I think this Vala top was kind of interesting and a little more than just a plain t-shirt. The material is super comfortable too. It's very thin and soft, and it's actually kind of a burnout material so it's a bit sheer. I wore it today with my Kitson black skinny jeans and these green suede Gucci wedge heels, and got lots of compliments on the top! I got it for only 20 bucks, which I am pretty happy with.
I have not worn Thelina ankle pants yet, because I wasn't sure I could pull them off. But I think I have decided to keep them, especially since they are only $39 which I think is a pretty good deal. I actually think that I'm going to rock them to work at some point. I'm trying to have a little fun with my work wardrobe, because black and gray bottoms are so boring after so many years! I slowly added some colors, like my Express Wide Waistband Editor pants in aquamarine, and my Express red pencil skirt. So now I'm venturing into a bright colored pant, as well as a shorter style lol. I've actually always thought ankle pants were cute, and I've seen some really cute suits that are ankle pant style. But I just didn't think my work environment was liberal enough for that. I guess I have since decided that I don't care anymore! Sometimes I look at some other women at my work, and think that my Lululemon groove pants that I wear to workout in are nicer than their work pants (and probably cost 5x more for reals). A few months ago, I actually saw someone wear a cotton navy dress with little white dolphins printed all over it. I think I almost fell over in my chair when I saw that! She didn't get sent home, so I think my red ankle pants are more than safe!