Sometimes, finding a new way to wear something is a way to break away from the insecurities we may hold for it. For example, I love the idea of wearing a tie, but have a hard time getting over the mind hurdle of actually wearing a tie. I’m shy, so I sometimes feel my clothes speak a little louder to those around me than they actually do. When I wear a tie, my clothes don’t just speak, they scream!
Which is why I think this Marissa Webb blouse is so brilliant! Matching a tie to your blouse feels so much more subtle, and sent me on an endless ordering spree of chambray ties to find a decent match to this shirt I already owned. This one came pretty close, and here’s similar options (shirt & tie) from J.Crew.
Details – Theory blazer (old) (similar) :: Ann Taylor shirt (old) :: Levi’s tie :: Rag & Bone jeans (also here & here):: Banana Republic belt :: Manolo Blahnik shoes :: Clare Vivier clutch (also here & similar here):: Michael Kors watch (also here) :: Vince Camuto bracelet (on sale!) :: J.Crew pocket square :: ASOS collar pin :: vintage tie bar
Altered – Theory blazer has had the shoulders narrowed :: Ann Taylor blouse has been slimmed :: Rag & Bone jeans will be hemmed after a few more washes