Hello, friends. Happy Tuesday! Today I’m getting my boho on with a peasant blouse and bootcut jeans. This is one of those outfits that I’m not sure it really flatters me, but I really love it for some reason.
I fell in love with this Bellange lace blouse when it arrived from Trunk Club a few weeks ago. The price point is up there, but Joie makes a gorgeous blouse. I absolutely adore this lace. Fortunately it was on sale (although it is on a better sale now, boo) so I decided to splurge on it because I felt like it would be a great piece to bring to the fashion blogging conference I’m attending in a few weeks.
For size reference, i’m wearing the medium. I initially thought it was too big, but when I tried the small, it didn’t lay right in the shoulders, so I stuck with the medium. I didn’t wear an under layer, but you may want one because parts of it are sort of see-through. The way the lace is placed, it’s fairly modest, but it’s up to your personal comfort level. For me, it will depend on where I am and who I’m with. I find that a cami will sometimes stick to my top and make it look awkward, so I avoid them when I can.
Since this blouse has a bit of a boho vibe going on, I paired it with bootcut jeans and espadrille wedges, but I also love it with skinny jeans. I can’t decide which is my favorite, so I’ll try to style differently for a future post so you can see it both ways. I like that I have a few options. It will also be really pretty with my mint skinnies.
My shoes are from last season, and they’re 50% off at 6pm.com, but this color is almost sold out. The adobe is gorgeous too! I also love these and these, and these are really cute for a more budget-friendly option. I actually have a pair of Steve Madden that are similar to those.
I thought these chandelier earrings were the perfect compliment to this outfit. I wanted something that stands out but doesn’t necessarily compete with the top.
I also added some of my Alex and Ani wire bangles. Since the sleeves are 3/4-length, they don’t get lost in the cuffs, and I thought I needed some bling on the arms.
My saddle bag is from last season as well, but there are lots of similar options if you’re in the market for one. I’m a huge fan of the R Minkoff small vanity saddle bag, and Sole Society has a similar one for under $100.
In this outfit, I’m totally ready for a casual night out on the town or a dinner date with my honey. I also think it will be perfect for one of the daytime events at the conference I’m headed to next month, although I might go with skinny jeans and a lower heel for that.
Joie Bellange Lace Trim Blouse // 7 For All Mankind ‘b(air) – Kimmie’ Bootcut Jeans (similar for less) // Stuart Weitzman Elixir // Tory Burch Serif T Saddle Bag (another option; similar for less) // similar chandelier earrings // assorted Alex and Ani wire bangles
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
Also, today is the LAST day to register for the next Adore Your Wardrobe course, which starts TOMORROW. Every time this course runs, I get at least one email from someone disappointed that she missed the deadline, so I just want to make sure to remind you, in case you’ve been on the fence or just putting it off. Today is the last day to sign up. The course will run again sometime later this summer.
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