Blue floral shirt, thrifted – similar (same brand and fiber) Khaki skirt, thrifted – Pleated khaki skirt – similar – more pleated khaki skirts Turquoise pumps, Dolce Vita Skye (no longer available) – similar Bracelet, thrifted – similar Necklace, Clemoon Earrings, repurposed vintage – similar...

With this recently-thrifted shirt now in my possession, I thought I'd try a red-yellow-blue look for myself. Picking a muted mustard instead of a bright yellow helped me feel a little more sophisticated, as did adding the neutral belt. These earrings are from my Hopkins Antique Mall haul,...

Crew (no longer available) - similar Earrings, HSokol I can't remember the first time I saw someone wear a bib necklace with a button-front shirt like this, but I immediately thought, "YES! It's like a tie!" I can't tie a tie, and don't think I've got the chutzpah to wear one anyway, but...

trying out different combinations of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with my various outfits. It makes me feel fussy, but I just can't help it. My fussiness led to wearing this long necklace today, which was not a natural choice for me. The pieces I tried within the shirt neckline looked...

I'd be ashamed for my blatant outfit plagiarism except that I was so dumbfounded to find that I had the exact pieces already in my wardrobe, two of them thrifted. I mean really, what are the chances? Have you ever been able to recreate an inspiring outfit down to the last...

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Sweater bolero, Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar shape Plaid shirt dress, Land's End Canvas (no longer available) – similar Charcoal tights, Banana Republic Boots, John Fluevog Heidi Earrings, gift – similar I've worn this bolero sweater many times, always buttoned up, and I've...

Cardigan, thrifted – similar Long-sleeved tee, Target (no longer available) – similar (mustard yellow color) Skirt, Anthropologie Field Skirt (no longer available at Anthro) - a few on eBay Scarf, courtesy Eileen Fisher Pumps, Tsubo Acrea Belt, thrifted - similar Bracelet, thrifted – similar...

Blue floral shirt, thrifted – similar (same brand and fiber) Khaki skirt, thrifted – Pleated khaki skirt – similar – more pleated khaki skirts Turquoise pumps, Dolce Vita Skye (no longer available) – similar Bracelet, thrifted – similar Necklace, Clemoon Earrings, repurposed vintage – similar...

But button plackets cause many fit issues – including pulling and showing bits of naked torso through the openings – so eventually I wondered why there aren't MORE zip-front shirts on the market. Not a perfect solution, but a potential alternative. Would you wear a zip-front collared shirt?...

 

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