Last week one of my oldest friends came to stay with us, with her husband in tow. I mean, this girl and I have literally been friends since we were snot-nosed first-graders. She's very much into her classical styles and cuts, so when I asked her what she thought about my outfit here, she said, "Your shirt is nice!" Hah! This is another reason I love that girl, she will say exactly what she means. I still like this outfit, though!
And the best thing of all about this baby is, it's rayon so a) I can sweat all I want and it still doesn't reek (sorry, tmi much?) and b) I can wash it in the evening and it'll be dry by the next morning!
This shirt, the Alexis button-down, was one of those pieces that never made it to the UK branch of Anthropologie, but oh, how I kept wishing it had! It went on sale, I forced myself to ignore it... and then I found it on ebay. I've realised that I have a thing for, what should I call it, quasi-military clothes? Because this shirt just reminds me of old-style turn of the century military uniforms, with the front placket and fake epaulettes. Also, embarrassingly, the name of the shirt is the name of my favourite character in this video-game I've been playing - that's how the damn thing caught my eye in the first place! Alexis Hilden is a girl pretending to be a boy, and I've levelled her up to the point where she carries a greatsword that's taller than she is. I'm blushing even as I type this. But I can assure you, she can kill anything. AHEM.
I paired the Alexis Buttondown with my good old wide-legged Kaz-pants for some 70's inspired goodness, and then I climbed over my friend's suitcase to get out on the balcony, shoved all the mess out there into one corner (but you can still see it peeking out here, d'oh!) and took a handful of photos literally at the speed of light. Because the last things you want to do are freeze to death while taking blog photos OR be caught doing it by your friends who don't know you have a blog - am I right?
Also, damn but my updo is a mess! I need to learn how to make a sock-bun!