wearing: secret squirrel stripes

I’ve been waiting for this Secret Squirrel top to arrive for a while now. I ordered it late on a Tuesday night, only to be told at the check out that they ship orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Express shipping doesn’t really feel like express shipping when you have to wait two days for it ship and there’s a weekend in the way of delivery times. Anyway, this shirt has an oversized fit and nifty zippers at the sides. It’s an ideal slouchy shirt. I think it’s going to be getting a lot of wear this winter. Also, thanks to everyone who’s voted for my entry in the Splendour in the Grass PIC ME! competition. To those without Facebook accounts who can’t vote, don’t worry because I still appreciate the thought! I’ve snuck into the Top 5 so am very excited about that. The main thing now is to stay in the Top 5 and not get nudged out. Remember you can vote once a day, until May 27 (this Friday). If you haven’t already voted or would like to vote again click: here. Each and every vote is greatly appreciated.


  1. Tinu May 23, 2011

    Love the top!! super cute

  2. Jenny Ong May 23, 2011

    Super cute, laid back 'fit you got going on, Soph! x

  3. Hannah May 23, 2011

    Gah Secret Squirrel is such a cool brand and that top looks great! So versatile! Love the zipper addition πŸ™‚
    Hannah x

  4. herecomesthesun May 23, 2011

    I will keep voting for you!

    Love the top too, shame about the delay in it arriving- that's the worst, I get impatient haha.

  5. Blithely Unaware May 23, 2011

    looOOOooooove that top!!!

    Going to look at SS now! I've never shopped on there, considering I'm a CHAMPION INTERNET SHOPPER being shown this website will only mean awesome things haahahahaaaaa

  6. lesdeux May 23, 2011

    Best of luck with the comp – i know how much u want to go (thx twitter) πŸ˜‰ haha
    ps love thing stripes, they are timeless!

  7. The Velvet Bow May 23, 2011

    So good. I looked for a similar breton-y striped top while thrifting all weekend but no dice. I may have to resort to buying one too! This particular specimen is wonderful, quirky but still perfectly simple.

  8. soph (owl vs. dove) May 23, 2011

    @Tinu & @JennyOng: thanks girls

    @Hannah: the label is really coming along in leaps and bounds. So much stuff I want! haha

    @herecomesthesun: I'm very impatient when it comes to my online orders haha. Even though it technically came in one business day it felt like foreverrr. Thanks for voting too. I hope I don't come across as too plead-y with the voting :S

    @BlithelyUnaware: my champion tip would be to buy things on a Monday/Tuesday morning to make the most of express shipping.

    @TheVelvetBow: A good breton top is hard to find. If I remember correctly I think there are some pretty decent ones in Sportsgirl. Or for a bit of a splurge the APC ones are always good.

  9. soph (owl vs. dove) May 23, 2011

    @lesdeux: haha you'll all be glad when this thing is over and I stop with the spamming

  10. Jessica May 23, 2011

    im pretty in love with the shirt.
    the side zippers are such cute details!
    love it!


  11. aelie May 23, 2011

    Gorgeous top, I love the zips at the sides! x

  12. hollypop May 23, 2011

    i voted for you πŸ˜€

  13. Stacee May 23, 2011

    Secret Squirrel is SO gooood. I enjoy their pieces and collections πŸ™‚
    Top looks great on you, and you continue to channel pastels in the pants I see πŸ˜€


  14. Hannah Percyowl May 23, 2011

    I'm sure I don't need to tell you how envious I am of your buy πŸ˜›
    It looks cute with the pink pants too.
    I've voted for you a few times now πŸ™‚
    Although I must say, I find the comp quite unfair to those of us who might like to attend for the first time… I geeeeez :/
    Oh well. Goodluck anyway!

  15. Sofie May 23, 2011

    The colours are so pretty! I want like a super long tule skirt in that same pink.
    oh yeah and I love pretty much anything with zippers πŸ˜›
    zippers are the best β™‘

    — by the way, AA polish is totally overpriced here too T__T I got mine in america, it's like 3 bottles for $15 there! siiggghhh

  16. Lyndall May 23, 2011

    That top is just perfect! I love the little zippers.

