I found this really cool silk print at TexStyles and decided to make this very simple top, with a tie at the neck.
For this top, I made the pattern myself, using the basis of a shirt and yoke design with gathers where the yoke and the front meet. Since it is pretty roomy, no closure was added.
I made the skirt (and the pattern for it) a while ago. It is a simple pencil skirt, with a lower waist and darts, out of a stretch cotton pique.
A note on proportions - The outfits should be broken into thirds. This skirt does not hit me at my actual waist, since I am short waisted. Although there is plenty of volume, no one is the wiser as to where my real waist actually is. I think it makes the whole look pretty slimming :)
Shoes - Arezzo
Skirt and top - made by me
Undershirt - Banana Republic
Earrings - somewhere in 25 de Marco (Brazil)
What do you think?