Blue Collar – Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park 5/8

by cecylia on April 28, 2013

The terms ’white collar’ and ‘blue collar’ used to confuse me. Why do so many businessmen wear blue shirts? Why do blue collared plumbers earn as much as (if not more than) white collared pencil-pushers? Only in Australia, of course. When I was a young lass, my dream man (and that of my girlfriends) would be a hunk who wears a blue shirt with sleeves rolled up past his well-developed biceps, wears cream chinos, and frequents the beach, with his pet Labrador. Although I never met this man, I did discover the allure of the blue shirt. When I was considering a match for this burgundy leather pencil skirt, I knew that only a blue shirt would do. Ravaging my closet until every collar was turned, my misery almost ended in the worst possible FWP (First World Problem) – owning so many clothes yet having nothing to wear, when gratefully, hubby’s wardrobe came to the rescue. Herringbone 2-ply cotton? It will have to do.



Wear: Hubby’s Herringbone Shirt / DIY necklace / Edenborough Evans Ring  / Vintage Earrings, Skirt & Bag / Tom Gunn Selby shoes (last seen here)

Where: Conference Room at Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

It may not be the most tailored shirt I’ve ever sported, but the luxurious fibres of a mens’ shirt is mesmerizingly comforting. No wonder stylish women of the past and present borrowed from the boys both on film and in reality. Who can forget Audrey Hepburn in a crisp number in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or Uma Thurman busting her moves in a white shirt, cufflinks and all, or Emmanuelle Alt, in her uniform shirt and skinnies, looking the epitome of Parisian nonchalance. So next time you’re out of wardrobe options, for example, when you’re away on holidays or in this instance, on a weekend getaway at Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park, remember that your man’s stash is also your sartorial playground.


以前“白领”和“蓝领”这些词很迷惑我。为什么这么多“白领”穿着蓝色的衬衫?为什么“蓝领”管道工赚钱比“白领”医生更多?当然这种现象只出现在澳大利亚。当我还年轻的时候,我和我的好朋友们曾有个梦想。我们的梦中人会是一位穿着蓝色衬衫,与他的宠物拉布拉多爱走海滩的男士。虽然我从来没有见过这个人,但我没又忘记蓝色衬衫的魅力。当我正在考虑怎么配这条皮革裙的时候,我知道唯有一件蓝色衬衫值得配它。我在衣柜里到处寻找这件蓝衬衣,但它没有出现。 -现代的人们都拥有那么多衣服还总找不到衣服穿。但我非常感激我丈夫的衣柜赶来救援。他有蓝色衬衫。


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikell April 29, 2013 at 2:38 am

Love the look! I “shop” my hubby’s side of the closet all the time (^_^)


cecylia April 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

you go girlfriend! You know what I’m talking about then :D


Denisa April 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Soo nice outfit. You look chic and elegant. I wore outfits like that too, are great. Have a nice monday.


Mira April 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Wow that´s a men´s shirt. Looks perfect on you. Stylish and classy look. The leather skirt rocks!!



cecylia April 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

thank you yes a leather skirt makes all the difference!!!


Mica April 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Love that skirt! It’s nice against the slightly looser men’s fit of the shirt :) I don’t think hubby would like me trying to pinch any of his shirts though – he already says I have enough clothes, haha!


cecylia April 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

lol I don’t pinch, I borrow :D Plus I do the laundry :D tehehe


Mica April 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

haha I like it! :)


Cara April 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

This skirt is perfection! Such a fabulous look!

xx Cara


cecylia April 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

thanks Cara!


Ania April 30, 2013 at 2:03 am

you look so stylish and elegant :) great shirt!


surbhi April 30, 2013 at 2:46 am

u look great dear !
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Nazneen April 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Love the skirt! Great colour.


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