Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Try-it-out (Wednesday): double stripes

Gap supersoft tee, Gap Factory Store, $2.97
Linda Allard Ellen Tracy silk wrap skirt, Goodwill
necklace, Forever 21

     This tee combines two things I cannot resist: stripes and a bargain. As much as I love stripes, I haven't doubled up on them yet, so this skirt was a fun pairing.

      One puzzling thing about this skirt is its construction. When I put it on so the flap is in front and the tie is at my right hip, there's a seam running down the center of the front flap. But when I tie it on the left, the flap is in the back and the front is seam-free. Every wrap skirt I've seen has the flap in the front, so I wear it that way. But it strikes me as strange that it'd be sewn with a seam running down the middle of the front ... although the pattern is matched up neatly, it's still an odd choice.
      Hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate the holiday! We enjoyed a lazy, quiet day at home and did some cooking. My sister always leaves before New Year's Day and misses out on the Japanese food we make for New Year's, so this year we had our New Year's chow early. We enjoyed nishime (a kind of stew or soup with chicken, bamboo shoots, carrots, seaweed, and more) and also made apple blondies for dessert.


  1. Wow, that's a killer deal for both the shirt and finding that skirt at the thrift shop, I love the skirt's pattern and it mixes so perfectly with the striped shirt. (It's funny that you mention the seam being in a weird place like that, I have a skirt that has almost the same thing going on with it!) Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year dear!

  2. Thanks, Katie! I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and that 2013 is full of wonder and delight. :)

    This is probably one of the cheapest outfits I've ever worn. Pattern mixing usually mystifies me, but I think this was one of my better efforts. :)


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