Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Blouse: 3 Ways

Lately, I've been obsessed with wearing this blouse because it fits all the criteria on my summer wish list. I have been hunting for the perfect summer blouse for months and I finally found it. Thank you Anthropologie! I wanted something that was going to be breathable for this crazy Southern heat. And as much as I adore colors and patterns, I have way too many of them in my closet, so I also wanted a neutral piece. BUT neutral doesn't mean boring meaning it still needed to have a bit of visual interest. Then I stumbled upon this blouse, which is currently on sale making it so worth it. I love that I've been able to make this work so well for both work and play. When you can wear a blouse in a swamp one day and dress it up for work the next day, that's the epitome of a versatile piece. 

So I thought that it would be fun to highlight just 3 of the many ways that I've been incorporating this new piece into my wardrobe...

[OOTD Details here]
I was feeling a little guilty about taking time for myself, but I squeezed in a much needed midweek date night with hubby. Dressed up with a flirty polka dot skirt and cute striped bow pumps, this blouse helped tone down the pattern play while still adding visual interest. 
[Travel Details here]
When we travel, we are on the go non-stop. This shirt was perfect with shorts, a pair of cute van sneakers, and a sunhat. It kept me cool while outside and I looked composed when we were indoors. This was the perfect top for a day of travel and adventuring. 

For Work 
Finally, I wore this piece yet again today. And today's look inspired this post. 
It added a bit of brightness to my dark patterned pants. Toss in a pair of patent pumps and a nice bag and I'm all ready for work....well school actually, but we won't quibble about the details. 
Blouse: Anthropologie || Cropped Pants: Banana Republic Factory|| 
Pumps: Tahari|| Tote: Ninewest


  1. This is just the kind of piece I love. Versatility is definitely something I look for in my purchases. I may have to keep my eye on the bronze version of that blouse. I can already see the possibilities!

  2. I love this top! It's always great to find a piece that is that versatile.