Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A Scarf-Free Day

It being a short week due to the stat holiday, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out NOT wearing a scarf.

After reading Patti of Not Dead Yet Style's posts on 80's and 90's fashion, I was inspired to haul out an old blouse from that time period (80's methinks) for today's outfit. 

Pink Calico: Charcoal Red

I've always liked this blouse and could never bring myself to donate it.  It's a double-breasted blouse with tucks in a lovely colour combination of charcoal, black and red.  The print almost looks cartoony.  And it has nice covered buttons.

I was trying to not wear a scarf today and instead did a mish-mash of necklaces at the neck.  I think it looks okay.

Pink Calico: Charcoal Red

I wore it with my New Year's skirt, the grey jacket from Sears, and the same shoes from the swanky lunch.  The shoes are actually Naturalizers! I know right?  lol-shoes.  They are from the N5 line which are supposed to be contoured to the natural shape of a woman's foot making them more comfy I suppose.  

Pink Calico: Naturalizer Oxfords

They are part of the haul from the A+N Shoe Sale that happens once a year.  I am not one for outrageous heels or super fancy shoes, but people have gotten $800 shoes there for 19.99.  I think these ones are only about $90 normally.

I found a video featuring Jacqui Cohen (of A+N) talking about the sale from last year and you can see some of the fabulous shoes that are available.  This year, they had 100,000 pairs of designer shoes!

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8 comments:

  1. Narda, I bet you're really glad right about now keeping that blouse. It's great. I think the 80's are going to be back in a big way this fall.

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    1. Ooh, that would be nice - I liked some of the 80's styles.

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  2. ...see, you didn´t need a scarf to look good!!!

    love xoxoxox Mom :)

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    1. It was a lot colder though ... especially in the morning, and we have cold air in the office :)

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  3. How many walk-in closets do you have?

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    1. Haha, it might look like I have a walk-in closet, but no such luck ... maybe one day.

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  4. this blouse is nice enough to wear it without a jacket. This is the first I've ever heard of this amazing shoe sale.

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    1. It is, I think the blouses from that time did tend to be dressier. As for the shoe sale, when I was little, it used to be 9.99 and it slowly went up 12.99, 14.99 and now 19.99 - still a good deal though.

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