Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Is anyone else having trouble dressing for this Autumn Weather?
 I'm finding the mornings and evenings to be cool, but midday is beyond warm. Not quite sweater weather yet, but the changing leaves are calling for Fall clothes! 

Thankfully, my bow shirt is helping me to balance things out. It's lightweight, which is perfect for right now and I know that it's going to layer well with cardigans and sweaters as the weather gets a bit chillier.
I actually bought this blouse on a complete fluke. I had a $25 bonus reward to spend at J Crew, but I've already purchased one or two or three pairs of shoes this month. I'm not sure if I'm keeping all of them yet, but if I do, then that means my clothing budget certainly can't afford a J Crew shopping spree. And I was nervous that I would use my $25 gift card as an excuse to buy a totally fabulous, but super unnecessary and outrageously expensive piece that I don't need. 
But after doing a little perusing, I found this bow blouse. I knew that I had to have it because....
1.) It's freaking adorable. I am obsessed with bows {hence my love for all things Kate Spade} and this top is basically the female version of a BowTie 
2.) It's a Neutral BUT it still has a ton of visual interest 
3.) it's conservative, which is always a concern for me since I'm a little bustier on top 
Bow Blouse: J Crew Factory {exact on Sale for $13}
Faux Leather Leggings: Ann Taylor {similar}
Earrings: J Crew Factory 
Leopard Loafers: Sam Edelman {almost exact
Lining up with thepleatedpoppy//


  1. Jas! You look incredible! Especially that headshot photo of you, everything about it is perfect. Absolutely beautiful! Definitely a photo to hold on to, because it shows you in such a great light. Natural beauty and incredible skin. Okay, done gushing lol.

    1. Ha! I don't know about the great skin part, it's mostly just good make-up but I'll take it. Please feel free to gush over me anytime lol

  2. Very cute look. Love the pants. :D

  3. Oh, I love this blouse! Cannot believe the price - thanks for providing the link. It looks great with your leather leggings.

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    1. Thanks J. Elle! I couldn't believe the price either. Will definitely check out your link up

  4. Oh my gosh, I want this outfit! I love everything!

    1. Thanks Laura, the best part is that the whole outfit was only $30! Love a fun look on a budget