I came across this shirt on sale at Old Navy when I was there to look for tees. I didn't need it and it didn't seem to fit my style, but I loved it. Then after I bought it I had lots of misgivings and it hung there unworn for a while.

Today I decided to try it for casual Friday. (My work doesn't actually have casual Friday, but it's not because we're formal all the time--it's because we're casual all the time! But I observe it anyway.) I was prepared to dislike it, and was quite surprised that I loved wearing it! The fabric was soft and breezy, and the style was just tailored enough for me--no gathers anywhere! I have a lot of trouble with white button front shirts so it was kind of fun to find a white placket shirt that worked!

Angie has pointed out that there is a huge casual element to my style. I also like things that are sleek and streamlined. I'm not sure I always think these go together! But for me they do. It makes me think of how Suz and Vicki today were talking about the yin-yang tension. It takes some care and thought to resolve these contradictions. Do you have contradictions in your style descriptors?

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