Tuesday, 14 October 2014

FM40 Style - Silk Pocket Shirts

 

Shirt, UNIQLO / Jeans, Zara / Shoes, New Look

My Uniqlo silk shirt arrived and overall I was pretty pleased with the fit (I ordered the medium) it wasn't overly long (which is good for a shorty like me) and I was happy with my sleeves unlike poor Sue, from Susie So So. However, I am in total agreement with Sue that the button alignment isn't the best, when buttoned it either looks too prudish or too brazen, after a play around in the mirror ........ I decided to be brazen. The quality of the silk is very good for £29.90 and I found it draped the figure lovely and therefore was flattering especially if you have a large bust like me and may be worried about the pockets. 

I wore mine on Sunday for lunch with the family with my Monsoon pom pom jacket from last winter. 
 

 
I also checked out Net-a-Porter and My Wardrobe's styling of the Equipment signature shirt for inspiration (plus button alignment) and I thought I would use the images to show you how perfect this type of shirt goes well with either leather leggings or jeans, notice the Net-a-Porter stylist is more brazen than the stylist at My wardrobe.
 
 
Or for just £29.90 you can get a similar one like mine HERE.

If you purchased this shirt following our posts, was it a keeper or did you return it like Sue ?

 
Annmarie
xx

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Annmarie, looks really good on you. I struggle with black on me but I love it on you

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    1. Thank you, I use to feel black drained me - however as I have ligtened by hair in my old age I like it better.

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  2. Great review. I've been looking for a black silk shirt. This one will work!

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    1. I really recommend it, I think it is sold out in most sizes now, but they have a nice plain one without the pockets. X

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  3. Think I may need to invest in a plain black silk shirt.....it is another item that works so well with my A/W plan!! Yours looks gorgeous Annmarie xx

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    1. I think you need to invest in one to Michelle, go perfect with your recent buys .... Mainly the leopard coat & leather leggings! X

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  4. You look good in yours. If I'd sized up to the medium on the pocket shirt, it might have worked better as I heard from others that the small ran small on most actually so I don't think it was the odd dud one. I'm very happy with the placket one though and I'm going to do a little upgrade on mine and change my buttons for mother of pearl ones - it always makes a shirt look that little bit more expensive. And I struggle with the pleather - I tried a few pairs on today and I do not look good!

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    1. See what I mean Susie Sew Sew, my mum likes to change buttons, can totally transform cheaper items into looking a tad more expensive. I actually prefer the placket one on you Sue. I was like that last year with the leather, pleather .... I may have touched lucky with the next ones. I remember LOL in M&S last year at my rear view in the black coated jeans .... Horrendous!!

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  5. It's been in my basket, out, in. I've confused myself. We're going down to London next month so think I'll pop in to the shop to try on. You look fab x

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    1. wish there was a store in Manchester! Enjoy London. xx

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  6. I do want to get one of these shirts along with one of there cashmere, but just haven't got round to it....probably by the time I do they will all be gone!! P.s.love the way it looks on youXx

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    1. I think the black is sold out on line, but the plain one is still available. It is normally me who dithers and missing out on things ...... x

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  7. I have exactly the same problem with button placement on shirts, I had a Gap one I loved a few years ago that didn't have buttons any higher than where a low v-neck would fall, it was perfect! This looks great on you though!

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    1. thank you, I sometimes put a little pin in them so I am not displaying too much. x

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  8. Sadly their shirts don't go up to an XL - gutted at this price x

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  9. Love this shirt, such a classic and it looks beautiful on you. Almost identical to the equipment one but so so much cheaper...perfect and beautifully styled! Xxx

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    1. Thank you Frances, it is such a look a like and the quality for £29.90 can not be argued with! x

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  10. Looks great on you, and I am now tempted. How does it wash and iron? I have a couple of very fine mulberry silk (the fabric, not the brand, sadly!) shirts that are a bugger to iron - puts me off wearing them. Still need to put an order in for a Uniqlo cashmere sweater - again, how does yours wash and wear - am worried about pilling!

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    1. I haven't washed it yet, but it irons very nicely. The cashmere washes well, pilling occurs slightly but is maintained with a cashmere comb, once washed the pilling decreases in general with cashmere, however, I must say the pilling hasn't been too much. x

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    2. Thanks! Have you ever tried an electric fabric shaver?

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    3. I have on my husbands lambswool jumpers to good effect, but I wouldn't recommend to use them on cashmere. The cashmere combs are amazing and available from all good cashmere suppliers such as PureCollection.com - who have full care for you cashmere section on their website.

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  11. Lovely styling, looks fab on you. I might have to try when I'm in London soon, but I fear it may be too short for me!
    A x

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  12. Looks great on you, Annmarie. A real classic. Lynne x

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