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Sunday, 11 August 2019

A Perfect No-Iron Work Wear Outfit

Mid life blogger Gail Hanlon in black and green for the office. Print blouse from Zara with cropped black trousers from Hope and green accessories.
I've been meaning to show you this green patterned blouse for a while because it's become a favourite, particularly worn with my black cropped trousers. It was an "emergency purchase," and bought on a rare excursion into a store.
I was attending a few intense days of planning meetings at work, and was staying in a hotel for two nights because I live 50 miles from the office and dinners and early morning starts were involved.

Then there was another unexpected dinner invitation so I managed to extend my hotel stay, but unfortunately I hadn't brought any spare clothes.  In the lunch break I tore round the shops of Cambridge and finally hit on this silky blouse in Zara (now sold out).

I thought initially it was a paisley print, but having looked up the definition of the paisley pattern, it isn't. Real paisley features the boteh (Persian: بته‎) or buta, a teardrop-shaped motif with a curved upper end.
Vintage green beads add a quirky touch to a paisley style blouse from Zara
I've been wearing it mainly with my black Hope culottes.  I have loved these: they're in a high quality Italian fabric and don't crease, and they're elasticated but not in a granny way.  They're now in the sale at half price. The blouse doesn't need ironing either, which is a result.

I added some vintage green beads I bought on Etsy, old velvet green flats from Next and my green cross-the-body bag from Uterque.
Black culottes or cropped trousers are smart for summer and a no-iron blouse from Zara is the perfect accompaniment.
A pensive look by the shed.  
Black cropped trousers worn with a green print blouse, green flats and green beads
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  1. Such a great look! No-iron shirts are a must have!

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