Spring Layering

April 3, 2012







Bow-tie blouse: Anne Klein (very similar); Tank: (old) Indigenous Imports; Skirt: Urban Outfitters (similar); Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Versace; Shoes: Bamboo via Urbanog (VERY similar); Jewelry: ASOS, David Yurman, c/o Bfrend, c/o Derng Party Couture


I hate the days when I find myself staring at my closet, completely un-inspired, convincing myself that I need to go shopping because there couldn't possibly be anything in there worth wearing. It's really dangerous. When this happens, I have to step away from the closet and come back to it later. I usually return a little more inspired and am able to pick something out. 
With this outfit, I became inspired before I gave up the first time. I tend to vision outfits in my head (where they look simply fantastic) and sometimes they look as I planned once I try them on-- other times, they look like a hot mess. This tank/bow-tie blouse combo had me on the fence. I'm a huge fan of layering and making the most of your wardrobe, so I had to give the combo a try. The result? In my opinion,  pairing a silk tank over an average bow-tie blouse creates the illusion of a completely new blouse. Hell-ooo... music to my ears! What do you guys think?

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30 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! its so girly and cute and chic at the same time! the color of your skirt is beautiful and i adore your polka dot top!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love it! I couldn't even tell it was two separate pieces at first...genius! Totally going to try it out this week - thanks for the inspiration :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  3. Super pretty Devon!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this, Dev! I had no idea that you had worn the tank over the blouse until I read your post. What a great way to get more use out of your pieces! Love you in that color green too! So pretty!

    xo
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  5. Love this blouse - it's so adorable. And the color of the skirt is perfect!
    xo Krystin
    suburbanfauxpas.blogspot.com

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  6. I totally thought that was one piece... what a great idea to re-vision your blouse! I will definitely be trying the same thing!

    xo, alison*elle

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  7. I couldnt even tell that was a tank over your blouse! Looks great!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  8. I thought it was a blouse - looks great girlie! you have such great style :)
    xoxo
    pam

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  9. I really enjoy this wonderful little outfit ... I never would have known you layered a tank over the shirt if you didn't tell me ... it looks like it belongs!
    jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  10. Love the pleated skirt and the top looks like one piece!! they must have been meant to be together :)

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  11. love this outfit! so ladylike and chic : )

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  12. Such an adorable outfit! Before reading your post, I thought it was one blouse! Love this idea and think I'll have to steal it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    xx, Allie

    www.alliesbubble.blogspot.com

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  13. such a cute outfit- love the polka dots with the green. You look beautiful!

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. i'm always thinking i have great outfits in my head and it never looks like i pictured. however all your outfits are so stylish. you are just lovely and now I have to follow you to keep inspired!

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  15. The layering of your vest over the blouse is incredible! I never would have thought they were two pieces until I read your post. I've also had those moments when I finally wear the outfit I imagined and it isn't as cute as envisioned. It's always nice when an outfit you put together in your head turns out as nicely as you think they will :)

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  16. Gorgeou, love that skirt

    http://romantique-obsession.blogspot.com/

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  17. beautiful outfit love the entire look!!

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  18. Completely in love with this look! I love the blouse paired with the green skirt. Very original! Gorgeous, as always!

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  19. Wow, love your outfit! The skirt's beautiful!:D

    Stop by some time:D

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  20. I totally know what you mean about having nothing to wear yet you have a closet stacked to the brim. I love this outfit, the printed blouse and textured skirt pair so well together!! Stunning!!

    xx

    Ashley


    http://www.goldendivine.blogspot.com

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  21. pretty pretty...love those wedges!

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  22. I stare at my closet allll the time thinking the same thing! BUT I LOOOOVE this look Dev! :-) So cute from head to toe!

    <3 <3 Amanda
    FashionableeMe

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  23. Wowza, check out those legs! You look great! Just found your blog, love it xx

    South Molton St Style

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  24. My, I thought it was just a top. wonderful layering. Love it with the pleated skirt.

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  25. That's so creative and resourceful. My kind of girl!

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  26. Love that style. Looks really pretty and I also love the Chanel Purse <3
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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