Friday, May 11, 2012

Fashion Friday: I haven't done this in awhile!

It was either Ann or Lauren who suggested I write a Fashion Friday post...uh, haven't done one of these in awhile! Bear with me, ladies, I might be a little rusty! Also please note I do not claim to be a fashion blogger, fashion expert, or fashion aficionada...I am fully aware I am none of those things, haha

I have shared before how I find it challenging to dress appropriately, middle-of-the-road, outside the office. Good example, Tatum's 1st birthday party yesterday, had no idea what to wear (Tatum is Ann's daughter). I either feel too casual or too dressy. I always stare at my closet wishing for more "flowy" blouses, like this one. I like it paired with the white pants in the photo, and think a statement necklace would look nice too.
Piperlime Daniel Rainn blouse, $64
Another example of the type of blouse I'm talking about and need more of in my closet!
Limited Dolman Sleeve blouse, $49
I also like these bow-neck blouses, which I often see referred to as "Pussybow."  This one is from Modcloth and comes in several colors. I've never bought anything from Modcloth, so I can't speak to their quality, but maybe I need to! :) This blouse is probably a little bit of a "cheat" because it could work for the office, too.
Modcloth Des Colores Top, $42.99
This is another that is a bit of a cheat, because it would work for the office or for the weekends. In fact, I like this whole outfit for a weekday, but then I'd of course have difficulty separating my mind from the fact that this was a 'work shirt' haha :)
Limited Blouson Top, $54
I'm somewhat torn on this blouse, and would have to see it "on" before making a final decision. I think I'm drawn to it though because it reminds me of one I missed out on at LOFT earlier this year. It had some florals and was a similar shade of aqua/teal.
Lauren Conrad for Kohl's, $33.60
Edited to add: Since writing this post, I've seen this top in person. It was a definite pass for me. It is not a flowy, summery material but rather a knit version. Also, the sleeves are "open" but held together by those little bows you see. Definitely an item that looks better online.

Lastly, I've admired this "Pippa" blouse for awhile. I've never purchased from Red Dress Boutique so I cannot speak to the quality of their items, but I follow them on Facebook and they have really cute stuff! I think this green is beautiful, though the blouse comes in a coral color as well.
Red Dress Boutique Pippa Blouse, $39

This "blouse" hunt was a little bit of a challenge for me, because as I've shared before...I seem to have an affinity for cardigans. Lately I've been trying not to buy cardigans in an effort to diversify my wardrobe. What about you? Do you have tons of "the same" in your wardrobe?


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