Sunday, April 17, 2011

you snooze you lose


Another repeat outfit (sort of.) Still waiting for warmer weather to try something new.
The frequent torrential downpours are not helping the situation either.



This is another one of my favorite shirts, by Ralph Lauren. I love the white collar. I went back to purchase a few more and maybe other colors but sadly they were all sold out.
Oh well - you win some you lose some!




Ralph Lauren Collection shirt (RL outlet at Woodbury Commons/NY) // Les Chiffoniers leather pants (barneys.com) // vintage Chanel jacket // Christian Louboutin "Rollerball" studded loafers (eBay.com) // G-Shock men's watch // cheap mirrored aviators from Daffy's

les chiffoniers leatherchanel tweed jacketlouboutin rollerball







18 comments:

  1. It is a nice shirt. I like the classic with a twist of this.

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  2. I like that you repeat your outfit. Lovely lovely outfit. Very chic with an edge!

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  3. Nice look. Great jacket!

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  4. Love the mix of prim button down with the leather.

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  5. -ps. Brooks Bros boy's section has a similar shirt to this in oxford cloth. I would be tempted but I filled my "work clothes" quota already.

    -pps. as seen on your tumblr, Aestheic Alterations and Simply Luxurious life both have reviews on Ines' book.

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  6. heyyy, didn't you say you were to be buying fewer button down shirts???
    perhaps i read that wrong. either way, at least you lucked out with this choice. still having trouble finding shirts i like.

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  7. Great look! I love shirts but find them difficult to wear.

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  8. JCrew has a similar shirt on sale right now. Liking it.

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  9. i love how with everything you wear, it's all just straightforward pieces but when you add them all together they just work so well.

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  10. Thanks for your comments!

    Yes, I should probably stop buying button-downs but I actually need a lot for work (more shirts less laundry! Ha!) I also threw some old ones out recently, ones that were yellowing and others that didn't fit so nicely.

    Pret, thanks! I will be reading those reviews. Aside from the Dior Jeune Homme shirt I have I don't have much luck with boys' shirts, they never seem to fit the bust and shoulders correctly.

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  11. Question for Koko- are your button down shirts primarily men's or women's? It looks like a lot of them are oversized- but because you are really petite or buy larger sizes? Either way, it still looks great. I was just curious.

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  12. Beautiful outfit.I envy all ladies who own Chanel tweed jacket:) it's so beautiful, timeless, classic piece.

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  13. K:
    Thanks for your question! They are mostly women's shirts. They probably look like men's shirts because for some inexplicable reason I don't like bust darts or front seams that most women's shirts have; it's actually hard to find women's shirts that don't have darts or seams to give them shape, so I grab them when I see them. Steven Alan makes shirts without bust darts and front seams - they are basically men's shirts shrunk down to women's sizes, which is why I like them.
    Some Ralph Lauren shirts are also plain front, but have darts in the back for shape - I don't like those either so I usually take a seam ripper and carefully undo the back darts. As long as the front is plain I can always get rid of extra seams and darts in the back.

    I also wear these shirts for work, so I have to make sure that they don't gape too much at the bust, so even if a smaller size might fit better in the shoulders or waist, I will size up for a more comfortable fit around my chest, and also so that I can wear a cami underneath in case of a little gaping.

    Hope that answers your question!

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  14. Your shirt looks perfect! I love (sort of) men's cut much, much better!

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  15. Love it. Still dying for some leather pants, you pull them off so well.

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  16. i'm loving the combination of the preppy shirt with all the other... basically opposite-of-preppy pieces.

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  17. those studded louboutins!! drool

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