Merely weeks – well, okay, fricking months – into my thirtieth year, I am already beginning to notice subtle changes in myself.

Until recently, my wardrobe contained few shirts beyond those horridly starchy stiff-of-collar ones you wear – or, more accurately, try to avoid wearing – to the office.  Packing for a business trip to Frankfurt* last week, however, I realised that a new breed of shirt comprises part of my daily armour. 

Mostly from Equipment – with a little Hamilton-Paris sprinkled into the mix – this second generation of blouse is tactile, womanly and luxuriant.  Without risk of the matron, I can think of no better piece of clothing to demarcate my transition from girlhood – with, let’s not deny, that unfortunate blip of scruffy Pot-Noodle-eating studenthood inbetween – to womanhood.

My next investment will be this suede Joseph shirt

I see it worn with J Brand Gigi’s or – should a lottery win prove forthcoming, please God leather Balmain biker pants

Good plan? 

Or outrageously inappropriate for a woman not (quite) over the hill but climbing her way ever nearer the summit?


* Here, there, everywhere… yet, seemingly, I’m never on this bloody blog!



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6 responses to “Grown

  1. styleonthecouch

    I love it. I vote for the Balmain leather pants too so get your lottery ticket now 🙂 I’ve seen a lot of shirt-dresses around recently, would you consider wearing this as a dress? The fabric looks luxe I want to touch it!

  2. Turkish Deelight

    Go to one of the Trilogy stores and get yourself a bright coloured Equipment shirt….perfect for the colourblocking trend! xxx

  3. I have this debate every decade, am I too ‘old’ to wear this? Here we are all over analyzing our wardrobes and there’s Anna Della Russo pushing 50 in a micro mini…to hell with it, wear what you feel.
    Cupcake xo

    • This is such a wonderful ethos, Cupcake.

      Without continually beating ourselves with worry, we girls should simply wear those things that delight us – regardless of our age, the opinion of others and social mores.

      I can learn much from you, lady… x

  4. everydayglamour

    What? 30 is the new 20. Those pants were made for 30-somethings!!
    I love this post. Glad to see you’ve moved into “Equipment” territory. How chic!

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