I found this blouse while I was “shopping” my mother’s wardrobe. I don’t shop my own wardrobe, it’s pretty dismal. I was drawn to this blouse primarily because of the polka dots. And its taupe-y goodness. WhoWhatWear says taupe nail polish is ‘in’. I’m going to apply this to blouses as well. I’m assuming this shirt is straight from the 80s. It has shoulder pads. My mother has kept a lot of clothes from her youth. She’s a hoarder. This is excellent for me, especially with the way fashion cycles have been going. Sometimes she’ll read my magazines and say “I used to have something exactly like that when I was younger”. 99% of the time it will eventuate that she parted with said item before moving to Australia. Those moments make me sad.
To tuck or not to tuck? I also didn’t know whether to remove the shoulder pads or keep them in. They’re not that obvious, so it’s not really a big deal, but it’s still a legitimate question. Are Balmain shoulders still in fashion? Or are they ‘done’? Trends come and go so quickly these days. I don’t know what’s fashionable any more. In the end I kept the shoulder pads in because they were sewn onto the shirt. Laziness is the name of the game.
These shoes make me happy and sad at the same time. They are nude and patent, which is a big win. They go with nearly everything. They are flats, which means I can wear them every day. I hardly ever wear heels. They were cheap too (some brand called Jasmin for those interested), which means my wallet was happy. However, the reason they were cheap was because they are synthetic. Synthetic shoes make my feet sad. But I will deal with it, because they are nude and patent and Stella McCartney would be proud of me.