Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What to Wear: Ruffled Blouse

Kelly's dilemma regarding an Anthropologie blouse is nothing new to me. The store's particular brand of clothing with "interesting character" has a tendency to vex me too. Everything they have is lovely, some of it simply doesn't like to be worn with anything else:
I just discovered your blog and I am very happy as I have a "what to wear dilemma". I was recently gifted the beautiful Scrollwork blouse from Anthropologie, shown here . It is a beautiful purple and parchment/deep ivory shade, however I'm at a loss at what to pair it with to pull it off on an average day during the week. I normally wear only jeans, but would like to pull away from that to a more feminine wardrobe. On the website, they pair it with a pretty ivory dotted skirt...but it looks more like something I'd wear to an event as opposed to a normal day just running around town. I'm open to any suggestions. I'm 5'2" with a long torso, so I usually wear petite sizes on bottom and regular sizes on top. I hope you can help.
Blouse - It would be so easy to dress this up and really show it off with a tweed skirt. Dressing down is a little trickier.
Sweater - A simple cashmere wrap from Boden still shows off the blouse.
Skirt - I have a similar gray corduroy skirt that I wear all the time. So perfect with black tights and flats for everyday. Have it tailored if it is too long.
Boots - Not cheap, but very nice and apt to last a long time. From Frye.
Tote Bag - A classic from LL Bean.
Necklace - Double branch in silver from Michelle Chang via Etsy.
Earrings - Red coral studs.
Cup - A porcelain "not a paper cup" for your tea on the go.

A very stylish way to run errands!


erica said...

i have a similar sweater and find that belts really help.

i swear by my frye boots. they are so comfortable and go with pretty much anything.

Kristin said...

Have you been reading The One Hundred by Nina Garcia? You hit several of her "must haves" in just this one post!

Katie said...

The first thing i thought when I saw that shirt was "gray pants."

So glad to see that you thought gray went nicely too!

Kelly said...

Completely adorable. I never thought about a corduroy skirt and that is perfect for feeling comfortable while looking cute. Thank you so much.

Miss L said...

That outfit was so cute! I'm trying this look tomorrow!!!