Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blouse with Turtleneck

Today's outfit is all about experimentation. I typically roll up my sleeves to elbow length, but left it down today for a more ladylike look. Pictures don't lie and this is proof that I should stick to regular sizing in Ann Taylor blouses.

The blouse is also sheer, so I always wear it over a tank of sorts. Today's choice is a black turtleneck. My initial thought was just to stay warm, but the look is growing on me. The same color palette helps the high neckline blend in with the overall look instead of being a distraction.

Hope you're having a great Thursday!
turtleneck: H&M basic jersey (recent; similar; similar)
blouse: Ann Taylor cascading ruffle blouse - gift from Elle (similar)
belt: H&M skinny belt (similar)
pants: XOXO flared (similar)

18 comments:

  1. I like this look! You did a great job layering as usual :)
    Recently I bought a basic turtleneck to wear with one of my button ups and blazer (thanks to J.Crew :) Not only does it look good but it's a great way to keep warm.

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  2. Once again, something I would never think to do, but works great!

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  3. Do you have any bulkiness when tucking in Cee?

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  4. I love this print!! I don't think I have seen you in that style of pants...they look great! You look so tall in them!

    Stay warm!! :) We just experienced our first extra cold day in Vegas (high 40s). Even had a tiny bit of snow...just a couple seconds of it! :p

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  5. Never would have thought to choose the turtleneck as a base layer for that gorgeous blouse but it works sooo well! Totally genius. Really streamlined and I MUST, MUST steal this soon! ;)

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  6. Even your experiment is so good looking. Love! Cee I'm starting to think that nothing will look bad on you.

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  7. Those pants are making your legs look all kinds of long, girlie! The black turtleneck underneath is genius, and does lend well to the high neckline.

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  8. I love all your novel layering ideas! Looks great on you. Too bad it gets so bulky on me when I try to layer clothes outside of the normal shirt+sweater and blouse+jacket/blazer combo.

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  9. Ah, one of the (few) hazards of being long-limbed though I didn't notice till you mentioned it :) I'm always impressed how your layers always look so streamlined! Love the pop of orange here.

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  10. I love how you wear your clothes in different ways - so inspiring. Beautiful blouse too.

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  11. oooooo brilliant idea!!! I don't know why I've never thought of it before...it looks amazing and probably more comfortable and warm too. Well done Cee!

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  12. Love the layering and a mix of textures and patterns, Cee. Lately I have experimented layerig and using summer pieces for winter to avoid unnecessary purchase and it works great.

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  13. This is so darling...I love the little swiss dots and ruffles on the blouse, especially with the really tailored, sleek look of those pants. You look very classy and very on trend.

    I'm super excited to have found your blog, by the way...I'm also a petite blogger and you're very inspiring. Following you!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a beautiful classic and elegant look! And I love the special touch the necklace adds :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  15. @Lilly's Style - I only saw two colors (black and gray) at H&M but love how J.Crew's comes in all sorts of bright colors. I may have to check it out when it goes on major sale :D

    @Really Petite - Nope (at least I didn't notice), the blouse is sheer and the turtleneck is one of those "tissue thin" styles.

    @Michelle - I think I'm usually in jeans, but that's because I own 2-3 pairs of trousers. I need to bust them out more often :)

    @kimchi girl - STREAMLINED. Thank you! That's the word I couldn't find and instead wrote a verbose sentence when one word would've done the job, lol.

    @Vicky - I'll show you my bad outfit pictures one day b/c they don't make it onto the blog. Trust me, there are lots!

    @Jenn - It's such a simple formula (pants + heels), but took me awhile to figure it out. Thank you!

    @Jen (@CasualChicMom) - Ahh, I had some of the layering problems when I wore this outfit. I just had to make sure I didn't raise my arms too fast, haha.

    @Girlie Blogger, @eek, @skippysays - Thanks!

    @SewPetiteGal - Haha, that just means I've been doing a good job of "hiding" imperfections :)

    @Elle - Now all I need are more black blouses to wear with the turtleneck, muahaha.

    @Nelah - Me too, especially with dresses and skirts. Can't wait to see more of your outfits as the weather cools even more!

    @The Jones - Hey Cambria! I'm excited to see you around the ever-growing petite (or in my case, wannabe-petite lol) community :)

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  16. I'm glad to see your experimentations with turtle necks are going so well :)

    I really love how it looks layered under the blouse like that! It doesn't look anything like the look I used to rock as a kid, with my turtle neck layered under my sweatshirt :)

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