It took me a little while to get into the latest US import Nashville, but after about the 5th episode, I was hooked.
I've watched with interest as the Rodeo trend has been picked as a hot trend for A/W13, and I am as keen as anyone to try my hand with denim dresses, and embroidered shirts.
When perving (sorry, looking!) at the preview of Simply Be A/W collection, I spotted this straight away:
And could imagine this paired with a full skirt in denim. I scoured the site for a skirt that matched the image in my head, and realised it would make the outfit more fancy dress than maybe necessary.
I instead paired it with my full skirt from Collectif Clothing and did what I always do, tuck it in and add a belt:
I sized up to a 22 in this, knowing from my Simply Be experiences in the past that buttons don't like staying together in a 20, and you can see here that the buttons in the 22 aren't overly friendly with each other either!! But with a basic black tee, I made this work!!
Because seeing this embroidery made it so much worth my while!
By the time I got to the office, it looked like this:
A tired face, but a great colour, collar, and detailing!
An even more interesting detail to the shirt was the back:
I mean, this detail is unnecessary, lets be honest - the embroidery is, I think, enough. But when I saw the piping and colour detail on the back, it was a wonderful touch.
Given the weather on Thursday, I opted to wear my sleeves up:
With this useful method of keeping them up and out of the way! The material isn't thick, but very much an Autumn type of shirt, with the option of having the sleeves at full length.
The top is rather short on me however, and I only have the option of wearing it tucked into a skirt. I do stand at 5'10 though remember, so this may not be the case on you!
Whether you are looking for a nod to the Rodeo trend, or wanting to go all out Nashville, this is the ideal shirt to try!
Much love my lovelies,
This shirt was gifted to me, but my words and opinions are my own x