Last week it was still so unbelievably warm. I had a long day of walking so wanted to wear the sneakers and this was my minimally maximal outfit.

The only maximalism, really, is the pattern mix. I wanted to wear my culottes but had a laundry bottleneck.

On CrazyOne's recommendation I picked up this J. Crew perfect shirt. It's not, in fact, "perfect" for me as it is for her. In my regular size the shoulders just barely fit, and while the bust darts are in the right place and miraculously, I fill things out there, there's still a bit of extra fabric in front and back -- in other words, this shirt is *perfect* for a curvier, less elliptical figure than mine. But I adore the colours, the soft cotton makes it collapse into the body in a forgiving way, and the price was right. JPE (just perfect enough).

The sweater is part of a LE twinset I gave to my mother a few years ago and kept after she died. Sentimental.

Sorry the light is poor here. I need to set up the DSLR -- I'm having some problems with pics on the iphone.

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