Flare...I mend flair of course. Not a typo but my attempt at language play (one of my favorite books, by David Crystal) When I lived in London I used to pass a fish & chip shop on the 52 bus route to Willesden Green every day. It was called the 'Plaice to Be'. I've always liked jokes and puns like that. Cheesy, I know!
This t-shirt falls more or less in that cheesy category. It has a funny cheerful graphic print of an apple on a bright green base with a 70s feel. The fabric is absolutely lovely, it's organic bamboo. It is by Paala, a small Dutch clothing label, producing hand screen printed shirts for women. I hardly ever wear T-shirts on their own anymore now I've passed the famous 40-line. When I was much younger I was very fond of tops with cap sleeves. I must have been on automatic pilot last year when I bought this shirt because when I had a closer view on a holiday picture (how seldom!) I spotted that my upper arms weren't the pre-children toned beauties anymore. Ok, that bit of body image corrected.
Solution: I wore it over an old office blouse in pale blue, nearly the same colour as the jeans. Styled this way, it looks like a slip-over (which we call a 'spencer' in Dutch oddly enough. This is another one of those English sounding words in our language that has a different meaning or doesn't exist at all in English. I had another example in the post early spring dressing)
The jeans I call starter flares. They are from Marks & Spencers and I bought them as an experiment. Would I like wide bottomed jeans again after years of skinnies? When I look down I think I'm wearing enormous flares, they certainly flap about when I walk. But now I've had a change to look at them properly (see, always trust the photograph, not the mirror!) to conclude that they are quite medium flares. Funny thing though, I must have gotten used to them in a very short space of time. I wore them the first time for this post in february and then I thought the flares where massive! I must say, I do really like flares and I hesitate to write 'again' as I only wore them in my very early youth. I shall be on the lookout for proper flares this autumn (she says with conviction..)
T-shirt: cool Dutch eco-label Paala (similar)
Jeans: Marks & Spencers, exact
Shoes: Unisa. I would loooooove these! from Unisa.
Belt: Hunkydory (similar)
Bag: bought on holiday in France on a village market ( and now I've learned that they are in fact called French Market Totebags)
Camera: Pentax P30 (retired)
Cap sleeves over 40; No or GO?
Let me know in the comments!
See you again soon,
(I enjoy regular link ups with Fashion Should Be Fun, Visual Monday, Elegantly Dressed & Stylish, Rachel the Hat and Style Nudge)