Happy Monday, friends! I have a good, old-fashioned outfit post for you today. I’m calling this post What I Wish I Was Wearing… or #WIWIWW.
Maybe we can make this a new trending hashtag!
I fell in love with this top when I saw this pretty floral print. It’s the perfect medium-size floral pattern grounded on a dark background, and I think the muted pink, taupe, and white shades make such a pretty contrast against the navy.
The flutter sleeves and gently flowing silhouette are feminine without being too froo-froo, for lack of a better word! I have to be careful with ruffles and florals, but this blouse hits all the right notes. It’s the perfect blend of classic and flirty.
This top runs true to size (I’m in the small) and it’s currently 40% off at Nordstrom! You can find more sizes at Zappo’s and Revolve, but it isn’t on sale at those retailers.
Don’t you like how I’m striding along by the pool, like I’m actually going somewhere? Hey, a girl can pretend!
These jeans are amazing, by the way, and currently 20% off with code VERYRARE. I have the 28 regular, for reference. They also come in petite and tall sizes.
If you don’t care for the button front and/or the 10″ rise, I have this 9″ pair from last year, and they’re just as good — nice, thick white denim that isn’t see-through at all. They’re also 20% off, and they come in tall sizes as well.
Sizes are limited, though, so another option is the 9″ toothpick jeans at J.Crew. (Did you know that J.Crew owns Madewell?) These are very similar to the 9″ Madewell skinnies, and they’re 30% off with code 5DAYs. These also come in petite and tall sizes.
These sandals are from last year, and I was super excited to find them on sale at Nordstrom Rack because they were one of my favorites. The leather straps are soft and pliable and feel really good against the skin, and the block heel is stable and easy to walk in.
I like this nude color a lot, but they also come in a nice cognac color, as well as white and a snake print that is calling my name… #toomuchsnakeprint #mustresist
I recommend sizing down half in these. I have a 7.5.
I rounded up some similar-for-less options to the jewelry I’m wearing in the shopping widget at the end of the post.
Also, Nordstrom Rack is actually doing a Lagos event right now, and you can get some really good deals on this gorgeous silver jewelry. I rounded up some of my favorites in Saturday’s pajama post. (I know, so random! But I didn’t want you to miss out. They would make lovely Mother’s Day or grad gifts.)
I left the blouse untucked, and I think it works — especially with the heels. They help create a longer bottom half, even though the hem of the white jeans are where the eye actually stops.
A front tuck would give me a better overall proportion, but it’s fussy with a button placket, and I prefer to let it hang in this case.
Actually, I took this picture to Photoshop and drew the lines, and it is pretty close to that ideal 1/3 to 2/3 ratio, even untucked!
Anyway! If I had somewhere to dress up and go right now, and that’s a big IF (because we all know I don’t!), this is exactly what I’d wear.
For now, this blouse also looks really cute dressed down with blue jeans and flats, so that’s how I’ll be wearing it in the meantime.
I also love it with this draped faux suede jacket on top!
floral top (more sizes here and here) // white jeans (9″ option) // sandals // earrings // necklace // bracelet // blue jeans // flats // draped jacket
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photos: Alison Cornell