look book: modern silk

August 22, 2010


I found this silk shirt at the local Goodwill and I had to get it! It's a really pretty ivory color with a perfect one pocket design. I love how it fits so tightly at the wrists but I can also roll it up if I want. When I found the shirt it had these HUGE shoulder pads but luckily they were easy to take out! Silk is such a ladylike material and I thought I'd rough it up a bit with some cut off shorts and heavy necklaces.




shirt Goodwill, shorts old 7FAM jeans I cut up, shoes Fergalicious (ha), necklaces Forever 21
On Thursday night I was babysitting the most adorable 2 year old boy named Jesse! If you follow me on twitter you know how I compared him to a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Jesse is seriously the cutest and has such a fun, playful attitude. Matthew texted me while I was gone and said he was making me a surprise! Of course I start thinking of my favorite desserts. My first guess was s'mores since I LOVE them oh so much..and I was somewhat right! He made me s'more brownies! They were perfectly warm and had a yummy graham cracker crust with perfectly toasted marshmallows on top. Sigh such a sweet boyfriend for surprising me with delicious things!

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend!
xox
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48 comments:

  1. Seriously chic!!! and Matthew... what a gem... my BF would not get close to the oven if his life depended on it! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  2. HI girl! How are ya :)
    love the silk blouse the color and texture look beautiful, great find. Love love how you added the heavy necklace and red lip.
    following you on twitter now ;)
    xo
    ari

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  3. The red lipstick looks fantastic on you.
    very cute.
    x

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  4. I absolutely love the outfit Mara! you look gorgeous!

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  5. That is one of my favourite outfits,sweetie:)
    You look amazing:)

    Kisses and Happy Monday

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  6. This look is fantastic! I think all of the fun jewelry you layered with it really complements it. And how sweet of Matthew to bake you those brownies, they look sooo good!

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  7. LOVE the red lipstick! so good looking!

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  8. what a great goodwill find!! the silk shirt is oversized but eternally feminine- you look awesome!! cut-offs are a great contrast!
    and mmm smores brownies! you certainly are a lucky woman!! :)

    xo

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  9. you are so pretty!! love the whole outfit!

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  10. cute outfit! Love the blouse!

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  11. That shirt is gorgeous- amazing find! :)

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  12. This is one of my favorite looks of yours yet! Also love your hair up in a bun!

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  13. great find. the shirt looks awesome on you.

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  14. you mean you DON'T like shoulder pads?!

    j/k. cute outfit.

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  15. LOVE the shirt! Where's the bangle from though?? I'm wearing forever 21 jeans or 'pants' as you Americans call them at the moment! Though we don't have that shop over here, courtesy of Whit's suitcase being too full! haha.

    Wow that brownie looks/sounds amazing! Yet to try smores yet!..

    Megan

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  16. S'MORES BROWNIES?! holy moly. that is the ultimate brownie if i ever saw one.

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  17. I have a couple pairs of silk PJ's that are super comfy! That dessert looks amazing! Recipe please!!

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  18. I like this outfit and particularly the silk blouse! the color is lovely. Cute red lips.
    CAtita

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  19. I love silk! And with a classic cut like the one of this shirt, it's so versatile!

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  20. What a good idea to dress it down with the shorts, I like that. How sweet of Matthew to make you a sweet dessert.

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  21. totttally inlove with this outfit.
    especially on youuu.<3

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  22. Mara, I'm truly in love with this look. Love how you toughened up the silk with the cutoffs and what a fun surprise that Matthew made for you!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  23. Tres tres chic! Love it!!! Matthew is so sweet!!!!

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  24. What a sweet boyfriend you have!
    And what a sweet top. I can't believe you found that at Goodwill. I think that would be my ideal blouse for Fall.

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  25. killer shoes! and what building are you standing in front of? loving the wood.

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  26. You can totally pull of the top knot - and not a lot of girls can! Love the silk paired with denim shorts and those smore brownies sound delicious.. how sweet of him ;)

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  27. wow--that smore brownie looks A-MAZ-ING.

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  28. Gorgeous! I saw a similar look on Alexa Chung a few weeks ago and thought - this must be recreated! If only I could find the perfect loose silk blouse!

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  29. I LOVE your necklace, so pretty!!

    xx
    Nikki

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  30. What a sweet boyfriend indeed and how scrumptious that s'more brownie looks...YUM! :)

    Love your carefree and naturally beautiful look, Mara...so effortless and lovely!

    Liesl :)

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  31. Such a cool look. Love it.

    I've never had a s'more before, but that brownie sounds delicious!

    x Jasmine

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  32. Love that shirt! And your shoes are awesome too!

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  33. ah! smore brownies = heaven!

    i was at the beach with mike having a bonfire yesterday and SOMEHOW FORGOT STUFF TO MAKE SMORES. am i going crazy? senile? it was shocking. and majorly disappointing.

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  34. Oh, you just look so gorgeous! I absolutely love that silk top! I love finding gems at the thrift shops!

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  35. Ok, you have great luck at Goodwill. I drove by one this weekend and thought of you. I think I shall try it out too.

    xo M

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  36. What a great find. And you saw the potential in it which is even better.

    What yummy dessert!! That's a really sweet surprise.

    And I'm sure you had fun babysitting a young 'Joseph Gordan Levitt'

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  37. what a pretty outfit :). love the juxtaposition of hard & soft and the wood backdrop for the photos. perfect.

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  38. I'm such a big fan of the blouse with cutoff denim shorts and you look fantastic! I can't believe you got that amazing blouse at Goodwill! I just bought a really similar one at Bloomingdales and now realize I probably paid too much for it. And your necklaces look perfect with it.

    xo
    Valerie

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  39. Stunning outfit! What a great thrifting find!

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  40. shirt looks fantastic paired w/the necklace..i'm sure the chick who got rid of it would take it back from you if she saw how it looked now haha

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  41. i love the oversized shirt and coral lipstick pretty lady! and hooray for such a sweet bf; those brownies look delicious!

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  42. Love the silk top! My fav. is the necklace & adore your hair up in a bun like that!

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