Friday, June 7, 2013

A Little Black With My Deep Plum

When I put this top on Wednesday morning before work I was thinking it was a little big and this may be the only time I wear it.  I seem to have done that a few times lately...having clothes in my closet that I've never worn and then by the time I decide to wear them they've become too big for me.  Not really complaining about that, but a shame not to be able to wear them.  I have a pair of pants that I'm going to try to wash in warm water and dry in the dryer even though the instructions say to wash cold and hang to dry...because they have some stretch in them and need to shrink quite a bit.  We'll see if that works.  Another approach would be to try to slim them down by sewing.  I have been successful with this on other pants about 30% of the time I've tried it.  Sometimes I just have to scrap that idea and go buy a new (thrifted) pair to replace them.
This top, however, after seeing it in the photographs...I'm actually liking it and can see the potential of wearing it with either my gray pants or gray jeans....or black pants/jeans.  So I may hang on to this for a while.  Besides, I really love dressier feeling blouses that I can just wear loose and untucked.  I would really like to be able to roll up the sleeves, but I tried it and the fabric is so slinky they just slide out of the  roll, so I gave up on that idea and just left them down.  I also tried tying it up at the waist, but didn't like that either.  Just down and loose was more suitable for me.


Thrifted Items:
Jeans $2.80 Gloria Vanderbilt (Value Village)
Black Tank Top
Blouse $6.50 (new w/ tags originally $22) Worthington (Value Village)
Purse $8 Fossil (Value Village)
Sandals $4.90 Nine West (Value Village)

1 comment:

  1. Too funny, I was going to suggest tying it at the waist til I read you already tried that unsuccessfully. I think this long lenth shortens your leg line here and isn't the most flattering silhouette.


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