Here's the other one, which I wore yesterday because the print makes me so happy. Like everyone else, I'm chomping at the bit for spring to arrive; this fabric lets me pretend it already has.
Yes, it's more of the same Anna Maria Horner voile I used to line my coral coat last year. After I made my coat, I couldn't stop thinking about how much I loved the fabric and what a great shirt it would make, so I ordered some more. In two different colorways. And yes - I fully intend to wear this shirt with the coat once the weather warms up!
I did the prescribed sleeve placket on this one - not that you can really see in with this crazy print:
And used these sweet peachy-pink buttons:
For this soft voile, I used Pro-Sheer Elegance Medium to interface collar, cuffs and button bands. It gives a bit of structure without too much stiffness.
For my pictures, I decided to experiment: I paired the shirt with some boyfriend jeans and nude heels:
How ridiculous and awesome are these Seychelles Strike A Chord heels? I bought them last summer because I loved the neon yellow surprise at the back, but they go with almost nothing! But I loved them too much to send them back. Even Hubby wanted me to keep them!
So, the remainder of the photos are really all about the shoes :-) I'm not 100% sure I'm down with the whole boyfriend jeans + heels thing, and my lifestyle isn't very heels friendly at the moment. But I love them so.
I also tried out the "half tuck" and I'm not sure about that either. But it's fun to experiment, don't you think?
In real life, this shirt probably will be worn with jeans or a denim skirt, but with flats. Yesterday I wore it for running some errands with my trusty, clunky Dansko Professionals (snakeskin print, natch). So here's one more heels photo to remember them by:
What do you guys think of the heels + rolled jeans look? Can an older lady (such as myself) pull if off? I always love it when I see it on other people, but felt pretty awkward wearing it myself!