Lightness of Being

Today happens to be Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, and also to those of you who are celebrating it with your moms. I hope you'll all have a great time. My mom decided to celebrate it a little earlier in order to avoid the crowds--smart move by a very smart woman.

Summer is fast approaching, and I have been rearranging things in my closet to make weather-appropriate pieces accessible. It was also time for putting things that no longer fit into the "to be donated" pile. One of those items is a sheer mesh top. I am going to miss it, but the fact is, it has always been a little too short and a bit too tight. Sheer tops like that are great for the summer when I don't want to expose all my skin to the blazing sun, yet I have no desire to be baked.

Recently I found a good replacement that is suitable for work and will work with shorts or a pair of old jeans on the weekends. I just love the diaphanous feel to it. Wearing black suits in warm weather is not an ideal situation, but when I have to do it, I may as well keep the bottom layers light; I just don't want to deal with collars of dress shirts. I love how the cris-crossed drapery stays tucked in and conservative when I want, but flaps around when I'm done with the formalities. The two crossing flaps of fabric are held up by buttons. I like that I can release the flaps and tie them up front, or just have one flap up and leave the other loose. In short, the flaps create the volume without getting all frilly and girly. I usually don't like things with logos on them, but this one is fairly discrete and (ooooh) fuzzy! My grandmother told me that I loved to knead on fuzzy blankets as a child. I practically became a child again with the fuzzy little orbs. The simple black-and-white scheme is perfect for all of my solid-colored suits.

Pictures are a bit dark, I know. Oftentimes there is no daylight left by the time I get home, so I had to get a little more creative. Thankfully, it's been better these days, as the sun sets a little later.

[Vivienne Westwood Red Label blouse (from Net-a-Porter's new outlet...the only way I can afford to get anything from Net-a-Porter), Express sleeveless top, BCBG blazer, Forever 21 pants, Calvin Klein pumps]


Brigadeiro said...

LOVE that VW blouse, so so gorgeous! Outnet's great, isn't it? ;) Have yet to buy anything from them, but love browsing so far! Great buy!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks! I got lucky--it just so happens to be the last one in my size and at a massive discount. I might wear it for work again tomorrow.

It's nice that most of the goodies I liked from NAP (but couldn't afford) did make their way to the Outnet. The shipping is fairly cheap and fast (for the States anyway), and I love the huge reusable bag that comes with the order.

marissa said...

that top is fabulous

The Clothes Horse said...

Lovely blouse.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thank you both!

yiqin; said...

Love the photos is the car! The blouse is beautiful!!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That blouse is absolutely gorgeous. You look fabulous.