I've been needing to add cool basics to my wardrobe. Let's face it, sometimes I just want to throw on a pair of jeans. But since I'm no where near a "jeans & t-shirt" kinda girl, I need some cute tops. You'll notice a few of those being added to my wardrobe in the near future.
Thanks to Pinterest, I've found the loveliest of lovely color combinations: pink and red. It screams Valentine's Day, I know. But I love it anyway.
I used Rachel Comey's pattern, Vogue 1323 for my top. If you had only looked at the extremely editorialized pictures on the VP website, you may have passed on this pattern altogether. But with experience, I've made it a habit of looking at the line drawing of each and every pattern released. Trust, it's worth the time. You may miss out on something great if you don't do that.
For this pattern, I added an inch to the length. Everything else was fine. I used this gorgeous silk crepe de chine by Marc Jacobs from MoodFabrics.com. It feels like heaven and was perfect for this type of shirt.
Nail color is Essie "Penny Talk". Love it!
The description of the top is: loose-fitting, pullover top has collar, front button bands, self-lined yoke, forward shoulder seams, flaps, pleated pockets, and sleeves with pleats, button cuffs and continuous lap. Narrow hem. Collar, bands, yokes: cut on crosswise grain of fabric.
I really love the collar and the neckline.
I love the front bands and the pockets too.
And the back has a self-lined yoke, which I wish all button-front shirts that the Big 4 release would have.
And the hemline with the side slits make this top look really nice when worn untucked.
And here are the cuffs.
I really love great wardrobe building pieces, and this top falls right in line.