Puritan Rawshack

Apologies for the bizarre post title, but hear me out…!

I love the current trend I’ve seen on many bloggers of a button up shirt underneath a sweater with a statement necklace or brooch. I mean, I really love it. I haven’t seen an outfit based around this look that I haven’t liked yet – it reminds me of the Puritan look of contrasting white collars over black, and the jewellery makes it so modern and fresh.

And “Rorschach tests” (Mr. Summers says it’s pronounced raw-shack) are those ink blot tests psychologists use… I like that the last photo turned out to look like a rawshack due to the doubled shadows on the wall. And would you believe it, everyone at work yesterday said I looked very Puritan rawshack. Course they did 😉

Sweater: Asos
Shirt: Asos (old)
Cameo brooch: inherited from my aunt (here’s a little secret: it’s actually metal and plastic but I think it looks the doggy’s doo-dahs)
Trousers: Asos
Belt: John Lewis (old)
Shoes: Asos
Ring watch: H! by Henry Holland
Bangles: New Look, Debenhams

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  1. Tammy
    2 December 2011 / 2:52 am

    You look fantastic. I was just thinking yesterday that my outfits are becoming boring. Hmmmmm might have to give something like this a try!

  2. 2 December 2011 / 2:38 am

    This is a great look. I've been admiring it on other bloggers as well, but yours is one of my favorite renditions. And the rawshack is just icing on the cake!

  3. 2 December 2011 / 12:15 am

    Now that i have seen it on you…I really love it too! I may have to hit the thrift shop with this look in mind…I love your complete outfit! Beautiful!

  4. 1 December 2011 / 11:07 pm

    Love the sandals and socks–I've been doing that too.
    I do remember this look in high school–including the cameo pin! Wont want to mentionn when that was….

  5. Adrienne
    1 December 2011 / 10:49 pm

    I just found a white button down today and will have to rummage around for a cute cable knit crew. I have not a one brooch or statement necklace, but I can fix that soon….love to have a reason to shop.

    I adore your blog and am adding you to my blog roll today. I'd love it if you came over for a visit.


  6. 1 December 2011 / 10:03 pm

    Ooh, that's gorgeous. I love these colors.

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