Remember my ill fated J. Crew print tee with the blue-and-cream pattern? The one that got dyed lilac and blue in the wash?

Well, I've kept it, and I do still wear it in its current colours. But it doesn't feel the same. The thrill is gone.

I considered an outright replacement (via eBay) but couldn't find one in my size. I'll keep hunting, but maybe it's not to be.

Meanwhile, I discovered a silk blouse at Club Monaco that looked awfully similar. Bingo! Now I have an upgrade! Admittedly, being a dressier top, it doesn't fit exactly the same purpose, but I know from my love for the earlier tee that it will get a lot of wear, regardless. I wore it first out to drinks with a friend, dressing it down a bit with distressed denim.

This one is a crane print instead of hummingbirds. But the spirit is the same.

Later, I changed for a walk. The Steve Madden sneakers are a revelation because they actually stay on my feet!! Miracle. I did have to buy a size down and suffered horrid blisters on my heels on the first wearing. But they're broken in now and they work! So excited. Leopard print is almost a bookender for me.

Other than the shoes and bag, this outfit is all oldies. Ancient (pre YLF) slouchy skinnies from BR. Still love them, despite the fact that they are not so slouchy at the moment. (Ahem. Red wine and lack of exercise, I am looking at you.) Ancient BR sweater, which has come in and out of the donate pile a number of times. It's past its prime and not pristine but I love how soft it feels. And Ms.Mary's magic scarf.

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