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Friday, 11 July 2014

Style Investment: The Basic Shirt

A few things have started to come into YARD (local Dorset boutique) for Autumn/Winter and although I am about to impose a spending ban (yes, really) I allowed myself to be tempted by this classic shirt by Maison Scotch:


I have wanted a basic but good quality shirt for ages and this pure cotton one ticks all the boxes. Although new season, it's very lightweight so I can wear it now with white jeans and in the autumn under sweaters with darker denim. It has a relaxed fit with just the right amount of slouchiness and features a fine blue and white stripe. A must have for any wardrobe!

I am wearing it here with floral jeans from the GAP sale last summer, and black toe post sandals from Topshop, currently out of stock:


Karen Millen has a similar pair of floral jeans in their sale here, with 50% off:




Have you bought anything yet for autumn/winter?

Abbi x

8 comments:

  1. Great staple purchase Abbi, I remember being after a shirt of this colour a few years back and never did get one. I have to confess to buying a jacket ready for winter, it was such a bargain I put my sensible head on and checked out! x

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    1. Now is the time! Can't wait to see!
      Abbi x

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  2. Great shirt Abbi, such a useful item, you are brave having a spending ban, how long for?
    Sue x
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    1. The school holidays for definite. After that we will see!
      Abbi x

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  3. Great staple A/W purchase Abbi! I have been thinking ahead to Autumn too! I want to get some good quality staple sweaters this year.....I seemed to live in them at the beginning of this year! I won't be buying any yet though as I am joining you on the spending ban.....I do not need another stitch for Summer and it easy to do it over the summer holidays as the last thing that your kids want to do is shop, as they would rather spend the time in the park! xx

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  4. You can't go wrong with a denim shirt.....Love Maison Scotch too! xx

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  5. I have promised my self so many times to stick to classics and basics. I do and then I spot something I just love. The truth is you need a bit of both.

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  6. Love this outfit, Abbi. Just gorgeous. I love those sandals too and I covet them every time I see you in them! Lynne x

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