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Sandro Silk Blouse (with Cotton Peter Pan Collar), J. Crew Cropped Trousers, Tiffany & Co. Hand Engraved Bracelet and Handcrafted bespoke bangles.
Pale muted tones and winter sunlight. Two of my favorite things lately. It has been such a treat to have an unseasonably warm autumn and a winter that barring a few days hasn't really shown itself. These pictures were taken last weekend on a glorious sixty- five degree day*. All the better for a leisurely stroll.
As we all know, I have a penchant for silk button down shirts (see here and here) and have been relying on the bespoke silk blouses I had made in Hong Kong. When I saw this little blouse I instantly fell hard for the details. The blush hue (that I'm ever so fond of) pops against my skin tone. The graceful drape of the sleeves. The pleats and darts. The rounded Peter Pan collar. Most importantly, the silk is that heavy weight that I love.
I had seen this blouse on Net-A-Porter and Sandro's websites, but there was something about the styling that failed to convince me. Seeing the blouse in person really solidified it as a piece that would meld seamlessly into my wardrobe. There's just something about being able to touch the material that deeply appeals to me.
I tried on several charming blouses at Sandro, but they were all comically too large. It's hard to tell if it's a Sandro thing, since sizing is always an issue for me and the very reason why I've come to rely on bespoke blouses. I like that this blouse is a bit slouchy (with the all important well fitting shoulder), but can be neatly tucked in.
Wishing you all a Happy Martin Luther King Day.
* Selfishly, I'm looking forward to another round of warm weather, but the poor trees and flowers- they're already blooming.