Sunday, May 17, 2009

buttoned up

i've been experimenting with that buttoned up shirt look..
it take a lot of attempts to ensure that you don't look like an office worker.
and even then there are different levels of "office worker acceptable":

1. looking like a male office worker from the 1960s is fine (add a swipe of lippie for androgyny)
2. looking like a sexy contestant from The Apprentice is not. steer clear of this look by avoiding pencil skirts.
http://i39.tinypic.com/24njupw.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2ymyn2t.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/11s2gk9.jpg
shirt from h&m, trousers from topshop (both old stock)

22 comments:

a. said...

eeeh, steeevieee!

you pull this off so well. the sheerness of the top is just lovely.

as are you. that red lippy is perfect on you. perfect...

much love, xxxooo

ps, hehe i do love seeing my name on your blackboard door, hee!

dw said...

i've been trying the button up look thing myself...but i fear my neck might be a little too short, still tryin' to figure it out.

you pull it off with panache, though...the pants and shirt combo is a dream.

Christing said...

love the buttoned up shirt/red lip combo!!

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jayne said...

great lipstick

and your door is so cool!

Aisha said...

Lovely, looks very clean.
I love the first quote on your door(¿? board¿?), shows a very humble way of thinking.

Bijou and Ruby said...

I couldn't agree with you more, buttoned up shirts is definetely an art form. WHich you have succeeded at!
Hurrah!
x

Summer said...

Oh,you did a good job.You look much prettier on it.Great! Looking forward on your next post.=)

A Writers Den
The Brown Mestizo

Summer said...

Oh,you did a good job.You look much prettier on it.Great! Looking forward on your next post.=)

A Writers Den
The Brown Mestizo

Summer said...

Oh,you did a good job.You look much prettier on it.Great! Looking forward on your next post.=)

A Writers Den
The Brown Mestizo

Summer said...

Oh,you did a good job.You look much prettier on it.Great! Looking forward on your next post.=)

A Writers Den
The Brown Mestizo

Summer said...

oh,i'm sorry for the comment that appeared repeatedly.I think my computer had a little bit problem.=)
I'm really sorry..

WendyB said...

Fabulous!

Shen-Shen said...

I like the slight sheerness of your blouse. The collar has a lovely shape as well.

chantelle said...

ai ai, i likey!

Solo said...

Love ti so much...geezz...haha..;D So cute..

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Aisling-Sara said...

I love the shirt and red lipstick, so Chloe Sevigny. It looks amazing.
x.

Mash said...

you're so cute my dear :-)

tastes like disco said...

I like your look, however, I ve been more intrigued by your door. =) You got a blackboard as a door?! How cool is that!
And I love the first quote, its just become a fave of mine. =)

fASHION mINUTE said...

button-up always LOOKS better than it feels, non? hey-dig the colorful landscape painting in the background too!

Tea said...

Fabulous!

cat said...

oh yeahhh i love this look! i think you look amazing, I wore a white blouse and black slacks with red lipstick last week but ended up taking the lipstick off in fear of loooking like i was going to go to work as a secretary ahahah, but this looks great :)

Home Girl said...

defo channeling chloe here, i love that u take fashion risks. i'm thinking a pair of killer heels would complete the look, non? love it more stevie!