I’m not a huge fan of bows and ruffles and girly accents like that on clothes. But as with anything there are exceptions. I have a favorite pair of shoes with a bows and a dress with ruffles in the front, and then there is this blouse.
This blouse is delicate and beautiful made from a light as air silk chiffon and accented with ruffles front and back from the cuff to the collar. It’s not something I would have just picked up off the rack, but I saw it on a model years ago at an event Neiman Marcus threw for some customers.
They’ve since pretty much stopped throwing those parties, and I wish they hadn’t because that night was amazing. It was in a rustic, modern space that was decorated impeccably. Long tables filled the room. We sat in the window filled room watching the sun set as a delightful dinner was served and models walked the room wearing the latest arrivals.
Though they made all the clothes look great (isn’t that a model’s job?), this blouse was my favorite item and I had to have it. I actually got the last one in the whole company, and though I don’t wear it often, mostly due to its delicate nature, it always reminds me of that fond memory when I wear it.
Because it is so striking on its own, I pair it with a simple black skirt. I did add my favorite bag and some purple shoes for tonal pops of additional color.
What is your favorite fashion related memory?
Blouse: Etro // Skirt: Nanette Lepore // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Bag: Burberry Prorsum // Ear Cuff: Sydney Evan