At last count I have about 9…ok, 12 tuxedo shirts in my closet, so it looks like I’m destined to become a maÃ®tre d’ or a symphony conductor. Or a female James Bond (though Larkie Bond just doesn’t sound as fab, does it?). Lucky for me, the tuxedo shirt makes its round every few seasons or so and I can sneak it into my outfits as easily as any pleated shirt.
In today’s FIMTSO episode, let’s see how many ways I can disguise an updated tuxedo shirt that’s not meant to be your basic white one.
Test Item: JCrew blue lightweight cotton tuxedo shirt.
Business: I’m playing the blue against a pair of grey linen herringbone cuffed pants and some fun jewelry, all by way of JCrew. BTW, if I loved JCrew before, I LOVE JCrew now because they’ve added a new size to their petite line and I no longer have to get anything altered! Woohoo, no more bubble butt! Sorry, TMI. The shoes are one of my favorite pairs of grey shoes ever by Chanel because of the leather camellia at the front.
Casual: Since it’s warm and all here, I thought why not go outside of my comfort zone and wear shorts. In the event that I might still be considered for the soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Supreme Court (and that’s about as likely as my nomination to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel), I should never show body parts anywhere on the Internet, but for some reason this shirt wanted to be paired with these Libertine shorts. Let’s pretend I’m 21 and would actually leave the house in this get-up. In hindsight I think a white tux shirt might be cuter with these shorts though.
Play: Here’s the shirt with a pair of velvet theory pants and RenÃ© Caovilla heels for dinner out. Caovilla makes the BEST dressy heels…works of art!
A couple close-ups of some accessories in this episode: