Let’s hear it for the boys

Especially the ones who let you pilfer pieces from their closet.


This shirt was my husband’s, but when the dry cleaner shrunk the sleeves, I nabbed it and have worn it with pants and shorts and skirts.

katherine hepburn white shirt

When I showed up to work wearing it, my friend Melissa pointed out that it is very Katherine Hepburn. (I found this photo, along with one of my favourite Ms. Hepburn, here.)


I wore that shirt with these vintage anchor earrings. If I wanted to go, umm, overboard with the whole nautical thing, I would rock the earrings with this shirt.


And if I wanted to make this belt (which I clasped with a pin from a kilt) really pirate-y, I would wear it with this bracelet. Aaaaargh you thinking the same thing?

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  • Reply quelle July 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    fantastic earrings! i love men’s shirts. funnily enough i do not own a crisp white one though. this needs to be rectified stat.

  • Reply Gerri Ward July 26, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I luv Katherine Hepburn’s style, solely classic and you have just recreated this sophistication with yet another fabulous outfit, accessories and all !
    YOU ROCK !!!

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista July 27, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Men’s shirts are simply fabulous. I truly wish I had a boyfriend, if only for the sheer fact of raiding his closet! :)

  • Reply Kelsey July 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Quelle — a white one would look fantastic on you. When I wear it unbuttonned it makes me feel like an artist (probably because in elementary school we’d wear them as smocks).

    Gerri — Are you kidding? With all your shoe/art/quote combos, you’re the one who rocks.

    Cafe Fashionista — Raiding closests is fun, but you could always just raid the men’s department. I’ve found so many hats and pocket squares and whatnot in that wonderful world.

  • Reply Liv July 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    just fab earrings – love love love nautical (except for the sea sickness =D)

    Oversized white shirts are essential but my hubby’s don’t fit me. His tend to be more slim and structured fitting.

  • Reply dapper kid July 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Absolutely loving that shirt on you, and those anchor earrings are so gorgeous. I keep thinking that I ought to buy a good kilt pin for using as a tie bar alternative. Really do hope you had a beautiful weekend :)

  • Reply hauteworld July 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Great shirt! Lucky for you the drycleaner made that ‘mistake’ ;-) A shame I couldn’t do the same with my husbands shirt, but I think they would require some major shrinkage (shoulders are just too broad). Oh, and I hear you on the nautical theme. I tend to have a phase in early summer where I end up wearing red shoes, a blue stripey top (with an anchor on it), a vintage anchor brooch, a blue blazer and jeans.

  • Reply VancityAllie July 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I LOOOOOOVE those earrings and the combo with your shirt!

    Very swanky!

  • Reply KiKi July 29, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Your outfit is wat I would wear to school everyday =)
    I have the exact same pair of shorts you’re rocking and let me tell u, I wear it with everything : dress shirts, blouses, tank tops…u name it
    Sorta like you, I snatched my cousin’s old shirts instead of shedding 70 bucks for a boyfren’s shirt at Aritzia….and I m way happier this way!

  • Reply sofiasophie July 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Lovely outfit!
    you look gorgeous.

    and regarding the millions cats in Istambul, when I was there I wanted to adopt them all too. And I remember my dad telling us, to my sister and I, “please, girls, they are very dirty”….
    …. but we didn’t really mind that….

  • Reply Irina August 1, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    The outfit works for you.

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