|Open Mind Fashion||
A walk through Uniqlo nearly killed me, so many pretty & fine clothes at such great prices. Here's just a minor selection followed by a snap of the $5.90 wrap top (who can resist that price??) on me.
I believe it's "gay-la" as in gaiety, and "Have a gay time!" rather than "goll-a" as in "How does she have the gall to wear such a thing?!" But youtube says I'm wrong.
Anyway, I was happy to get to wear my gala dress at last this past week for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 100-year anniversary gala! I had to wear a scarf over it since the hall was so cold, but the slightly retro-style dress felt appropriate for a 1920s celebration. Very fun to see such wonderful students--especially those about to graduate--honored and celebrated!
I am drawn to Hana Tajima's elegant designs that appeal to women from around the world & have been following her releases at Uniqlo. Here is a new tunic I just purchased, which is long enough to wear as a dress.
The tunic is definitely a bit oversized: I'm wearing a small here but could use an XS if that size weren't sold out--I've had to fold up the sleeves one fold.
The tunic is made of linen, which keeps you cool but does wrinkle. The wrinkles are not so noticeable on the dark blue fabric. I tried the off-white tunic too, by the way, but it didn't look right.
The tie can tie at the front or the back--tied at the front, it creates some unusual folds of material on each side, but I think the look is on trend.
The style is modest wear, which I like for work. I think the tunic dress is a good buy for $39.90.
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It was this photo from J. Crew that led me to search for dark dark jeans to wear with my blue turtleneck.
So I ran over to Urban Outfitters online where I've bought jeans I love before & searched the sale. These jeans are $29 (now minus 30%), & I know they're a little different, but I love kick crops since you can wear them happily year round.
These jeans have no pockets & no belt loops, so you have to get just the right size. The dark wash makes them a bit bigger than normal jeans since they've never been shrunk.
My husband says the buttons make them look like a train conductor's pants. He also started singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" :-) I don't know that he's a fan. But I'm happy with them--super comfy & so blue....
Two more pairs of so blue jeans from Urban Outfitters...
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