Sunday, March 9, 2014

Big Silk Shirt


This shirt was a thrift purchase that I just had to have in spite of myself. It is a gorgeous silk shirt by St. John, and I believe it to be circa 80's, Dynasty era. Yes, I had to rip the shoulder pads out of it, and yes, it is a size larger than I wear (by 80's standards, making it more likely two sizes larger than I wear), but it was such a quality garment I just had to have it.

I find that wearing it in a kind of blousy, casual way works best. Because the cream silk material is rather shiny, I felt that to modernise the shirt I needed to pair it with edgier, more dressed-down pieces, lest it give off that kind of Falcon Crest, Lady of the Manor kind of vibe that is always a little too close for comfort when you have salt and pepper hair like mine. So I kept it simple, deconstructed, and added a few chunky pieces of fun jewellery to keep it light.






thrifted St. John silk blouse, similar / thrifted Armani jeans, similar / silver and green prasiolite amethyst ring, H&M alligator stretch ring (sold out), similar / Report shoes (old), similar


Make it Happen. 

14 comments:

  1. This type of shirt will never go out of style and is perfect with jeans.
    I think we all watched (and loved) Dynasty&Co at that time, also here in Germany!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  2. I love this outfit, really simple and as always your shoe game is tight!

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  3. Those heels are so lovely! You look so cute! I love it!

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  4. Love the whole look...but I really love those shoes!!!

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  5. The blouse looks really yummy, worn like this and with those great heels to set it off. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  6. Oh, I love big shirts from the 80s. Sans shoulder pads, of course. I do NOT need the extra padding there!

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  7. Great blouse! I really need to invest in a greasy silk blouse.

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    1. The greasy silk shirt may very well by my favourite typo to date! Heeee-larious!

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  9. Fabulous shirt. Not a Crystal or Alexis in sight.

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  10. A white shirt is always such wonderful idea, and if it is silk with tough denim, wowwwwwwwwwwww Perfection.
    Happy Moday
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  11. Looks great. So simple and classic, but cool.

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  12. Very sleek and completely enviable. Great score, you! It's not at all Madame, so never fear. You wear it in a completely modern way. Wouldn't have thought of the era if you hadn't mentioned it ... and that's what you want.
    I love your bug ring, too. Humorously insouciant, and pretty cool.

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