Friday, September 23

Billowy Blues

Blouse - Loft
Pants - Express
Shoes - Payless
Belt - Anne Klein

Since I have a couple of outfit pics that I took from the past week or so, but didn't get a chance to post, I'm pulling one of them out for this Friday post.

This top from Loft was an iffy choice for me.  I love the shade of blue, and I'm a sucker for a ruffle.  However, although I knew that the boxy (although "billowy") shape wasn't the most flattering for a broad-shouldered, short-waisted chick like myself, I obviously kept it.   I justified keeping it because I figured I could make it work somehow....under a cardigan...or a blazer...or a vest....or even tucked into a high-waist pencil skirt.  We'll see.  (I'm open to suggestions, please and thank you!)

Anyway, what are your plans for the weekend?
Wanna know mine?

I'll be having a fabulously fun and engaging time....grading papers!
So far: One class ....Four assignments graded.... Four hours later. 
Now, just two more classes to go!

Have a great weekend!


  1. love your ruffle top, the color is lovely too. You look so sweet and chic, I like how you co-ordinated the colors, the shade of blue looks so good on you. And those shoes are so cute, I like the leopard print and bow!

    Thanks for dropping by with your sweet comments! HAve a wonderful weekend!


  2. i love all the details here...the belt, the fabulous leopard shoes??!!


  3. I would have never known you were a broad-shouldered short-waisted chick. Me too!! :) You do a fantastic job working with your figure. I think you'd like the blouse tucked into a higher waisted pencil skirt. Does it look OK untucked? I like the vest suggestion too.

    The Suburb Experiment

  4. I think the blouse is adorable on you! Your shoes are completely awesome as well!

  5. You styled the shirt perfect! What about gray leggings, a brown belt and boots? That would help with the billowyness, maybe?

  6. HAHA! Grading papers....yeah...I bring home stacks every weekend and take back stacks of ungraded work on Monday. My new motto is "If I can't finish it at work, it'll have to wait". Cute outfit! Love the flats. That's what I'll be doing this weekend, looking for more flats. I realized my closet is full of heels and I am getting too old to rock heels to work every day.

  7. Very cute those flats are payless?! They are too cute!!


  8. Oh my goodness, your shoes are adorable!! Love them! And I like the top the way you wore and think it'll look really cute tucked into a pencil skirt, but then I think pencil skirts are the answer to everything. lol