Fanfare for Librarians

Stripe the willow

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Stripes have endless appeal for me. Breton stripes have a special place in my life as the most classic of all takes, but each season a new take on the old favourite is released onto the market, and some of them are so superb that I don’t know what to do with myself. After staining my lovely organic cotton boatneck breton t-shirt with permanent fence paint last summer (RIP), I am in the market for a new t-shirt of the striped variety. Top of my list is one of the Heal shirts (above), but until I manage to get my hands on one of those, I shall stick with this drop-shoulder tunic, as the perfect dress-up, dress-down (flats, brogues, heels, tights or no tights, a bundled snood to accompany or beaded cocktail jewellery, the list is endless) item of desire. Drapey and deliciously comfortable (tut tut, dirty word in the world of style or what!), it is the perfect piece for my tedious Sunday of presentation writing:

(It also ensures that, unlike when I wear my pyjamas/woolly socks combo, I actually look presentable when my boyfriend suggests a lovely afternoon coffee break. Phew.)


Written by fanfareforlibrarians

March 14, 2010 at 16:22

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  1. stripes are for sure a wardrobe must have! but you got to get the right one, not just any or the first that comes along. luckily i found one a few years ago that is still going strong

    mat ahoy

    March 14, 2010 at 17:16

  2. agree,striped t-shirt is a must for this season,i have bought mine in Zara,love it with black boyfriend jackets:))


    March 14, 2010 at 18:37

  3. such a cute post! i feel inspired to pull out some of my striped pieces.



    March 15, 2010 at 04:51

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