Frill me in

May 9, 2017

Can you frill me in?

 

This Betty Barclay green shirt is so basic it’s unforgettable, but not when you realise just how darn versatile it can be. I tend to chuck all of my shirts in drawers unless I know I’m going to wear them and need to iron them.

I love Betty Barclay bits and how timeless they always seem, no matter whether it’s a 1950s dress or 1980s glittery ribbed skirt, (both of which I’ve got in stock at the moment!). A khaki shirt is such a nice way of saying, “hey, look at me, I’m smart” without it being that schoolgirl white or waitress black.

 

Shirts in general tend to remind me of Calamity Jane just as she’s starting to soften up towards Bill, especially in the ‘Secret Love’ scene. Curious as to my acquired knowledge? “Absolutely not”, I hear you cry, but I’m sure as hell going to tell you anyway.  It was my first lead role in a musical at age 13 in school, and the first run was cancelled due to a major flu outbreak. The local newspaper's title was ' Students turn flu flop Calamity into success', and of course I have a cutting stashed away somewhere. And yes, I did ‘Whip, crack away’. It was probably the most badass I've ever felt, wearing a tasseled jacket on stage at 13 years old.

I mean, who wouldn't?  

 

 

Rob Duncan Photography 

 

With a shirt like this it needn’t be freshly prepared for every time you go to put it on, as it can be just as easily chucked under something as we’ve done here, with both a jacket and dress. Layer, layer, layer is in my mind whenever I’m cold, or in a rush. They are two very different things I know, but both probably what I am most of the time in the mornings before I’m heading out of the door to work.

Rob Duncan Photography 

 

 It’s such a staple for any wardrobe, and this one has a touch of femininity, whilst still meaning total business. This piece has a cute frill detail which is to die for, and yes, the collar does match the cuffs!

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