Shannon's talk of silk shirts and blouses must have put a bee in my bonnet today. Because when I went to my closet, the first thing I pulled out was this Ann Taylor silk shell.

I made this purchase out of desperation. I needed something to wear under my fuchsia silk suit and MNSara kindly helped facilitate the order. In the end, I chose another top for the event, but I couldn't return this one (final sale) and besides, I liked its simple, oversize look.

Even so, it has been a bit of an orphan this summer. So today I challenged myself to wear it. Inspired by the gorgeous Marley, (and her beautiful, relaxed, mostly white look), I thought I'd try for something a bit like her outfit.

I was going to wear my distressed slouchy skinnies, but instead I decided to pair it with another closet orphan -- these Gap slouchy khakis in sage green. I bought these originally for my daughter, who didn't like them enough to wear them. So I kept them myself. And wore them a grand total of twice. I just didn't reach for them for some reason.

Still, I've been in love with some of Sveta's looks using these trousers in blush. And my daughter and I were actually on our way to shop for back-to-school at the GAP. What better occasion?

Taking a cue from Marley, I added silver accents and a bit of a heel. The bag was all I had that would even remotely work for our purposes. I needed a tote.

Critiques and comments welcome.

ETA: Mona suggested full length; Ceit suggested pushing them up on the calf. I like the look of BOTH of these much more than where I had them. Unfortunately, Ceit's solution won't work -- they won't stay pushed up like that on my leg and just fall down the minute I move. Suggestions welcome!

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