Sheer and prints shopping Sunday

Dries Van Noten tee

Tracy set another thrift shopping trip to Pasig. Unfortunately, nobody else confirmed. But Tracy was kind enough to accompany me to go through the stores again. Unfortunately or fortunately, we decided to meet at Shangri-La Mall, where Homme et Femme was located.

I took a peek, and of course told myself it won't go beyond that. This ikat print tee by Dries Van Noten, from his Spring 2010 collection, was hard to let go. I like how the printing mimics woven fabric.

Maison Martin Margiela trousers

Letting caution go, I asked the sales assistants if their satellite on-sale shop was still open. It was, and this is what I got next: Maison Martin Margiela cotton and wool trousers that appears to be woven. I like the texture, and the fit! I couldn't remember though from which collection or year this was form as I was informed that they were selling not just last season's items.

Liberty 02

Besides my purchases, I also liked these Liberty ties embellished with brass (?) beads.

Liberty 01

Very nice and also quite expensive. Ideas for my accessories line!

Esprit shirt 01

So returning to my agenda that afternoon, Tracy and I finally went thrift shopping. This was the first piece that grabbed my interest: a cotton-polyester mix shirt that is good for cooler weather, or worn as a shirt jacket.

Esprit 02

Besides the fabric, the arm pocket also got me.

Izzue 01

Next was this funny print worn backwards.

Izzue 02

I see birds, horses, revolvers, keys, helicopters, leaves, rabbits, guitars… What a strange and endearing mix!

Prudence 01

And this, this is what got me all excited. The fabric of this shirt looks thick, sack-like. But, if you knew me, you'd know what I would reveal next.

Prudence 02

You guessed it. The "model of prudence" is sheer.

Ensemble 01

After toying a bit with the images of this post, I came up with these four outfits.

Ensemble 02

Which one do you like best?

Ensemble 03

Depends on you if you want the tee worn over or under.

Ensemble 04

But in this case, there is only one way to wear this shirt — reversed.