It’s no secret that I love a white button up shirt. It can be crisp and structured. It can be flowy and soft…depending on how you wear it.
I love it even more when it’s my boyfriend’s shirt that I gave him as an anniversary gift, with his initials hand embroidered by me on the left pocket area. (UN)luckily, it’s too small for him, so I get to wear it. No. Shame. At. All.
I decided to go for the more crisp and structured look, tucking Pierre’s shirt into my favourite denims and securing it place with a solid belt. I just added a red lippy and a sleek ponytail and I was set for the day. It was a great outfit for a busy day in the city, taking care of admin and interviews. I felt just as fresh at dinner as I did at breakfast and I credit it all to this button up shirt.

I first discovered how great a white button up is when I was waitressing part-time while studying, a Toughees school shirt being my uniform shirt. One day I had no other clean shirts in my closet, which I actually wanted to wear, and since I had a shift in the afternoon, I sommer wore my work shirt to class with a nice pair of skinnies. I was hooked.
So, obviously you get nicer quality, but buying a school shirt from Pep or Ackermans would cost you around R100 and it’s the whitest white on the market. Great for a tight budget and if you hand wash it (and don’t spill coffee on it every day), it will last you longer than you will expect.

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So my (Pierre’s) shirt is from Trenery (Pep wouldn’t have cut it as an anniversary gift I guess ) and my belt is Country Road (see them here). Old trustworthy platform shoes from Superga.
You will never guess where my jeans are from though ;). (If you suck at the guessing game, see them here)
Also, if you need a lipstick that doesn’t come off ALL DAY, Revlon ColourStay is the shit. I have once even slept with it and wore it to brunch the next morning. I need to mention that I was a student and had to budget, so wearing one coat of lipstick for two days was just being economical.
I actually bought me a couple of Toughees school shirts and will be customising and embroidering them. I’ll post them on the blog as soon as I have finished them!
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Chat soon!
Andy B xxx


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