A Gray Area

Friday, June 22, 2012
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thrifted Van Heusen shirt, $3 (similar); Forever 21 necklace, $3 (similar); pants via sample sale, $1 (similar); Franco Sarto wedges, $33 (similar)
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I...really need to stop pursing my lips. #sourface I don't even realize I'm doing it! #nooooo
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I whip my hair back and forth.

So, if you guys didn't notice, this shirt is Van Heusen. Isn't that a grandpa brand? I mean, my dad shops there...so, yeah...there's that. Anyway, does Van Heusen carry women's clothing? I am almost positive this is a men's shirt. Not like it matters.. I mean, I steal from Chase's side of the closet all the time.. Granted, it is a small closet and it's hard to tell whose is whose when I'm still half-asleep.. Either way, this shirt is superduper comfortable and I've already worn it like a bajillion times since I thrifted it during our Memorial Day getaway.  So...I think that makes me doubly gross..

21 comments :

  1. I love this outfit Elaine! you look like such a jet setter!

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  2. I found a pair of Van Heusen women's pants at the thrift store over the weekend. I didn't know they made women's clothes either.

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  3. I was going to say the same as Sara - yours looks like a women's shirt because the buttons are on the left. My fingers get all confused when I steal husband's shirts.

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  4. i think it's great how women can wear men clothes. Also Van Heusen have very comfortable white t-shrits that i find in the men's side at Ross

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  5. Even if it's a men's shirt, it looks fabulous on you. I especially love the bit of green with the all-grey outfit.

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  6. Men's or women's, it still looks great on you! I like that this outfit has a bit of a menswear inspired feel to it too.

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  7. I think it's a women's shirt. Men's shirts don't have those little loops on the side to hold rolled sleeves, which I can see from your pictures. That brand also makes women's clothes. =)

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  8. As a former Van Heusen employee, I can say that, yes, they carry women's clothes galore. As for whether a button-up shirt was made for men and women, the definitive way to tell that comes down to which side the buttons are on: for men, the buttons are on the right side, and for women, they're on the left side. (Nerdy knowledge moment coming up ...) When buttons first came on the scene a few centuries back, they were used for expensive clothes and only utilized by the wealthy folk. Wealthy women would almost always be dressed by a maid or other servant, so the buttons were placed on the left, making them easier to button when the servant was facing the woman (assuming the servant was right-handed, which was almost always the case). Wealthy men still usually dressed themselves, so the buttons were placed on the right side (again, for the ease factor). Nowadays, we all dress ourselves and buttons are cheap, but the traditional right/left difference persists. BOOM. There's your useless (or useful?) factoid of the day.

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  9. I think the shirt looks really good on you! The fabric seems nice and light, too!

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  10. But the combo of these two looks so good! I don't care if you're gross, I still love your style ;)

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  11. I like the pants - they look comfy!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  12. They definitely have women's clothes; I always find good tops & jewelry at the outlets...

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  13. Hahaha that's so awesome! Your mom and I are so cool.

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  14. Hahahaha I'll keep that in mind next time.. ;)

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  15. What a great outfit and you look fabulous like always xoxo

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  16. ilene @muchloveillyOctober 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    so sophisticated but looks comfy! love the shoes - and esp love your hair, girl!

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  17. Ah, so comfy. Grandpa styles are like wearing glorified out in public appropriate pajamas... and there's nothing wrong with that.
    And sour face isn't that bad or noticeable... Just don't do this.

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  18. Sarah-ThinkTwiceStyleOctober 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    They have women's clothes! My mom always shops there because their pants "have long enough zippers" aka... mom length zippers haha! She actually has that blouse in hot pink.

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  19. those pants are bangin! i have a similar purple pair and love em. and what do you mean by sample sale?

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