Monday, November 16, 2015

Hi Again

coat - banana republic last season, this season in red / blouse - uniqlo / pants - old navy / shoes - sperry / lips - maybelline 
A quick ootd! I've been struggling to find time to blog lately. Been going through some career changes - new gig, which I'm super excited about! Hence the lack of focus on anything but job stuff.

I've been loving this Uniqlo Rayon Blouse and have worn it several times! Prior to this blouse, I had tried Uniqlo rayon and it wrinkled the moment I touched it, and looked terrible worn throughout the day. Not cute. But they seem to have re-engineered the fabric and it a great alternative to silk. Very flowy, drapes well, light, and more formal than cotton. I was able to snatch up the navy one before it sold out completely. I feel like it’s a great alternative to the Everlane Silk Long Sleeve Tee that’s been sold out of most colors at a great discount (19.90 Uniqlo on sale, vs 88 Everlane never on sale).

I much prefer the Uniqlo Rayon blouses, since they’re so much lower maintenance than silk is. They’re wash and wear, with the occasional steam if I don’t get to hanging up freshly dried clothes right away. It’s still a natural fiber, so it breathes well, unlike a polyester blouse - but with the same lightness and drape that you would get out of silk/ some poly. And you really cannot beat the price point.
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  1. Exciting to hear about the job! I realised that rayon was what I'd been looking for after buying two silk shirts I barely wear. It has the same drape and like you say, realllly easy to take care of.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, this is my go-to fabric now. Even the jersey type rayon is super comfortable and drapier than cotton shirts, although they tend to shrink a TON.

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  2. Congratulations on the new job. Maybe I should think about rayon blouses - I generally like rayon as a fabric, though I don't think I own any with the more silk-type rather than jersey-type texture. I've managed to accumulate a surprisingly large quantity of silk stuff, but I end up being very cautious about wearing it because of fears about how it'll hold up to laundering (even if I haven't had any trouble with handwashing).

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely check out Uniqlo rayon for the slinkier type rayon. The jersey rayon tends to shrink a ton in the wash, so I've avoided it. I just own the one silk shirt that I've decided to let live in the machine wash/air dry life.

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