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As I get older, the idea of a loose, floaty blouse appeals more and more. The peeks of skin from under a low-buttoned neckline and loosely rolled sleeve feels so much sexier to me than the tighter fits of my 20’s. There’s a nonchalance to it, which works way better for me because I’ve never been very good at being overt.

There’s also something about summer breezes that softens my stance on what “too big” actually means to me. This silk shirt is a piece that just last year, even though I loved the unique stripe pattern, I deemed way too oversized of a fit to add to my wardrobe. This year though…I thought, “with super skinny jeans, why not?” Utilizing my usual tricks of the front-tuck and creating presence, it’s loose and floaty, and to me, sexy.

— Outfit Details —

Shirt Everlane
Jeans Rag & Bone (old) (this season’s washes) (with zips) (similar color)
Handbag Chanel (similar) (also here)
Shoes Gianvitto Rossi (similar)
Watch Nicole Vienna (gifted) (similar)
Belt Dsquared2 (similar)
Ring Tacori (gifted)

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  1. Kelly, let me start by thanking you for the inspiration you refer to in this blogpost yourself, the front-tuck and the creating presence. These two blogpost have been good guidelines for me as a petite and reading this blogpost lot of your tips just come back into my mind spontaneously. That’s why I’d like to thank your for sharing those inspirational blogposts with us (again). The post is about the blouse, I know, but I just happen to adore your bag a lot! Love, Lieske

  2. says: Joanne

    I love your style! What size is your Everlane shirt? I have recently jumped on the loose fitting silk shirt bandwagon but wonder if I’ve gone too far (ordered this shirt in size 2; shoulders slightly too wide. I’m 5”1’ 105 lbs). Thanks ;)

    1. Hi Joanne! Thank you! I’m wearing size 00, which is my usual size, but this shirt purposely runs relaxed so the fit will start off oversized. Guessing from your stats, you could probably easily wear the 00 or 0 depending on how oversized you’d like the shirt, and size 2 is probably getting into too big territory. It will be long on you for sure (it’s tunic length on me).

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