Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dream Blouse.

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It's fall, which naturally means I'm feeling especially anxious about what to wear. I feel like I should somehow come up with the best outfits now, that I've been saving a few dresses and things for right now, before I'm encapsulated by the same old winter coat for four months at a time.

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 Coat: c/o Bohemian Bisoux, Skirt: Vintage/Thrifted, Blouse: Vintage/Reruns, Shoes: Allen Company Inc., Bag: Vintage/estate sale, Belt: Thrifted, Necklace: Lawrence

I've been trying to be a little more discerning about the clothes I'm buying this year, really asking myself how often I think I'll wear what I'm buying. I tried to start a little self-shopping ban, but then fall started and a whole bunch of peter pan collared sweaters popped up in stores. The method I'm trying to stick with is more along the lines of Do-I-Love-It, rather than how practical is it or what will I wear it with. 

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This blouse though, was easy to justify, because I fell in love with the second I saw it. Even more exiting was that it fit--90% of the time vintage blouses are either way to small or just a smidgen too large for me. If only I could find this in dress form, then I'll have really found my dream item of vintage.

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This is also pretty quickly turning into my autumn, and probably winter, uniform. I've acquired a nice little pile of pleated wool skirts since last year and I've been feeling my absolute best in them, paired with a little sweater and sometimes knee-socks, because I still can't quite let go of my uniform from school days.