The Magic of Silk

Today, let's write on Ode to Silk.

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What a fabric! It's timeless. It's versatile. And dare I say, it defies the changing of the seasons. I have silk panties, silk shorts, silk blouses, silk dresses, silk scarves.  Can you name another fabric that dresses up and down so well? Well, if you can, please don't, because that would ruin this Ode to Silk.  And also, by the way, I actually bet you can't.

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Hey, have you heard I like to shop secondhand? Yeah, that's right, I fancy myself an environmentalist of sorts (flashback to when this blog was called The Glamorous Environmentalist, which was highly accurate, but also, highly wordy).

Therefore, what better piece to feature in this post than the ultra feminine, super easy to dress up or down, amazingly flattering thrifted Cacharel silk blouse from ReLove in San Francisco. (Or "?" because I am not entirely sure if that was an actual question or  a rhetorical one.)

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I love to get REALLY enthusiastic about the items in my closet.  I fall in love.  I wear things over and over and over.  When I got this leather Belstaff miniskirt last year, I did exactly that.  It's still in regular rotation with my outfits, all year long (though more in winter, I would say). Leather plus silk is like the mullet of fashion.  Business and party all at once.  Fortunately, leather and silk is a significantly more fashionable pairing than a hairstyle featuring both short and long hair simultaneously.  Hopefully that analogy didn't ruin all future enjoyment of leather and silk pairings.

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As I have mentioned many-a-time, I am more or less a printaphobe.  I like solids; actually, I love solids, and cling to solid-colored fabrics like a fashion security blanket.  Plaid, however, is one of a very few exceptions to this fear.  And this Cacharel plaid is just divine.  Side note/question: is it argyle? Your thoughts, please.  The wonderful salesman called it argyle but I thought argyle needed little diamond shapes in the mix.  Readers, please advise.

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And with that, I bid you farewell.


Cacharel blouse (thrifted at ReLove) // Belstaff leather skirt (old) // Jimmy Choo shoes (old) // Oliver Peoples sunglasses // Vivienne Westwood bag (old)