Challenge 1: Ann Taylor Loft “Brushstroke” Blouse w/zipper detail
I’ve had this blouse roughly 5years. It was a bit of an impulse purchase. I love the pattern & colors, but I’ve always felt like it’s too large. I had to buy it though because it was on sale at like 75% off or something. I just remember getting a crazy good deal. I wear it at least monthly, but it happened to not make it into any of the Pinterest looks. I typically wear it tucked in because of how large it is & I for some reason had thought about treating it like a tunic. Kind of a cheat on my first go, but I did need to figure out if I like it styled differently.
Look 1: Tucked in high waist pant. Just because it’s how I always wear it doesn’t mean it can’t be one of the looks. I like it this way. I styled it with F21 bangles, Maurices pearl cluster ring, & Banana Republic hoop earrings. Tried & true. I do like this look.
Look 2: Worn tunic style with BR pant, BR bangle, Express earrings (I like that the bangle & earrings have a branch quality about them), & scarf (can’t remember if this is Maurices or Gliks). Not in love with how I tied my scarf, but I do like it with the top & I have other scarves that will look nice. I also think a statement necklace & cardigan or blazer would look nice. See I’m already thinking of other ways to style this & keep it fresh!
Look 3: Knotted & layered over Maurices tank with Kohls pencil skirt & Maurices sandal. I should have ironed my skirt. Didn’t realize it was so wrinkled until I looking over these photos later. Whoops. I really like these sandals, but they’re wearing out. I’m going to have to replace them, probably with a pair from TOMS. Back to the blouse. I do like it knotted & it could be worn this way with either pant or I could simply tuck it with this skirt. I could also knot it over my BR tan dress.
Challenge 1 was pretty successful. I’ve come up with 3 looks that I will definitely wear again & nearly 10 looks swimming around in my head that would be office appropriate. I could wear it on casual Friday with jeans or during the summer I have some high waist shorts that it would also look cute for a girls day. Obviously I’ll be keeping this piece.
Challenge 2 coming soon! Happy Easter!