Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Thousand Million Shivering Furry Holes

My friend/co-worker Stephanie found this blazer. The first I saw of it was when she was bringing it to the front of the store to place on her hold.* You can't tell from the pictures but it is the MOST luscious silk. I can only think of a handful of people in the world whose wardrobe would demand an oversize floral silk blazer, but Stephanie and I both have such wardrobes. As a result, I had an immediate reaction of longing and need when she showed it to me.**

Cure Tee

Circumstances eventually dictated that I end up with the blazer (because Stephanie is a doll and conceded it to me). And I LOVE IT.

Cure Tee

I've also decided that pettipants = black shorts for this summer. I have something like 7 pairs, because I wear them so often under dresses, so I might as well get as much use out of them as possible and what can be wrong with lace bottom shorts?

Cure Tee

I've got a long week ahead of me. The store has some very important guests coming this week, and we are all very excited. We are prepping for their visit and I am needed for a short shift on my day off to help with our guests. I hope they have a wonderful time and I'll tell you all about it!

*Buffalo employees pretty much always have a hold. We are allowed a very limited number of things on our hold, and we are only allowed to hold them for a couple shifts, but we pretty much always have one. One of my favorite things to do at the store when I have a minute of downtime is peruse my co-workers holds. They are fashionable, fascinating collections and most of the time you can tell who they belong to without even looking at the name on the tape.

**Not an uncommon reaction between the two of us. We have overlapping styles and often fall in love with the same pieces. It's a constant compromise between us.

Blazer, Buffalo Exchange
Cure Tee, Buffalo Exchange
Pettipants, Amazon
Shoes, Dansko
Isabella Wolf Necklace, Wendy Brandes


The Suburb Experiment said...

You are so good at being true to your style. You always look beautiful! The floral blazer is gorgeous and I can only imagine what it feel like on (I'd probably be swishing around in it all day hee hee) I hope this week isn't too hard on you.


Claire | French for Cupcake said...

The jacket is so, so stunning! Looking lovely as usual! x

EvaNadine said...

::le sigh::

i so want a Buffalo Exchange near me. (the closest we have is REDDZ Trading and Mustard Seed, which are ok, but not quite as good, IMO). i think its awesome that you work there. i emailed once to ask if there were any plans for a DC location, and they said yes, as soon as they found a suitable space -- but that was several years ago... im guessing those plans have been dropped.

Mommy Moxie said...

That blazer is AMAZING. Did you roll the sleeves or did they have that cuff? They're the perfect length...seriously, I'm in love. Pairing it with the Cure T? Fantastic. I think this may be one of my favorite outfits of yours!


wardrobeexperience said...

i would kill for a blazer like this! it looks so stunning on you...


[SMASH] said...

No, you can really tell that this blazer is made from silk -- there's a certain subtle sheen. So lux!

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Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I totally dig this entire outfit, it's so you and that's a major good thing. LOVE the pettipants!

Like EvaNadine I too want a Buffalo Exchange in DC! When I worked retail I used to love to peruse the staff holds, and like you I could tell who they belonged to before I even looked at the hold tag. So funny, and so inspirational too for future outfits!

Anonymous said...

That sounds so exciting about work! Can't wait to hear about it!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I need this blazer. You are rocking it in this look!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I need this blazer. You are rocking it in this look!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I bet you love your job! Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

WendyB said...

The pettipants are sweet and sexy at the same time!