You know how in nearly all sensible “wardrobe basics” lists, “classic white shirts” are mentioned? I’ve never been able to work them into my wardrobe, but then again I’d hardly call many of the clothes I own “basic”. Not having to work in corporate settings, I can fairly much wear what I like (when I actually have a job, which, at the moment, I don’t…anyone want to employ me!? I’m quite good at all sorts of things!), so there’s no need for me to wear a “classic white shirt”. But that didn’t stop me from buying this one at an op shop last week on my way home from clearing out my desk at my former job (I basically only needed to pick up some tea bags that I had left there…. waste not, want not!).
I knew just by glancing at the shirt on the rack that it was some sort of designer brand, but couldn’t work it out until I had a look at the label which the kind staff must have decided to add… Stella McCartney for Target! OK, hardly in the same league as just Stella McCartney by herself, but for $4, who cares, and I actually do have a job next Monday that may require slightly conservative dress – an interpreting gig for a Japanese trade event. So I’m trying to be organised and working out my summer consaba-kei (conservative dress) outfit in advance. What’s the bet that by next Monday Melbourne will be hit by an avalanche of snow and this light, summery top will be completely inappropriate??
Ohh, good find! Well GUESS WHAT?! It's going to be 30 degrees on the weekend, and-wait-36 on wednesday!! I know, what's going on??
The crazy thing is… I've been wearing classic white shirts the last few days!!! [will be uploading pics later]… like you, they don't really have much use as a corporate item in my wardrobe… I like the idea of suits and tailored stuff but hmmm… no, not me….I wore mine belted over a vintage white, blue, red wrap skirt with denim cork heels and knotted with a black satin and tulle ragged hem skirt and cowboy boots….that is a pretty good find though… and I'm hoping you have many reasons to wear it soon.
I don't have a single white shirt either! This one has a lovely shape although I was distracted by your earrings… hope the interpreting goes well and that lots more work comes your way.
Good purchase!Did you see my post on the 'basic white shirt'?http://cecylia.com/2010/10/marketing-milan-museum/
I have to comment because I have this exact shirt! I bought it from Target about two years ago. It was on special – I probably paid about $20 for it. To be honest though, I don't think it is Stella (oh gosh and I know I'm being a big meanie breaking this news to you, but it is a lovely shirt nonetheless!) as I have a stella for target skirt and it actually says on the label "Stella McCartney" with a little Target symbol. I'm not sure "Limited Edition" is the same thing, but I could be wrong! Either way it's a great shirt. I actually considered wearing it for a job interview yesterday, but I can't pull it off as well as you so put it back on the rack. Funny too, because I tie mine at the back whereas you tie yours at the front. I might start tying mine at the front now. Maybe that's where I was going wrong with it :PGood luck with your interpreting job 🙂
Wow, what a great score! I love when designers have a label for Target, the stuff is still really nice in my opinion!
What a great shirt… a wardrobe essential!!! And such a great price.
Thanks all… Precious Pig, I think it still is a Stella shirt, the label was missing which is why the op shop people made another one… but it doesn't matter really, it was cheap! I'll do my best with interpreting… it's for a food expo, should be interesting as I have no idea about food!!