  17. Victoire Jin May 23, 2011

    i love how the casual striped shirt becomes funky with the zipper x

  18. Rachel May 23, 2011

    Love the zippers on the side, it's such a great touch. πŸ™‚
    Best of luck with the competition!

  19. RDYN! May 23, 2011

    Oh I hope you win! And I love the uniqueness of your top, zippers on the side does give them such a unique characteristics. Sometimes I expect express shipping to be overnight!

  20. i love the zippers on the side; they give an added dose of fun to a simple striped top!

  21. shannanj May 23, 2011


  22. soph (owl vs. dove) May 23, 2011

    @hollypop: thank you!

    @stacee: yup. Pastel pants all the way.

    @Hannah: Thank you for voting! I wish I could see everyone who voted for me to say thankyou, but it will only let me see which of my FB friends have voted. Which kind of makes sense privacy-wise. I think they should run a comp for Splendour newbies too!

    @Sofie: a long tulle skirt would be amazing!

    @VictoireJin: I didn't notice the zippers at first but when I did I know I definitely had to buy the shirt! haha

    @Rachel @RDYN!: Thank you

    @danielle: I'm predicting I'll be spending a lot of 'bored time' just zipping the zippers haha

  23. alannah. May 24, 2011

    i looooove the cute zips at the side of the top. it really is a gorgeous look you've pulled together.x


  24. ANN May 24, 2011

    I love how there's a zipper on the bottom side! And I normally don't like that shade of pink for some reason but your pants are divine πŸ™‚

  25. Lovely stripes.. I love a zipper on the bottom πŸ™‚ And it's really suits to mix with your pants

    *hugs* from your new follower

    β™₯ sugarpuff β™₯
    Pinkie Anggia ☺

  26. Jazzy E (hivenn) May 24, 2011

    so pretty. x hivenn

  27. Twobreadsplease May 24, 2011

    zips and stripes! man, so many treats in one top! x

  28. Emma May 24, 2011

    so cute!

  29. vonettan May 25, 2011

    its so cute! all you need now is a leather jacket haha

  30. vonettan May 25, 2011

    its so cute! all you need now is a leather jacket haha

  31. Aney May 25, 2011

    Oh I love the striped top and the side zipper detail! It's so subtle but it adds the extra touch that the shirt needs!

    I've actually never heard much about YesStyle but I decided to check it out and found quite a few blouses that I'm hoping to get! The tops are one size so I know I won't have a problem with sizing since the one that I got fits perfectly! Hopefully I won't encounter too many problems with them in the future!

  32. fydezflightoffancy May 25, 2011

    Your top is so lovely. I like it very much. The zipper detail is so nice. XX

  33. Vera May 25, 2011

    Nice shirt, I like the zipper detail : )

    Baby It's All Gone

  34. Thu May 25, 2011

    I always fall in love with your pastel pieces. I fancy the strips as well!!

  35. kit and nancy. May 25, 2011

    super cute. what else is there to say?

  36. Pretty Things May 26, 2011

    that is a super cute top – love the zipper detail



  37. I am Vintage Lover May 26, 2011

    You know what, you're so right. Finding the perfect Breton top in a thrift store is really hard. At least this one you've bought means you won't have to continue searching. Love the exposed zip too, so rad xo

  38. sbot May 26, 2011

    Super cute!




  39. thesselle May 27, 2011

    Totally adorable shirt!
    I want it now.

    pass by

  40. I always love stripes! And the zippers make it perfect!

  41. vint junky May 30, 2011

    AW! There's a brand called Secret Squirrel?! My nickname for the bubs! Must check them out.
    I love the hidden zip detail.

  42. Caitlin Rose June 6, 2011

    Oh I'm so jealous that secret squirel is so readily available to you! I'm all the way in Canada, so you can't complain ; ) It does looks lovely on you though!


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