What I Wore: One Day in the Not-Too-Distant Past

bird print blouse
Skirt and cardigan, J. Crew Factory; blouse, eBay; bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

Technically, this is a rerun outfit, or at least 75% of one. But since I never posted the original*, voila!

The more I wear this blouse, the more it gets on my nerves. It’s nothing but static and slippery polyester. Wearing for a couple of hours here and there is all fine and good, but I don’t think it’s something I can handle for 10+ hours at work. It’s my fault for buying damn polyester in the first place (and $5 polyester at that), but it’s also that stupid pattern’s fault for making me even consider it in the first place. The birds are to blame, I tell you!

Anyway, I think I’m going to ditch the blouse come fall. Getting my money’s worth in the meantime shouldn’t be too difficult. And then – yay! – I can justify buying a new top. I, ahem, have some ideas already … and you are surprised not at all.

Bonus pic because I want to show off my bag:

Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Teri Fool's Gold
MbMJ Totally Turnlock Teri

* Okay, fine, here’s the other outfit. Technically it’s only 50% similar, because that’s a totally different skirt, I swear.

Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Teri Fool's Gold


8 Comments on Return of the Birds

  1. Yessss.. Let’s blame the pattern for making you spend $5 to buy it πŸ˜‰

    Honestly this is why I have told myself to stay strong and disciplined. NO POLYESTER. NO CRAPPY FABRICS.

    Natural ones — wool, cotton, cashmere, etc are the best.

    Others that are acceptable: Viscose, Tencel, Rayon

    .. but if the top is MOSTLY polyester, forget it, I’ll hate myself for having wasted money on it and get really annoyed…

  2. I think what Anthropologie is to me, J Crew is to me… and I’m going to say a similar thing to you… I think I need to start browsing J Crew’s website more often than I currently do. Aviary is a weakness of mine

    • Florals and birds, man – I can’t resist ’em. Oh, and butterflies too. I have the style sensibilities of a 12 year old πŸ˜‰

      I have a love-hate thing for Anthropologie. I love a lot of its aesthetic, but the prices enrage me. And buying off eBay has been hit-and-miss for me, size-wise. I wish Anthro had a Factory store, like J. Crew does. I would shop the HELL out of it!