Monday, July 30, 2012

Knotted

Today's look is about subtlety. At first glance, a black blouse paired with jeans is a pretty simple outfit. Upon a closer look reveals a black on black palette with varying textures and prints. I took a relatively busy blouse with polka dots and ruffles and offset this with a plain makeshift tie. The outcome? My favorite aesthetic, a little feminine meets a little masculine.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in coral crush (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
top: Ann Taylor cascading ruffle blouse - gift from Elle (similar)
ring: Forever 21 pearlescent cluster (similar)
belt: Express (this season's sold here)
bag: H&M (similar)
sandals: Ann Taylor Iris bow patent leather (sold here)

14 comments:

  1. oh cee this is GORGEOUS! that blouse is stunning and so feminine!

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  2. I think I've seen those aviators; are they polarized? I spotted a few pairs of polarized glasses, and I was surprised you could get cheap polarized glasses for $15-$20.

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    1. Hmm, I'm not sure if my sunglasses are polarized. They were ~$5 from Walmart a couple years ago, so I'm guessing that's too cheap for polarized versions.

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  3. I'm loving all the feminine menswear looks! And I really love those jeans! I've been looking for some good ones and I might have to try those out.

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  4. Love that look! Especially with the cute nude sandals. ;)

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  5. I love the feminine looks mixed with masculine. That is one look that I couldn't never achieve. I have not idea where to begin.

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    1. I think it's easiest to start out completely one way or the other. Say, start with all feminine items, ie: ruffles, bows, skirt, etc. Then add a touch or two of masculine, ie: leather jacket, studs, etc. The best part is in the experiments, so don't be afraid to try out different combinations!

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  6. you look so elegant!!!
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  7. I would absolutely wear this outfit! I have a pair of flat brown riding style boots that I could pair with it. I love the black and brown combo. It's like feminine western without being hokey.

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    1. Speaking of riding boots, I recently acquired a pair myself that I'm thinking of keeping. Cannot wait for fall now!

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  8. Love that top...you look great in it! You can't ever go wrong with polka dots! :)


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  9. That blouse is so perfect! I would never stop wearing it!

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  10. I love this blouse! And so cute with a diy tie

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