Monday, October 14, 2013

New shirt shell love

How sweet is this shirt??!
  This Spencer Alexis Asian-ish top is a gift from Megan Mae and my latest shirt shell. I spent the morning contemplating its details and I kept liking it more with every hour.
Top: Spencer Alexis (gift from Megan Mae)
Kanzashi hairpin: Megan Mae buttonflower
Under cami: Express
Skirt: Chico's (thrifted)
Boots: ALDO (thrifted)
  I'm trying to decide if this very outfit in another 40 years will make me blend as an old Asian lady, or not. I wore it over a contrasting color tank to show the cool bottom. It reminds me just a little bit of kesa- the shawl Japanese Buddhist monks wear draped over their necks.
  Nothing would do as a hair accessory but a Megan Mae buttonflower-as-kanzashi. I also figured out if I hug myself, I make a big heart. Do you see it?

  It somehow combines so many things I like (shirt shells, embroidery, mixed fabrics, AZNness) with pushing at my comfort zones (bold colors, pattern/print, brocade, embroidered pattern on top of another pattern.) I love it. I love it so much I was busy staring at it and thus the "Hm, I should tuck my hair back" and "Is that camera thing blinking?" looks in the photos up there.

  What's an item that pushed you a little out of your comfort zone? Does it have a story?


  1. Awww! This looks so great on you! I thought it would suit you the minute I came across it. Florals in general push me out of my comfort zone, but I've been head over heels for the water-color/geometric "sort of" florals of Simply Vera style prints. I've also found similar styles from other brands now that I know what I'm looking for.

  2. Ooh, so nice! Isn't that Megan amazing?!

  3. This is amazing on you - I love the fabric and patterns.