SO. Thank you all for your feedback on this post about the Everlane silk blouses I bought. Here's what I ended up doing. I exchanged the black slim fit for the round collar in size small. So now I have a grey round collar in medium and a black one in small and I've worn both happily. The pale grey is nice in it's slouchyness and the black blouse (which is really more of a charcoal grey) is more fitted:
I've never thought of button down shirts being my style, but something about silk softens the look and it's definitely more comfortable. I'm happy with my simple Everlane neutrals but there are lots of beautiful silk blouses in colors I'd love to wear. This deep blue DVF blouse is so elegant and this pretty Ann Taylor blouse comes in a couple of interesting colors and oooh, bird cage print! I love that! And hey, you can't go wrong with Equipment silk, especially on sale. I love this sleeveless print blouse at Nordstrom and this long sleeved black silk blouse, both under $100.
This was a Friday casual outfit but I still felt really pulled together because, hey, trouser jeans. I got my pair which are Paige denim at Marshalls (a Marianne find!) maybe five or six years ago? I'm glad I've held on to them because trouser jeans are a nice sort-of-dressy option. Banana has a new pair of denim trousers (and if you're a size 8 check these out!) I also looooove this more casual version at LOFT. Like, a lot. I might need those. 7FAMK also makes a pair that are trouser legs, but without the slash pockets. On to details:
A closer look at my Everlane round collar shirt which I'm wearing with a J.Crew necklace that's quite similar to this one at JCrew Factory. I also love this pinecone necklace! The jewelry over at Factory is seriously cute right now. My watch is my usual Cluse La Boheme in rose gold, though I keep seeing this matte black version and oh. I love it.
A quick bag-and-shoes shot. I've been wearing these a lot on the blog lately! My MBMJ Too Hot To Handle Hillier and my red Chie Mihara mary janes. Good red shoes are hard to find but this pair of Miz Mooz are a comfortable option or you can go full awesome with this Calvin Klein pair.
Finally, because the weather has been so annoyingly fall-like, I've pulled my much-loved Eileen Fisher open cardigan back out. It was a bit of a splurge (even on sale) last fall but I ended up wearing it A TON. This petite EF cardigan looks a lot like mine and is marked down. I'll keep looking! Wine cardigans for everyone!