-leather tuxedo stripe pants from Jeanne Beker's petite line. I have lost a few more inches and didn't realize just how large the shirt was on me until I saw these pictures. I assume it's too big? should I size down or is the shirt just a no go for me anyway? The ponte knit pants (which do not photograph well unfortunately and are bunching a bit on the ankle due to the need for shortening) are a full size down for me - whoo hoo! The last two pics are the ponte pants, which if keeping will be part of the great Pants Hunt of 2013, paired with Dex multi-media sweater I purchased. It has a great hi-low hemline and is a camo type of silky fabric in the front with a knit sweater sleeves and back. I just love it.
Anyway...over to you for your thoughts and wisdom :) What stays and what goes?