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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Need styling ideas!

I think this blouse so so interesting, but I have the worst time trying to style it, so it remains on the rack. Here's what I tried today:



I leave the top couple buttons undone, so it's not too prim. But it's hard for most of my necklaces to show under the fabric at the neckline. So I tried my curled-wire one:



As I move around during the day, it goes from barely peeking to fully exposed:



I like the weird color, and the sheen on the fabric. And the detail. But this shirt has no insulative properties whatsoever. If I wear it again, I need a hidden underlayer.

Styling challenges: I can't wear it untucked. Drat! I also am having a terrible time figuring out a jacket to wear over it. Today's mandatory court jacket was an unmitigated disaster:



Ideas? Or is this going to be an "office-only" shirt?

I was particularly stumped for earrings to go with this necklace:



Shirt: Freeda's castoff Casual Corner
Sweater: Limited via consignment shop
Pants: Lane Bryant
Belt: Nine West
Necklace: Renaissance Faire in Holly, MI
Earrings: I forgot

6 comments:

  1. It's a really nice blouse and I see what you mean about having trouble coming up with styling ideas. My usual ideas won't work with this. Don't give up on it though; the color and design are too cute to hide in the closet.

    Hopefully your sister will save the day.

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  2. Do you wear skirts? What about a high waisted skirt? If you wore a straight or pencil skirt with it you could maybe try a cropped type blazer/jacket?

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  3. I love this shirt, gorgeous! I think cause it is busy itself you don't need to wear any necklaces with it. I think it looks good left alone. I like the idea LazyMadonna had of a high or pencil skirt with it.

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  4. She almost never wears skirts!

    I'm really questioning the high collar on you.

    What if you put something over it to bring the focus down? Big scarf, big necklace, something?

    I had the same problem with that top, though. That and it's tendency to get staticky.

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  5. Have you tried it buttoned up all the way (I know, so prim!) but add a statement necklace (so not prim) OVER the neckline? With a sharp looking blazer and either pants or a skirt (tucked in). Such a gorgeous color!

    Call Me Ishmael

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  6. Love the color and detail, not quite a ruffle but it has some froof (yeah I just made it up) to it. I would do a single breasted blazer with a button low, like right above the navel.

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