Tucked with a Bow on Top

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Drapey crepe de chine in a slim cut and black details dress up jeans for the weekend. Adding a bow is just for fun. Thank you to the two Wendy’s who both recommended this blouse.

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This blouse just needed a little bit of styling…

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Add accessories, and go…

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:: photos – Mr. AN ::

Outfit DetailsAritzia blouse :: ASOS bowtie :: 7FAMK jeans :: Banana Republic camisole :: Christian Louboutin heels :: Chanel handbag :Ann Taylor belt :: Kate Spade watch (customized:: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/0) (in silver:: Daisy Knights ring (similar from ASOS:: Banana Republic stackable rings (recent – check your local store) :Essie “Turquoise and Caicos” nail color

27 Comments

  • Reply June 23, 2012

    Jyoti Sidhu

    That blouse is super cute on you!  I think its a good juxtaposition with your menswear-inspired style. (:

  • Reply June 23, 2012

    pretaaller

    Ahhh! I adore this blouse. Unfortunately the shoulders run quite narrow so sizing up won’t solve this issue for me.

    I like the tips that you provided for faking the fit of this blouse, but do you run into the problem of the cuffs sliding off your arms and back onto your wrists from time to time? 

    • Reply June 23, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      Yup, sleeves that aren’t fully cuffed are bound to shimmy their way down every now and again. Since I wanted the black cuff to show, I didn’t want to fold the sleeves and lose that detail, so I have to push the sleeves back up every so often. No biggie, and a small price to pay. =)

      • Reply June 25, 2012

        Anthro Blogger

        Have you tried buttoning the cuff to make it stay put? I often find that my twiggy arms measure the same as standard wrists :-)

        • Reply June 25, 2012

          Alterations Needed

          Yup, I wear my cuffs buttoned. For this one, the cuffs were already buttoned and I just flipped them over and pushed the whole sleeve up until the cuffs got too tight on my arm. It really helps to keep the shirt in place, but they’ll still fall every now and then. =)

  • Reply June 23, 2012

    Mady

    great tips! love the outfit!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Chanel

    Love the top… i’ve been looking for something like this for a while now…

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Petite Adventures

    So cute – I love all your tips for faking a fit!!

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Amber

    that’s what i do with all of my shirts!! i dont know why, but when I leave the sleeves down my arms and proportions look off. maybe i have monkey arms or something. this top is gorgeous, tho!!

    • Reply June 25, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      I feel ya! I don’t like full long sleeves on myself…I think it looks funny. =P

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Natasha Fatah

    Lovely blouse.
    xoxo
    Natasha

  • I love that you’ve added the tie to this blouse.  It looks beyond perfect with the contrast collar/cuffs of that blouse.  

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Sassypetite

    Cute!  It looks just like the Equipment Signature blouse.  Does this fit better than the Equipment Brett shirt?  

    • Reply June 25, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      It fits slimmer and narrower in the shoulder, and comes in one size smaller (xxs). The bust is pretty narrow too, so if you’re busty at all, you may need to size up.

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    New Petite

    I love this! The necktie is such a nice touch!

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Michelle

    Great transformation of what seemed like a large shirt! 

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Rinny

    The shirt looks great with the bow added to it! I fake fit all of my chiffon and loose fit blouses too.

  • Reply June 24, 2012

    Joy Jin

    The shirt looks lovely! Great transformation idea!

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  • Reply June 25, 2012

    Lisa Ng

    Great fake, once again! But how did you add the bow? 

  • Reply June 25, 2012

    tori

    I love this blouse and it’s so versatile!!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

  • Reply June 25, 2012

    Chloe

    LOVE this look on you, Kelly, but I’m always such a sucker for a cute bow. You rock it! *swoons* *grabby hands*

  • Reply June 26, 2012

    TOBeautyReviews

    Wow! Would have never thought to make a blouse like that work, looks fabulous on you! I’m enjoying these “faking the fit” posts :) I feel like there are more options out there!

  • Reply June 26, 2012

    Lisa B

    Looks great!  Love the jeans and how you paired them with the shirt!

  • Reply June 26, 2012

    Musht99

    Hi is your Chanel a jumbo size? 

    • Reply June 26, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      Hi! It’s the medium, sometimes called a Medium/Large. Because I’m really short, it probably looks bigger on me that it is real life. =)

  • Reply June 26, 2012

    Yvonne

    love the “faking-fit”. i apply this method to almost all of my shirts!

    obsessed with your chanel!

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