Pink Floral for Fall

Hello and happy Saturday! Loft has 30-50% off storewide this weekend, and this blouse is 50% off! It makes a pretty work wear piece, or a fun date night top.

That’s right, Loft is running another sale, and this one is 30-50% off almost everything in the store!!!

SALE ALERT >> Save 30-50% off almost everything at LOFT; discount taken at checkout (no code needed.)

I love the square neckline and 3/4 blouson sleeves on this blouse, and isn’t this floral pattern so pretty??? It has a soft knit back, which makes it more comfortable than blouse material all around, but it’s rather sheer in front so you may want a cami under it.

They show it on the website dressed down with blue jeans, which is an option, but I thought it would also be pretty paired with black pants and suede mules for a dressier look.

These are my favorite black jeans, and they’re 25% off right now at Bloomingdale’s, plus Nordstrom is price matching!

SALE ALERT >> It’s Friends & Family time at Bloomingdale’s! Take 25% off items labeled FRIENDS & FAMILY and Loyallists get a $25 Reward Card to spend on almost everything else. And this is new, you get your Reward Cards instantly and can use them the next day!

These jeans are amazing, if you’re in the market for a good pair of black jeans. They do not fade or bag out with wear, and they provide amazing shape through the legs and rear. I wear a 28, which is my usual size for AG legging ankle jeans. If you tend to run in between sizes, you will probably want to go with the smaller of the two.

These shoes are a newer purchase. I didn’t go for them during the #NSale, but afterwards I decided they would be a nice addition to my fall wardrobe, so I went ahead and purchased them at full price.

They’re pretty comfortable, and I love how they dress up a casual outfit. I actually wore them with a navy floral blouse and jeans to a jewelry party the other night, and they worked out really well. Also, my nail polish is called Married to the Mauve. 🤣

I accessorized with my X cuff, these drop earrings, and a charm necklace (which you really can’t see — I don’t think that does anything for this outfit.)

I get a lot of questions about how to pair neutral shoes and handbags, and also about what color shoes to wear when you don’t want to match your pants. While this outfit may not be a great overall fit for me (the blouse is pretty boxy and needs a front tuck or maybe even tailoring) I think it’s a good illustration of both of these other topics.

I chose the shoes first. Black shoes would work with this outfit just fine, but I chose grey to lighten it up since my top is light, and pink and grey are a great pairing. That said, I think I should have front-tucked the top, making the top shorter and exposing more of the black jeans, to create that that 1/3 to 2/3 body ratio that is so pleasing to the eye.

As it is now, with the blouse on the longer side, and the lighter shoes on the bottom bookending the outfit, I look almost cut in half. A black shoe would create a monochromatic effect on the lower portion of the body, lengthening the leg line, and that would probably look better with the top untucked. Clear as mud? Ha!

Here’s a picture to illustrate what I mean. See how the blouse pretty much cuts my overall body proportion in half?

Unfortunately I’m not clever enough with Photoshop to turn the shoes black or erase part of the top to show you how the proportions would change with black shoes or a front-tuck, but either of those small changes would make the overall body proportions closer to 1/3 and 2/3.

I chose this bag in a blush/beige color because it compliments the top, and since the shoes and bag are both light neutrals in cool tones, they work well together. Grey and black are also fine options, but I like mixing neutrals when I can.

floral blouse // jeans (option) // shoes // my exact bag (other colors here and here) // X cuff // drop earrings // charm necklace

photo credit: Alison Cornell

Be sure to visit Cyndi to see the fall outfit she’s styling today!

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