What I Wore: Girls’ Lunch Out

This is an outfit I wore to have lunch with a girlfriend after my photo shoot on Monday.

I wasn’t planning to make this into a blog post, but Alison took a few pictures since we were together anyway, and then when I got them back I liked them so much I decided to go ahead and share them today.

Unfortunately, this blouse is low inventory, but I’ve shown it a few times before, so maybe you have it hanging in your closet and need some new inspiration for styling it, or maybe you have something similar.

I’m loving florals grounded on dark backgrounds these days, and this one seems to go with just about everything. I’ve worn it with different combinations of grey, black, white, taupe, and denim.

This time I wore it with blue jeans, a taupe moto, and nude suede pumps.

I picked up these AG Farrah skinnies during the Shopbop sale last month, and I’ve been wearing them a ton. They fit similarly to my old favorites — the AG legging ankle jeans — but they have a more current higher rise.

Because I’m short-waisted, I think I look best in a lower rise, but as I’ve put on a few pounds over the last couple of years, I’m appreciating the high waisted trend for holding in all the jiggly stuff.

To keep a good balance, I’ve compensated for the higher rise by going up an inch in my inseam length. I used to wear 28 or 29 inch inseams, and now I look for 26 or 27. These are a little longer than I prefer at 27.5, but I don’t want to shorten them because I don’t want to lose the frayed cuffs.

This jacket is an oldie but goodie. It’s very comfortable, and it layers so nicely over blouses and sweaters. This year’s version comes in three great neutrals.

For size reference, I take a medium in BlankNYC jackets, and I’m wearing a small in the blouse and a 29 in the jeans.

I accessorized with only these mixed metal leaf drop earrings, but this look could also use a necklace. I usually wear one with this top to help fill the neckline, but then I go with a smaller earring.

The pumps certainly elevate the look, and I love a great pair of pumps, but I’ve also worn block heeled sandals and ballet flats with this blouse and jeans. I often wear these cutout shield sandals.

This outfit is perfect for this mild fall weather we’re having here in Pennsylvania. I keep the jacket on indoors if I’m chilly, and I remove it if not. When I wore it to lunch, I did take off the jacket inside the restaurant because it was such a mild day and it was comfortable inside.

Outfit Details:

floral blouse // similar moto // AG Farrah skinnies (Farrahs on sale; similar for less) // similar pumps // similar bag (option) // earrings // sunnies

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photos: Alison Cornell