Friday, July 8, 2011

Blush and Sand

     Happy Friday, all! Well, for those of you for whom Friday really is the end of the work week. For me, Friday is Tuesday, as well as the eve of my three most tiring days of work. But whatever, I can't really complain, since the rest of the week I only work 3 hours a day, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. And on the 18th we have our first national holiday in over the month, so I'm definitely looking forward to that!
     Yesterday was mercifully cloudy and not TOO sweltering, so I could wear an actual outfit rather than something basic that consists of as few layers as possible. Of course, I donned the sweater/outermost layer only upon reaching the air-conditioned subway station, which is what every woman in Tokyo does at this time of year. Of course due to energy-saving measures of this post-disaster summer, the air-con is not as strong as most of us would like, but it's definitely better than nothing!

Blush-colored sheer blouse and cardigan (Japan), sand-colored pencil skirt (Zara)

Love this skirt... and as you can see, it barely wrinkles!

     I picked up this amazing sand (beige? tan? camel?) colored skirt at the recent Zara summer sale... 50% off, marked down from about $90. I had been searching for a beige skirt for work since forever, so I was super psyched to stumble across the last medium on the rack. The skirt is super-flattering, accented with visible stitching and two large functional (but thankfully flat) front/side pockets. The material is on the thicker side and is lined in a dark golden silk, so no need to worry about printed underwear showing through. The shape is also unique; it fits mostly like a pencil skirt but then flares out in a slight A-line... maybe it's just me, but it reminds me of something from the 1940s, which I love. Paired with a sheer blouse, a matching blush cardigan, and pearl-lacquered nails, it was a simple yet chic outfit for my "Monday."


  1. I like that outfit, very clean and chic!!
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  2. Very cute outfit.I'm very fond of the ruffle on the cute shirt :)

  3. Thanks, ladies! Yeah, I love me a frill or ruffle!