When I bought this jacket, I also purchased a navy and white striped boat neck. I envisioned wearing the two together, but when I tried it on I didn't find the tee flattering (was in rush and tried on at home). Last night I went into my local Ann Taylor to return the tee, and saw this one.
Yes, yes I know I have a ton of striped tees right now. However my beloved black and white striped scoop tee from Ann Taylor is now really big on me and doesn't look as polished as I would like. I like this tee because it has the flattering scoop neckline, is heavier knit than my other striped tees, and the shoulder epaulet detail is adorable and bumps up the style and non-tee look a notch. Since I purchased the original tee during a 40% off deal, the lovely manager of my favorite Ann Taylor did an exchange so this tee was also 40% off so I only paid an additional $6.36 for this shirt (original tee cost me about $16). Niiice! I can see this with a pencil skirt (tried it on last night with the pencil skirt I wore), can also see with a more casual skirt (a dark brick red would be fantastic), and as you see it's a nice pairing with jeans for a casual look.
And nope, not supposed to be wearing jeans today, but I don't have any pants that currently fit. My Gap Perfect Trouser pants are a bit too stretched out in the belly area from my previous weight and don't look too flattering. I haven't purchased new pants because I really haven't seen any that I love. So I live in jeans and skirts and dresses until I find great pants, or spring arrives. Not going to purchase any “make do” clothing!