Claire: Clearly Fab to the Max

We all know that Claire is beautiful, thoughtful, witty, thrifty, a brilliant bargain-hunter, clever, kind, a superb writer, stylish beyond imagination, and the best closet curator this forum has ever known. 

Well, she is also beyond generous. 

Look what she sent me: Her Brooks Brothers button down! 

She said it was a bit short in the body for her and she is favouring silks these days. 

It came today, and it's gorgeous! The other nice thing is that it does not duplicate my other non-iron BB button down. My other one is crisp, optic white. This one is softer and a winter white or ivory. Plus, it has French cuffs. The fabric is a very fine tone on tone herringbone pattern. 

It is the perfect length for me (two inches shorter than Claire). The sleeves are not even a whole lot too long...the tight cuff makes them blouse a bit, so it works for me. 

I think I will get a lot of wear from this shirt, especially in the cooler months. 

Thank you, Claire, and thank you, YLF! 

P.S. Not styled, just thrown on with what I was wearing. 

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  • replied 9 years ago

    Yay! What a nice thing to do Claire! It looks great on you Suz!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Yay for the lovely Clare! You look great in the shirt Suz :)

  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago

    It's looks great on you.  So generous of Claire!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    What a lovely gift from Claire! The shirt looks wonderful on its new owner.

  • harmonica replied 9 years ago

    Lovely! And Claire is a sweetheart

  • replied 9 years ago

    Claire is such a doll!  And the shirt looks great on you.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Suz, you silly goose! You did not have to make such a big deal of this. 

    @everyone: I tried to sell this shirt to the consignment store and they didn't want it, can you believe that? So I thought of dear Suz and how she is right in between in regards to petite and regular lengths.

    Back to you, Suz, Isn't it soft? I'm not sure how old it is but I always liked the herringbone weave on it. It looks wonderful on you, the color of white and the length. I'm sighing a happy sigh that it has found a good home. Look at you, just "throwing it on" and managing to effortlessly pull of one of this season's hottest looks: white on white. You look stunning! Cheers. :)

  • catgirl replied 9 years ago

    Awesome!  Doesn't this seem to relate to my thread on classics?  Is this not THE white shirt for you? :) 

  • pil replied 9 years ago

    Claire, it is definitely worth making a big deal about! Suz, it looks great!

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    I can't believe that consignment store. Mind you, if it is the same store that the Celine trench came from, maybe their standards are in another stratosphere. I want all of you to know, this shirt is in absolutely pristine condition! 

    But actually, didn't the Celine come from the thrift racks? Hmmm. Well, their loss is my gain. Thank you, again, Claire!! 

  • replied 9 years ago

    Lol, the Celine trench came from Goodwill, not the consignment store. Business attire (and I'm referring to button front shirts, pencil skirts, blazers, etc.) is not popular here, but I thought they would at least want a plain white shirt. I mean, the people who work at Starbucks and grocery stores around here wear them as part of their uniform. Oh well, it's neither here nor there, but I knew Brooks Brothers shirts had a cult following on YLF at least.

  • texstyle replied 9 years ago

    So great - a very thoughtful thing to do Claire and it looks fantastic on you Suz!

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Claire is so nice!

  • Raisin replied 9 years ago

    How generous!  It looks great on you too!

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    Claire rocks as much as you rock in that shirt, Suz! Happy, happy :)

  • Marley replied 9 years ago

    I too can attest to Claire's generous and compassionate heart.  And Suz - that shirt looks great on you!

  • rae replied 9 years ago

    You are BOTH fab to the max!!

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    Love the shirt on you Sua.
    You are two fabulous women for sure :) 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Claire - you big SWEETIE! And Suz, this is just perfect for you.

  • Charmian replied 9 years ago

    know you said you hadn't styled it, but seriously: swap in a taupe belt and swish out the door!  It looks great on you.

    I've always admired Claire's style and her writing, and this is just one more reason to adore her.

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    What do you mean just thrown on? Well throw it on again and wear it! Claire is a sweetheart and you are too Suz!

  • lyn* replied 9 years ago

    Wow, that's a beautiful shirt from one beautiful lady to another!!! :) I love YLF. I feel warm and fuzzeh now.

  • Aziraphale replied 9 years ago

    Feel the love!  That is a great shirt -- it looks fab on you Suz -- and Claire is a classy lady.  

  • Debbie replied 9 years ago

    This s YLF at its best.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    Perfect for you, and a versatile piece for your wardrobe!  Good go, Claire!  You look amazing, Suz!

  • Lyn D. replied 9 years ago

    Fab things come from- and- to Fab people like you guys!

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