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Well, this was my first outfit as a 3-years-away-from-30-year-old. I make jokes about my “fashion” posts (yep, still in quotes) here on the blog, but I really do love clothes. I have to tell you that I was really excited about this outfit because I got this shirt for my birthday. A shirt I’ve been daydreaming about.
Funny story about this shirt.
My friend Lesli has a great sense of style. Almost every time I see her I say something like, “That belongs in my closet” or “I need to own that.” It’s become a cliche, I say it so often. And twice I have found myself on a mission to own items I saw her wear.
It’s a little embarrassing but I like to think of it as shopper savvy. I love clothes but shopping for them tends to stress me out. I have to be in a major shopping mood. If I’m not, I don’t really like hunting them down. I like other people to do it for me. So I just let Les do the shopping for herself, I see it on her, ask her where she got it, what brand it is and in what size (we’re similar), and I order it online or just run down to the JcPenny’s and pick it up (that totally happened last week). She’s my stylist and she doesn’t even know it; a stylist I pay in friendship and coffee.
She was wearing this shirt one day and I’m going to admit that I drooled a little. Or a lot. Seriously. Have you ever heard of people having “spirit animals?” This is my spirit shirt. It encompasses everything I want in a shirt to express who I am on the inside. It’s dainty and lacy, but flowy and bohemian, with a touch of edge because it can pair with something rough like skinny jeans and platform booties. It’s the juxtaposition I feel on the inside of wanting to crochet while riding a Harley.
Is that too poetic for a shirt?
This past Saturday we were celebrating my birthday and Les shows up with a present. Um, guys? My heart sang when I pulled this shirt out of the bag. Totally unexpected, both the present and the heart-singing. I wore it the very next day. And maybe even the next.
Thank you for my (our?) shirt, Les. I love it enough to write a whole post about it. Birthday present win!
Shirt :: Queen Bling Boutique (UPDATE: The shirt was bought in the store and hasn’t been found on the website for sale. The brand is Color FX if you’re interested in digging further.)
Pants :: Old Navy (duh)
Necklace :: Kohls (3ish yrs ago)
Shoes :: Target (2ish yrs ago)
Bracelet :: Modcloth
Purse :: vintage Coach